Listening to FM and AM Broadcasts

Listening to Other Equipment

Learning More about This System

Basic Tuner Operations





Select FM or AM




Press repeatedly until FM band or AM band is selected.












Set the AM tuner




On the System only:

intervals to 10 kHz




When AM band is selected, press and hold 7.







or 9 kHz spacing




Each time you press and hold, you can select “9K --> 10K” or “10K --> 9K.”






Select a frequency




Press and hold for more than 2 seconds.





The System starts searching for stations and stops when a station of sufficient signal









strength is tuned in.



If an FM program is broadcast in stereo, the ß (stereo) indicator lights up (only when






the reception is good).





Press during searching to stop.









• Press repeatedly to change the frequency step by step.

Tune in to a preset


Press to select its preset number.


For presetting stations, see below.














Change the FM




Press to improve reception.

reception mode


The ˜ (mono) indicator lights up.

(When an FM

Stereo effect will be lost.




stereo broadcast is




To restore the stereo effect, press again.

hard to receive)






Presetting Stations

You can preset 30 FM and 15 AM stations manually.

1Tune in to a station you want to preset.



Press to activate the preset number entry mode.


• Finish the following steps while the indication on the display is flashing.



Press to select a preset number for the station you want to store.















Press to store the station.





Listening to other equipment

Front view

Digital Audio Player

To audio output (or

Stereo mini plug cordheadphone out, etc.) (not supplied)

1 Turn the volume to minimum.












AUDIO IN Press repeatedly to select “AUDIO IN.”


3Start playing the connected equipment.

4Adjust the volume.

To Adjust the Audio Input Level

If the sound from the equipment connected to the AUDIO IN jack is too loud or too quiet, you can change the audio input level through the AUDIO IN jack (without changing the volume level).

Press and hold for more than 2 seconds while “AUDIO IN” is selected as the source.

You can select one of three levels as follows:


As the number increases, the sound becomes louder.

Basic and Common Operations (see page 3)

Pressing one of the source buttons also turns on the System and starts playing back if the source is ready or connected.

To cancel the display demonstration momentarily, press and hold DEMO while the System is turned on, until “DEMO OFF” appears. Disconnecting and reconnecting the power plug will start the display demonstration again.

Playing Back a Disc/USB Mass Storage Class Device

(see page 4)

This System cannot play “packet write” discs.

For MP3/WMA playback...

In this manual, “file” and “track” are interchangeably used for MP3/WMA operations.

MP3/WMA discs are required a longer readout time than regular CDs. (It depends on the complexity of the group/ file configuration.)

Some MP3/WMA files cannot be played back and will be skipped. This result from their recording processes and conditions.

When making MP3/WMA discs, use ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 for the disc format.

This System can play back MP3/WMA files with the extension code <.mp3> or <.wma> (regardless of the letter case—upper/lower).

It is recommended that you make each MP3/WMA file at a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and at bit rate of 128 kbps. This System cannot play back files made at bit rate of less than 64 kbps.

Playback order of MP3/WMA tracks may be different from the one you have intended while recording. If a folder (group) does not include MP3/WMA tracks, they are ignored.

Some characters or symbols will not be shown correctly on the display.

The maximum character number shown on the display is 30 for ID3 tag.

This System can recognize a total of 999 tracks and 255 groups. Those exceeding the maximum number cannot be recognized.

For the USB mass storage class device playback...

When connecting a USB mass storage class device, also refer to its manual.

Connect one USB mass storage class device directly to the System at a time. Do not use a USB hub.

This System is compatible with USB 2.0 Full Speed.

You cannot play back a file larger than 2 GB.

This System may not play back some USB mass storage class devices and does not support DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Coded or encrypted tracks in a special method cannot be played on the System.

This System cannot recognize a USB mass storage class device whose rating exceeds 5 V/500 mA.

When playing a file which has a large transfer rate, sounds may be dropped during playback.

Some USB mass storage class devices may not be recognized or may not work properly.

The compatible format is FAT16/FAT32.

Listening to Other Equipment (see page 5)

If the audio output on the other equipment is not stereo mini plug type, use a plug adapter to convert the stereo mini plug to the corresponding plug of the audio output. Refer to the manuals supplied with the other equipment.

Setting the Clock and Using Timers (see page 6)

JVC bears no responsibility for any loss of data in USB mass

• You can set the clock and Daily Timer while the System

storage class device while using this System.

is turned on. While setting the clock or Daily Timer, the


display is turning on.

Microsoft and Windows Media are either registered

• The clock may gain or lose 1 to 2 minutes per month. If this

trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the

happens, readjust the clock.

United States and/or other countries.

• When you unplug the AC power cord or if a power failure



occurs, the clock and the timer will be canceled. You need


to set the clock first, then the timer again.


Timer Priority:

If you activate the Sleep Timer after Daily Timer starts playing the selected source, Daily Timer is canceled.

Display Information

RESUME indicator (See page 4.)

S.TURBO (Sound Turbo) indicator (See page 3.)

BASS indicator (See page 3.)

File type indicators (See page 4.)





Source indicators (See page 3.)

Play mode indicators (See page 4.)























FM reception indicators (See page 5.)



















































































































































































Timer mode indicators

REC (Recording) indicator (See page 6.)


(See page 6.)


SLEEP indicator (See page 6.)

Source indicators

Main display

A.STBY (Auto Standby) indicator (See page 6.)



Recording Operations

Before You Start Recording

It may be unlawful to record or play back copyrighted material without the consent of the copyright owner.

The recording level is not affected by the volume.

Hyper Bass Sound, tone adjustment, and Sound Turbo (see page 3) do not affect recordings.

You can record up to 99 tracks per group to the USB mass storage class device.

The tracks which are recorded to the USB mass storage class device will be converted into MP3 format.

You cannot start recording into a USB mass storage class device while “READING” is shown on the display.

Do not disconnect a USB mass storage class device while playing or recording. It may cause malfunction.

During recording, the Random Play and Repeat Play will be canceled.

You can record only from CD-DA discs.

About SCMS (Serial Copy Management System)

The System uses the Serial Copy Management System which allows only first- generation digital copies to be made of premastered software such as regular CDs. If you try to record from a duplicated disc into the USB mass storage class device, “PROTECT” appears on the display.

1st generation


2nd generation











Recording from a CD

You can record tracks digitally from a CD onto the USB mass storage class device.

1Prepare the desired CD you want to record and stop playback.



Press to start recording.



(On the System)

When playback ends, recording also stops.

To stop recording manually, press 7.

To Record the Playing Track



Press to start recording while playing back the track to record.




When the selected track ends, recording also stops.

(On the System)


When the capacity of the USB mass storage class device is full, the USB REC indicator does not flash and the System will not start recording.

Display Messages for Recording Operations


Unavailable file


No USB mass storage class device is connected or the connected USB mass storage class device is not recognized with this System.

Setting the Clock and Using Timers

Setting the Clock

Set the built-in clock before using Daily timer or sleep timer when the System is on standby.

• “0:00” flashes on the main display until you set the clock.



Press and hold to activate the clock setting mode when the


System is on standby.


If you have already adjusted the clock before, press the button repeatedly until the clock setting mode is selected.



Adjust the hour, then the minute.











To go back to the previous step, press CANCEL.

Setting the Sleep Timer

Press repeatedly to specify the time (in minutes) as follows:





















OFF 180150

The SLEEP indicator lights up.

To check the remaining time until the System shuts off, press once.

Turning Off the System Automatically



Press and hold until the A.STBY indicator lights on the display.


• The A.STBY indicator starts flashing after playback stops.


If no operation is done for about 3 minutes, the System turns off.

To cancel this function, press and hold again.

Setting the Daily Timer

Using Daily Timer, you can wake up with your favorite music.

You can store three Daily Timer settings.

Tune into a station, place a CD, or connect a USB mass storage class device to the System beforehand.



Press CLOCK/TIMER repeatedly to display the desired Daily


Timer number ( 1/ 2/ 3 lights up), then press SET during




DAILY 1, DAILY 2 or DAILY 3 is displayed.













Adjust the hour then the minute for on-time.


Adjust the hour then the minute for off-time.




Select the playback source—“CD,” “USB,” “TUNER FM,” or









Select the volume.





• You can select the volume level –“VOLUME 0” (VOL MIN)




to “VOLUME 40” (VOL MAX) and “VOLUME – –”. If you





select “VOLUME – –,” the volume is set to the last level





when the System is turned off.




Turn off the System (on standby).



• When the on-time comes, the System sets the volume





gradually to the preset level.

To exit from the timer setting, press CANCEL as required.

To correct a misentry during the process, press CANCEL. You can return to the previous step.

To Turn Off the Daily Timer

Press CANCEL when “DAILY” is lit up.


If you are having a problem with your System, check this list for a possible solution before calling for service.


Power does not turn on.

\Power plug is not inserted securely. Plug in securely.

Adjustments or settings are suddenly canceled before you finish.

\There is a time limit. Repeat the procedure again.

Operations are disabled.

\The built-in microprocessor may malfunction due to external electrical interference. Unplug the AC power cord and then plug it back in.

Unable to operate the System from the remote control.

\The path between the remote control and the remote sensor on the System is blocked.

\The batteries are exhausted.

No sound is heard.

\Speaker connections are incorrect or loose.

\Headphones are connected.

Disc/USB Mass Storage Class Device Operations

The disc/USB mass storage class device does not play.

\The disc is placed upside down. Place the disc with the label side up.

\The disc is recorded with the “packet writing (UDF file system).” It cannot be played. Check the files you want to play back.

\The USB mass storage class device is not connected properly.

MP3/WMA groups and tracks are not played back in order as you expect.

\Playing order is determined when the groups and tracks were recorded. It depends on the writing application.

The disc/USB mass storage class device sound is discontinuous.

\The disc is scratched or dirty.

\MP3/WMA files have not been properly copied into the USB mass storage class device.

Sound from USB mass storage class device is interrupted.

\Static electricity may stop the sound. In this case, disconnect and connect the USB mass storage class device again after turning off the System.

The disc tray does not open or close.

\The AC power cord is not plugged in.

\Disc ejection is prohibited (see page 4).

Radio Operations

Hard to listen to broadcasts because of noise.

\Antennas connections are incorrect or loose.

\The AM loop antenna is too close to the System.

\The FM antenna is not properly extended and positioned.

Recording Operations

Unable to record into the USB device.

\The capacity of the USB device is full.

\You have recorded 999 tracks or 255 groups on the USB mass storage class device.

\The USB mass storage class device is write-protected.

\The USB mass storage class device you connected is incompatible to this System.

Daily Timer Operations

Daily Timer does not work.

\The System has been turned on when the on-time comes. Timer starts working only when the System is turned off.

\There might have been a power failure, set the clock first, then the time again.


To get the best performance of the System, keep your discs and mechanism clean.

Handling discs

Remove the disc from its case by holding at the edge while pressing the center hole lightly.

Do not touch the shiny surface of the disc, or bend the disc.

Put the disc back in its case after use.

Be careful not to scratch the surface of the disc when placing it back in its case.

Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, temperature extremes, and moisture.

To clean the disc:

Wipe the disc with a soft cloth in a straight line from center to edge.

Cleaning the System

Stains should be wiped off with a soft cloth. If the System is heavily stained, wipe it with a cloth soaked in water-diluted neutral detergent and wrung well, then wipe clean with a dry cloth.

Since the System may deteriorate in quality, become damaged or get its paint peeled off, be careful about the following:

DO NOT wipe it with a hard cloth.

DO NOT wipe it hard.

DO NOT wipe it with thinner or benzine.

DO NOT apply any volatile substance such as insecticides to it.

DO NOT allow any rubber or plastic to remain in contact for a long time.


Amplifier section

60 W (30 W + 30 W) at 6 Ω (10% THD)


6 Ω – 16 Ω

Audio input AUDIO IN: 500 mV/47 kΩ (at “LEVEL 1”)


250 mV/47 kΩ (at “LEVEL 2”)

Digital input:

125 mV/47 kΩ (at “LEVEL 3”)


Tuner section

FM tuning range:

87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz

AM tuning range:

531 kHz - 1 710 kHz


(in 9 kHz spacing)


530 kHz - 1 710 kHz


(in 10 kHz spacing)

CD player section

Dynamic range:

88 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio:

85 dB

Wow and flutter:


USB section

USB specification:

Compatible with USB 2.0 Full

Compatible device:


Mass storage class

Compatible file system:

FAT16, FAT32

Output power:

DC 5 V


500 mA



Power requirements:

AC 110 V-127 V/AC 220 V-240 V


adjustable with the voltage selector,


50 Hz/60 Hz


AC 240 V , 50 Hz (only Australia)


AC 220 V , 50 Hz (only Hong

Power consumption:


30 W (power on)


8 W (standby)


1 W or less (ECO Mode)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 165 mm x 251 mm x 245 mm


1.9 kg


Speaker units:

10 cm cone x 1; 1.5 cm x 1


6 Ω

Dimensions (approx.):

140 mm x 251 mm x 141 mm

Mass (approx.):


1.3 kg each

Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice.