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Digital Audio Server

Setup Guide

MCX-2000

UCABG

MCX-2000 Setup Guide2

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Explanation of Graphical Symbols The lightning ash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the products enclosure that may be of sufcient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert you to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

1 Read these instructions.

2 Keep these instructions.

3 Heed all warnings.

4 Follow all instructions.

5 Do not use this apparatus near water.

6 Clean only with dry cloth.

7 Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.

8 Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including ampliers) that produce heat.

9 Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not t into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10 Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11 Only use attachments/accessories specied by the manufacturer.

12 Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specied by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13 Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

14 Refer all servicing to qualied service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

We Want You Listening For A Lifetime YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Associations Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing. Since hearing damage from loud sounds is often undetectable until it is too late, YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Associations Consumer Electronics Group recommend you to avoid prolonged exposure from excessive volume levels.

CAUTION: TO REDUCE 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

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(DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY PROCEDURE)

Responsible Party:

Address:

Telephone:

Fax:

Type of Equipment:

Model Name:

Yamaha Electronics Corporation, U.S.A.

6660 Orangethorpe Avenue Buena Park, CA 90620

714-522-9105

714-670-0108

Digital Audio Server

MCX-2000

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions: 1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and 2) this device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation. See the TROUBLESHOOTING section at the end of this manual if interference to radio reception is suspected.

COMPLIANCE INFORMATION STATEMENT

FCC INFORMATION (for US customers only)

1 IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT! This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product.

2 IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/ or another product use only high quality shielded cables. Cable/s supplied with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC authorization to use this product in the USA.

3 NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class B digital devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a reasonable level of assurance that your use of this product in a residential environment will not result in harmful interference with other electronic devices. This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not installed and used according to the instructions found in the users manual, may cause interference harmful to the operation of other electronic devices.

Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in all installations. If this product is found to be the source of interference, which can be determined by turning the unit OFF and ON, please try to eliminate the problem by using one of the following measures:

Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected by the interference.

Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.

In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead, change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.

If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Electronics Corporation, U.S.A. 6660 Orangethorpe Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620.

The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.

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To assure the nest performance, please read this manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference.

Install this unit in a well ventilated, cool, dry, clean place away from direct sunlight, heat sources, vibration, dust, moisture, and/or cold. Avoid ventilation space of at least 30 cm on the top, 20 cm on the left and right, and 10 cm on the back of this unit.

Locate this unit away from other electrical appliances, motors, or transformers to avoid humming sounds.

Do not expose this unit to sudden temperature changes from cold to hot, and do not locate this unit in a environment with high humidity (i.e. a room with a humidier) to prevent condensation inside this unit, which may cause an electrical shock, re, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.

Avoid installing this unit where foreign object may fall onto this unit and/or this unit may be exposed to liquid dripping or splashing. On the top of this unit, do NOT place:

Other components, as they may cause damage and/or discoloration on the surface of this unit.

Burning objects (i.e. candles), as they may cause re, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.

Containers with liquid in them, as they may fall and liquid may electrical shock to the user and/or damage to this unit.

Do not cover the rear panel of this unit with a newspaper, tablecloth, curtain, etc. in order not to obstruct heat radiation. If the temperature inside this unit rises, it may cause re, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.

Do not plug in this unit to a wall outlet until all connections are complete.

Do not operate this unit upside-down. It may overheat, possibly causing damage.

Do not use force on switches, knobs and/or cords.

When disconnecting the power cable from the wall outlet, grasp the plug; do not pull the cord.

Do not clean this unit with chemical solvents; this might damage the nish. Use a clean, dry cloth.

Only voltage specied on this unit must be used. Using this unit with a higher voltage than specied is dangerous and may cause re, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage resulting from use of this unit with a voltage other than specied.

To prevent damage by lightning, keep the power cord and outdoor antennas disconnected from a wall outlet or the unit during a lightning storm.

Do not attempt to modify or x this unit. Contact qualied YAMAHA service personnel when any service is needed. The cabinet should never be opened for any reasons.

When not planning to use this unit for long periods of time (i.e. vacation), disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet.

Be sure to read the TROUBLESHOOTING section on common operating errors before concluding that this unit is faulty.

Before moving this unit, rst check that there is no disc in the disc tray. Finally, press STANDBY/ON to turn off this unit, and disconnect the AC power plug from the wall outlet.

Install this unit near the AC outlet and where the AC power plug can be reached easily.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR U.K. MODEL

For U.K. customers If the socket outlets in the home are not suitable for the plug supplied with this appliance, it should be cut off and an appropriate 3 pin plug tted. For details, refer to the instructions described above.

Note: The plug severed from the mains lead must be destroyed, as a plug with bared exible cord is hazardous if engaged in a live socket outlet.

CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING THIS UNIT

This unit is not disconnected from the AC power source as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if this unit itself is turned off. In this state, this unit is designed to consume a very small quantity of power.

WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

Laser component in this product is capable of emitting radiation exceeding the limit for Class 1.

IMPORTANT! Please record the serial number of this unit in the space below.

Model:

Serial No.:

The serial number is located on the rear of the unit. Retain this Owners Manual in a safe place for future reference.

IMPORTANT The wires in this mains lead are coloures in accordance with the following code:

GREEN-and-YELLOW: Earth BLUE: Neutral BROWN: Live

As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug proceed as follows: The wire which is coloured GREEN- and-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the letter E or by the safety earth symbol or coloured GREEN or GREEN-and -YELLOW. 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.

For Canadian Customers To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot and fully insert. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Do not remove the connector of built-in antenna from the MCX-2000.

MCX-2000 Setup Guide

For US customers

For Canadian customers

For U.K. and European customers

CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING THIS UNIT

FCC WARNING Change or modications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate the epuipment.

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for uncontrolled equipment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of at least 20cm between the radiator and the persons body (excluding extremities: hands, wrists, feet, and legs) and must not be co-located or operated with any other antenna or transmitter.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause interference, and (2), this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed such that it does not emit RF eld in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population: consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canadas website www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb

We, the manufacturer YAMAHA hereby declare that the MCX-2000 is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999 / 5 / EC.

Vi, tillverkaren YAMAHA, betygar hrmed att MCX-2000 r i verensstmmelse med de erforderliga krav och andra tillmpliga bestmmelser som anges i direktivet 1999/5/EC.

Noi, il fabbricante YAMAHA, con questo dichiariamo che MCX- 2000 si trova in osservanza dei requisiti essenziali e delle altre normative pertinenti della direttiva 1999 / 5 / EC.

Nosotros, el fabricante YAMAHA, declaramos por el presente testamento que el MCX-2000 cumple con los requisitos esenciales y otras provisiones pertinentes de la Directiva 1999/5/EC.

YAMAHA verklaart hierbij dat de MCX-2000 voldoet aan de essentile vereisten en andere relevante voorzieningen van Richtlijn 1999/5/EC.

This apparatus shall be connection of a MAINS SOCKET outlet with aprotective earthing connection.

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Allen voor klanten in Nederland Bij dit product zijn batterijen geleverd. Wanneer deze leeg zijn, moet u ze niet weggooien maar inleveren als KCA.

Music recognition technology and related data are provided by Gracenote. Gracenote is the industry standard in music recognition technology and related content delivery. For more information visit www.gracenote.com.

CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc., copyright 2000-2005 Gracenote. Gracenote CDDB Client Software, copyright 2000-2005 Gracenote. This product and service may practice one or more of the following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525; #6,061,680; #6,154,773, #6,161,132, #6,230,192, #6,230,207, #6,240,459, #6,330,593, and other patents issued or pending. Services supplied and/or device manufactured under license for following Open Globe, Inc. United States Patent 6,304,523.

Gracenote and CDDB are registered trademarks of Gracenote. The Gracenote logo and logotype, and the Powered by Gracenote logo are trademarks of Gracenote.

MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.

Supply of this product does not convey a license nor imply any right to distribute content created with this product in revenue-generating broadcast systems (terrestrial, satellite, cable and/or other distribution channels), streaming applications (via Internet, intranets and/or other networks), other content distribution systems (pay-audio or audio-on-demand applications and the like) or on physical media (compact discs, digital versatile discs, semiconductor chips, hard drives, memory cards and the like). An independent license for such use is required. For details, please visit http://mp3licensing.com

DigiOn and DiXiM are registered trademarks or trademarks of DigiOn, Inc.

The following fonts are used in the operational displays for this device. NAGA10 Sadakazu NAGAO

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MADE IN MALAYSIA

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: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

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CAUTION Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.

ATTENTION Lemploi de commandes, de rglages ou un choix de procdures diffrents des spcifications de cette brochure peut entraner une exposition dventuelles radiations pouvant tre dangereses.

ACHTUNG Die Verwendung von Bedienungselementen oder Einstellungen oder die Durchfhrung von Bedienungsvorgngen, die nicht in dieser Anleitung aufgefhrt sind, kann zu einem Kontakt mit gefhrlichen Laserstrahlen fhren.

OBSERVERA Anvndning av kontroller och justeringar eller genomfrande av procedurer andra n de som specificeras i denna bok kan resultera i att du utstter dig fr farlig strlning.

ATTENZIONE Uso di controlli o regolazioni o procedure non specificamente descritte pu causare lesposizione a radiazioni di livello pericoloso.

PRECAUCIN El uso de los controles o los procedimientos de ajuste o utilizacin diferentes de los especificados en este manual pueden causar una exposicinpeligrosa a la radiacin.

VOORZICHTIG Gebruik van bedieningsorganen of instellingen, of uitvoeren van handelingen anders dan staan beschreven in deze handleiding kunnen leiden tot blootstelling aan gevaarlijke stralen.

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(For Canada model)

(For U.K. and Europe models)

MusicCAST is a new, convenient home audio network featuring playback of digital music streams. It consists of a MCX-2000 music server and its dedicated clients (MCX-A10 or MCX-C15, sold separately). With all your music sourcesincluding CDs and radio broadcastsbrought together in a single server unit, each person in the house can enjoy their own music, anytime, on demand.

This guide helps you in quickly setting up your new MCX-2000 and client devices, building your own MusicCAST networkand tapping into a whole new world of music listening enjoyment.

n Each page number (page XX) in this guide indicates that you can see a detailed explanation on that page of the separate Owners Manual.

Welcome to MusicCAST

MCX-A10

MCX-A10

MCX-2000 LAN

wireless LAN

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MCX-C15

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Preparing Items

Find and take out the following items from the MusicCAST product packages. (See Owners Manual for a complete list of supplied items.)

n If youre using an MCX-C15, also prepare a network hub and two network cables (CAT5 straight cables) for connecting with the MCX-2000.

Connecting with Peripheral Devices

Connect the MCX-2000 and its clients, as well as any other desired peripherals as shown in the following illustrations.

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Connecting the MCX-2000 to a TV

Connecting the MCX-2000 to an audio system

Connecting the MusicCAST clients to speakers

Creating a MusicCAST network (network connections of the MCX-2000 and MusicCAST clients)

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Remote Control Features and Operations

You can use the supplied remote control to peform most of the MCX-2000 operations (such as selecting a menu item or determining a setting value). Prepare the remote control before operations.

Setting Batteries Set batteries inside the remote control as shown below.

1 Remove the bottom cover of the remote control. 2 Set two AA batteries (supplied) in appropriate directions, according to the illustration in the compartment. 3 Slide the cover until it snaps into place.

n If the remote control doesnt work well, the batteries may be weak. Replace them with twe new AA batteries. Always handle batteries appropriately, according to the safety precautions at the beginning of this manual.

Powering Up

Turn on your TV and switch it to external input (connected to the MCX-2000 video output). When you turn on the MCX- 2000, your TV will show the initial MusicCAST splash screen, followed automatically by the Easy Setup screen.

n The MCX-2000 is designed to show the Easy Setup screen when you rst turn on the unit (factory setting). If the Easy Setup screen doesnt appear, press the TOP MENU button on the remote control. When the Top Menu screen is shown on the TV, use the cursor controller (in the center of the remote control) to move the highlighted selection down to Setup (the last item of Top Menu), and press the SELECT button. Then, from the Setup menu screen, select Easy Setup. Scroll down in the display if its not visible.

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Creating a MusicCAST Network

The Easy Setup feature lets you quickly create a MusicCAST network. There are several types of MusicCAST networks. Here we explain how to congure the most basic network thats comprised of a single MCX-2000 server and one or more clients.

n Your clients and network hub should be turned off at this point. Turn them on later when youre asked to do so in the Easy Setup process.

Easy Setup

Top Menu

MCX-2000 Network hub Wired client (MCX-C15)

Wireless client (MCX-A10)

MCX-2000 Setup Guide

1 With Easy Setup, you can quickly and easily congure your desired MusicCAST network just by following the simple on- screen instructions (page 27). To create a network comprised of an MCX-2000 with clients, specify the options listed below. When the proper settings have been made, a simple diagram of your system appears in the display.

Enter the following settings: Language: Select a language used for screen messages. Date and Time: Set the current date and time. System conguration selection: Select Use the MCX-2000 in conjunction with MCX-A10/C15 clients. Network connection selection: Select Connect to a network containing MusicCAST components only. Network settings conguration: Select Automatic conguration.

After youve made these settings, a diagram of the specied MusicCAST system (in this case, a MusicCAST-only network with the MCX-2000 and clients) is shown in the display.

n To select a displayed item, move the highlight on it using the up or down arrow button, and then press the SELECT button. The SELECT button also lets you alternately select and deselect a radio button. When you specify a value, use the up or down arrow button to display a desired value, and then press the SELECT button (page 19).

From the next screen, you will need to operate the MCX-2000 and each client to congure the MusicCAST network.

2 Turn on each client as instructed in the on-screen message. If youre using a network hub for wired clients, you should turn on the hub at this time. When youre ready, go to the next screen.

Power Network hub

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3 Following the screen message, start Auto Conguration on each client. Use the front-panel cursor controller to select Top Menu > Setup > Network > Auto Conguration, and then press the PLAY button. The clients start searching for the music server (MCX-2000).

n You can use the cursor controller on a clients front panel in the same way as the cursor controller on the MCX-2000 remote control. Push the center stick upward, downward, leftward or rightward as you press the up, down, left or right arrow button on the remote control. When you press this stick vertically, it works the same as pressing the SELECT button. In addition, you can go back to the previous screen by pushing the stick leftward.

4 When you go to the next Easy Setup screen, the MCX-2000 starts searching for any available clients.

n Dont touch or operate any clients until their IDs appear in the above screen and are successfully registered to the MCX-2000.

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5 When the screen shows all clients (IDs) you are using, go to the next screen for updating their rmware. This process is necessary to use them with the MCX-2000. On each client, select Top Menu > Setup > System > System Update, and then press the PLAY button.

When the rmware update is complete, each client displays the above message and automatically restarts itself. When you go to the next screen, you can see the updated rmware version.

n The rmware version on your clients may be more recent than the one shown above. In addition, the client rmware version doesnt always match that of the MCX-2000.

n Each version number may be diffrent from your MCX-2000.

6 Go to the next screen, and select Conrm to complete the Easy Setup process. Your MusicCAST network has been successfully created.

Streaming Music

To begin music streaming over the MusicCAST network, youll rst need to prepare your audio sources (music) on the MCX-2000 music server. The MCX-2000 can stream several types of audio sources to the clients. Here, well explain how to record songs from a music CD and deliver them to the clients.

1 Press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote control and open the CD tray. Set a music CD with its label side facing up.

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2 Press the CD AUTO STORE button on the MCX-2000 front panel (the tray will close automatically). The RECORDING indicator (at the left of the front panel display) lights in red, followed by the ENCODING indicator lighting in green.

n The RECORDING indicator lights up while the MCX-2000 is importing CD songs in (uncompressed) PCM format. The ENCODING indicator lights up while the MCX-2000 is encoding PCM songs to MP3 format. Naturally, these indicators go off a rst-in, rst-out basis during the import process.

3 When the RECORDING indicator goes off, indicating that your CD songs have been successfully imported to the MCX-2000, select Top Menu > Library > Music Archive.

4 Move the highlight to one of the rst four menu items (Artists, Albums, Genres or All Songs) and press the SELECT button. You can view the artist name, album title, genre or a list of songs from the music CD you just imported.

n If the music CD is a recent release or a private, self-made CD, generic song information may be shown (such as unknown artist, album, etc.). If this happens, you can enter the relevant information manually (page 75).

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When All Songs is selected:

When All Songs is selected:

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5 From one of your clients, select Top Menu > Library > Music Archive. You can see the same menu items Artists, Albums, Genres and All Songs as found in the MCX-2000 screen. Select one of them and conrm the client display also shows the artist name, album title, genre or a list of songs from the music CD you just imported on the MCX-2000.

n If the display on a client is dimmed and shows the current time, press the controller stick. The client will wake up and restart the network connection with the MCX-2000 (page 14).

6 From the menu items in the client screens, select a song and start playback. (Move the triangle icon to the left of a song title, and then press the controller stick or PLAY button.)

n You can adjust the playback volume using the VOL +/ buttons on the client front panel.

This is the basic procedure for music streaming over the MusicCAST network. If you have two or more clients, you can play different songs on them. The MCX-2000 also supports multitasking, allowing you to continue importing other music CDs by repeating steps 1 to 3 above, or select and play a different song on the MCX-2000, even while delivering different music to each client.

When All Songs is selected:

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YAMAHA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, USA 6660 ORANGETHORPE AVE., BUENA PARK, CALIF. 90620, U.S.A. YAMAHA CANADA MUSIC LTD. 135 MILNER AVE., SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO M1S 3R1, CANADA YAMAHA ELECTRONIK EUROPA G.m.b.H. SIEMENSSTR. 22-34, 25462 RELLINGEN BEI HAMBURG, GERMANY YAMAHA ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. RUE AMBROISE CROIZAT BP70 CROISSY-BEAUBOURG 77312 MARNE-LA-VALLEE CEDEX02, FRANCE YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD18 7GQ, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VSTRA FRLUNDA, SWEDEN YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD. 17-33 MARKET ST., SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205 VIC., AUSTRALIA

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Digital Audio Server

OWNERS MANUAL

MCX-2000

UCABG

MCX-2000 Owners Manual2

Table of Contents.................................................2

Preface ..................................................................3

Whats Included...................................................................................... 4 Feature Overview ................................................................................... 4 Audio Playback Functions........................................................................ 4 Audio Recording Functions...................................................................... 5 Music Archiving Functions ....................................................................... 5 CD Recording Functions.......................................................................... 5 Music Streaming Functions...................................................................... 6 Timer Function.......................................................................................... 6

Preparations and Setup.......................................7

Panel Descriptions: MCX-2000.............................................................. 7 Front Panel ............................................................................................... 7 Back Panel ............................................................................................... 9 Panel Descriptions: Remote Control.................................................. 11 Connecting External Devices.............................................................. 13 Connecting to the AC Power............................................................... 13 Remote Control Features and Operations ......................................... 16 Setting Batteries ..................................................................................... 16 Operating on the Remote Control .......................................................... 16 Using as a Universal Remote Control .................................................... 17 Menu Operation Basics ....................................................................... 19 MCX-2000 Menu Tree ........................................................................... 22

Configuring Your MusicCAST Network ....................23 Network Basics ...................................................................................... 23 Configuring a MusicCAST-only Network ........................................... 25 Configuring a MusicCAST Network for PC Network and Internet Access..................................................................................... 26

Using Easy Setup .......................................................27 Easy Setup Overview........................................................................... 28 Date and Time........................................................................................ 28 MusicCAST System Configuration ......................................................... 28 Network Connection (stand-alone, without clients)................................ 28 Network Connection (with clients).......................................................... 29 Network Configuration............................................................................ 29 For the MCX-2000 to access the Internet via an existing PC network........................................................................... 30 For automatic configuration of a MusicCAST network ........................... 30

Automatic Configuration of a MusicCAST Network...................................................31 Preparation on the MCX-2000................................................................ 32 Preparation on Each Client .................................................................... 33 Automatic Registration of Clients ........................................................... 34

Manual Configuration of a MusicCAST Network .....35 Checking Out Parameter Values............................................................ 35 Settings on the MCX-2000 ..................................................................... 36 IP Address.............................................................................................. 37 Wireless LAN.......................................................................................... 37 Settings on Each Client .......................................................................... 39 Mode ...................................................................................................... 40 Server ID ................................................................................................ 40 DHCP ..................................................................................................... 41 IP Address.............................................................................................. 41 Subnet Mask .......................................................................................... 41 ESS ID .................................................................................................... 42 WEP Key................................................................................................. 42 Manual Registration of Clients ............................................................... 43 Confirming Network Status ................................................................. 44 Updating Client Firmware.................................................................... 45

Applications....................................................... 46

Playing Audio Sources ........................................................................ 46 Playing Archived Music....................................................................... 46 Adding a Bookmark to a Song............................................................... 50 Play Information and Controls................................................................ 50 Playing a CD ......................................................................................... 51 Notes on Playing an MP3 CD................................................................. 52 Listening to a Radio Broadcast .......................................................... 54 Listening to FM Radio ............................................................................ 54 Listening to XM Radio (US model only) ................................................. 55 Listening to Internet Radio ..................................................................... 59 Using the Presets List ............................................................................ 59 Playing External Audio Signals .............................................................. 63 Playing Audio Content on the Computer ............................................... 64 Recording Audio Sources ................................................................... 66 Recording Songs from a Music CD ....................................................... 66 Recording from FM Radio or External Audio Signals ............................ 69 Duplicating a Music CD......................................................................... 71 Recording Archived Songs to a CD....................................................... 73 Editing the Library ............................................................................... 75 Typing Text Characters.......................................................................... 75 Editing Song Data .................................................................................. 77 Using a Playlist....................................................................................... 82 Registering an Internet Radio Station .................................................... 84 Renaming Items from the Radio Presets List......................................... 85 Operating a Client Remotely ............................................................... 87 Selecting the Client Audio Source ......................................................... 88 Setting the Timer Playback .................................................................... 89 Other Features...................................................................................... 91 Setting Date and Time ........................................................................... 91 Using the Online CDDB Database......................................................... 93 Defining User Interface .......................................................................... 93 Selecting Playback Options................................................................... 95 Selecting Recording Options................................................................. 96 Using the Timer Playback ................................................................... 97 Using a Yamaha AV Receiver ............................................................. 98 Managing an Existing MusicCAST Network .................................... 100 Checking the Network Status............................................................... 100 Initializing Network Settings ................................................................. 100 Managing the MCX-2000 System...................................................... 101 Viewing System Information................................................................. 102 Resetting the MCX-2000 for Factory Settings...................................... 103 Updating the MCX-2000 Firmware ...................................................... 103 Limiting Local Operations on the MCX-2000 ....................................... 104

Compatible Media (CD/CD-R/CD-RW)............ 105

About Digital Recording with MusicCAST.... 107

Troubleshooting.............................................. 108

Glossary........................................................... 111

Specifications.................................................. 113

The illustrations and operation screens as shown in this owners manual are for instructional purpose only, and may appear somewhat different from those on your products.

Table of Contents

Thank you and congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha MCX-2000 Digital Audio Server!

The MCX-2000 is a music server that enhances the concept of MusicCAST, a digital music delivery method over a personal network.

MusicCAST delivers a new listening style for the digital era. It allows you to record various audio sources, including music CDs, onto the music server, and enjoy streamed playback on a client device (MCX-A10 or MCX-C15, sold separately) placed anywhere in your home, using wired and wireless computer networking technologies.

There are many ways to use the MusicCAST network and the MCX-2000 music server.

Use the MCX-2000 to collect and centralize all music sources in your home. Then, simply place a client device in every room of your houseinstead of buying a separate stereo or audio set for each of your family members. This setup lets each member of the family enjoy their own favorite musicin any room at the same time. Naturally, the music server can also be set to stream the same music to each client, so that you can walk around your house and have the same music play no matter where you go.

The MCX-2000 has other great features. It can also stream music or audio programs from the built-in FM radio tuner anywhere in your home via the MusicCAST network. Locally on the MCX-2000, you can also enjoy Internet radio programs. You can also use the MCX-2000 to record audio content from old analog tapes. Once recorded, they can be streamed via the MusicCAST network and burned onto CD-R/RW media for storage purposes, together with songs from music CDs.

The above are just a few examples to show how you can use the MusicCAST network and the MCX-2000 music server. Youll nd additional ones throughout this manual, tooso, keep the manual in a safe place and read it thoroughly in order to get the most out of your new MCX-2000.

Preface

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Whats Included

The MCX-2000 product package contains the following items. When you open the box, rst check they have all been included. If something is missing, please contact the dealer from whom you purchased the product.

Feature Overview

Designed to be a comprehensive, ultimate audio center for your home, the MCX-2000 incorporates a wide variety of features and functions. Here, well take a look at some of ways you can use these features.

Audio Playback Functions The MCX-2000 lets you play a wide variety of audio sources, including commercial music CDs, your own original MP3 CDs (CD-ROM), external audio signals, and radio programs from the built-in FM tuner. You can also listen to audio content stored on your Windows computer if you connect the MCX-2000 to your computer network (LAN). Since the MCX-2000 can access the Internet through your computer network, you can even enjoy music from your favorite Internet radio stations. When you play these audio sources on the main MCX-2000 itself, connect a speaker system (power amplier and speakers, or powered speakers) to the unit.

Playing Archived Music (page 46) Playing a CD (page 51) Listening to FM Radio (page 54) Listening to Internet Radio (page 59) Playing External Audio Signals (page 63) Playing Audio Content on the Computer (page 64)

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Indoor FM antenna (1)

Setup Guide (1)

Audio pin cable (1) Video pin cable (1)

Owners Manual (1) Installation Guide for DiXiM Media Server Software (1)

Power cable (1)MCX-2000 unit (1) Remote control (1) Optical cable (1)

Network cable (1)

AA batteries (2)

(For US and Canada) (For Europe, UK and Australia)

CD-ROM (1) DiXiM Media Server software

MCX-A10/C15 client manuals (electronic documents; see these updated manuals

when operating each client together with the MCX-2000).

GNU GPL/LGPL software license agreement (electronic documents)

MCX-2000 program source code (based on GNU GPL/LGPL)

MCX-2000 Router

Audio CD MP3 CD

FM Radio

Internet Radio

MD Player

PC

WAN

LAN

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Audio Recording Functions The MCX-2000 incorporates a large-capacity 160GB hard disk drive, allowing up to 200 hours of digital recording in linear PCM format (16-bit/44.1kHz) or up to 2,000 hours in MP3 format (160kbps bit rate). Recordable audio sources include commercial music CDs, external audio signals, and radio programs from the built-in FM tuner.

Recording Songs from a Music CD (page 66) Recording from FM Radio (page 69) Recording External Audio Signals (page 69)

Music Archiving Functions When recording audio sources, you can add information to each songsuch as the song title, artist name, album name and genrethen store it to the music archive in the MCX-2000 hard drive. This information can then be used to nd specic songs you want to play. Because the MCX-2000 incorporates a special song database system (based on Gracenote CDDB ), this information will be set automatically if your songs are from popular music CDs. Other useful functions include Playlist and Bookmark, letting you create custom song lists appropriate to specic occasions (such as parties, morning wake-up music, etc.) and allowing you to mark your favorite tunes for quick access.

Adding a Bookmark to a Song (page 50) Typing Text Characters (page 75) Editing Titles (page 77) Changing Song Attributes (page 77) Using a Playlist (page 82) Registering an Internet Radio Station (page 84)

CD Recording Functions This function lets you create a music mix CD of your own selections by arranging archived songs in your favorite order. You can also use this function to duplicate existing music CDs, allowing you to copy your personal mixes to CD and give it to your friends.

Recording Archived Songs to a CD (page 73) Duplicating a Music CD (page 71)

MCX-2000

160GB HDD MD Recorder

AUX in

Music CD

MCX-2000 Internet (CDDB)

HDD (Internal CDDB)

MCX-2000 Original CD

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Music Streaming Functions Once songs are archived (recorded) on the MCX-2000 hard drive, you can stream them to up to 15 clients via the MusicCAST network. The MCX-2000 can deliver the same music to each client simultaneously (broadcast). It can also deliver different songs to different clients at the same time, at the request of each client. In addition, the MCX-2000 supports remote control of clients via the MusicCAST network, allowing you to operate them without having to go to each unit individually.

MusicCAST as an Integrated Music Delivery System (page 89) Operating a Client Remotely (page 87)

Timer Function The MCX-2000 and clients incorporate a timer that enables song playback at a specied time. You can program up to ten playback timer instances for each MusicCAST device.

Setting the Timer Playback (page 89) Using the Timer Playback (page 97)

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This section explains how to connect peripheral devices to your MCX-2000 and set it up as a music server, and how to create a MusicCAST network in conjunction with clients (MCX-A10 or MCX-C15, sold separately).

Panel Descriptions: MCX-2000

Front Panel

1 STANDBY/ON button Use this button when switching among the MCX-2000 operating modes. The button indicator light changes color, showing the units current operating mode (green: active mode, amber: sleep mode, red: standby mode).

Connecting to the AC Power (page 13)

2 Disc tray

3 Open/Close button ( ) Use these when setting a CD in the MCX-2000. Press this button to open the tray, set a CD with its label side facing up, and press the button again to close the tray.

4 Stop button ( s ) 5 Play button ( p)

Press the Play button to start playback of the current song from the beginning. Press the Stop button to stop playback of the current song thats being played. These buttons similarly works with all other audio sources available on the MCX-2000 (CD, archived songs, radios, external inputs).

6 CD AUTO STORE button Use this button when recording (storing) all songs from a music CD at a time. Since importing an entire CD is possible with a single click of the button, you can quickly store a number of songs from a pile of music CDs into the MCX-2000 music archive.

Importing a Music CD Automatically (page 68)

7 Display Shows the current MCX-2000 status or menu screen.

8 CLIENT STATUS indicators (1~10) Each indicator is associated with a client registered to the MCX-2000. A client whose indicator lights up in green is properly connected, and can receive audio streams from the MCX-2000. The 10th indicator (10...) shows the operating status for the 10th and following clients all together. You can view detailed information of each clients status in the Client Control screen.

Preparations and Setup

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9 RADIO button Press this button to fast access the last selected radio station. Every time you press this button, the radio type cycles through FM, XM, Internet Radio and Presets (XM is for US model only).

) Cursor controller Delivers the same functions with the center controller on the remote control. You can move the highlight (selection) onto a target item by pushing the center stick upward, downward, leftward or rightward. When you press this stick vertically, it determines to select the current item (PUSH SELECT).

! MENU/PLAY INFO. button Press this button to toggle between the last selected menu screen and the Play Information screen for the current song. Continue pressing this button for the Top Menu screen.

@ BROADCAST indicator Lights up in blue while the MCX-2000 is broadcasting to clients.

# TIMER indicator Lights up in amber while the MCX-2000 is waiting or operating in timer playback mode.

$ RECORDING indicator Lights up in red while the MCX-2000 is recording (storing) an audio source or writing onto a CD-R/RW disc.

% ENCODING indicator Lights up in green while the MCX-2000 is encoding recorded audio into MP3 format.

^ LEVEL knob & PHONES jack

Connect a pair of headphones here to listen to sounds being played on the MCX-2000. You can adjust the playback volume using the LEVEL knob.

* PS/2 KEYBOARD port Connect a generic PS/2 keyboard designed for PC here. A connected PS/2 keyboard lets you control the MCX-2000 in the same way as the supplied remote control. It also lets you type words (such as song titles) quickly when editing song information. In addition, the MCX-2000 doesnt support a PS/2 mouse. So, dont connect a PS/2 mouse to this port.

Typing Text Characters (page 75)

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Back Panel

1 W_LAN ANT A movable antenna for the wireless network. When you stream audio to clients over the wireless network, adjust the antenna angle for best results.

2 XM jack (US model only) If you live in the United States and want to listen to XM Satellite Radio on the MCX-2000, connect your XM Connect-and-Play antenna here (page 55).

3 RS-232C port Use this port when connecting the MCX-2000 to a compatible Yamaha AV receiver using an RS-232C cross cable. With this setup, you can synchronize both units power on/off timing or automatically select a surround program on the AV receiver to match the genre of a song you select on the MCX-2000.

Using a Yamaha AV Receiver (page 98)

4 FM ANT terminal Connect the supplied indoor FM antenna here when using the MCX-2000 built-in FM tuner.

5 Fan opening To effectively cool down the inside of the MCX-2000, be sure not to shut off the airow from this opening. When placing the MCX-2000 near a wall, make sure there is enough room behind the back panel.

6 AC IN socket Connect the supplied power cable here.

THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: ( 1 ) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND ( 2 ) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION

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7 ANALOG OUT jacks (stereo) 9 OPTICAL OUT jack (stereo)

Audio playback signals on the MCX-2000 are output from these jacks. Use the supplied optical digital cable (or one purchased separately) to connect the OPTICAL OUT jack to a digital audio input on an external device. Use the supplied stereo pin cable (or one purchased separately) to connect the ANALOG OUT jacks to analog audio input jacks on an external device.

8 ANALOG IN jacks (stereo) ) OPTICAL IN jack (stereo)

Audio sources called external input in this manual are incoming audio signals via these jacks. Use the supplied optical digital cable (or the one purchased separately) to connect the OPTICAL IN jack to a digital audio output on an external device. Use the supplied stereo pin cable (or one purchased separately) to connect the ANALOG IN jacks to analog audio output jacks on an external device.

! REMOTE terminal This terminal is designed for professional expansion purposes, not for consumer use of the MCX-2000.

@ 10/100 indicator # LINK/DATA indicator $ LAN (Ethernet) port

Connect a network cable (CAT-5 straight cable) to the Ethernet port when creating a wired network with clients or connecting the MCX-2000 to your home network. The LINK/DATA indicator lights up when the wired connection is properly working, and ashes when data trafc over the network is being done. The Ethernet port is automatically congured to match the speed of a connected network (10 or 100 Mbps); the 10/100 indicator lights up when the Ethernet port is congured for 100 Mbps, and is unlit for 10 Mbps.

% S-VIDEO port ^ VIDEO port

These ports output the MCX-2000 operating screen displays (OSD) to an external TV monitor. Connect either port to your TV monitors video input (yellow-coded composite port for VIDEO, or 4-pin S port for S-VIDEO). The VIDEO and S-VIDEO ports output the same displays.

MCX-2000 Owners Manual

Panel Descriptions: Remote Control

1 IR transmitter Infrared (IR) remote control signals are transmitted from here. When operating the remote control, point this part at the IR receiver on the target unit.

4 PLAY INFO. button Press this button to show the Play Information (song data) screen for the current song on the TV monitor.

5 Alphabetical index search buttons ( u / d ) You can nd a recorded (archived) song from one of groups (artists, albums, genres or all songs). Whichever group you select, its contents (artist names, album titles, genres or song titles) are listed in alphabetical order. You can then press either button to jump to the rst item in each alphabetical index. Use the down arrow button to jump in an A-to-Z direction, or the up arrow button to jump in a Z-to-A direction.

Selecting a List Item (page 48)

6 Cursor controller Provides the same functions as the controller on the MCX-2000 front panel. Use the up, down, left and right arrow buttons to move the highlight (selection) onto a target item, and then press the center SELECT button to select or determine it.

7 BOOKMARK button Press this button to add or remove the bookmark to the current song.

Adding a Bookmark to a Song (page 50)

2 POWER AMP/TV button 3 TV/AMP switch 8 INPUT buttons ( +/ ) 9 MUTE button @ VOL. buttons ( +/ )

In addition to operating the MCX-2000, the supplied remote control also lets you operate compatible Yamaha AV receivers and TV monitors from other manufacturers (page 17). Slide the TV/AMP switch to TV to control the TV monitor, or to AMP to control a Yamaha AV receiver. You can then use the POWER AMP/TV button to turn the target device on or off, the VOL. buttons to adjust the volume level of the target device, and the MUTE button to temporarily turn off the target device volume. Press the MUTE button again to cancel muting. The INPUT buttons let you switch the input source on the target device. So, you can even route a different audio source from the Yamaha AV receiver to the MCX-2000 external input. In addition, directional switching with the INPUT +/ buttons only works with Yamaha AV receivers. TV input will be switched in the same direction with either INPUT button.

Using as a Universal Remote Control (page 17)

) MENU 1~3 buttons Use the MENU 1~3 buttons to fast access the Library, Artists and Playlists menu screens.

! FAVORITES 1~4 buttons The FAVORITES 1~4 buttons are reserved for future use (no functions).

# PAGE scroll buttons ( u / d ) When a list of items (such as songs from a CD) cannot be displayed at a time, press either button for a scrolled view of the list.

$ TOP MENU button Press this button to immediately access the Top Menu screen whatever screen is shown on the TV monitor.

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PLAY INFO.

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% Playback control buttons You can control playback on the MCX-2000 using:

Pause button ( e ) to pause or resume playback of the current song

Skip backward button ( b ) to go to the beginning of the previous song (or the current song during playback)

Skip forward button ( a ) to go to the beginning of the next song

Stop button ( s ) to stop playback of the current song and rewind to its beginning

Backward button ( w ) to scrub playback toward the beginning of the current song

Forward button ( f) to scrub playback toward the end of the current song

Play button ( p) to start playback from the beginning of the current song

^ Group selection buttons (/+) Press this button to select the previous () or next (+) group within the currently selected group (album, artist, genre or the like).

& RANDOM button Every time you press this button, you can change the playback order of songs from the current group (album, artist, genre or all songs) as listed, or at random.

Play Information and Controls (page 50)

* REPEAT button Every time you press this button, you can change how to repeat playback of the current song(s).

Play Information and Controls (page 50)

( BROADCAST button Press this button to start or stop broadcasting to selected clients.

MusicCAST as an Integrated Music Delivery System (page 89)

RADIO button Press this button to fast access the last selected radio station. Every time you press this button, the radio type cycles through FM, XM, Internet Radio and Presets (XM is for US model only).

OPEN/CLOSE button Like the Open/Close button on the MCX-2000 front panel, use this button when setting a CD in the MCX-2000. Press this button to open the tray, set a CD with its label side facing up, and press the button again to close the tray.

TIMER button Press this button to enable or disable the MCX-2000 Timer function.

Using the Timer Playback (page 97)

STANDBY/ON button Use this button when switching the MCX-2000 operating modes.

Operation Modes on the MCX-2000 (page 14)

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Connecting External Devices

Connect all relevant devices referring to the section Panel Descriptions (page 7) and the setup illustration below. Make sure each device is turned off before making connections.

The MCX-2000 is designed to connect to a TV monitor for easy operation. Though you can still operate the unit while viewing its front panel display, a large TV display offers more operation information at a time.

The MCX-2000 accepts a generic PS/2 keyboard. This enables faster, more convenient operation than the remote control or front-panel buttons, especially when you edit song information or other text data.

The MCX-2000 is designed to become active immediately after the power cable is connected to the AC power source. Make sure to connect to the AC power source only in the last step after all other devices are connected.

Connecting to the AC Power

When relevant external devices are all connected, turn on these devices rst, and then connect the MCX-2000 power cable to the AC power source.

The front panel STANDBY/ON button indicator will light up in green. On the TV monitor, switch the video input source to the MCX-2000 video output (VIDEO or S-VIDEO). If the following screen is shown on the TV display, connection to the TV monitor has been successful.

THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: ( 1 ) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND ( 2 ) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION

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You can call up any necessary operation by selecting a menu item from the Top Menu. In addition, when you turn on the MCX-2000 for the rst time after purchase, or after the system reset operation (page 103), the Easy Setup screen (page 27) will appear instead of the Top Menu screen.

n If the indicator light of the STANDBY/ON button turns amber or red, press the button to continue working on the MCX-2000. The unit is designed to automatically go into an energy saving mode if no operations have been performed for a while. Read the following column for more information.

Operation Modes on the MCX-2000

The MCX-2000 has no switch to completely turn the unit off. When you connect the MCX-2000 to the AC power source, the front panel STANDBY/ON button indicator lights up in green and the MCX-2000 enters active mode. In this mode, you can record or play an audio source while viewing the built-in display or the TV monitor.

When you press the STANDBY/ON button on the remote control or the units front panel, the front panel STANDBY/ON button indicator light turns amber, and then the MCX-2000 enters sleep mode. In this mode, the MCX-2000 stops showing a screen on the TV monitor and built-in display, waiting for a client request or your remote control operation.

MCX-2000

STANDBY/ON button: green

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When you press the power switch on a client, it immediately establishes a network connection with the MCX-2000 and enters active mode. (The corresponding CLIENT STATUS indicator lights up on the MCX-2000.) The client shows Top Menu in the backlit display, and gets ready to play a streamed song from the MCX-2000.

As mentioned above, even in sleep mode, the MCX-2000 can still respond to a request from any registered client. This is because the MCX-2000 maintains network connections with clients. As long as network connections are maintained, the MCX-2000 can continue streaming music to clients. In fact, clients can continue playing a streamed song if the MCX-2000 later enters sleep mode.

If you hold down the STANDBY/ON button for more than 3 seconds when the MCX-2000 is in active or sleep mode, the indicator light turns red and the MCX-2000 enters standby mode, where the unit consumes less power. In standby mode, network activities between the MCX-2000 and clients stop. (All CLIENT STATUS indicators go off on the MCX-2000.) In this process, all active clients also enter sleep mode (Remote Sleep). They stop playing a streamed song (because of no network connection with the MCX-2000), and show the current time in the display without backlight. In sleep mode, clients wait for your operation and can awake the MCX-2000 to resume music streaming.

Lets say, standby mode is deep sleep. When a client sends a request, the MCX-2000 in standby mode notices it and enters lighter sleep mode. (The STANDBY/ON indicator light turns amber.) Otherwise, you can press the STANDBY/ON button to completely awake the MCX-2000 and make it enter active mode. (The STANDBY/ON indicator light turns green.) But, when the MCX-2000 directly enters active mode from standby mode, it rst must re-establish network connections with clients, taking more time to resume network activities or music streaming.

n The MCX-2000 enters standby mode if its been idle (with no operation on the unit or no network activities) for one hour.

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Hold the STANDBY/ON button for more than 3 seconds to put the MCX-2000 in standby mode.

Press the STANDBY/ON button to put the MCX-2000 in active mode.

Automatically enters sleep mode in 30 minutes if not operated at all.

Automatically enters standby mode in 5 minutes if the MCX-2000 and clients are not operated at all.

Press the STANDBY/ON button.

When a client enters active mode

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Remote Control Features and Operations

You can use the supplied remote control to do most of the MCX-2000 operations (such as selecting a menu item or determining a setting value). Prepare the remote control before operations.

Setting Batteries Set batteries inside the remote control as shown below.

1 Remove the bottom cover of the remote control. 2 Set two AA batteries (supplied) in appropriate directions, according to the illustration in the compartment. 3 Slide the cover until it snaps into place.

n If the remote control doesnt work well, the batteries may be weak. Replace them with generic two AA batteries. Always handle batteries appropriately, according to the safety precautions at the beginning of this manual.

Operating on the Remote Control When operating on the remote control, direct the IR transmitter to the IR receiver on the MCX-2000 front panel.

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Using as a Universal Remote Control The supplied remote control can be used as a universal (multi-platform) remote control, letting you operate TV monitors from other manufacturers. The remote control supports TV monitors from manufacturers (brands) in the following list. So, if your TV monitor is applicable, select and register the corresponding preset setting to enable the universal control feature.

n The supplied remote control also supports a compatible Yamaha AV receiver thats connected to the MCX-2000 using an RS-232C cross cable (page 98). You can use the remote control for power on/off, volume adjustment (including mute) and input selection on the connected AV receiver.

ID

Yamaha 42 87 92 53

Admiral 16 92 93

Aiwa 76 83 94

Akai 95 96

Alba 96

AOC 97

Bell&Howell 92

Bestar 98

Blaupunkt 22 29

Blue sky 98

Brandt 23

Brocsonic 97

Bush 96

Clatronic 98

Craig 24

Croslex 25

Curtis Mathis 26 97

Daewoo 24 27 28 97 98

Daytron 39

Dual 98

Dwin 81 93

Emerson 24 32 39 97

Ferguson 23 65 66

First line 98

Fisher 33 95

Fraba 98

Fujitsu 89

Funai 77 78

GE 34 35 36 93 97

Goodmans 23 96 98

Grundig 29 49

Hitachi 39 42 43 97

ICE 96

Irradio 96

Itt/Nokia 44

JC Penny 34 37 93 97

JVC 46 47 96

Kendo 98

KTV 39 97

LG/Goldstar 37 39 97 98

Loewe 48 98

LXI 25 26 33 93 97

Magnavox 25 39 97

Marantz 10 98

Matsui 95

Memorex 16 97

Mitsubishi 59 87 97

Nad 26 55

NEC 52 82 97

Nokia 44

Nokia Oceanic 44

Nordmende 65 66

Onwa 96

Panasonic 34 35 36 53

Philco 25 39 97

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n Your TV monitor may not be fully controllable even when its from a manufacturer (brand) in the above list, depending on the model type or production year. If this is the case, use the remote control for your TV monitor.

Registering Your TV Monitor to the MCX-2000 To enable universal operations from the supplied remote control, select the preset setting for your TV monitor brand.

1 Press the TOP MENU button on the remote control to show the Top Menu screen.

2 Input a 2-digit brand code for your TV monitor from the above list, using group selection, playback control and TOP MENU buttons (these buttons work as numeric keys; see the corresponding number printed on the left of each button) while holding down the POWER AMP/TV button.

3 If the brand code is successfully registered, a message will be shown telling it on the TV monitor and the MCX-2000 built-in display.

4 Set the AMP/TV switch to TV, and try operating your TV monitor. If the universal feature is fully working, you can remote control of power on/off, switching of video inputs, volume and muting on your TV monitor.

n If there are two or more brand codes available for TV monitor, register one at a time in the above steps. Use the one that best works for your TV monitor.

Philips 25

Pioneer 26 35 54 55 68

Portland 56 97

Proscan 21 31 41 51 93

Proton 50 60 70 97

Quasar 34 35

Radio Shack 87 93 97

RCA 21 34 56 57 58 93 97

Runco 20 30 71

SABA 23 65 66 69

Sampo 80 81 97

Samsung 39 48 62 75 97

Sanyo 33 73 79 95

Schneider 96

Scott 97

Sharp 32 39 92

Siemens 29

Signature 16 92

Sony 63

Sylvania 25 97

Symphonic 17 18 19

Telefunken 64 65 66 69

Thomson 23 66

Toshiba 26 67 92

Videch 42 97

Wards 16 32 39 97

Zenith 16 61 71

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Menu Operation Basics

The MCX-2000 has a menu tree that categorizes all commands, functions and settings relevantly. You can access them by simply selecting a necessary menu item starting with Top Menu. For example, if you want to listen to a music CD, select Library from Top Menu, and then select CD in the next screen.

1 Set a music CD in the MCX-2000 rst, and then press the TOP MENU button on the remote control to view the Top Menu screen.

For quick access to Top Menu

2 Select Library from Top menu. To select a menu item, use the cursor controller on the remote control or the MCX-2000 front panel. Vertically move the highlight (selection) by pressing the up or down arrow buttons on the remote control, or by pushing the center stick upward or downward on the front panel, and then determine your selection by pressing the center SELECT button on the remote control or by vertically pushing the stick (PUSH SELECT) on the front panel.

Selecting a menu item

3 To return to the previous screen (Top Menu in this case), press the left arrow button on the remote control, or push the center stick leftward on the front panel.

Returning to the previous screen

Remote control MCX-2000

Press and hold on

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4 Now you learned how to go back and forth between screens. Re-select Library from Top Menu, and then select CD as target audio source. Your TV monitor and the built-in display will show a list of songs from the music CD.

TV monitor:

Built-in display:

5 You can start playing the CD, from the rst song in the list, by pressing the Play button on the remote control or on the MCX-2000 front panel. Otherwise, you can rst select your favorite song from the list using the cursor controller, and then start playback from that song.

The MCX-2000 also offers Submenu. When the current screen shows Submenu in the lower right corner, try pressing the right arrow button on the remote control, or try pushing the center stick rightward on the front panel cursor control- ler. For example, you can see the following Submenu commands from the CD song list screen.

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Submenu is context-sensitive, so available menu commands may change depending on which screen or item you open the menu from. You can always do relevant operations to the current selection, such as song playback or record- ing when you open the Submenu from the CD song list screen. We urge you to check what commands are available from which item or screen every time you nd Submenu in the lower right corner of a screen. In addition, you can always close the Submenu by pressing the left arrow button on the remote control, or by pushing the center stick left- ward on the front panel cursor controller.

n Some screens offer a context-sensitive menu guided with a different name (such as Fix), depending on their functions. But, you can operate all menu commands similarly.

You may see one or more guide icons at the bottom of each MCX-2000 screen. These allow you to perform certain operations by pressing guided buttons on the cursor controller. In most cases, you can return to the previous screen (left arrow button), open the Submenu (right arrow button) and move the highlight between items (up and down arrow buttons) on the cursor controller.

If a screen has setting options or other congurations, the MCX-2000 will show OK and Cancel at the bottom of the screen, asking your conrmation. In this case, you need to select either to exit from the screen. When you select OK (move your selection to OK and press the SELECT button), the MCX-2000 saves the current settings, and then you will return to the previous screen. When you select Cancel, setting changes (if any) are discarded, and then you will return to the previous screen.

n Other special operations include typing text through a character palette (page 75).

In any case, you can perform most operations of the MCX-2000 using the cursor controller to simply move to a target item and select it. Simple and easy!

In addition, this manual describes menu operations to access a specic item in the order of what you select next. For example, menu operations to the CD song list screen are described as: Top Menu > Library > CD. You can also refer to the MCX-2000 menu tree on the next page to locate each function.

Move the highlight

Previous screen Submenu

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MCX-2000 Menu Tree

This helpful menu tree shows all of the operation screens of the MCX-2000 in hierarchical order. Page numbers are given for convenient reference.

Top Menu Music Archive Artists

Albums

Genres

All Songs

Playlists

Bookmarks

Statistics

Radio FM

XM

Internet Radio

Presets

Network Content

CD

Inputs Digital Input

Analog Input

Recording

Library

Store from CD

Store from Radio

Store from Inputs

Duplicate a CD

Create an Original CD

Client Control Client 1

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Setup Timer

Network Client Configuration Auto Configuration

Manual Configuration

Status View Server IP Address

Wireless LAN

Advanced Settings IP Address

Wireless LAN

Network Settings Reset

Date/Time Auto Setup

Manual Setup

Time Display

Playback

Recording

CD Lookup

User Interface Front Panel Display

Page displayed at Power ON

Screen Saver

Language

PS/2 Keyboard

YAMAHA AV Receiver

System Utilities System Information Version

Hard Drive Capacity

MP3 Encode Schedule

Controlable YAMAHA AV Receivers

System Reset

Lock Function

Easy Setup

System Update

(page 46)

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Conguring Your MusicCAST Network

After connecting necessary devices and cables to the MCX-2000 music server and clients (optional MCX-A10 or MCX-C15, or both), you can now congure a MusicCAST network customized for your specic needs. The MusicCAST network uses standard wired and wireless PC networking technologies, and the MCX-2000 allows both wired and wireless connections at the same time. The unit can also connect to the Internet and an existing computer network, enabling exceptionally exible conguration of your MusicCAST network. In this section, well explain some network basics and give some conguration examples for different purposes. Examine these and see which MusicCAST network is best for you.

n The MCX-2000 incorporates the Easy Setup feature (page 27) that helps you congure the best MusicCAST network for your environment. Since conguring a MusicCAST network requires some knowledge about computer networking, we recommend using Easy Setup for optimum results. When you congure a MusicCAST network for the rst time, you need to manually operate the MCX-2000 and clients. For this reason, regardless of where each client is nally to be placed, bring the MCX-2000 and all of its clients together in one place to make these processes easier.

Network Basics You can easily congure a MusicCAST network using the built-in networking features of the MCX-2000 and clients. The more you learn here about basic networking mechanism and terms, the more you will get out of your MusicCAST systems. Take the time to read this section carefully before conguring your MusicCAST network.

The MCX-2000 nds each client (or each client nds the music server) using a unique address assigned to the companion. This address is called IP address and is similar to the physical address of your house. Well take this analogy a little bit farther and compare the server-client network relationship to the communication between you and your neighbor friend living on the same street.

An IP address is comprised of a network address and a host address, which are comparable to your street address and home address. The MCX-2000 can only communicate with clients that live on the same street (or have the same network address). Naturally, they are separate entities, and so each has its own unique host address in the same network.

If the MCX-2000 and its clients have a slightly different network address (or, In other words, have a different street, town, city or country name), they are no longer neighbors living on the same street.

Fortunately, the MCX-2000 and its clients are designed to automatically have the same network address (factory settings). So, the rst step of conguring a MusicCAST network is easily cleared. In other words, they are designed to live on the same street. The second step is to determine and assign a unique host address to each of them.

Georgetown, Washington DC

George Town, Cayman Islands

George Town, Malaysia

George Town, Tasmania All different places!

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During automatic conguration of a MusicCAST network, the MCX-2000 utilizes a technique called DHCP (Dynamic Host Conguration Protocol) to assign a unique IP address to each client (DHCP server feature) and dene where they are in the MusicCAST network. Once the music server and clients have a unique address in the MusicCAST network, they can nd each other, and music streaming and other network communication becomes possible.

If you want to use the MCX-2000 for listening to music stored on a Windows PC, or if you want to connect the MCX-2000 to the Internet, you need to set the same network address to the Windows PC, the MCX-2000 and its clients. Once you do this, your MusicCAST network becomes integrated into your PC network.

You can easily create this integrated network. If your PC network is already connected to the Internet, simply connect the MCX-2000 to the PC network hub using a standard network cable. In this conguration, the MCX-2000 and its clients are automatically assigned a unique host address from the DHCP server in the PC network. As a result, your Windows PC, the MCX-2000 and its clients all belong to the same LAN.

The DHCP server in your PC network might be a dedicated DHCP server (PC running DHCP server software). For most customers, the easiest way to deploy a DHCP service for a personal network is to use an equivalent feature of a commercial router product. (You may already have one for broadband Internet access.) The router is a dedicated device that sends and receives necessary information between networks while limiting unnecessary information or blocking unauthorized access from one network to another. Standard router products also offer a DHCP server feature.

Now perhaps you understand the basics of computer networks. The above two examples are typical (and among the easiest) congurations of your MusicCAST network. Of course, you can create other congurations based on your networking needs. In the following sections, well explain how to congure your MusicCAST network based on the above two examples.

n You cannot set up the MCX-2000 (MusicCAST network) to directly connect to the Internet. Always use a router to bridge your MusicCAST network and the Internet.

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Conguring a MusicCAST-only Network

The simplest and easiest way is to network the MCX-2000 and its clients in a wireless conguration. In a wireless MusicCAST network, the MCX-2000 can stream music to up to ve clients within a range of 30 meters from the server. This is ideal for most houses, since the MusicCAST network can extend to any room without using a single network cable. With the wireless setup, you dont need to place the MCX-2000 and clients on the same oor. However, if there is an obstacle that blocks radio signals between the MCX-2000 and clients, music streaming may fail even though the devices are theoretically placed closely enough.

If you are planning to use the MusicCAST systems in a multi-oor shop (for example, in building larger than a family house), you may want to connect more clients using network cables. In addition to the ve wireless clients, the MCX-2000 can support up to ten wired clients at the same time. The server can stream a different song to each client, or broadcast the same music to several clients. You can use these functions to create different moods in different rooms by streaming separate music to clients on each oor, all the while broadcasting the same music to maintain a unied image for the shop. You can even use the timer playback feature (page 97) to stream the same audio message to all clients at the specied time while they normally play different music.

These two MusicCAST networks are easily congured using Easy Setup (page 27).

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Conguring a MusicCAST Network for PC Network and Internet Access

Recently, many people are enjoying music using their computers. If youre managing a music collection on a Windows PC, you can also listen to songs from the collection on the MCX-2000. To enable this, just start networking between that PC and the MCX-2000 (page 31). If you already have a home network, simply connect the MCX-2000 to that network using a standard network cable. Next, install the supplied software application to the music PC, open the application, and youre ready to go. When you select Network Content for audio source on the MCX-2000, the unit automatically locates the music PC in the network and displays a list of songs from the PC music collection. Simply select a song you want to listen from the list, and start playback (page 64). Once the MCX-2000 and PC is networked, you can also edit song data for the music archive on the MCX-2000 using a standard web browser on a computer in the PC network (page 76).

As a computer user, youre maybe using the Internet, or maybe sharing a broadband Internet connection with two or more computers in the same PC network. If this applies to you, we recommend to congure your MusicCAST network so that the MCX-2000 can access the Internet via your PC network (page 31). In this conguration, you can broadcast an Internet radio program to multiple clients (page 59), automatically get the latest song data from the online CDDB database, and regularly set accurate time to the MCX-2000 and clients using a public time server (page 91).

These two MusicCAST networks are easily congured using Easy Setup (page 27).

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Using Easy Setup

You have many options to set up the MCX-2000 (setting parameters), and they serve as switch or data to make the MCX-2000 the best music server for you. So, you need to understand what each parameter does and set it up appropriately to create your MusicCAST network as purposed. You can manually set up all parameters one by one, but its so painful. Thats why weve prepared the Easy Setup feature as one of menu items. Using Easy Setup, you can set up the MCX-2000 quickly and create a purposed MusicCAST network very easily.

n The front panel display doesnt show the Easy Setup screens. Operate the MCX-2000 watching your TV monitor thats connected to the MCX-2000 video output.

1 Press the TOP MENU button on the remote control, and select Top Menu > Setup > Easy Setup.

n Skip this operation when you turn on the MCX-2000 for the rst time after purchase, or after the system reset operation (page 103) because the Easy Setup screen will appear instead of the Top Menu screen.

2 In the rst screen, youre asked to select a language used for menus and messages. Move the selection (highlight) to your desired language and press the SELECT button. (Turn on its radio button.)

3 When you go the next screen, you can see notes on Easy Setup. Read notes and, if youre ready, go to the next screen.

As above, Easy Setup lets you congure the MCX-2000 interactively. Simply continue selecting your preferred option(s) in each screen. And, youll complete necessary settings for your MusicCAST network. We introduce several Easy Setup screens on the following pages. For details, see the guide messages shown in each Easy Setup screen.

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Easy Setup Overview

Date and Time

Move the highlight to a parameter you want to edit, and press the SELECT button. Scroll and display a desired value, and determine it using the SELECT button.

n The MCX-2000 can get an accurate time from a public time server on the Internet (page 91).

MusicCAST System Conguration

Select from Stand-alone (no MusicCAST network) or Together with Clients (to enable music streaming).

Network Connection (stand-alone, without clients)

Select from No Connection (no PC or Internet access) or Existing Network (to enable PC or Internet access).

n When using the MCX-2000 solely without clients, PC and Internet, Easy Setup nishes with this screen.

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Network Connection (with clients)

Select from MusicCAST Only (no PC or Internet access) or PC Network Integration (to enable PC or Internet access).

Network Conguration

Select from Automatic (with Internet access), Automatic (without Internet access) or Manual. Its recommended to select one of the Automatic settings (depending on your need) if youre unfamiliar with networking.

n If you select Manual, Easy Setup nishes with this screen. You need to set up your MCX-2000 and MusicCAST network parameters manually. See Manual Conguration of a MusicCAST Network (page 35) for details.

While you answer these questions, Easy Setup determines network congurations you need. Unless you select to manually congure network parameters, Easy Setup nally shows a diagram of required physical network connections. (Your diagram may be different from the following ones.)

Available network configuration options may vary according to your selections.

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For the MCX-2000 to access the Internet via an existing PC network

According to the diagram, connect the MCX-2000 Ethernet port to the network hub (or the one equipped with your router) using a standard network cable (CAT5 straight cable). Also, connect all wired clients (using a network cable for each) to the network hub connected to the MCX-2000.

n When you have specied to use the MCX-2000 as a stand-alone unit with PC or Internet access, Easy Setup nishes after setting up network parameters.

For automatic conguration of a MusicCAST network

Consecutively, Easy Setup lets you register clients (page 32) and update their rmware (page 45). Easy Setup nishes when these processes are all complete.

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Automatic Conguration of a MusicCAST Network

Your MusicCAST network is created when you register clients to the MCX-2000. Once this process is complete, the MCX-2000 and clients can quickly resume network connections even after you reconnect their power cable or awake the MCX-2000 from standby mode (page 14).

n This section describes the procedure of Client Registration thats also available as a nal step of Easy Setup (page 27). Though we explain here the procedure starting from the menu item selection, the registration process is identical. So, read this section as supplemental information when using Easy Setup.

Conguration examples:

MusicCAST-only network (without Internet access)

MusicCAST network integrated into a PC network (with Internet access)

n When you congure a MusicCAST network for the rst time, you need to manually operate the MCX-2000 and clients. For this reason, regardless of where each client is nally to be placed, bring the MCX-2000 and all of its clients together in one place to make these processes easier.

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Preparation on the MCX-2000

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > Network.

2 From the Network menu, select Client Registration > Auto Conguration.

3 Open the Submenu in the Auto Conguration screen. Select Start from the menu.

When the MCX-2000 starts searching available clients, register them within 30 minutes. With this screen shown on the MCX-2000, go and prepare each client.

n When you see the Cannot conrm IP address message in the screen, there is no external DHCP server that assigns IP addresses to the MCX-2000 and MusicCAST clients. In this case, the MCX-2000 automatically enters DHCP Server mode (page 37). Simply select OK in the dialog box to continue auto conguration. Select Cancel if you want to set up an external DHCP server. Auto Conguration is canceled.

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Preparation on Each Client

1 Turn on the client. The front panel display lights up, showing the initial screen, followed by a Connecting... message.

n If the client display shows the current time without backlight, its in sleep mode. If this is the case, press the center stick of the cursor controller.

The client wakes up and shows the above message.

2 The Connecting... message indicates the client is searching a MusicCAST server to establish a network connection. At this point, however, we have not completed any network conguration. So, when the client display shows a network icon, push the controller stick upward or downward to cancel the message. The client stops searching.

n The wireless network icon doesnt appear on the MCX-C15 that supports only wired networking.

3 From Top Menu, select Setup > Network > Manual Setup > DHCP. Make sure the DHCP is enabled (ON).

4 Push the controller stick leftward twice to go back to the Network screen. Select Auto Conguration (Top Menu > Setup > Network > Auto Conguration).

With this screen shown on each client, you can start automatic conguration of a MusicCAST network.

wireless network icon (no signal) wired network icon (disconnected)

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Automatic Registration of Clients Before conguring a MusicCAST network through automatic Client Registration, be sure to connect any wired clients to the network hub connected to the MCX-2000. (If you want to integrate your MusicCAST network into an existing PC network, connect both the MCX-2000 and wired clients to the PC network hub.)

1 On each client, press the front panel Play button as the Auto Conguration screen is shown. Notice the client display shows the following messages in a short period.

2 As soon as the client display shows its ID (CL-XXXXX: a 5-digit unique number to each client), the MCX-2000 will also show the same client ID in the registration screen.

n Each client display continues showing Press STOP to cancel during the registration process. If you press the Stop button, the registration process for that client will be canceled. Normally, you dont need to operate clients after you pressed the Play button in step 2.

3 When the MCX-2000 found all clients, open the Submenu (Fix) in the registration screen. Select OK from the menu. The MCX-2000 shows Saving... and registers the clients it found. Each client display shows Complete! for a second.

Now that the MCX-2000 and each client recognized and memorized each other, your MusicCAST network is successfully created. Go to Applications section (page 46) and enjoy MusicCAST.

n When networked with the MCX-2000 for the rst time, your clients must be updated before actual use (page 45).

The client is searching a wireless MusicCAST network... The client found a MusicCAST network, and continues searching an available MusicCAST server...

The client found a MusicCAST server, waiting to be registered...

The wired network icon indicates radio signal strength

Clients (ID) found in the process

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Manual Conguration of a MusicCAST Network

There may be a case you need to assign a xed IP address to the MCX-2000 and clients to integrate a MusicCAST network into a PC network that has no DHCP server. You can solve it by manually congure some or all of network parameters of the MCX-2000 and clients. We explain here several points you should remember when conguring a MusicCAST network manually.

Conguration example:

n Though the MCX-2000 has two physical network ports (wired and wireless), these ports internally share a single (identical) IP address. So, you cannot use these ports for two separate network connections. In addition, the MCX-2000 doesnt support music streaming to a remote client over the router (Internet). Always use the MCX-2000, its clients and a PC thats used to communicate with the MCX-2000 within the same network (LAN).

Checking Out Parameter Values Before manually setting up the MCX-2000 and clients, check out the following values for MusicCAST and PC network integration:

IP addresses (unique values, not used with other devices in the PC network) Subnet mask (the same value as used with other devices in the PC network) Gateway (router IP address; essential to connect the MCX-2000 to the Internet) DNS server (name server IP address; at least one DNS server is necessary to specify an NTP server (page 91) with its domain name for

retrieving accurate time for the MCX-2000 date and time settings)

Network parameter values shown above are very important for successful networking. You must consider how your MusicCAST network is congured for your specic need, and dene each parameter value to set up your network as purposed. Its recommended to write down your network plan with appropriate values in the following chart.

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n If you have more than 4 clients, copy the blank chart above and substitute the appropriate client numbers as needed.

Settings on the MCX-2000

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > Network > Advanced Settings.

2 From the above menu, select IP Address or Wireless LAN as needed, and set up the relevant parameters shown in the screen.

n If you recongure your MusicCAST network because you have changed the target PC network congurations, you may want to clear existing MCX-2000 network settings using the Network Settings Reset command from the above menu (page 100).

System Unique Information Server/Client ID

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Client (2)

Client (3)

Client (4)

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(Specify a valid IP address below with Manual.)

DHCP Client / Manual

(Specify a valid IP address below with Manual.)

DHCP Client / Manual

(Specify a valid IP address below with Manual.)

DHCP Client / Manual

(Specify a valid IP address below with Manual.)

DHCP Client / Manual

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Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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NTP Server (only when used)

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IP Address

1 Setting Method Species a DHCP operation of the MCX-2000. When the MCX-2000 has a wired connection to a PC network and nds a DHCP server there, it enters DHCP Client mode and gets an IP address from the server. (Accordingly, clients will also get an IP address from the same server.) If the MCX-2000 nds no DHCP server in the connected network, it automatically enters DHCP Server mode. (Clients will get an IP address from the MCX-2000.) Because of this scheme, you normally dont need to change this setting as long as you want to automatically congure a series of network parameters. Select Manual if you really need them to set up manually.

n When you select Manual, you must assign each of the MCX-2000 and clients a unique IP address conforming to the connected PC network (page 23).

2 IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway When selecting DHCP Server or Manual for Setting Method, specify an IP address within the network address of the connected PC network. Among these three parameters, only IP Address takes a unique value to the MCX-2000. Subnet Mask and Default Gateway should take the same values with a PC thats manually congured to access the Internet via the connected network. Default Gateway normally takes an IP address set to the router LAN port (supposing the router WAN port is connected to a broadband modem).

3 DNS Server (P), DNS Server (S) When selecting DHCP Server or Manual for Setting Method, specify IP addresses of primary (P) and secondary (S) DNS servers provided from your Internet service provider. These values (at least one) are necessary if you use URL to specify an Internet resource (server) available to the MCX-2000, such as a public NTP server to get accurate date and time (page 91). If you specify such a resource using the IP address, you can leave these values blank.

When you complete necessary settings, select OK at the bottom of the screen. When the Network rebooting... message is shown and your settings are stored, you will return to the Advanced Settings menu.

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Wireless LAN

1Wireless LAN If you use the wireless functions in your MusicCAST network (or you have a client wirelessly communicating with the MCX-2000), specify ON to enable the wireless access point feature built into the MCX-2000.

2 ESS ID, WEP Key ESS ID is a name of the wireless network congured by the MCX-2000 wireless access point feature, and WEP Key is a password for clients to log onto the network. If youre using a wireless access point for PC networking, MusicCAST clients only connect to the wireless access point created by MusicCAST servers including the MCX-2000. Since each MusicCAST server is precongured with unique ESS ID and WEP Key values, you normally dont need to change them.

n The MCX-2000 supports a 104-bit WEP key (precisely, a 128-bit long key with initialization data), which is equivalent to 13 ASCII characters. If your password is less than 13 characters, the MCX-2000 will internally complement it. In addition, the MCX-2000 doesnt support hexadecimal WEP keys.

3 Channel The Channel parameter is used to avoid radio interference between the MCX-2000 and a device that uses the same 2.4 GHz radio signal range (such as microwave oven, wireless handset, or other wireless access point). You dont need to change the Channel value unless youre experiencing a problem such as interrupted playback of streamed music or unstable wireless networking.

When you complete necessary settings, select OK at the bottom of the screen. When the Network rebooting... message is shown and your settings are stored, you will return to the Advanced Settings menu.

n If you want to access the MCX-2000 from a wireless computer to edit names or titles (page 76), install a wireless access point in your PC network. The wireless access point feature built into the MCX-2000 is available only for MusicCAST clients registered to the MCX-2000 (through automatic or manual conguration).

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Settings on Each Client

1 Turn on the client. The front panel display lights up, showing the initial screen, followed by a Connecting... message.

n If the client display shows the current time without backlight, its in sleep mode. If this is the case, press the center stick of the cursor controller. The client wakes up and shows the above message.

2 The Connecting... message indicates the client is searching a MusicCAST server to establish a network connection. At this point, however, we have not completed any network conguration. So, when the client display shows a network icon, push the controller stick upward or downward to cancel the message. The client stops searching.

n The wireless network icon doesnt appear on the MCX-C15 that supports only wired networking.

3 From Top Menu, select Setup > Network > Manual Setup.

From the above menu, select a parameter and set it up as needed.

n You may perhaps choose manual conguration of network parameters just because you want to get on top of your MusicCAST network. Its, however, not so practical with MusicCAST clients. Theyre designed to get appropriate parameter values during automatic registration process (page 31), so manual conguration should be done to edit retrieved settings according to your special needs.

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Mode

Specify how this client can connect to a MusicCAST network. With Wireless, its wireless network port is only enabled, disabling its wired (Ethernet) network port. With Auto, the client connects to the MCX-2000 via either active network port (factory setting). When using the wireless port, the ESS ID and WEP Key parameters should be congured according to the target MCX-2000 server.

When you select and determine a value, the Press PLAY to system restart, STOP to cancel. message is shown. If you press the front panel Play button, the client will restart to enable the change. Press the front panel Stop button to abort your change. Push the controller stick leftward to go back to the Manual Setup menu.

n Wired-only clients (MCX-C15) dont have this parameter.

Server ID

Specify the target MCX-2000 with its ID (SV-XXXXX: a 5-digit unique number to each server). You can conrm the MCX-2000 server ID on your TV monitor, by selecting Top Menu > Setup > Network > Client Conguration > Manual Conguration. You can also conrm client IDs in the MCX-2000 screen if you previously performed the automatic registration (page 34). Client IDs will be required later in manual registration process (page 43), so its recommended to write them down in your setup chart (page 36) at this point.

When you have nished, select and determine Save & Network Restart. When the Please wait. message is shown and your setting is stored, you will go back to the Manual Setup menu. If you abort your change, select Cancel or push the controller stick leftward.

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DHCP

Specify ON to automatically get an IP address from the MCX-2000 or a DHCP server (or an equivalent router function) in your PC network (factory setting), or OFF to manually specify on this client. When you select OFF, you need to specify appropriate values to the IP Address and Subnet Mask parameters.

When you select either value, the Please wait. message is shown. When your setting is stored, you will go back to the Manual Setup menu.

IP Address

Specify an IP address within the same network address as the target MCX-2000. This value must be unique and shouldnt duplicate the one used for the MCX-2000, other MusicCAST clients or devices in the target PC network. The specied IP address only works when the DHCP parameter is set to OFF (when this client doesnt get an IP address from the MCX-2000 or a DHCP server in your PC network).

When you have nished, select and determine Save & Network Restart. When the Please wait. message is shown and your setting is stored, you will go back to the Manual Setup menu. If you abort your change, select Cancel or push the controller stick leftward.

Subnet Mask

Specify the same subnet mask value as the target MCX-2000. The specied subnet mask value only works when the DHCP parameter is set to OFF (when this client doesnt get an IP address from the MCX-2000 or a DHCP server in your PC network).

When you have nished, select and determine Save & Network Restart. When the Please wait. message is shown and your setting is stored, you will go back to the Manual Setup menu. If you abort your change, select Cancel or push the controller stick leftward.

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ESS ID

Specify the ESS ID for the wireless network created by the target MCX-2000. You can conrm the MCX-2000 ESS ID, by selecting Top Menu > Setup > Network > Advanced Settings > Wireless LAN.

When you have nished, select and determine Save & Network Restart. When the Please wait. message is shown and your setting is stored, you will go back to the Manual Setup menu. If you abort your change, select Cancel or push the controller stick leftward.

n Wired-only clients (MCX-C15) dont have this parameter.

WEP Key

Specify the WEP key for the wireless network created by the target MCX-2000. You can conrm the MCX-2000 WEP key, by selecting Top Menu > Setup > Network > Advanced Settings > Wireless LAN. In addition, you can also view the WEP key in hexadecimals (HEX) in the client display (just for conrmation).

When you have nished, select and determine Save & Network Restart. When the Please wait. message is shown and your setting is stored, you will go back to the Manual Setup menu. If you abort your change, select Cancel or push the controller stick leftward.

n Wired-only clients (MCX-C15) dont have this parameter.

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Manual Registration of Clients

Unlike automatic registration (page 34), conguring a MusicCAST network through manual registration is completed with setup on the MCX-2000 only.

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > Network.

2 From the Network menu, select Client Conguration > Manual Conguration.

3 Input each client ID to one of the Client 1 to Client 15 columns (up to 15 units), while viewing the setup chart. You can input your client ID to any column. (Client numbers correspond to the front panel CLIENT STATUS indicators.)

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Move the highlight (selection) using the up and down arrow buttons on the cursor controller, press the SELECT button to select a column. Input a 5-digit ID number after CL-. Use the left and right arrow buttons to move between digits, and the up and down arrow buttons to select a character. When youve nished, press the SELECT button to determine it.

n While youre moving the highlight (not actually editing), you can access the Submenu. The Reset this Client command lets you reset the ID number in the current column to an initial value (CL-00000). The Reset all Clients command lets you clear all clients currently registered to the MCX-2000, resetting all ID numbers at a time. You can also use the Change Client order command to arrange the order of listed clients. Changing the client order resets each client name to the default (Client #). So, be sure if youve renamed them in the Client Control screen (page 87).

4 When you have nished specifying all of your clients, select OK at the bottom of the screen. After showing the Network rebooting... message, the MCX-2000 restarts itself attempting to create a MusicCAST network with registered clients. Conrm your manual registration has been successful in the next section.

Conrming Network Status

During and after manual registration, your MusicCAST clients dont show any message like Complete. in automatic registration. So, you need to conrm theyre successfully registered and able to communicate with the MCX-2000 over the network.

1 Make sure each registered client is turned on.

2 On the MCX-2000, select Top Menu > Client Control for the following screen.

In this screen, you can view the current status of your MusicCAST network (connected clients). When the network icon in the Status column is an appropriate one, the MCX-2000 and that client is well communicating over the MusicCAST network.

n If a wireless client is shown with weak signals, it might be caused by how and where you placed that client. If you start music streaming from the MCX-2000 and experience a problem such as interrupted playback, consider relocating it or connecting to the MCX-2000 using a network cable. If a client is obviously turned on (active), but shown with a no signal wireless icon or a disconnected wired icon, you might have miscongured. Check the network settings with your setup chart.

When the MCX-2000 and each client are well communicating, your MusicCAST network has successfully been created. Go to Applications section (page 46) and enjoy MusicCAST.

n When networked with the MCX-2000 for the rst time, your clients must be updated before actual use (page 45).

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Updating Client Firmware

To fully enjoy music streaming over a MusicCAST network, you must rst update all of your MusicCAST clients to match up to the latest features the MCX-2000 delivers. Update each client rmware in the following procedure. (You dont need to operate the MCX-2000.)

n If you already updated the client rmware using Easy Setup, this process isnt necessary.

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > System > System Update.

2 With the above screen shown, press the front panel Play button.

Your client receives the latest rmware from the MCX-2000, and then updates the content in its ash memory. During the update process, the client display shows several messages. When the Update OK message is nally shown, your client restarts itself.

3 When the client establishes a network connection with the MCX-2000 and shows the Top Menu screen, the update process is complete. If youre using two or more clients, repeat the above procedure.

n We endeavor to keep our products better. When a future version of the MCX-2000 rmware is available, rst update your MCX-2000 with the specied procedure (page 103), and then update your client rmware with the above procedure.

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Once youve nished setting up your MCX-2000 (and MusicCAST clients), you can start using it as a music server. This section explains how you can play and record audio sources on the MCX-2000, and stream music to the clients over the MusicCAST network.

Playing Audio Sources

The MCX-2000 supports playback of ve different audio sources, and they are accessible from the Library screen opened from the Top Menu. Select Top Menu > Library for the following screen.

Music Archive Select this when listening to music recorded from sources such as music CDs, radios or external audio signals. When you record these audio sources, the MCX-2000 lets you add information such as song title, artist name, album name and genre to each song (or audio program), allowing you to quickly nd the music you want to listen to.

Radio Select this when listening to a radio broadcast. You can select one of main radio sources at any time: the built-in FM tuner, XM Satellite Radio (US model only) and Internet radio.

Network Content Select this to receive and play audio content from a Windows PC in the network where the MCX-2000 is connected. The supplied software program must be installed beforehand on that computer (page 64).

CD Select this when listening to a CD set in the MCX-2000. Supported CDs are music CDs (CD-DA) and MP3 CDs (CD ROM). Since the MCX-2000 can track the le hierarchy in an MP3 CD (up to eight levels), you can play songs organized in folders or directories.

Inputs Select this when listening to incoming analog or digital audio signals from an external device. Playback control for these external inputs should be done from the external device.

n The MCX-2000 can play any one of the above audio sources while streaming a different archived song to each client in your MusicCAST network.

Playing Archived Music

To enjoy listening to songs from the music archive, you need to record them beforehand onto the MCX-2000 (page 66). You can add unique data to each song or audio program to easily nd it later in the music archive. In fact, the song data gives a great help to categorize or group archived songs.

n Music streaming will start when you select and play (request) a song on each client. While song selection and playback control of streamed music are based on client operations, you can still control each client remotely from the MCX-2000 (page 87).

1 Select Top Menu > Library > Music Archive to open the following Music Archive menu screen.

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2 From this menu screen, you can select an archived song in a specic category. Try tracking down each category from the menu.

The rst four categories (Artists, Albums, Genres and All Songs) let you sift applicable songs out from the music archive. For example, a song titled Blue in Black from the Chelsea album of a jazz group called Alley Cats can be found from any one of the rst four categories (menu items).

Route #1: Starting from Artists, select Alley Cats from the musician list, next select Chelsea from the album list, and then select Blue in Black from the song list.

Route #2: Starting from Albums, select Chelsea from the album list, and then select Blue in Black from the song list.

Route #3: Starting from Genres, select Jazz from the genre list, next select Chelsea from the album list, and then select Blue in Black from the song list.

Route #4: Starting from All Songs, select Blue in Black from the song list.

The other three categories provide additional methods to enjoy more of your music archive. Use the Playlists menu to create and play your own music program, where you can collect archived songs based on your specic theme (such as party songs). Use the Bookmarks menu to view and play a list of songs you have set the bookmark (page 50), or save the current bookmark list as a new playlist. The Statistics menu lets you see or play a list of songs the MCX-2000 automatically collects based on different criteria, such as songs with a large number of play count, songs recently played, albums recently archived, and albums or songs yet to be given appropriate song data.

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3 Move the selection (highlight) to a list item from each screen (artist, album, genre, playlist or statistic information). If you press the Play button on the remote control or the MCX-2000 front panel, you can start playback with the rst song in the current group. Otherwise, press the SELECT button on the remote control for further sifting.

n You can immediately start playback by pressing the Play button on the remote control or the MCX-2000 front panel, or by selecting the Play command from the Submenu in each screen. Use playback control buttons on the remote control to pause, resume or stop playback, or play the current song forward or backward, or skip forward to the next song or backward to the previous song. Similar playback controls are available from the Submenu in the Play Information screen (page 50).

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Selecting a List Item

When a certain group in the music archive is listed, names or titles of artists, albums or songs (list items) are sorted in alphabetical order. You may easily nd a target artist or song as long as you have a small number of songs in your music archive. But, as your archive grows, it may become more difcult to nd a target item. You can solve this problem by using the PAGE scroll buttons on the remote control.

PAGE Scroll Buttons If you select Artists for the search category, you will see a list of artists whose songs are stored in your music archive. Since a total count of artists is shown in the list header (in sky blue), you can expect how many screens you must scroll through to see the entire list.

In the above screen, you know there are 13 artists in the list so you can see all their names by scrolling down the list once. (The monitor screen shows up to ten list items at a time.) Every time you press a PAGE scroll button, you can see the next or previous ten items in the list. If you press the down arrow button at the last item, the list wraps around back to the rst item of the list. Oppositely, you can quickly wrap around to the last item by pressing the up arrow button at the rst item of the list. When you nd a target artist name in the list, just move the selection (highlight) there, using the up or down arrow buttons on the cursor controller.

The PAGE scroll buttons work with any list view, regardless of whether the list is sorted in alphabetical order or not. In addition to searching in a list from your music archive, you can also use the PAGE scroll buttons to easily search in a long song list from a music CD or an MP3 CD.

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Alphabetical index search Buttons Unlike the PAGE scroll buttons, the Alphabetical index search buttons only work with lists that sort items in alphabetical order. If you select All Songs for the search category, you will always have an alphabetical list of all archived songs, and this list may be long enoughspanning across multiple screens, depending on how many songs you have.

n The alphabetical order of the MCX-2000 list view sorts items according to the following order: ASCII-based English rst, followed by other Latin languages and Japanese Kana-Kanji characters.

In the above screen, you know there are a total of196 songs and you must scroll down the list no fewer than 19 times to see all song titles, even if you use the PAGE scroll buttons. If you know a target songs title, however, you can conveniently use two Alphabetical index search buttons to quickly nd the song. Use the down arrow button to jump in an A-to-Z direction, or use the up arrow button to jump in a Z-to-A direction, to the rst song in each alphabetical index.

Identifying an List Item

If there are two or more songs (or albums) that have a duplicate name in your music archive, they might be confusing in a list view of All Songs (or Albums). You must play them just for identication? No. Simply use the Information command from the Submenu in each list view screen.

Move the selection (highlight) to your target item, and then select Information from the Submenu. A dialog box appears, showing detailed information of the current item. If it is an album, you can see information including how many song the album contains, who performed the album songs, which genre the album has been categorized into, and when the album has been archived. If the current item is a song, in addition to the album information, you will see the audio format (data format for archiving the song) and how many times it was played.

By conrming such detailed information, you can identify each list item even though it has a duplicate name with others. You dont always need to play it just for identication.

You may also encounter a duplicate name if the MCX-2000 couldnt get song data while importing a music CD into the music archive. In this case, the MCX-2000 has given a generic name Unknown to the album title, as well as Track to each song in the album. As a result, you may have a number of Unknown albums and Track songs in your music archive. To solve this problem, move the selection (highlight) to a list item with a generic name, and then select CDDB Info from the Submenu. If the CDDB database has been updated since you archived the album, the MCX-2000 will be able to retrieve appropriate song data and update titles of the relevant album and songs.

n For quicker access of CDDB data, the MCX-2000 is designed to keep song data for last 100 music CDs (maximum) retrieved from the online CDDB database. However, you can ignore existing data by retrieving the latest data using the CDDB Info command available from the Submenu in several Music Archive screens.

n Dont worry if you still see generic names after executing the CDDB Info command. The rest of the Submenu commands let you manually edit the title or name of a list item currently selected. But, be careful when using these commands. They can break links in the song datarelationship among song title, album title, artist name and categorized genreor even delete song audio data itself. See Editing the Library (page 75) on how to use these Submenu commands.

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Adding a Bookmark to a Song Starting from one of the four categories in the Music Archive menu, you can continue sifting and nally reach a song-level list view. Press the BOOKMARK button on the remote control, or select Bookmark from the Tool menu. A sky-blue arrow appears at the left of a song name thats currently selected. Its the bookmark.

You can use the bookmark to mark songs for your specic purpose, such as Theme Songs for My Life or Songs for the Next Party or anything you want. To remove the bookmark, once again move the selection (highlight) to the song and press the BOOKMARK button on the remote control or select Bookmark from the Submenu.

You can see a list of bookmarked songs by selecting Bookmarks from the Music Archive menu.

From this list, you can selectively play bookmarked songs. The Submenu commands let you view detailed information for the current song, open its source album, organize the current bookmark list by removing the bookmark from the current song (the current song will disappear from the list), and even save the current list as a new playlist (by naming it as Theme Songs for My Life if you like). In addition, you can arrange the song order by editing the stored playlist.

n Because you can also add or remove the bookmark using the relevant Submenu command in the Play Information screen, you can decide to add or remove it while listening to each archived song.

Play Information and Controls When you start playback of archived music from a group list (a list view of artists, albums, genres or all songs), a Play Information screen appears. This screen provides the unique song data of the current song, such as the song title, audio format, source album, performing artist and genre, as well as the group from which you started playback. (Song data will be shown in a different order depending on where song playback is started.)

1 Playback methods 2 Stereo level indicators 3 Song title 4 Repeat mode 5 Random mode (ON) 6 Time display 7 Audio format 8 Category (or audio source) where playback started 9 Album title ) Artist name ! Categorized genre

The Submenu commands in the Play Information screen for archived songs:

Playback: Provides the same playback control functions as available on the remote control. So, you can control the song playback simply using the cursor controller on the front panel or from a PS/2 keyboard (only with cursor and enter keys). Group selection buttons (+/) only work when you can access the next or previous group, such as other albums from the same artist or genre. On-screen group selection buttons turn gray and dont work if you start playback from All Songs.

Repeat: Select the repeat playback mode. Select Single ( ) to repeat a single song from the current group, or All

( ) to repeat all songs from the current group. Select OFF to stop repeat playback.

Random: Turns the random playback mode on or off.

Group: Select Single to play only the current group, or All to play all other groups in the same category.

Time view: Switches the playback time display between elapsed or remaining time.

Bookmark: Adds or removes the bookmark to the current song.

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Broadcast: Streams a song currently played on the MCX-2000 to MusicCAST clients specied in a dialog box (page 89).

Recall Play: Makes the MCX-2000 start continued playback of a song currently playing on a client specied in a dialog box (page 90).

n Create and enjoy a wide variety of playback patterns by combining repeat, random and group playback modes. In addition, the Group playback option isnt available in the Submenu if you start playback from All Songs (which is always the same with Group-All selected).

n Without the Play Information screen shown, you can still set the repeat or random playback mode, or turn broadcast playback on or off. Press the REPEAT, RANDOM or BROADCAST button on the remote control for a relevant dialog box.

Playing a CD

The CD (compact disc) is one of the most basic and popular media for listening to music. The MCX-2000 even enhances the way you enjoy music from the CD. In addition to simply playing a CD set on the tray, the unit lets you quickly import marked songs to the music archive or start broadcasting any CD song over the MusicCAST network (page 89).

1 When listening to a CD, select Top Menu > Library > CD. A song list appears if youve already set a CD in the MCX-2000. If not, your TV monitor will show No disc present instead.

2 Press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote control and open the CD tray. Set a music CD with its label side facing up. Press the same button again to close the tray.

n Supported CD types are music CD (CD-DA) and MP3 CD (CD-ROM). If you set other CD or DVD, the MCX-2000 will show No Audio CD present after attempting to read it. For MP3 CDs, see Notes on Playing an MP3 CD (page 52).

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3 When you set a music CD, a Reading data message appears in the screen and the MCX-2000 starts querying the CDDB database. (See the CDDB logo animation shown in the upper left corner of the screen.) If appropriate CD data is found, the MCX-2000 will present a CD song list.

1 Album title 2 Artist name 3 Categorized genre 4 Total playback time 5 Track count 6 Song title 7 Audio format (PCM) 8 Playback time

The Submenu commands in the song list screen for a music CD:

Play: Starts playback from the currently selected song.

Open REC page: Moves to the Store from CD screen (page 66) to import the CD songs to the music archive.

CDDB Info.: Retrieves song data from the built-in or online CDDB database.

CD-TEXT Info.: Displays song data using CD-TEXT information (page 53) stored on the music CD (if available).

Clear CD Info.: Displays song data using generic names. (You can use this when the retrieved song data is incorrect.)

4 Move the selection (highlight) to a song you want, and then press the SELECT or Play button on the remote control, or select Play from the Submenu. The Play Information screen appears, starting playback of the current song.

n The Play Information screen for CD provides similar information and Submenu commands for the music archive. See Play Information and Controls (page 50).

Notes on Playing an MP3 CD When you insert an MP3 CD, the MCX-2000 will start checking its directory structure and then show each folder name in a hierarchical view, starting from Root.

1 Folder count (total of folders in the CD) 2 Volume name (MP3 CD) 3 Song count (total of songs in the folder) 4 Folder name

n The MCX-2000 handles each folder in the MP3 CD as a separate album. If your MP3 CD contains 32 folders, think you have 32 albums in the listed order. Ignore each folders hierarchical position.

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From the folder list view, you can press the Play button on the remote control or select Play from the Submenu to start playback from the rst song in the current folder (album). Otherwise, you can press the SELECT button on the cursor controller to open the current folder (album) to see a list of contained songs.

1 Volume name (MP3 CD) 2 Current folder name 3 Song count (total of songs in the current folder) 4 Song name 5 Audio format (MP3)

Move the selection (highlight) to a song you want, and then press the SELECT or Play button on the remote control, or select Play from the Submenu. The Play Information screen appears, starting playback of the current song.

While the Play Information screen is shown, you can skip to the next or previous folder (in the folder list view) by pressing a group selection button (+/) because each folder is handled as a separate album (group). You can also switch the group playback mode (Single for the current folder; All for all folders). There is one exception: if you start playback from the Root folder, the MCX-2000 behaves as if you start playback of archived songs by selecting Top Menu > Library > All Songs.

n The Play Information screen for CD provides similar information and Submenu commands for the music archive. See Play Information and Controls (page 50).

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When you select CD for the playback source, the MCX-2000 automatically searches and displays song data such as song title, artist name and album title. Here we introduce this mechanism and relevant keywords.

What is Gracenote CDDB? Gracenote CDDB is a database system you can use to retrieve information on songs, albums, artists and genres for music CDs. The MCX-2000 incorporates a part of CDDB licensed from Gracenote. The unit attempts to retrieve song data for your music CD from the built-in database. But, since the partial database is limited, there may be cases you cannot retrieve correct song data, especially when your CD has just been released or is one from a private label. If this is the case, you can attempt retrieving the latest or updated song data for your CD from the online CDDB database over the Internet (page 93). Even if it doesnt work, dont be disappointed. You can manually edit any title or name in your music archive (page 75).

n Support for the online CDDB database may be discontinued without prior notice.

What are ID3 Tags? ID3 tags are various kinds of meta text data that can be embedded into MP3 les. The MCX-2000 supports ID3v1.1, 2.2 though 2.4 tag standards and can display song titles in the list view when you play an MP3 CD. The MCX-2000 supports an MP3 CD that meets the following specications:

Supported MP3 CD or Songs

Disc format: ISO 9660 level 1 or 2 multisession Juliet/Romeo format (The MCX-2000 doesnt support packet written CDs.)

File hierarchy: Up to eight folder levels; up to 300 les (with an mp3 or MP3 extension)

File format: MPEG-1 Layer 3 standard; all bit rates between 32 to 320 kbps*

ID3 tag version: 1.1, 2.2 through 2.4

(*) The MCX-2000 also supports MP3 songs recorded using Variable Bit Rate (VBR), but may not display the data rate or playback time of such songs correctly.

What is CD-TEXT? Some music CDs contain text information such as song and album titles, artist names, and genre names. This information is called CD-TEXT. The MCX-2000 can read and display CD-TEXT data, and can import it together with song audio data to the music archive. But, the MCX-2000 doesnt import copy- prohibited CD-TEXT data. In this case, retrieve your CD and song data from the Gracenote CDDB.

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Listening to a Radio Broadcast

Before listening to the radio on the MCX-2000, you need to do some preparation for each radio typeconnecting the supplied antenna for the FM radio (page 4), or making the MCX-2000 accessible to the Internet, if you want to listen to Internet radio broadcasts (page 31). In addition, if youre a US resident and want to listen to a radio program from XM Satellite Radio, you also need to connect a third-party XM Connect-and-Play antenna (sold separately) to an MCX-2000 US model and become a subscription member of XM radio (as described in the XM radio section). Once you complete these preparations, you can start listening to a radio broadcast, regardless of where its fromFM, Internet or XM (US model only).

1 Select Top Menu > Library > Radio to open the following Radio menu screen.

FM Select this for an FM broadcast. Use the Submenu command to directly play the current selection (the last selected FM radio station).

XM (US model only) Select this for an XM radio program. Use the Submenu command to directly play the current selection (the last selected XM radio station).

Internet Radio Select this for an Internet radio broadcast. Use the Submenu command to directly play the current selection (the last selected Internet radio station).

Presets Select this when you want to choose a preset radio station from the list. The MCX-2000 lets you register up to 100 radio stations in 10 groups (up to 10 stations per group). Use the Submenu command to directly play the current selection (the last selected preset radio station).

n You can directly start playing the last selected radio station from FM, Internet Radio or XM (US model only) by pressing the RADIO button on the remote control or on the MCX-2000 front panel. This operation simply switches the playback source on the MCX-2000 to Radio, and doesnt affect playback source on each client (except while the MCX-2000 is broadcasting). Every time you press the RADIO button, the radio type cycles through FM, XM, Internet Radio and Presets with the last selected station for each radio type.

Listening to FM Radio The FM tuner built into the MCX-2000 provides a set of simple, yet comprehensive functions. You can select a desired FM station in one of two ways: manual tuning and auto scan tuning. Plus, you can even register your favorite FM stations beforehand using the FM Auto Preset feature (page 62), allowing you to directly select a station from the Presets list.

1 From the Radio menu screen, select FM. The Play Information screen appears and starts playing the last selected radio station (or just the rst FM frequency signals available in your area; no sound if no station is assigned).

n If you live in Europe and are using an MCX-2000 Europe model, you can enjoy the Radio Data System feature while listening to the FM radio. For details of the MCX-2000 Radio Data System feature, see the following column.

2 Use the remote control to tune in to a desired FM station.

When you press either group selection button (/+), the MCX-2000 starts scanning available stations while decreasing or increasing the frequency; the MCX-2000 automatically stops scanning if an radio station is tuned in; you can also manually stop scanning by pressing either group selection button.

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Every time you press the skip backward or forward button (b/a), you can manually decrease or increase the frequency to search for an available station.

The Submenu commands in the Play Information screen for the FM radio:

Playback: Provides the same tuning and playback control functions as available on the remote control. So, you can control these functions using the cursor controller on the front panel or from a PS/2 keyboard (only with cursor and enter keys). On-screen buttons shown in gray provide no function for the FM radio; the same buttons on the remote control dont work either.

Save to Preset: Registers the current radio station to the Presets list in two steps (page 59).

Broadcast: Streams a radio program currently being received on the MCX-2000 to MusicCAST clients specied in a dialog box (page 89).

Recall Play: Makes the MCX-2000 start continued playback of a song currently played on a client specied in a dialog box (page 90).

Listening to XM Radio (US model only) The MCX-2000 U.S. model comes standard with an XM Satellite Radio tuner. If you live in the United States and are a subscriber of this paid radio service, you can simply attach a third-party XM Connect-and-Play antenna (sold separately) to your MCX-2000 and start enjoying a wide variety of satellite radio programs.

Connecting an XM Connect-and-Play Antenna To receive XM Satellite signals, you will need to use a third- party XM Connect-and-Play antenna. For more information about available XM compatible antenna products, visit the XM Satellite Radio website (www.xmradio.com) or your local XM Ready products dealer. Connect your XM Connect-and- Play antenna to the XM jack on the MCX-2000 back panel. For details, see the instructions provided with your XM Connect-and-Play antenna.

n To ensure optimal reception of XMs satellite signals, your XM Connect-and-Play antenna should be placed at or near a window facing south. Make sure that there is nothing obstructing radio signals from the sky. The antenna may be mounted indoors or outdoors.

Using Radio Data System Information (Europe model only)

Radio Data System is a data transmission system used by FM stations in many European countries. The MCX-2000 can receive Radio Data System data including Program Service Name (PS), Program Type (PTY) and Radio Text (RT) from Radio Data System broadcasts, and provide Play Information for a radio program currently being received.

1 FM station name (program service name) 2 Genre (program type) 3 Song data (radio text)

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XM Satellite Radio is a satellite radio service with millions of listeners across the United States, broadcasting live daily. XMs channel lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: 68 commercial-free music channels, featuring hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues; 33 channels of premier sports, talk, comedy, childrens and entertainment programming; and more than 20 channels of trafc and weather information for major metropolitan areas nationwide.

Because XM Satellite Radio is a subscription service, you will need to set up an account and activate service with XM using your XM Satellite Radio ID number. To check your ID number, see the instructions in Activating Your XM Satellite Radio Account. For further information on XM Satellite Radio services, see the XM Satellite Radio website (www.xmradio.com).

Information from XM Satellite Radio, Inc. Hardware and required basic monthly subscription sold separately. Premium Channel available at additional monthly cost. Installation costs and other fees and taxes, including a one-time activation fee may apply. Subscription fee is consumer only. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscriptions subject to Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. Only available in the 48 contiguous United States. 2005 XM Satellite Radio Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Activating Your XM Satellite Radio Account To sign up for an XM Satellite Radio service account, you need to have your XM Satellite Radio ID number. Follow the procedure below to check your ID number, and then access the website (activate.xmradio.com) or call 1-800-XM-RADIO (1-800-967-2346) to sign up for the service. (A major credit card is required.)

1 Press the RADIO button several times on the remote control or on the MCX-2000 front panel, until the MCX-2000 shows the XM Play Information screen. You can also open this screen from the menu (Top Menu > Library > Radio > XM).

When you rst access the XM radio function, Channel 1 is automatically selected.

n If the CHECK ANTENNA message appears on the screen, your XM Connect-and-Play antenna may not be connected to the XM jack on the MCX-2000 back panel. Make sure the antenna is properly connected.

2 Select Channel 0 using the skip backward or forward button (b/a) on the remote control. Check your XM Satellite Radio ID number shown in the screen and write it down. Now you can activate your XM Satellite Radio account.

n If you cannot change the channel, rst select Search all channels mode (page 57). Then attempt the above steps once again.

Receiving XM Radio Broadcasts Once youve activated your XM subscriber account, you can start enjoying XM Satellite Radio as another radio source on the MCX-2000. Follow the procedure below.

1 From the Radio menu screen (page 54), select XM. The Play Information screen appears and starts playing the radio station last selected. (You may hear no sound if the selected channel has no radio station assigned.) It also shows information of the music currently playing.

1 Song title 2 Channel number and radio station name 3 Search category mode (icon) 4 Artist name 5 Category name

2 Use the remote control to tune in to a desired radio channel. Press either group selection button (/+) to select the previous or next category, or press the skip backward or forward button (b/a) to select the previous or next radio channel. You can even select the desired channel specically using the relevant Submenu commands.

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The Submenu commands in the Play Information screen for the XM radio:

Playback: Provides the same tuning and playback control functions as available on the remote control. So, you can control these functions using the cursor controller on the front panel or from a PS/2 keyboard (only with cursor and enter keys). On-screen buttons shown in gray provide no function for XM radio control; the same buttons on the remote control dont work either.

Direct Access: Lets you specify a radio station channel number in a dialog box (page 58).

Search Mode: Switches how you can search a radio station using the skip backward and forward buttons (see the following column).

Save to Preset: Registers the current radio station to the Presets list in two steps (page 59).

Broadcast: Streams a radio program currently being received on the MCX-2000 to MusicCAST clients specied in a dialog box (page 89).

Recall Play: Makes the MCX-2000 start continued playback of a song currently playing on a client specied in a dialog box (page 90).

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The MCX-2000 lets you search for the XM radio channel you want to listen to. There are two different search modes you can select from, depending on your preferences. You can also select a desired channel by directly entering the relevant channel number.

From the Submenu in the Play Information screen for XM radio, locate Search Mode and select one of the following options:

Search all channels With this option selected, you can use the skip backward and forward buttons (b/a) to search for a radio station from all available channels. Pressing either group selection button (/+) lets you jump to the previous or next category, so that you can skip multiple channels at a time while searching for the desired station.

Search category With this option selected, the Search category mode icon appears in the screen and you can use the skip backward and forward buttons (b/a) to cycle through available channels within the current category. Pressing either group selection button (/+) lets you jump to the previous or next category, allowing you to perform a cycle search in another category.

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Screen Messages for XM Radio The MCX-2000 may show one of the following messages in the Play Information screen for XM radio. Read each description and handle each situation as recommended.

Also in the Submenu, you can select Direct Access if you know the desired channel number.

Specify the desired channel number by pressing the on-screen numeric buttons, followed by OK. Press CLR to clear your entry. Wait for a few seconds until the MCX-2000 automatically tunes in to that channel.

n Pressing any buttons other than the numeric buttons cancels Direct Access entry.

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CHECK ANTENNA Your XM Connect-and-Play antenna is not connected, or does not work properly.

Check that your XM Connect-and-Play antenna is properly connected.

UPDATING The XM user encryption code is being updated. Wait until the encryption code is completely updated.

NO SIGNAL The signal is too weak. Check the XM Connect-and-Play antenna connections and position the antenna for the best reception.

LOADING The audio or text data decoding process takes longer than four seconds.

Wait until the decoding process is nished.

OFF AIR The XM Satellite Radio channel you selected is not currently broadcasting any signal.

Check the channel number or select another XM Satellite Radio channel.

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Check the channel number or select another XM Satellite Radio channel.

- - - No artist name/feature or song/program title is available.

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- - - No channels are available for the selected category.

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Listening to Internet Radio In addition to retrieving the latest CD information from the online CDDB database (page 53) and accurate date and time data from a public time server (page 91), the MCX-2000 can also receive online radio broadcasts by accessing to the Internet. Since the MCX-2000 comes with several Internet radio sites preassigned, you can enjoy listening to online radio programs right away once youve set up the unit for Internet access (page 31).

n The MCX-2000 only supports Internet radio stations that stream music and audio in MP3 format.

1 From the Radio menu screen (page 54), select Internet Radio. A list of Internet radio sites is shown in the screen.

2 Move the selection (highlight) to the desired Internet radio station, and then press the SELECT or Play button on the remote control or select the Play command from the Submenu.

n Other Submenu commands, such as Edit Site title, Edit URL and Clear this Site, let you newly register or edit an Internet radio site (page 84).

3 The Play Information screen appears. The MCX-2000 accesses the specied Internet radio site and starts receiving its radio stream. Use the skip forward or backward button (b/a) on the remote control to select the next or previous radio station from the above site list.

The Submenu menu commands in the Play Information screen for the Internet radio:

Playback: Provides the same tuning and playback control functions as available on the remote control. So, you can control these functions using the cursor controller on the front panel or from a PS/2 keyboard (only with cursor and enter keys). On-screen buttons shown in gray provide no function for Internet radio control; the same buttons on the remote control dont work either.

Save to Preset: Registers the current radio station to the Presets list in two steps (page 59).

Broadcast: Streams a radio program currently being received on the MCX-2000 to MusicCAST clients specied in a dialog box (page 89).

Recall Play: Makes the MCX-2000 start continued playback of a song currently playing on a client specied in a dialog box (page 90).

Using the Presets List The Presets list is where you can store up to 100 radio stations in 10 groups (up to 10 stations per group). Once youve registered your favorite stations in the Play Information screen, you can select and tune in to them right away or manage the list by editing each group and station name. In addition, you can use the Presets list to register available FM stations through an auto scanning process for your own FM Presets list.

n The timer playback feature lets you start playing a specic radio station at a specic time (page 97). If you want to use this feature, rst register that radio station in the Presets list.

Registering a Radio Station to the Presets List Regardless of the radio type, you can register your favorite radio stations to the Presets list directly from each radios Play Information screen. First, open the Play Information screen with a radio station you want to register, following the procedure explained in each radio section.

n When you want to quickly register a number of FM stations, use the FM Auto Preset command (page 62).

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1 Select the Save to Preset command from the Submenu. A group selection dialog box appears, where you can assign the current radio station into a specic group.

n There are no limitations on which group and position the current radio station should be registered to. You can register radio stations even at random; however, unlike playlist songs, you cannot change the group and position of radio stations after registration. For this reason, you should consider beforehand how to categorize radio stations in the Presets list.

2 Move the selection (highlight) to the desired group, and then press the SELECT button on the cursor controller. The second dialog box appears, where you can place the current radio station into the selected group.

n You can re-select another group if you go back to the previous dialog box, by pressing the left arrow button on the cursor controller. If you cancel the registration, simply press the right arrow button (Quit).

3 Move the selection (highlight) to the desired position, and then press the SELECT button on the cursor controller. The selected position ashes several times with a station code. When you return to the Play Information screen, registration is complete.

n Any existing station in the selected position is overwritten when you press the SELECT button. You can edit group and station names later in the Presets screen (page 85).

Playing a Radio Station from the Presets List Its exceptionally easy to select and play a radio station from the Presets list.

1 From the Radio menu screen (page 54), select Presets. A list of preset groups is shown in the screen. Move the selection (highlight) to the desired group.

n When you press the Play button on the remote control or select the Play command from the Submenu, the MCX-2000 starts receiving a broadcast from the radio station last selected in the current group. In addition, you can edit group names using the Edit title command (page 85).

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2 Press the SELECT button to view a list of radio stations registered in the selected group.

n In this screen, you can create a Presets list of FM radio stations using the FM Auto Preset command from the Submenu (page 62). You can also edit station names using the Edit title command (page 85).

3 Move the selection (highlight) to the desired station, and then press the SELECT or Play button on the remote control or select the Play command from the Submenu. The MCX-2000 shows the Play Information screen and starts playing a radio program from the station.

1 Preset code (group and position) 2 Radio station (FM frequency, etc.) 3 Radio type 4 Group name 5 Station name

The Submenu commands in the Play Information screen for the Preset radio stations:

Playback: Provides the same playback control functions as available on the remote control. Group selection (/+) and skip backward and forward (b/a) buttons can be used to switch radio stations registered in the Presets list (as explained in the following column). On-screen buttons shown in gray provide no function for the currently selected radio station; the same buttons on the remote control dont work either.

Broadcast: Streams a radio program currently being received on the MCX-2000 to MusicCAST clients specied in a dialog box (page 89).

Recall Play: Makes the MCX-2000 start continued playback of a song currently playing on a client specied in a dialog box (page 90).

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Getting the most out of the Presets List Since the MCX-2000 remembers which radio station is last played (selected) at multiple levelsfor each group, and for the entire Presets list, you can quickly access radio stations you frequently listen to.

If you use groups (at least) to categorize radio stations with a specic theme (such as genre), you can conveniently switch themes using the group selection buttons (+/) while selecting radio stations categorized with each theme using the skip backward and forward buttons (b/a).

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Registering FM Stations Automatically to the Presets List You can search for an FM radio station in the Play Information screen, which is a basic radio tuning function. In the Preset station list screen, you can use a similar scanning process to locate all available stations within a specic frequency range and register them all in the Presets listin a single automatic process. This lets you easily create your own FM preset list.

1 From the Radio menu screen (page 54), select Presets. Consecutively press the SELECT button on the remote control until you see a list of preset stations in the screen. (You can select any preset group.)

2 Select the FM Auto Preset command from the Submenu for the following dialog box.

3 Select and specify the Starting Frequency value where the MCX-2000 starts scanning at, and the Starting Preset position where you want FM stations found in the scanning process to be registered from. Use the up and down arrow buttons (u/d) on the cursor controller to change values, as well as the left and right arrow buttons (j/i) to move between group (A~J) and position (1~10).

4 Select Start in the dialog box to start automatic scanning and registration of FM stations. The station list of the specied group is shown with Searching... at the specied position.

The progress bar indicates the scanning is ongoing while increasing the frequency. Each station thats found is automatically registered to the current position, and Searching... moves to the next position.

n Any existing station in the Searching... position is overwritten when a new station is registered. When registration reaches to the last position (J10), the FM Auto Preset process nishes at that point. If you want to cancel the process, press the Stop button or the left arrow button on the cursor controller.

5 When Complete is shown at the progress bar, the FM Auto Preset process is nished. You will return to the station list screen (the last registered station will be highlighted).

n You can also edit station names using the Edit title command (page 85).

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Playing External Audio Signals As a music server designed to seamlessly integrate all of your audio sources, the MCX-2000 comes standard with analog and digital audio input connectors on the back panel (ANALOG IN and OPTICAL IN). If you have already connected them to the relevant audio output connectors on external equipment (page 9), you can simply select and play external audio signals as another audio source of the MCX-2000. Of course, you can also record them into the music archive (page 69).

1 Make sure that audio signals from the external device are set to an appropriate line level, especially when the output level can be controlled from the device (such as a mixer).

n If the external audio signals come from xed-level output jacks (such as AUX OUT or OPTICAL OUT on a tape deck), this step may not be necessary.

2 Select Top Menu > Library > Inputs to open the following menu screen.

Digital Input Select this when playing audio signals from the OPTICAL IN jack.

Analog Input Select this when playing audio signals from the ANALOG IN jacks.

3 Move the selection (highlight) to either option, and then press the SELECT or Play button on the remote control, or select the Play command from the Submenu. The Play Information screen for external inputs appears.

4 Start playback on the external output device connected to the currently selected input. For analog signals, you can use the Input Level command to adjust the input level. For optimum results, rst adjust the output level from the external device, and then adjust the input level on the MCX-2000.

The Submenu commands in the Play Information screen for external audio signals:

Playback: Provides the same playback control functions (Play and Stop) as available on the remote control. On-screen buttons shown in gray provide no function for external audio signals; the same buttons on the remote control dont work either.

Input Level: Adjusts the level for the MCX-2000 to receive external audio signals, within a range between 21 dB and +24 dB (factory setting: 0 dB). The MCX-2000 receives external digital audio signals as theyre output from the external device (this command is unavailable.)

Broadcast: Streams external audio signals currently being received on the MCX-2000 to MusicCAST clients specied in a dialog box (page 89).

Recall Play: Makes the MCX-2000 start continued playback of a song currently playing on a client specied in a dialog box (page 90).

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Playing Audio Content on the Computer If your MCX-2000 has network connectivity to a Windows PC (page 26) that youre using to manage music les, you virtually have a second music server. Your MCX-2000 works as a client to your Windows PC and can search, select and play MP3, WAV and Windows Media Audio (WMA) music les and playlists (text les with the M3U extension) collected or created on that PC over the network. The supplied CD-ROM contains dedicated software named DiXiM Media Server for this application.

1 Set the supplied CD-ROM to your Windows PC and install the DiXiM Media Server software. Youre allowed to install the software to a single computer.

n For PC system requirements and explanation on how to install and use the software, see the supplied manual titled Installation Guide for DiXiM Media Server Software.

2 Once your PC is ready to stream music to the MCX-2000, select Top Menu > Library > Network Content for the following screen.

When you attempt to select one of the main categories (Artists, Albums, Genres and All Songs), the MCX-2000 shows a dialog box with a list of available Windows PC(s) running the DiXiM Media Server software, prompting you to select which computer you want to connect as a main PC music server. You can also select the main server (or switch to another DiXiM server) by opening the same dialog box using the Submenu.

n The MCX-2000 remembers the specied main server. If you later change its name (up to 64 characters) within the DiXiM Media Server software, select again the server computer using the above dialog box.

The Network Content menu provides a similar user interface to the Music Archive menu, and lets you select music or audio content from four main categories (Artists, Albums, Genres and All Songs). You can use these categories to sift out your target le(s) in the same manner as you select songs from the Music Archive menu (page 46).

3 Move the selection (highlight) to a list item from each screen (artist, album, genre, playlist information). You can start playback with the rst song in the current group by pressing the Play button on the remote control or the MCX-2000 front panel or by selecting the Play command from the Submenu in each screen. Otherwise, press the SELECT button on the remote control for further sifting.

n Albums that contain various artists and genres are categorized into the rst songs artist or genre. If a song is stored without ID3 tag information, the name of a folder (directory) where that song is placed in becomes the album title for that song. In addition, the MCX-2000 can track the music le hierarchy up to two levels in depth.

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4 When you start playback of an MP3, WAV or WMA audio le from the PC, the MCX-2000 shows the Play Information screen as follows.

1 Playback methods 2 Stereo level indicators 3 Category where playback started 4 Song title 5 Audio format 6 Time display 7 Album title 8 Artist name 9 Categorized genre

The Submenu commands in the Play Information screen for audio content from a networked PC:

Playback: Provides the same playback control functions as available on the remote control. So, you can control the song playback simply using the cursor controller on the front panel or from a PS/2 keyboard (only with cursor and enter keys). Group selection buttons (+/) only work when you can access the next or previous group. On-screen group selection buttons turn gray and dont work if you start playback from All Songs.

Repeat: Select the repeat playback mode. Select Single ( ) to repeat a single song from the current group, or All

( ) to repeat all songs from the current group. Select OFF to stop repeat playback.

Random: Turns the random playback mode on or off.

Group: Selects Single to play only the current group, or All to play all other groups in the same category.

Broadcast: Streams a song currently playing on the MCX-2000 to MusicCAST clients specied in a dialog box (page 89).

Recall Play: Makes the MCX-2000 start continued playback of a song currently playing on a client specied in a dialog box (page 90).

n You can create a wide variety of playback patterns by combining repeat, random and group playback modes using the relevant Submenu commands, just like when you play songs from the music archive (page 51). You can also set the repeat or random playback mode, or turn broadcast playback on or off using the relevant remote control buttons (REPEAT, RANDOM and BROADCAST).

Notes on Playing the Network Content When using the Network Content feature, you should remember the following:

WMA audio les are shown as PCM in the Play Information screen. Its because the DiXiM Media Server converts WMA audio into PCM format before its streamed to the MCX-2000.

Network content les cannot be accessed from MusicCAST clients. Use the Broadcast feature. The MCX-2000 can broadcast a music or audio le from the DiXiM Media Server to multiple clients, just as broadcasting an Internet radio program.

You cannot view digital photo and movie les. Though the DiXiM Media Server allows its PC clients to view them over a local network, the MCX-2000 (another DiXiM client) doesnt support a viewing function.

The DiXiM Media Server only serves local media les. Since the DiXiM Media Server doesnt support relaying network les, you cannot play shared music and audio les from other PCs. (You cannot add folders on a network volume to the server.)

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Recording Audio Sources

You can expand your music archive by recording (or importing) songs and other audio programs from commercial music CDs, external audio signals, and FM radio programs from the built-in tuner. You can record these audio sources to the MCX-2000 internal hard drive with up to 200 hours in linear PCM format (16-bit/44.1kHz) or up to 2,000 hours in MP3 format (160kbps bit rate) by default. You can adjust recording options (page 96) balancing your preferred sound quality and total recoding time. In addition, you can conrm how long recording is possible now in a System Information screen (page 102). When selecting Top Menu > Recording, you will see the following screen.

Store from CD Select this when importing songs from an audio CD (CD- DA). For most commercial music CDs, the MCX-2000 automatically retrieves song data such as artist name, album title and each song title from the CDDB database (page 53).

Store from Radio Select this when you want to air check an FM radio program. You can adjust the recording level and select recording modes such as Manual and Synchro (Full Auto or Auto Track Marking) for your preferences.

Store from Inputs Select this when recording incoming audio signals via the MCX-2000 analog or digital input jacks. Using the same recording interface as FM radio recording, you can easily record songs or other audio programs from an old analog tape or other media.

Duplicate a CD Select this when you want to duplicate an existing audio CD (CD-DA). For duplication, you need a CD-R/RW disc for audio recording.

Create an original CD This is a special feature that lets you create your original CD from an album or a playlist in your music archive. To get the most out of this feature, you may want to read Editing the Library (page 75) after importing necessary songs (or source audio materials) in PCM format.

Recording Songs from a Music CD In general, music CDs are the easiest and simplest way to create your music archive. Once CD songs are imported, the MCX-2000 lets you manage them using playlists and other editing features (page 75).

1 From the Recording menu screen, select Store from CD. A song list will appear if youve already set an audio CD in the MCX-2000. If not, the unit shows No Audio CD present along with Insert Audio CD in yellow.

2 Press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote control and open the CD tray. Set an audio CD with its label side facing up. Press the same button again to close the tray.

n The MCX-2000 only supports audio CDs (CD-DA) for importing songs. If you set any other CD or DVD, the unit will show Insert Audio CD again after attempting to read it.

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3 The MCX-2000 shows Checking disc... in yellow and starts querying to the CDDB database. If appropriate CD data is found, the MCX-2000 will present a list of song names.

1 Album title 2 Artist name 3 Categorized genre 4 Total playback time 5 Track count 6 Song title 7 Playback time

If appropriate CD data is unavailable, the song list appears with generic names such as Track and Unknown (page 49). If your MCX-2000 is congured to be able to access the Internet, you can set a CD Lookup option to use the online CDDB database (page 93) and then, in the above screen, try using the CDDB command as shown below to retrieve the latest information from the online database. If your audio CD contains CD-TEXT data (page 53), song data can be retrieved from it using the CD-TEXT command. Feel free to give generic names using the Do not use command. Use this if the retrieved song data is incorrect. You can edit it later after importing songs (page 75).

n Song data retrieved from copy-protected CD-TEXT data is only temporary. The MCX-2000 cannot copy and store it for archived songs.

4 If there is a song you dont want to import, move the selection (highlight) to that song, and remove the check mark by pressing the SELECT button on the remote control. You can restore the mark by pressing the SELECT button again. You can also use the Select all or Clear command for your selection.

5 After selecting the songs you want to import, select the Start command. You can stop recording at any time by selecting the Stop command.

The MCX-2000 shows a progress bar for each of the selected songs.

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6 When all selected songs are imported, the MCX-2000 shows the following dialog box, asking what you want to do next.

Open stored album page: Select this to automatically locate the album youve just imported. You can browse and play the songs from the album like other archived songs (page 46).

Store another CD: Select this when importing another CD. The MCX-2000 automatically opens the tray and lets you repeat the above procedure from step 1.

Exit this screen: Select this to simply close the dialog box, and perform any other operation you need to manually.

Importing a Music CD Automatically If you have a large collection of music CDs and want them all in the MCX-2000 music archive, you may want to skip operating steps required in the CD recording screen in the previous section. This method is just for you.

1 Have all the music CDs you want to import ready and close by the MCX-2000. Its important to save time and efciently import your CDs.

2 Use the Open/Close button on the units front panel to open the tray; set a music CD on the tray with its label side facing up; press the CD AUTO STORE button on the units front panel (the tray closes by itself). After showing a list of CD songs for a few seconds, the MCX-2000 starts importing all songs on the CD.

3 When the RECORDING indicator goes off, the MCX-2000 shows the following dialog box, asking what you want to do next.

Open stored album page: Select this to automatically locate the album youve just imported. You can browse and play the songs from the album like other archived songs (page 46).

Store another CD: Select this when you import another CD. The MCX-2000 automatically opens the tray and lets you repeat steps 2 to 3 above.

Exit this screen: Select this to simply close the dialog box, and perform any other operation you need to manually.

Youll nd this operation extremely quick and easy. In addition, since this CD import procedure has no operation screen, you can continue playing audio sources (except for CDs, of course) while importing your music CDswithout interruption.

n If you need to change song data (artist name, album or song title, etc.), see Editing the Library (page 75).

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Recording from FM Radio or External Audio Signals Any incoming audio signals can serve as recordable audio sources for the MCX-2000. If youve appropriately set up the FM antenna (page 4) or connect external audio equipment to the analog and/or digital input jacks (page 9), you can record their sounds at any time using the same recording interface.

n You need to register desired FM stations to the Presets list before recording (page 59).

1 From the Recording menu screen, select Store from Radio if you want to record an FM radio program, or select Store from Inputs if you want to record audio signals from external equipment. In either case, the MCX-2000 shows a similar recording screen as follows.

2 Press the SELECT button on the remote control at the rst parameter in the recording screenPreset or Input, then specify the target FM station or input. If youre in the FM recording screen, you can select an FM station from the Presets list, through the group/station selection dialog box.

n Internet or XM radio stations (US model only) are shown in gray in the Presets list, indicating theyre unavailable for recording. If you select one of these gray items, the MCX-2000 will show at the Preset column indicating no FM radio station is selected. (You cannot start recording.)

3 After selecting the target, move the selection (highlight) to the next parameter in the recording screen, Track Marking. Set your preferred recording method as needed. The following parameters are common to both recording screens.

1 Track Marking Specify how you want to divide the recording. Select Manual if you want to divide the recording manually inserting a track mark, or when you want to manage, for example, a radio program or sounds from a live show as a single song in the music archive. With Manual the MCX-2000 creates a large song le at the point you stop recording. On the other hand, if you want separated songs after the recording, select SYNCHRO. With this option selected, the MCX-2000 automatically inserts a track mark at a predened silent level (track gap) to separate songs. In either case, you can manually insert a track mark at any point using the Track Marking command from the Submenu.

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2 SYNCHRO. Type This parameter is only available when SYNCHRO. is selected for Track Marking above. Select Full Auto if you want fully automatic recording. With this option selected, the MCX-2000 starts recording as soon as it detects the rst track gap from incoming signals, and inserts a track mark at the second and following track gap points, then stops recording if a level of silence is maintained for a predened period. With Full Auto selected, start playing from the previous song on the external audio equipment and the MCX-2000 automatically starts recording at the beginning of the next songthe rst song you want to record. When Auto Track Marking is selected, the MCX-2000 only inserts track marks; hence, you should start and stop recording manually.

n If you have no previous song from the source audio, you may want to select Auto Track Marking. Such cases include when you want to record from the beginning of an analog tape played on external equipment or when you want to record a talk program from FM broadcast.

4 Open the Submenu to set REC Monitor to ON. Simultaneously, REC Monitor becomes available.

If youre in the FM recording screen, you can hear a radio broadcast from the selected FM station. If youre in the Inputs recording screen, start playback on the external equipment connected to the selected input jack(s).

5 Adjust the recording level as required, using the bar graph meter, accessible from REC Level in the Submenu. Use the up or down arrow button on the cursor controller to increase or decrease the recording level.

n You may want to adjust maximum recording levels to go between 3 dB to 0 dB, to gain the volume competing with an average commercial CD.

6 When youre ready, move the selection (highlight) to Recording and select Start. If youve selected Full Auto in step 3, the yellow Ready to Record message changes to Pause and recording will start from the beginning of the next song (Track 0001). Otherwise, the MCX-2000 immediately starts recording with Track 0001.

During recording, the track number is incremented every time the MCX-2000 detects a track gap (in Full Auto or Auto Track Marking mode), or when you manually insert a track mark by clicking the Mark button in the Submenu (in all modes).

n You can exit the recording screen and enjoy playing other audio sources, unless you need to stay there to monitor recording or manually insert track marks. You can still select the currently recorded audio source from the Library menu; however, changing its settings directly affects the recording.

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7 When the recording is nished automatically, or manually using the relevant Submenu command, you can now exit the recording screen to conrm the recorded results. Select Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Statistics > Recently Stored Albums.

In this screen, you can locate and conrm what youve recorded. Its in the album named Album Stored from (...) and you can select it to conrm the recorded tracks. Try playing them using the relevant Submenu command.

n Because the album name is generic, you can use the Information command to see when the album was created. These albums and tracks are also accessible from other categories in the Music Archive menu (categorized under the Unknown artist and genre).

Duplicating a Music CD This function is useful when you want to make a backup copy of your music CD (CD-DA). When you create an original compilation CD, you can also create as many copies as you want (page 73) ONLY during that creation process. This duplication feature lets you make additional copies LATER from an original CD.

1 From the Recording menu screen (page 66), select Duplicate a CD for the following screen.

2 Set a music CD on the tray, with its label side facing up. Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote control for tray operations. When the MCX-2000 recognizes it as an audio CD (CD-DA), the screen message changes as follows.

n You will not see any song data (album title, artist name, etc.) in the CD duplication screen.

3 Open the Submenu to start CD duplication. The MCX-2000 starts importing the audio data from the CD and creates a temporary disc image le. Select Cancel from the Submenu if you want to cancel the process.

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4 When the image le is created, the MCX-2000 shows the following dialog box. To continue the process, open the tray and set a CD-R/RW disc for audio recording with Change disc and proceed with recording selected. Select OK in the dialog box.

5 If you set a CD other than one specied, the MCX-2000 prompts you to set a blank disc. In addition, you cannot record onto a CD-R disc thats already been recorded.

If you set a CD-RW disc thats already been recorded, the MCX-2000 shows the following dialog box, asking your answer.

Initialize Disc and proceed with recording

Quick Mode: Select this to quickly erase the current disc content and continue the process.

Normal Mode: Select this to completely erase the current disc content (which could take a long time) and continue the process.

Change Disc: Select this if you want to replace the disc with a blank CD-R/RW disc.

Cancel CD duplication: Select this to cancel the process.

Change discs if necessary, using the OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote control for tray operations.

6 When the MCX-2000 detects an appropriate blank disc, it automatically starts writing the image le on that disc.

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7 When the CD duplication process is nished, the MCX-2000 shows the following dialog box, asking what you want to do next.

Open CD screen: Select this to nish the process, and open the CD song list screen (page 52) to conrm a list of songs on the duplicated CD.

Create another CD-R/RW: Select this if you want to duplicate another music CD. The MCX-2000 automatically opens the tray and lets you repeat the above procedure from step 2.

Exit this screen: Select this to nish the process.

n When you cancel or nish the process, the original disc image le is automatically erased.

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Recording Archived Songs to a CD As long as youre keeping PCM song data in the MCX-2000 internal hard drive (factory setting), you can create an original music CD based on a playlist or an album from your music archive at any time. Its another great feature the MCX-2000 delivers as your music collection center.

1 From the Recording menu screen (page 66), select Create an original CD for the following screen.

2 According to message shown in yellow, set a blank CD-R/ RW disc for audio recording on the tray, with its label side facing up. Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote control for tray operations. When the MCX-2000 recognize it as an appropriate recordable disc, the yellow screen message changes to Audio CD-R/RW present.

n The MCX-2000 continues showing the same messages above until you set an appropriate disc. In addition, unlike when you duplicate an audio CD (page 72), the MCX-2000 doesnt let you initialize a CD-RW disc thats already recorded.

3 Specify a playlist or an album you want to record onto the disc, by selecting either Album or Playlist from the Submenu.

According to your selection, the MCX-2000 shows a dialog box, where you can search for the desired album or playlist in the same manner you search for a song in the music archive.

n When the selected album or playlist contains an MP3-only song (because you selected NOT to keep its PCM song data or deleted it using relevant Submenu commands), the MCX-2000 shows an alert message and discards your selection.

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4 A list of songs will be shown in white (only when Ready to record is shown). If you want, edit the album title and/or artist name for the CD youre going to create using the following two commands from the Submenu.

Either command opens the character palette. So, you can type necessary text characters using the palette, or using a PS/2 keyboard connected to the MCX-2000 front panel (page 75).

5 When youre ready, start recording by selecting the relevant command from the Submenu. The MCX-2000 writes the songs at 4x speed.

n Archived songs are analog recorded onto a CD-R/RW disc.

6 When the CD recording process is nished, the MCX-2000 shows the following dialog box, asking what you want to do next.

Open CD screen: Select this to nish the process, and open the CD song list screen (page 52) to conrm a list of songs on a music CD youve just created.

Create another CD-R/RW: Select this if you want to make another CD. The MCX-2000 automatically opens the tray and lets you repeat the above procedure from step 3.

Exit this screen: Select this to nish the process.

n If you cancel the process or exit the operation screen before proceeding to step 5, you may see songs selected in the last session the next time you open this screen. You can clear them by selecting Clear content from the Submenu. You can easily replace songs by selecting another playlist or album using the Select content command from the Submenu (as in step 3 above).

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Editing the Library

As you collect more music and audio and expand your MCX-2000 library, you may feel like arranging the content for various purposesfor example, manually edit song data of your favorite CD because its too new to retrieve correct data from CDDB, or because its a homemade demo CD from your musician friend. There may also be cases in which you want to change attributes (album or artist) of specic songs to compile your original CD, or you want to delete existing PCM song data to open up space on the MCX-2000s built-in hard drive. In daily use, you may often create several playlists for archived songs, or register a new Internet radio station to the Presets list. This section explains how to customize your music library to your own needs and preferences.

Typing Text Characters While editing song data from the music archive or while conguring the MCX-2000, you may be asked to specify items (parameter values) with typed text. To facilitate this, the MCX-2000 allows you to type text using the on-screen character palette or a PS/2 keyboard, according to your preference.

Character Palette When you select Submenu commands such as Edit or New (target), or other parameters that require a text-based value such as Internet URL, youre prompted with a special dialog box as shown below.

n Text characters shown on the character palette is determined with the Language setting (page 95).

This on-screen keyboard lets you type text only using the cursor controller (arrow keys and SELECT keys). Simply move the selection (highlight) to the character you want to enter at the insertion point, and then press the SELECT key while controlling using the six control keys:

: Moves the insertion point to the left.

: Moves the insertion point to the right.

bksp: Deletes a character on the left of the insertion point.

del : Deletes a character on the right of the insertion point.

clear: Deletes all characters in the text area at a time.

Aa : Modies character key functions (uppercase, lowercase and other symbols); currently available characters are indicated in white.

PS/2 Keyboard Another way to type text characters is to use a PS/2 keyboard connected to the MCX-2000. If youre familiar with typing through a PC keyboard, this option is probably quicker and easier than using the on-screen character palette.

n Always put the MCX-2000 in sleep or standby mode before connecting or disconnecting the PS/2 keyboard. Otherwise, the unit may be damaged.

Simply use the PS/2 keyboard when youre prompted to type characters, together with the character palette. Move the insertion point in the text area using two arrow keys on the character palette (you cannot move the insertion point from the PS/2 keyboard), and then edit or type text characters together with Shift, Caps Lock, Delete and Backspace keys on the PS/2 keyboard. When typing is complete, simply use cursor keys to move the selection (highlight) to OK and press Enter key.

n The MCX-2000 doesnt support text entry using any other keys not mentioned here (such as Ctrl, Alt, Insert, Esc and function keys). In addition, you can use Page Up and Page Down keys in a list view instead of the PAGE scoll buttons on the remote control (page 48).

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Web Browser If youve congured your MCX-2000 to be accessible from your PC network, you can edit existing text information in your music archive using a standard web browser thats running on a computer in the PC network. Text information includes song data (artist name, album title, song title, etc.), playlist name, Internet radio station name and URL, as well as group and station names from the Presets radio list. This feature is very useful when you need to edit a large amount of text information.

To access the MCX-2000 music archive from a web browser, conrm the MCX-2000 IP address in the Server IP Address screen (page 100) and type that address in the URL area of your web browser window and press Enter key on your computer keyboard.

From the web interface above, you can perform one of the operations below.

Edit Title This allows you to edit song data or other text information in the MCX-2000 music archive. When you select a category from a drop-down list, a list of items in that category is shown in the pane. Click a list item to show it in the edit area. From there, you can edit the title or name by typing text on your keyboard. Click OK to determine your edits, or click Cancel to discard them.

1 Category selection (Artists, Albums, Genres, All Songs, Playlists, URLs, Groups and Clients)

2 List of items in the current category 3 Current selection 4 Edit area

If there are over 50 items included in the current category, you can press the Next 50 button to scroll down the list (or Prev. 50 button to scroll up the list). If you select Artists, Albums, Genres or Groups for the category, you can track down to child items included in the current item, such as albums in the current genre or artist, songs in the current album, or radio stations in the current group, by clicking the Select button. (You can go back to the parent item by clicking the Back button.) When you select URLs for the category, you have two edit areas for Internet radio station name and its site URL.

n Library editing is possible for a single computer at a time. If you fail to click Log Off when you nish editing, the MCX-2000 doesnt allow editing from a second computer within next 10 minutes.

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Each of these lets you download relevant text information from the MCX-2000 music archive in the form of CSV les. You can import these les to your spreadsheet application for management purposes.

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Editing Song Data Each archived song has unique song dataa series of attributes including artist name, album title, genre name and song titleand you can combine these attributes together to use as keywords when nding a song from the music archive. In that sense, song data (as a combined result) is so important to identify a song, that you may need to edit incorrect or generic names and titles to maintain the MCX-2000 music archive as a truly valuable digital music collection.

Editing Titles When you set a music CD on the MCX-2000, it normally attempts to retrieve song data from the built-in or online CDDB database. If its successful, the MCX-2000 shows a list of songs with their titles, artist name and original album title. If the song list is occupied with generic names such as Track and Unknown and the CDDB Info command from the Submenu cannot update song data (page 93), you can use the Edit title command from the Submenu after importing these songs to the MCX-2000 music archive. When you record songs or audio programs from radios or external inputs, theyre also given a generic Track name and sent to a generic album named Album Stored from (...) thats categorized in the Unknown genre. Though you cannot retrieve their song data from the CDDB database, you can still change their titles using the Edit title command. In addition, you can even re-categorize renamed songs into an existing or new album, artist and genre (see the next section).

If you see a generic-named item in a list view, just move the selection (highlight) to that item and then select the Edit Title command from the Submenu.

The character palette appears, prompting you to type a new name or title. You can type characters using the palette in the specied manner or using a PS/2 keyboard connected to the MCX-2000, and then select OK in the character palette (page 75).

n If you have a number of generic-named songs, its a good idea to start off renaming operations from their album titles. Since the MCX-2000 remembers which Track 01 song is from which Unknown album even after giving the same generic name, you can easily differentiate one Track 01 song from other Track 01 songs when opening a song list from Albums (Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Albums).

Changing Song Attributes If youre collecting songs performed by your favorite drummer from a number of albums, you may only import his or her songs to the music archive. This may often produce a situation like too many albums, genres and original artists for a number of songs, but without the drummers name at all. More concretely, you have collected several songs performed by your favorite drummer, say, Versatile Boss. Those songs are released from three bands (artists) named Jazzy Rocks, Jazzy Pops and Pop Rockers, and their albums are categorized in three genresJazz, Rock and Pop. Your songs are organized in the music archive as bellow.

You can solve this problem by collecting the drummers songs in a playlist (page 82), but its more convenient if you can re-organize those songs with a new album, artist or genre created for that drummer as shown below.

For such purposes, the MCX-2000 even lets you change song attributesrelationships among song, artist, album and genreto organize your music archive as you wish. From the relevant list view screens, you can access several Submenu commands to manage song attributes:

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Change Artist: Lets you change the artist for the current album (Music Archive > Artists > selected artists album list view).

Change Album: Lets you change the album for the current song (Music Archive > Albums > selected albums song list view; Music Archive > Artists > Albums > selected albums song list view; Music Archive > Genres > Albums > selected albums song list view).

Change Genre: Lets you change the genre for the current album (Music Archive > Genres > selected genres album list view).

New Artist: Lets you add a new artist to the music archive.

New Album: Lets you add a new album to the music archive.

New Genre: Lets you add a new genre to the music archive.

Delete this Artist: Lets you delete the selected artist (and its albums and contained songs).

Delete this Album: Lets you delete the selected album (and contained songs).

Delete this Genre: Lets you delete the selected genre (and its albums and contained songs).

Open source Album: Lets you show the album associated with the current song (Music Archive > All Songs > song list view).

Example: How to Organize the Music Archive Heres a sample procedure to re-organize your music collection as shown in the previous two diagrams, using the relevant Submenu commands.

1 Create three new items (artist, album and genre) using the New (...) command from the Submenu in the relevant list view screen.

Versatile Boss: Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Artists > artist list view New Artist

Fusion: Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Genre > genre list view New Genre

VB Works: Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Albums > album list view New Album

The character palette appears, prompting you to type the name or title for the new item. Select OK after specifying the name or title. Scroll through the current list view to check whether or not each item has been successfully added.

n When you create a new album, youre asked to specify a title and then associate the new album with an existing artist and genre. Hence, in this case you should create Versatile Boss (artist) and Fusion (genre) before VB Works (album).

2 Change the artist for Albums 1, 3 and 5 to Versatile Boss youve just created.

Album 1: Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Artists > artist list view > Jazzy Rocks > album list view Change Artist

Albums 3 and 5: Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Artists > artist list view > Jazzy Pops > album list view Change Artist

In the Change Artist dialog box, move the selection (highlight) to Versatile Boss and then press the SELECT button on the remote control. Conrm the current album moved under Versatile Boss.

3 Change the genre for Albums 1 and 5 to Fusion youve just created.

Album 1: Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Genres > genre list view > Jazz > album list view Change Genre

Album 5: Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Genres > genre list view > Pop > album list view Change Genre

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In the Change Genre dialog box, move the selection (highlight) to Fusion and then press the SELECT button on the remote control. Conrm the current album moved under Fusion.

Now, Albums 1, 3 and 5 are associated with the new artist Versatile Boss and categorized in their corresponding genres. (Album 3 is categorized in its original genre; only its artist has been changed.)

4 Change the album for each song from Albums 2, 4 and 6 to VB Works youve just created. You can do this in a song list view accessed from:

Artists: Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Artists > artist list view (to select Jazzy Rocks or Pop Rockers) > album list view (to select Album 2, 4 or 6) > song list view Change Album

Albums: Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Albums > album list view (to select Album 2, 4 or 6) > song list view Change Album

Genres: Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Genres > genre list view (to select Pop or Rock) > album list view (to select Album 2, 4 or 6) > song list view Change Album

In the Change Album dialog box, you can select a target album by navigating down from Artists, Albums or Genres. In this case, you know the target album title (VB Works) so that its easiest to navigate down from Albums and select VB Works directly from an album list view. Move the selection (highlight) to VB Works and then press the SELECT button on the remote control. Conrm the current song moved to the end of the VB Works song list.

Now, songs from Albums 2, 4 and 6 are compiled into the new album VB Works (associated with Versatile Boss and Pop & Rock). In addition, you can arrange the song order of the VB Works album (or any other album) while showing its song list view. Use the Change Song Order command from the Submenu. You can move the current song to any position in the song list.

n You can conrm whether song attributes have been changed as you intended, using the Information command from the Submenu in the artist, album, genre or song list view screen (accessed from Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Artists, Albums or Genres), or the Open source Album command from the Submenu in the song list view screen (accessed from Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > All Songs).

Change Genre dialog box Change Album dialog box

Move to a desired position and press the SELECT button on the remote control.

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5 When the above procedure is nished, select Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Artists for the artist list view screen. Notice that the previous artists, Jazzy Rocks, Jazzy Pops and Pop Rockers, have no associated albums or songs.

If you have no plan to add songs for these artists, you can delete them one at a time using the Delete this Artist command from the Submenu. Select OK in a conrmation dialog box that appears, and the selected artist is deleted from the list view.

Next, check the previous genres, Rock and Pop, in the genre list view by selecting Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Genres. Notice that Rock is empty, but Pop still has albums from other artists. You can delete Rock using the Delete this Genre command from the Submenu; but if deleting Pop, you will lose other artists albums and songs.

Here, weve shown the general concepts of editing your MCX-2000 music archive. Proper use of the Submenu commands such as New, Change and Delete (...) help you re-organize your music collection.

n Additional Submenu commands, Change Song Order and CDDB Info, are available from the song list view of the VB Works album that youve recently created. Though you can arrange the song order using the Change Song Order command, the CDDB Info command doesnt work any longer because VB Works is your own private album.

Deleting the PCM Data When you record or import CD songs or other audio, the MCX-2000 normally stores them both in PCM and MP3 formats (factory setting), since the unit currently supports original CD creation by compiling PCM song data. If you have no plan to create your original CD and want to save the space on the built-in hard drive, you can use a recording option (page 96) to set the MCX-2000 to import songs only in MP3 format. Keep in mind, however, that this setting change doesnt apply to existing songs (their PCM data still remains). In other cases, you may need PCM data for songs recorded from old analog tape, but not for CD songs. To ensure exibility for all these requirements, the MCX-2000 lets you delete PCM data for each song individually.

1 Open a song list view screen.

n If you want to delete PCM data for songs from a specic album, open its song list view from Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Albums. If you want to delete PCM data for any selected songs, open its song list view from Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > All Songs.

2 If necessary, conrm which song has both PCM and MP3 data. Move the selection (highlight) to a target song, and then select the Information command from the Submenu.

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3 Select the Delete PCM data from the Submenu. A dialog box appears, where you can specify target songs.

4 Move the selection (highlight) to a song whose PCM data you want to delete, and add a check mark by pressing the SELECT button on the remote control. You can remove the mark by pressing the SELECT button again, if you want to keep the songs PCM data.

5 After youve selected or deselected songs, press the right arrow button on the remote control (like when you open the Submenu) and select OK. When a conrmation dialog box appears, select OK if youre sure.

6 A progress bar appears with a Please wait a moment message. When the deleting operation is nished, you return to the song list view. If you like, use the Information command from the Submenu to conrm PCM data for the specied songs has been deleted.

Other Song Delete Options You can selectively delete PCM song data in the above procedure. If you want to delete all existing PCM song data at a time, go to the Library menu screen (Top Menu > Library). When you move the selection (highlight) to Music Archive, the relevant Submenu commands become available.

Select the Delete all PCM data command for this purpose. Select OK in a conrming dialog box that appears, and the MCX-2000 will delete all PCM song data. In addition, you can delete all existing songs from the music archive using the Delete all Songs command. It lets you delete both PCM and MP3 data for all archived songs at a timeuseful if you want to renovate the music archive with a completely new set of songs or a different MP3 data rate setting (page 96).

You can also use the Delete Songs command thats available from the Submenu in a song list view screen, to delete both PCM and MP3 data for one or more songs in the current song list. Using a similar interface when you import songs from a music CD (page 66), you can select or deselect target songs by adding or removing the check mark using the SELECT button on the remote control, or using the Select all or Cancel all commands from a mini Submenu. Finally select OK from the mini Submenu. Selected songs will be deleted from the music archive right away.

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Using a Playlist The playlists on the MCX-2000 give you new and creative ways to enjoy the songs youve stored to your music archive. Each playlist simply lets you combine and arrange archived songs as you like, but a nished playlist can be used in many ways. Not only can playlist songs be played on the MCX-2000 itself, but they can also be streamed to any MusicCAST client (page 88), if required, along with the timer playback feature (page 89). You can even use playlists to compile your own custom CDs (page 73). This section shows you how to manage your playlists.

Creating a Playlist You can create a playlist in one of two ways. The most seamless way is to save a bookmark list as a playlist; you can simply add the bookmark to songs in a song list view or each songs Play Information screen, and then go to the Bookmarks screen and save the current bookmark list as a playlist using the relevant Submenu command (page 50). The other way is to create a blank playlists rst with a suitable name, and then you can edit or compile it by adding necessary songs later. Here, we explain how to create a blank playlist.

1 Select Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Playlists for the following screen.

2 Select the New Playlist command from the Submenu. The character palette appears, prompting you to type the name for a new playlist. Specify the name using the palette or using a PS/2 keyboard connected to the MCX-2000, and then select OK in the character palette (page 75).

3 Conrm the new playlist appears in the Playlists screen.

Other Submenu commands available from the Playlists screen:

Play: Lets you play the selected playlist, from the rst song in the list. In the Play Information screen, you can select other playlists using the group selection buttons (+/). For other playback controls, see Play Information and Controls (page 50).

Information: Shows a dialog box that provides detailed information about the selected playlist.

Add Link: Lets you add a song to the selected playlist. You can search for the desired song by navigating down from a mini Music Archive menu, in the same manner you search for a song in the music archive.

Edit title: Lets you edit the selected playlists name using the character palette or a PS/2 keyboard connected to the MCX-2000 (page 75).

Delete this Playlist: Lets you delete the selected playlist and its content (links). When you select this command, a conrmation dialog box appears. Select OK if youre sure. Deleting a playlist doesnt delete the original song data.

n Once created, each playlist shown in the Playlists screen is managed in the same way. You can add or remove songs from a playlist, even when it was converted from a bookmark list.

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Editing a Playlist Each song title in the playlist is simply a reference point (link) to its original song data. In other words, the actual song data is not affected when you add, remove or move songs to the playlist; only the links are changed. The MCX-2000 even allows you to add or remove links while playing the current playlist, and the unit continues playing according to a resulting playlist.

n You cannot edit a playlist thats being used to create (record) your original CD.

1 From the Playlists screen, select a playlist you want to edit. If you move the selection (highlight) to an empty playlist and press the SELECT button on the remote control, the MCX-2000 prompts you to use the Add Link command from the Submenu.

If the selected playlist is not empty, the MCX-2000 shows songs linked from that playlist.

2 From the song list view, you can perform the following operations using the relevant Submenu commands.

Play: Lets you play the current playlist, starting from the selected song. In the Play Information screen, you can select other playlists using the group selection buttons (+/). For other playback controls, see Play Information and Controls (page 50).

Information: Shows a dialog box that provides detailed information about the selected song.

Add Link: Lets you add a song to the current playlist. You can search for the desired song by navigating down from a mini Music Archive menu, in the same manner you search for a song in the music archive.

Remove Links: Lets you delete one or more links from the current playlist. Select or deselect target links by adding or removing the check mark using the SELECT button on the remote control, or using the Select all or Cancel all commands from a mini Submenu. Finally select OK from the mini Submenu. Selected links will be removed right away. Deleting a link doesnt affect the original song.

Change Link order: Lets you move the position of the selected song in the current playlist. Move the song to the desired position using the up or down arrow button on the remote control, and then press the SELECT button.

Open source Album: Opens the album associated with the selected song.

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Registering an Internet Radio Station The MCX-2000 comes with ve Internet radio stations preassigned. But, not to mention, therere hundreds of thousands of online radio stations all over the Internet, and you may already enjoy some of them on your computer. Now you can even add your favorite online radio stations to the MCX-2000 library, and enjoy them together with other audio sources.

1 Select Top Menu > Library > Radio > Internet Radio, for the list of Internet radio sites.

2 Move the selection (highlight) to a column where you want to add a new Internet radio station. The site list can hold up to 40 online radio stations, so scroll through the list as required.

n You can overwrite an existing station. If the old station is registered to the Presets list (page 59), the new station replaces it when you select it from the Presets list.

3 Specify a new radio site using the following two Submenu commands. Either command opens the character palette. So, you can type necessary text characters using the palette, or using a PS/2 keyboard connected to the MCX-2000 front panel (page 75).

Edit Site title: Specify the radio station name here.

Edit URL: Specify the radio station site URL (server name) or IP address here. In either case, this parameter value must be specied starting with http:// and ending with a slash (/), even though the column accepts any text character (no alert appears if text is invalid).

Clear this Site: Select this if you want to delete an existing Internet radio station registered at the current column. When a conrmation dialog box appears, select OK if youre sure. The column becomes unregistered.

n When you specify a radio station site with a URL, you should also specify at least one active DNS server for the MCX-2000 to successfully nd the specied site (page 37).

4 Repeat steps 2 to 3 as required.

In addition to the above procedure, Internet radio stations can be registered or edited through a web browser (page 76). When you nd a new radio station on the web, simply copy its URL and paste it to the site list opened in a web browser.

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Renaming Items from the Radio Presets List You may have already registered a number of radio stations using the Save to Preset command while listening (page 59), or using the FM Auto Preset command (page 62) when you previously opened the Presets list screen to cover all FM stations in your area. These two commands are convenient, but they simply add radio stations to the Presets list, leaving default names such as Group and Station (or FM frequency for an FM station). As the Presets list is used for recording or timer playback, you may want to give each list item a more comprehensible name. Heres how to do it.

1 Select Top Menu > Library > Radio > Presets, for the Presets list screen.

2 Move the selection (highlight) to a radio station group whose name you want to change, and then select the Edit title command from the Submenu. When the character palette appears, type a new name using the palette, or using a PS/2 keyboard connected to the MCX-2000 front panel (page 75). Select OK in the palette when you nish typing.

3 When you return to the group list view, repeat step 2 for other groups. Otherwise, select a group that lists stations you want to rename.

4 Move the selection (highlight) to the radio station whose name you want to change, and then select the Edit title command from the Submenu. You can rename it in the same manner as you did in step 2 above. Select OK in the palette when you nish typing.

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5 When you return to the station list view, repeat step 2 for other stations.

You can repeat steps 2 to 5 above to completely rename up to 100 radio stations from 10 station groupshowever, thats too laborious and time-consuming (if you do it at a time). A much easier and faster way is to rename items on a computer, using a web browser (page 76).

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Operating a Client Remotely

Once youve created a MusicCAST network, each MusicCAST client becomes able to access the MCX-2000 and share most audio sources on the server, including the music archive, FM radio stations and audio signals from external inputs. In fact, each client automatically retrieves the latest catalog of songs, artists, albums, genres and radio stations, and lets you initiate audio streaming by selecting an audio source on the client side (client request).

You can also initiate audio streaming to each client from the server side. Besides the Broadcast feature that streams a single audio source selected on the MCX-2000 to one or more clients at the same time (page 89), you can even issue a client request on the server sideusing one of the Client Control functions. Its another value of the MCX-2000 as the center controller in your MusicCAST network. This section describes how you can manage your MusicCAST clients remotely.

n For more information on how to stream audio to your clients, based on the client request, see the manual that came with your MusicCAST client.

1 Select Top Menu > Client Control for the following screen.

1 Client name 2 Activity 3 Network connection

This client list screen lets you view the current status of each registered client. While checking each client status, you can remotely control general client activities using the Submenu commands in this screen. Move the selection (highlight) to one of registered clients, and select a Submenu command you want to use:

View Play Info: Shows the Play Information screen for the selected client. If the audio source selected on the client is a song from the MCX-2000 music archive, you can further add or remove the bookmark using the Submenu > Bookmark command in the Play Information screen as using the BOOKMARK button on the client remote control.

Playback: Lets you start or stop playback of the audio source currently playing on the selected client.

Timer: Lets you turn on or off the timer playback feature (page 89) on the selected client.

Power: Lets you turn on or off the selected client, or change its power mode. If you select Sleep, the client enters sleep mode showing Remote Sleep (forced sleep mode by the MCX-2000 operation). You can awake the client by pressing its controller button if its not locked (see Lock).

Lock: Use this to prevent operations on the selected client. With ON, the client only accepts volume control with the VOL /+ and MUTE buttons, time display (when the MENU button is double clicked for the current time) and stop playback of whats being played (you cannot resume playback). This function is useful if your client is in a public place.

Edit Client title: Lets you edit the selected clients name using the character palette or a PS/2 keyboard connected to the MCX-2000 (page 75). Read the following note.

Receive PCM Stream: Lets you specify whether the selected client prioritizes PCM song data for playback of archived songs. With ON, the MCX-2000 streams PCM data for the selected archived song to the client. However, PCM songs can simultaneously be streamed to up to 3 clients3 wired clients, or 2 wired clients plus a single wireless client. So, even if youve enabled this parameter for two or more wireless clients, the MCX-2000 will stream songs in MP3 format to the second and following wired clients.

Recall Play: Makes the selected client start continued playback of a song currently playing on the MCX-2000 server or another client specied in a dialog box (page 90).

Control all Clients: Provides options to control all clients at a timestarting or stopping playback of the audio source currently selected at each client, as well as enabling or disabling the timer playback feature on each client (page 89).

n If you arrange the client list using the Change Client order command from the Submenu in the Manual Conguration screen (page 43), client names you specied with the above Edit Client title command will be reset to the default (Client #).

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Selecting the Client Audio Source Furthermore, when selecting a client by pressing the SELECT button on the remote control, you can specify the audio source to be streamed to that client in the following screen.

This menu screen has two sections, where you can specify the audio source to be streamed to the selected client. Select one of three audio sources under Library: Music Archive, Radio and Inputs.

When selecting Music Archive, you can browse and select archived songs or playlists from seven distinct categories through the familiar Music Archive menu interface (page 46).

When selecting Radio, the MCX-2000 shows the Presets radio station list. You can select a preset FM station for the selected client in the same manner as for the MCX-2000 (page 60).

When selecting Inputs, you can access the Inputs menu (page 63). Of course, audio signals from these input jacks are shared between the MCX-2000 and all clients. You can select a different input for each client, and the MCX-2000 can stream both digital and analog input signals to different clients at the same time.

For detailed procedure and notes, refer to the relevant sections in Playing Audio Sources (page 46).

n As a general rule, you should note that archived on-demand songs can be separately selected and streamed to clients. But, incoming relayed sources such as radio and input signals are shared with all clients (and MCX-2000) and, therefore, have some limitations in streaming:

A single FM radio station is shared between the MCX-2000 and all clients. Naturally, the built-in FM tuner receives a single station at a time, so it tunes in to the FM station last selected. If the MCX-2000 (or other client) is playing an FM broadcast program and a second unit selects another FM station, the server (as well as all other clients) immediately starts playing the last selected station.

Internet radio stations cannot be selected from clients. If you attempt to select an Internet radio station from the Presets list, its shown in gray indicating its unavailable for clients. However, you can still stream Internet radio programs by broadcasting them to any selected clients. (Select an Internet radio station on the MCX-2000 and start broadcasting using the relevant Submenu command in the Play Information screen.)

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Setting the Timer Playback At the lower section in the client source menu screen, you can access the timer playback feature for clients, the same feature available for the MCX-2000 when you select Top Menu > Setup > Timer. When you select Timer, the timer playback list screen appears, where you can create up to 10 timer programs by specifying a playlist or a preset radio station to be played at the specied time on the specied date.

Move the selection (highlight) to a column to specify a timer program, and then press the SELECT button on the remote control for the timer program list screen. You can create a timer program for the selected client here, in the same manner as for the MCX-2000 (page 97).

n Internet radio stations cannot be selected from the Presets list. See also the previous note (page 88).

For detailed procedure and notes, refer to the relevant sections in Using the Timer Playback (page 97).

n While youre editing (or simply viewing settings) in the timer program list screen, the MCX-2000 doesnt activate existing timer programs.

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MusicCAST as an Integrated Music Delivery System

While playing music on the MCX-2000 itself, you can seamlessly initiate music streaming to any MusicCAST client. Everybody can just operate a MusicCAST client to browse through audio sources on the server and select a desired itemartist, album, genre, song, playlist, or radio stationto listen to it on the client. On the other hand, you can limit operations from the client side using the Lock command from the client list screen (page 87) if you use MusicCAST clients in a public space, such as show room or shop oor.

Other convincible features for the MCX-2000 and MusicCAST clients are found in the Broadcast and Recall Play commands available from Submenu in the Play Information screens.

Broadcast

As its name implies, the Broadcast command lets you stream a audio source selected (and playing) on the MCX-2000 to all specied clients. When you select the command, the MCX-2000 shows the following dialog box.

Add a check mark to clients to which you want to broadcast the audio source currently playing (or selected) on the MCX-2000. When you select OK, broadcasting is initiated and selected clients start playing the same audio source.

You can stop broadcasting any time by pressing the BROADCAST button on the remote control. Select OK in the dialog box that appears. When broadcasting is stopped, the MCX-2000 and selected clients stop playback. Other clients (not selected for broadcasting) continue playing.

n Though Internet radio stations cannot be selected or requested from the client side or through the client source menu screen (page 88), they can be easily streamed using the Broadcast command on the MCX-2000 side.

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Recall Play

This feature lets you relay the audio source being played (or last selected) on a MusicCAST system to another MusicCAST system. When you select the Recall Play command, the MCX-2000 shows the Recall Play dialog box with a list of MusicCAST clients.

Submenu in the client list screen (page 87) provides access to the Recall Play feature on each MusicCAST client. When you select the Recall Play command for the selected client, the Recall Play dialog box also appears with a similar list including the MCX-2000 (Server).

In either dialog box, you can specify a source system for continued playback (whose current song and the current playback point will be relayed to the destination systema MusicCAST system youre operating). Keep this in mind especially when youre remotely operating a client and specify another client as the source system.

n If you attempt to relay an Internet radio station currently played on the MCX-2000 to one of MusicCAST client, you will see the Playback unavailable message on that client. See also the previous note (for the Broadcast feature).

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Other Features

Your MCX-2000 is fully functional simply congured with Easy Setup. But, it becomes more convenient and useful if you ne tune the unit to suit your need. If you have a broadband Internet connection and already made it accessible from the MCX-2000 via your PC network (page 26), you may want this conguration to fully work. Plus, if youre such an audiophile as to own a high-end audio system with a Yamaha AV receiver, you have a good reason to integrate your MCX-2000 there. Furthermore, you can use the timer playback feature to automatically start music on the MCX-2000 and any MusicCAST client at the specied time. This section explains how to set up and use the MCX-2000 for such nifty functions.

Setting Date and Time Every MusicCAST client can automatically correct its internal clock to match that of the MCX-2000, over the MusicCAST network. Because this mechanism sets each MusicCAST system the same time, accuracy of the MCX-2000 internal clock becomes the more important. When you select Top Menu > Setup > Date/Time, you can congure the servers internal clock in several ways.

Auto Setup PC users may know their computers can retrieve accurate date and time settings from the Internet. There are special servers called NTP (network time protocol) servers on the Internet, which publicly serve accurate time retrieved from a GPS system or an atomic clock. Since the MCX-2000 can access one of these servers to correct its internal clock, other MusicCAST clients can then correct their date and time settings accordingly.

Manual Setup When you turned on the MCX-2000 for the rst time, Easy Setup lets you specify several basic settings including date and time (page 28). If you dont use automatic correction using a time server, manually adjust date and time once in a while.

Time Display You can specify how the MCX-2000 internal clock shows the current time. Since your settings are transferred to each client over the MusicCAST network, you can automatically unify the clock display on all MusicCAST systems.

Correcting Date and Time Automatically

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > Date/Time > Auto Setup.

2 Select the rst item, Use NTP Server and set to ON. When you set this parameter to ON, the following three parameters become available.

n When you use an NTP server (ON), manual setup of date and time are disabled.

1 Server Address Specify an NTP server you want to use for date and time correction with its URL (server name) or IP address. When URL is specied, its necessary that the MCX-2000 can connect at least one active DNS server to nd the time server (page 37).

2 Time Zone Specify from the list where youre using the MCX-2000 and clients. If your locale isnt in the list, select the closest city or a time difference value from GMT (Greenwich mean time) for your locale.

3 Daylight Saving Select this to ON if your locale where you use the MCX-2000 and clients is in daylight saving time. (Time goes fast by one hour.) If not, set this parameter to OFF.

n If youre using a time server on your computer, specify the same values to the above parameters. In addition, you should specify a public NTP server. Dont specify a private one.

3 When you select OK, the Saving... message is shown and the MCX-2000 immediately starts querying to the specied NTP server. When the MCX-2000 receives the response from the server, its internal clock is corrected right away and the result is soon reected on each MusicCAST client.

n Once the MCX-2000 starts using the NTP server, its internal clock will automatically be corrected every one hour.

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Setting Date and Time Manually

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > Date/Time > Manual Setup.

n If you specied to use an NTP server (ON) in the Auto Setup screen, manual setup is disabled. (You will see an alert message telling so.)

2 Change each parameter value as needed, and specify the current date and time.

1 Year Available values: 2005~2030 (factory setting: 2005)

2 Month Available values: 1~12 (factory setting: 1)

3 Day Available values: 1~31 (factory setting: 1)

4 Hour Available values: 0/12 AM ~ 11 AM, 0/12 PM ~ 11 PM; 0~23 (factory setting: 0 AM; 12-hour clock for US and Canada models, 0; 24-hour clock for other models)

5 Minute Available values: 0~59 (factory setting: 0)

3 When you select OK, the Saving... message is shown. The MCX-2000 immediately resets its internal clock as specied, and the result is soon reected on each MusicCAST client.

n When you set the date in the order of year, month and day, available Day values are within a reasonable range for the specied Month. If you specify June (6 for Month), the maximum Day value becomes 30. If you specify February, the maximum Day value becomes 28 or 29 depending on the Year value. If you set each date value at random, you can even specify June 31. Since incorrect date settings are translated into the correct ones after saving operation, June 31 becomes July 1. In addition, the Hour values automatically change in 12-hour or 24-hour clock (plus, 0 or 12 for noon and midnight) according to the Time Display format.

Selecting the Time Display

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > Date/Time > Time Display.

2 Change each parameter value as needed.

1 24 or 12 hours Select either 12-hour or 24-hour clock for the time display (factory setting: 12). When 12 is specied, the next parameter becomes available.

2 Noon & Midnight Select either 00:00 or 12:00 for noon and midnight (factory setting: 00:00).

3 When you select OK, the Saving... message is shown. The specied format is immediately applied to the time display on the MCX-2000 and each MusicCAST client.

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Using the Online CDDB Database The MCX-2000 incorporates a part of Gracenote CDDB database and uses it to retrieve and display song data for music CDs (factory setting). The online CDDB database is, however, always being updated according to the latest CD releases in the whole world. So, if you have an Internet connection and make it accessible from the MCX-2000, you can be sure to retrieve song data for your CDs.

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > CD Lookup.

2 Change each parameter value as needed.

1 Auto Lookup Specify whether the MCX-2000 automatically starts searching song data in the CDDB database when you set a music CD on the unit (factory setting: ON). With OFF, the MCX-2000 doesnt start automatic search, so that all song data will be shown with generic names (Unknown or Track). If you want to start playing or recording (importing) a music CD as soon as you set it (because you know song data can be retrieved later, even when CD tracks are archived), specify this parameter to OFF.

2 Database Location Specify which CDDB database to be used for retrieving dong data. If you only use the built-in database, select Internal Database (factory setting). With this option selected, the following Internet-relevant parameter become unavailable. Oppositely, if you select Internet Database, the MCX-2000 doesnt use the built-in database at all. You may select Internal Database if youre using the MCX-2000 without Internet connection.

3 Access Timeout Specify how long the MCX-2000 is allowed to wait after querying to the online CDDB database, within a range between 30 to 300 seconds. If your Internet access is fast enough, you can leave this value as it is (factory setting: 30 seconds) because the online database normally responds in a few seconds. But, if you specify a small value for slow Internet access (such as modem dial-up access), there may be a case the MCX-2000 stops waiting before the CDDB response is returned. This results in no applicable song data. So, specify a value thats large enough for your Internet access speed.

3 When you select OK, the Saving... message is shown. The MCX-2000 afterward retrieves song data in the specied manner.

n For quicker access of CDDB data, the MCX-2000 is designed to keep song data for last 100 music CDs (maximum) retrieved from the online CDDB database. However, you can ignore existing data by retrieving the latest data using the CDDB Info command available from the Submenu in several Music Archive screens.

Dening User Interface Your MCX-2000 becomes more usable if you customize the unit according to your preferences. Select Top Menu > Setup > User Interface, nd how you can customize the MCX-2000.

Front Panel Display You can adjust brightness and contrast of the MCX-2000 front panel display.

Page displayed at Power ON When connected to the AC power source or waking up from sleep or standby mode, the MCX-2000 normally displays the Top Menu screen. You can change it to a screen last shown before the display goes off.

Screen Saver The MCX-2000 operation screens (on the TV monitor) goes off when the unit enters sleep or standby mode. In addition to this, you can set the screen display to automatically go off after the specied duration. Use this feature to prevent monitor burnout.

Language You can select a language used to show text messages in the front panel display and TV monitor screens. This is the same parameter you rst set with Easy Setup (page 27). Use this when you want to change the user interface language.

PS/2 Keyboard You can select the type of your PS/2 keyboard connected to the PS/2 port on the MCX-2000 front panel. This is an essential setting for your keyboard to properly work.

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Front Panel Display

1 From the User Interface menu, select Front Panel Display.

2 Change each parameter value as needed.

1 Backlight Make the display backlight either Bright or Dark.

2 Contrast Set the display contrast as you can clearly see it (0-50; factory setting: 25). Be sure that an extremely high or low value makes your display hard to be seen.

3 Your change is reected in real time. When you select OK, the Saving... message is shown and new settings are stored.

Page Displayed at Power ON

1 From the User Interface menu, select Page displayed at Power ON.

2 You have just one parameter, Open the last page displayed, for this setting. Select ON if you want the last shown screen to be displayed when the MCX-2000 is connected to the AC power source or waking up from sleep or standby mode. Select OFF if you want the Top Menu screen to be displayed (factory setting).

3 When you select OK, the Saving... message is shown. The MCX-2000 afterward shows a screen as specied here.

Screen Saver

1 From the User Interface menu, select Screen Saver.

2 Change each parameter value as needed.

1 Use Screen Saver Specify whether you use the screen saver. Select ON if you want the screen display to go off after the specied duration even while the MCX-2000 is active (factory setting). Select OFF if you want the screen display to go off only when the MCX-2000 enters sleep or standby mode. If you select ON, specify the duration with the following parameter (unavailable with OFF).

2 Delay before activation Specify the duration of the screen display before the screen saver is activated (1 minute ~ 60 minutes; factory setting: 10 minutes).

3 When you select OK, the Saving... message is shown. The MCX-2000 afterward turns on and off the display as specied here.

n When shipped, the MCX-2000 is set to activate the screen saver in 10 minutes. So, your TV monitor screen will automatically go off in 10 minutes after your last operation, even while the MCX-2000 continues working and doesnt enter sleep mode. When you operate the MCX-2000 at this point, the unit cancels the screen saver and displays the last shown screen.

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Language

1 From the User Interface menu, select Language.

2 You have just one parameter, Language, for this setting. Select your preferred user interface language from the list.

3 When you select OK, the Saving... message is shown. When you return to the User Interface menu, conrm the language has changed. The MCX-2000 afterward uses the language specied here to show text messages in each operation screen (and the front panel display).

PS/2 Keyboard

1 From the User Interface menu, select Language.

2 You have just one parameter, Keyboard Type, for this setting. Select from the list the language type of your PS/2 keyboard thats to be connected to the PS/2 port on the MCX-2000 front panel.

3 When you select OK, the Saving... message is shown. The MCX-2000 afterward recognizes a PS/2 keyboard connected to the PS/2 port, as specied here.

n Be sure to connect your PS/2 keyboard while the MCX-2000 is in sleep or standby mode. If you connect it while the MCX-2000 is active, both units may be damaged. If your keyboard is already connected, the selected keyboard type immediately becomes valid. (You dont need to restart the MCX-2000.)

Selecting Playback Options Select any desired audio source at any time, or program your own playlists with any combination of songs from the music archive these are the best part of listening experience on the MCX-2000. You can use two playback options to make such listening experience, literally, more seamless.

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > Playback.

2 Change each parameter value as needed.

1 At power ON, automatically start playback of the last song played

With this parameter set to ON, the MCX-2000 automatically starts playing the last played (or selected) song when it wakes up from sleep or standby mode. With OFF, automatic playback doesnt occur (factory setting).

n The last song is namely the last audio source played or selected. With this parameter set to ON, the MCX-2000 memorizes what was selected or played from which audio source. For example, if the last song was from the music archive, the MCX-2000 remembers which category, group or playlist the current song has been selected from. If the last audio source is the radio, the unit remembers which radio station and which radio type was selected. If the last song was from a CD, the unit remembers which track from what CD was played. In fact, automatic playback will occur only when the same audio source is still available when the MCX-2000 becomes active. So, automatic playback will not occur if you have set a second CD after listening the rst and, without selecting or playing from the second, put the MCX-2000 in standby mode, and then awake the unit back again.

2 Adjust the volume level automatically With this parameter set to ON, the MCX-2000 plays archived songs at an average volume level. You can use this parameter to compensate the volume difference of songs from different artists, albums or genres when playing them together. But, there may be cases a loud rock song is turned down or a calm classical tune becomes loud. With OFF, the MCX-2000 plays each archived song at its original volume level (factory setting).

n Volume change with this parameter is valid only with playback on the MCX-2000, and this parameter setting doesnt affect streamed music to clients. (Each client has a similar parameter at Setup > Auto Level Control.)

3 When you select OK, the Saving... message is shown. The MCX-2000 afterward plays archived songs as specied here.

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Selecting Recording Options Regardless of its type, such as music CD, radio or external input, the MCX-2000 records or imports an audio source using common manners and formats. For optimum archiving, the MCX-2000 provides two recording options.

n PCM is an uncompressed, raw audio format while MP3 is a compressed audio format. The MCX-2000 uses a CD-quality, 16-bit/ 44.1 kHz stereo PCM format, which creates digital audio data of about 10 megabytes per minute (1411.2 kbps data rate). Converting this raw audio into MP3 format, you can dramatically reduce the amount of data (approximately 1/5 to 1/10) maintaining the sound quality to some degrees.

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > Recording.

2 Change each parameter value as needed.

1 Type of data stored in Music Archive Select PCM & MP3 to keep the recorded audio data in both formats (factory setting), or MP3 Only to keep compressed audio data only. The former setting keeps two different les per song, which virtually reduces the number of song you can keep on the MCX-2000 internal hard drive. The latter setting automatically deletes the PCM audio data after converting it into MP3 format, which saves the internal hard drive space. The MCX-2000 lets you make your original CD that compiles archived songs, which requires original PCM audio data. So, youre advised to select the former setting if you intend to create your own CD.

n When you select to keep MP3 audio data only, it doesnt delete PCM data for existing archived songs. You can check which song has PCM data using the Information command from a song list screens Submenu (audio format is PCM & MP3). To delete unnecessary PCM data for an archived song, use the Delete PCM Data command from the Submenu.

2 MP3 Encode Quality Select the data rate used for MP3 conversion from 160, 256 or 320 kbps (factory setting: 160 kbps). Theoretically, the larger data rate is used, the higher sound quality is obtained. In reality, you should consider type and quality of the original PCM sound. If you select 320 kbps data rate for, say, a full-volume rock tune or a pop song with trebly notes and boom bass sounds, resulting sounds may be heard nearly the same with their 160 kbps versions, or may become noisier than original PCM versions. Higher data rates are rather suitable for, say, classical tunes with a wider dynamic range (volume difference between loudest and quietest sounds) or with ambience or subtle nuances.

n A higher data rate produces more data per song, which virtually reduces the number of song you can keep on the MCX-2000 internal hard drive. (A 320 kbps MP3 song occupies twice as large space on the hard drive as a 160 kbps version of the same song.) In the System Information screen, you can conrm remaining recording time based on the above two parameter settings (page 102). So, you may want to set temporary values here, conrm available recording time in the System Information screen, and nally determine suitable values here again. Otherwise, you can often change the above parameter values according to audio sources youre going to record.

3 When you select OK, the Saving... message is shown. The MCX-2000 afterward records audio sources as specied here.

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Using the Timer Playback

The MCX-2000 lets you program when your favorite music or radio station automatically starts playing using the timer playback feature. It opens more possibilities to how to use the MCX-2000 and MusicCAST clients in your personal life (or even business). If youve programmed a playlist named Wake-up BGM, you can start every morning with songs in that playlist. If you dont want to miss a radio program, get prepared by registering the radio station at the specied time on the specied date to the timer playback list.

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > Timer for the following screen.

2 Move the selection (highlight) to a column to specify a program for timer playback, and then press the SELECT button on the remote control.

n Because the MCX-2000 automatically selects and plays a program in the order of specied date and time, you dont need to care about the list position to register a program.

3 Select each parameter below and specify what and when you want to play. During programming, you should note the current date and time indication in the upper right corner of the screen.

1 Content, Playback Select between Radio Preset and Playlist. According to your selection, use the Playback column to specify a radio station from the Presets list (page 60) or a playlist currently stored in the music archive. For Playback, select a target item using a dialog box that appears.

2 Activate when?, Date Specify when you want to play the content specied above. When you select Once, also specify a specic date at the Date column. Other Activate options include Every Day and each day of the week (from Sunday to Saturday) for you to create a daily or weekly program. The Date column becomes unavailable (-----) when you select other than Once.

n Of course, you cannot backdate a timer program. So, if you specify July 1st on July 2nd, the program will start playback in one year later.

3 Start, End Specify when you want to start playing the above program and then stop it. Based on your settings, the playback timer supports up to 24-hour continuous playback (when you set the same time value to both Start and End parameters). If you want to control the playback duration based on the content length (how many songs in the specied playlist, etc.), simply specify --:-- for the End time. Then the MCX-2000 just triggers playback of the content specied above and removes the program from the program list if it has been specied as Once (one-time playback).

n Time indication is based on the Time Display setting (page 92). If youre using 12-hour clock, always note the AM or PM display at the End parameter. If you want a one-hour timer playback, say, by specifying 9:00 to 10:00, you need to match AM or PM for both Start and End parameters. Otherwise, you may have a 13-hour continuous playback.

4 OK, Cancel, Clear If you save this program, select OK. Selecting Cancel to abort all changes. Select Clear if you want to delete the current program. In any case, you will return to the timer playback list screen.

n While youre editing (or simply viewing settings) in the timer program list screen, the MCX-2000 doesnt activate existing timer programs.

4 Conrm that a new timer program appears is the list screen. If required, continue creating other programs by repeating steps 2 to 3. You can create up to 10 timer programs for the MCX-2000.

Timer playback list screen

Timer program list screen

Playback timer is automatically turned on

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When you add a new timer program, the playback timer is automatically turned on. It keeps active as long as the program list contains programs. In addition, you can manually turn off or on the playback timer using the Timer command from the Submenu.

n Timer ON/OFF commands activates and deactivates the playback timer itself, not individual timer programs. If you want to deactivate a specic timer program, open the timer program list screen to specify other playback time or delete the program by selecting Clear.

When the specied start time arrives, the MCX-2000 automatically starts playing the content, showing the Play information screen according to the content.

n The specied content will continue playing until the specied end time arrives. If the content is a playlist shorter than the duration specied with the Start and End parameters, playback will stop without waiting for the end time. In this case, the program still remains in the timer program list. In addition, if you use any playback controls (start, stop, skip forward or backward, etc.) or change playback modes (repeat, random and broadcast) AFTER the MCX-2000 starts the timer playback, the timer playback is immediately canceled and the current program disappears right away from the program list. So, if you want to use playback modes along with the playback timer, set them BEFORE the timer starts playback. In this case, the MCX-2000 plays the content according to the current playback mode settings.

Using a Yamaha AV Receiver

If youre using one of supported Yamaha AV receiver products (page 102), you can connect it with the MCX-2000 for integrated operations including synchronized power on/ off or processing the MCX-2000 audio signals using a suitable surround program on the AV receiver. For this application, you need additional cable connections as in the diagram below.

Use an RS-232C cross cable (sold separately) and connect RS-232C ports on both units. Also connect the MCX-2000 analog or digital output to suitable input jack(s) on the AV receiver. Note this jack name because you need to specify it for the Receiver Input parameter (see below).

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > YAMAHA AV Receiver for the following screen.

n The above setup screen doesnt appear if youve not connected a supported Yamaha AV receiver to the MCX-2000. You will see an alert message instead.

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AV receiver setup screen

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2 Move the selection (highlight) to each parameter below and specify how you want both units to work together.

1 Synchronize receiver power ON/OFF with the MCX-2000

Select ON if you want the AV receiver power modes to match those of the MCX-2000. With this parameter enabled, the AV receiver wakes up from standby mode at the same time when the MCX-2000 wakes up and enters active mode. When the MCX-2000 enters sleep or standby mode, the AV receiver enters standby mode as long as its current input selection matches the Receiver Input value specied below (therefore, when the AV receiver is ready to play or has been playing audio signals from the MCX-2000).

n You cannot control the MCX-2000 power modes remotely from the AV receiver.

2 Change surround program for each Genre played Select ON if you want to change surround programs on the AV receiver according to what music is played on the MCX-2000. With this parameter enabled, the Set Surround Program command is newly available in the Submenu of the genre list screen (see below), where you can specify which surround program is applied to music from a specic genre.

3 Receiver input to which the MCX-2000 is connected Select from the list an AV receiver input where youve connected the MCX-2000 audio output. This parameter is essential for integrated operations of the MCX-2000 and the AV receiver, so be sure to select the correct input name.

n The MCX-2000 automatically recognizes the connected AV receiver and changes available values (AV receiver input names in the list).

3 Select OK to save your settings. Now the MCX-2000 is ready for synchronized operations with the AV receiver.

If youve specied to link the MCX-2000 genres to the AV receiver surround programs, open the genre list screen by selecting Top Menu > Library > Music Archive > Genres.

Move the selection (highlight) to each genre, and then select the Set Surround Program command from the Submenu. Specify a surround program from the list for the current genre. (Available surround program names are varied according to the AV receiver model thats connected to the MCX-2000.)

4 To conrm integrated operations between the units, select the AV receivers current input for the MCX-2000 (Receiver input) and then try: Pressing the STANDBY/ON button Selecting a song from the music archive

n Automatic selection of a surround program is possible only when you select an archived song, but the selected surround program is continuously applied to other audio sources as long as theyre output via the AV receiver. When the next (or previous) song is from a different genre, you may experience longer silence between the songs, which comes from the AV receivers surround program switching and is normal.

Genre list screen

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Managing an Existing MusicCAST Network

Network activities, such as streaming music to clients over a MusicCAST network or editing the music archive using a computer in a PC network, are very essential part of how you can use the MCX-2000 in your daily life. This section explains the MCX-2000 networking on the system side. Read this section when you want to know how to check the networking status of the MCX-2000 and each client and how to initialize network parameters for troubleshooting.

Checking the Network Status You can use the Client Control screen to check the current status of each client, streamed music and MusicCAST networking. In addition to this, you can use the Status View screens to check basic network connections and the accurate IP address currently assigned to the MCX-2000.

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > Network > Status View.

2 Select each item to see relevant information.

Server IP Address

In this screen, you can conrm the current MCX-2000 IP address, subnet mask, gateway address and referent DNS servers (primary and secondary) that have been determined by the Setting Method (page 37) and other network parameter values (specied automatically or manually). When you want to access the MCX-2000 from a computer in your PC network, specify the IP address shown in this screen.

Wireless LAN

In this screen, you can conrm the networking status of each client in your MusicCAST network. Wireless clients might have a value of communication quality, signal level or bit rate (data rate; 11 Mbps at maximum) lower than shown above, because of how and where you placed clients. But, you dont need to care about each value unless you experience a problem such as interrupted playback of streamed music. If a wired client is shown with a disconnected wired icon, you need to check its network cable. In each case, you should double-check the client status in the client list screen (page 87).

Initializing Network Settings You dont need to change network parameters congured using Easy Setup (page 27) as long as the MCX-2000 and your MusicCAST network are working properly. You may, however, need to change the current network congurations of the MCX-2000 and clients if you move to a new house and change your network environment accordingly, or if you have recongured a PC network that the MCX-2000 is connected to. In such cases, you may want to initialize the MCX-2000 network parameters rather than manually edit each of them, and recongure the music server along with your MusicCAST network.

n As long as you have automatically congured your MusicCAST network, reconguration of your PC network normally doesnt affect the MCX-2000 network connectivity, such as the MCX-2000 Internet access or PC accessibility to the MCX-2000. Most problems caused by network reconguration may occur if you have congured your MusicCAST network manually. In addition, you can add MusicCAST clients without changing MCX-2000 network parameters. New clients are easily registered to the MCX-2000 through Auto Conguration (page 31) and can immediately start playing streamed music via an existing MusicCAST network.

1 Select Top Menu > Setup > Network > Advanced Settings > Network Settings Reset.

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2 To initialize the MCX-2000 network parameters and recall their factory settings, select the Rest command from the Submenu.

3 A conrmation dialog box appears. When you select OK, the Network rebooting... message is shown and the MCX-2000 restarts itself.

When the Top Menu screen is shown, start reconguration of your MusicCAST network. For detailed procedures, see the following sections.

Using Easy Setup (page 27) Automatic Conguration of a MusicCAST Network

(page 31) Manual Conguration of a MusicCAST Network (page 35)

Managing the MCX-2000 System

Not so popular as recording and playback of audio sources, editing archived song data or playlists, music streaming to clients, System Utilities provides essential functions and information required to maintain your MCX-2000. Select Top Menu > Setup > System Utilities for the following screen.

System Utilities menu

1 System Information You can view the current activity and status of the MCX-2000 on the system side. Use this when you want to conrm the rmware version, usage of the internal hard drive, MP3 conversion activity of recorded audio sources, and supported Yamaha AV receiver products.

2 System Reset You can access here a function to initialize all MCX-2000 parameters and recall their factory settings. Use this function when the MCX-2000 became unstable or when rmware update is applied to the unit. If you want to recongure your MusicCAST network because you got a new network environment (after move or relocation), initialize only network parameters, not the entire MCX-2000 system (page 100).

3 System Update If you got the latest MCX-2000 rmware from Yamaha, you can use this function to update the unit.

4 Lock Function Want to limit access to the MCX-2000? Then use this password-lock feature to prevent others from management operations on the MCX-2000. Lock function is especially useful if youre using the MCX-2000 in a public space.

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Viewing System Information

1 From the System Utilities menu, select System Information.

2 Select each item to see relevant information.

Version

n Each version number may be different from your MCX-2000.

In this screen, you can check version numbers of the MCX-2000 hardware and software components. Use this information when you conrm after rmware update or when you ask Yamaha for technical support.

Hard Drive Capacity

In this screen, you can view information about the 160GB hard drive inside the MCX-2000. At Hard Drive Size, you can know the currently used drive space as capacity and percentage to the entire drive capacity (less than 160GB after formatting). At Available Time, you can know the remaining drive space as available recording time if the recorded audio is kept in both PCM and MP3 formats, and kept only in MP3 format. Available recording time varies depending on the recording option settings (page 96).

MP3 Encode Schedule

The ENCODING indicator on the MCX-2000 front panel lights up while the unit is converting the recorded audio into MP3 format. In this screen, you can view a list of song titles in MP3 conversion schedule. The rst song in the list is currently in conversion process and shown with Encoding on the right of its title. Songs that nished MP3 conversion automatically disappear from the list, and the ENCODING indicator goes off when the list becomes empty.

n Unlike recording process, you can interrupt conversion process by pressing the STANDBY/ON button to put the MCX-2000 in standby mode. During conversion process, the unit may automatically enter sleep mode, but doesnt automatically enter standby mode until it completes conversion of the scheduled songs. In addition, interrupted conversion process is automatically resumed when the MCX-2000 wakes up from standby mode. No operation is required.

Controllable YAMAHA AV Receivers

In this screen, you can know Yamaha AV Receiver products that you can integrate with the MCX-2000 using an RS-232C cross cable and relevant parameters (page 98).

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Resetting the MCX-2000 for Factory Settings

1 From the System Utilities menu, select System Reset.

n As shown in the screen, the purpose of resetting the MCX-2000 is to initialize all parameter values. When you reset the MCX-2000, any existing songs, playlists and bookmarks in your music archive are preserved, except for radio presets (initialized to factory settings). The system reset process also initializes the MCX-2000 internal clock, so note that existing timer playback programs are lost and initialized to factory settings. In addition, if you reset the MCX-2000 to recongure your MusicCAST network, see Initializing Network Settings (page 100). If you just want to manage your music archive (such as deleting unnecessary songs), see Editing the Library (page 75).

2 To start resetting the MCX-2000, select Start from the Submenu.

3 A conrmation dialog box appears. When you select OK, the Resetting... message is shown and the MCX-2000 restarts itself.

Another conrmation dialog box appears, telling that the internal clock and timer has been reset. When you select OK, the MCX-2000 automatically starts the Easy Setup process, showing the same screen shown when you turned on the MCX-2000 for the rst time. Congure the MCX-2000 according to your environment, and newly create your MusicCAST network by registering MusicCAST clients (page 27).

Updating the MCX-2000 Firmware

1 Press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote control or on the front panel and open the CD tray. Set the rmware update CD with its label side facing up. Press the same button again to close the tray.

2 From the System Utilities menu, select System Update.

3 Update the MCX-2000 rmware according to the message shown in the screen. Normally, update process takes approximately 10 minutes.

n Along with the MCX-2000 rmware update, you may need rmware update of each MusicCAST client. For details, read the document that comes with the rmware update CD.

Notes on Firmware update When you update the MCX-2000 rmware, be sure to read the document that comes with the rmware update CD. This document contains the latest information on new features and any changes after updating the rmware, other important notices or additional procedure to the following update process.

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Limiting Local Operations on the MCX-2000

1 From the System Utilities menu, select Lock Function. The password entry dialog box appears, prompting you to enter a predened password. Select OK after entry.

For password entry, use the on-screen character palette or a PS/2 keyboard connected to the MCX-2000 front panel. Each password character will be shown with an asterisk (*).

n When you use this function for the rst time, enter mcx-2000 in lowercase (factory setting).

2 When you enter a correct password, the MCX-2000 shows the following screen where you can specify which operation is password-locked. Select Lock ON if you want to limit access to their relevant operations.

1 Setup Limits access to each setup parameter available under Setup (Top Menu > Setup).

2 Edit function Limits access to all edit functions available under Library (Top Menu > Library). These functions include any edit commands from Submenu (Edit, Delete, Change, Add, Remove, New, etc.) and the BOOKMARK button operations on the remote control.

3 Recording Limits access to all recording features available under Recording (Top Menu > Recording) and the CD AUTO STORE button operations on the remote control.

4 CD tray open Limits access to the built-in CD drive and the Open/Close button operations on the remote control and MCX-2000 front panel.

5 Password Dene your own password to lock off functions specied above. Your password must be up to 14 characters (case sensitive).

n If you forgot your password, select Lock Function from System Utilities (step 1 above). Enter all uppercase MCAST in the password entry dialog box, and then select OK. This resets the password to its factory setting (mcx-2000), and you can enter the password-lock selection screen. In addition, the password will also be reset if you reset the MCX-2000 (page 103).

Password entry dialog box

Password-lock selection screen

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Discs that can be used for recording on this unit Be sure to use only CD-R and CD-RW discs made by reliable manufacturers. CD-R and CD-RW digital audio discs that display either of the following marks can be used with this unit.

Discs that can be used for recording CD-R discs can only be recorded on once, and the

recorded material cannot be erased. CD-RW discs can be recorded on, have the recorded

material erased, and then recorded on again any number of times.

Discs that cannot be used for recording on this unit Discs bearing marks other than those shown above. Discs intended for recording computer data. Discs intended for professional use or labeled FOR

PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY.

79-minute CD-R disc The actual recordable time of the CD-R disc with 80 written on its package is 79 minutes 57 seconds. This manual refers to such CD-R disc as 79-minute CD-R disc.

Finalization of CD-R/CD-RW discs To play back CD-R discs on a standard CD player and CD- RW discs on CD-RW-compatible players, the server automatically perform the process known as nalization. In the nalization process, the Table of Contents (TOC) is written onto the discs.

Finalized CD-R discs CD-R discs can be played on a standard CD player. Further recording onto CD-R discs is not possible on this

unit. Some CD players may not play back the nalized CD-R

discs properly due to differences in the playback systems of different manufacturers.

Finalized CD-RW discs CD-RW discs cannot be played on a standard CD player.

CD-RW discs can be played back on CD-RW-compatible players such as this unit.

Erasure or loss of data Yamaha and suppliers accept no liability for the loss of data written on the HDD and CD-R or CD-RW discs, or any problems caused as a result of using this unit. As a precaution, it is recommended that the discs are tested after they have been recorded on. Furthermore, under no circumstances do Yamaha and suppliers guarantee the reliability of the discs.

Discs that can be played back In addition to CD-R and CD-RW digital audio discs described above, commercially available pre-recorded CDs bearing the marks shown below can also be played on this unit.

n If you use CDs that do not meet the above CD standards, this unit may not operate properly.

Playback on DVD players Before playing back nalized CD-R or CD-RW discs on a DVD player, please check whether the DVD player is compatible with CD-R or CD-RW discs or not. Refer to the owners manual of the DVD player for more information. CD-R or CD-RW discs cannot be played on a DVD player that is not compatible with CD-R or CD-RW discs.

Compatible Media (CD/CD-R/CD-RW)

For consumer For consumer use For music use only

IMPORTANT Please check the copyright laws in your country to record from records, CDs, radio, etc. Recording of copyright material may infringe copyright laws.

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Handling of discs Heed the following notes on handling of discs to avoid any cause for a recording failure, a loss of the recorded data, or a malfunction of this unit.

This compact disc recorder is designed for use with CDs

(including 8 cm [3] discs) bearing the , , or

marks only. Never attempt to load any other type of disc into this unit.

CDs are not subjected to wear during play. However if the disc is handled improperly, damage may be created on the disc to adversely affect the discs play.

When writing on the label side of CD-R or CD-RW discs, use an oil-based felt-tipped pen.

Do not use cleaning discs or warped discs. All of these could damage this unit.

Although playback of CDs is generally not affected by small particles of dust or ngerprints on their playing surface, dust, ngerprints, small scratches and direct sunlight on the recording surface of a CD-R or CD-RW disc may make recording impossible. Therefore, for optimal performance of the recorder and for long-term enjoyment of your CD collection, handle discs correctly as outlined in the following guidelines.

1 Hold discs by touching only the edges or center hole. 2 When a disc is not currently being used, remove it from the

recorder and store in an appropriate case. 3 With proper disc maintenance, cleaning should not be

necessary. However, should cleaning be required, wipe by using a clean, dry cloth. Do not wipe with a circular motion; wipe straight outward from the center.

Do not try to clean the discs surface by using any type of disc cleaner, record spray, antistatic spray or liquid, or any other chemical-based liquid, because such substances might irreparably damage the discs surface.

Do not expose discs to direct sunlight, high temperature, or high humidity for a long period of time, because this might warp or otherwise damage the disc.

To prevent a malfunction of this unit Do not use any non-standard shaped CDs (heart, ower

shaped, etc.) available on the market, because they are off balance in their weight. If a non-standard shaped CD is loaded into this unit, it may create problems such as improper playback, opening of the disc tray, usual noise, and this units failure.

Be sure to use a felt-tip pen or similar writing tool when writing on the label side of the disc. Do not use a ballpoint pen, pencil, or other hard-tipped writing tool, as these may damage the disc and may adversely affect further recording on the disc.

Do not use discs with glue left on their surface. They may get stuck in this unit or create damage to this unit.

When using an 8 cm (3) disc, do not place a normal 12 cm (5) disc on top of it.

Do not use discs printed with commercially available label printers.

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SCMS-Serial Copy Management System As a digital audio component, this unit conforms with the Serial Copy Management System (SCMS) standards. The Serial Copy Management System restricts copies made by recording digital signals to rst-generation copies only. The digital program sources that have been recorded cannot be digitally recorded again. There are two rules as follows:

Rule 1 Digital sources such as commercially available CDs can be copied digitally onto other recordable digital media with this unit (a rst-generation digital copy). However, the rst generation digital copy cannot be copied digitally any further.

Rule 2 The source that was recorded via the ANALOG IN jacks can be copied digitally onto other recordable digital media (a rst- generation digital copy). However, the rst generation digital copy cannot be copied digitally any further. The server automatically detects whether it is able to store a CD digitally on its hard disk drive (the default setting is to store digitally).

Number of recordable discs and tracks and their length The server can record up to 99 songs to a CD-R or CD-

RW. The server can store up to 1000 songs in an album. Once the maximum number of tracks has been recorded

to a disc or album, no further recording is possible, even if space for recording is available.

The minimum length of one track is 4 seconds. The maximum length of one track is 99 minutes 59 seconds for the HDD.

The MusicCAST can store up to 10000 albums and 65,000 songs. However the number of albums you can create is also limited by the availability of space on the hard disk drive.

When recording on a CD-R or CD-RW disc, a 2-second silence is automatically added to the beginning of the rst track. Therefore the actual total recordable time will be 2 seconds shorter than the total recordable time of a CD-R or CD-RW disc.

Source sampling rate conversion Digital input of this unit supports sampling frequencies of

32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, and 96 kHz. This unit converts these inputs to 44.1 kHz, 16-bit digital signals and records them onto the HDD, or a CD-R or CD-RW disc.

Analog input is also converted to the same digital signal to be recorded.

This unit outputs the signals at the sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz, 16-bit from its digital output.

Recording of non-audio signals This unit is designed exclusively for recording audio

signals. Recording is only possible for audio signals. When a CD with CD-TEXT is recorded from an external CD

player, CD-TEXT cannot be copied even if it is not copy protected. To copy CD-TEXT, select the CD-TEXT option when you store a CD on the hard disk drive of the server.

If the digital signals contain graphic data such as CD graphics, the non-audio signals will not be recorded.

It is not possible to record from non-audio sources such as CD-ROM or DVD.

For the above reasons you may encounter difculty storing CD-TEXT. We recommend using the internal Gracenote CDDB Music Recognition Service as a source of information when storing CDs.

About Digital Recording with MusicCAST

Rules of Digital Recording

Notes on the MusicCast system

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Refer to the chart below when the MCX-2000 doesnt appear to be functioning correctly. If the problem you are experiencing is not listed below or if the instructions listed next to the problem dont help, set the MCX-2000 to standby mode, disconnect the power cable from the AC outlet, and contact the nearest authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center.

Troubleshooting

Symptom Cause Remedy

The MCX-2000 does not turn on when you press STANDBY/ON.

The MusicCAST power plug is not inserted into the AC outlet correctly.

Insert the power plug rmly into an AC outlet.

The MCX-2000 does not play CDs. There is condensation on the laser pickup lens. Turn off the power, wait 20 or 30 minutes, and then turn power on again.

The CD is loaded upside-down in the disc tray. Load the CD in the disc tray label side up.

The CD is dirty. Clean the CD.

The MCX-2000 cannot store CDs. There is no space remaining on the hard disk drive. Delete songs that you do not need, to make space on the hard disk drive.

The CD-R/RW loaded in the MCX-2000 is dirty or scratched.

Clean or replace the CD-R/RW.

The MCX-2000 cannot record songs to a CD-R/RW.

The CD-R/RW loaded in the MCX-2000 already has data recorded on it.

Load a blank audio CD-R/RW into the disc tray.

The CD-R/RW loaded in the MCX-2000 is dirty or scratched.

For CD-Rs, replace the CD-R with a new disc. For CD-RWs, initialize the disc and then record it again.

The MCX-2000 will not record songs longer than 100 minutes in duration on its hard disk drive.

The maximum length for a single song is 99 minutes and 59 seconds.

The MCX-2000 begins recording a new song after recording for 99 minutes and 59 seconds, regardless of the recording mode set

There is a pause starting playback of songs when the MCX-2000 is connected to an amplier via a digital connection.

The MCX-2000 is playing back tracks recorded with differing emphasis settings.

Connect the analog outputs on the MCX-2000 to the amplier.

CD-R/RW made on the MCX-2000 will not playback correctly on other CD or DVD players.

The CD or DVD player you are using is not capable of playing CD-R/RW.

Use a CD/DVD player capable of playing back CD-R/RW.

Sound from the MCX-2000 skips during playback.

Either the MCX-2000 or the source component is being shaken or vibrated.

Change the location of your components (unless the source recording was affected by vibrations or shocks).

The CD is dirty. Clean the disc.

The MCX-2000 does not operate normally.

The system controller has stopped. Press and hold the STANDBY/ON button on the front panel for at least 15 seconds.

You can hear the sound of a fan coming from the MCX-2000.

The internal temperature of the MCX-2000 is rising.

The internal fan in the MCX-2000 activates when the internal temperature of the unit rises. This is not a malfunction.

Auto Conguration does not function correctly.

The network settings are incorrect. Check the network settings.

Surroundings are interfering with wireless network signals (for wireless connections only).

Change the location of MusicCAST components.

Try using a different wireless network channel.

Use wired network connections to connect MusicCAST components.

Either the MCX-2000 or the MCX-A10 is not set to Auto Conguration mode.

Check the connection procedure and try again.

The client is storing or recording songs. Try again when recording is complete.

You cannot start playback on the clients.

Conguration has not nished. Carry out the Auto Conguration process.

The network settings are incorrect. Check the network settings.

There are no songs which the MCX-2000 has nished encoding to MP3 format in the MCX-2000 library.

Wait until MP3 encoding is complete.

Surroundings are interfering with wireless network signals (for wireless connections only).

Change the location of MusicCAST components.

Try using a different wireless network channel.

Use wired network connections to connect MusicCAST components.

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There are skips or pauses during playback from the clients.

Surroundings are interfering with wireless network signals (for wireless connections only).

Try using a different wireless network channel, or use a wired network connection.

The network is extremely congested (for wired network connections).

Place your MusicCAST components under a different subnet.

Thick walls, televisions, microwave ovens, and devices such as cellular telephones that transmit radio signals may interfere with or block the wireless network signals from the MusicCAST system.

Relocate your client, or use a wired network connection to connect the client to the MCX-2000.

The server does not appear to nd the correct album, or nds no albums at all, when you attempt to store an album.

The MCX-2000 is set not to access the Gracenote CDDB

Set the MCX-2000 to access the Gracenote CDDB.

The MCX-2000 is only accessing its built-in Gracenote CDDB.

The built-in Gracenote CDDB database on the MCX-2000 may not contain data on some CDs. Set the MCX-2000 to access the Gracenote CDDB via the Internet (note: connect the MCX-2000 to the Internet rst).

The MCX-2000 cannot access the Internet-based Gracenote CDDB service even though it is set to do so.

Check the network settings.

The MCX-2000 does not display the data it obtains from the Gracenote CDDB correctly.

The MusicCAST supports languages in compliance with ISO-8859-1 standards. Data that is not in accordance with these standards does not display correctly.

Edit the text manually.

The MCX-2000 stops storing songs prematurely.

The hard disk drive is full. Delete any songs you do not need, or delete PCM versions of songs.

The MCX-2000 is set to Synch. Recording for signals from external inputs.

Store songs manually.

You are unable to select some songs for recording to the CD.

You are attempting to select songs for which only MP3 les exist.

The server cannot record MP3 les to CD.

You cannot enter the CD creation or CD storing screens after recording from an external device.

The MCX-2000 is already recording something other than the item you are attempting to select.

Stop all other recording.

Volume levels for the analog inputs are too low or too high (distorted).

The current analog input level setting is not appropriate.

Use the REC Level in the Submenu to set an appropriate recording level.

You cannot change from external input to another playback option.

The MusicCAST is recording from an external input. Stop recording from an external source.

Playback changes from the external input for no apparent reason.

Another operator is changing sources. Stop the operator from changing sources.

The MCX-2000 does not control the AV receiver correctly.

You are using a straight RS-232 cable. Use a cross cross-type RS-232 cable.

You have not set the MCX-2000 to change AV receiver settings.

Set The server to change AV receiver settings.

The AV receiver 6 channel input parameter, is set to ON.

Set the AV receiver 6 channel setting to OFF.

The correct time is not displayed. The power cable has been disconnected from an AC outlet for more than 6 hour.

The MCX-2000 holds backup data for no longer than 6 hour after the power cable is disconnected from the AC outlet. Disconnecting it for longer than this will reset the internal clock. Reconnect the power cable within one minute of disconnection.

There is a gap between MP3 songs. MP3 songs are encoded individually. This is not a defect in the MCX-2000.

There is no sound from analog inputs. The external component is not connected correctly. Connect the component correctly.

Playback is delayed or starts at the wrong place on the CD.

The CD is scratched or dirty. Check the CD, and replace it if necessary.

The speakers emit a humming sound. Connect your components correctly. Connect the stereo pin cables rmly.

The remote control does not appear to function correctly.

The batteries in the remote control are exhausted. Replace both batteries with new ones.

You are attempting to operate the MCX-2000 from too far away. You are not aiming the remote controller at the MCX-2000.

Use the remote control within a 60 degree arc, no further than 6 meters from the MCX-2000.

Bright light (such as sunlight or light from a uorescent lamp) is striking the remote control sensor.

Relocate the MCX-2000 so that no bright light strikes the remote control sensor.

Playback on the clients skips or pauses.

The current state of your network (wired or wireless) is preventing smooth playback.

Try stopping playback and/or recording.

The MCX-2000 is doing too many tasks, such as streaming to multiple clients (including streaming PCM data), recording or importing music, editing a name or title using the PS/2 keyboard, etc., at the same time.

Reduce simultaneous tasks and unload the MCX-2000.

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Playback from a wireless client is interrupted or unstable.

Audio streaming from the MCX-2000 is affected with a device that uses the same 2.4 GHz radio signal range (such as microwave oven, wireless handset, or other wireless access point).

Relocate the client or connect it to the MCX-2000 using a network cable.

Little longer silence between songs during PCM audio playback (streaming).

Volume level adjustment on the MCX-2000 or surround program selection on the connected AV receiver is occurring between songs.

Turn off the relevant features.

Retrieved song data is incorrect even when Internet database is specied for CD Lookup.

The MCX-2000 refers to the cached song data before accessing the online CDDB database.

Use the CDDB Info command from Submenu to forcedly retrieve the latest song data from the online CDDB database. This command is available in Music Archive or CD playback/import screen.

Cannot connect to the MCX-2000 from a wireless computer.

Normal. Wireless access point (WAP) feature built into the MCX-2000 is only available to MusicCAST clients.

Attach another WAP device to your network to access the MCX-2000 from a wireless computer.

Internet radio is unavailable. Firewall on your router device is shutting out incoming Internet radio streams.

Allow radio streams to pass through the rewall by specifying their TCP port numbers for allowed incoming data. Typical TCP port numbers used for Internet radio are 8000, 8210, 8765, etc., and are often described in radio station URLs. Note these changes degrade your rewall security levels.

Misconguration of network settings. Conrm your network settings and Internet access is available to the MCX-2000.

Requesting an Internet radio station from a client returns an unavailable message.

Normal. The MCX-2000 doesnt stream Internet radio programs to individual clients.

Internet radio programs are broadcast to all clients specied on the MCX-2000. Use the Broadcast feature.

Network content is unavailable. Supplied server software isnt installed on your computer.

Install the server software on your Windows PC. This software is contained in the supplied CD-ROM.

Misconguration of network settings. Conrm your network settings. Your target PC and the MCX-2000 must be in the same network. Check both devices have the same network address and subnet mask values.

Radio Frequency or channel on the MCX-2000 is unexpectedly changed.

A different radio frequency or channel has been selected from the client(s).

Radio is a shared audio source between the MCX-2000 and its clients. If you want to select it only from the MCX-2000, prevent client-side operations using the Lock feature.

External input source (Digital or Analog) is unexpectedly changed.

A different external input source has been selected from the client(s).

External input is a shared audio source between the MCX-2000 and its clients. If you want to select it only from the MCX-2000, prevent client-side operations using the Lock feature.

Song titles correctly shown on the MCX-2000 are incorrectly shown on the client.

MusicCAST clients cannot display some European language characters and Japanese Kana-Kanji characters at the same time.

Symptom Cause Remedy

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This manual uses a number of terms that, though not specic to the MusicCAST system, are not in general everyday use. In addition, some terms are used in a slightly unusual context. These words are listed alphabetically and in context below, along with an explanation of their meaning.

Album A collection of songs in the MusicCAST database assigned to a particular artist, and given a name. Each album is assigned to an artist. By default, each CD you store in the server stored as an Album.

Artist The item in the MusicCAST database to which albums are assigned. The artist of any CD you store in the MusicCAST is stored as the artist to the corresponding album (see album above).

Bookmark list A list of songs you have designated for easy retrieval.

Genre The music type to which the albums stored in the server are assigned. Examples include Jazz, Rock, and Classical.

Group The category which you are operating your MusicCAST component in. For example, if you play an album without selecting a song, then you are operating within the album category. If you play a genre without selecting a song, you are operating within the genre category.

Playlist A list of songs you designate using the server for playback in a given sequence.

Song A single continuous track, equivalent to a single track from a CD, cassette, or other source, stored on the server.

CDDB The CDDB (Gracenote CDDB Music Recognition Service) is a database which you can access to gain information on the songs, artists, genre, and album names for music CDs.

CD-TEXT Data encoded on some CDs which contains information on its song titles, album, artist, and genre names.

Encoding The process of converting PCM data stored from a CD into MP3 data.

MP3 format A data format used to store music on the hard disk drive in the server. MP3 les take roughly one tenth of the space that PCM les take to store the same song. However, sound quality is not as good as that of PCM les, and the server cannot record MP3 les to a CD-R.

PCM format A data format used to store music on the hard disk drive in the server. PCM les provide CD quality audio playback but require a lot of space on the hard disk drive.

Storing Copying the tracks on a CD onto the hard disk drive in the server.

Connections The links between the components in your MusicCAST network which allow them to exchange information. MusicCAST components can make both wired and wireless connections.

DHCP A system of automatically assigning IP addresses to components in a LAN. A server component running a DHCP service assigns an IP address to components when they are switched on.

DNS An abbreviation for Domain Name System.

DNS server A computer that is running a DNS service (see DNS).

ESS ID The ID of the channel that your MusicCAST system uses to transmit data when using wireless connections.

Gateway The IP address of the component on a network through which other components on the same network connect to the Internet.

IP address Four 3 digit numbers that together make up a unique identity number used by a component connected to a network.

Network A collection of electronic components which share data and resources with one another.

Network cable A cable for connecting two components on a Local Area Network (LAN).

Glossary

Playback

Recording

Network connections

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Subnet mask A number identifying the group within a network to which a particular component belongs.

TCP/IP An abbreviation of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, a system of coding information that allows it to be shared efciently on a network.

WEP An abbreviation of Wired Equivalent Privacy. This system encrypts data transferred between the components on a wireless network. Components with the same encryption key can share data with each other, but components without this key cannot.

Wireless LAN A network utilizing weak radio signals to share data between components.

Wired LAN A network utilizing network cables to share data between components.

CD An abbreviation of Compact Disc. A small plastic disc 12 cm (4.8 in) in diameter encoded with pre-stored data.

CD-R An abbreviation of Compact Disc Recordable. A small plastic disc identical to a CD in appearance, onto which a device such as the server can record data. The server can only record to Audio type CD-R media.

CD-RW An abbreviation of Compact Disc Re-writable.

Client See Digital Audio Terminal.

Controller The device on the front panel of the server and client used for entering data and navigating through the menus contained in these two components.

Digital Audio Server The component in the MusicCAST system that you use to store and playback songs. Other components in the MusicCAST system obtain song data from the server.

Digital Audio Terminal The component in the MusicCAST system that allows access to songs stored in the server for playback at a distance. Up to 7 Digital Audio Terminals (clients) can access the server at once.

Front panel The panel on the front of the server and client with the LCD display, controller and various control keys are located.

Hard disk drive The component within your server used to store the audio material from your CDs as data. Hard disk drive capacity is expressed in gigabytes, with a larger number denoting more storage capacity.

Remote control A handheld device for operating your MusicCAST components from a distance.

Server See Digital Audio Server.

Database The organized collection of data stored on the hard disk drive in your server. The data is arranged in a logical manner so that it is easy to access, manage, and update.

Menu A display consisting of a multiple choice style list of options that you can choose from. Menus are displayed on the on- screen displays of the client and server.

On-screen display The LCD display on the client or the display output to a TV or monitor connected to the server.

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Audio Performance Frequency response............................................................................. 20 to 20,000 Hz, 0.5 dB S/N ratio (EIAJ)

Playback.................................................................................................................... 100 dB

Recording .................................................................................................................... 92 dB

Total harmonic distortion (1 kHz) Playback...................................................................................................................0.004 %

Recording .................................................................................................................0.006 %

Dynamic range Playback.................................................................................................................... 100 dB

Recording .................................................................................................................... 92 dB

Laser Diode Properties Material ............................................................................................................................ GaAIAs Wavelength ..........................................................................................................780 to 787 mm Pulse durations and max. output at the objective lens of the laser pickup unit

DC erase mode .............................................................................Max. 12 mW (Continuous)

Write mode .......................Max. 70 mW (Max. Cycle 98 ns, Min. Cycle 27 ns at Max. Speed)

Inputs ANALOG IN

Input sensitivity ............................................................................................... 150 mV/22 k

Outputs ANALOG OUT

Standard output level (1 kHz, 0 dB)...................................................................2.00.5 Vrms

VIDEO OUT Signal level

Video ............................................................................................................. 1Vp-p/75 S Video [U.S.A. and Canada models].................................... Y: 1 Vp-p/75 , C: 0.286 Vp-p/75 [U.K., Europe, and Australia models]............................ Y: 1 Vp-p/75 , C: 0.3 Vp-p/75

PHONES Standard output level (Input -20dB,150 load) ...............................................430 mV/150

Storage Hard disk drive .................................................................................................................160 GB

Network LAN interface ......................................................................................... Ethernet 10/100 Base-T Wireless network interface................................................................................... IEEE 802.11b/g

General Power supply

[U.S.A. and Canada models]........................................................................ AC 120 V, 60 Hz

[U.K., Europe, and Australia models] .....................................................AC 100-240 V, 50 Hz

Power consumption.......................................................................................................30 W

Power consumption in standby mode............................................................................ 5W

Operating environment Temperature ......................................................................................................... +5 to 35C

Humidity ........................................................................... 30 to 90 % RH (No condensation)

Dimensions (W H D) ............................435 95.5 408.5 mm (17-1/8 3-3/4 16-1/16) Weight ........................................................................................................... 6.6 kg (14 lbs 9 oz)

Specications are subject to change without notice.

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Numerics 10/100 indicator .....................................................................10

A AC IN socket ............................................................................9 Access Timeout .....................................................................93 Album ...................................................................................111 Alphabetical index search buttons .........................................11 ANALOG IN jacks (stereo) .....................................................10 Analog Input ...........................................................................63 ANALOG OUT jacks (stereo) .................................................10 Artist .....................................................................................111 Auto Lookup ...........................................................................93 automatic configuration ..........................................................30

B Back Panel ...............................................................................9 Batteries .................................................................................16 Bookmark ...............................................................................50 BOOKMARK button ...............................................................11 Bookmark list .......................................................................111 BROADCAST button ..............................................................12 BROADCAST indicator ............................................................8

C CD ..................................................................................46, 112 CD AUTO STORE button ........................................................7 CDDB ...................................................................................111 CD-R ....................................................................................112 CD-RW .................................................................................112 CD-TEXT .......................................................................53, 111 Changing Song Attributes ......................................................77 Channel ..................................................................................38 Channel Search .....................................................................57 Character Palette ...................................................................75 Client ....................................................................................112 CLIENT STATUS indicators .....................................................7 Connections .........................................................................111 Controllable YAMAHA AV Receivers ...................................102 Controller .............................................................................112 Create an original CD ............................................................66 Creating a Playlist ..................................................................82 Cursor controller ................................................................8, 11

D Database ..............................................................................112 Database Location .................................................................93 Date and Time .................................................................28, 91 Default Gateway ....................................................................37 Deleting the PCM Data ..........................................................80 DHCP .......................................................................24, 41, 111 DHCP server ..........................................................................24 Digital Audio Server .............................................................112 Digital Audio Terminal ..........................................................112 Digital Input ............................................................................63 Direct Access .........................................................................57 Disc tray ...................................................................................7 Display .....................................................................................7 DNS .....................................................................................111 DNS server ....................................................................35, 111 DNS Server (P) ......................................................................37 DNS Server (S) ......................................................................37

Duplicate a CD ...................................................................... 66

E Easy Setup ............................................................................ 27 Editing a Playlist .................................................................... 83 Editing Titles .......................................................................... 77 Encoding ............................................................................. 111 ENCODING indicator .............................................................. 8 ESS ID ..................................................................... 38, 42, 111

F Fan opening ............................................................................ 9 FAVORITES 1~4 buttons ...................................................... 11 FM ......................................................................................... 54 FM ANT terminal ..................................................................... 9 Front Panel .............................................................................. 7 Front Panel Display ............................................................... 94

G Gateway ........................................................................ 35, 111 Genre .................................................................................. 111 Getting the most out of the Presets List ................................ 61 Gracenote CDDB .................................................................. 53 Group ............................................................................ 50, 111 Group selection buttons ........................................................ 12

H Hard disk drive .................................................................... 112 Hard Drive Capacity ............................................................ 102

I ID3 Tags ................................................................................ 53 Importing a Music CD Automatically ..................................... 68 INPUT buttons ....................................................................... 11 Inputs ..................................................................................... 46 Internet access via a PC network .......................................... 30 Internet Radio ........................................................................ 54 IP Address ....................................................................... 37, 41 IP address ........................................................................... 111 IP addresses ......................................................................... 35 IR transmitter ......................................................................... 11

L LAN (Ethernet) port ............................................................... 10 Language .............................................................................. 95 LEVEL knob ............................................................................ 8 LINK/DATA indicator ............................................................. 10 List View ................................................................................ 48

M MCX-2000 Menu Tree ........................................................... 22 Menu ................................................................................... 112 MENU 1~3 buttons ................................................................ 11 Menu Operation Basics ......................................................... 19 MENU/PLAY INFO. button ...................................................... 8 MP3 ....................................................................................... 96 MP3 Encode Quality .............................................................. 96 MP3 Encode Schedule ........................................................ 102 MP3 format .......................................................................... 111 Music Archive ........................................................................ 46

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MusicCAST System Configuration .........................................28 MusicCAST-only Network ......................................................25 MUTE button ..........................................................................11

N Network ................................................................................111 Network cable ......................................................................111 Network Configuration ...........................................................29 Network Connection (stand-alone, without clients) ................28 Network Connection (with clients) ..........................................29 Network Content ....................................................................46

O On-screen display ................................................................112 OPEN/CLOSE button .............................................................12 Open/Close button ...................................................................7 Operating a Client Remotely ..................................................87 Operation Modes ...................................................................14 OPTICAL IN jack (stereo) ......................................................10 OPTICAL OUT jack (stereo) ..................................................10

P Page Displayed at Power ON ................................................94 PAGE scroll buttons ...............................................................11 PCM format ..........................................................................111 PHONES jack ..........................................................................8 Play button ...............................................................................7 PLAY INFO. button ................................................................11 Play Information .....................................................................50 Playback ................................................................................50 Playback control buttons ........................................................12 Playlist ..................................................................................111 POWER AMP/TV button ........................................................11 Preparation on Each Client ....................................................33 Presets ...................................................................................54 PS/2 Keyboard .................................................................75, 95 PS/2 KEYBOARD port .............................................................8

R Radio ......................................................................................46 RADIO button .....................................................................8, 12 Radio Data System ................................................................55 Random .................................................................................50 RANDOM button ....................................................................12 Recall Play .............................................................................51 Recording ...............................................................................66 RECORDING indicator ............................................................8 Registering an Internet Radio Station ....................................84 Remote control .....................................................................112 REMOTE terminal ..................................................................10 Renaming Items from the Radio Presets List ........................85 Repeat ...................................................................................50 REPEAT button ......................................................................12 RS-232C port ...........................................................................9

S Save to Preset .......................................................................55 Screen Saver .........................................................................94 Search all channels ................................................................57 Search category .....................................................................57 Server ..................................................................................112 Server Address ......................................................................91 Server ID ................................................................................40 Server IP Address ................................................................100 Setting the Timer Playback ....................................................89 Song .....................................................................................111 STANDBY ................................................................................7 STANDBY/ON button .........................................................7, 12

Stop button .............................................................................. 7 Store ...................................................................................... 66 Store from CD ....................................................................... 66 Store from Inputs ................................................................... 66 Store from Radio ................................................................... 66 Storing ................................................................................. 111 Subnet ................................................................................... 41 Subnet Mask ................................................................... 37, 41 Subnet mask ................................................................. 35, 112 S-VIDEO port ........................................................................ 10 System Utilities menu .......................................................... 101

T TCP/IP ................................................................................. 112 Time view .............................................................................. 50 Time Zone ............................................................................. 91 TIMER button ........................................................................ 12 TIMER indicator ....................................................................... 8 TOP MENU button ................................................................ 11 TV/AMP switch ...................................................................... 11

U Universal Remote Control ..................................................... 17 Updating Client Firmware ...................................................... 45 Updating the MCX-2000 Firmware ...................................... 103

V Version ................................................................................ 102 VIDEO port ............................................................................ 10 VOL. buttons ......................................................................... 11

W W_LAN ANT ............................................................................ 9 Web Browser ......................................................................... 76 WEP .................................................................................... 112 WEP Key ......................................................................... 38, 42 Wired LAN ........................................................................... 112 Wireless LAN ......................................................... 38, 100, 112

X XM (US model only) .............................................................. 54 XM jack (US model only) ......................................................... 9 XM Radio ............................................................................... 58 XM Satellite Radio ................................................................. 55

Y Yamaha AV Receiver ............................................................ 98

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