1. Recording Copyright
Unless it's for personal use only, recording copy-
righted material is illegal without the permission of
the copyright holder.
2. AC Fuse
The AC fuse inside the DX-C34 is not user-service-
able. If you cannot turn on the DX-C34, contact your
Occasionally you should dust the DX-C34 all over
with a soft cloth. For stubborn stains, use a soft cloth
dampened with a weak solution of mild detergent
and water. Dry the DX-C34 immediately afterwards
with a clean cloth. Don't use abrasive cloths, thin-
ners, alcohol, or other chemical solvents, because
they may damage the finish or remove the panel let-
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE
FIRST TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SEC-
AC outlet voltages vary from country to country.
Make sure that the voltage in your area meets the
voltage requirements printed on the DX-C34's rear
panel (i.e., AC 120 V, 60 Hz).
Setting the [STANDBY/ON] switch to STANDBY
does not fully shutdown the DX-C34. If you do not
intend to use the DX-C34 for an extended period,
remove the power cord from the AC outlet.
5. Never Touch This Unit with Wet Hands
Never handle this unit or its power cord while your
hands are wet or damp. If water or any other liquid
gets inside this unit, have it checked by your Onkyo
6. Installing This Unit
· Install this unit in a well-ventilated location.
· Ensure that there's adequate ventilation all around
this unit, especially if it's installed in an audio
rack. If the ventilation is inadequate, the unit may
overheat, leading to malfunction.
· Do not expose this unit to direct sunlight or heat
sources, because its internal temperature may rise,
shortening the life of the optical pickup.
·Avoid damp and dusty places, and places subject
to vibrations from loudspeakers. Never put the
unit on top of, or directly above a loudspeaker.
· Install this unit horizontally. Never use it on its
side or on a sloping surface, because it may cause
· If you install this unit near a TV, radio, or VCR,
the sound quality may be affected. If this occurs,
move this unit away from the TV, radio, or VCR.
7. Moisture Condensation
Moisture condensation may damage this unit.
Read the following carefully:
When you take a glass containing a cold drink out-
side on a summer's day, drops of water, called con-
densation, form on the outside of the glass.
Similarly, moisture may condense on the lens of the
optical pickup, one of the most important parts
inside this unit.
· Moisture condensation can occur in the following
-- The unit is moved from a cold place to a warm
--A heater is turned on, or cold air from an air
conditioner is hitting the unit.
-- In the summer, when this unit is moved from
an air conditioned room to a hot and humid
-- The unit is used in a humid place.
· Do not use this unit when there's the possibility of
moisture condensation occurring. Doing so may
damage your discs and certain parts inside this
If condensation does occur, remove all discs and
leave this unit turned on for two to three hours. By
this time, the unit will have warmed up and any con-
densation will have evaporated. To reduce the risk of
condensation, keep this unit connected to a wall out-
For U.S. model
The laser is covered by a housing which prevents expo-
sure during operation or maintenance. However, this
product is classified as a Laser Product by CDRH (Cen-
ter for Devices and Radiological Health) which is a
department of the Food and Drug Administration.
According to their regulations 21 CFR section 1002.30,
all manufactures who sell Laser Products must maintain
records of written communications between the manu-
facturer, dealers and customers concerning radiation
safety. If you have any complaints about instructions or
explanations affecting the use of this product, please feel
free to write to the address on the back page of this man-
ual. When you write us, please include the model num-
ber and serial number of your unit.
In compliance with Federal Regulations, the certifica-
tion, identification and the period of manufacture are
indicated on the rear panel.
FCC INFORMATION FOR USER
The user changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protec-
tion against harmful interference in a residential installa-
tion. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a partic-