JVC MX-J900 Instructions Manual

JVC MX-J900 Instructions Manual

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— Consists of CA-MXJ900 and SP-MXJ900.
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial
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  • Page 1 COMPACT COMPONENT SYSTEM MX-J900 — Consists of CA-MXJ900 and SP-MXJ900. SP-MXJ900 SP-MXJ900 CA-MXJ900 COMPACT DIGITAL AUDIO INSTRUCTIONS 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.
  • Page 2 Warnings, Cautions and Others CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage"...
  • Page 3 Instructions for safe use (Statement in accordance with the UL standards) Read Instructions — Read carefully this instructions for your safe use before this appliance is installed, wire-connected, and operated. Retain Instructions — For your future reference, retain this instruction. Follow Instructions —...
  • 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 Getting Started ... 6 Common Operations ... 9 Listening to FM and AM Broadcasts ... 12 Playing Back CDs ... 13 Playing Back Tapes ... 16 Recording ... 17 Using the Timers ... 20 Maintenance ...
  • Page 6: Location Of The Buttons And Controls

    Location of the Buttons and Controls Become familiar with the buttons and controls on your unit. Front Panel Powered Rolling Panel Press PANEL OPEN/ CLOSE to open the panel. To close the panel, press the button again. Front Panel – 3 –...
  • Page 7 Display Window See pages in the parentheses for details. Front Panel 1 Disc trays 2 POWER button and STANDBY lamp (9) 3 Display window 4 SUBWOOFER VOLUME control (10) 5 Remote sensor 6 TAPE 2 3 button and lamp (9, 16) Pressing this button also turns on the unit.
  • Page 8: Remote Control

    Remote Control When using the remote control, point it at the remote sensor on the front panel. Remote Control 1 Disc number buttons (CD1, CD2, and CD3) (13) Pressing one of these buttons also turns on the unit. 2 SOUND MODE button (10) 3 Number buttons (12, 14) 4 PROGRAM/RANDOM button (14, 15, 18) 5 REC START/STOP button (17, 19)
  • Page 9: Getting Started

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

    AM antenna ANTENNA AM EXT AM LOOP FM 75 COAXIAL AM loop antenna (supplied) Connect the AM loop antenna to the AM LOOP terminals as illustrated. Turn the AM loop antenna until you have the best reception. To connect an outdoor AM antenna When reception is poor, connect a single vinyl-covered wire to the AM EXT terminal and extend it horizontally.
  • Page 11: Connecting Other Equipment

    Press and hold the clamp of the speaker terminal on the rear of the unit. Insert the end of the speaker cord into the terminal. • Match the polarity (colors) of the speaker terminals: Blue (+) to blue (+) and black (–) to black (–); Red (+) to red (+) and black (–) to black (–).
  • Page 12: Common Operations

    Common Operations Turning On or Off the Power To turn on the unit, press POWER so that the STANDBY lamp goes off. The Powered Rolling Panel opens automatically. To turn off the unit (on standby), press POWER again so that the STANDBY lamp lights up.
  • Page 13: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the Volume You can adjust the volume level only while the unit is turned Turn the VOLUME control clockwise to increase the volume or counterclockwise to decrease it. • The volume level can be adjusted in 32 steps (MIN, VOL 1 — VOL 30, and MAX).
  • Page 14: Creating Your Own Sound Mode - Manual Mode

    Surround modes *: D.CLUB: Increases resonance and bass. HALL: Adds depth and brilliance to the sound. STADIUM: Adds clarity and spreads the sound, like in an outdoor stadium. SEA (Sound Effect Amplifier) modes: ROCK: Boosts low and high frequency. Good for acoustic music.
  • Page 15: Listening To Fm And Am Broadcasts

    Listening to FM and AM Broadcasts Tuning in a Station Press FM/AM. The unit automatically turns on and tunes in the previously tuned station (either FM or AM). The Powered Rolling Panel automatically opens. • Each time you press the button, the band alternates between FM and AM.
  • Page 16: Playing Back Cds

    Playing Back CDs Loading CDs On the unit ONLY: Press 0 for the disc tray (CD1 to 3) you want to load a CD onto. The unit automatically turns on and the disc tray comes out. The Powered Rolling Panel also opens automatically.
  • Page 17: Programming The Playing Order Of The Tracks - Program Play

    To locate a particular point in a track During play, press and hold 1 or ¡. • 1: Fast reverses the disc. • ¡: Fast forwards the disc. When using the remote control, press and hold 1 / 4 or ¢ / ¡. To go to another track Press 4 or ¢...
  • Page 18: Playing At Random - Random Play

    To check the program contents Before playing, you can check the program contents by pressing 1 / 4 or ¢ / ¡ on the remote control. • ¢ / ¡: Shows the programed tracks in the programed order. • 1 / 4: Shows them in the reverse order. To modify the program Before playing, you can erase the programed tracks shown on the display by pressing CANCEL.
  • Page 19: Playing Back Tapes

    Playing Back Tapes You can play back type I, type II, and type IV tapes without changing any settings. Playing Back a Tape Press EJECT (0) for the deck you want to use. For Deck A Put a cassette in, with the exposed part of the tape down.
  • Page 20: Recording

    Recording IMPORTANT: • It should be noted that it may be unlawful to re-record pre-recorded tapes, records, or discs without the consent of the owner of copyright in the sound or video recording, broadcast or cable programme and in any literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic embodied therein.
  • Page 21: Dubbing Tapes

    To record an AM station — Beat Cut While recording an AM broadcast, beats may be heard (which are never heard when listening to the broadcast without recording it). If this occurs, press PROGRAM/RANDOM repeatedly, while recording, until the beats are reduced.
  • Page 22: Auto Edit Recording

    Auto Edit Recording By using Auto Edit Recording, you can record the CD tracks to fit the tape. Auto Edit Recording makes a program by selecting the CD tracks in numerical order. However, to prevent the end of the last track on the front side from being cut off, the last track is selected so as to fit on the remaining tape length.
  • Page 23: Using The Timers

    Using the Timers There are three timers available — Recording Timer, Daily Timer, and Sleep Timer. Before using the timers, you need to set the clock built in the unit. (See page 9.) Using Daily Timer With Daily Timer, you can wake to your favorite music or radio program.
  • Page 24: Using Recording Timer

    When selecting “– CD – –” 1) Press 4 or ¢ to select the disc number, then press SET. 2) Press 4 or ¢ to set the track number, then press SET. The unit enters volume setting mode. When selecting “TUNER FM” or “TUNER AM”...
  • Page 25: Using Sleep Timer

    Set the on-time you want the unit to turn on. 1) Press 4 or ¢ to set the hour, then press SET. 2) Press 4 or ¢ to set the minute, then press SET. “OFF TIME” appears for 2 seconds, then the unit enters off-time setting mode.
  • Page 26: Maintenance

    Maintenance To get the best performance of the unit, keep your discs, tapes, and mechanism clean. Handling discs • Remove the disc from its case by holding it at the edge while pressing the center hole lightly. • Do not touch the shiny surface of the disc, or bend the disc.
  • Page 27: Specifications

    Specifications Amplifier section — CA-MXJ900 Output Power SUBWOOFERS: MAIN SPEAKERS:50 W per channel, min. RMS, driven into Audio input sensitivity/Impedance (at 1 kHz, measured at MAIN SPEAKERS) Audio output level Digital output: CD OPTICAL DIGITAL OUTPUT Speakers/Impedance: 6 Tuner FM tuning range: 87.5 MHz – 108.0 MHz AM tuning range: 530 kHz –...
  • Page 28 Sophisticated electronic products may require occasional service. Just as quality is a keyword in the engineering and production of the wide array of JVC products, service is the key to maintaining the high level of performance for which JVC is world famous. The JVC service and engineering organization stands behind our products.
  • Page 29 WHAT WE WILL DO: If this product is found to be defective, JVC will repair or replace defective parts at no charge to the original owner. Such repair and replacement services shall be rendered by JVC during normal business hours at JVC authorized service centers.

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