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MS3105
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CAUT I ON
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT USE THIS PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES
CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE. TO PREVENT FIRE
OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
C AU T I O N
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle is intented to
alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated ‘dangerous voltage’
within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK), NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
!
The exclamation point within
an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(ser vi ci ng) instr ucti ons in
the liter ature accompanying the appl iance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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 fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified 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.
This appliance shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing water and no object filled with
liquids such as vases shall be placed on the apparatus.
Do not overload wall outlet. Use only power source as indicated.
Use replacement parts as specified by the manufacturer.
The product may be mounted to a wall only if recommended by the manufacturer.
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks.
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BEFORE WE BEGIN
Thank you for purchasing this Emerson audio product. The Emerson brand is your
assurance of quality, performance and value.
Our engineers have included many useful and convenient features in this product.
Please be sure to read this Owner’s Manual completely to make sure you are
getting the maximum benefit from each feature.
This product was manufactured using the highest quality components and standards
of workmanship. It was tested by Emerson inspectors and found to be in perfect
working order before it left our factory. However, there is always the chance that
some problem may occur because of rough handling during shipment to the retail
store or to the final consumer.
If, after reading this Manual, you experience any problems with the operation of
this product, please refer to the instructions for obtaining service at the end of this
Manual. Emerson and Emerson retailers are committed to your satisfaction.
Once again, thanks for purchasing this Emerson audio product.
For future reference, record the serial number in the space provided.
Model No: MS3105
Serial No:
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IMPORTANT NOTES
• Avoid installing this unit in places
exposed to direct sunlight or close to
heat radiating appliances such as
electric heaters, on top of other stereo
equipment that radiates too much heat,
places lacking ventilation or dusty areas,
places subject to constant vibration and/
or humid or moist areas.
• Operate controls and switches as
described in the manual.
• Before turning ‘On’ the power, make
certain that power cord is properly
installed.
• Store your CDs, in a cool area to avoid
damage from heat.
• When moving the set, be sure to first
disconnect the power cord.
• Do not attempt to clean this unit with
chemical solvents as this might damage
the finish. Use a clean dry cloth.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
APPAREIL Á LASER DE CLASSE 1
PRODUCTO LASER DE CLASE 1
CAUTION
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION
WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCKS
DEFEATED.
AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM
This product contains a low power Laser Device.
FCC INFORMATION
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 protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. 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
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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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PREPARATION FOR USE
UNPACKING AND SET-UP
• Carefully remove the main unit, speakers, and remote control from the carton,
and remove all packing materials from the components.
• Remove any descriptive labels or stickers from the front panel of the main
unit. Do not remove any labels or stickers on the back panel of the main unit or
the speakers.
• Carefully remove any small strips of tape that may have been used to hold the
CD door closed during shipment.
• Unwind the AC power cord on the main unit and extend it to its full length.
• Unwind the lead wire FM antenna on the back of the main unit and extend it to
its full length.
• Please save the carton and packing materials in case it ever becomes
necessary to return your unit for service. The original carton and packing
materials are the only way to protect your unit from damage in transit.
• Place the system on a stable, level shelf, table, desk or stand, out of direct
sunlight, convenient to a 120V 60Hz AC outlet, and away from sources of
excess heat, dust, moisture or humidity.
POSITIONING THE MAIN UNIT AND SPEAKERS
The main unit and the speakers are designed to be used on a shelf, desk, table or
stand. The main unit is shipped with two plastic legs installed for added stability
when the system is used on a flat surface. These two plastic legs allow the main
unit to “lean backward” slightly and prevent it from tipping forward when the CD
door is opened.
IMPORTANT: THESE TWO PLASTIC LEGS MUST REMAIN ON THE
MAIN UNIT FOR TABLE-TOP, DESK-TOP, OR SHELF OPERATION.
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PROTECT YOUR FURNITURE
This model is equipped with non-skid rubber 'feet' to prevent the product from
moving when you operate the controls. These 'feet' are made from non-migrating
rubber material specially formulated to avoid leaving any marks or stains on your
furniture. However certain types of oil based furniture polishes, wood preservatives,
or cleaning sprays may cause the rubber 'feet' to soften, and leave marks or a
rubber residue on the furniture. To prevent any damage to your furniture we strongly
recommend that you purchase small self-adhesive felt pads, available at hardware
stores and home improvement centers everywhere, and apply these pads to the
bottom of the rubber 'feet' before you place the product on fine wooden furniture.
NOTE: If this system is to be used on a bookshelf, or inside a cabinet, be sure to
allow at least 3 inches clearance between the top of the main unit and the shelf
above the unit so that the CD door can open fully without interference. If the CD
door encounters an obstruction as it is opening, the door will close automatically.
Do not block the ventilation openings on the top or back of the main unit.
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SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
Connect the speakers to the red (+) and black (–) terminals on top of the unit as
shown below.
(Press the red (+) or black (–) terminal tab, insert wire, release tab to hold wire in
place.)
The speakers may be placed close to the main unit or as far apart as the cables
will allow. Please leave a gap of at least 1/4” between the main unit and speakers
to prevent any vibration in the speakers from causing the CD player to skip.
NOTE: The speakers are not magnetically shielded. They should not be placed
directly on top of, or next to, a TV set. The magnets in the speakers could cause
color distortion on the TV screen if the speakers are too close to the TV.
The entire system may also be wall-mounted if desired. Wall-mounting instructions
can be found at the end of this manual.
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CONNECTING TO EXTERNAL AUDIO SOURCES
• Connect your playback* equipment (eg. MiniDisc or cassette player) to the
AUX IN jacks.
LINE
OUT
TV
AUX IN
L R
• Connect your recording equipment (eg. MiniDisc or cassette recorder) into
the LINE OUT jacks.
CASSETTE
RECORDER
LINE IN
L R
LINE OUT
* Other examples of playback equipment include your TV, video recorder, DVD
player or satellite receiver, or your computer or games console.
Always refer to the equipment manufacturer’s instructions.
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POWER SOURCE
This system is designed to operate on 120V AC 60Hz power supply only. Connecting
this system to any other power source may cause damage to the system and such
damage is not covered by your warranty.
Make sure that you connect this system to an AC outlet that is always “live”. Do not
connect this system to an AC outlet that is controlled by a wall switch.
1.) Unwind the AC Power Cord completely.
2.) Insert the plug into any convenient 120V 60Hz AC outlet.
NOTE: This unit has a polarized AC plug with one wide blade and one narrow
blade. This plug will only fit into a matching polarized AC outlet. This is a safety
feature to reduce the possibility of electric shock. If this plug will not fit in your AC
outlet, you probably have an outdated non-polarized outlet. You should have your
outdated outlet changed by a qualified, licensed electrician. Do not file the wide
blade on the plug, or use an adapter to make the plug fit into your outlet. This
defeats the safety feature and could expose you to electric shock.
AC Outlet
AC Plug
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INSTALLING REMOTE CONTROL BATTERIES
The remote controller requires 2 “AAA” batteries (not included). Please use a wellknown brand of alkaline batteries for longest life and best performance.
Remove the remote control battery compartment cover by sliding the cover in the
direction of the
arrow..
Insert 2 “AAA” alkaline batteries into the compartment. Be sure to observe the
polarity markings inside the battery compartment. If the batteries are inserted
incorrectly the remote control will not operate.
The remote control must be pointed at the remote sensor on the lower part of the
front panel. The effective operating range of the remote control is approximately
15 feet. The effective operating angle is approximately 15 degrees to the left or
right of ‘dead center’.
When the operation of the remote control becomes intermittent, or the operating
range of the remote is reduced, replace the batteries.
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 in 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.)
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
COLOR
1.)
POWER/STANDBY Button.
15.) PLAY CD 3 Button.
2.)
Skip-Rev/Search Button.
16.) VOLUME
3.)
Up/ Down Buttons.
17.) PRESET-UP/RANDOM Button.
CD Stop Button.
4.)
Skip-Fwd/Search Button.
18.) TIME MODE/REMAIN Button.
5.)
CD Play/Pause Button.
19.) PRESET-DOWN/REPEAT Button.
6.) TIME-SET/MEMORY Button.
20.) CD/DISC SKIP Button.
7.) CD Door
21.) TUNER/BAND Button.
OPEN/CLOSE Button.
8.) PLAY CD 1 Button.
22.) AUX Input Button.
9.) Muti-function LCD Display.
23.) LINE OUT L/R Jacks.
10.) PLAY CD 2 Button.
24.) AUX IN L/R Jacks.
11.) SLEEP Button.
25.) SPEAKERS Terminals.
12.) TIMER Button.
26.) AC Power Cord.
13.) EQ (Equalizer) Button.
27.) PHONES
14.) COLOR Button.
28.) FM antenna wire.
Jack.
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REMOTE CONTROL
29.)
POWER/STANDBY Button.
30.) CD/DISC SKIP Button.
31.) TUNER/BAND Button.
32.) AUX Input Button.
33.)
SKIP FWD Button.
34.)
PLAY/PAUSE Button.
DISC SKIP
STANDBY
35.) REMAIN/TIME MODE Button.
PLAY/PAUSE
SKIP-REV.
36.) RANDOM/PRESET-UP Button.
OPEN/CLOSE
SKIP-FWD.
STOP
37.) MEMORY/TIME-SET Button.
38.) CD3 Play Button.
39.) MUTE Button.
40.) VOL
UP/ DOWN Buttons.
COLOR
41.)
42.)
SKIP REV Button.
DOWN -PRESET -UP
CD STOP Button.
MEMORY
VOL - UP
43.) CD Door
TIME MODE
TIME-SET
OPEN/CLOSE Button.
44.) CD Track / TUNER Channel numbers.
VOL - DOWN
45.) COLOR Button.
46.) REPEAT/PRESET-DOWN Button.
47.) CD1 Play Button.
48.) CD2 Play Button.
49.) EQ (Equalizer) Button.
50.) Remote Transmitter.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TURNING THE SYSTEM ‘ON’
Plug the unit into the 120V 60Hz AC outlet.
At the front of the unit, the light within the POWER/STANDBY button
will be red
to indicate that the unit is in standby (standby means plugged-in but not switched
on).
COLOR
Main LCD display lights up and automatically shows self-demonstration mode if,
• Clock is not set.
• The unit is plugged in AC power the first time, or
• The AC power has been interrupted.
The display lighted colors change in sequence:
Switch the unit on by pressing the POWER/STANDBY
button on the front panel
or the remote control. The display self-demonstration mode stops.
The unit is now ready to use.
COLOR Button
You may turn the color-changing feature “On” or “Off” by pressing the COLOR
Button on front panel or remote control.
(To switch the unit back to standby, simply press
button again.)
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SETTING THE CLOCK
Use the buttons on the unit’s front panel to carry out this procedure.
1.) Press
POWER/STANDBY button to switch the unit “On”.
2.) Press the AUX button.
(Note the time setting flashes in the center of
the display.)
3.) Press the TIME-SET/MEMORY button so that
or
the hour setting flashes, then press
button to set the correct hour (making sure the
flashing AMor PM is correct).
4.) Press TIME-SET/MEMORY so that the minute
setting flashes, then press
or
button to
set the correct minute.
5.) Press TIME-SET/MEMORY to finish clock
setting.
Once the time has stopped flashing, the clock is
set.
NOTE: If ever you find the display self-demonstration mode comes on, this means
that the clock needs to be re-set (possibly due to the unit having been disconnected
from the AC power outlet, or a power interruption).
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GENERAL CONTROLS
Switch the unit “On” or “Off” by pressing the
button.
Selecting The Sound Source
To select the sound source you wish to listen to, press:
• CD/DISC SKIP to listen to compact disc, or
• TUNER/BAND to listen to radio, or
• AUX to listen to auxiliary equipment connected to the AUX IN jacks.
Volume Controls
To adjust the volume, use VOLUME
UP/ DOWN Buttons.
To shut off the sound temporarily, press MUTE on the remote (press again to
restore sound).
(Note that mute is indicated by the MUTE indicator appears in display.)
Headphones
For private listening, plug a pair of stereo headphones (not included) into the
PHONES
jack on top of the unit.
When headphones are plugged-in, the speakers are switched off automatically.
NOTE:
Always reduce the volume level before you put the headphones on. Then gradually
increase the volume to a comfortable level.
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EQ (Graphic Equalizer) Button
The graphic equalizer (EQ) adjusts the character of the sound. It provides a range
of 4 tonal shapes: ROCK, CLASSIC, POP and FLAT.
Press EQ repeatedly to set the graphic equalizer according to your taste or the
style of music being played. The selected setting:
ROCK, CLASSIC, POP or FLAT appears at the bottom of the display.
Standby (Power Off)
To switch off to standby, press the
button.
Note* - This unit is intended to be switched off to standby. If you unplug the unit,
the clock setting will be incorrect when you switch on again. Additionally, any timer
setting will be lost.
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LISTENING TO THE RADIO
Tuning-in A New Radio Station
Pressing TUNER/BAND button selects radio operation. The display indicates the
tuning frequency. At the left of the display, the band is indicated: FM or AM. Pressing
the TUNER/BAND button changes the band.
After selecting the required band, you can tune to a radio station in either of the
following ways:
Automatic Tuning
• To search up or down the band for a station, hold in
or
button
for 2 seconds then release. The tuner will search up or down until it finds a
strong station and stop on that station. Repeat until you find the desired station.
Manual Tuning
• To change frequency one step at a time, repeatedly press and release
or
button until the frequency of the desired station appears on the display.
You can keep any new station you’ve tuned-in by storing it in the memory.
(see following page)
Note: For best FM reception, position the lead wire FM antenna for least interference.
(Note if AM reception is poor, you may need to rotate the unit.)
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Presetting Stations In The Tuner Memory
You can preset up to 40 stations (20 AM and 20 FM) in the tuner memory for
immediate recall.
1.) Tune to the first station you wish
to memorize using the either the
Automatic or Manual Tuning
method described on page16.
Example: FM 103.5 MHz.
2.) W h e n t h e d e s i r e d s t a t i o n
frequency appears on the display
press the TIME-SET/MEMORY
button on the front panel or
remote control. The MEMORY
indicator and Preset Memory
(Channel) number “00” will flash in the display.
3.) While the MEMORY indicator is
flashing press the PRESET UP/
RANDOM button on the front
panel or remote control to
advance the Preset Memory
(Channel) number from “00” to “01”.
4.) Then press the TIME-SET/
MEMORY button again to enter
the desired station in Preset
Memory (Channel) number 01.
The MEMORY indicator stops
flashing and the display appears.
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5.) Tune to the next station to be memorized, press the TIME-SET/MEMORY
button, press the PRESET UP/RANDOM button to select Preset (Channel)
number “02”, and press the TIME SET/MEMORY button again.
6.) Repeat Step 5, selecting a different Preset (Channel) number each time, until
you have entered up to 20 stations on one band, then press the TUNER/
BAND button to select the other band and follow the same procedure to preset
up to 20 stations on that band.
NOTE:
You may also select the Preset (Channel) numbers directly by pressing the
appropriate number buttons on the remote control while the MEMORY indicator is
flashing.
• To select Preset (Channel) numbers 1 through 9, press the corresponding number
buttons.
• To select Preset (Channel) numbers 11 through 19, press the “+10” button first
and then appropriate number button.
• To select Preset (Channel) number 20, press the “+10” button twice, then press
the “0” button.
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Recalling Preset Stations
1.) Press the TUNER/BAND button to select the Tuner function and the desired
band.
2.) Press the PRESET UP/RANDOM or PRESET DOWN/REPEAT buttons on
the front panel or the remote control to select the desired Preset (Channel)
number.
NOTE:
You may also select the Preset (Channel) numbers directly by pressing the
appropriate number buttons on the remote control.
• To select Preset (Channel) numbers 1 through 9, press the corresponding number
buttons.
• To select Preset (Channel) numbers 11 through 19, press the “+10” button first
and then appropriate number button.
• To select Preset (Channel) number 20, press the “+10” button twice, then press
the “0” button.
Changing Preset Stations
To change any preset station simply enter a new station in the Preset (Channel)
number that you wish to change. When the new station is entered in the memory
the previously memorized station will be erased.
TIME MODE/REMAIN Button
During Tuner operation the display will show the frequency of the radio station. To
see the time press the TIME MODE/REMAIN button once on the front panel or
remote control. The display will show the time for approximately 10 seconds and
then change back to radio frequency automatically.
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PLAYING COMPACT DISCS
This system can play normal CDs, and most Recordable CDs (CD-R), and
Rewriteable CDs (CD-RW). However the playability of CD-R and CD-RW discs is
dependent on the type of software used for ‘ripping’and ‘burning’the discs, and
the quality of the blank discs used for recording. 100% playback compatibility
cannot be guaranteed. This is not an indication of any problem with this system.
IMPORTANT:
Never open or close the CD door rapidly by hand - doing so will damage the
mechanism.
In an emergency situation (eg. an AC power failure) where you have no option
other than to open or close the door by hand, do so very slowly and very gently.
APPLY ONLY LIGHT PRESSURE - NEVER USE FORCE ON THE DOOR.
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Normal Playback
1.) Press the
POWER/STANDBY button to turn the system ‘On’. The display
and CD door lighting comes on.
2.) Press the CD/DISC SKIP button
on the front panel or remote
CD
control to select the CD function.
The display will show a series of
flashing “dashes” (— — — ) while
the player searches for a disc,
and then the words “no disc” will appear.
3.) Press the
OPEN/CLOSE button on the front panel or remote control to
open the CD door.
IMPORTANT: THIS SYSTEM IS SHIPPED
WITH THREE (3) DUMMY PAPER “CDs”
IN THE M ECHANISM FOR DISPLAY
PURPOSES ONLY. THESE DUMMY CDs
MUST BE REMOVED AND DISCARDED
BEFORE YOU CAN USE THE CD PLAYER.
PLEASE REMOVE AND DISPOSE OF THEM NOW.
4.) Insert up to 3 CDs in the mechanisms with the printed label side facing outward.
Press down gently on each disc near the center hole to make sure that the
D M U SI
C
C
discs are properly ‘seated’on the spindles.
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5.) Press the
OPEN/CLOSE button to close the CD door..
Do not close the door by hand. Each of the discs will spin momentarily and
then the system will read the first
disc and the display will show the
DISC
CD
1
TOTAL
total tracks and playing time of the
first disc.
6.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button on the front panel or remote control to
begin playback on the first disc. If you loaded more than one disc in the player
you may also press the CD1, CD2, or CD3 buttons on the front panel or remote
control to begin playback on any of the discs in the player. Playback will begin
on Track 1 and continue until the end of the disc. The display will show the
elapsed playing time of each track as it plays. If there is more than one disc in
the player, playback will continue until all tracks on all discs have been played,
then the player will stop and the display will show the total tracks and playing
time on the last disc.
7.) To stop playback at any time press the STOP
button on the front panel or
remote control. Playback stops and the display will show the total tracks and
playing time on the disc that was playing.
Removing Discs From The Player
When you are finished listening press the STOP
necessary and then press the
< button to stop playback if
OPEN/CLOSE button to open the CD door. Place
your finger in the cut-out at the edge of each CD compartment and gently lift the
disc off the spindle.
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Immediate CD Playback
If you are listening to the radio or an auxiliary audio source you can begin immediate
CD playback by pressing the CD1, CD2, or CD3 buttons on the front panel or the
remote control.
Pause Control
To Pause momentarily during CD playback press the PLAY/PAUSE
button
again. The sound stops and the time display flashes but the disc continues to spin.
button once more to cancel pause and resume normal
Press the PLAY/PAUSE
playback.
DISC
Skip/Search (
/
TRACK
1
CD
) Controls
• During playback, to skip to higher or lower numbered tracks, repeatedly press
the
/
buttons until the desired track number appears in the display.
Playback will begin on the desired track.
• During playback, to quickly search forward or backward for a particular passage
/
within a track, depress and hold the
buttons until you find the desired
passage, then release the buttons. Normal playback will resume at that point.
Direct Track Selection (Remote Control Only)
During CD playback you may also select a track by pressing the corresponding
number button on the remote control.
• To select track numbers from 10 to 19 press the “+10” button once and then the
appropriate number button.
• To select track numbers higher than 20, press the “+10” button twice, then press
the appropriate number button.
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Repeat Playback
You can repeat all discs, one disc, or just one track. To select the mode you require,
press PRESET-DOWN/REPEAT button until the top of the display indicates one
of the following:
All discs repeat
ALL DISC
One disc repeat
1
One track repeat
1
DISC
To cancel repeat play, press PRESET-DOWN/REPEAT button until the repeat
symbol
disappears from the display.
Random Playback
You can play tracks in random order (from one disc or all discs).
To select the mode you require, press PRESET-UP/RANDOM button until the
display indicates one of the following:
RANDOM
ALL DISC
RANDOM
1
DISC
To cancel random play, press PRESET-UP/RANDOM button until the word
RANDOM disappears from the display.
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Programmed Playback
This system has a 60 track programmable memory that allows you to program up
60 tracks on 3 discs for playback in any desired order.
NOTE: YOU CANNOT PROGRAM THE PLAYER WHILE A DISC IS PLAYING.
YOU MUST PRESS THE STOP
BUTTON TO STOP PLAYBACK BEFORE
BEGINNING THE PROGRAM STEPS BELOW.
1.) Load up to 3 discs in the player
as usual. Close the CD door and
DISC
CD
1
TOTAL
wait until the display shows the
total tracks and playing time of
the first disc.
DISC
CD
1
2.) Press the TIME-SET/MEMORY
button to enter the Program
MEMORY
mode. The display will show
TRACK #
track number “00” and “P – 01”
PROGRAM #
(program memory number 1), and the MEMORY indicator will be flashing.
3.) Select the disc number which
CD
contains the first track to be
programmed by pressing the CD/
DISC
3
MEMORY
DISC SKIP button until the
desired DISC number appears in the display. Example: Disc 3
4.) Press the Skip
or
buttons
CD
to select the first track to be
DISC
3
MEMORY
programmed.
Example: Track 7
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5.) When the desired disc and track
CD
numbers appear in the display
DISC
press the TIME-SET/MEMORY
3
MEMORY
button again to enter that disc and track in Program Memory number 1. The
track number display returns to “00” and the Program Memory number display
advances to “P – 02”.
6.) Repeat Steps 3, 4, and 5, selecting different disc and track numbers each
time as desired until you have entered up to 60 tracks in the program memory.
CAUTION: If the STOP
button is pressed before you finish programming
the player exits the program mode and all previously stored information is
erased.
7.) When you have entered all the
CD
TRACK
desired tracks in the program
DISC
memory press the PLAY/PAUSE
3
MEMORY
button to begin programmed playback. The tracks that you programmed
will play in the desired order.
CD
After the last programmed track
has played the player stops but
DISC
3
MEMORY
the program remains in the
memory. Press the PLAY/PAUSE
to play the programmed sequence again.
The programmed sequence remains in the memory even if you switch to the
TUNER or AUX function, or shut the system ‘Off’.
Clearing The Program Memory
If a disc is playing press the STOP
the STOP
button once to stop playback and then press
button again to clear the program memory. The program memory will
also be cleared if the CD door is opened.
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Program Repeat Function
You can use the Program and Repeat functions together to continuously repeat
the programmed sequence. After programming the desired sequence press the
PRESET-DOWN/REPEAT button until the “
the display, then press the PLAY/PAUSE
playback.
ALL DISC” indicator appears in
button to begin programmed repeat
To cancel programmed repeat function press the PRESET-DOWN/REPEAT button
until no “
” indicator appears in the display, or open the CD door.
Editing The Program
The player must be in the Stop mode to edit the program.
• To change a track, press TIME-SET/MEMORY button repeatedly until the
required “P –” number is displayed.
Next, press
or
button to change the track number, then press TIME-
SET/MEMORY button to store the change.
• To delete a track, press TIME-SET/MEMORY button repeatedly until the
required “P –” number is displayed.
Next, press
or
button to change the track number to “00”, then press
TIME-SET/MEMORY button to store the change.
• To add a track, press TIME-SET/MEMORY button repeatedly until track number
“00” is displayed.
Next, use CD/DISC SKIP button and
or
buttons to select required disc
and track number, then press TIME-SET/MEMORY button to store the change.
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Track and Time Displays
• The correct time is displayed when the system is in the Standby or AUX
modes.
• In TUNER mode the radio frequency is displayed. Press the TIME-MODE/
REMAIN button repeatedly to cycle the display as follows:
Time Display
Timer On setting
Timer Off setting
Radio Frequency..
• In CD play mode the track number and elapsed playing time are displayed.
Press the TIME-MODE/REMAIN button repeatedly to cycle the display as
follows:
Remaining Time of the Track
Time of the Track
Remaining Time on the Disc
Time Display
Timer On setting
Timer Off setting
Elapsed Time of the Track, etc., etc.
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TIMER OPERATION
The Timer facility allows you to set the unit to switch itself “On” and “Off”
automatically, for example, to wake you up each morning.
While setting up the Timer, make sure you carry out each step within 5 seconds,
otherwise the operation will time out and you will have to start again.
NOTE: During timer setup, always check the AM/PM indicator (to the left of the
time) to ensure you make the correct settings.
1.) Select the radio station or CD you wish to play when the unit switches on.
(For CD this can be a programmed selection of tracks if desired.)
2.) Press TIME MODE/REMAIN button repeatedly until TIMER ON indicator
flashes at the right of the display, then press TIME-SET/MEMORY button
immediately.
The switch-on time (hour setting) will flash.
3.) Immediately press
or
buttons to set the hour (making sure the flashing
AM or PM is correct), then press TIME-SET/MEMORY button.
The minute setting will flash.
4.) Immediately press
or
buttons to set the minute, then press TIME-SET/
MEMORY button again.
5.) Press TIME MODE/REMAIN button repeatedly until TIMER OFF indicator
flashes at the right of the display, then press TIME-SET/MEMORY button
immediately.
The switch-off time (hour setting) will flash.
6.) Immediately press
or
buttons to set the hour, then press TIME-SET/
MEMORY button.
The minute setting will flash.
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7.) Immediately press
MEMORY button.
or
buttons to set the minute, then press TIME-SET/
The “switch-on” and “switch-off” times have now been set. To check them at any
time, press TIME MODE/REMAIN button repeatedly to step through the TIMER
ON and TIMER OFF settings on the display.
8.) To activate the timer, press TIMER button (on the front panel) so that TIMER
Indicator appears at the right of the display.
9.) Press
POWER/STANDBY button to switch off the unit to Standby mode.
Timer operation is now set. The unit will switch itself on and off at the set times,
every day.
NOTE: If ever you find the display self-demonstration mode comes on, this means
that the clock needs to be re-set (possibly due to the unit having been disconnected
from the AC power outlet, or a power interruption).
Cancelling Timer Operation
If you don’t want the unit to switch itself on, for example at weekends, press TIMER
button (on the front panel) so that the word TIMER is not displayed. (The timer
settings are still retained for the next time you wish to activate the timer.)
To activate timer operation again, repeat steps 8 and 9 above.
Sleep Timer
The unit has a sleep timer. Activating the sleep timer while you’re listening to a
radio station or CD will make the unit switch itself off after 90 minutes.
• To activate the sleep timer, press SLEEP button (on the front panel) so that
SLEEP indicator appears on the display.
• Press and hold the SLEEP button to adjust 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, or 10
minutes of sleep time.
• To cancel the sleep timer, press SLEEP button so that the word SLEEP
disappears.
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WALL MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: The plastic legs must be removed from the main unit before wall mounting.
To remove the legs, slide them downward as shown.
To re-attach the legs, slide the U-shaped cut-outs
in the legs upwards over the round posts at the
back of the unit. Make sure the legs are pushed
up all the way.
If you decide to wall mount your MS3105 audio system please read and
carefully follow these instructions:
NOTE: Wall mounting hardware is not included. You should purchase the
appropriate type of anchors for the wall where the unit will be mounted. (Solid-wall,
Hollow-wall, etc.) Wall anchors are available at hardware stores and home
improvement centers. Tools required: Electric drill, Hammer, Screwdriver.
General Precautions and Recommendations
• When choosing a location for wall mounting remember that the main unit must
be connected to an AC outlet. The AC power cord of the main unit should be
able to hang straight down from the main unit to the AC outlet.
See Figure 1.
Incorrect
Correct
Figure 1
Connect the main unit to the AC outlet and position it against the wall in your
desired location. Make sure that the plug remains firmly and full inserted into the
outlet. There should be just enough slack in the power cord so that the plug can be
easily removed from, and reconnected to the AC outlet.
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• Have someone hold the main unit against the wall in the desired location and
make a pencil mark on the wall to indicate center point of the top edge of the
cabinet.
PENCIL MARK AT CENTER
• If there is no AC outlet directly below the desired mounting location you may
use a UL approved extension cord. In this case you should allow the AC plug
of the main unit to reach all the way to the floor and connect the extension cord
on the floor, not above the floor. See Figure 2.
Correct
Incorrect
Figure 2
• Although all major functions of this system, including opening/closing the front
cover, can be operated by the remote control, you must still load and unload
your CD's manually. Therefore the main unit should be mounted at a height
that is convenient and comfortable for changing discs.
IMPORTANT: The front cover requires 3" clearance to open fully. If you plan to
mount the unit under a shelf, in a cabinet. etc, you must allow at least 3" clearance
above the unit so that the door can open completely without obstruction. If the front
cover encounters some obstruction as it is opening, the motor will reverse
automatically and the door will close immediately.
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TEMPLATE INSTRUCTIONS
1.) Select the desired location for wall mounting after carefully reviewing the
"General Precautions and Recommendations" of the wall mounting
instructions.
2.) Tape the template to the wall, or other surface, in the desired location. Align
the top edge of the template with the pencil mark you made on the wall. Be
sure to allow at least 3" clearance above the main unit, for the CD door to open
fully.
3.) Make sure that the template is level.
4.) Use an awl, ice pick, a nail or similar pointed tool, and push through the template
to make a small starter hole in the wall surface as indicated by the "Drill Hole
Here" marks. Then remove the template from the wall.
5.) Before You Drill: Make sure that there are no water plpes, gas pipes,
electrical wires on other obstructions or hazards behind the wall in your
chosen mounting location. If you are not sure about this. and don't know
how to check, perhaps you should consider having the system mounted
by someone with the necessary experience.
6.) Make sure that you are using the correct type of anchors for your wall. If the
wall material is Sheetrock® (sometimes called wall-board, gypsum-board, or
plaster-board) you can use plastic ‘hollow-wall anchors’. If your wall is solid
plaster, concrete, brick, or similar solid material, use the appropriate type of
‘solid-wall anchors’. If your wall is solid wood, you may be able to use roundhead wood screws without anchors.
IMPORTANT: If you have no experience installing wall anchors you should have
this system mounted by someone who does have the proper experience.
Whichever type anchors you use, make sure that the diameter of the screw
heads is at least 1/4”.
Follow the instructions supplied with the wall anchors to determine the proper size
drill bit to use in your electric drill. After installing the proper size bit, drill holes in
the wall surface at the 4 locations where you made the starter holes in Step 4.
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7.) Insert the tip of the anchor into each hole and use a hammer to tap the anchors
all the way in until they are flush with the wall surface.
8.) Insert the screw into the anchor and tighten the screw until it touches the collar
on the anchor. This causes the anchor to spread inside the wall and locks the
anchor in place.
9.) Loosen the screw until there is a gap about 1/8" between the screw head and
the wall.
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10.) Position the main unit over the two screw heads so that the heads of the
screws fit into bottom of each "Keyhole" on the back cabinet. When the two
screw heads are inside the keyholes, slide the main unit slightly downward
until each screw head is in the top of the keyhole.
Insert screw head into keyhole
Slide unit downward to lock unit
in position
If the main unit is still loose, you probably left too large a gap between the screw
head and the wall. Slide the unit slightly upward and take it off the mounting screws.
Tighten one or both screws slightly and remount the unit. It should fit snugly against
the wall and not move when you are loading or unloading CD's.
Follow a similar procedure to mount each speaker.
NOTE: It will be necessary to remove the main unit from the wall to connect the
speaker wires. If there is any excess speaker wire hanging between the
main unit and the speakers, remove the speaker from the wall and use a
twist-tie to secure the excess wire to the lower metal bracket on the back
of the speaker cabinet, then remount the speakers.
NOTE: You can also purchase plastic cord covers at most home improvement
centers. These covers can easily be cut to any desired length and attached
to the wall to conceal the speaker wires and AC power cord if necessary.
The covers can also be painted or wall papered to match the surrounding
wall surface.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
COMPACT DISC CARE
• To remove a disc from its storage case, press down on the center of the case
and lift the disc out, holding it carefully by the edges.
• Fingerprints and dust should be carefully wiped off the disc’s recorded surface
with a soft cloth.Unlike conventional records, compact discs have no grooves
to collect dust and microscopic debris, so gently wiping with a soft cloth should
remove most particles. Wipe in a straight line from the inside to the outside of
the disc. Small dust particles and light stains will have absolutely no effect on
reproduction quality.
• Clean the disc periodically with a soft, lint-free, dry cloth. Never use detergents
or abrasive cleaners to clean the disc. If necessary, use a CD cleaning kit.
• Never write on or affix labels to the surface of compact discs.
CARE OF THE CABINET
If the cabinet becomes dusty wipe it with a soft dry dust cloth. Do not use any wax,
polish sprays, or abrasive cleaners on the cabinet.
CAUTION
Never allow any water or other liquids to get inside the unit while cleaning.
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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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SERVICE
TO FIND THE LOCATION AND PHONE
NUMBER OF YOUR NEAREST SERVICE
CENTER PERMITTED TO PERFORM
WARRANTY...
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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