Thank you for purchasing the Onkyo CD Receiver.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making
connections and turning on the power.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable
you to obtain optimum performance and listening
enjoyment from your new CD Receiver.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Important Safety Instructions ........... 2
Precautions ....................................... 3
Features ............................................ 4
Supplied accessories ........................ 5
Before operating this unit ................ 5
Audio equipment connections ......... 6
Connecting speaker systems ............ 8
Connecting the AC power cord
(mains lead) .................................... 9
Making antenna connections ......... 10
Control positions and names .......... 12
Remote controller RC-617S ........... 13
Setting the clock ............................. 14
Choosing the required source ........ 16
Adjusting the sound ....................... 16
Muting / Listening with the
headphones ................................... 17
Playing a CD .................................. 18
Receiving stations .......................... 22
Using the timer ............................... 26
Troubleshooting ............................. 32
Specifications ................................. 34
Using the remote controller ........... 35
PORTABLE CART WARNING
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer's instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat reg-
isters, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or ground-
ing-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider
than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a
third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into
your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obso-
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched par-
ticularly at plugs, Important Safety Instructionsconvenience re-
ceptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufac-
12. Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table speci-
fied by the manufacturer, or
sold with the apparatus. When
a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/appara-
tus combination to avoid in-
jury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate nor-
mally, or has been dropped.
15. Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the apparatus from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
A. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
B. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the ap-
C. If the apparatus has been exposed to rain or water,
D. If the apparatus does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjust-
ment of other controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore
the apparatus to its normal operation,
E. If the apparatus has been dropped or damaged in any way,
F. When the apparatus exhibits a distinct change in performance
this indicates a need for service.
16. Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the apparatus through open-
ings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing
and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases shall be placed
on the apparatus.
Don't put candles or other burning objects on top of this unit.
Always consider the environmental issues and follow local regu-
lations when disposing of batteries.
If you install the apparatus in a built-in installation, such as a
bookcase or rack, ensure that there is adequate ventilation.
18. Leave 20 cm (8") of free space at the top and sides and 10 cm
(4") at the rear. The rear edge of the shelf or board above the
apparatus shall be set 10 cm (4") away from the rear panel or
wall, creating a flue-like gap for warm air to escape.
Important Safety Instructions
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
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
accompanying the appliance.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
1. Recording Copyright--Unless it's for personal use only, record-
ing copyrighted material is illegal without the permission of the
2. AC Fuse--The AC fuse inside the unit is not user-serviceable. If
you cannot turn on the unit, contact your Onkyo dealer.
3. Care--Occasionally you should dust the unit all over with a soft
cloth. For stubborn stains, use a soft cloth dampened with a weak
solution of mild detergent and water. Dry the unit immediately
afterwards with a clean cloth. Don't use abrasive cloths, thinners,
alcohol, or other chemical solvents, because they may damage
the finish or remove the panel lettering.
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST TIME,
READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY.
AC outlet voltages vary from country to country. Make sure that
the voltage in your area meets the voltage requirements printed on
the unit's rear panel (e.g., AC 230 V, 50 Hz or AC 120 V, 60 Hz).
Setting the STANDBY/ON switch to STANDBY does not fully
shutdown the unit. If you do not intend to use the unit for an
extended period, remove the power cord from the AC outlet.
5. Never Touch this Unit with Wet Hands--Never handle this unit
or its power cord while your hands are wet or damp. If water or
any other liquid gets inside this unit, have it checked by your
6. Handling Notes
· If you need to transport this unit, use the original packaging
to pack it how it was when you originally bought it.
· Do not leave rubber or plastic items on this unit for a long
time, because they may leave marks on the case.
· This unit's top and rear panels may get warm after prolonged
use. This is normal.
· If you do not use this unit for a long time, it may not work
properly the next time you turn it on, so be sure to use it
· When you've finished using this unit, remove all discs and
turn off the power.
7. Installing this Unit
· Install this unit in a well-ventilated location.
· Ensure that there's adequate ventilation all around this unit,
especially if it's installed in an audio rack. If the ventilation
is inadequate, the unit may overheat, leading to malfunc-
· Do not expose this unit to direct sunlight or heat sources,
because its internal temperature may rise, shortening the life
of the optical pickup.
· Avoid damp and dusty places, and places subject to vibra-
tions from loudspeakers. Never put the unit on top of, or
directly above a loudspeaker.
· Install this unit horizontally. Never use it on its side or on a
sloping surface, because it may cause a malfunction.
· If you install this unit near a TV, radio, or VCR, the picture
and sound quality may be affected. If this occurs, move this
unit away from the TV, radio, or VCR.
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
technical standards such as EN60065,
EN55013, EN55020 and EN61000-3-2, -3-3.
For British models
Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord
of this unit should be performed only by qualified service personnel.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the termi-
nal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
The plug is fitted with an appropriate fuse. If the fuse needs to be
replaced, the replacement fuse must approved by ASTA or BSI to
BS1362 and have the same ampere rating as that indicated on the
plug. Check for the ASTA mark or the BSI mark on the body of the
If the power cord's plug is not suitable for your socket outlets, cut if
off and fit a suitable plug. Fit a suitable fuse in the plug.
For European Models
8. Moisture Condensation
Moisture condensation may damage this unit.
Read the following carefully:
Moisture may condense on the lens of the optical pickup, one of
the most important parts inside this unit.
· Moisture condensation can occur in the following situations:
The unit is moved from a cold place to a warm place.
A heater is turned on, or cold air from an air conditioner is
hitting the unit.
In the summer, when this unit is moved from an air condi-
tioned room to a hot and humid place.
The unit is used in a humid place.
· Do not use this unit when there's the possibility of moisture
condensation occurring. Doing so may damage your discs
and certain parts inside this unit.
If condensation does occur, remove all discs and leave this unit
turned on for two to three hours. By this time, the unit will have
warmed up and any condensation will have evaporated.
2 × 20 watts min RMS at 4 ohms, 1 kHz no more than
1.0 % THD (FTC rating)
2 × 20 watts at 4 ohms, 1 kHz, DIN
2 × 25 watts at 4 ohms, EIAJ
4-Ohm Drive capability
High-Grade Discrete Outputs Stage Circuits
Brushed Aluminium Front Panel
4-step Acoustic Presence control
Optical Digital Output
Full-Function Remote Control
RDS (PS) (European models)
CDR and Tape Inputs/Outputs
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 un-
plugged. The unit must be plugged in order to charge the back-up
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 has been unplugged. This pe-
riod is shorter when the unit is exposed to a highly humid cli-
This unit contains a semiconductor laser system and is classified as
a "CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT". So, to use this model properly,
read this Instruction Manual carefully. In case of any trouble, please
contact the store where you purchased the unit.
To prevent being exposed to the laser beam, do not try to open the
VISIBLE AND/OR INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN
OPEN AND INTERLOCK FAILED OR DEFEATED. DO NOT
STARE INTO BEAM.
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CONTROLS OR
ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES
OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
The label on the right is applied on the
right side of the unit.
1. This unit is a CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT and employs a laser in-
side the cabinet.
2. To prevent the laser from being exposed, do not remove the cover.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel.
* In catalogs and on packaging, the letter added to the end of the
product name indicates the color of the CR-305FX. Specifica-
tions and operation are the same regardless of color.
Installing the remote controller batteries
1. Remove the battery compartment cover, as shown.
2. Insert two AAA (R03)-size batteries into the battery compart-
ment. Carefully follow the polarity diagram (positive (+) and
negative () symbols) inside the battery compartment.
3. After batteries are installed and seated correctly, replace the com-
· Do not mix new batteries with old batteries or different kinds of
· To avoid corrosion, remove the batteries if the remote controller
is not to be used for a long time.
· Remove dead batteries immediately to avoid damage from cor-
rosion. If the remote controller doesn't operate smoothly, replace
both the batteries at the same time.
Using the remote controller
Point the remote controller toward the remote control sensor.
· Place the unit away from strong light such as direct sunlight or
inverted fluorescent light which can prevent proper operation of
the remote controller.
· Using another remote controller of the same type in the same
room or using the unit near equipment which uses infrared rays
may cause operational interference.
· Do not put any object such as a book on the remote controller.
The buttons of the remote controller may be pressed by mistake
and drain the batteries.
· Make sure the audio rack doors do not have colored glass. Plac-
ing the unit behind such doors may prevent proper remote con-
· If there is any obstacle between the remote controller and the
remote control sensor, the remote controller will not operate.
Before operating this unit
approx. 5 m
Check that the following accessories are supplied with this unit.
AM loop antenna
FM indoor antenna
Remote controller (RC-617S)