COMPACT COMPONENT SYSTEM

MX-KC68

Consists of CA-MXKC68, SP-MXKC68F and SP-MXKC68W

MX-KC38

—Consists of CA-MXKC38, SP-MXKC38

Thank you for purchasing a JVC product.

INSTRUCTIONS

GVT0243-016B [A/UJ/UW/US]

CAUTION

The button in any position does not disconnect the mains line.

Disconnect the mains plug to shut the power off completely (the STANDBY lamp goes off ).

The MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.

When the system is on standby, the STANDBY lamp lights red (except when the power is supplied using batteries.)

When the system is turned on, the STANDBY lamp goes off.

The power can be remote controlled. However, when the power is supplied using batteries, the system cannot be turned on by remote control.

CAUTION

To reduce the risk of electrical shocks, fire, etc.:

1.Do not remove screws, covers or cabinet.

2.Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.

CAUTION:

Do not block the ventilation openings or holes. (If

the ventilation openings or holes are blocked by a

newspaper or cloth, etc., the heat may not be able to get

out.)

Do not place any naked flame sources, such as lighted

CAUTION: Proper Ventilation

To avoid risk of electric shock and fire, and to prevent damage, locate the apparatus as follows:

1.Front: No obstructions and open spacing.

2.Sides/Top/Back: No obstructions should be placed in the areas shown by the dimensions below.

3.Bottom: Place on the level surface. Maintain an adequate air path for ventilation by placing on a stand with a height of 10 cm or more.

Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 cm

 

15 cm

 

1 cm

 

 

 

 

1 cm

1 cm

15 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SP-MXKC68F CA-MXKC68 SP-MXKC68F SP-MXKC68W

 

 

 

 

CA-MXKC68

 

 

SP-MXKC38 CA-MXKC38 SP-MXKC38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CA-MXKC38

Mains (AC) Line Instruction (not applicable for Australia)

Basic and Common Operations

Basic Operations

To

 

Press

On the

On the

 

System

remote

Turn on or off

 

The STANDBY lamp on the System

(standby) the

 

 

turns off/on.

power

 

 

 

 

 

See “Playing Back a Disc” on page 4.

Select a

 

See “Listening to iPod” on page 6.

 

 

source

 

 

 

 

Press repeatedly to select “FM,”“AM,” or

 

 

“AUDIO IN”.

 

 

For “FM” and “AM,” see “Listening to

 

 

FM and AM Broadcasts” on page 5.

 

 

For “AUDIO IN,” see “Listening to

 

 

Digital Audio Player” on page 6.

 

iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

NOTE

 

DO NOT turn off (standby) the System with the volume set to an extremely high

 

level; otherwise, the sudden blast of sound can damage your hearing, speakers

Point at the remote sensor on the front panel.

and/or headphones when you turn on the System or start playback.

(The operating range is approx. 7 m.)

 

How to cancel the

 

demonstration

 

Press and hold CANCEL/

 

DEMO button while

 

on standby. (Refer to

 

the attached sheet

 

“Information about the

 

demonstration function”.)

 

STANDBY lamp

 

 

Subwoofer is only available

 

for MX-KC68.

0510WMKMDWJMM

candles, on the apparatus.

Main unit (rear)

Adjust the

You can adjust the volume level from

PHONES jack

©2008 Victor Company of Japan, Limited

When discarding batteries, environmental problems

must be considered and local rules or laws governing the

disposal of these batteries must be followed strictly.

Do not expose this apparatus to rain, moisture, dripping

volume

level 0 (“VOLUME MIN”) to level 31 (“VOLUME MAX”).

Using Headphones

Be sure to turn down the volume

Warnings, Cautions and Others

IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS

1.

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT

2.

CAUTION: Do not open the top cover or cabinet. There

 

are no user serviceable parts inside the unit; leave all

 

servicing to qualified service personnel.

or splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such

as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.

CAUTION:

Excessive sound pressure from earphones or headphones can cause hearing loss.

CAUTION for mains (AC) line

Drop the

 

 

To restore the volume, press again, or

volume in a

 

 

adjust the volume level.

moment

 

 

 

 

 

Display Settings

To

 

 

Press

On the

On the

 

before connecting or putting on the

Stereo mini plug

headphones.

 

Connecting the headphones will

 

deactivate the speakers.

 

Sound adjustments also affect the sound

 

through the headphones.

 

3. CAUTION: Visible and/or invisible class 1M laser

radiation when open. Do not view directly with optical

instruments.

4. REPRODUCTION OF LABEL: CAUTION LABEL, PLACED

INSIDE THE UNIT.

[European Union only]

BEFORE PLUGGING IN, do check that your mains (AC) line voltage corresponds with the position of the voltage selector switch provided on the outside of this equipment and, if different, reset the voltage selector switch, to prevent from a damage or risk of fire/electric shock.

NOTE

The remote control illustrations of MX-KC68 are used in this instruction manual.

 

System

remote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press when the System is on standby.

Set the Save

 

 

 

Setting the Save mode allows you

 

 

to reduce power consumption by

mode

 

 

turning the display off while on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

standby.

 

 

 

 

To cancel this function, press again.

 

 

 

 

Press repeatedly to select a brightness

Changing the

 

 

 

level.

display

 

 

DIMMER 1 DIMMER 2

 

 

 

 

 

brightness

 

 

 

 

DIMMER OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changing the

 

 

 

Press briefly.

display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

information

 

 

For setting the clock, see “Setting the

(Clock and

 

 

 

Clock and Using Timers” on page 7.

source)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound Adjustment

To

 

 

Press

On the

On the

 

 

 

 

 

System

remote

 

 

 

 

Reinforce the

 

 

Sound Turbo indicator lights up.

heavy sound

 

 

To cancel this function, press again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press repeatedly to select a sound

Select a

 

 

mode you want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

sound mode

 

 

(Off)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change the

 

 

Press repeatedly to select a subwoofer

 

 

level.

subwoofer

 

 

 

: SUBWOOFER1

level (only for

 

 

 

: SUBWOOFER2

MX-KC68)

 

 

 

 

: SUBWOOFER3

 

 

 

Display Information

Main display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

File type indicators

Play mode indicators

FM reception indicators

 

 

(See page 4.)

(See page 4.)

(See page 5.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timer mode indicators

Sound Turbo indicator (See the left table.)

 

 

(See page 7.)

Subwoofer level indicator (See the left table.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.STBY (Auto Standby)

Sound mode indicator (See the left table.)

 

 

 

 

indicator (See page 4.)

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

Precautions

Notes on the power cord

When you are away on travel or otherwise for an extended period of time, remove the plug

from the wall outlet. A small amount of power (1.00 W or less) is always consumed while the

power cord is connected to the wall outlet.

ConnectionsDo not connect the AC power cord until all other connections have been made.

Playing Back a Disc

This System can play back...

CD.

CD-R/CD-RW recorded in audio CD format (CD-DA) or recorded MP3/WMA files in ISO 9660 format.

To Select a Group (for MP3/WMA only)

1

Press briefly.

 

Playing at Random—Random Play

1

Press before you start playback.

 

The RND (random) indicator lights on the display.

When unplugging the System from the wall outlet, always pull the plug, not the power cord.

Do not handle the power cord with wet hands.

Disconnect the power cord before cleaning the System or moving the System.

Do not alter, twist or pull the power cord, or put anything heavy on it, which may cause fire,

electric shock, or other accidents.

If the cord is damaged, consult a dealer and have the power cord replaced with a new one.

Avoid moisture, water, dust, and high temperatures

Do not place the System in moist or dusty places.

If water gets inside the System, turn off the power and remove the plug from the wall outlet, then consult your dealer. Using the System in this state may cause a fire or electrical shock.

Do not expose the System to direct sunlight or place it near a heating device.

Notes on installation

Select a place which is level, dry and neither too hot nor too cold between 5˚C and 35˚C.

Do not install the System in a place subject to vibrations.

Do not put heavy objects on the System.

To connect the FM antenna (supplied)

Extend it so that you can obtain the best reception.

FM antenna

(supplied)

For better FM reception

Outdoor FM antenna (not supplied)

Disconnect the supplied FM antenna, and connect to an

To assemble the AM loop antenna (supplied)To connect the AM loop antenna

AM loop antenna (supplied) Turn it until the best reception is obtained.

When playing back an MP3 or WMA track, MP3 or WMA indicator lights on the display.

Loading a Disc

1

On the System only

Press to open the disc tray.

 

2

When using an 8 cm disc, place it on the

 

 

inner circle of the disc tray.

3

Press to close the disc tray.

2

Select a group number.

3

Select a track number.

You can use also 4 or ¢ buttons.

RESUME Play (for MP3/WMA only)

When you stop the playback by one of the following operations, this System stores the beginning of the stopped track on the disc.

– Pressing 7 once

2

 

 

 

 

 

Playback starts in random order.

 

 

 

 

 

Random Play ends when all tracks are played back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Operate on the Random Play Mode

To

 

 

 

 

 

Press

 

Skip a track

 

 

 

 

 

4 goes back to the beginning of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

current track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exit from

Press once while playback is stopped.

random play

Playing Repeatedly—Repeat Play

1Press repeatedly to specify the repeat mode as follows:

REP 1 Repeats the current (or specified) track.

To prevent malfunction or damage of the System

Do not insert any metallic objects, such as wires, hairpins, coins, etc. into the System.

Do not block the vents.

outdoor FM antenna using a 75 Ω wire with coaxial type connector.

– Changing the source

When you start playback again, playback starts from the stored position.

REP

Repeats all tracks in the current group (MP3/ WMA only).

There are no user-serviceable parts inside.
Basic Disc Operations

To clear the stored position, turn off the System.

REP ALL Repeats all tracks.

(Off) Normal playback

If anything goes wrong, unplug the power cord and consult your dealer.

Getting Started

Supplied Accessories

After unpacking, check to be sure that you have all the following items. The number in parentheses indicates the quantity of each piece supplied.

Remote control (x 1)

Batteries (x 2)

AM loop antenna (x 1)

FM antenna (x 1)

AC plug adapter (x 1) (not supplied for Australia)

If anything is missing, consult your dealer immediately.

Prepare the Remote Control

Insert the battery into the remote control by matching the polarity (+ and –) correctly.

If the range or effectiveness of the remote control decreases, replace both batteries.

R6P(SUM-3)/AA(15F)

CAUTION:

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or

equivalent type.

Battery shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.

SubwooferMain speaker

 

 

(Only for MX-KC68)To connect the speaker cords

Make sure all speakers are connected correctly and firmly.

When connecting the speaker cords, match the polarity of the speaker terminals:

Main speakers: blue cord to (+) and black cord to (–)

Subwoofer: red cord to (+) and black cord to (–)

NOTES

DO NOT connect more than one speaker to each terminal.

DO NOT allow the conductor of the speaker cords to be in touch with

the metallic parts of the

 

NOTE

 

Make sure the antenna conductors do not

 

touch any other terminals, connecting cords

Main speaker

and power cord. Also, keep the antennas

 

away from metallic parts of the System,

 

connecting cords, and the AC power cord.

 

This could cause poor reception.

To a wall outlet

Plug the AC power cord only after all connections are complete.

If the wall outlet does not match the AC plug, use the supplied AC plug adapter (not applicable for Australia).

MX-KC68

 

 

 

 

 

MX-KC38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the

To the right

To the left

To the right

To the left

To

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press

On the

On the

 

 

System

remote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current track number and elapsed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

playing time appear on the main

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

display.

Play back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For MP3/WMA files: Before current

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

track number and elapsed playing

the disc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

time appear, the tag information is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

scrolled if it is recorded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During playback, press again to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pause.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While playback is stopped, total track

Stop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

number and total playing time (for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MP3/WMA files, group number and

playback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

track number) appear on the main

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

display.

Select a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to select the next tracks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to go back to the beginning of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the current or previous tracks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To select number 5, press 5.

track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To select number 25, press 10, 2,

number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press and hold to fast-forward the track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

search/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

during playback.

Reverse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press and hold to fast-reverse the track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

search

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

during playback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE

This function does not work in program play and random play.

Programming the Playing Order—Program Play

1

Press before you start playback.

 

 

The PROG (program) indicator lights on the display.

 

 

2

For MP3/WMA files: select a group number, then a

 

track number.

For CD: select a track number.

3Repeat step 2 to program other tracks you want.

If you try to program a 51st track, “FULL” will appear on the main display.

4

 

 

 

 

 

The tracks are played back in the programmed order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Operate on the Program Play Mode

To

 

 

 

 

 

Press

Check the

 

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

 

 

 

 

programmed

 

 

 

 

 

Press while playback is stopped.

contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add tracks Repeat step 2 above while playback is stopped.

Press while playback is stopped.

Erase the last

The track number and the program

track

number of the new last track appear on

 

the main display.

Erase the entire

2

Turning off the System Automatically —AUTO STANDBY function

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

The A.STBY indicator starts flashing on the display after playback stops. If no operation is done for about 3 minutes, the System turns off.

The AUTO STANDBY function also works in the following cases:

– “IPOD” is selected as the source and no iPod is connected to the System.

– “AUDIO IN” is selected as the source and no equipment is connected to the AUDIO IN terminal.

The AUTO STANDBY function does not work when “FM” or “AM” is selected as the source.

To cancel this function, press again.

Prohibiting Disc Ejection

You can lock the disc tray so that no one can eject the loaded disc.

This is possible while the System is on standby and the disc tray is closed.

On the System only

Press and hold

System.

subwoofer

speaker

speaker

speaker

speaker

NOTE

program

Press and hold for 2 seconds.

If no disc is inserted, “NO DISC” appears on the main display.

Exit from

Press while playback is stopped.

program play

To cancel the prohibition, repeat the same procedure.

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