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ROBERTS
DAB / FM / CD Stereo Clock Radio with CD Bookmark
Please read this manual before use
Contents
Sound 38 clock radio features .............................................2
CD repeat function.............................................................22
Controls ........................................................................... 3-4
CD intro function ................................................................22
Using your clock radio for the first time ...............................5
CD random play.................................................................23
Operating your clock radio - DAB ........................................6
Creating a play list (Program play) ....................................23
Selecting a station - DAB.....................................................7
Checking and editing a program........................................24
Secondary services - DAB...................................................7
Erasing a program .............................................................24
Display options - DAB..........................................................8
Setting alarms.............................................................. 25-27
Finding new stations - DAB .................................................9
Snooze function .................................................................28
Signal strength display - DAB ..............................................9
Sleep function ....................................................................29
Manual tuning - DAB .........................................................10
Clock display .....................................................................30
Dynamic Range Control (DRC) settings - DAB .................11
Dimmer ..............................................................................30
Operating your radio - Search tuning FM ..........................12
Software version ................................................................31
Manual tuning - FM............................................................13
USB socket for software upgrades ....................................31
Display options - FM .........................................................14
System reset......................................................................32
Stereo / Mono setting - FM ...............................................15
Headphone socket.............................................................33
Presetting stations ....................................................... 15-16
Auxiliary input socket .........................................................33
Compact discs / MP3/WMA-CDs................................. 17-18
Cautions ............................................................................34
Playing a CD......................................................................19
Specifications and circuit features .....................................34
CD Bookmark ....................................................................20
Guarantee.............................................................Back page
Selecting a track ................................................................21
Search function..................................................................21
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Sound 38 clock radio features
The Roberts Sound 38 clock radio provides the following features in
an attractive compact unit.
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Radio for DAB and FM with RDS broadcasts.
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Adjustable sleep timer which can be set to turn off after between
0 and 90 minutes.
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Audio CD player with track search and programming facility (can
also play CDR or CD-RW discs).
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A 3.5mm Auxiliary input socket for playing audio from MP3 players,
iPods or other audio equipment.
Playback of MP3 and WMA files which have been recorded to
CD-R, CD-RW dics.
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A standard 3.5mm headphone socket is provided for private
listening.
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20 station presets (10 for DAB and 10 for FM).
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The Sound 38 has a CD Bookmark feature which allows CD
playback to resume from the track and time position reached when
the unit was previously put into standby mode or when you have
switched to another mode.
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Clock display with either the time or time and date when in standby.
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Two alarm timers with snooze feature to wake you to either buzzer,
radio or CD.
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Controls
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(Front)
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1. Menu button
6. Display button
11. Tuning Up / Fast-forward button
16. Volume control
2. Preset / Album Down button
7. Preset / Album Up button
12. Snooze button
17. Random / Program button
3. Function button (DAB/FM/CD/AUX)
8. LCD display
13. Select / Play / Pause button
18. Auto Scan / Alarm button
4. Sleep button
9. On / Off button
14. Stop button
5. Dimmer button
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10. Tuning Down / Rewind button
15 . Intro / Repeat button
Controls
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(Rear view)
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19. Open / Close CD button
23. DC input socket
20. CD lid
24. Wire DAB / FM aerial
21. Auxiliary input socket
25. USB socket (for software upgrades)
22. Headphone socket
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Using your clock radio for the first time
1. Place your clock radio on a flat surface.
2. Fully extend the wire aerial located on the rear of your clock radio.
Place the wire antenna so that it is as straight as possible extending
either above or below the clock radio.
3. Insert the adaptor plug into the DC Input socket located on the rear
of your clock radio.
4. Plug the adaptor into a standard 13amp mains socket outlet.
IMPORTANT: The mains adaptor is used as the means of connecting
the clock radio to the mains supply. The mains socket used for the clock
radio must remain accessible during normal use. In order to disconnect
the clock radio from the mains completely, the mains adaptor should
be removed from the mains socket outlet completely.
5. When your clock radio is first switched on the display will show 'Setting
Clock' and a station search will be performed automatically.
6. When a signal has been found, the clock information will appear on
the display. Press the Display button to toggle between showing the
time only or showing both the date and time.
7. If no signals are found 'Clock not set' will be displayed. It may then
be necessary to relocate your clock radio to a position giving better
reception. You should then carry out an auto scan to find stations as
described on page 9.
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Operating your clock radio - DAB
1. Fully extend the wire aerial located on the rear of your clock radio.
Place the wire antenna so that it is as straight as possible extending
either above or below the clock radio.
2. Press the On / Off button to switch on your clock radio. When first
switched on, the clock radio will be in DAB mode. After each use the
clock radio will remember the mode used and then switch on in that
mode the next time it is used.
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3. If this is the first time the clock radio is used a quick scan of the Band
III DAB channels may be carried out (the scan is normally performed
automatically when the clock is first set - page 5). If the clock radio has
been used before, the last used station will be selected. If new radio
stations are found, they will be added to the stored list of stations.
4. When the scan is completed the first station (in numeric-alpha order
0....9, A....Z will be selected. The first station in the list of stations found
during scanning will be played. The display will show the station name
in the first line of the display and other information in the second line.
5. If the station list is still empty after the scan operation your clock radio
will display 'No stations available'.
6. If no signals are found it may be necessary to relocate your clock radio
to a position giving better reception, and then repeat the scan using
the auto scan facility (page 9).
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Selecting a station - DAB
1. The top line of the display shows the name of the station currently
selected.
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2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to scroll through the list of
available stations on the lower line of the display. Stop pressing the
Tuning buttons when you find the station that you wish to hear.
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3. Press and release the Select button to select the station. The display
may show 'Tuning' while your clock radio finds the new station.
4. Adjust the Volume control to the required setting.
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Note: If after selecting a station the display continues to show 'No stations
available' it may be necessary to relocate your clock radio to a position
giving better reception.
Secondary services - DAB
1. Certain radio stations have one or more secondary services associated
with them. If a station has a secondary service associated with it the
display will show ">>" next to the station name on the station list. The
secondary service will then appear immediately after the primary
service as you press the Tuning Up button.
2. Press and release the Select button to select the station.
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Display options - DAB
Your radio has a range of display options when in DAB mode:a
1. Press the Display button to cycle through the various options.
a. Scrolling text
b. Channel & frequency
Displays scrolling text messages such
as artist/track name, phone in number,
etc.
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b
Displays channel number and frequency
for the currently tuned DAB station.
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c. Multiplex Name
Displays the name of the DAB multiplex
to which the current station belongs.
d. Signal strength
Displays a graph showing the signal strength
for the currently tuned DAB station. The
clear unfilled rectangle indicates minimum
signal level required for satisfactory
reception.
e. Time and date
Displays the current time and date.
f. Programme type
Displays the type of station currently being
listened to e.g. Pop, Classic, News, etc.
g. Bit rate/audio type
Displays the digital bit rate and audio
type for the currently tuned DAB station.
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Finding new stations - DAB
As time passes new stations may become available. To find new stations
proceed as follows:1. Press and release the Function button until the DAB band is selected.
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2. Press and release the Auto Scan button. The display will show
'Scanning'.
3. Your radio will perform a scan of the Band III DAB channels. As new
stations are found, the station counter on the right-hand side of the
display will increase and stations will be added to the list.
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Signal strength display - DAB
1. Press and release the Display button until the lower line of the display
shows signal strength.
2. Position your clock radio and try adjusting the aerial as to give maximum
number of black rectangles on the signal strength display. Normally
the best reception will be found with the aerial fully extended.
3. The clear unfilled rectangle indicates minimum signal level required
for satisfactory reception.
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Manual tuning - DAB
Manual tuning allows you to tune your radio to a particular DAB
frequency in Band III. Any new stations found will be added to the
station list. This function can also be used to assist the positioning of
the aerial or the clock radio to optimise reception for a specific channel
or frequency. Note that UK DAB stations are located in the range of
channels 11B to 12D.
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1. Press and release the Menu button.
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2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the display shows
'Manual Tune'. Press and release the Select button to enter the
manual tuning mode.
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3. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select the desired DAB
channel.
4. Press and release the Select button. The open block in the signal
strength graph shows you the minimum signal strength needed
for good DAB reception. The signal blocks will go up and down
showing the changing signal strength as you adjust the wire aerial
or the clock radio position. Any new radio stations found on the
tuned DAB multiplex will be added to the list stored in the radio.
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5. Press and release the Select button to return to the normal tuning
mode.
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Dynamic Range Control (DRC) settings - DAB
Dynamic range control (also known as DRC) can make quieter sounds
easier to hear when your clock radio is used in a noisy environment.
There are three levels of compression:
DRC 0
No compression applied. (default)
DRC 1
Maximum compression applied.
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DRC 1/2 Medium compression applied.
1. Press the On / Off button to switch on your clock radio.
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2. Press and release the Function button until the DAB mode is
selected.
3. Press and release the Menu button.
4. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until 'DRC' appears on the
display. Press and release the Select button. The display will show
the current DRC value and it will be marked with an asterisk.
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5. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select the required DRC
setting (default is 0).
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6. Press and release the Select button to confirm the setting. The
display will return to the normal radio display.
Note: Not all DAB broadcasts are able to use the DRC function. If the
broadcast does not support DRC, then the DRC setting in the clock
radio will have no effect.
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Operating your radio - Search tuning FM
1. Fully extend the wire aerial located on the rear of your clock radio. Place
the wire antenna so that it is as straight as possible extending either
above or below the clock radio. Press the On / Off button to switch on
your clock radio.
2. Press and release the Function button until the FM band is selected.
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3. Press and release the Tuning Up button and then press and release
the Auto Scan button to cause your radio to search from low frequency
to high frequency and to stop automatically when it finds a station of
sufficient strength.
4. After a few seconds the display will update. The display will show the
frequency of the signal found. If the signal is strong enough and there
is RDS data present then the radio will display the station name. The
display will also show 'St' on the upper line if the station is received with
stereo.
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5. To find other stations press and release the Auto Scan button as above.
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6. Press and release the Tuning Down button and then press the Auto Scan
button to cause your radio to search from high frequency to low frequency and
to stop automatically when it finds a station of sufficient strength.
7. When the end of the waveband is reached your radio will recommence
tuning from the opposite end of the waveband.
8. Adjust the Volume control to the required setting.
9. To switch off your clock radio press the On / Off button.
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Note: If you find that FM reception is poor, try repositioning the wire
aerial. Fully extend the wire aerial located on the rear of your clock
radio. Place the wire antenna so that it is as straight as possible
extending either above or below the radio. If you find that an FM
broadcast has a lot of background hiss, this may often be reduced
by setting the radio into Mono reception mode for the current FM
station. Please refer to the section "Stereo / Mono setting - FM" on
page 15 for further details.
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Manual tuning - FM
1. Fully extend the wire aerial located on the rear of your clock radio.
Place the wire antenna so that it is as straight as possible extending
either above or below the radio.
2. Press the On / Off button to switch on your clock radio.
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3. Press and release the Function button until the FM band is selected.
4. Repeatedly press and release the Tuning Up or Down buttons to
tune to a station. The frequency will change in steps of 50kHz.
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If the radio is tuned to a station of sufficient signal strength with RDS
information present, then the display may change to show the station
name.
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5. When the waveband end is reached the radio will recommence tuning
from the opposite waveband end.
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6. Adjust the Volume control to the required setting.
7. To switch off your clock radio, press the On / Off button.
Note: If you find that FM reception is poor, try repositioning the wire aerial.
Fully extend the wire aerial located on the rear of your clock radio. Place
the wire antenna so that it is as straight as possible extending either above
or below the radio. If you find that an FM broadcast has a lot of background
hiss, this may often be reduced by setting the radio into Mono reception
mode for the current FM station. Please refer to the section "Stereo / Mono
setting - FM" on page 15 for further details.
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Display options - FM
Your clock radio has a range of display options for FM mode:The Radio Data System (RDS) is a system in which inaudible digital
information is transmitted in addition to the normal FM radio programme.
RDS offers several useful features. The following are available on your
clock radio.
1. Press the Display button to cycle through the various options.
a. Scrolling text
Displays scrolling text messages such
as artist/track name, phone in number
etc.
a
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b
b. Programme Type
Displays the type of station being listened
to e.g. Pop, Classic, News, etc.
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c. Time and date
Displays the current time and date.
d. Frequency
Displays the frequency of the station
being listened to.
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Note: Your radio will display 'No Radio Text' if there is no scrolling text
and 'No PTY' if there is no programme type information.
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Stereo / Mono setting - FM
Your radio will play stereo FM broadcasts in stereo provided that the
received signal is of adequate strength. However, as a stereo signal
becomes weaker the audio signal will become poorer. It may be preferable
to force the radio to play the station in mono in order to reduce the level
of background hiss.
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1. Press the On / Off button to switch on your clock radio.
2. Tune to the required FM radio station as previously described (see
pages 12, 13).
3. Press and release the Select button so that the display shows 'Radio
mode: Mono'. The radio will play the current station in mono.
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The mono override is a temporary setting and is applied to the currently
tuned station only. It is cancelled automatically by tuning to another
station.
4. If you wish to cancel the Mono override while listening to the currently
tuned radio station, press and release the Select button so that the
display shows 'Radio mode: Auto' The radio will play the current station
in stereo if the signal is sufficiently strong.
Presetting stations
You may store your preferred DAB and FM radio stations to the preset
station memories. There are 20 memory presets in your clock radio, 10
for DAB and 10 for FM. Presets are remembered by your clock radio in
the event of a power failure.
The procedure for setting presets and using them to tune to stations is the
same for FM and DAB modes, and is described below.
1. Press the On / Off button to switch on your clock radio.
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2. Press and release the Function button to select the DAB or FM
waveband.
3. Tune to the required station as previously described.
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4. Press and release the Rand/Prog button, the display will show 'Preset'
with '01' flashing.
5. Press the Preset Up or Down buttons to select the desired preset
number under which you wish to store the station.
6. Press and release the Rand/Prog button again. The display will show,
for example, 'Preset 1 Saved'. The station will be stored under the
chosen preset. Repeat this procedure for the other presets as needed.
7. Stations stored in preset memories may be overwritten by following
the above procedure.
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Recalling a preset station
1. Press the On / Off button to switch on your clock radio.
2. Select the required waveband by pressing the Function button.
3. Press the Preset Up or Down buttons to select the desired preset
number.
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4. Your clock radio will tune to the station stored in preset memory.
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Compact discs
Use only Digital Audio CDs which have the
symbol.
Never write on a CD or attach any sticker to the CD. Always hold the CD
at the edge and store it in its box after use with the label facing up.
To remove dust and dirt, breathe on the CD and wipe it with a soft, lint free
cloth in a straight line from the centre towards the edge.
Cleaning agents may damage the CD.
Do not expose the CD to rain, moisture, sand or to excessive heat. (e.g
from heating equipment or in motor cars parked in the sun).
CD-R/CD-RW discs
Your Sound 38 can playback CDDA format audio CD-R/CD-RW discs that
have been finalised* upon completion of recording.
Your Sound 38 may fail to playback some CD-R/CD-RW discs due to poor
recording and wide variation in quality of the CD-R/CD-RW disc.
*Finalising enables a CD-R/CD-RW disc to playback on audio players
such as your Sound 38.
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WARNING
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT means that the laser's construction makes
it inherently safe so that the legally prescribed maximum permissible
radiation values can never be exceeded.
Caution: Using any equipment or devices other than those described and
specified in these operating instructions, or tampering with the unit in any
way, can result in dangerous exposure to radiation.
MP3 / WMA CD Mode
The Sound 38 is able to play CD-R and CD-RW discs containing MP3
or WMA files.
In MP3 / WMA mode the terms "album" and "file" are very important. "Album"
corresponds to a folder on a PC, "File " to an audio track in MP3 or WMA
format. The clock radio reads MP3 or WMA files with a maximum of 255
files per folder. An MP3 or WMA CD may not contain more than 512 files or
albums in total. MP3 or WMA files must be created with an audio sample
rate of 44.1kHz (this is normal for files created from CD audio content).
Both MP3 and WMA files may be recorded on to the same media.
When burning CD-R and CD-RWs with audio files, various problems may
arise which could lead to interference in playback. This can be caused
by faulty software or hardware settings in your PC or by the CD being
used. Should such problems arise, contact the customer services of your
CD burner or software manufacturer or look for relevant information, for
example on the internet. When you are making audio CDs, observe all legal
guidelines and ensure that the copyright of third parties is not infringed.
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Inserting a CD
1. To open the CD compartment, press and release CD Open/Close
button in the top right hand corner.
2. Put the CD on the spindle until it clicks into place and then gently close
the CD compartment by pushing the cd lid (top right hand corner) back
into position.
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Playing a CD
1. Press the On / Off button to switch on your clock radio.
2. Press and release the Function button until the CD mode is selected.
The CD player will scan the contents of the CD and 'READING' will
appear on the display.
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Audio CD: the total number of tracks and total playing time will then
be displayed.
MP3 / WMA CD: The total number of files and folders will then be
displayed.
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3. Press the Play / Pause button to start playback. The display will show
the first track number and the play symbol . The radio will also show:
Audio CD: The current track number and elapsed playing time.
MP3 / WMA CD: The current file number for 3 seconds, before changing
to show the file name, ID3 tag and the elapsed playing time.
4. Adjust the Volume to the required settings.
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5. To pause playback press the Play / Pause button. The pause symbol
will show on the display.
Audio CD: The current track number and the elapsed playing time will
be shown on the display.
MP3 / WMA CD: The file name with ID3 tag scrolls, the elapsed playing
time will be shown on the display.
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6. To continue playback press the Play / Pause button again.
7. To stop playback, press the Stop button.
CD Bookmark
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The CD Bookmark feature allows you to stop the playback of a CD and
then to continue playback from the same point at a later time. Even if
you put the clock radio into Standby mode or change the radio function,
the next CD play operation will start from the point where playback was
previously stopped.
Note: that if mains power is removed and restored the Bookmark setting
will be cancelled and the CD will then play from the beginning.
1. When the CD is playing, press the Stop button once. The display will
then show:
Audio CD: The current track number and 'Resume'.
MP3 / WMA CD: The file number and 'Resume'.
You can then put the radio into standby or select an alternative function.
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2. If you wish to cancel the Bookmark function, either press the Stop
button a second time when the radio is in CD mode, or simply take
out the CD.
3. To open the CD compartment, press and release CD Open/Close
button in the top right hand corner. The CD lid should only be opened
when the CD player is in stop mode.
Note: The Stop button must be pressed a second time to clear the resume
memory.
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Selecting a track
1. Audio CD: While the CD is playing, press either the Tuning Up or
Down buttons to change the desired track. You can also skip to a
wanted track when the player is in stop mode. Press the Play / Pause
button to play the selected track.
2. MP3 / WMA CD: While the CD is playing, press either the Album Up
or Down buttons to change to the desired album / folder, then press
either the Tuning Up or Down buttons to change to the desired track.
You can also skip albums or tracks when the player is in stop mode.
Press the Play / Pause button to play the selected track.
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Search function
1. While the CD is playing, press and hold down either the Tuning Up or
Down button. Release the button when the desired part of the track
is reached.
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CD repeat function
1. Whilst the CD is playing press the Intro / Repeat button. The clock
radio will step through the following options:
Audio CD: Repeat 1
,
MP3 / WMA CD: Repeat 1
ALL
,
Normal Play
Repeat ALL
,
,
Repeat Folder
Normal Play
,
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Repeat
2. The display will show the currently selected repeat mode.
CD Intro function
1. When in the stop mode, press the Intro / Repeat button once to play
the first 10 seconds of each of the tracks on the disc. 'INTRO' appears
on the display.
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2. To cancel the Intro mode, press and release the Intro / Repeat button.
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CD random play
1. While the CD is playing, press and release the Prog / Random button
to play all tracks on the CD in random order. 'RAND' will appear on
the display. The tracks are played in random order until all tracks have
been played.
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2. Press the Prog / Random button again to return to normal play. 'RAND'
will disappear from the display.
Creating a play list (program play)
By programming the player you can play up to 20 tracks in any desired
order.
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1. Whilst the CD is in Stop mode, press the Prog / Random button. The
display will show 'P-01'.
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Select the first track using the Tuning Up or Down buttons. 'PROG'
will flash on the display. Press and release the Prog / Random button
to store this track.
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2. Repeat the above steps until you have completed your program.
3. Press the Play / Pause button to commence play of selected tracks.
Note: Programmable play order is available on original Audio CDs,
and CDDA audio on CD-R or CD-RW discs only. The programmable
play feature is not available with CDs containing MP3 or WMA audio
files.
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Checking and editing a program
Whilst the CD is in stop mode, you can check and edit the program.
1. Press the Prog / Random button repeatedly. The display will show
the play list that you have have already programmed.
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2. You can edit the playlist. When the desired track that you want to edit
is reached, follow the procedure for creating a playlist page 23.
Erasing a program
1. Press the Stop button when in program mode to erase the program.
Programs are also erased by putting the radio into to standby or radio
mode.
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Setting alarms
Your clock radio has four alarms which can be set to wake you by DAB,
FM radio, CD or beep type alarm. Each alarm can be set to sound:
Once only
Daily
Monday to Friday
Monday to Saturday
Saturday to Sunday
Note: The alarms can only be set with the radio in standby mode.
Alarms will be retained in the event of a power failure.
If no buttons are pressed for 10 seconds, the clock radio will exit the
alarm setup.
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1. When your clock radio is in standby mode, press and hold the Alarm
button. 'ALARM' appears with '1' flashing on the display.
2. Press and release the Up or Down buttons to select the desired alarm
1, 2, 3 or 4.
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3. Press and release the Alarm button to enter the alarm mode selection
menu.
4. Press the Up or Down buttons to select the desired alarm mode. You
can choose between OFF, BUZZER, DAB, CD and FM. When the
alarm mode is set to 'OFF' the alarm will be disabled.
5. Press and release the Alarm button to confirm the alarm mode. The
hours digits will flash on the display.
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6. Press and release the Up or Down buttons to select the desired alarm
hour. Press and hold the Up or Down buttons to advance the time
quickly.
7. Press and release the Alarm button to confirm the setting. The minute
digits will flash on the display. Press and release the Up or Down
buttons to select the desired alarm minute.
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8. Press and release the Alarm button to confirm the setting and to enter
the alarm day option menu. You can select between once, daily, MonFri, Mon-Sat and Sat-Sun.
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Display
Once
(Once)
- Will sound at one time only
Mon-Sun
(Daily)
- Will sound every day
Mon-Fri
(1-5)
- Will sound every weekday
Mon-Sat
(1-6)
- Will sound from Monday to Saturday
Sat-Sun
(6-7)
- Will sound only on weekends
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9. Press the Up or Down buttons to select the desired Alarm day option.
10. Press and release the Alarm button to confirm the setting. 'SNOOZE
5 MIN' will show on the display.
11. Press the Up or Down buttons to select the desired snooze timer from
5, 10,15 and 20 minutes.
12. Press and release the Alarm button to confirm the setting.
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13. When the clock radio is in standby the alarm symbol
an alarm is set.
will appear if
Note: When the alarm is set to wake by radio, the last used station will
be switched on at the alarm time.
Note: The alarm volume will be the volume previously listened to when
setting up the alarm. The volume must not be set at the lowest level. The
alarm will sound for 90 minutes unless cancelled.
Make sure that a CD has been inserted when choosing CD as the alarm
mode. If a CD is not present at the alarm time, the buzzer alarm will be
used instead.
View the alarm time
1. Repeatedly press and release the Alarm button to view the time
settings for Alarm 1 to Alarm 4.
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To cancel the alarm
1. While an alarm is sounding it can be cancelled for 24 hours by pressing
the On / Off button.
2. To permanently cancel an alarm, enter the alarm setup menu for the
alarm that you wish to cancel. Set the alarm mode to the 'OFF' option
(see step 4 on page 25).
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Snooze function
1. When the alarm sounds, pressing the Snooze button will silence the
alarm for the number of minutes specified for that particular alarm.
2. The snooze setting can be adjusted between 5, 10, 15 and 20 minutes
in 5 minute increments. See "Setting alarms", step 10 on page 26.
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3. To cancel the snooze function, press the On / Off button.
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Sleep function
Your clock radio can be set to turn off after a preset time has elapsed.
The sleep setting can be adjusted between 0 and 90 minutes in 10 minute
increments.
1. Ensure your clock radio is switched on. Press and release the Sleep
button. 'SLEEP' will appear on the display.
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2. Repeatedly press and release the Sleep button to select the desired
sleep time. The sleep setting will decrease in 10 minute increments
from 90 minutes down to 10 minutes. A further press will cause the
sleep timer to be set to 0 which will cancel the sleep function.
3. During the sleep timer countdown period, press the Sleep button to
view the remaining time as needed or to change the sleep timer setting.
4. Your clock radio will switch off after the preset sleep time has
elapsed.
5. To cancel the sleep timer and switch off your radio before the chosen
sleep time has elapsed, press the On / Off button.
To cancel the sleep timer and leave the radio switched on, repeatedly
press and release the Sleep button to set the sleep timer to 0 minutes.
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Clock display
When your clock radio is in Standby mode you can set the display to show
either the time or the time and date.
1. Press and release the Display button to toggle between showing the
time or showing both the date and time.
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Dimmer
The brightness of the display can be adjusted while the unit is in Standby
mode or while playing.
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1. In order to adapt the intensity of the display to suit the ambient room
lighting, press the Dimmer button to select the dimmer brightness
from High, Mid, Low and an almost off 'night-time' setting.
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Software version
The software display cannot be altered and is just for your reference.
Ensure your clock radio is switched on.
1. Press and release the Function button to select either the DAB or
FM mode.
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2. Press and release the Menu button.
3. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until 'SW version' appears on
the display.
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4. Press and release the Select button to view the software information.
5. After several seconds your clock radio will exit the menu.
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USB socket for software upgrade
As software updates become available software and information on how
to update your clock radio may be found at www.robertsradio.co.uk
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System reset
If your clock radio fails to operate correctly, or some digits on the display
are missing or incomplete carry out the following procedure.
1. Ensure your clock radio is switched on. Press and release the Function
button to select either the DAB or FM mode.
2.
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Press and release the Menu button.
3. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until 'Factory Reset' appears
on the display. Press and release the Select button.
4. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until 'Yes' is highlighted on
the display. If you do not wish to carry out a system reset, highlight
'No' and then press the Select button. The display will revert to the
previous menu.
5. With 'Yes' selected, press and release the Select button. A full reset
will be performed. The station list and presets will be erased. Alarms
will be cancelled and snooze and sleep timer settings will be set to
their default values. The display will show 'Restarting' and after a few
seconds a station scan search will be performed automatically. The
display will show progress of the station search. The number on the
right of the display is the number of stations that have been found.
In case of malfunction due to electrostatic discharge, reset the product
as above to resume normal operation. If you are not able to perform the
reset operation as above, removal and reconnection of the power supply
may be required.
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3,4
3,4
3-5
If a problem persists our technical staff would be pleased to offer any
assistance on operating the clock radio. Our technical helpline number
is 020 8758 0338.
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Headphone socket
A 3.5mm stereo Headphone Socket is provided on the rear of your clock
radio for use with headphones or an earpiece. Inserting a plug automatically
mutes the internal loudspeakers.
Please be aware that the sensitivity of headphones can vary widely. We
therefore recommend setting volume to a low level before connecting
headphones to the clock radio.
IMPORTANT: Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones
can cause hearing loss.
Auxiliary Input (Line in) socket
A 3.5mm stereo Auxiliary Input socket is provided on the rear of your
clock radio to permit an audio signal to be fed into the unit from an external
audio device such as iPod, MP3 or CD player.
1. Connect a stereo or mono audio source (for example, iPod, MP3 or
CD player) to the Auxiliary Input socket (marked "Aux").
2. Press and release the Function button until 'AUX' is selected on the
display.
3. Adjust the Volume control on your iPod, MP3 or CD player to ensure
an adequate signal and then adjust the volume on the clock radio for
comfortable listening.
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Cautions
Do not allow this clock radio to be exposed to water, steam or sand. Do
not leave your radio where excessive heat could cause damage. It is
recommended that the DAB band be used wherever possible as better
results in terms of quality and freedom from interference will usually be
obtained than on the FM band.
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The clock radio shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that
no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the
radio.
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It is recommended to operate the product such that there is a minimum
distance (10cm recommended) to adjacent objects in order to ensure
good ventilation.
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The ventilation of the product should not be restricted by covering it or
its ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, table-cloths,
curtains etc.
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No naked flame sources such as lighted candles should be placed on
the product.
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It is recommended to avoid using or storing the product at extremes
of temperature. Avoid leaving the unit in cars, on window sills in direct
sunlight etc.
The name plate is located on the underside of your clock radio.
Specifications
Circuit features
Power Requirements
Mains
AC 100
Loudspeakers
78mm
Output power
2 x 1W
240V 50/60Hz (Adaptor)
Frequency Coverage
FM
87.5-108MHz
Headphone socket
3.5mm dia
DAB
174.928 - 239.200MHz
Auxiliary input socket
3.5mm dia
Aerial System
FM
Wire aerial
DAB
Wire aerial
The Company reserves the right to amend the specification without notice.
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Guarantee
This instrument is guaranteed for twelve months from the date of delivery to the original owner against failure due to faulty workmanship or component
breakdown, subject to the procedure stated below. Should any component or part fail during this guarantee period it will be repaired or replaced free
of charge.
The guarantee does not cover:
1. Damage resulting from incorrect use.
2. Consequential damage.
3. Receivers with removed or defaced serial numbers.
Procedure:
Any claim under this guarantee should be made through the dealer from whom the instrument was purchased. It is likely that your Roberts' dealer
will be able to attend to any defect quickly and efficiently but should it be necessary the dealer will return the instrument to the Company’s service
department for attention. In the event that it is not possible to return the instrument to the Roberts' dealer from whom it was purchased, please contact
Roberts Radio Technical Services at the address shown below.
These statements do not affect the statutory rights of a consumer.
ROBERTS RADIO TECHNICAL SERVICES
97-99 Worton Road
Isleworth
Middlesex
TW7 6EG
Technical Helpline :- 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri during office hours)
Web site: http://www.robertsradio.co.uk
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