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MCX-C15
Distributed Audio Controller
MCX-CA15
Distributed Audio Amplifier
INSTALL MANUAL
ATTENTION:
These units must be installed by a qualified
technician. Do not attempt to install these
units yourself.
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  • Page 1

    MCX-C15 Distributed Audio Controller MCX-CA15 Distributed Audio Amplifier INSTALL MANUAL ATTENTION: These units must be installed by a qualified technician. Do not attempt to install these units yourself.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION CLIENT CONFIGURATION INSTALLATION CAUTIONS ....2 BEFORE USING THE MusicCAST SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES FOR SYSTEM ..........19 THE MCX-C15........4 Upgrading the MusicCAST system SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES FOR firmware ..........19 THE MCX-CA15.........5 Recovering the server from an upgrade failure..........20 Recovering the MCX-A10 client from INSTALLATION an upgrade failure .......

  • Page 3: Installation Cautions

    INSTALLATION CAUTIONS This manual describes the installation procedures for both the MCX-C15 Distributed Audio Controller and MCX-CA15 Distributed Audio Amplifier. Make sure you read the following cautions before proceeding to install these units. • Do not cover these units with a •...

  • Page 4

    INSTALLATION CAUTIONS SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR U.K. MODEL IMPORTANT The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: GREEN-and-YELLOW: Earth BLUE: Neutral BROWN: Live As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of each unit may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows: The wire which is coloured GREEN-and-YELLOW must be connected to the...

  • Page 5: Supplied Accessories For The Mcx-c15

    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES FOR THE MCX-C15 After unpacking, check that you received all of the following parts. I/O box (MCX-IB15) AC adaptor (LSE0215C1240) DC power cable (2 m) x 2 VIDEO OUT IR OUT CONTROL OUT AUDIO OUT +12V 20mA MAX MCX-IB15 DC OUT +12V...

  • Page 6: Supplied Accessories For The Mcx-ca15

    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES FOR THE MCX-CA15 After unpacking, check that you received all of the following parts. Pin/mini plug cable Spacers x 4 Install Manual Owner’s Manual (this manual) MCX-C15 MCX-CA15 Distributed Audio Controller Distributed Audio Amplifier MCX-CA15 Distributed Audio Amplifier MCX-CA15 MCX-CA15 AUDIO OUT...

  • Page 7: Making In-wall Connections

    Usage page Use this mode if you want to use the MCX-CA15 as a companion to the MCX- C15. In this mode you can also control YAMAHA AV receivers connected to the A mode 7, 8 and 9 MCX-CA15 or I/O box from the MCX-C15’s remote control using YAMAHA AV link technology.

  • Page 8: In-wall Cable Connections

    Use this configuration method if you want to use the MCX-CA15 as a companion to the MCX-C15. This configuration also allows you to control YAMAHA AV receivers connected to the MCX-CA15 from the MCX-C15’s remote control using YAMAHA AV link technology.

  • Page 9

    Use this configuration method if you want to use the MCX-CA15 as a companion to the MCX-C15. This configuration also allows you to control YAMAHA AV receivers connected to the MCX-CA15 from the MCX-C15’s remote control using YAMAHA AV link technology.

  • Page 10

    Use this configuration method if you want to use the MCX-C15 together with an amplifier or receiver. This configuration also allows you to control YAMAHA AV receivers connected to the I/O box from the MCX- C15’s remote control using YAMAHA AV link technology.

  • Page 11

    MAKING IN-WALL CONNECTIONS Method 4 Using the MCX-CA15 as a stand-alone amplifier Use this configuration method if you want to use the MCX-CA15 as an amplifier for a system other than the MusicCAST system and the MCX-CA15 is set for the zone setting on your amplifier or receiver. This configuration also allows you to enjoy audio from external components connected to the MCX-CA15.

  • Page 12: Terminal Connections

    MAKING IN-WALL CONNECTIONS Terminal connections Insert one bare wire into the hole of each terminal. To connect the speakers to the MCX-CA15 Tighten the terminal to secure the wire. CAUTIONS • Complete these connections before connecting to a live power source. •...

  • Page 13: Mounting The Mcx-c15 And Mcx-ca15 In A Wall

    MAKING IN-WALL CONNECTIONS To connect CAT-5 cables Mounting the MCX-C15 and Use these connections to: MCX-CA15 in a wall • Transfer AV signals between the MCX-C15 and MCX-CA15 (or I/O box) using the supplied Both the MCX-C15 and MCX-CA15 are designed CAT-5 cable (straight).

  • Page 14

    MAKING IN-WALL CONNECTIONS Install and secure the mounting bracket Make all necessary connections. in the wall, then pull all of the in-wall connections through the mounting bracket from inside the wall. AV OUT DC IN +12V VIDEO OUT (MCX-C15) Insert the main body of the unit into the mounting bracket and secure, being Remove the front panel from the careful not to jam the cables between...

  • Page 15: Connecting The Ac Adaptor And Power Cable

    MAKING IN-WALL CONNECTIONS Connecting the AC adaptor Connect the power cable to the AC adaptor. and power cable After ALL in-wall connections are complete, connect the AC adaptor and power cable to either the MCX-CA15 or I/O box as follows. CAUTIONS •...

  • Page 16: Connecting Optional Components

    CONNECTING OPTIONAL COMPONENTS Connecting a subwoofer Connecting a TV or monitor You can connect a subwoofer to the MCX-CA15 if You can connect a TV or monitor to the MCX-CA15 you want to enjoy reinforced bass frequencies. The or I/O box if you want to display the on-screen position of the subwoofer is not so critical, because menu of the MCX-C15 on your TV or monitor.

  • Page 17: Connecting An Amplifier Or Receiver

    CONNECTING OPTIONAL COMPONENTS Connecting an amplifier or Connecting other external AV receiver components If you want to enjoy audio using an amplifier or If you want to enjoy audio from an AV component, receiver, you can connect one to the MCX-CA15 or such as a DVD player, you can connect one to the I/O box.

  • Page 18: Connecting An Ir Flasher

    CONNECTING OPTIONAL COMPONENTS Connecting an IR flasher If you want to use YAMAHA AV link technology to control a YAMAHA AV receiver, you must connect an IR flasher to the MCX-CA15 or I/O box. Note Make sure the MODE switch on the inside front panel of the MCX-CA15 is set to “A”...

  • Page 19: Cascade Connections

    CASCADE CONNECTIONS You can use the CONTROL OUT/IN jack on the bottom panel of the MCX-CA15 to connect to other MCX-CA15’s to enhance your listening experience. The following are examples of cascade connections. Example 1 MCX-C15 MCX-C15 MENU FAVORITES MCX-CA15 MCX-CA15 MCX-CA15 (slave)

  • Page 20: Before Using The Musiccast System

    Utilities” and press SELECT. disc tray. If the message does not appear after reloading the CD-ROM, contact the store of purchase or your nearest YAMAHA dealer. • Depending on the version currently installed on your server and MCX-A10 client, you may need to upgrade the MusicCAST system firmware more than once.

  • Page 21: Recovering The Server From An Upgrade Failure

    BEFORE USING THE MusicCAST SYSTEM MCX-A10 client operation: Recovering the server from an upgrade failure Press and hold MENU on the client until the Top Menu screen is displayed. If the version upgrade fails due to a power cut or for any other reason, restart the server and follow the Press u / d to choose “Setup”...

  • Page 22: Recovering The Mcx-a10 Client From An Upgrade Failure

    Top Menu screen • The server does not restart normally Contact the store of purchase or your nearest YAMAHA dealer. Press u / d to choose “System” and “System Update”. The System Update screen appears. Sample screen display...

  • Page 23

    BEFORE USING THE MusicCAST SYSTEM Press p . The recovery operation starts automatically, and the messages “Receiving” > “Data Check” > “Flash Erase” > “Flash Write” > “Verify” > “Update O.K.” appear in succession in the System Update screen. The client restarts automatically and the Top Menu screen appears.

  • Page 24: Configuring The Client

    CONFIGURING THE CLIENT Turning on the power If the client is able to make a connection, the Top Menu screen When all connections and the MusicCAST system appears and the network connection firmware upgrade are complete, turn on the client’s icon appears in the top right corner of power.

  • Page 25: Automatically Configuring The Client

    CONFIGURING THE CLIENT Automatically configuring the The client attempts to connect to the server. client The Client ID of the client being configured appears on the on-screen display of the server. Use the Auto Configuration function to automatically connect the client to the server. Before performing the Auto Configuration, be sure •...

  • Page 26: Manually Configuring The Client

    CONFIGURING THE CLIENT Manually configuring the Press and hold MENU until the Top Menu screen is displayed. client Press u / d to choose “Setup” and You can manually configure the client to conform press SELECT. with the settings of an existing network. Manual client settings are only necessary if you are also Top Menu using a manual configuration for the server.

  • Page 27

    CONFIGURING THE CLIENT Press u / d to choose “ON” or “OFF” Enter the server ID for the server you want to connect to. and press SELECT. Press u / d to choose characters and j / i to Select to use DHCP configurations. move the cursor to the left or right.

  • Page 28

    CONFIGURING THE CLIENT Enter the client's IP address. Move the cursor to the subnet mask Press u / d to select numbers and j / i to field and press SELECT. move the cursor to the left or right. Be sure to enter all four numbers. [ 0.

  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    Refer to the chart below if the client does not function properly after installation. If the problem you are experiencing is not listed below or if the instruction below does not help, disconnect the power cord, and contact the nearest authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center. Problem...

  • Page 30

    TROUBLESHOOTING Problem Cause Remedy Refer to page The client does The volume setting of the Increase the volume setting. Quick not output any client is low. Manual, sound. page 9 The speakers are not correctly Check the connections between connected to the MCX-CA15. the speakers and the MCX-CA15.

  • Page 31

    YAMAHA ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. RUE AMBROISE CROIZAT BP70 CROISSY-BEAUBOURG 77312 MARNE-LA-VALLEE CEDEX02, FRANCE YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD18 7GQ, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN Printed in Malaysia WD28540 YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD.

  • Page 32

    MCX-C15 Distributed Audio Controller MCX-C15 MENU FAVORITES QUICK MANUAL...

  • Page 33

    “OFF” and “ON”, please try to requirements. Modifications not expressly eliminate the problem by using one of the approved by Yamaha may void your authority, following measures: granted by the FCC, to use the product. Relocate either this product or the device that is...

  • Page 34

    YAMAHA will not be held responsible for Do not expose these units to sudden any damage resulting from use of these temperature changes from cold to hot,...

  • Page 35

    CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT. For U.K. customers These units are not disconnected from the AC If the socket outlets in your home are not suitable power source as long as they are connected to the for the plug supplied with this appliance, it should wall outlet, even if the unit itself is turned off.

  • Page 36

    CONTENTS INTRODUCTION FEATURES ..........2 MusicCAST SYSTEM OVERVIEW..3 The server ..........4 The client ..........4 The amplifier ..........4 LISTENING TO MUSIC TURNING ON THE POWER ....5 Using the remote control ......6 Using the front panel controller....6 LISTENING TO SONGS STORED ON THE SERVER ......7 Adjusting the volume .......

  • Page 37: Features

    – and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing. Since hearing damage from loud sounds is often undetectable until it is too late, YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group recommend you to avoid prolonged exposure from excessive volume levels.

  • Page 38: Musiccast System Overview

    MusicCAST SYSTEM OVERVIEW With a variety of network configuration methods possible using a Local Area Network (LAN), the MusicCAST system allows everyone in the family to store their music collection in one central location for playback from other locations around your home. Once music data is stored, you can have fun creating playlists, bookmark songs, and even register your favorite music for instant access at the press of a button.

  • Page 39: The Server

    MusicCAST SYSTEM OVERVIEW The server 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.

  • Page 40: Turning On The Power

    TURNING ON THE POWER Before proceeding, make sure the power to Before using your client for the first time, you must upgrade the MusicCAST system and make the the MCX-1000 server is turned on. appropriate network settings. For details on network settings, refer to “BEFORE USING THE Press on either the remote control...

  • Page 41: Using The Remote Control

    TURNING ON THE POWER Using the remote control 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 42: Listening To Songs Stored On The Server

    LISTENING TO SONGS STORED ON THE SERVER Two kinds of files are available for playback from The steps below describe how to access a song your client: MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) and directly from the “Artists” library, but can also be PCM (Pulse Code Modulation).

  • Page 43

    LISTENING TO SONGS STORED ON THE SERVER Press u / d to choose “Artists” and Press j if you want to return to the List press SELECT. screen. A list of all artists stored in the server is displayed in alphabetical order. When playback of the selected song is finished, playback of the next song stored in the library Library...

  • Page 44: Adjusting The Volume

    LISTENING TO SONGS STORED ON THE SERVER To skip songs 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.

  • Page 45: Adjusting The Tone

    LISTENING TO SONGS STORED ON THE SERVER Use i to increase the value of the Adjusting the tone setting, and use j to decrease the value. You can adjust the nature of the sound output by the Press SELECT or MENU to confirm the value client.

  • Page 46: Switching The Time Display Mode

    LISTENING TO SONGS STORED ON THE SERVER Press u / d to choose a time mode. Switching the time display ELAP Displays the time elapsed since the mode beginning of the song. Displays the time remaining until the You can change the time display on the Play Info screen so that it displays either the time elapsed end of the song.

  • Page 47: Beyond The Basics

    You can use your client to enjoy radio station presets • Inputs of an AV-linked YAMAHA AV receiver on a YAMAHA AV receiver connected to the server Song statistics function (page 42). Use this function to display statistical data about the Using YAMAHA AV link technology songs and albums stored on the server (page 29).

  • Page 48: System Options

    BEYOND THE BASICS System options Auto Play function Use this function to automatically resume playback of the last song the client played before it was placed in sleep mode (page 47). Auto Level Control function Use this function to automatically reduce or increase the base volume level of each song to a theoretical average during playback (page 47).

  • Page 49: Quick Menu Reference

    QUICK MENU REFERENCE The following chart is a convenient reference guide for finding menus and their lists of parameters when you want to perform an operation on the client in a hurry. Artists (page 7) 30min Albums OFF Timer 60min (page 7) (Owner’s Manual, p36) 90min...

  • Page 50

    YAMAHA ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. RUE AMBROISE CROIZAT BP70 CROISSY-BEAUBOURG 77312 MARNE-LA-VALLEE CEDEX02, FRANCE YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD18 7GQ, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN Printed in Malaysia WD28580 YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD.

  • Page 51

    UBCAG MCX-C15 Distributed Audio Controller MCX-C15 MENU FAVORITES OWNER’S MANUAL...

  • Page 52: Additional Information Troubleshooting

    Broadcast function........39 LISTENING TO EXTERNAL COMPONENTS ........41 Listening to components connected to the MCX-CA15......41 Listening to YAMAHA AV receiver radio station presets......42 Using YAMAHA AV link technology... 43 Listening to components connected to the server ........46...

  • Page 53: Features

    IR wireless remote control AV link functionality for integrated control of YAMAHA AV receivers About this manual • y indicates a tip for your operation. • For details regarding client installation and network configuration, refer to the Install Manual provided.

  • Page 54: Musiccast System Overview

    MusicCAST SYSTEM OVERVIEW With a variety of network configuration methods possible using a Local Area Network (LAN), the MusicCAST system allows everyone in the family to store their music collection in one central location for playback from other locations around your home. Once music data is stored, you can have fun creating playlists, bookmark songs, and even register your favorite music for instant access at the press of a button.

  • Page 55: The Server

    MusicCAST SYSTEM OVERVIEW The server 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.

  • Page 56: Supplied Accessories

    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES After unpacking, check that you received all of the following parts. Remote control Quick Manual Install Manual LIBRARY MUTE FAVORITES MCX-C15 MCX-C15 SELECT Distributed Audio Controller Distributed Audio Controller MCX-CA15 Distributed Audio Amplifier BOOKMARK PLAY MENU INPUT INFO. PAUSE RANDOM STOP...

  • Page 57: Before Using The Remote Control

    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES Notes on the lithium battery Before using the remote Please take care when using the lithium battery as it control may explode if mistreated. • Please use a CR2025 lithium battery. When the remote control is shipped, a thin piece of •...

  • Page 58: Controls And Functions

    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Front panel MCX-C15 MENU FAVORITES Front panel display button 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.

  • Page 59: Rear Panel

    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Rear panel 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.

  • Page 60: Bottom Panel

    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 available CAT-5 cable (straight).

  • Page 61: Remote Control

    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. LIBRARY Displays the Play Info screen on the on-screen display (see page 12).

  • Page 62

    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. BOOKMARK Attaches or removes a bookmark from a song (see page 33).

  • Page 63: Menu Screen

    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Mute icon Front panel displays Indicates that the client is muted. You can access all of the client’s functions and Network connection icon parameters using the front panel display. Indicates that the client is currently connected to the server.

  • Page 64

    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. Repeat playback icon Indicates that the client is in Repeat playback mode (see page 20).

  • Page 65: Turning On The Power

    TURNING ON THE POWER Before using your client for the first time, you must Before proceeding, make sure the power to the MCX-1000 server is turned on. upgrade the MusicCAST system and make the appropriate network settings. For details on network settings, refer to “BEFORE USING THE Press on either the remote control...

  • Page 66: Basic Functions

    BASIC FUNCTIONS Using the remote control 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 67: Listening To Songs Stored On The Server

    BASIC FUNCTIONS The steps below describe how to access a song Listening to songs stored on directly from the “Artists” library, but can also be the server used to choose songs from the following libraries: Artists To search for songs by artist. Two kinds of files are available for playback from Albums To search for songs by album.

  • Page 68

    BASIC FUNCTIONS Press u / d to choose “Artists” and Press j if you want to return to the List press SELECT. screen. Library When playback is finished, the client begins Artists playback of the next song stored in the selected Albums library.

  • Page 69: Adjusting The Volume

    Press VOL + or VOL – to increase or Remote control decrease the volume level. The volume level changes accordingly. Note You can control the volume output level of registered YAMAHA AV amplifiers via an IR flasher using the client’s remote control. For details, see page 43.

  • Page 70: Adjusting The Tone

    BASIC FUNCTIONS 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.

  • Page 71: Switching The Time Display Mode

    BASIC FUNCTIONS Switching the time display Repeat playback mode mode 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.

  • Page 72: Random Playback Mode

    BASIC FUNCTIONS Front panel operation 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).

  • Page 73: Group Playback Mode

    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). MCX-C15 MCX-3 WD01440 LIBRARY MENU MUTE...

  • Page 74: Handy Functions

    To switch playback to a radio station broadcast GROUP PLAY GROUP RECALL being received on a YAMAHA AV receiver OFF TIMER ON TIMER connected to the server (page 24). Method 3: To switch playback to the audio signal being input...

  • Page 75

    HANDY FUNCTIONS To assign radio stations preset on Press i to display the Favorites YAMAHA AV receivers registration screen. MCX-3 WD01440 LIBRARY Set "Favorites" Assign to MUTE FAVORITES SELECT Press u / d to choose a FAVORITES BOOKMARK PLAY button (1 through 4) and press SELECT.

  • Page 76

    SELECT in step 8 above. Press i to display the Favorites • If no YAMAHA AV receiver is connected to the registration screen. server, the message “Receiver unavailable” is displayed briefly in the front panel display.

  • Page 77

    FAVORITES button you selected here, that assignment is automatically cancelled when you Press i to display the Favorites press SELECT in step 6 above. registration screen. To assign input from an AV-linked YAMAHA AV receiver Set "Favorites" Assign to MCX-3 WD01440 LIBRARY MUTE...

  • Page 78

    CBL/SAT press SELECT in step 5 above. • You must select a YAMAHA AV receiver in the “Amplifier” menu (page 43) before the receiver’s input can be assigned to a Press i to display the Favorites FAVORITES button.

  • Page 79

    HANDY FUNCTIONS To clear FAVORITES button Press i to display the Favorites assignments registration screen. MCX-3 WD01440 LIBRARY Set "Favorites" Assign to MUTE FAVORITES SELECT Press u / d to choose a FAVORITES BOOKMARK button (1 through 4) and press SELECT. PLAY MENU INPUT...

  • Page 80: Song Statistics Function

    HANDY FUNCTIONS Press u / d to choose “Clear FAV1”, Song statistics function “Clear FAV2”, “Clear FAV3”, “Clear You can display statistical data about the songs and FAV4” or “Clear All” and press SELECT. albums stored on the server. The appropriate assignment is cleared. The following statistical data is available: Favorites Clear FAV...

  • Page 81: Using Playlists

    HANDY FUNCTIONS Press u / d to choose “Song Statistics” Using playlists and press SELECT. You can make up to 1,007 lists (playlists) of your favorite songs from the server (see the MCX-1000 Library Owner’s Manual, page 75). The server classifies Playlist these playlists and divides them into groups.

  • Page 82: Recall Play Function

    HANDY FUNCTIONS Press u / d to choose a collection of Recall Play function playlists and press SELECT. You can use this function to continue listening to the The playlists registered in the collection are song currently being played back from the client or displayed.

  • Page 83

    HANDY FUNCTIONS Press u / d to choose “Recall Play” and Press u / d to choose “Recall Play” and press SELECT. press SELECT. Top Menu Top Menu Library Library Recall Play Recall Play Press u / d to choose the client from Press u / d to choose “Server”...

  • Page 84: Bookmark Function

    HANDY FUNCTIONS To play bookmarked songs Bookmark function MCX-3 WD01440 When you bookmark your favorite songs, they are LIBRARY stored in a temporary list for easy access. The list MUTE can hold up to 999 bookmarked songs and can be FAVORITES copied to create a playlist at any time.

  • Page 85

    HANDY FUNCTIONS To copy the bookmark list to a Press p to create the playlist. playlist The client creates a new playlist in the default You can copy the entire content of your client collection (“Collection 1”) on the server, and bookmark list to a playlist.

  • Page 86

    HANDY FUNCTIONS To clear all bookmarks Press p to erase the bookmark list. The following screens appear in order. MCX-3 WD01440 LIBRARY Press PLAY to clear, MUTE < to cancel. FAVORITES SELECT BOOKMARK PLAY MENU INPUT INFO. PAUSE RANDOM Press PLAY to clear, STOP REPEAT GROUP...

  • Page 87: Off Timer Function

    HANDY FUNCTIONS Press u / d to choose the desired OFF Timer function number of minutes before the client You can activate this function so that the client automatically switches to sleep mode. switches off automatically after the specified period You can choose from the following settings: of time.

  • Page 88: On Timer Function

    HANDY FUNCTIONS To switch the OFF Timer function ON Timer function on and off You can use this function to set the client to MCX-3 WD01440 LIBRARY automatically switch on and begin playback at a specified time. For example, this function is handy if MUTE FAVORITES you want to wake up to music.

  • Page 89

    HANDY FUNCTIONS Press u / d to choose “ON Timer” and Press u / d to choose “Save” and press press SELECT. SELECT. Setup ON Timer OFF Timer 6:00 AM ] ON Timer Save Press SELECT once more. ON Timer The cursor enters the ON Timer setting field.

  • Page 90: Broadcast Function

    HANDY FUNCTIONS Broadcast function Notes • Make sure the server is set to ON or LAN standby You can use this function to enjoy the same song mode when using the ON Timer function to start from different locations around your home. playback from a client.

  • Page 91

    HANDY FUNCTIONS To remove clients from Broadcast Press u / d to choose “Recall Play” and playback press SELECT. MCX-3 WD01440 Top Menu LIBRARY Library MUTE Recall Play FAVORITES SELECT Press u / d to choose a MusicCAST BOOKMARK PLAY MENU INPUT component currently in Broadcast mode...

  • Page 92: Listening To External Components

    CA15” in “Setup” - “Amplifier”. For details, see Playback of the song you are currently listening “To register YAMAHA AV receivers” on page 43. to stops, and the client outputs the audio signal from the external component connected to the Notes MCX-CA15.

  • Page 93: Listening To Yamaha Av 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.

  • Page 94: Using Yamaha Av Link Technology

    “MCX-IB15” in the “Amplifier” menu. However, YAMAHA AV receiver using the following selecting “MCX-CA15” or “MCX-IB15” in this procedure. case does not enable you to use YAMAHA AV link technology. • Zone selection is only available with some MCX-3 WD01440 LIBRARY YAMAHA AV receivers.

  • Page 95

    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”...

  • Page 96

    / a when the input of your connected SELECT INPUT YAMAHA AV receiver is set to TUNER. button b / a BOOKMARK • When a YAMAHA AV receiver is selected in the PLAY MENU INPUT INFO. buttons PAUSE RANDOM “Amplifier”...

  • Page 97: Listening To Components Connected To The Server

    LISTENING TO EXTERNAL COMPONENTS Press u / d to choose “External Inputs” Listening to components and press SELECT. connected to the server Library You can use your client to enjoy audio from an Bookmarks external component connected to either the External Inputs OPTICAL IN, COAXIAL IN, or ANALOG IN jack on the server.

  • Page 98: System Options

    SYSTEM OPTIONS Auto Play function 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.

  • Page 99: Selecting The Output

    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 using the MCX-CA15, choose “Variable”. Auto Play Auto Level Control When the client is first installed, “Variable”...

  • Page 100: Sleep Mode

    SYSTEM OPTIONS Press u / d to choose “Variable” or Sleep mode “Fixed” and press SELECT. If you will not be using your client for an extended AUDIO OUT period, you can place it in sleep mode. Power consumption is reduced in sleep mode, but the client Variable Fixed still consumes a small amount of power to keep the...

  • Page 101: Display Settings

    DISPLAY SETTINGS Press i or u to increase the contrast Adjusting the display contrast and j or d to decrease it. Depending on the location of your client, you may Contrast want to alter the contrast of the display for easier viewing.

  • Page 102: Screen Saver Function

    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.

  • Page 103: System Settings

    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 client, such as the firmware version currently being System used, by performing the following procedure.

  • Page 104: Resetting To The Factory Presets

    SYSTEM SETTINGS Resetting to the factory Press and hold MENU until the Top Menu screen is displayed. presets Press u / d to choose “Setup” and If you want to reset all of your client’s parameters press SELECT. for any reason, do the following. This procedure resets ALL parameters, including the FAVORITES Top Menu buttons, etc.

  • Page 105

    SYSTEM SETTINGS To unlock a client from the server Press u / d to choose the function you want to unlock and press SELECT. Choose “Top Menu” - “System Setup” - The Lock ON/OFF screen appears. “Lock function” on the server. The password entry screen appears.

  • Page 106: Checking Network Settings

    CHECKING NETWORK SETTINGS You can check your client’s current network settings Press u / d to choose “Status” and using the following procedure. press SELECT. If they are incorrect (for example, you cannot access the server), see the Install Manual, page 25 for Network details on how to manually configure the network Status...

  • Page 107: 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. Problem...

  • Page 108

    LEVEL. Owner’s radio station on is set too low. Manual, a YAMAHA AV page 29 receiver The parameters for the AV Configure the AV receiver MCX-1000 connected to receiver connected to the parameters correctly.

  • Page 109

    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. MCX-CA15 is due to a short circuit, etc. After checking that all —...

  • Page 110: Quick Menu Reference

    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) 30min Albums OFF Timer 60min (page 16) (page 36) 90min Genres 120min...

  • Page 111: Glossary

    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. Playback Recording Album...

  • Page 112: Network Connections

    GLOSSARY Network connections Hardware CAT-5 cable A cable for connecting two components on a Local An abbreviation of Compact Disc. A small plastic Area Network (LAN). disc 12 cm (5”) in diameter encoded with prestored data. Connections The links between the components in your CD-R MusicCAST system which allows them to exchange An abbreviation of Compact Disc Recordable.

  • Page 113: Software

    The LCD display on the client or the display output to a TV or monitor connected to the server. YAMAHA AV link YAMAHA technology that allows you to control the volume, input selection and tuner preset selection of a YAMAHA AV receiver using the MCX-C15...

  • Page 114: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS AUDIO PERFORMANCE • Frequency response (EIAJ) ......................20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB • Total harmonic distortion + noise (EIAJ) ........................0.008% • Signal to noise ratio (EIAJ) ............................100 dB • Dynamic range (EIAJ)..............................98 dB • Output level (EIAJ) ..............................2.0 Vrms GENERAL •...

  • Page 115

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