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  • Brand: Pioneer
  • Product: Audio tuner
  • Model/name: F-F6-J
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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.
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.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
IMPORTANT
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WARNING
This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire
or shock hazard, do not place any container filled
with liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or
flower pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain
or moisture. D3-4-2-1-3_A_En
WARNING
To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked
flame sources (such as a lighted candle) on the
equipment. D3-4-2-1-7a_A_En
Operating Environment
Operating environment temperature and humidity:
+5 ºC to +35 ºC (+41 ºF to +95 ºF); less than 85 %RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in
locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or
strong artificial light) D3-4-2-1-7c_A_En
VENTILATION CAUTION
When installing this unit, make sure to leave space
around the unit for ventilation to improve heat
radiation (at least 10 cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and
10 cm at each side).
WARNING
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the
product, and to protect it from overheating. To
prevent fire hazard, the openings should never be
blocked or covered with items (such as newspapers,
table-cloths, curtains) or by operating the
equipment on thick carpet or a bed. D3-4-2-1-7b_A_En
This product complies with the Low Voltage Directive
2006/95/EC and EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.
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WARNING
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., 230 V
or 120 V) written on the rear panel. D3-4-2-1-4_A_En
Before plugging in for the first time, read the following
section carefully.
If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC
outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed
and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and
mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of
this unit should be performed only by qualified
service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the
cut-off plug can cause severe electrical shock. Make
sure it is properly disposed of after removal.
The equipment should be disconnected by removing
the mains plug from the wall socket when left
unused for a long period of time (for example, when
on vacation). D3-4-2-2-1a_A_En
This product is for general household purposes. Any
failure due to use for other than household purposes
(such as long-term use for business purposes in a
restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which
requires repair will be charged for even during the
warranty period. K041_En
Location: rear of the unit
ON
OFF
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AUTO
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CAUTION
The POWER switch on this unit will not completely
shut off all power from the AC outlet. Since the
power cord serves as the main disconnect device for
the unit, you will need to unplug it from the AC outlet
to shut down all power. Therefore, make sure the
unit has been installed so that the power cord can
be easily unplugged from the AC outlet in case of an
accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power cord should
also be unplugged from the AC outlet when left
unused for a long period of time (for example, when
on vacation). D3-4-2-2-2a_A_En
POWER-CORD CAUTION
Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the
plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power
cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a
short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a
piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the
cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other
cords. The power cords should be routed such that they
are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord
can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check
the power cord once in a while. When you find it
damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized
service center or your dealer for a replacement. S002_En
If you want to dispose this product, do not mix it with general household waste. There is a separate collection system for used
electronic products in accordance with legislation that requires proper treatment, recovery and recycling.
Private households in the member states of the EU, in Switzerland and Norway may return their used electronic products free of charge to
designated collection facilities or to a retailer (if you purchase a similar new one).
For countries not mentioned above, please contact your local authorities for the correct method of disposal.
By doing so you will ensure that your disposed product undergoes the necessary treatment, recovery and recycling and thus prevent potential
negative effects on the environment and human health. K058_A_En
Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified
service personnel.
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IMPORTANT: THE MOULDED PLUG
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety and convenience. A 10 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should
the fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 10 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to
BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark or the BSI mark on the body of the fuse.
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover, you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced. If you lose the fuse cover the plug
must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be obtained from your local dealer.
If the fitted moulded plug is unsuitable for your socket outlet, then the fuse shall be removed and the plug cut off and disposed of
safely. There is a danger of severe electrical shock if the cut off plug is inserted into any 13 amp socket.
If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown below. If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.
IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Blue : Neutral Brown : Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance 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 terminal which is marked with the
letter L or coloured RED.
How to replace the fuse: Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver and replace the fuse.
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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Please read through these operating instructions so that you will know how to operate your model
properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them in a safe place for future
reference.
Contents
01 Before you start
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
What’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Inserting the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Installing the tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
02 Connections
Making cable connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Connecting the antenna terminals . . . . . . . . . 7
Connecting analog audio sources . . . . . . . . . 9
Connecting digital audio sources . . . . . . . . . . 9
Connecting RDI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Plugging in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
03 Controls and displays
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Remote control unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
04 Listening to FM/AM
Auto preset memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Search Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Preset stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
An introduction to RDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
RDS Search/PTY Search/TP Search . . . . . . . 17
Naming station presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
05 Listening to DAB broadcasts
About DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) . . . 19
Tuning in DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting)
broadcasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Preset stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Search Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Sort Mode (Sorting components) . . . . . . . . . 23
Switching the DAB information display . . . . 24
DRC (Dynamic Range Control) . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Last function memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Initialization of the microprocessor. . . . . . . . 26
06 Other connections
Connecting external antennas. . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Operating this tuner with the remote sensor
of your Pioneer amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
07 Additional information
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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Chapter 1:
Before you start
Features
High Quality Audio Parts
• Schottky Barrier Diode
• Gold Plated Terminal
200 Stations, Groupe Presets
(DAB 100, FM/AM 100)
High Perfoemance D/A Converter
(192 kHz/24 bit)
RDS (Radio Data System) with Radio Text
MPX mode
What’s in the box
Please confirm that the following accessories
are in the box when you open it.
• Remote control unit
• Lithium battery (CR2025)
• Power cord
• RCA/phono stereo audio cable
• SR control cable
• AM loop antenna
• FM antenna
• DAB indoor antenna
• Warranty card
• Operating instructions
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Inserting the battery
Insert the lithium battery (CR2025) into the
remote control as shown below. The battery
supplied with this unit is stored in the battery
holder (see step 3 below). When you notice a
decrease in the operating range, replace the
battery in the same manner.
1 Push the release tab to the right to open
the battery holder.
2 Pull out the battery holder.
3 Remove the battery from the holder.
If you’re doing this for the first time, remove the
protective seal from the battery supplied with
the system before re-inserting it.
4 Place a new battery in the holder.
Make sure the  side of the battery is facing up
when you place it in the space provided.
Caution
When using lithium batteries, please observe
the following:
• There is danger of explosion if the battery is
replaced incorrectly. Make sure to replace
only with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer.
• Dispose of used batteries cells
immediately after replacement. Keep out of
the reach of children.
• If swallowed, please contact a doctor
immediately.
• Lithium batteries may present a fire or
chemical burn hazard if misused. Do not
disassemble, heat above 100 °C, or
incinerate.
• Remove the battery if the unit isn’t going to
be used for a month or more.
• When disposing of used batteries, please
comply with governmental regulations or
environmental public instruction’s rules
that apply in your country or area.
• Do not use or store batteries in direct
sunlight or other excessively hot locations,
such as inside a car or near a heater. This
can cause batteries to leak, overheat,
explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the
life or performance of batteries.
Installing the tuner
• When installing this unit, make sure to put
it on a level and stable surface.
Don’t install it on the following places:
– on a color TV (the screen may distort)
– near a cassette deck (or close to a device
that gives off a magnetic field). This may
interfere with the sound.
– in direct sunlight
– in damp or wet areas
– in extremely hot or cold areas
– in places where there is vibration or
other movement
– in places that are very dusty
– in places that have hot fumes or oils
(such as a kitchen)
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Chapter 2:
Connections
Making cable connections
Make sure not to bend the cables over the top
of this unit (as shown in the illustration), since
the magnetic field produced by the unit’s
transformers may cause a humming noise in
the speakers.
Important
• Before making or changing any
connections, switch off the power and
disconnect the power cord from the AC
outlet.
Connecting the antenna
terminals
Connecting an DAB outdoor antenna
• If good reception cannot be achieved with
the included DAB indoor antenna, use an
DAB outdoor antenna. Connect an F male
type connector to the coaxial cable and
connect the antenna to the DAB
ANTENNA terminal.
Installing the DAB indoor antenna
• DAB station reception (page 19).
• Use “Tuning aid” to set position at which
reception sensitivity is optimum (page 22).
DAB indoor antenna assembly
Mount the antenna’s screw to the stand.
Connecting antennas
Connect the AM loop antenna, FM antenna
and DAB indoor antenna as shown in the
illustration (page 8). To improve reception and
sound quality, connect external antennas1
(See Connecting external antennas on
page 27).
Note
1 Do not disconnect the AM loop antenna even if an external AM antenna is used.
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1 Pull off the protective shields of both AM
antenna wires.
2 Push open the tabs, then insert one wire
fully into each terminal, then release the tabs
to secure the AM antenna wires.
3 Fix the AM loop antenna to the attached
stand.
To fix the stand to the antenna, bend in the
direction indicated by the arrow (fig. A) then
clip the loop onto the stand (fig. B).
• If you plan to mount the AM antenna to a
wall or other surface, secure the stand with
screws (fig. C) before clipping the loop to
the stand. Make sure the reception is clear.
4 Place the AM loop antenna on a flat
surface, pointing in the direction that
produces best reception.
Don’t let it come into contact with metal
objects and avoid placing near computers,
television sets or other electrical appliances.
5 Connect the FM antenna1
in the same way
as the AM loop antenna.
For best results, extend the FM antenna fully
and fix to a wall or door frame. Don’t drape
loosely or leave coiled up.
6 Connect the DAB indoor antenna.2
CONTROL
AC IN
LINEOUT
R
OUT
IN
L
ANTENNA
FM
UNBAL 75Ω
AM
LOOP
RDI OUT
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL OPTICAL
ANTENNA
DAB
AM loop antenna
FM antenna
DAB indoor antenna
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fig. A fig. B fig. C
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Note
1 Do not connect two FM antennas simultaneously.
2 A magnet is located on the bottom surface of the DAB indoor antenna. Keep it away from monitors etc.
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Connecting analog audio
sources
• Use the RCA/phono jack audio cable to
connect this unit’s LINE OUT connectors
to the analog input connectors of an
amplifier.
Connecting digital audio sources
• If you want to enjoy listening to the digital
output audio of the DAB, connect to an
amplifier supplied with a digital coaxial or
optical input.
• Digital audio out: Connections with
equipment having a digital input such as
an amplifier or an MD recorder. The digital
audio output terminal of this unit (either
DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL or DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL) should be connected with the
digital input terminals of an amplifier, MD
recorder, or other component (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL).
Connecting RDI
The RDI (Receiver Data Interface) optical
connector provides access to multiplex data.
This is used to connect to a computer or other
external data source in order to access
services that are expected to be added in the
future.
These services may not yet be provided in your
reception area.
Plugging in
Make sure to complete all connections before
connecting to an AC outlet.
• Connect the power cord to the AC inlet
(AC IN) on the rear panel of the tuner, then
plug into a AC outlet.
CONTROL
LINEOUT
R
OUT
IN
L RDI OUT
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL OPTICAL
ANTENNA
DAB
Amplifier
To analog input
CONTROL
LINEOUT
R
OUT
IN
L RDI OUT
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL OPTICAL
ANTENNA
DAB
Amplifier with built in D/A converter
To digital audio
input (optical)
To digital audio
input (coaxial)
CONTROL
OUT
IN
RDI OUT
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL OPTICAL OPTICAL
To digital audio
input (optical)
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Chapter 3:
Controls and displays
Front panel
1 POWER OFF ON1
2 STANDBY indicator
3 Display
Tip
• Liquid Crystal Display
The LCD used in this unit has a tendency to
change color in response to the
surrounding temperature. The display’s
color tone may turn gray or its ability to
switch between displayed information may
slow down when the room is not at
optimum temperature, or when the unit
has been operating for a long period of
time. However, these are only temporary
symptoms and regular functionality will be
restored once the unit returns to optimum
temperature.
4 SECONDARY indicator
Lights when a secondary service is available
(page 20).
5 RDS indicator
Lights when an RDS broadcast is received, and
flashes during RDS search.
6 TUNED indicator
Lights when a station is properly tuned in.
7 STEREO indicator
Lights red when a stereo broadcast is received.
Goes off when a monaural broadcast is
received. Lights blue when the MPX mono
mode is selected.
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
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SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
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12
3 6
5
1 2 7
4 8 9 10
11
Note
1 • Remember that even when the unit is in the standby mode, it remains connected to the AC line voltage. Be sure to unplug
the power cord whenever leaving your home for vacations or when otherwise not using the unit for extended periods of time.
• When the unit is in the standby mode, if the power is turned off by pressing the main unit’s POWER button, the power will
not turn on if the button is pressed again.
To turn on the power in this case, press either the remote control unit’s  button or a different button (other than the POWER
button) on the main unit.
• When the unit is in the standby mode, if the power is turned off by unplugging the power cord, the power will not turn merely
by reconnecting the power cord.
To turn on the power in this case, reconnect the power cord and then press either the remote control unit’s  button or a
different button (other than the POWER button) on the main unit.
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8 BAND
Selects DAB, FM or AM.1
9 MENU
Use to enter/exit menu mode.
The unit times out if no operation is performed for
about five seconds after the menu mode is set.
10 TUNING/PRESET dial
Press this dial to select an option or execute a
command.
Turn this dial to select menu options, radio
presets or stations.
In the tuning mode, the reception frequency
can be tuned in an increasing or decreasing
direction. Turn the dial clockwise to change the
reception toward higher frequencies. Turn the
dial counterclockwise to tune the reception
toward lower frequencies.
In the preset mode, turning this dial moves the
selected preset channel2
up or down. The auto
tuning operation cannot be used when in this
mode.
When inputting station names, use this dial to
select desired characters (page 18).
11 Remote sensor
12 DISPLAY
Use to select the display mode (page 18, 24).
13 AUTO TUNE
Press to active auto location of all available
DAB services.
Hold the button depressed for two seconds or
longer during DAB mode to perform full scan
operation (Full band and L-band).
Press the button briefly during DAB mode to
perform a local scan (UK band III) for UK
broadcast services (UK stations are in the
range of 11B to 12D).
Remote control unit
1 
Switches the unit between standby and on.
2 Station call buttons (1 to 10)
Use these buttons to preset stations, and to
recall previously preset stations.
3 MEMORY
Use to preset stations. This button is also used
for manual station-name character selection
for FM and AM broadcasts, and for Program
Type search.
4 MENU
Use to enter/exit menu mode.
5 BAND
Selects DAB, FM or AM.
Note
1 Noise may be generated when receiving AM, FM, or DAB broadcasting if a near-by television set is turned on. The tuner should
be used as far away from a television as possible.
2 Effective period of memory back-up is about a month under normal temperature.
TUNER
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
MUTE
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
VOLUME
DISP
AMP CONTROL
1
2
3
4
6
5
7
9
10
13
11
12
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6 MPX
Use to switch between stereo and mono
reception during FM broadcasts. If the signal is
weak, switching to mono may improve the
sound quality (page 15).
7 VOLUME
Use to adjust your Pioneer amplifier’s sound
volume.
8 DIMMER
Dims or brightens the display (or switches the
backlight off).
9 DISP
Use to select the display mode (page 18, 24).
10 Preset channel range buttons
(A/B/C, D/E/F, G/H, I/J)
Use to tune in preset broadcast stations.
11 A.PRESET/A.TUNE
When pressed during FM or AM mode,
receivable stations are automatically stored in
the preset memory in order starting from
preset channel A1.
Hold the button depressed for two seconds or
longer during DAB mode to perform full scan
operation (Full band and L-band).
Press the button briefly during DAB mode to
perform a local scan (UK band III) for UK
broadcast services (UK stations are in the
range of 11B to 12D).
12 Tuning buttons
ENTER
Selects an option or executes a command.
TUNE +/–
Use to change reception frequency.
ST +/–
Selects station preset when listening to the
radio.
13 MUTE
Use to activate the mute function of your
Pioneer amplifier.
Using the remote control
Keep in mind the following when using the
remote control:
• Make sure that there are no obstacles
between the remote and the remote sensor
on the unit.
• The remote has a range of about 7 m at an
angle of about 30º from the remote sensor.
• Remote operation may become unreliable
if strong sunlight or fluorescent light is
shining on the unit’s remote sensor.
• Remote controllers for different devices
can interfere with each other. Avoid using
remotes for other components located
close to this unit.
• Replace the battery when you notice a
decrease in the operating range of the
remote.
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Chapter 4:
Listening to FM/AM
Auto preset memory
1 Make sure that the unit is in standby
mode, and then press the  button to turn on
the power.
2 Watching the display, press the BAND
button to select the desired band (AM or FM).
3 Press the A.PRESET/A.TUNE button.
4 Press the ENTER button.
The unit automatically begins searching for the
broadcast stations.
• When the first broadcast station is found,
that station is stored in the preset memory
at channel A1.
Subsequent stations are automatically
stored in order at preset channels A1 to
A10, B1 to B10, C1 to C10, D1 to D10,
E1 to E10, F1 to F10, G1 to G10, H1 to H10,
I1 to I10 and J1 to J10 for a maximum of 100
stations.
• Channel A1 is tuned in after the auto preset
memory operation is completed.
• If a station cannot be preset automatically
due to poor reception, use the “Manual
tuning” operation to tune in the station,
then preset it using the manual “Preset
stations” operation.
• To interrupt this function, press the 
button.
• This function does not operate with the
AUTO TUNE button on the front panel of
the unit.
• Perform this operation from the remote
control unit.
DEFAULT VALUE
TUNER
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
MUTE
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
VOLUME
DISP
AMP CONTROL
Auto tuner presets
A1 to A10 87.5 MHz/88.0 MHz/90.0 MHz/
92.0 MHz/94.0 MHz/96.0 MHz/
98.0 MHz/100.0 MHz/102.0 MHz/
104.0 MHz
B1 to B10 106.0 MHz/108.0 MHz/98.0 MHz/
98.0 MHz/98.0 MHz/98.0 MHz/
98.0 MHz/98.0 MHz/98.0 MHz/
98.0 MHz
C1 to C10 98.0 MHz
D1 to D10 98.0 MHz
E1 to E10 98.0 MHz
F1 to F10 531 kHz/531 kHz/603 kHz/801 kHz/
999 kHz/1197 kHz/1395 kHz/
1602 kHz/1602 kHz/999 kHz
G1 to G10 999 kHz
H1 to H10 999 kHz
I1 to I10 999 kHz
J1 to J10 999 kHz
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Search Mode
Auto tuning
1 Press the POWER or  button to turn on
the power.
2 Watching the display, press the BAND
button to select the desired band (AM or FM).
3 Press the MENU button to select menu.
4 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to select the
search mode.
5 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the auto tuning mode.
6 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the TUNE + or TUNE – button.
Automatic searching will begin, and then stop
when a station is received.
• When the unit is in the MPX stereo mode
and FM band auto tuning is selected, the
front-panel STEREO indicator will light red
when a stereo broadcast is received. At
open frequencies (no station is received),
the sound will be muted and the TUNED
and STEREO indicators will turn off.
Manual tuning
1 Press the POWER or  button to turn on
the power.
2 Watching the display, press the BAND
button to select the desired band (AM or FM).
3 Press the MENU button to select menu.
4 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to select the
search mode.1
5 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the manual tuning mode.
6 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the TUNE + or TUNE – button to tune in
the desired station.
The frequency changes continuously when the
TUNE + or TUNE – button on the remote
control unit is held in.
• When the MPX mono mode has been
selected, FM stereo broadcasts will be
received in monaural, and the STEREO
indicator will light blue.
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
DISP
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
F6
SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
Note
1 Hold the TUNE + or TUNE – button depressed for 0.5 seconds or more to perform rapid tuning.
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
DISP
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
F6
SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
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Improving FM stereo sound
If the TUNED or STEREO indicator fails to light
when tuning into an FM station due to a weak
reception signal, press the MPX button to
switch the tuner into mono reception mode.1
This should improve the sound quality and
allow you to enjoy the broadcast.
Recalling preset stations
For instructions on presetting stations, see the
section “Preset stations” (page 16).
1 Connect the antenna and confirm that
reception is possible.
2 Press the POWER or  button to turn on
the power.
3 Press the MENU button to select menu.
4 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to select the
search mode.
5 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to select
“Preset”.
6 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the preset mode.
7 Watching the display, either turn the
TUNING/PRESET dial, or press the ST + or
ST – button to select the desired preset
channel.
7-1 Press one of the preset channel range (A
to J) buttons to select the desired memory
block (A to J).
7-2 Press one of the station call (1 to 10)
buttons to select the desired preset channel
(1 to 10).
• Steps 1 to 5 can be skipped when using the
ST +/–, preset channel range (A to J) and
station call (1 to 10) buttons.
The preset mode is set when any of these
buttons is pressed, regardless of the menu
setting at that time.
Note
1 The STEREO indicator will light blue when the MPX button is pressed.
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
DISP
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
F6
SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
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Preset stations
1 Use the “Auto tuning” or “Manual
tuning” operation to tune in the station to be
preset in the memory.
2 Press the MENU button to select menu.
3 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to select
“Memory”.
4 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the preset mode and make the
preset channel number flash.
• Steps 1 to 4 can be skipped when using the
MEMORY button.
When this button is pressed, the preset
memory standby mode is set, regardless of
the menu setting at that time.
5 While the preset channel number is
flashing, press one of the preset channel
range (A to J) buttons to select the desired
memory block (A to J).
6 While the preset channel number is
flashing, either turn the TUNING/PRESET
dial, press the ST +/– or Station call (1 to 10)
button to select the desired preset channel (1
to 10).1
7 While the preset channel number is
flashing, either press the TUNING/PRESET
dial or the MEMORY button to store the
station in the preset memory.
• To preset other channels, repeat steps 2 to
6.
• A total of 100 broadcast stations can be
preset — 10 stations (channels 1 to 10) in
each of blocks A to J.2
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
DISP
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
F6
SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
Note
1 When the preset channel is A1, pressing the ST – button or rotating the TUNING/PRESET dial to the left will cause the preset
channel to move to J10.
2 When a broadcast station is stored in memory, the MPX setting is simultaneously stored.
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An introduction to RDS
Radio Data System (RDS) is a system used by
most FM radio stations to provide listeners with
various kinds of information, such as the name
of the station and the kind of show being
broadcast.
One feature of RDS is that you can search by
type of program. For example, you can search
for a station that’s broadcasting a show with
the program type, JAZZ.
You can search the following program types:1
RDS Search/PTY Search/TP Search
Searching for RDS programs
One of the most useful features of RDS is the
ability to search for a particular kind of radio
program. You can search for any of the
program types listed above.
1 Press the BAND button to select the FM
band.2
2 Press the MENU button to select menu.
3 Select “RDS” by either rotating the
TUNING/PRESET dial or pressing the ST + or
ST – button, then press either the TUNING/
PRESET dial or ENTER button.
4 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press ST + or ST – button to select the desired
search mode (RDS search, PTY search or TP
search).
5 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to search for the RDS program you
want to hear.
The system starts searching through the
station presets for a match. When it finds one,
the search stops and the station plays for five
seconds.
6 If you want to continue listening to the
station, press the TUNING/PRESET dial or
ENTER button within five seconds.
If you don’t press the TUNING/PRESET knob or
ENTER button, searching resumes.
If the program type cannot be found, the unit
will automatically begin the frequency search
mode.3
NEWS – News
AFFAIRS – Current Affairs
INFO – General Information
SPORT – Sport
EDUCATE – Educational
DRAMA – Radio plays, etc.
CULTURE – National or
regional culture, theater,
etc.
SCIENCE – Science and
technology
VARIED – Usually talk-
based material, such as
quiz shows or interviews.
POP M – Pop music
ROCK M – Rock music
EASY M – Easy listening
LIGHT M – ‘Light’ classical
music
CLASSICS – ‘Serious’
classical music
OTHER M – Music not
fitting above categories
WEATHER – Weather
reports
FINANCE – Stock market
reports, commerce,
trading, etc.
CHILDREN – Programs for
children
SOCIAL – Social affairs
RELIGION – Programs
concerning religion
PHONE IN – Public
expressing their views by
phone
TRAVEL – Holiday-type
travel information as
opposed to traffic
announcements.
LEISURE–Leisureinterests
and hobbies
JAZZ – Jazz
COUNTRY – Country music
NATION M – Popular
music in a language other
than English
OLDIES – Popular music
from the ’50s and ’60s
FOLK M – Folk music
DOCUMENT – Documentary
Note
1 In addition, ALARM may be displayed. ALARM is used for emergency broadcast announcements. You cannot search for this
type of announcement, but the tuner will switch automatically to this RDS signal in the event of a broadcast.
2 RDS is only possible in the FM band.
3 PTY searches station presets only. If no stations have been preset, or if the PTY search could not be found among the station
presets NO PTY DATA is displayed.
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Displaying RDS information
Use the DISPLAY button to display the
different types of RDS information available.1
• Press the DISPLAY button for RDS
information.
Each press changes the display as follows:
• Radio Text (RT) – Messages sent by the
radio station. For example, a talk radio
station may provide a phone number as RT.
• Program Service Name (PS) – The name of
the radio station.
• Program Type (PTY) – This indicates the
kind of program currently being broadcast.
• Clock Time (CT)
Naming station presets
For easier identification, you can name your
station presets.
1 Choose the station preset you want to
name.
For how to do this, see “Recalling preset
stations” (page 15).
2 Press the MENU button to select menu.
3 Select Station Name by either rotating the
TUNING/PRESET dial or pressing the ST + or
ST – button, then press either the TUNING/
PRESET dial or ENTER button.
4 Input the name you want.
Choose from the following characters for a
name up to eight characters long.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
0123456789
!"#$%&'()*+,-./[ \ ]^_:;<=>? [space]
• Use the TUNING/PRESET dial or ST +/–
buttons to select characters.
• Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to confirm a character. If no
character is input, a space is input.
• The name is stored when the TUNING/
PRESET dial or ENTER button is pressed
after choosing the fourth character.
5 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial,
press the preset channel range (A to J) or
station call (1 to 10) button.
The display shows Station Name, then a
blinking cursor at the first character position.
Tip
• To delete a station name, repeat steps 4
and 5, and input all blank spaces in place
of the name.
Note
1 • If any noise is picked up while displaying the RT scroll, some characters may be displayed incorrectly.
• NO ** DATA will appear when the required data cannot be found.
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Chapter 5:
Listening to DAB broadcasts
About DAB (Digital Audio
Broadcasting)
• Since the DAB system is broadcasted in
digital format, DAB system can supply
crystal-clear audio and stable reception
even in mobile objects. DAB is a new
generation radio which can provide data
service and supplementary multi-media
services.
• DAB broadcasts multiple services under
one ensemble called service components.
• Each component contains unique
programs: news, music, sports, and any
more.
• Each ensemble and service component
has its label, and users can recognize a
current broadcasting station and service
contents by using the label.
• The main service component is broadcast
as Primary while the others are broadcast
as Secondary.
• Rich character information is supported
through dynamic labels, including such
information as song title, artist composer
etc.
DAB Service Diagram
Ensemble
Service
Components
(Service 1) (Service 2) (Service 3)
National DAB Ensemble Name
Station Name
Programme type
DAB Signal
Alpha 1
(Primary)
Pop Music
Parliament
(Secondary)
News
Alpha 2
Sports
Alpha 3
Classic
(Service 4)
Alpha 4
Educate
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Tuning in DAB (Digital Audio
Broadcasting) broadcasts
1 Press the POWER or  button to turn on
the power.
2 Watching the display, press the BAND
button to select the desired band (DAB).
3 Watching the display, press the AUTO
TUNE or A.PRESET/A.TUNE button to start
automatically scanning.
Using the DAB for the first time
When you first switch on the unit and select
DAB, the Auto Tuning function scans the Band
III and L-band frequencies. After the scanning,
the first scanned component will be selected.
• Press the button and release it in less than
two seconds to perform a local scan (UK
band III). (UK stations are in the range 11B to
12D) (page 31).
• Press the button for over two seconds to
perform the full scan operation (Full band III
and L-band: 5A to LW) (page 31).
• Once auto scanning is completed, the
number of broadcast stations is displayed,
then the first station is tuned in.
If “Station not available” is displayed,
check the antenna’s connection (page 7).
4 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to select the
station.
If the station you select is in stereo, the
STEREO indicator will light up.
Secondary services
When receiving a Secondary service, the
SECONDARY indicator lights blue.
When either the TUNING/PRESET dial or
ENTER button is pressed, the Secondary
service Component is received and the
SECONDARY indicator lights red.
Press TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER button
to go back to the primary service again.
5 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or press
the ENTER button to listen to the selected
station.
After “Now tuning...” is displayed, the tuned
in station appears.1
Preset stations
1 Follow steps 1 to 4 under “Tuning in DAB
(Digital Audio Broadcasting) broadcasts”
(page 20) to tune in the station to be preset.
2 Perform steps 2 to 7 under “Preset
stations” (page 16).
• Up to 100 “S.Component” can be preset
(DAB alone).
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
DISP
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
F6
SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
Note
1 Normal service components are displayed inside single angle brackets < >; secondary service components are displayed in
double angle brackets << >>.
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Search Mode
Sorted List
• You can select any audio component from
the list of sorted components.
• The sorted components are set in the sort
mode (page 23).
1 Press the POWER or  button to turn on
the power.
2 Press the MENU button to select menu.
3 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to display the
search mode selection screen.
4 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the search mode.
5 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to select “Search
Mode/Sorted List”.
6 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to display the first channel on the
Sorted List.
• You can select any component from the
sorted list.
Preset
1 Press the POWER or  button to turn on
the power.
2 Press the MENU button to select menu.
3 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to display the
search mode selection screen.
4 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the search mode.
5 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to select “Search
Mode/Preset”.
6 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to display the first channel at Preset.
• You can select any component from the
preset.
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
DISP
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
F6
SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
DISP
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
F6
SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
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Tuning aid
1 Press the POWER or  button to turn on
the power.
2 Press the MENU button to select menu.
3 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to display the
search mode selection screen.
4 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the search mode.
5 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to select “Search
Mode/Tuning aid”.
6 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to display the first channel at Tuning
aid.
7 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to display the
frequency of the ensemble that you want to
receive.
8 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or press
the ENTER button to display the numerical
signal strength for that ensemble.1
Try adjusting the antenna orientation so that
the reception sensitivity rises to a value of at
least 70.2
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
DISP
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
F6
SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
Note
1 The sound is automatically muted during use of this function.
2 • A sensitivity value of at least 90 is recommended for optimum reception results.
• Good reception may not be possible when values are below 70.
• The values noted above may not be applicable, depending on local conditions.
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Sort Mode (Sorting components)
• Scanned components can be sorted and
listed by S.Component, Alphanumeric, or
Program type.
• The desired component can then be
selected from the list.
S.Component
• An audio S.component can be selected from
the list of scanned S.components produced
by using the procedure “Tuning in DAB
(Digital Audio Broadcasting) broadcasts”
(page 20).
• The “S.Component” is sorted in the order of
the Service component frequencies.
1 Press the POWER or  button to turn on
the power.
2 Press the MENU button to select menu.
3 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to display the
sort mode selection screen.
4 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the sort mode.
5 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to select “Sort
Mode/S.Component”.
6 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the sort mode to “Sort Mode/
S.Component”.
• You can select any component from the
sorted list.
Alphanumeric
The “S.Component” is sorted in
alphanumerical order.
1 Press the POWER or  button to turn on
the power.
2 Press the MENU button to select menu.
3 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to display the
sort mode selection screen.
4 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the sort mode.
5 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to select “Sort
Mode/Alphanumeric”.
6 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the sort mode to “Sort Mode/
Alphanumeric”.
• You can select any component from the
sorted list.
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
DISP
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
F6
SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
DISP
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
F6
SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
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PTY
The “S.Component” is sorted in the order of
the Programme Type.
1 Press the POWER or  button to turn on
the power.
2 Press the MENU button to select menu.
3 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to display the
sort mode selection screen.
4 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the sort mode.
5 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to select “Sort
Mode/PTY”.
6 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the sort mode to “Sort Mode/
PTY”.
• You can select any component from the
sorted list.
Switching the DAB information
display
1 Follow steps 1 to 4 under “Tuning in DAB
(Digital Audio Broadcasting) broadcasts”
(page 20) to tune in a DAB station.
2 Press the DISPLAY button to switch the
DAB reception information.
• The display switches as shown below each
time the DISPLAY button is pressed.1
DLS (Dynamic Label Segment) :
The text data included in the broadcast scrolls.
Ensemble Name :
The ensemble name is displayed.
PTY (Programme Type) :
The category of the broadcast being received is
displayed.
Channel and Frequency :
The frequency is displayed.
Audio Information :
The bit rate and mode of the broadcast being
received is displayed.
Time and Date :
The current time and date are displayed.
Bit Error Rate :
Noise may be generated and reception quality
may become poor at bit error rates above 20. If
a rate above 20 is displayed, move the antenna
in different directions to find a position where
the rate displayed is less 20.
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
DISP
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
F6
SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
Note
1 If the required data cannot be found, NO DLS DATA, NO Ensemble Name, NO PTY DATA, NO TIME DATA or
UNCOUNTABLE will be displayed.
DLS Ensemble Name PTY
Audio Information
Time and Date
Bit Error Rate Channel and Frequency
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DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
• The DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
function lets you change the dynamic
range of the received sound depending on
the content of the broadcast so that the
sound is easier to hear even when the
volume is low.
• The dynamic range can be fine-adjusted in
three steps.
1 Press the POWER or  button to turn on
the power.
2 Press the MENU button to select menu.
3 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial or
press the ST + or ST – button to display the
DRC value mode selection screen.
4 Press the TUNING/PRESET dial or ENTER
button to set the DRC value mode.
5 Either turn the TUNING/PRESET dial
clockwise or press the ST + or ST – button.
• The display changes as follows each time
the TUNING/PRESET dial is turned
clockwise or the ST + or ST – button is
pressed.
DRC OFF: DRC is switched off.
Any DRC level broadcast will be
ignored. This is the default
setting.
DRC ON : Applies DRC level as sent with
the broadcast.
• This is effective when listening in
environments subjected to surrounding
noise, and while listening to quiet sections
of broadcast programs.
The broadcast’s DRC level is set at the
broadcast station.
The DRC can be changed to achieve the
optimum level.
DIMMER
A.PRESET/A.TUNE
TUNE+
TUNE-
ST+
ST-
MEMORY
ENTER
A/B/C
D/E/F
MENU
BAND
MPX
G/H
I/J
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8
10
9
DISP
ON
OFF
POWER
STANDBY
F6
SECONDARY RDS TUNED STEREO
BAND
DISPLAY AUTO TUNE
MENU
TUNING/PRESET
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Last function memory
• This unit is equipped with a last function
memory which stores the input and output
setting conditions as they were
immediately before the power is switched
off.
This function eliminates the need to
perform complicated resettings when the
power is switch on.
• The unit is also equipped with a back-up
memory.
This function provides approximately two
week of memory storage when the main
unit’s POWER button is off and with the
power cord disconnected.
Initialization of the
microprocessor
• When the indication of the display is not
normal or when the operation of the unit
does not shows the reasonable result, the
initializaton of the microprocessor is
required by the following procedure.
1 Press the unit’s POWER button to turn the
power off.
2 Press the unit’s POWER button to turn the
power on while holding down the MENU
button.
3 “Memory Clear?” will be displayed in the
display. Using the unit’s TUNING/PRESET
dial, select either “Yes” or “No” and press the
TUNING/PRESET dial.
4 If “Yes” is selected, the memory will be
cleared and the unit will then be set to
standby mode. If “No” is selected, the unit
will be set to standby mode.1
Note
1 • If step 4 does not work, start over from step 1.
• If the microprocessor has been reset, all the button settings are reset to the default values (the values set upon shipment
from the factory).
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Chapter 6:
Other connections
Caution
• Make sure the power is switched off before making or changing the connections.
Connecting external antennas
• For an external AM antenna, use 5 m to 6 m
of vinyl-insulated wire and set up either
indoors or outdoors. Leave the loop
antenna connected. Only use the included
AM loop antenna.
• For an external FM antenna, use a PAL
connector to hook up an external FM
antenna.
• For an external DAB antenna, connect a
DAB outdoor antenna.
Operating this tuner with the
remote sensor of your Pioneer
amplifier
Many Pioneer components have SR CONTROL
jacks which can be used to link components
together so that you can use just the remote
sensor of one component. When you use a
remote control, the control signal is passed
along the chain to the appropriate component.
Note that if you use this feature, make sure that
you also have at least one set of analog audio
jacks connected to another component for
grounding purposes.
1 Connect the CONTROL IN jack of this
tuner to the CONTROL OUT jack of your
Pioneer amplifier.
Use a cable with a mono mini-plug on each
end for the connection.
2 This process can be used to form a daisy-
chain linkage with other Pioneer components
as well.
ANTENNA
FM
UNBAL 75Ω
AM
LOOP
ANTENNA
DAB
ANTENNA
FM
UNBAL 75Ω
AM
LOOP
Outdoor antenna
external FM antenna external AM antenna
external
DAB antenna
Loop antenna
PAL connector
(5 m to 6 m)
Indoor antenna
(vinyl-coated Wire)
DIMMER
OPEN/CL
OSE
PURE
AUDIO
CONTROL
OUT
IN
This tuner CD player,etc.
Pioneer
component
remote
control
To control
output
To control
input
Amplifier
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Chapter 7:
Additional information
Troubleshooting
Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is
something wrong with this component, check the points below. Sometimes the trouble may lie in
another component. Investigate the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the
trouble cannot be rectified even after performing the checks listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer
authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work.
• If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity,
disconnect the power plug from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating
conditions.
Problem Remedy
The power does not turn on. • Disconnect the power plug from the outlet, and insert again.
• If you’re trying to switch on using the remote control, make sure the
front panel POWER button is switched on first.
• If the power shuts off automatically, take the unit to your nearest
Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer for servicing.
No sound is output. • Turn the amplifier’s power on.
• Make sure the amplifier is connected correctly (refer to Connections on
page 7).
• Press the MUTE button on your Pioneer amplifier to turn the muting off.
Can’t operate the remote
control.
• Replace the battery (page 6).
• Operate within 7 m, 30° of the remote sensor on the front panel
(page 12).
• Remove the obstacle or operate from another position.
• Avoid exposing the remote sensor on the front panel to direct light.
The display is dark or off. • Press DIMMER on the remote repeatedly to return to the default.
Hissing or buzzing sounds are
heard during AM broadcasts.
(Noise from a TV or interference
in the signals sent from the
broadcast station.)
• Turn off the TV.
• Change the position of the loop antenna.
• Install an outdoor antenna (page 27).
Booming sounds (humming) are
heard during AM broadcasts.
(Signals transmitted over the
power supply cord are
modulated by the power source
frequency.)
• Insert the plug in the opposite direction.
• Install an outdoor antenna (page 27).
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Considerable noise in radio
broadcasts.
• Connect the AM antenna and adjust the direction and position for best
reception. You may also connect an external indoor or outdoor AM
antenna (page 27).
• Fully extend the FM wire antenna, position for best reception, and
secure to a wall. You may also connect an outdoor FM antenna (page 27).
• Turn off other equipment that may be causing the noise or move it
further away.
Auto tuning does not pick up
some stations.
• The radio signal is weak. Auto tuning will only detect radio stations with
a good signal. For more sensitive tuning, connect an outdoor antenna
(page 27).
Display says “Station not
available”.
• Check that DAB antenna is connected (page 7).
I can not access secondary
services.
• At the time of publishing this manual not many secondary services are
available, this will increase as more DAB stations start broadcasting.
• If a secondary service station is available, the SECONDARY indicator
will light blue.
A “burbling” sound is heard on
some stations. (DAB like other
digital media is good at
producing quality audio from a
weak signal. However, if the
signal level is too low, a
“burbling” sound may
sometimes be heard.)
• Try repositioning your antenna to gain maximum signal strength.
Problem Remedy
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Specifications
FM tuner section
Frequency range . . . . . . . . . 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
Usable sensitivity
NORMAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mono: 11.3 dBf, IHF
(1.0 µV/75 Ω)
50 dB quieting sensitivity
NORMAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mono: 21.3 dBf, IHF
(3.2 µV/75 Ω)
Signal-to-noise ratio . . . . Mono: 76 dB (at 85 dBf)
Stereo: 75 dB (at 85 dBf)
Distortion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stereo: 0.3 % (1 kHz)
Alternate channel selectivity
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 dB (±400 kHz)
Stereo separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 dB (1 kHz)
Frequency response . . . .±1 dB (30 Hz to 15 kHz)
Image response ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 dB
IF response ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 dB
Antenna Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Ω unbalanced
AM tuner section
Frequency range . . . . . . . . . . 531 kHz to 1602 kHz
Sensitivity (IHF, loop antenna). . . . . . . . 350 µV/m
Selectivity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 dB (±9 kHz)
Signal-to-noise ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 dB
Image response ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 dB
IF response ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 dB
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loop Antenna
DAB tuner section
Frequency range
. . . . . . . . 174.928 (5A) MHz to 239.200 (13F) MHz
(BAND III)
1452.960 (LA) MHz to 1490.624 (LW) MHz
(L–BAND)
Sensitivity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . –100 dBm
Signal-to-noise ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 dB
THD+N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.006 % (1 kHz)
Channel separation . . . . . . . . . . . .100 dB (1 kHz)
Selectivity. . . . . . . . . 40 dB (at adjacent channel)
Frequency response . . . ±0.5 dB (5 Hz to 20 kHz)
Digital output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Optical, Coaxial
Aerial terminal. . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Ω/ohm, F female
Analog output level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.85 Vrms
Audio section
Output (Level/Impedance)
FM (100 % MOD) . . . . . . . . . . . . .1000 mV/1 kΩ
AM (30 % MOD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 mV/1 kΩ
Miscellaneous
Power requirements
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AC 220 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 W
Power consumption in standby mode. . . . .0.5 W
Dimensions
. . . . . . . . 420 mm (W) x 78 mm (H) x 350 mm (D)
Weight (without package). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.3 kg
Accessories
Remote control unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Lithium battery (CR2025) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Power cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
RCA/phono stereo audio cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
SR control cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
AM loop antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
FM antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
DAB indoor antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Warranty card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Operating instructions
Note
• Specifications and design are subject to
possible modifications without notice, due
to improvements.
Cleaning the unit
• Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe
off dust and dirt.
• When the surface is dirty, wipe with a soft
cloth dipped in some neutral cleanser
diluted five or six times with water, and
wrung out well, and then wipe again with a
dry cloth. Do not use furniture wax or
cleansers.
• Never use thinners, benzine, insecticide
sprays or other chemicals on or near this
unit, since these will corrode the surface.
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DAB frequency table
Band III (174 MHz to 240 MHz) L-Band (1452 MHz to 1490 MHz)
Published by Pioneer Corporation.
Copyright © 2007 Pioneer Corporation.
All rights reserved.
Frequency Level Frequency Level
174.928 MHz
176.640 MHz
178.352 MHz
180.064 MHz
181.936 MHz
183.648 MHz
185.360 MHz
187.072 MHz
188.928 MHz
190.640 MHz
192.352 MHz
194.064 MHz
195.936 MHz
197.648 MHz
199.360 MHz
201.072 MHz
202.928 MHz
204.640 MHz
206.352 MHz
208.064 MHz
209.936 MHz
5A
5B
5C
5D
6A
6B
6C
6D
7A
7B
7C
7D
8A
8B
8C
8D
9A
9B
9C
9D
10A
211.648 MHz
213.360 MHz
215.072 MHz
216.928 MHz
218.640 MHz
220.352 MHz
222.064 MHz
223.936 MHz
225.648 MHz
227.360 MHz
229.072 MHz
230.784 MHz
232.496 MHz
234.208 MHz
235.776 MHz
237.488 MHz
239.200 MHz
10B
10C
10D
11A
11B
11C
11D
12A
12B
12C
12D
13A
13B
13C
13D
13E
13F
Frequency Level Frequency Level
1452.960 MHz
1454.672 MHz
1456.384 MHz
1458.096 MHz
1459.808 MHz
1461.520 MHz
1463.232 MHz
1464.944 MHz
1466.656 MHz
1468.368 MHz
1470.080 MHz
1471.792 MHz
LA
LB
LC
LD
LE
LF
LG
LH
LI
LJ
LK
LL
1473.504 MHz
1475.216 MHz
1476.928 MHz
1478.640 MHz
1480.352 MHz
1482.064 MHz
1483.776 MHz
1485.488 MHz
1487.200 MHz
1488.912 MHz
1490.624 MHz
LM
LN
LO
LP
LQ
LR
LS
LT
LU
LV
LW
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