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STEREO CAR CD RECEIVER
RADIO-TOCADISCOS DE CD ESTEREOFONICO PARA
For your convenience, record the model number and
serial number (you will find them on the bottom side of
your set) in the space provided below. Please refer to
them when you contact your AIWA dealer in case of
Model No. CDC-X217
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
· Use only in a 12-volt DC negative-ground electrical
· Disconnect the vehicle's negative battery terminal
while mounting and connecting the unit.
· When replacing the fuse, be sure to use one with an
identical amperage rating. Using a fuse with a higher
amperage rating may cause serious damage to the
· Do NOT attempt to disassemble the unit. Laser beams
from the optical pickup are dangerous to the eyes.
· Make sure that pins or other foreign objects do not get
inside the unit; they may cause malfunctions, or create
safety hazards such as electrical shock or laser beam
· When your vehicle has been parked in direct sunlight
resulting in a considerable rise in the temperature
inside, allow the unit to cool off before operating it.
· Keep the volume at a level at which you can hear
outside warning sounds (horns, sirens, etc.).
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
-- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
-- Increase the separation between the equipment
-- Connect the equipment into an outlet on circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
-- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Modifications or adjustments to this product, which are
not expressly approved by the manufacturer, may void
the user's right or authority to operate this product.
In addition to ordinary CDs, CD-Rs or CD-RWs can
be read by this unit. However, NEVER use a CD-R or
CD-RW that contains no data or data in the wrong
format, such as MP3 or other computer files.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THEFT PROTECTION .............................................. 2
BASIC OPERATION, AUDIO AND CLOCK
ADJUSTMENT ..................................................... 2
RADIO OPERATION ................................................ 3
CD PLAYER OPERATION ....................................... 5
AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT ......................................... 6
OTHER FUNCTIONS ............................................... 6
TROUBLESHOOTING .............................................. 6
MAINTENANCE ........................................................ 6
SPECIFICATIONS .................................................... 7
Some buttons are assigned two or more functions.
For detailed descriptions, refer to the related pages.
· Playing a defective or dusty CD can
cause dropouts in sound.
· Hold CDs as illustrated.
· Do NOT touch the unlabeled side.
· Do NOT attach any seal, label or data protection sheet
to either side of a disc.
· Do NOT expose a CD to direct sunlight or excessive
· Wipe a dirty CD from the center outward with a cleaning
Never use solvents such as benzine or alcohol.
· This unit cannot play 3-inch (8 cm) CDs.
· NEVER insert a 3-inch CD contained in the adapter or
any irregularly shaped CD.
The unit may not be able to eject it, resulting in a
Take the front panel with you when leaving the car, and
keep it in the supplied carrying case.
Detaching the front panel
Before detaching the front panel, remove the CD to
prevent possible damage to the unit.
1 Press z to remove the CD.
2 Press and hold PWR/MUTE until the unit turns off.
3 Press %. (Hold the panel with one hand to prevent
accidentally dropping it.)
4 Remove the panel.
Attaching the front panel
1 Engage the left side of the front panel to the left catch
on the unit.
2 Push the panel forward until it locks. Be sure not to
press any buttons while you are attaching the panel.
Do not touch the front panel connector. This could cause
a poor or faulty connection.
The security lamp will continue to flash while the front
panel is detached from the unit.
AUDIO AND CLOCK
Turning the unit on/off
· Press PWR/MUTE to turn on the unit. The unit also
turns on when you insert a CD.
· Press and hold PWR/MUTE until the unit turns off.
Most operations described in this manual require the
unit to be turned on before starting the operation, unless
explicitly stated otherwise.
Changing the source mode
1 Press FNC.
Pressing FNC cycles through source modes in the
* "CD" does not appear in the display when there is no
CD in the unit.
Adjusting the volume
1 Turn the Smart Jog.
VOL (volume) indicator flashes.
Muting the sound
1 Press PWR/MUTE briefly.
To restore volume, briefly press PWR/MUTE again.
You can select the following modes for adjusting sound
depending on the music you listen to: BASS (low
frequencies), TRE (high frequencies), BAL (left/right),
FAD (front/ rear) and H-BASS (high bass)
1 Press SEL repeatedly to select the mode to be
Pressing SEL cycles through the modes. The
selected mode's indicator flashes.
2 Turn the Smart Jog to increase or decrease the level
for the selected mode (except for H-BASS).
In H-BASS mode, turn the Smart Jog to select on or
Adjust the level or select on/off within 5 seconds, or the
selected mode will return to previous state.
Aligning the source levels
(Source Level Adjuster)
Volume may vary each time you change the source
mode. In this case, you can align each source mode's
volume to almost the same level.
1 Press FNC repeatedly to select the desired mode.
2 Press DISP while pressing SEL.
"LA 0" appears in the display.
3 Turn the Smart Jog to adjust the level.
Adjust the level within 5 seconds, or the selected mode
will be canceled.
Restoring the factory settings
1 Turn off the unit.
2 Press and hold DISP until "LA --" appears in the
You can restore the factory settings only for VOL, BASS,
TRE, BAL, FAD, and H-BASS, and aligned source
Muting button beep sounds
1 Turn off the unit.
2 Press and hold SEL until "bEEP" appears in the
3 Turn the Smart Jog to select on (level indicators
appear) or off (level indicators disappear).
4 Press and hold SEL until the unit turns off.
Stereo indicator Local indicator
Setting the clock
1 Press and hold DISP until the clock indicator flashes
in the display.
2 Press TUNEi (to set hour) or TUNEk (to set
minute) and turn the Smart Jog.
3 Press DISP.
Displaying the clock
1 Press DISP.
To return to the former display, press DISP again.
Tuning in to a station
1 Press FNC repeatedly to select the desired band
(FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 or AM2).
2* Press TUNEi (to move to higher frequencies) or
k (to move to lower frequencies) to tune in to
"ST" appears in the display when a station is
broadcasting in stereo, and receiving conditions are
*Seek Tuning and Manual Tuning
· Press and hold TUNE
i or TUNEk until seek Tuning
The unit locates a station automatically (Seek Tuning).
· Press TUNE
i or TUNEk repeatedly to search for a
desired station while increasing or decreasing the
frequency step by step (Manual Tuning).
To stop Seek Tuning, press TUNE
i or TUNEk
When signals become weak, or reception becomes
poor, the unit automatically switches to Monaural mode
to reduce noise.