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Yamaha MCX-CA15 Owner's Manual

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    022MCXC15P - Yamaha MCX-C15P MusicCAST In-wall Controller and is a combination of: 022MCXC15 - Yamaha MCX-C15 MusicCAST In-wall Client & 022MCXCA15 - Yamaha MCX-CA15S MusicCAST In-wall Amplifier...

  • Page 2

    MCX-CA15 Distributed Audio Amplifier MCX-CA15 MCX-CA15 AUDIO OUT SW OUT AUDIO IN IR/CTRL VIDEO OUT DC IN 12V STATUS OWNER'S MANUAL...

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    “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...

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    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 5

    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 6: Table Of Contents

    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES....3 CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS ..4 Front panel..........4 Inside front panel ........5 Rear panel ..........6 Bottom panel ..........7 USING THE MCX-CA15 OPERATION...........8 Operation modes........8 Input level sensing function....11 RESET button......... 11 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TROUBLESHOOTING .......12...

  • Page 7: Features

    Audio Controller (hereafter, the “client”) to complete the MusicCAST system, or as an amplifier integrated with an existing audio system. As a companion to your client, the MCX-CA15 is fully controllable from the client, and functions as a power amplifier and DC power distributor. It provides high-quality power to all connected speakers, and can display the client’s on-screen display (OSD) on a TV or monitor connected to...

  • Page 8: Supplied Accessories

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

  • Page 9: Controls And Functions

    IR/CTRL jack source. Connect an IR flasher (infrared emitter) to this jack SW OUT jack if you want to control a YAMAHA AV receiver Connect a subwoofer to this jack to enhance bass registered on a client. frequencies. When this unit is connected to a client, this jack VIDEO OUT jack functions as an IR output jack.

  • Page 10: Inside Front Panel

    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Inside front panel A B C MODE RESET INPUT SENSE MODE switch Switches between operation modes “A”, “B” and “C” (see page 10). RESET button Resets this unit after the protection circuitry has been activated or the operation mode has been changed (see page 11).

  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS Rear panel SPEAKER OUT 4Ω MIN. DC IN/OUT GND +12V SPEAKER OUT terminals Connect speakers to these jacks using commercially available speaker cables. DC IN/OUT terminals When this unit is connected to a client only, connect the DC power cable to these terminals to supply power to the client.

  • Page 12: Bottom Panel

    Connect a client to this jack using the CAT-5 cable (straight) supplied with the client to input signals from the client. CONTROL OUT/IN jack Connect another MCX-CA15 or an external component to this jack to control the power of this unit.

  • Page 13: Using The Mcx-ca15

    Usage A mode Use this mode if you want to use the MCX-CA15 as a companion to a client. In this mode you can also control a YAMAHA AV receiver connected to the MCX-CA15 or I/O box from the client’s A B C remote control using YAMAHA AV link technology.

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    “C” mode. In this case, this unit is capable of detecting signals within the range 3 to 30 V from these jacks. You can connect another MCX-CA15 or an external component to these jacks to control the power of this unit.

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    Press RESET using a ballpoint pen or similar object. You can switch between the operation modes on the MCX-CA15 by sliding the MODE switch located on the inside front panel to the left and right. Replace the front panel by pressing it...

  • Page 16: Input Level Sensing Function

    If no input source is detected for five minutes or Note longer, this function automatically switches the MCX-CA15 to sleep mode. When the MCX-CA15 is connected to a client and • In sleep mode, output from the MCX-CA15 is you want to reset the system, press and hold muted.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING Refer to the chart below if the MCX-CA15 does not function properly. 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.

  • Page 18

    SPECIFICATIONS AUDIO PERFORMANCE • Minimum RMS output power 1 kHz, 1% THD..............................13 W + 13 W • Maximum power (EIAJ) 1 kHz, 10% THD........................17 W + 17 W or 18 W (1 ch) • Frequency response (EIAJ) ......................20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±1.0 dB •...

  • Page 19

    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 WD28630 YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD.

  • Page 104

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

  • Page 105

    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 106: 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 107: Musiccast System Overview

    The advanced MusicCAST system is comprised of a server and its connected clients, and the MCX-CA15 optional amplifier can be connected to provide power to speakers and external components.

  • Page 108: The Server

    MusicCAST system. As a companion to your MCX-C15, the MCX-CA15 functions as a power amplifier and DC power distributor. It provides power to all connected speakers, and can display your MCX-C15’s on-screen display (OSD) on a TV or monitor...

  • Page 109: 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 REPEAT MCX-C15...

  • Page 110: 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 111: 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 112: 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 113: 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 114: 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 115

    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 116: Front Panel Displays

    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.

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    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 118: 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 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 119: 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 120: 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.

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    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 122: 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 123: Adjusting The Tone

    BASIC FUNCTIONS Adjusting the tone Press i to increase the value of the 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 124: 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 125: 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 126: 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 127

    To switch playback to the audio signal being input Recall Play from an external stereo source connected to the AUDIO IN jack on the MCX-CA15 (page 27). Press u / d to choose “Artists” and Before you can use a FAVORITES button, the item press SELECT.

  • Page 128

    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.

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    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.

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    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...

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    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 132

    FAVORITES button you selected here, that assignment is automatically cancelled when you press SELECT in step 5 above. • You must select “MCX-CA15” in the “Amplifier” menu (page 43) before the MCX-CA15’s input can be assigned to a FAVORITES button.

  • Page 133: Handy Functions

    HANDY FUNCTIONS Song statistics function Press u / d to choose “Clear FAV1”, “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 Times played:...

  • Page 134: 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 135: Recall Play Function

    HANDY FUNCTIONS Recall Play function Press u / d to choose a collection of 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 136

    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 137: 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 138

    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 139

    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 140: Off Timer Function

    HANDY FUNCTIONS OFF Timer function Press u / d to choose the desired 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 141: 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 142

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

  • Page 143: 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 144

    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 145: 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 146: 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 147: Using Yamaha Av Link Technology

    MCX-CA15 or I/O box. Further, an IR flasher must GROUP PLAY GROUP RECALL be connected to the IR/CTRL jack on the OFF TIMER ON TIMER MCX-CA15 or the IR OUT jack on the I/O box. Press and hold MENU until the Top Menu screen is displayed.

  • Page 148

    AV amplifier. press SELECT. • When “MCX-IB15” is set in the “Amplifier” menu and the MCX-CA15 is connected to your Amplifier client, no sound is output from the speakers RX-V1400/DSP-AX1400 connected to the MCX-CA15.

  • Page 149

    / 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 150: Listening To Components Connected To The Server

    LISTENING TO EXTERNAL COMPONENTS Listening to components Press u / d to choose “External Inputs” 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 151: 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 152: Selecting The Output

    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”. Auto Level Control When the client is first installed, “Variable” is automatically set as the default.

  • Page 153: Sleep Mode

    OFF TIMER ON TIMER component before starting playback. • The “AUDIO OUT” menu is only available when “MCX-CA15” or “MCX-IB15” is set in the Press “Amplifier” menu, or the I/O box is connected to The message “Please wait.” is displayed and the your client.

  • Page 154: Display Settings

    DISPLAY SETTINGS Adjusting the display contrast Press i or u to increase the 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 155: Screen Saver Function

    DISPLAY SETTINGS Screen Saver function Press u / d to choose “ON” or “OFF” 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 156: System Settings

    SYSTEM SETTINGS Checking system Press u / d to choose “Information” 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 157: 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 158

    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 159: 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 160: 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 161

    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 162

    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 163: Quick Menu Reference

    Client 2 Variable AUDIO OUT Client 3 Fixed (page 48) Recall Play Client 4 (page 31) MCX-IB15 Amplifier MCX-CA15 Client 5 (page 43) RX-V396RDS type 1 Client 6 etc. Contrast Client 7 (page 50) Status Auto Configuration Copy to Playlist...

  • Page 164: 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 165: Network Connections

    A network utilizing LAN cables to share data between components. An emitter that uses infrared signal transmission to control other components. Connect this device to either the I/O box or MCX-CA15. Remote control A handheld device for operating your MusicCAST components at a distance.

  • Page 166: 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 167: 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 168

    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 WD28500...

  • Page 170

    Gracenote CDDB ..........21 Additional controllable Yamaha AV receivers ............18 To retrieve/update album information ....21 Checking the list of controllable Yamaha AV To check the availability of information receivers............18 for an album ..........23 Creating playlists from bookmarks ....24 To create a playlist from MusicCAST server bookmarks ............

  • Page 171: Version Upgrade 2

    Version Upgrade 2...

  • Page 172: Functions Added In Version Upgrade 2

    Edit tuner preset station names displayed on the MusicCAST page 35 names server connected to a controllable Yamaha AV receiver Displaying client names in the The PCM client setting screen shows the list of client names for PCM client setting screen easy selection.

  • Page 173: Restricting Access To Functions (lock Function)

    Restricting access to functions (Lock function) The new feature “Lock function” enables only users who know the password to config- ure certain functions and settings of the MusicCAST server. For example, if you lock Lock function the “Delete” function, the MusicCAST server requires a password before allowing a If you lock any of these functions, user to delete library items.

  • Page 174: To Enable/disable Locks For Specific Functions

    Restricting access to functions (Lock function) To enable/disable locks for specific functions Follow the procedure below to enable/disable locks for specific MusicCAST server functions. Select “Top Menu” ➞ “System Setup” ➞ “Lock function”. The password entry screen appears. Use u/j/d/i and SELECT to enter the password, and then select Default password “OK”...

  • Page 175: To Operate Locked Functions (password Access)

    Restricting access to functions (Lock function) Use u/d to select the function for which you want to enable/disable the lock and press SELECT. To return to the menu selection screen, press BACK. The Lock ON/OFF screen appears. To enable the lock for the selected function, press SELECT to place a check in the checkbox, and then use u/j/d/i to select “OK”...

  • Page 176: To Change/reset The Password

    Restricting access to functions (Lock function) To change/reset the password Passwords Follow the procedure below to change/reset the password for the Lock function. Passwords must contain between 5 and 14 alphanumeric Change the password characters. Follow the procedure below to change the password. Please note that the password is case-sensitive.

  • Page 177

    Restricting access to functions (Lock function) Press i. The password entry screen appears. Use u/j/d/i and SELECT to enter the new password, and then Password select “OK” and press SELECT. Passwords must contain between To cancel entering the password, select “Cancel” and press SELECT. 5 and 14 alphanumeric characters.

  • Page 178

    Restricting access to functions (Lock function) Use u/j/d/i to select “OK” and press SELECT. To cancel changing the password, select “Cancel” and press SELECT. The password for the Lock function is changed to a new one. Reset the password To operate locked functions or change the Lock function settings, you need to enter the password on the password entry screen.

  • Page 179: Editing Library Items On A Computer (browser Edit Function)

    Editing library items on a computer (Browser Edit function) The new feature “Browser Edit function” enables you to display music information (song names, artist names, etc) and playlists stored in the library of your MucicCAST server with a web browser on a computer, and effectively edit them only with input devices (keyboard and mouse).

  • Page 180: To Connect The Computer To The Musiccast Server Via A Network

    Editing library items on a computer (Browser Edit function) To connect the computer to the MusicCAST server via a network Follow the procedure below to prepare for using the Browser Edit function. Connect the computer to the MusicCAST server Network settings To configure the MusicCAST To log on to the MusicCAST server from the computer, you need to connect them server network settings, refer to...

  • Page 181

    Editing library items on a computer (Browser Edit function) Log on to the MusicCAST server Web browser Follow the procedure below to log on to the MusicCAST server from the computer. You cannot log on to the When using Windows, start the Web browser on your computer, and MusicCAST server from your then type “http://musiccast”...

  • Page 182: To Edit A Name Of A Library Item

    Editing library items on a computer (Browser Edit function) To edit a name of a library item Edit title screen Follow the procedure below to edit a name of a library item (song, artist, album, genre, For details on the buttons in the collection, playlist).

  • Page 183: To Create A New Playlist

    Editing library items on a computer (Browser Edit function) In the text entry field, type the new item name and click “Edit title”. To cancel changing the name, click “Cancel”. Number of characters for item names The maximum number of characters is 127 for each song, album, or playlist name, and 63 for each genre or collection...

  • Page 184

    Editing library items on a computer (Browser Edit function) In the left list, select the collection and click “Select”. The playlists in the selected collection appear in the left list. In the text entry field, type the name for a new playlist and click Number of characters for “Create”.

  • Page 185: To Add An Item To A Playlist

    Editing library items on a computer (Browser Edit function) To add an item to a playlist Number of items Follow the procedure below to add an item to a playlist. The maximum number of items Carry out steps 1 to 3 from the “To create a new playlist” procedure you can add to each playlist is 999.

  • Page 186: To Delete An Item From A Playlist

    Editing library items on a computer (Browser Edit function) In the right list, select the item you want to add and click “Add Link”. To select an item in a lower level, click “Select” to display the lower-level items, and then select the item you want to add and click “Add Link”. The selected item is added to the playlist.

  • Page 187: To Move/copy An Item From A Playlist To Another Playlist

    Editing library items on a computer (Browser Edit function) In the left list, select the item you want to delete and click “Delete”. To select an item in a lower level, click “Select” to display the lower-level items, and then select the item you want to delete and click “Delete”. The selected item is deleted from the playlist.

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    Editing library items on a computer (Browser Edit function) Click the selection box and select “PLAYLISTS”. The collections in the library appear in the right list. In the right list, select the collection containing the playlist from which you want to move/copy an item and click “Select”. The playlists in the selected collection appear in the right list.

  • Page 189: To Change The Playback Order Of An Item Within A Playlist

    Editing library items on a computer (Browser Edit function) In the right list, select the item you want to move/copy and click “Move” or “Copy”. To select an item in a lower level, click “Select” to display the lower-level items, and then select the item you want to move/copy and click “Move”...

  • Page 190

    Editing library items on a computer (Browser Edit function) In the left list, select the item you want to change the playback order and click “Move up” or “Move down”. The playback order of the selected item is changed. MusicCAST Version Upgrade 2...

  • Page 191: Retrieving Album Information From The Gracenote Cddb

    Retrieving album information from the Gracenote CDDB You can retrieve album information (song names, artist names, etc.) for audio CDs from the Gracenote CDDB. This feature was formerly available only when storing CDs, Album information that but the version upgrade enables you to retrieve information on albums already stored cannot be retrieved in your MusicCAST server.

  • Page 192

    Retrieving album information from the Gracenote CDDB Use u/d to select the album for which you want to retrieve the information and press SELECT. If you do not need to check the songs of the selected album, just select the album and follow step 4.

  • Page 193: To Check The Availability Of Information For An Album

    Retrieving album information from the Gracenote CDDB To check the availability of information for an album You cannot retrieve information for the album using the Gracenote CDDB if you have deleted or moved any song from it. Follow the procedure below to check whether you can retrieve information for a certain album from the Gracenote CDDB database.

  • Page 194: Creating Playlists From Bookmarks

    Creating playlists from bookmarks You can create a playlist from a bookmark list of the MusicCAST server or MusicCAST clients and use the playlist for playback on other MusicCAST components. The feature Number of playlists to create playlists from client bookmarks was formerly available only when operating a The maximum number of playlists MusicCAST client (see page 54 of the MCX-A10 Owner’s Manual), but the version you can create in the library is...

  • Page 195: To Create A Playlist From Musiccast Client Bookmarks

    Creating playlists from bookmarks To create a playlist from MusicCAST client bookmarks Follow the procedure below to create a playlist from a bookmark list in your MusicCAST client with the MusicCAST server operation. Select “Top Menu” ➞ “Client Playback”. The Client Playback screen appears. Use u/d to select the client from which you want to copy a bookmark and press SELECT.

  • Page 196

    Creating playlists from bookmarks Press SUB MENU, and then use u/d to select “Save as playlist” and press SELECT. The collection selection screen appears. Use u/d to select the collection to which you want to add a new Names of new playlists playlist, and then use i to select “save”...

  • Page 197: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the date and time In the “Date/Time” setup menu, you can set the date and time displayed on your MusicCAST server and connected MusicCAST clients. This setup menu has been separated into two menus (auto and manual) to improve ease of use. Also, you can now switch between 12-hour and 24-hour time display formats.

  • Page 198: To Set The Date And Time Manually

    Setting the date and time Use u/j/d/i and SELECT to configure parameters for “Synchro. interval”, “Time zone”, and “Day light saving”, and then select “OK” Auto setup parameters and press SELECT. In “Synchro. interval”, set the time To cancel changing the settings, select “Cancel” and press SELECT. interval at which you want the MusicCAST server to automatically access the NTP...

  • Page 199: To Switch Between 12-hour And 24-hour Formats

    Setting the date and time To switch between 12-hour and 24-hour formats Follow the procedure below to switch between the 12-hour and 24-hour clock formats. Select “Top Menu” ➞ “System Setup” ➞ “Date/Time” ➞ “Time Display”. The Time Display screen appears. Use u/d to select “24 hours”...

  • Page 200: Resetting Specific Data Or Settings

    Resetting specific data or settings You can reset song statistics, network settings, or function key assignments stored in your MusicCAST server individually. To reset song statistics To reset “Recently stored album” The MusicCAST server stores three types of song statistics (Time played, Recently You cannot reset the “Recently played songs, Recently stored albums) for the MusicCAST server and two types of stored albums”...

  • Page 201

    Resetting specific data or settings Use j/i to select “OK” and press SELECT. To cancel the reset, select “Cancel” and press SELECT. The selected type of the song statistics for the MusicCAST server is reset. Reset song statistics for the MusicCAST client To reset “Recently stored album”...

  • Page 202

    Resetting specific data or settings Use u/d to select “Song Statistics” and press SELECT. The Song Statistics selection screen appears. Select the type of song statistics (Times played, Recently played songs) you want to reset. The Song Statistics screen appears. Press SUB MENU, and then use u/d to select “Clear”...

  • Page 203: To Reset Network Settings

    Resetting specific data or settings Use j/i to select “OK” and press SELECT. To cancel the reset, select “Cancel” and press SELECT. The selected type of the song statistics for the MusicCAST client is reset. To reset network settings Note Resetting the network settings The MusicCAST server stores network settings such as registered clients or network stops playback on all MusicCAST...

  • Page 204: To Reset Function Key Settings

    Resetting specific data or settings To reset function key settings The function keys (FUNC 1, FUNC 2, FUNC 3) are located on the remote controller of the MusicCAST server. You can assign a specific function to each key (see page 12 of the "Version Upgrade 1"...

  • Page 205: Editing Tuner Preset Names

    The maximum number of characters for a tuner preset station name is 30. The settings screen for the Yamaha AV receiver connected to your MusicCAST server appears. Use i to move the cursor to the “Preset” column. The tuner preset selection screen appears.

  • Page 206

    Editing tuner preset names Use u/d to select “Edit title” and press SELECT. The text entry screen appears. Use u/j/d/i and SELECT to enter the new name for the selected Number of characters for preset, and then select “OK” and press SELECT. tuner preset station names To cancel editing, select “Cancel”...

  • Page 207: Version Upgrade 1

    Version Upgrade 1...

  • Page 208: Functions Added In Version Upgrade 1

    Assign the selected MusicCAST server function to each function page 12 key to use as a shortcut key. Additional controllable Yamaha AV The list for the controllers of Yamaha AV receivers that can be page 18 receivers used with the MusicCAST server is updated.

  • Page 209: Recall Play

    Recall Play What is “Recall Play”? Recall Play The recall play function copies the currently playing song and playback settings from a If the source component is not source MusicCAST server or client to a destination MusicCAST component, then currently playing back a song, starts playback on the destination component.

  • Page 210

    Recall Play Press SELECT. When the Recall Play screen appears on the display, use u/d to select a source component. ecall Play Server Bedroom Kitchen Dining room Press SELECT. Note lay Info Only MusicCAST clients you have Bruce Springsteen registered on the MusicCAST Born To Run server are available for Recall Thunder Road...

  • Page 211

    Recall Play Press SUB MENU. When the Sub Menu appears on the display, use u/d to select “Recall Play”. Press SELECT. When the Recall Play menu appears on the display, Cancelling Recall Play use u/d to select a source component. selection Press BACK to return to the “Client Playback”...

  • Page 212: Using The Musiccast Server As A Destination Component (server Operation Only)

    Recall Play Using the MusicCAST server as a destination component (Server operation only) Press PLAY INFO. The Play Information screen appears on the display. Press SUB MENU. When the Sub Menu appears on the display, use u/j/d/i to select “RECALL PLAY”. Press SELECT.

  • Page 213: Broadcast

    Broadcast What is “Broadcast”? Note The Broadcast function distributes the song being played back on the MusicCAST You cannot start Broadcast server to multiple MusicCAST clients simultaneously. While using Broadcast, Broad- from the “Recording”, “Timer cast icons appear on the displays of both the MusicCAST server and target Setup”, or “System Setup”...

  • Page 214: Starting Broadcast

    Broadcast Starting Broadcast Press BROADCAST on the MusicCAST server remote control. When Starting Broadcast from the message “Broadcast ON?” appears on the display, use u/d to the Play Information screen select a MusicCAST client. You can also start Broadcast by selecting “Broadcast”...

  • Page 215: Stopping Broadcast

    Broadcast Stopping Broadcast Press BROADCAST on the MusicCAST server remote control. When Stopping Broadcast from the message “Stop Broadcast?” appears on the display, use j to the Play Information select “OK”. screen You can also stop Broadcast by selecting “Broadcast” from the Sub Menu of the Play Information screen, then carrying out step 1 and 2 of procedure at left.

  • Page 216

    Broadcast Press SELECT. When the Client screen appears on the display, use u/d to select “Broadcast”. Press SELECT. When the Client Broadcast screen appears on the display, use u/d to select a MusicCAST client. Press SELECT to check/uncheck the checkbox. The MusicCAST server targets MusicCAST clients with checked selection boxes for Broadcast.

  • Page 217: Removing A Musiccast Client From Broadcast Playback (musiccast Client Operation Only)

    Broadcast Removing a MusicCAST client from Removing a MusicCAST Broadcast playback client from Broadcast playback (MusicCAST client operation only) Display returns to the Play Info screen when you remove a MusicCAST client Press STOP. from Broadcast playback. Broadcast stops on the MusicCAST client you are operating. Adding a MusicCAST client into currently playing Broadcast (MusicCAST client operation only)

  • Page 218: Function Keys

    Functions Descriptions default settings of the function AV Receiver: VOL – (default of FUNC1) Reduces the volume level of a Yamaha AV keys. You can change the receiver connected to the MusicCAST server function assigned to the function using a cross-type RS-232C cable.

  • Page 219: Assigning A Function To A Function Key

    Function keys Assigning a function to a function key Press TOP MENU. When the Top Menu screen appears on the display, use u/d to select “System Setup”. Press SELECT. When the System Setup screen appears on the display, use u/d to select “Remote Controller - Function Keys”. Press SELECT.

  • Page 220

    Function keys Press SELECT. When the Function screen appears on the display, use u/d to select a function. Press SELECT. The selected function is assigned to the function key that you selected in step 3. If you select “Favorites”, “Client: Timer ON”, or “Client:Timer OFF”, follow the procedure below before carrying out step 6.

  • Page 221

    Function keys Assigning a Playback Group to a function key Assigning playback Carry out the following procedure to assign a playback group to a function key if you groups assigned the “Favorites” function to a function key in step 5 on page 14. You can assign one of the Select a playback group from the Library screen and press SUB following groups to a function key...

  • Page 222

    Function keys Setting target MusicCAST clients for the MusicCAST client Timer ON function. Carry out the following procedure to set target MusicCAST clients to the “Client: Timer ON” function if you assigned this function to a function key in step 5 on page 14. Use u/d to select a MusicCAST client and press SELECT to check/ uncheck the checkbox.

  • Page 223

    Function keys Setting target MusicCAST clients for the MusicCAST client Timer OFF function. Carry out the following procedure to set target MusicCAST clients to the “Client: Timer OFF” function if you assigned this function to a function key in step 5 on page 14. Use u/d to select a MusicCAST client and press SELECT to check/ uncheck the checkbox.

  • Page 224: Controllable Yamaha Av Receivers

    Controllable Yamaha AV receivers Additional controllable Yamaha AV receivers If you connect a controllable Yamaha AV receiver to the MusicCAST server using a cross-type RS-232C cable, you can use the MusicCAST server to operate some AV receiver functions, such as volume control, input configuration, DSP program configu- ration, and radio tuning.

  • Page 225

    ■ For the latest version upgrade information YAMAHA MusicCAST website http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/product/av/musiccast/index.htm If you do not have Internet access, please contact the store of purchase or your nearest Yamaha dealer. ©2004 All rights reserved. YAMAHA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, USA 6660 ORANGETHORPE AVE., BUENA PARK, CALIF. 90620, U.S.A.

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