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Owner's Record
The model number is located on the rear and the serial
number is located in the battery compartment.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer
to these numbers whenever you call upon your Aiwa dealer
regarding this product.
Model No.
Serial No.
© 2003 Sony Corporation

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Read the Operating Instructions carefully and
completely before operating the unit. Be sure to keep
the Operating Instructions for future reference. All
warnings and cautions in the Operating Instructions and
on the unit should be strictly followed, as well as the
safety suggestions below.
To prevent electric shock or injury, these safety
instructions should be followed in the installation, use
and servicing the unit.
Attachments ­
Do not use attachments not
recommended by the unit manufacturer as they may
result in the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to
Water and Moisture ­
Do not use this unit near water
- for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool, and the like.
Heat ­
Do not use this unit near sources of heat,
including heating vents, stoves, or other appliances that
generate heat. It also should not be placed in
temperatures less than 5°C (41°F) or greater than 35°C
Mounting surface ­
Place the unit on a flat, even
Accessories ­
Do not place this unit on an unstable
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The unit may fall,
causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious
damage to the appliance. Use only with a cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the
manufacturer, or sold with the unit. Any mounting of the
appliance should follow the manufacturer's instructions,
and should use a mounting accessory recommended by
the manufacturer.
Portable cart ­
An appliance and cart
combination should be moved with
care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the
appliance and cart combination to
Ventilation ­
The unit should be situated with
adequate space around it so that proper heat ventilation
is assured. Allow 10 cm clearance from the rear and the
top of the unit, and 5 cm from the each side.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or
bottom are provided for ventilation, and to ensure
reliable operation of the unit and to protect it from
overheating, these openings must not be blocked or
covered. The openings should never be blocked by
placing the unit on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar
surface. This unit should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase unless proper
ventilation is provided.
Explanation of Graphical Symbols:
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended
to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying
the appliance.
The use of optical instruments with this product will
increase eye hazard.

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Object and Liquid Entry ­
Never push objects of any
kind into this unit through the cabinet slots as they may
touch dangerous voltage points or short-circuit parts
that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the unit.
Electric Power
Power Sources ­
This unit should be operated only
from the type of power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to
your home, consult your appliance dealer or local power
company. To operate unit on battery power, or other
sources, refer to the operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization ­
This unit is provided
with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug
having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit
into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail
to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
Power-Cord Protection ­
Power-supply cords should
be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
Overloading ­
Do not overload wall outlets, extension
cords, integral convenience receptacles as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
For added protection for this unit receiver during a
lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and
unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall
outlet. This will prevent damage to the unit due to
lightning and powerline surges.
Cleaning ­
Unplug this unit from the wall outlet before
cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol
cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Condensation ­
Moisture may form on the CD pickup
lens when:
- The unit is moved from a cold spot to a warm spot
- The heating system has just been turned on
- The unit is used in a very humid room
- The unit is cooled by an air conditioner
When this unit has condensation inside, it may not
function normally. Should this occur, leave the unit for a
few hours, then try to operate again.
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug this unit from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the following
1) When the power cord or plug is damaged.
2) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into
the unit.
3) If the unit has been exposed to rain or water.
4) If the unit does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions as
improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the unit to normal
5) If the unit has been dropped or the cabinet has been
6) When the unit exhibits a distinct change in
performance - this indicates a need for service.
Do not attempt to service this unit yourself as opening
or removing covers may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified
service personnel.
Replacement Parts ­
When replacement parts are
required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
having the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock or other hazards.
Safety Check ­
Upon the completion of any service or
repairs to this unit, ask the service technician to perform
safety checks to determine that the unit is in proper
operating condition.

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Power supply
The OPE/BATT indicator lights up while the power is
Using on AC house current
Connect the AC cord as illustrated below.
Use only the supplied AC cord. Use with other cords
may result in the risk of fire.
Using on batteries
Open the lid of the battery compartment on the rear and
insert eight R20 (size D) batteries, not supplied, as
illustrated below. Then close the lid.
To switch from AC power supply to battery supply,
disconnect the AC cord from the AC inlet.
R20 (D)
When the OPE/BATT indicator becomes dim, the tape
speed slows down, volume decreases, or sound is
distorted during operation, replace the batteries.
Notes on batteries
To avoid damage from leakage or explosion, observe
the following:
· Insert the batteries with the
0 and 9 marks correctly
· Do not mix different types of batteries or old batteries
with new ones.
· When the unit is not to be used for a long period,
remove the batteries.
· Never recharge the batteries, apply heat to them or
take them apart.
· Remove dead batteries.
If liquid leaks from the batteries, wipe thoroughly to
· Make sure that the AC cord is disconnected and
batteries are removed before connecting speakers.
· Do not connect other than the supplied speakers.
1 Position the speakers.
To couple with the speakers,
slide each speaker
down into the guide brackets on the center unit until
the height is level with the unit.
To separate the unit from the speakers,
slide the
speakers up and off, while pressing the speaker
release knob.
2 Connect the speakers.
Connect the right speaker cord to the R terminals,
and the left speaker to the L terminals.
Connect the speaker cord with the white broken line
0 and the other cord to 9.
Release knob
supplied AC cord
to the AC inlet of the unit
to an AC outlet
(AC 120 V, 60 Hz)

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Remote control
Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries.
R6 (AA)
When the reach of the remote control signal is less than
5 meters (16 feet), replace the batteries.
The remote control may not operate correctly
- The unit is exposed to intense light, such as direct
- Objects block the remote control signal to the unit
To use the buttons on the remote control
Buttons on the remote control and the main unit with
identical indications have the same functions.
To turn the power on
Press POWER to turn on the display.
When using the unit on the batteries, this button will not
turn the power on.
To turn the power off
Press POWER to turn off the display.
When one of the deck operation buttons is pressed, this
button will not turn the power off.
To use the FUNCTION button
Each time FUNCTION is pressed while the power is on,
the function is selected cyclically.
* applicable when one of the deck operation buttons is
Radio section
Frequency range, antenna ­ FM: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
Rod antenna, AM: 530/531 - 1,710/1,602 kHz (10/9 kHz
step) Ferrite bar antenna
Deck section
Track format ­ 4 tracks, 2 channels / Frequency range
­ Normal tape: 50 - 12,000 Hz (JEITA) / Recording
system ­ AC bias / Erasing system ­ Magnet erase /
Heads ­ Deck 1: Recording/playback head (1), Erasure
head (1); Deck 2: Playback head (1)
CD player section
Disc ­ Compact disc / Scanning method ­ Non-contact
optical scanner (semiconductor laser) / Rotation speed
­ Approx. 500 - 200 rpm/CLV / Error correction ­ Cross
interleave, Reed, Solomon code / Number of channels
­ 2 channels / D/A conversion ­ 1 bit DAC /
Laser diode properties ­
Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: = 780 nm
Emission duration: Continuous
Laser output: Less than 44.6 µW (This output is the
value measured at a distance of 200 mm from the
objective lens surface on the optical pick-up block with
7 mm aperture.)
Power requirements ­ DC 12 V using eight size D (R20)
batteries, AC 120 V, 60 Hz / Dimensions (W × H × D) ­
274 × 246 × 260 mm (10 7/8 × 9 3/4 × 10 1/4 in.) / Weight
­ 3.4 kg (7 lbs. 8 oz.) (excluding batteries) / Power
output ­ 5 W + 5 W (JEITA, 2.7 ohms DC) / Power
consumption ­ 20 W / Accessories ­ AC cord (1),
Remote control (1)
Type ­ 120 mm cone type / Dimensions (W × H × D) ­
185 × 234 × 240 mm (7 3/8 × 9 1/4 × 9 1/2 in.) / Weight ­
Approx. 1.3 kg (2 lbs. 14 oz.) × 2 / Impedance ­ 2.7
ohms / Allowable max. input ­ 7 W
Specifications and external appearance are subject to
change without notice.
Please check the copyright laws relating to
recordings from disc, radio or external tape for the
country in which the machine is being used.
If an erroneous display or malfunction occurs
Make sure that none of the deck operation buttons is
s while pressing TAPE/POWER/6STANDBY.
If the unit cannot be reset in the way above, disconnect
the AC cord and remove all the batteries to turn off the
Leave the unit for a while and turn the power back on.