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Read Instructions All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before
the appliance is operated.
Retain Instructions The safety and
operating instructions should be retained for
Heed Warnings All warnings on the
appliance and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
Cleaning Unplug the appliance from the
wall outlet before cleaning. The appliance
should be cleaned only as recommended by
Attachments Do not use attachments not
recommended by the appliance manufacturer
as they may cause hazards.
Water and Moisture Do not use the
appliance near water for example, near a
PORTABLE CART WARNING
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· CD/CD-R/CD-RW Disc Compatibility
· Auto Finalizing Function
· 32kHz/44.1kHz/48kHz Sampling-Rate Converter
· High-Resolution D/A & A/D Converter
· 2 Optical Digital Inputs
· 1 Optical Digital Output
· 2-Mode (Album/Fade) One-Touch CD Recording
· Digital Signal Synchro Recording
· Adjustable Recording Volume (Digital/Analog)
· RI Compatible Remote Control Included
Thank you for purchasing the ONKYO CDR-205X CD Recorder.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making connections and plugging in the unit.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable you to obtain the optimum performance and
listening enjoyment from your new CDR-205X.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry
tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming
pool; and the like.
Accessories Do not place the appliance
on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table.The appliance may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or 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
appliance. Any mounting of the appliance
should follow the manufacturer's instructions,
and should use a mounting accessory
recommended by the manufacturer.
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
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO
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" within
the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient mag-
nitude 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.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the appliance.
17. Servicing Do not attempt to service the
appliance yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage
or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified
18. Damage Requiring Service Unplug the
appliance form the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the
A. When the power-supply cord or plug is
B. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have
fallen into the appliance,
C. If the appliance has been exposed to rain or
D. If the appliance does not operate normally
by following the operating instructions.
Adjust only those controls that are covered
by the operating instructions as an
improper adjustment of other controls may
result in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the appliance to its normal
E. If the appliance has been dropped or
damaged in any way, and
When the appliance exhibits a distinct
change in performance this indicates a
need for service.
19. Replacement Parts When replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has
used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or have the same characteristics
as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
20. Safety Check Upon completion of any service
or repairs to the appliance, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks to determine
that the appliance is in proper operation
21. Wall or Ceiling Mounting The appliance
should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
22. Heat The appliance should be situated away
from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other appliances (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
10. Ventilation Slots and openings in the
cabinet are provided for ventilation and to
ensure reliable operation of the appliance and
to protect it from overheating, and these
openings must not be blocked or covered. The
openings should never be blocked by placing
the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug, or other
similar surface. The appliance should not be
placed in a builtin installation such as a
bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided. There should be free space of at
least 5 cm (2 in.) and an opening behind the
11. Power Sources The appliance 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.
12. Grounding or Polarization The appliance
may be equipped 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
13. Power-Cord Protection Powersupply 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
14. Lightning For added protection for the
appliance during a lightning storm, or when it
is left unattended and unused for long periods
of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system. This
will prevent damage to the appliance due to
lightning and power-line surges.
15. Overloading Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or
16. Object and Liquid Entry Never push
objects of any kind into the appliance through
openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short-out parts that could
1. Warranty Claim
You can find the serial number on the rear panel
of this unit. In case of warranty claim, please re-
port this number.
2. Recording Copyright
Recording of copyrighted material for other than
personal use is illegal without permission of the
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST
TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CARE-
The voltage of the available power supply differs
according to country or region. Be sure that the
power supply voltage of the area where this unit
will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., AC
230 V, 50 Hz or AC 120 V, 60 Hz) written on the
Turning off the standby button does not shut off
the power completely. So the power cord should
be removed from the AC outlet when the unit is
not used for a prolonged time.
4. Do not touch this unit with wet hands
Do not handle this unit or power cord when your
hands are wet or damp. If water or any other liq-
uid enters the case, take this unit to an authorized
service center for inspection.
5. Location of this unit
Place this unit in a well-ventilated location.
Take special care to provide plenty of ventilation
on all sides of this unit especially when it is placed
in an audio rack. If ventilation is blocked, this unit
may overheat and malfunction.
Do not expose this unit to direct sunlight or heat-
ing units as this unit's internal temperature may
rise and shorten the life of the pickup.
Avoid damp and dusty places and places directly
affected by vibrations from the speakers. In par-
ticular, avoid placing the unit on or above one of
Be sure this unit is placed in a horizontal position.
Never place it on its side or on a slanted surface as
it may malfunction.
Do not place near tuners or TV sets.
If placed next to a TV or tuner, it may cause recep-
tion interference resulting in some noise in the TV
or tuner output.
From time to time you should wipe the front and
rear panels and the cabinet with a soft cloth. For
heavier dirt, dampen a soft cloth in a weak solu-
tion of mild detergent and water, wring it out dry,
and wipe off the dirt. Following this, dry immedi-
ately with a clean cloth.
Do not use rough material, thinners, alcohol or
other chemical solvents or cloths since these could
damage the finish or remove the panel lettering.
7. Points to remember
If this unit is brought from a cold environment to
a warm one or is in a cold room that is quickly
heated, condensation may form on the pickup,
preventing proper operation. In this case, remove
the disc and leave the power ON for about one
hour to remove the condensation.
When transporting this unit, be careful not to
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND
INTERLOCK FAILED OR DEFEATED. AVOID DIRECT
EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CON-
TROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF
PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED
HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION
For U.S. model
The laser is covered by a housing which prevents
exposure during operation or maintenance. How-
ever, this product is classified as a Laser Product
by CDRH (Center for Devices and Radiological
Health) which is a department of the Food and
Drug Administration. According to their regula-
tions 21 CFR section 1002.30, all manufactures
who sell Laser Products must maintain records of
written communications between the manufac-
turer, dealers and customers concerning radiation
safety. If you have any complaints about instruc-
tions or explanations affecting the use of this prod-
uct, please feel free to write to the address on the
back page of this manual. When you write us,
please include the model number and serial num-
ber of your unit.
In compliance with Federal Regulations, the certi-
fication, identification and the period of manu-
facture are indicated on the rear panel.
FCC INFORMATION FOR USER
The user changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the
This equipment has been tested and found to com-
ply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pur-
suant 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 communica-
tions. However, there is no guarantee that inter-
ference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be de-
termined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the inter-
ference by one or more of the following measures:
· Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
· Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
· Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
· Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
This unit does not require memory preservation
batteries. A built-in memory power back-up
system preserves the contents of the memory
during power failures and even when the unit
is unplugged. The unit must be plugged-in in
order to charge the back-up system.
The memory preservation period after the unit
has been unplugged varies depending on
climate and placement of the unit. On the
average, memory contents are protected over a
period of a few weeks after the last time the
unit was unplugged. This period is shorter when
the unit is exposed to a highly humid climate.
Declaration of Conformity
We, ONKYO EUROPE
ONKYO EUROPE ELECTRONICS GmbH
declare in own responsibility, that the ONKYO product described
in this instruction manual is in compliance with the corresponding
technical standards such as EN60065, EN55013, EN55020 and
EN61000-3-2, -3-3 (or EN60555-2, -3)