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JVC KS-F160 Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 CASSETTE RECEIVER RECEPTOR-REPRODUCTOR DE CASSETTE RADIOCASSETTE KS-F160 For installation and connections, refer to the separate manual. Para la instalación y las conexiones, refiérase al manual separado. Pour l’installation et les raccordements, se référer au manuel séparé. INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES MANUEL D’INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 2: How To Reset Your Unit

    How to reset your unit Press and hold both the SEL (Select) and (Standby/On/Attenuator) buttons at the same time for several seconds. This will reset the built-in microcomputer. (Standby/On/Attenuator) SEL (Select) Note: • Your preset adjustments — such as preset channels or sound adjustments — will also be erased.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for purchasing a JVC product. Please read all instructions carefully before operation, to ensure your complete understanding and to obtain the best possible performance from the unit. CONTENTS How to reset your unit ... LOCATION OF THE BUTTONS ...
  • Page 4: Location Of The Buttons

    LOCATION OF THE BUTTONS Control panel MOST PTY TP Display window (Standby/On/Attenuator) button 2 LOUD (Loudness) button 3 0 (Eject) button 4 Cassette compartment 5 1 / ¡ (PROG program) buttons 6 EX button 7 AM button 8 FM button 9 + / –...
  • Page 5: Basic Operations

    Turning on the power Turn on the power. /I/ATT Notes on One-Touch Operation: • When you select a source in step 2 below, the power automatically comes on. You do not have to press this button to turn on the power. •...
  • Page 6: Radio Basic Operations

    RADIO BASIC OPERATIONS Listening to the radio You can use either automatic searching or manual searching to tune into a particular station. Note: When a cassette is in the cassette compartment, you cannot select the tuner. Be sure to eject the cassette from the cassette compartment to listen to the radio.
  • Page 7: Storing Stations In Memory

    Tune into a station you want while “M” is flashing. To tune into stations of higher frequencies. To tune into stations of lower frequencies. • If you release your finger from the button, the manual mode will automatically turn off after 5 seconds.
  • Page 8: Storing Your Favorite Stations Into The One-Touch Operation Button (Ex-Extra)

    Manual preset You can preset up to 6 stations in each band (FM1, FM2, FM3 and AM) manually. Ex.: Storing an FM station of 88.3 MHz into the preset number 1 of the FM1 band Select the band (FM1 – 3, AM) you want to store stations into (in this example, FM1).
  • Page 9: Tuning Into A Preset Station

    To tune to your favorite station The unit automatically turns on (if it has been off). Your favorite station is turned in – except when the tape is playing. • If you press the button again, the last received station will be tuned in.
  • Page 10: Tape Operations

    TAPE OPERATIONS Listening to a cassette You can playback type 1 (normal) tapes. Turn on the power. /I/ATT Note on One-Touch Operation: If a cassette is already in the cassette compartment, tape play starts automatically. However, it is not recommended to leave the cassette in the compartment when turning off the power or ignition key.
  • Page 11: Sound Adjustments

    Turning on/off the loudness function The human ear is less sensitive to low and high frequencies at low volumes. The loudness function can boost these frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at low volume levels. Each time you press LOUD, the loudness function turns on and off alternately.
  • Page 12: Storing Your Own Sound Adjustments

    Storing your own sound adjustments You can adjust the sound modes (BEAT, POP, SOFT) to your preference and store your own adjustments in memory. • There is a time limit in doing the following procedure. If the setting is canceled before you finish, start from step 1 again.
  • Page 13: Other Main Functions

    Setting the clock Press and hold the button for more than 2 seconds. “CLOCK H”, “CLOCK M” or “AREA” appears on the display. Set the hour. 1 Select “CLOCK H” if not shown on the display. 2 Adjust the hour. Set the minute.
  • Page 14: Detaching The Control Panel

    Detaching the control panel You can detach the control panel when leaving the car. When detaching or attaching the control panel, be careful not to damage the connectors on the back of the control panel and on the panel holder. Detaching the control panel Before detaching the control panel, be sure to turn off the power.
  • Page 15: Maintenance

    This unit requires very little attention, but you will be able to extend the life of the unit if you follow the instructions below. To clean the heads • Clean the heads after every 10 hours of use using a wet-type head cleaning tape (available at an audio store).
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING What appears to be trouble is not always serious. Check the following points before calling a service center. Symptoms • A cassette tape cannot be inserted. • Cassette tapes become hot. • Tape sound is at very low level and sound quality is degraded.
  • Page 17: Specifications

    AUDIO AMPLIFIER SECTION Maximum Power Output: Front : 40 W per channel Rear : 40 W per channel Continuous Power Output (RMS): Front : 16 W per channel into 4 , 40 Hz to 20 000 Hz at no more than 0.8% total harmonic distortion.
  • Page 18 • The following illustration shows a typical installation. However, you should make adjustments corresponding to your specific car. If you have any questions or require information regarding installation kits, consult your JVC car audio dealer or a company supplying kits. Before mounting: Press (Control Panel Release button) to detach the control panel.
  • Page 19 • When using the optional stay • Cuando emplea un soporte opcional • Lors de l'utilisation du hauban en option Fire wall Tabique a prueba de incendios Cloison Washer Arandela Rondelle Dashboard Tablero de instrumentos Tableau de bord Sleeve Cubierta Manchon Removing the unit •...
  • Page 20: Electrical Connections

    This unit is designed to operate on 12V DC, NEGATIVE ground electrical systems. If your vehicle does not have this system, a voltage inverter is required, which can be purchased at JVC car audio dealers. • Replace the fuse with one of the specified rating. If the fuse blows frequently, consult your JVC car audio dealer.
  • Page 21: Localizacion De Averias

    Connections Adding Other Equipment / Conexiones para añadir otros equipos / Raccordement pour ajouter d’autres appareils Since this unit has line-out terminals, an amplifier and other equipment can be used to upgrade your car stereo system. • Connect the remote lead (blue with white stripe) to the remote lead of the other equipment so that it can be supplied the power through this unit.
  • Page 22 Visit us on-line for Technical Support & Customer Satisfaction Survey. US RESIDENTS ONLY Having TROUBLE with operation? Please reset your unit Refer to page of How to Reset Still having trouble?? USA ONLY Call 1-800-252-5722 We can help you! VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED 0901KKSFLEJEIN EN, SP, FR...

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