PORTABLE CD PLAYER
OWNER'S MANUAL
SB110/SB111/SB110A
Copyright 2004 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon,
SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are
trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg.
IMPORTANT NOTES
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Av o i d i ns t al l i n g t h e u n i t i n l o c at i o ns d es c r i b ed b el o w :
Places exposed to direct sunlight or
Dusty places.
close to heat radiating appliances such
P l ac e s s u b j ec t t o c o n s t an t
as electric heaters.
vibration.
Humid or moist places.
CL ASS 1 L ASER PRODUCT
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
APPAREIL LASER DE CLASSE 1
PRODUCTO LASER DE CLASE 1
CAUTION
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION
WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCKS
DEFEATED.
AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM
Th i s pr o duc t c ont ai ns a l ow po w er Laser Devi c e.
CAUTION
THIS LASER COMPACT DISC PLAYER FUNCTIONS BY HELP OF INVISIBLE
LASER LIGHT AND IS EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY SWITCHES TO AVOID
EXPOSURE W HEN DOOR IS OPEN AND SAFETY INTERLOCKS ARE
DEFEATED. IT IS DANGEROUS TO DEFEAT OR BYPASS SAFETY SWITCHES.
DANGEROUS VOLTAGE
Uninsulated Dangerous Voltage, that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons is
present within this product’s enclosure.
!
ATTENTION
The Owner’s Manual contains important operating and
maintenance instructions.
For your safety, it is necessary to refer to the manual.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
condition that this device does not cause harmful interference.
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Emerson Radio Corp. has produced this audio product under
license from Nickelodeon. We have taken great care to
make sure your unit was in perfect working order when it left
our factory.
It has been designed to give you many years of enjoyment
and trouble free operation. Read this manual before
operating this unit to become familiar with its features. In the
event you require technical assistance, please contact the
Emerson Radio Customer Service hotline at 1-800-898-9020.
Retain this manual for future reference.
NOTES:
• Please avoid using this unit in places of high temperature
or humidity over prolonged periods of time as damage
may occur.
• Exposure to direct sunlight in places such as car interiors
may cause the unit to become warped and/or lead to
malfunctioning.
• Avoid using or storing this unit in dusty or sandy locations.
For future reference, record the serial number in the space
provided.
Model No: SB110/SB111/SB110A
Serial No:________________
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Dear Customer:
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only the start of
your musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how you can maximize the fun and
excitement your equipment offers. This manufacturer and the Electronic Industries
Association’s 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.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level” adapts to higher volumes of
sound. So what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard
against this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without
distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or loss in the future.
After all, we want you listening for a lifetime.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since
hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer
and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group recommend you
avoid prolonged exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound levels is included for your
protection.
Decibel
Level
30
40
50
60
70
80
Example
Quiet library, soft whispers
Living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, normal conversation, quiet office
Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, noisy restaurant
Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock at two feet
THE FOLLOWING NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS UNDER CONSTANT
EXPOSURE:
We
Want You
LISTENING
For A Lifetime
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Subway, motorcycle, truck traffic, lawn mower
Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill
Rock band concert in front of speakers, thunderclap
Gunshot blast, jet engine
Rocket launching pad
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90
100
120
140
180
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2.
3.
4.
5.
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
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10
11
13
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14 15 16 17
10. Display
11. DBBS (Bass Boost) Switch
ESP Button
MODE Button
CD OPEN Button
PROG (Program) Button
DC 4.5V Jack (Side of Unit)
–
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7
12. PLAY/PAUSE (
) /POWER
ON Button
13. STOP (■)/ POWER OFF
Button
14. SKIP/SEARCH (
) Button
15. SKIP/SEARCH (
) Button
16. VOLUME Control
17. Headphones Jack (Side of
Unit)
+
6. CD Compartment
7. Battery Compartment (Bottom
of Unit)
8. LINE OUT Jack (Side of Unit)
9. HOLD Switch
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POWER SOURCES
This CD player requires either two (2) “AA” cell batteries (not included) or the AC
adapter (not included).
BATTERY INSTALLATION
The battery indicator (
) will appear in the CD display when the batteries need
replacing.
1. Open the CD Compartment, then open the battery
compartment door by pressing in on the tab and then
lifting it. To prevent the possibility of losing the
cover, it cannot be removed.
2. Insert two (2) “AA” cell batteries (not included)
according to the polarity diagram inside the battery
compartment. Alkaline batteries are recommended for the longest playing time.
BATTERY PRECAUTIONS
Follow these precautions when using batteries in this device:
1. Use only the size and type of batteries specified.
2. Be sure to follow the correct polarity when installing the batteries as indicated next to the battery
compartment. Reversed batteries may cause damage to the device.
3. Do not mix different types of batteries together (e.g. Alkaline and Carbon-zinc) or old batteries with
fresh ones.
4. If the device is not to be used for a long period of time, remove the batteries to prevent damage or
injury from possible battery leakage.
5. Do not try to recharge batteries not intended to be recharged; they can overheat and rupture.
(Follow battery manufacturer’s directions.)
AC OPERATION
To operate the unit using AC power, connect the AC adapter (not included) to a 120V,
60Hz AC outlet only. Plug the small end into the DC 4.5V jack on the side of the unit
and connect the other end into the AC outlet. The batteries are automatically
disconnected when the AC adapter is used.
CAUTION: When not using AC power, disconnect the AC adapter from the wall
outlet by pulling the plug (not the cord). Do not touch the AC adapter with wet
hands. Fully insert the plug without exposing any part of the blade.
Input: 120V 60Hz AC
Output: 4.5V DC, 500 mA.
Plug: 1.7 mm Female Type with Positive Center, UL Listed.
Negative ( )
Positive (+)
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OPERATION
BASS BOOST
TURNING POWER ON/OFF
1
1
1
2
To turn the unit on, press the
PLAY/PAUSE (
)/POWER ON
button ❶.
To turn unit off, Press the STOP (■)
/POWER OFF button ❷.
To emphasize the bass, slide the
DBBS switch to the ON position. For
normal bass, slide the DBBS switch to
the OFF position.
HOLD SWITCH
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AUTO POWER OFF
When the unit is stopped (Standby
mode) for approximately one minute,
the power will automatically turn off.
To prevent accidentally pressing a
button while walking, etc., slide the
HOLD switch to the ON position;
“HOLD” will appear in the display.
When you want to use the buttons,
slide to the OFF position; “HOLD” will
disappear from the display.
Sound Through a Home Audio System
By using a home audio connection cable (not included), superb sound can be
heard through your home audio system. Before making any connections, turn off
the power to all equipment.
Plug a connection cable (not included) between the LINE OUT jack on the side
of the CD player and the amplifier’s AUX or CD input jack. (Do not connect it to
the amplifier’s PHONO jack.)
NOTE: If the unit interferes with TV reception, move the unit away from the TV
or turn off the power to this unit.
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CD OPERATION
TO PLAY A CD (THIS UNIT CAN PLAY STANDARD OR CDR/RW
DISCS)
1
2
Open the CD compartment lid by
pressing the CD OPEN button. Gently
press a disc, label side up, onto the
spindle until it locks in place. Close the
CD compartment lid. Insert headphones
into the Headphones jack.
While the unit is off, press the
PLAY/PAUSE (
)/POWER ON button
to start playback. To pause PLAYBACK,
press the PLAY/PAUSE (
)/POWER
ON button again, the display will blink.
Press once again to resume playback.
3
4
3
4
1
2
Adjust the VOLUME control ❶ and DBBS
switch ❷ as desired. To skip forward or
backward through the tracks on the disc,
press the SKIP/SEARCH
❸ or
❹
button. To search forward or backward
through the tracks on the disc, press and hold
❸ or
❹ button.
the SKIP/SEARCH
When the disc is through playing, it will stop.
Press the STOP (■)/POWER OFF button to
stop the disc before it is finished; the total
number of tracks and playing time will
appear. Press the STOP (■)/POWER OFF
button again while in the stop mode to turn
the unit off or wait approximately 60 seconds
and the unit will automatically turn off.
NOTES:
• This unit is capable of playing standard CDs or 3” singles; no adapter is required.
• If a disc is inserted incorrectly, dirty, damaged or not present at all, the display will
show “disc”.
• As each track is played, the track number and elapsed time are shown in the display.
• To remove the disc, open the CD Compartment, hold the edge of the CD and gently
press the center spindle and lift the CD.
• The maximum time of a CD is 74 minutes for this unit.
• “OPEN” will appear in the display when the CD Door is opened.
• This unit will play standard or CDR/RW discs.
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CD OPERATION (CONTINUED)
MOTION PROOF ELECTRONIC ANTI-SHOCK SYSTEM
This CD player has a built-in Anti-Shock System that cuts down on CD skipping,
which is useful when using the CD player in the car or while jogging/walking.
Follow the steps below to activate and understand the Anti-Shock System:
1
2
Open the CD compartment lid by
pressing the CD OPEN button. Gently
press a disc, label side up, onto the
spindle until it locks in place. Close
the CD compartment lid. Insert
headphones into the Headphones
jack.
With a CD inserted, press the
PLAY/PAUSE (
)/POWER ON
button to turn the unit on.
3
4
The Anti-Shock System will start
automatically, the sound will mute for a
moment and the display will show the
Anti-Shock indicator with no bars in it.
Within a few seconds, the Anti-Shock
indicator will fill to indicate music
signals are stored in memory.
CONTINUED ON THE NEXT PAGE
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CD OPERATION (CONTINUED)
5
6
If the CD player is subject to vibration
during playback, the bars will
disappear one by one. During the
vibration, the music should continue to
play the signals stored in the memory
until the CD player can read the music
data properly from the disc. At this
time, the indicator will probably show
fewer bars indicating the music signals
stored in memory are low.
If all the bars disappear and the CD
player is subject to immediate vibration,
the unit may skip.
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If no more vibration occurs, the
music signals are once again stored
into the memory and the indicator
returns to full. When the memory is
full, the top bar will blink and the
disc rotation speed will drop to save
power consumption.
To turn the Anti-Shock System off,
press the ESP button.
To turn the Anti-Shock System on,
press the ESP button again.
NOTES:
• When the CD player is used in a stable location, turn the Anti-Shock System
off by pressing the ESP button. When the Anti-Shock System is Off, battery
consumption is less.
• The Anti-Shock System provides for continuous sound output when unit is
subject to vibration, but it will not correct errors, such as a defective or dirty
CD.
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CD OPERATION (CONTINUED)
TO REPEATEDLY PLAY BACK ONE TRACK
2
1
2
4
1
3
1
With a CD inserted, press the
PLAY/PAUSE (
)/POWER ON
button ❶ to turn the unit on, then select
a track using the SKIP/SEARCH
❷
or
❸ button . Press the MODE
button ❹ once; the Repeat 1 indicator
1 willALL
appear in the display.
2
3
The unit will then play the same track
over and over until the STOP
(■)/POWER OFF button ❶ is pressed.
Adjust the VOLUME control ❷ and
DBBS switch ❸ as desired.
TO REPEATEDLY PLAY BACK ALL TRACKS
1
2
2
1
1
With a CD inserted, press the
PLAY/PAUSE (
)/POWER ON
button ❶ to turn the unit on. Press the
MODE button ❷ twice; the Repeat All
ALL will appear in the
indicator
display.
2
3
The unit will then play all the tracks on
the CD over and over until the STOP
(■)/POWER OFF button ❶ is pressed.
Adjust the VOLUME control ❷ and
DBBS switch ❸ as desired.
TO CANCEL OR STOP REPEAT PLAYBACK
• TO STOP REPEAT PLAYBACK, press the STOP (■)/POWER OFF button once.
• TO CANCEL REPEAT PLAYBACK, press the MODE button until no repeat
indicator appears in the display. The unit will continue normal playback.
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CD OPERATION (CONTINUED)
INTRO PLAY
3
1
1
2
With a CD inserted, press the
PLAY/PAUSE (
)/POWER ON
button ❶ to turn the unit on and press
the STOP (■)/POWER OFF button ❷
to stop auto playback. Press the MODE
button ❸ three times; the INTRO
indicator will appear in the display.
4
2
1
2
3
Press the PLAY/PAUSE (
)/POWER
ON button ❶ to begin playback. The unit
will play the first 10 seconds of each
track. Adjust the VOLUME control ❷
and DBBS switch ❸ as desired. Press
the STOP (■)/POWER OFF button ❹
to stop Intro playback.
TO CANCEL Intro Play, press the Mode button twice.
TO RANDOMLY PLAY BACK A CD
1
3
1
1
2
With a CD inserted, press the
PLAY/PAUSE (
)/POWER ON
button ❶ to turn the unit on and press
the STOP (■)/POWER OFF button ❷
to stop auto playback. Press the
MODE button ❸ four times; the
SHUFF indicator will appear in the
display.
4
2
2
3
Press the PLAY/PAUSE (
)/POWER
ON button ❶ to begin playback. The
unit will play all the tracks in random
order. Adjust the VOLUME control ❷
and DBBS switch ❸ as desired. When
all the tracks have been played, the
unit will stop. Press the STOP
(■ )/POWER OFF button ❹ to stop
Random playback.
TO CANCEL Random Play, press the Mode button once.
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CD OPERATION (CONTINUED)
TO PROGRAM THE MEMORY (UP TO 20 TRACKS)
2
1
2
3
1
1
You cannot program a disc during
playback. If the disc is playing, press the
STOP (■)/POWER OFF button ❶ to first
2
PROG indicator will blink in the CD display.
Select the first track to be played back
❶ or
using the SKIP/SEARCH
❷ button, then press the PROG button
❸ again. Repeat this step to program
additional tracks up to a maximum of
20 tracks.
3
4
stop playback and then follow the
programming steps as follows. Press the
PROG button ❷ ; the track number and
2
1
3
Press the PLAY/PAUSE (
)
/POWER ON button ❶ to begin
Programmed playback and adjust the
VOLUME control ❷ and DBBS switch
❸ as desired.
1
2
To skip forward or backward through
the programs, press the SKIP/
SEARCH
❶ or
❷ button.
When the disc is through playing, it will
stop.
NOTES:
• Press the STOP (■)/POWER OFF button to stop the disc before it is finished.
• As each program is played, the track number is shown in the display.
• To clear the memorized program: press the STOP (■)/POWER OFF button
again while in the stop mode, wait approximately 60 seconds and the unit will
turn off or open the CD compartment.
• Programming is the ability to preselect the order in which a series of tracks
will be played.
• Each track may be stored in the program memory as many times as desired
(up to 20 tracks).
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Caring for Compact Discs
• Treat the compact disc carefully. Handle the
compact disc only by its edges. Never allow your
fingers to come in contact with the shiny,
unprinted side of the compact disc.
• Do not attach adhesive tape, stickers, etc. to
the compact disc label.
• Clean the compact disc periodically with a soft, lint-free, dry cloth. Never use
detergents or abrasive cleaners to clean the compact disc. If necessary, use a
CD cleaning kit.
• If a compact disc skips or gets stuck on a section of the disc, it is probably dirty
or damaged (scratched).
B E NZEN E
C LE A N E R
• When cleaning the compact disc, wipe in straight lines from the
center of the compact disc to the outer edge of the compact disc.
Never wipe in circular motions.
• This unit is designed to play only compact discs bearing the identification logo
as shown here. Other compact discs may not conform to the CD standard and
may not play properly.
• Compact discs should be stored in their cases after each use to avoid
damage.
• Do not expose compact discs to direct sunlight, high humidity, high
temperatures, or dust, etc. Prolonged exposure or extreme temperatures can
warp the compact disc.
• Do not stick or write anything on either side of the compact disc. Sharp writing
instruments, or the ink may damage the surface.
Cleaning the unit
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, disconnect your unit from the AC power
source when cleaning.
• The finish on your unit may be cleaned with a dust cloth and cared for as other
furniture. Use caution when cleaning and wiping the plastic parts.
• Mild soap and a damp cloth may be used on the front panel.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
If you experience a problem with this unit, check the chart below before
calling for service.
SYMPTOM
Unit will not
turn on.
Disc will not play.
Erratic CD playback.
No sound from
headphones.
ESP not working.
CAUSE
Weak or dead batteries
or inserted incorrectly.
Weak or dead Rechargeable batteries.
AC adapter
not connected.
CD compartment
not closed.
Disc inserted
incorrectly.
Dirty or defective
disc.
Moisture
condensation
on disc.
Dirty or defective
disc.
Headphone
plug not inserted
correctly.
VOLUME control
set to minimum.
Weak batteries.
Defective disc.
ESP is not activated.
SOLUTION
Replace batteries and insert
correctly.
Recharge or replace
batteries (if used).
Check AC adapter
connection.
Close CD compartment.
Reinsert disc correctly.
Try another disc.
Wipe disc with soft
cloth.
Clean or replace disc.
Reinsert headphone
plug correctly.
Increase volume.
Replace batteries.
Try another disc.
Press the ESP button.
TO FIND THE LOCATION AND
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PHONE NUMBER OF YOUR
NEAREST AUTHORIZED
AUTHORIZED SERVICE
SERVICE CENTER...
CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-695-0098
FOR ADDITIONAL SET-UP OR OPERATING ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CALL:
1-800-898-9020
FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, PLEASE WRITE TO:
Emerson Radio Corp.
Consumer Affairs Dept.
1901 Diplomat Drive
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
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EMERSON RADIO CORP.
LIMITED WARRANTY
Emerson Radio Corp. warrants manufacturing defects in original material, including original
parts and workmanship, under normal use and conditions, for a period of ninety (90) days
from the date of original purchase in the U.S. With your dated proof of purchase, we will
provide repair service at no charge for labor and parts at an authorized Depot Repair
Facility, or replace the product in our discretion. For repair or replacement, pack your unit in
a padded box, enclose your check or money order payable to Emerson Radio Corp. in the
amount of $9.00 (not required by California residents) to cover shipping and handling costs,
and enclose a copy of your proof of purchase. Send your unit to:
Emerson Radio Corp.
1901 Diplomat Drive
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
This warranty does not cover damage from negligence, misuse, abuse, accident, failure to
follow operating instructions, commercial use, rental, repairs by an unauthorized facility, or
products purchased, used, serviced or damaged outside of the United States.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
AU898M
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EMERSON
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407-02
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