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Sharp XL-HP404E Operation Manual

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Thank you for purchasing this SHARP product.
To obtain the best performance from this product,
please read this manual carefully. It will guide you in
operating your SHARP product.
XL-HP404E Micro Component System consisting of XL-
HP404E (main unit) and CP-HP404E (speaker system).



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  • Page 1 XL-HP404E(A) TINSEA009AWZZ Thank you for purchasing this SHARP product. To obtain the best performance from this product, please read this manual carefully. It will guide you in operating your SHARP product. MICRO COMPONENT SYSTEM XL-HP404E Micro Component System consisting of XL- HP404E (main unit) and CP-HP404E (speaker system).
  • Page 2 Laser Output: max. 0.6 mW broadcasting such material without permission of the relevant lic- ensees or owners of the copyright is prohibited by law. SHARP is not in a position to authorise the copying or broadcasting of copy- right materials and nothing in this OPERATION MANUAL should be implied as giving that authority.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    XL-HP404E(A) TINSEA009AWZZ Accessories Contents XL-HP404E Please confirm that the following accessories are included. Page " General Information Precautions ......... 4 Controls and indicators .
  • Page 4: Precautions

    ! If your system does not work properly, disconnect the AC power dent causing damage. SHARP will not be held responsible for any lead from the wall socket. Plug the AC power lead back in, and damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than that then turn on your system.
  • Page 5: Controls And Indicators

    Controls and indicators XL-HP404E " Front panel Reference page 1. Disc Trays ........14 2.
  • Page 6: Rear Panel

    Controls and indicators (continued) XL-HP404E ! Display Reference page 1. Disc Number Indicators ......16 2.
  • Page 7 XL-HP404E ! Remote control Reference page 1. Remote Control Transmitter ......11 2. Disc Number Select Buttons ......14 3.
  • Page 8: System Connections

    System connections XL-HP404E Make sure to unplug the AC power lead before any connections. Aerial connection (see page 9) FM aerial AM loop aerial Right speaker Left speaker Wall socket Speaker connection (see page 9) (AC 230 - 240 V, 50 Hz) AC power connection (see page 10) 03/10/20 XL-HP404E(A)
  • Page 9: 2. Speaker Terminals

    XL-HP404E ! Aerial connection ! Speaker connection Supplied FM aerial: Connect the black wire to the minus (-) terminal, and the red wire to Connect the FM aerial wire to the FM 75 OHMS socket and position the plus (+) terminal. the FM aerial wire in the direction where the strongest signal can be received.
  • Page 10: Reference Page 1. Cooling Fan

    System connections (continued) XL-HP404E ! AC power connection ! Demonstration mode After checking all the connections have been made correctly, plug The first time the unit is plugged in, the the AC power lead of this unit into the wall socket. If you plug in the unit will enter the demonstration mode.
  • Page 11: Remote Control

    XL-HP404E(A) TINSEA009AWZZ Remote control XL-HP404E ! Battery installation Notes concerning use: " Replace the batteries if the operating distance is reduced or if the Use 2 "AA" size batteries (UM/SUM-3, R6, HP-7 or similar). operation becomes erratic. " Periodically clean the transmitter on the remote control and the Batteries are not included.
  • Page 12: General Control

    General control XL-HP404E ! Volume control Main unit operation: When the VOLUME control is turned clockwise, the volume will increase. When it is turned anti-clockwise, the volume will decrease. Remote control operation: Press the VOLUME (+ or -) button to increase or decrease the volume. 0 ..
  • Page 13: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock XL-HP404E Press the button to adjust the hour and then press the MEMORY/SET button. Press the button once to advance the time by 1 hour. Hold it down to advance continuously. Press the button to adjust the minutes and then press the MEMORY/SET button.
  • Page 14: Cd Playback

    Listening to a CD (CDs) XL-HP404E ! CD playback This system can also play audio CD-R and CD-RW discs, but can- not record. Press the ON/STAND-BY button to turn the power on. Some audio CD-R and CD-RW discs may not be playable due to the state of disc or the device that was used for recording.
  • Page 15: Cd Pause Indicator

    XL-HP404E ! Various CD functions " Playback will begin from track 1 on the DISC 1. After that disc fin- ishes playing, the next disc will automatically play. Function Main unit Remote Operation " After the last track on the fifth disc is played, the CD player stops control automatically.
  • Page 16: Advanced Cd Playback

    Advanced CD playback XL-HP404E ! To specify a disc to play ! Direct track search You can play a disc by specifying the disc number. By using the direct search buttons, the desired tracks on the current disc can be played. Press one of the 5 buttons to select the desired disc.
  • Page 17: Cd Repeat Play Indicator

    XL-HP404E ! Repeat play ! Random play Repeat play can play all 5 discs, all tracks on a chosen disc, or a The tracks on the disc(s) can be played in random order automatically. programmed sequence continuously. To random play all tracks on up to 5 discs: To repeat all tracks on up to 5 discs: Press the RANDOM button on the remote control.
  • Page 18: Memory Indicator

    Advanced CD Playback (continued) XL-HP404E ! Programmed play You can choose up to 32 selections for playback in the order you like. To clear the programmed selections: Press the CLEAR/DIMMER button on the re- Whilst in the stop mode, press mote control whilst the "MEMORY"...
  • Page 19: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio XL-HP404E ! Tuning Press the ON/STAND-BY button to turn the power on. Press the TUNER (BAND) button repeatedly to select the desired frequency band (FM or AM). Press the TUNING ( ) button to tune in to the desired station.
  • Page 20: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the radio (continued) XL-HP404E ! Memorising a station ! To recall a memorised station You can store 40 AM and FM stations in memory and recall them at Press the PRESET ( ) button for less than 0.5 seconds to se- the push of a button.
  • Page 21: Tape Playback

    Listening to a cassette tape XL-HP404E ! Tape playback Before playback: " For playback, use normal or low-noise tapes for the Press the ON/STAND-BY button to turn the power on. best sound. (Metal or CrO tapes are not recom- Press the TAPE button. mended.) "...
  • Page 22: Recording On A Cassette Tape

    Main unit Remote Operation ensure that the desired material is properly recorded. control " SHARP is not liable for damage or loss of your recording arising Side A play- Press in the stop from malfunction of this unit. back mode.
  • Page 23: Tape Record Indicator

    XL-HP404E ! Recording from a CD (CDs) You can record the desired CD using the CD DIRECT PLAY button. Press the ON/STAND-BY button to turn the power on. Press the CD button. Load a cassette into the cassette compartment with side A facing you.
  • Page 24: Radio

    Recording on a cassette tape (continued) XL-HP404E ! Recording from the radio Recording from several CDs continuously: 1 Perform steps 1 - 6 in "Recording from a CD (CDs)" on page 23. Tune in to the desired station. (See page 19.) 2 Within 5 seconds, press the ( ) button to record on side A, or the...
  • Page 25: Radio

    Timer and sleep operation XL-HP404E Timer playback: The unit turns on and plays the desired source (CD, tuner, tape) at the preset time. Timer recording: The unit turns on and starts recording from the tuner at the preset time. This unit has 2 types of timer: ONCE TIMER and DAILY TIMER. Once timer: Once timer play or once timer recording works for one time only at a preset time.
  • Page 26: Timer And Sleep Operation

    Timer and sleep operation (continued) XL-HP404E Within 10 seconds, press the button to se- Switch input with the button, and then lect "ONCE SET" or "DAILY SET", and press the MEMORY/ press the MEMORY/SET button. SET button. To select the timer playback source: CD, TUNER or TAPE. To select the timer recording source: TUNER.
  • Page 27 XL-HP404E Checking the timer setting in the timer stand-by mode: When the preset time is reached, playback or recording will 1 Press the CLOCK/TIMER button. start. 2 Within 10 seconds, press the button to select "ONCE" or "DAILY", and press the MEMORY/SET button. The volume will increase gradually until it reaches the preset 3 Within 10 seconds, press the button to select...
  • Page 28: Sleep Indicator

    Timer and sleep operation (continued) XL-HP404E " Sleep operation To cancel the sleep operation: Press the ON/STAND-BY button whilst "SLEEP" is indicated. The radio, compact disc and cassette tape can all be turned off To cancel the sleep operation without setting the system to the automatically.
  • Page 29: Enhancing Your System

    Enhancing your system XL-HP404E " Listening to the playback sounds from VCR, The connection lead is not included. Purchase a commercially avail- able lead as shown below. DVD, etc. VCR, DVD, etc. Use a connection lead to connect the VCR, DVD, etc. to the VIDEO/AUX IN sockets.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting Chart

    If something is wrong with this product, check the following before connected to this unit, you can enjoy sound with emphasised bass. calling your authorised SHARP dealer or service centre. Connect an RCA lead from a commercially available speaker with a built-in amplifier to the SUBWOOFER PRE-OUT socket.
  • Page 31 XL-HP404E ! Cassette deck ! Tuner Symptom Possible cause Symptom Possible cause " The radio makes unusual " Is the unit placed near the TV or " Cannot record. " Is the erase-prevention tab re- noises continuously. computer? moved? " Is the FM aerial or AM loop aerial "...
  • Page 32: Maintenance

    Maintenance XL-HP404E ! Cleaning the tape-handling parts ! Condensation " Dirty heads, capstans or pinch rollers can cause poor sound and Sudden temperature changes, storage or operation in an extremely tape jams. Clean these parts with a cotton swab moistened with humid environment may cause condensation inside the cabinet (CD commercial head/pinch roller cleaner or isopropyl alcohol.
  • Page 33: Specifications

    Specifications XL-HP404E ! Tuner As part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product Frequency range FM: 87.5 - 108 MHz improvement without prior notice. The performance specification fig- ures indicated are nominal values of production units. There may be AM: 522 - 1,620 kHz some deviations from these values in individual units.
  • Page 34 MEMO 03/10/20 XL-HP404E(A) TINSEA009AWZZ...
  • Page 35 Consumer Electronic Products Congratulations on Your Purchase! This Sharp product is warranted against faults in materials and manufacture for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of original purchase. If service is required during the warranty period, please contact your nearest Sharp Approved Service Centre.
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