Onkyo CR 715DAB User Manual

Contents  
CD Receiver  
CR-715  
CR-715DAB  
Instruction Manual  
Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo CD Receiver.  
Please read this manual thoroughly before making  
any connections and plugging it in.  
Troubleshooting................................ 54  
If you can’t resolve an issue, try reset-  
ting the CD receiver by holding down  
the [ ] button and pressing the  
Following the instructions in this manual will enable  
you to obtain optimum performance and listening  
enjoyment from your new CD Receiver.  
Please retain this manual for future reference.  
[STANDBY/ON] button.  
En  
Precautions  
1. Recording Copyright—Unless it’s for personal use  
only, recording copyrighted material is illegal with-  
out the permission of the copyright holder.  
• Avoid damp and dusty places, and places subject  
to vibrations from loudspeakers. Never put the  
unit on top of, or directly above a loudspeaker.  
• Install this unit horizontally. Never use it on its  
side or on a sloping surface, because it may cause  
a malfunction.  
2. AC Fuse—The AC fuse inside the unit is not user-  
serviceable. If you cannot turn on the unit, contact  
your Onkyo dealer.  
• If you install this unit near a TV, radio, or VCR,  
the picture and sound quality may be affected. If  
this occurs, move this unit away from the TV,  
radio, or VCR.  
3. CareOccasionally you should dust the unit all over  
with a soft cloth. For stubborn stains, use a soft cloth  
dampened with a weak solution of mild detergent and  
water. Dry the unit immediately afterwards with a  
clean cloth. Don’t use abrasive cloths, thinners, alco-  
hol, or other chemical solvents, because they may  
damage the finish or remove the panel lettering.  
8. To Obtain a Clear Picture—This unit is a high-  
tech, precision device. If the lens on the optical  
pickup, or the disc drive mechanism becomes dirty  
or worn, the picture quality may be affected. To  
maintain the best picture quality, we recommend  
regular inspection and maintenance (cleaning or  
worn part replacement) every 1,000 hours of use  
depending on the operating environment. Contact  
your Onkyo dealer for details.  
4. Power  
WARNING  
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE  
FIRST TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SEC-  
TION CAREFULLY.  
AC outlet voltages vary from country to country.  
Make sure that the voltage in your area meets the  
voltage requirements printed on the unit’s rear panel  
(e.g., AC 230 V, 50 Hz or AC 120 V, 60 Hz).  
9. Moisture Condensation  
Moisture condensation may damage this unit.  
Read the following carefully:  
The power cord plug is used to disconnect this unit  
from the AC power source. Make sure that the plug  
is readily operable (easily accessible) at all times.  
Moisture may condense on the lens of the optical  
pickup, one of the most important parts inside this  
unit.  
• Moisture condensation can occur in the following  
situations:  
– The unit is moved from a cold place to a warm  
place.  
Pressing the [STANDBY/ON] button to select  
Standby mode does not fully shutdown the unit. If  
you do not intend to use the unit for an extended  
period, remove the power cord from the AC outlet.  
– A heater is turned on, or cold air from an air  
conditioner is hitting the unit.  
– In the summer, when this unit is moved from  
an air conditioned room to a hot and humid  
place.  
5. Never Touch this Unit with Wet Hands—Never  
handle this unit or its power cord while your hands  
are wet or damp. If water or any other liquid gets  
inside this unit, have it checked by your Onkyo  
dealer.  
– The unit is used in a humid place.  
• Do not use this unit when there’s the possibility  
of moisture condensation occurring. Doing so  
may damage your discs and certain parts inside  
this unit.  
If condensation does occur, remove all discs and  
leave this unit turned on for two to three hours. By  
this time, the unit will have warmed up and any con-  
densation will have evaporated.  
6. Handling Notes  
• If you need to transport this unit, use the original  
packaging to pack it how it was when you origi-  
nally bought it.  
• Do not leave rubber or plastic items on this unit  
for a long time, because they may leave marks on  
the case.  
• This unit’s top and rear panels may get warm  
after prolonged use. This is normal.  
• If you do not use this unit for a long time, it may  
not work properly the next time you turn it on, so  
be sure to use it occasionally.  
For European Models  
Declaration of Conformity  
• When you’ve finished using this unit, remove all  
discs and turn off the power.  
We,  
ONKYO EUROPE  
ELECTRONICS GmbH  
LIEGNITZERSTRASSE 6,  
82194 GROEBENZELL,  
GERMANY  
7. Installing this Unit  
• Install this unit in a well-ventilated location.  
• Ensure that there’s adequate ventilation all  
around this unit, especially if it’s installed in an  
audio rack. If the ventilation is inadequate, the  
unit may overheat, leading to malfunction.  
• Do not expose this unit to direct sunlight or heat  
sources, because its internal temperature may  
rise, shortening the life of the optical pickup.  
declare in own responsibility, that the ONKYO product  
described in this instruction manual is in compliance with the  
corresponding  
technical standards such as EN60065,  
EN55013, EN55020 and EN61000-3-2, -3-3.  
GROEBENZELL, GERMANY  
K. MIYAGI  
ONKYO EUROPE ELECTRONICS GmbH  
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Features  
This unit contains a semiconductor laser system and is  
classified as a “CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT”. So, to  
use this model properly, read this Instruction Manual  
carefully. In case of any trouble, please contact the store  
where you purchased the unit.  
Amplifier  
• Onkyo VL Digital Technology  
• Discrete Output Stage Circuitry  
• Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry  
• Direct Mode  
• Super Bass (On/ Off) and Tone Control  
• Optical Digital Input  
To prevent being exposed to the laser beam, do not try to  
open the enclosure.  
DANGER:  
• Gold-Plated 4 Audio Inputs and 2 Outputs  
• Subwoofer Pre Out  
VISIBLE AND/OR INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION  
WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCK FAILED OR  
DEFEATED. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM.  
CAUTION:  
—CR-715DAB only—  
• DC Power Out for Wireless USB Audio Transport  
(UWL-1)  
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZESA LASER. USE OF CON-  
TROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE  
OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECI-  
FIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS  
RADIATION EXPOSURE.  
CD Player  
• Plays CDs, MP3 CDs,CD-Rs and CD-RWs  
• Wolfson 192kHz/ 24-Bit D/A Converter  
• VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry)*  
• 25 Track Programming  
The label on the right is  
applied on the rear panel.  
1. This unit is a CLASS 1  
LASER PRODUCT and  
• Repeat Mode  
employs a laser inside the cabinet.  
2. To prevent the laser from being exposed, do not remove the  
cover. Refer servicing to qualified personnel.  
Tuner & Other  
• 4-Mode Program Timer (Play or Rec / Once or Every)  
• Sleep Timer  
For British models  
Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power  
supply cord of this unit should be performed only by  
qualified service personnel.  
IMPORTANT  
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance  
with the following code:  
• Battery-Free Memory Backup  
• Headphone Jack  
• Aluminium Front Panel  
• RI-Dock Compatible Remote Control (iPod Control  
Capable)  
—CR-715DAB only—  
• 40 FM/DAB Presets  
Blue:  
Neutral  
Brown: Live  
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appa-  
ratus may not correspond with the coloured markings  
identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as fol-  
lows:  
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.  
* VLSC and the VLSC logo are registered trademarks of Onkyo  
Corporation.  
IMPORTANT  
The plug is fitted with an appropriate fuse. If the fuse  
needs to be replaced, the replacement fuse must  
approved byASTA or BSI to BS1362 and have the same  
ampere rating as that indicated on the plug. Check for the  
ASTA mark or the BSI mark on the body of the fuse.  
If the power cord’s plug is not suitable for your socket  
outlets, cut it off and fit a suitable plug. Fit a suitable fuse  
in the plug.  
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Supplied Accessories  
Before Using the CD  
Receiver  
Make sure you have the following accessories:  
Installing the Batteries  
Detach the battery cover by pressing the  
tab and pulling up the cover.  
1
Remote controller and two batteries (AA/R6)  
Indoor FM antenna  
DAB antenna (CR-715DAB only)  
Insert two AA-size batteries into the bat-  
tery compartment.  
2
Carefully follow the polarity diagram (positive  
(+) and negative (–) symbols) inside the battery  
compartment.  
Power cord  
(Plug type varies from country to country.)  
* In catalogs and on packaging, the letter at the end of the product  
name indicates the color. Specifications and operations are the  
same regardless of color.  
After the batteries are installed and  
seated correctly, attach the compartment  
cover.  
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Notes:  
• If the remote controller doesn’t work reliably, try  
replacing the batteries.  
• Don’t mix new and old batteries or different types of  
batteries.  
• If you intend not to use the remote controller for a long  
time, remove the batteries to prevent damage from  
leakage or corrosion.  
• Expired batteries should be removed as soon as possi-  
ble to prevent damage from leakage or corrosion.  
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Contents  
Basic Operations  
Getting Started  
Clock and Timer  
Contents .............................................................6  
Setting AccuClock to Use a Specific  
Station ........................................................ 47  
Miscellaneous  
Connections  
Setting the Clock with the AccuClock  
Advanced Operations  
Function ......................................................24  
Connecting a Component with a Digital Audio  
Output (CR-715DAB only).......................... 21  
Connecting an Onkyo RI Dock  
Basic Operation  
(Remote Interactive Dock).......................... 22  
Playing a Disc  
Listening to the Radio  
(Auto Preset) ..............................................41  
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Getting to Know the CD Receiver  
Front Panel  
1
2
3
4
5
6 7  
8
9 J K L M N O  
The page numbers in parentheses show where you can find the main explanation for each item.  
J DIRECT button (26)  
Lights up in Standby mode.  
Used with the Direct function.  
The DIRECT button’s indicator lights up when the  
Direct function is on.  
Sets the CD receiver to On or Standby.  
C Remote control sensor (11)  
Used to adjust the bass and treble.  
Receives control signals from the remote controller.  
L Multi control (28, 43)  
D Display  
Used to select radio presets, tracks, and MP3 fold-  
ers. Also used to select and set various functions  
and settings.  
E VOLUME control (25)  
Adjusts the volume level.  
M Eject [ ] button (28)  
The volume control indicator lights up when the CD  
receiver is on.  
Ejects the loaded CD.  
N Stop [ ] button (28, 54)  
F PHONES jack (25)  
Stops CD playback.  
This stereo minijack is for connecting a pair of ste-  
reo headphones for private listening.  
O Play/Pause [  
/
Starts CD playback. Pressing it during playback  
pauses playback.  
G LINE 2 IN jack  
This stereo minijack is for connecting an audio  
source, such as an MP3 music player or personal  
computer.  
H Disc tray (28)  
The CD is loaded here.  
Used to select the input source.  
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Display  
1
2
3 4 5 6  
7
8
9
J
K
L M  
N
O P  
1, 2, 3, 4: Light up when a timer has been pro-  
A SLEEP indicator  
grammed.  
Lights up when the Sleep function has been set.  
B MP3 indicator  
: Lights up when a timer has been programmed  
for recording.  
Lights up when an MP3 CD is loaded.  
C PCM indicator (CR-715DAB only)  
Lights up when the digital input signal received by  
the DIGITAL IN jack is PCM. It flashes if the signal  
is not PCM or the CD receiver is not locked to the  
incoming digital signal.  
K Tuning indicators  
AUTO: Lights up when Auto Tuning is selected,  
and disappears when Manual Tuning is selected.  
: Lights up when the CD receiver is tuned  
to a radio station.  
D FOLDER indicator  
Lights up while the number of an MP3 folder is  
being displayed.  
DAB (CR-715DAB only): Lights up when the  
CD receiver is tuned to a DAB digital radio station.  
E DIRECT indicator  
FM ST: Lights up when the CD receiver is tuned to  
a stereo FM station.  
Lights up when the Direct function is on.  
F S.BASS indicator  
RDS (European model only): Lights up when  
the CD receiver is tuned to a radio station that sup-  
ports RDS (Radio Data System).  
Lights up when the Super Bass function is on.  
G MUTING indicator  
Flashes while the CD receiver is muted.  
L FILE indicator  
H Playback mode indicators  
Lights up when an MP3 file number is being dis-  
played.  
1FOLDER: Lights up when 1-folder playback is  
selected.  
M TRACK indicator  
Lights up when a CD track number is being dis-  
played.  
MEMORY: Lights up when memory playback is  
selected.  
N TITLE, ARTIST and ALBUM indicators  
TITLE lights up when the title (ID3 tag) of an MP3  
track is being displayed.  
RANDOM: Lights up when random playback is  
selected.  
REPEAT: Lights up when repeat playback is  
selected for all tracks.  
ARTIST lights up when the artist name from an  
MP3 track (ID3 tag) is being displayed.  
ALBUM lights up when the album name from an  
MP3 track (ID3 tag) is being displayed.  
REPEAT 1: Lights up when repeat playback is  
selected for one track.  
O DISC,TOTAL, and REMAIN indicators  
These indicators light up when the total time or the  
remaining disc or track time is being displayed.  
I Play and pause  
indicators  
/
The Play indicator lights up for playback. The  
Pause indicator lights up while playback is paused.  
P Message area  
J TIMER indicators  
Various information is displayed here, including  
radio preset numbers, tuning frequency, current  
time, volume level, sleep time, mode settings, and  
so on.  
Show the status of the timers.  
TIMER: Lights up when a timer has been pro-  
grammed.  
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Rear Panel  
1 2 3*  
4
5 6*  
7
* CR-715DAB only  
8 9*  
J
K
The page numbers in parentheses show where you can find the main explanation for each item.  
H
REMOTE CONTROL (18–22)  
(Remote Interactive) jack can be con-  
nected to an jack on another Onkyo component.  
The CD receiver’s remote controller can then be  
used to control that component. To use , you  
This analog audio input is for connecting a compo-  
nent with an analog output, such as a TV, or a turn-  
table with a built-in phono equalizer.  
This  
must make an analog audio connection (RCA)  
between the CD receiver and the other component,  
even if they are connected digitally.  
These analog audio inputs and outputs are for con-  
necting a recorder with an analog input and output,  
such as a MiniDisc recorder or cassette deck.  
I OPTICAL DIGITAL IN (CR-715DAB only) (21)  
This optical digital audio input can be used to con-  
nect a component with an optical digital output,  
such as a CD recorder, MD recorder, games con-  
sole, satellite tuner, or personal computer. Use a  
commercially available optical digital audio cable  
to make the connection.  
C DAB ANTENNA (CR-715DAB only) (14)  
This jack is for connecting a DAB antenna.  
This jack is for connecting an FM antenna.  
This jack is for connecting a powered subwoofer.  
F DC OUT (CR-715DAB only)  
This jack is for powering the Onkyo UWL-1 Wire-  
less USB Audio Transport. Only connect the special  
cable included with the UWL-1. Do not connect any  
other cable, as it will cause a malfunction. See the  
UWL-1’s instruction manual for more information.  
These analog audio inputs and outputs are for con-  
necting a recorder with an analog input and output  
such as a CD recorder, or an Onkyo RI Dock.  
K Power cord (23)  
These terminal posts are for connecting speakers.  
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Remote Controller  
The page numbers in parentheses show where you can  
find the main explanation for each item.  
A STANDBY/ON button (25, 51)  
This button is used to set the CD receiver to On or  
Standby.  
A
B
M
N
B SLEEP button (53)  
Used to set the Sleep timer, which turns off the CD  
receiver after a specified time.  
Used to select tracks and radio presets. Also used to  
set the clock manually, set the timers, and enter  
names for radio presets. Can also be used with an  
Onkyo RI Dock or CD recorder.  
3
O
P
Q
Used to set the timers and clock.  
4
5
R
S
Used with various functions and settings for select-  
ing, cancelling, and deleting. With an Onkyo CD  
recorder, it works as a clear button. With an Onkyo  
RI Dock, it works as a mode button.  
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T
7
8
F Previous/Next [  
]/[  
] and  
[
PRESET]/[PRESET ] buttons (29, 38,  
Used to select the previous or next track or radio  
preset. Can also be used with an Onkyo RI Dock or  
CD recorder. With an Onkyo cassette deck, they  
work as rewind and fast forward buttons.  
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J
G Rewind/Fast Forward [ ]/[ ] and  
U
V
[
Used to rewind or fast forward CD playback. Can  
also be used with an Onkyo RI Dock or CD  
recorder. Also used to tune the radio and edit preset  
names.  
K
L
H CD control buttons (29)  
: Pauses playback.  
: Stops playback.  
: Starts playback.  
I VOLUME [ / ] buttons (25, 29)  
Adjust the volume level.  
J S.BASS button (26)  
Sets the Super Bass function.  
K Onkyo RI Dock and CD recorder control  
buttons  
: Pauses playback or recording.  
: Stops playback or recording.  
: Starts playback or resumes recording.  
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L Onkyo MD recorder and cassette deck  
control buttons  
Using the Remote Controller  
When you operate the remote controller, point it at the  
CD receiver’s remote control sensor, as shown below.  
For twin cassette decks, only Deck B can be con-  
trolled.  
: Plays side B (cassette deck).  
: Pauses playback or recording (MD).  
: Stops playback, recording, fast-forward, or  
rewind.  
Remote control sensor  
: Plays side A.  
M CLOCK CALL button (48)  
Calls up the clock to display the day and time.  
N INPUT [ ]/[ ] buttons (25, 27, 41, 43)  
Used to select the input source.  
CD receiver  
Used to change the information shown on the dis-  
play. Also used to select characters when naming  
radio presets. Can also be used with an Onkyo CD  
recorder. With an Onkyo RI Dock, it works as a  
backlight button.  
Notes:  
• The remote controller may not work reliably if the CD  
receiver is subjected to bright light, such as direct sun-  
light or inverter-type fluorescent lights. Keep this in  
mind when installing.  
• If another remote controller of the same type is used  
in the same room, or the CD receiver is installed close  
to equipment that uses infrared rays, the remote con-  
troller may not work reliably.  
Used to select MP3 folders.  
Q REPEAT button (34)  
Sets repeat playback. Can also be used with an  
Onkyo RI Dock or CD recorder. With an Onkyo  
cassette deck, it works as a reverse mode button.  
• Don’t put anything, such as a book, on the remote con-  
troller because the buttons may be pressed inadvert-  
ently, thereby draining the batteries.  
Used to adjust the bass and treble.  
S YES/MODE/SHUFFLE button (32–34, 36)  
Used with various functions and settings for con-  
firming, selecting modes, and selecting shuffle play-  
back.  
• The remote controller may not work reliably if the CD  
receiver is installed in a rack behind colored glass  
doors. Keep this in mind when installing.  
• The remote controller will not work if there’s an  
obstacle between it and the CD receiver’s remote con-  
trol sensor.  
T ENTER button  
Used to confirm various functions and settings. Can  
also be used with an Onkyo RI Dock or CD  
recorder.  
U MUTING button (26)  
Mutes the output of the CD receiver.  
Selects FM, or DAB radio as the input source.  
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Disc Notes  
Supported Discs  
Discs Made on Personal Computers  
The CD receiver supports the following discs.  
Discs made on personal computers, including those of a  
compatible format, may not work properly in the CD  
receiver because of incorrect settings in the disc burning  
software. Check the manuals supplied with your disc  
burning software for additional compatibility informa-  
tion.  
Disc  
Logo  
Format or file type  
Audio CD  
PCM  
Audio CD, MP3  
MP3  
MP3 Compatibility  
CD-R  
• MP3 discs must be ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2,  
Romeo or Joliet compliant. Supported formats:  
Mode 1, Mode 2 XA Form 1.  
Audio CD, MP3  
MP3  
• Folders can be up to eight levels deep.  
• MP3 files must be MPEG-1/MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3  
format with a sampling rate of between 8 kHz and  
48 kHz and a bit-rate of between 8 kbps and 320 kbps  
(128 kbps recommended). Incompatible files cannot  
be played.  
• Constant bit rate MP3 files are recommended, how-  
ever, variable bit-rate (VBR) MP3 files between  
8 kbps and 320 kbps are supported. (Playing times  
may not display correctly.)  
• MP3 files must have a “.mp3” or “.MP3” file name  
extension. MP3 files without the proper extension will  
not be recognized. To prevent noise and malfunction,  
do not use these extensions for other types of files.  
• The CD receiver supports up to 499 MP3 files and  
folders. Files and folders in excess of this cannot be  
played. Note that if the file and folder structure is very  
complicated, the CD receiver may not be able to read  
or play all of the MP3 files on the disc.  
CD-RW  
Audio CD (Session 1),  
MP3 (Session 2)  
CD Extra  
• Some audio CDs use copy protection that doesn’t con-  
form to the official CD standard. Since these are non-  
standard discs, they may not play properly in the CD  
receiver.  
• The CD receiver supports CD-R and CD-RW discs.  
However, some CD-R and CD-RW discs may not  
work properly for any of the following reasons: disc  
burner characteristics, disc characteristics, the disc is  
damaged or dirty. See the manual supplied with your  
disc burner for more information. Condensation or  
dirt on the optical pickup lens can also affect play-  
back.  
• Disc, file, and folder names may contain up to 32 char-  
acters.  
• The maximum time that can be displayed for a single  
file is 99 minutes and 59 seconds.  
• The remaining time cannot be displayed when playing  
MP3 files.  
• The CD receiver supports 8 cm and 12 cm discs.  
• The CD receiver does not support disc types not listed.  
• Don’t use discs with an unusual shape, such as those  
shown below, as you may damage the CD receiver.  
• MP3 file and folder names (excluding the extension)  
are shown on the display.  
• Multisession discs are supported, however, some mul-  
tisession discs may take a long time to load and some  
may not load at all. When burning CDs, we recom-  
mend that you use a single-session (disc-at-once), and  
select “Disc Close.”  
• Normally, the music in the audio session of a CD  
Extra disc is played. However, you can set the CD  
receiver so that it plays any MP3 files in the data ses-  
sion of a CD-R/RW disc instead. If the data session  
contains no MP3 files, the audio session will be played  
• Don’t use discs that have residue from adhesive tape,  
rental discs with peeling labels, or discs with custom-  
made labels or stickers. Doing so may damage the CD  
receiver and you may not be able to remove the disc  
properly.  
• The Emphasis is not supported.  
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• The following ID3 tags are supported: versions  
1.0/1.1 and 2.2/2.3/2.4. Versions 2.5 and later are not  
supported. Normally, version 2.2/2.3/2.4 tags have  
priority and will be displayed regardless of the ID3  
Handling Discs  
• Never touch the underside of a disc.Always hold discs  
by the edge, as shown.  
• For ID3 version 2 tags, the tag information recognized  
will be those embedded in the beginning of the file.  
We recommend that you include only title, artist  
name, and album name information in ID3 tags. Com-  
pressed, encrypted, and unsynchronized ID3 tags can-  
not be displayed.  
Underside  
• Never attach adhesive tape or sticky labels to discs.  
Note:  
With CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs that contain  
many files and folders and files other than MP3s, it may  
take a long time to read the disc. We recommend that you  
include only MP3 files on your discs, use about 20 fold-  
ers, and limit folder nesting to three levels deep.  
Cleaning Discs  
Disc Content Organization  
• For best results, keep your discs clean. Fingerprints  
and dust can affect the sound quality and should be  
removed as follows. Using a clean soft cloth, wipe  
from the center outwards, as shown. Never wipe in a  
circular direction.  
CD  
CDs contain tracks.  
Track 1  
Track 2  
Track 3  
Track 4  
Track 5  
Audio CD  
MP3  
MP3 discs contain MP3 files organized into folders.  
• To remove stubborn dust or dirt, wipe the disc with a  
damp soft cloth, and then dry it with a dry cloth.  
• Never use solvent-based cleaning fluids, such as thin-  
ner or benzine, commercially available cleaners, or  
antistatic sprays intended for vinyl records, as they  
may damage the disc.  
Folder 1  
File 2  
Folder 2  
File 1 File 2  
File 1  
File 3  
MP3 (CD-R/CD-RW)  
Storing Discs  
• Don’t store discs in places subject to direct sunlight or  
near heat sources.  
• Don’t store discs in places subject to moisture or dust,  
such as in a bathroom or near a humidifier.  
• Always store discs in their cases and vertically. Stack-  
ing, or putting objects on unprotected discs may cause  
warping, scratches, or other damage.  
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Connecting Antennas  
This section explains how to connect the supplied indoor  
FM antenna and DAB antenna (CR-715DAB only), and  
how to connect commercially available outdoor FM  
antenna.  
The CD receiver won’t pick up any radio signals without  
an antenna connected, so you must connect the antenna  
to use the tuner.  
Connecting the DAB Antenna (CR-715DAB  
only)  
Screw the supplied DAB antenna’s plug  
onto the DAB ANTENNA jack.  
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Once the CD Receiver is ready for use, you’ll  
need to tune into a DAB station and adjust the  
position of the DAB antenna to achieve the best  
possible reception.  
DAB antenna jack  
(CR-715DAB only)  
FM antenna jack  
Use thumbtacks or something similar to  
fix the DAB antenna into position.  
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Connecting the Indoor FM Antenna  
The supplied indoor FM antenna is for indoor use only.  
Attach the FM antenna, as shown.  
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Insert the plug fully  
into the jack.  
Once the CD receiver is ready for use, you’ll need  
to tune into an FM radio station and adjust the  
position of the FM antenna to achieve the best  
possible reception.  
Use thumbtacks or something similar to  
fix the FM antenna into position.  
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Thumbtacks, etc.  
Caution: Be careful that you don’t injure yourself  
when using thumbtacks.  
If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied  
indoor FM antenna, try a commercially available out-  
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Connecting an Outdoor FM Antenna  
If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied  
indoor FM antenna, try a commercially available out-  
door FM antenna instead.  
Notes:  
• Outdoor FM antennas work best outside, but usable  
results can sometimes be obtained when installed in  
an attic or loft.  
• For best results, install the outdoor FM antenna well  
away from tall buildings, preferably with a clear line  
of sight to your local FM transmitter.  
• Outdoor antenna should be located away from possi-  
ble noise sources, such as neon signs, busy roads, etc.  
• For safety reasons, outdoor antenna should be situated  
well away from power lines and other high-voltage  
equipment.  
• Outdoor antenna must be grounded in accordance  
with local regulations to prevent electrical shock haz-  
ards.  
Using a TV/FM Antenna Splitter  
It’s best not to use the same antenna for both FM and TV  
reception, as this can cause interference problems. If cir-  
cumstances demand it, use a TV/FM antenna splitter, as  
shown.  
TV/FM antenna splitter  
To CD receiver  
To TV (or VCR)  
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Connecting Speakers  
ConnectingYour Speakers  
• Connect the right speaker to the CD receiver’s right (R) SPEAKERS terminals. Connect the left speaker to the left  
(L) SPEAKERS terminals.  
• Connect the positive (+) terminal on each speaker to the corresponding positive (+) terminal on the CD receiver.  
Connect the negative (–) terminal on each speaker to the corresponding negative (–) terminal on the CD receiver. Use  
the red wires to connect the positive (+) terminals.  
Left speaker  
Right speaker  
Red wires  
Strip about 15 mm (5/8") of insulation from the ends of the speaker  
cables, and twist the bare wires tightly. Unscrew the terminal. Fully  
insert the bare wire, making sure that it’s touching the threaded shaft in  
the center. Screw the terminal tight.  
Speaker  
cable  
R
L
SPEAKERS  
• Connect only speakers with an impedance of between  
4 and 16 ohms. Connecting a speaker with a lower  
impedance may damage the speaker.  
• Do not connect both speaker cables to the same L or R  
terminals (Fig. 1). Do not connect more than two  
speaker terminals to each speaker (Fig. 2).  
• Be careful not to short the positive and negative wires.  
Doing so may damage the CD receiver.  
Fig. 1  
Fig. 2  
R
L
R
L
SPEAKERS  
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Connecting Other Components  
About Connections  
• Before making any connections, read the manuals  
supplied with your other components.  
• Don’t connect the power cord until you’ve completed  
and double-checked all connections.  
• Push plugs in all the way to make  
Right!  
good connections (loose connec-  
tions can cause noise or malfunc-  
tions).  
• To prevent interference, keep  
audio cables away from power  
cords and speaker cables.  
Wrong!  
Connection Color Coding  
RCA-type audio connections are usually color-coded:  
red and white. Use red plugs to connect right-channel  
audio inputs and outputs (typically labeled “R”). Use  
white plugs to connect left-channel audio inputs and out-  
puts (typically labeled “L”).  
Optical Digital Jack (CR-715DAB)  
The CD receiver’s optical digital jack has a shutter-type  
cover that opens when an optical plug is inserted and  
closes when it’s removed. Push the plug in all the way.  
Analogaudio  
cable  
Left (white)  
Right (red)  
Caution: To prevent shutter damage, hold the optical  
plug straight when inserting and removing.  
Left (white)  
Right (red)  
Note:  
Do not put anything on top of the CD receiver, as it may  
interfere with proper ventilation.  
Cables and Jacks  
No connecting cables are included with the CD receiver.  
Cable  
Jack  
Description  
R
L
This cable carries analog audio.  
Analog audio cable  
(RCA)  
Optical digital audio  
cable (CR-715DAB  
only)  
OPTICAL  
This cable carries digital audio.  
This cable carries analog audio.  
Stereo miniplug  
cable  
Connecting a Subwoofer  
The CD receiver has a SUBWOOFER PRE OUT jack for connecting a powered subwoofer (i.e., a subwoofer with a  
built-in amplifier).  
CD receiver  
Powered subwoofer  
: Signal flow  
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Connecting an Onkyo Cassette Deck  
The following diagram shows how to connect an optional Onkyo cassette deck.  
Connect the CD receiver’s MD/TAPE OUT jacks to the cassette deck’s INPUT (REC) jacks, and connect the CD  
receiver’s MD/TAPE IN jacks to the cassette deck’s OUTPUT (PLAY) jacks.  
CD receiver’s  
rear panel  
Onkyocassettedeck’s  
rear panel  
LINE 1  
INPUT OUTPUT  
(REC) (PLAY)  
Red  
IN  
REMOTE  
CONTROL  
L
OUT  
White  
White  
MD/  
TAPE  
Analog audio cables (RCA)  
R
IN  
OUT  
Red  
DOCK/  
CDR  
IN  
White  
Red Red White  
R
L
cable supplied with  
the Onkyo cassette deck  
What can you do with  
?
• Connecting an Onkyo cassette deck to the CD receiver with an  
cable allows you to control the cassette deck with  
the CD receiver’s remote controller. In addition, when playback is started on the cassette deck, the CD receiver will  
automatically select it as the input source.  
• To use  
, you must connect the Onkyo cassette deck to the CD receiver with an  
cable and an analog audio  
cable (RCA). In addition, the Input Display for the MD/TAPE jacks must be set to “TAPE.” Since this is the default  
• Some  
-capable components have two  
jacks. They’re both the same, so you can use either one. The extra jack  
is for connecting additional  
-capable components.  
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Connecting an Onkyo MD recorder  
The following diagram shows how to connect an optional Onkyo MD recorder.  
Connect the CD receiver’s MD/TAPE OUT jacks to the MD recorder’s INPUT (REC) jacks, and connect the CD  
receiver’s MD/TAPE IN jacks to the MD recorder’s OUTPUT (PLAY) jacks.  
CD receiver’s  
rear panel  
Onkyo MD recorder’s  
rear panel  
LINE 1  
INPUT OUTPUT  
(REC) (PLAY)  
Red  
IN  
REMOTE  
CONTROL  
L
OUT  
White  
White  
MD/  
TAPE  
Analog audio cables (RCA)  
R
IN  
OUT  
Red  
DOCK/  
CDR  
IN  
White  
Red Red White  
R
L
cable supplied with  
the Onkyo MD recorder  
What can you do with  
?
• Connecting an Onkyo MD recorder to the CD receiver with an  
cable allows you to control the MD recorder with  
the CD receiver’s remote controller. In addition, when playback is started on the MD recorder, the CD receiver will  
automatically select it as the input source.  
• To use  
(RCA). In addition, the Input Display for the MD/TAPE jacks must be set to “MD” (see page 27).  
• Some -capable components have two jacks. They’re both the same, so you can use either one. The extra jack  
is for connecting additional -capable components.  
, you must connect the Onkyo MD recorder to the CD receiver with an  
cable and an analog audio cable  
Note:  
• The MD/TAPE jacks can alternatively be used to connect a VCR or DAT recorder, in which case the Input Display  
on the CD receiver would need to be set to “VCR” or “DAT” respectively (see page 27).  
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Connecting an Onkyo CD Recorder  
The following diagram shows how to connect an optional Onkyo CD recorder.  
Connect the CD receiver’s DOCK/CDR OUT jacks to the CD recorder’s INPUT (REC) jacks, and connect the CD  
receiver’s DOCK/CDR IN jacks to the CD recorder’s OUTPUT (PLAY) jacks.  
CD receiver’s  
rear panel  
Onkyo CD recorder’s  
rear panel  
LINE 1  
IN  
INPUT OUTPUT  
REMOTE  
(REC)  
(PLAY)  
CONTROL  
L
Analog audio cable (RCA)  
OUT  
MD/  
TAPE  
R
Red  
IN  
OUT  
White  
White  
DOCK/  
CDR  
IN  
White Red Red White  
R
L
Red  
cable supplied with  
the Onkyo CD recorder  
: Signal flow  
What can you do with  
?
• Connecting an Onkyo CD recorder to the CD receiver with an  
cable allows you to control the CD recorder with  
the CD receiver’s remote controller. In addition, when playback is started on the CD recorder, the CD receiver will  
automatically select it as the input source.  
• To use  
• Some -capable components have two jacks. They’re both the same, so you can use either one. The extra jack  
is for connecting additional -capable components.  
, you must connect the Onkyo CD recorder to the CD receiver with an  
cable and an analog audio cable  
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Connecting a Component with a Digital Audio Output (CR-715DAB only)  
The following diagram shows how to connect a component with an optical digital audio output, such as a CD recorder,  
MD recorder, games console, satellite tuner, or personal computer.  
Connect the CD receiver’s OPTICAL DIGITAL IN jack to an optical digital audio output on the other component.  
You can change the Input Display for the OPTICAL DIGITAL IN to DIGITAL, CDR, PC, or GAME so that it matches  
Satellite tuner, CD  
recorder, etc.  
: Signal flow  
DIGITAL  
OUTPUT  
CR-715DAB’s  
rear panel  
Optical digital audio cable  
Personal computer  
Connecting an Onkyo Component with a Digital Audio Output  
The following diagram shows how to connect an Onkyo component with an optical digital audio output.  
Connect the CD receiver’s OPTICAL DIGITAL IN jack to an optical digital audio output on the Onkyo component.  
Onkyo component with a  
digital audio output  
CR-715DAB’s  
rear panel  
DIGITAL  
OUTPUT  
INPUT OUTPUT  
(REC) (PLAY)  
REMOTE  
CONTROL  
L
Analog audio cable (RCA)  
OUT  
Red  
MD/  
TAPE  
R
IN  
White  
Red  
OUT  
DOCK/  
CDR  
IN  
cable  
White  
White Red  
Red White  
R
L
Optical digital audio cable  
: Signal flow  
What can you do with  
?
• Connecting an Onkyo component to the CD receiver with an  
cable allows you to control the component with the  
CD receiver’s remote controller. In addition, when playback is started on the component, the CD receiver will auto-  
matically select it as the input source.  
• To use  
, you must connect the Onkyo component to the CD receiver with an  
cable and an analog audio cable  
(RCA). In addition, you must change the Input Display for the DIGITAL IN so that it matches the type of component  
that you connect. When you connect a CD recorder to the DOCK/CDR jacks and OPTICAL DIGITAL IN jack, you  
must set the Input Display for DOCK/CDR to “CD-R,” and set the Input Display for OPTICAL DIGITAL IN to  
• If you connect an audio processor such as the Onkyo UE-205, you must set the Input Display for DOCK/CDR to  
“PC,” and set the Input Display for OPTICAL DIGITAL IN to “PC/dig,” otherwise the wrong input source may be  
• Some  
-capable components have two  
jacks. They’re both the same, so you can use either one. The extra jack  
is for connecting additional  
-capable components.  
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