Crosley Model CR12-1 MP3 Jukebox
Unpacking Instructions & User Guide
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please read the instructions before connecting Jukebox to
power source! Save all boxes and packing material in case you need to return the
Jukebox. Do not break or destroy the foam packing. If item needs to be returned you will
be responsible for obtaining proper packing material and return shipping.
TO REMOVE JUKEBOX FROM SHIPPING CONTAINER: The Jukebox weighs
about 90 pounds so it is best if you have two people to unpack the unit. First, carefully
stand the shipping box on the top side. You will notice that the end of the box is taped on
all sides. Take a small knife and carefully slice through the tape to separate the inner
bottom section of the box from the outer container. You don't need to cut the cardboard,
cut only the tape. Next, carefully tip the unit first to its side and then to the upright
position. Now you should be able to lift the outer box up and away from the Jukebox.
Next, carefully remove the foam packing material from the top and sides of the unit,
taking extra care not to break or damage the foam, in case you need to return the
Jukebox. Note: You will find the remote control, external antenna, and catalog with
warranty information taped to the foam packing material. Remove them and lay aside
until you finish unpacking the unit.
To remove the plastic bag covering the unit, carefully tip the Jukebox to one side and pull
plastic free from that side. Repeat for other side. To remove the foam supports from the
bottom, tip the Jukebox to the side only enough to allow removal of the foam from that
side. This is easier to do if you have one person tip the unit while the other removes the
foam packing. Repeat to remove packing from opposite side.
Special Note: The CD Player has two pieces of clear tape across the front to protect it
from opening during shipment. You MUST remove this tape before attempting to open
the CD player drawer. Failure to do so could damage the CD Player.
Remove the plastic safety cover from the AC power plug. This product may be
equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider
than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet try reversing the plug. If
the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do
not defeat the purpose of the polarized plug.
We suggest that you keep all boxes and packing materials until your warranty has
expired. If you would need to return your product it is your responsibility to
provide proper packing for shipment to us.
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Table of Contents
Unpacking Instructions……..…………………………………………… Page 1
Jukebox Description……………………………………………………… Page 3
Getting Ready to Use Your New Jukebox
Carton contents, install batteries in remote, attach FM antenna…………… Page 4
Quick Start Guide to Control Functions
Shows layout of main control panel and describes each button function…. Page 5
Quick Start Guide to Using The Remote Control
Describes button functions on the remote control…………………………. Page 8
Step-by-Step Instructions – Operating the CD Player
View this page if you want to play an audio CD that you
purchased at a store………………………………………………………... Page 9
Step-by-Step Instructions – Playing MP3 CDs
View this page if you want to play a CD that is
in MP3 format. Also known as a jukebox CD…………………………….. Page 10
Step-by-Step Instructions – Using the AM/FM Radio
Explains how to use the AM/FM radio……………………………………. Page 11
Step-by-Step Instructions – Using the Auxiliary Input Feature
Describes how to connect your MP3 player to the jukebox
auxiliary input……………………………………………………………… Page 12
Troubleshooting Tips…………………………………………………….. Page 14
Product Specifications……………………………………………………. Page 14
Warranty& Returns Information………………………………………...Page 15
Important Safety Instructions…………………………………………… Page 16
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Please read these instructions before attempting to operate your new Jukebox!
There are just some things that were meant to be timeless. The jukebox is one of these
items that indeed transcend time and so is the Crosley name. To many, a jukebox is a way
to let the “good times roll” and is sure to add a little flare to any room. Well, Crosley has
found a way to truly “knock your socks off” with our MP3 Jukebox. No matter what
technology advancements are made throughout the years the jukebox has become a
“good-times” staple in most American families. By marrying the technology of today
with the looks of yesteryear our MP3 Jukebox is sure to amaze. The CR12-1 comes
complete with AM/FM Radio, Digital Tuner, and a CD Player that also reads MP3
Digital File Format. Auxiliary Inputs let you connect your portable MP3 device. What
more could anyone want? The color shifting LED accent lights will put the cherry on top
of anyone’s hot fudge sundae.
CR12-1 MP3
Features:
AM/FM Radio with Digital Tuner
Dynamic 2 Speaker Stereo System
CD Player Also Reads MP3 Digital Format
LCD Display
Programmable 64-track Memory
Random Play and Repeat Play
Decorative Musical Play List
Color Shifting LED Accent Lighting
External Speaker Outputs
Auxiliary Inputs
BBS Bass Enhancer
EQ Presets
Full Function Remote Control
Color: Mahogany Wood Cabinet
Size: 25.5"w X 41"h X 13.5"d
Your Crosley CR12-1 MP3 Jukebox will play standard music CDs or MP3 format CDs.
A common 700 MB CD-R disc will hold up to (approximately) 200 songs in MP3 format.
The CR12-1 also has auxiliary input jacks that let you connect your iPod® or other
portable MP3 device. This gives you the option to - Purchase pre-recorded music CDs. Purchase your music as a download and use your computer to burn songs to CD as MP3
files. - Download music to your portable MP3 device and connect it to the Auxiliary
Inputs on the jukebox. Note: You will need a patch cord (Y Audio Cable, Mini Stereo
Plug Male to 2x RCA Male) to connect your portable device to the jukebox. This should
be available in most audio/video and electronics departments.
*iPod is trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
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Getting ready to use your new jukebox
If you followed the unpacking instructions on page
1, you should have found the remote, the FM
antenna and documentation attached to the foam
packing material. If you have not already done so,
remove the plastic protector from the AC power
cord. Unwrap the antenna, (shown at right in photo)
and attach it to the antenna terminals on the back of
the jukebox. See photo below.
The remote uses 2 AAA size batteries (not included).
Open the battery compartment on the back of the
remote and insert batteries. Replace battery
compartment door and set remote aside for now.
Special Note: There are two pieces of clear tape
across the front of the CD player drawer to protect it
from opening during shipment. Remove this tape
before powering up the jukebox to prevent damage
to the CD player.
Tools and supplies required
to complete these steps:
Small flat blade screwdriver
2 AAA size batteries
Next, connect the jukebox AC power cord to a wall outlet. NOTE: This product may be
equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider
than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet try reversing the plug. If
the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do
not defeat the purpose of the polarized plug.
The photo at right shows the
accessory terminals on the back
of the jukebox.
FM Antenna - connect as
described above.
Aux. Inputs – connect your
MP3 player here.
12V Output – to power other
accessories.
Lighting – hold or alternate
shifting LED accent lights.
Speaker Int. / Ext. – Move
switch to Ext. if you are using
external speakers.
EXT Speaker – Spring clip
terminals let you connect
optional external speakers.
NOTE: Make sure that the speaker switch is set to
INT. (internal speakers) unless you have optional
external speakers attached.
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Quick Start Guide to Control Functions
The picture above shows the layout of the main control panel on the front of the CR12-1
jukebox. Refer to the quick start guide below for a description of each button function.
Light: The yellow light button on the main control panel turns on/off the color shifting
LED accent lights. A lighting options switch on the back panel lets you stop and hold
lights on a chosen color or allow alternating colors. See picture on page 4.
Power: The yellow power button on the main control panel turns on/off the power to the
jukebox. Note: When you turn on power to the jukebox by pressing the yellow power
button, the jukebox will power up and go into stand by mode. To power up the jukebox
and bring it to an active mode, first press the yellow power button. Next, press the stand
by button to bring the jukebox out of stand by mode.
Volume: Use the volume up/down buttons to set volume to a comfortable listening level.
Mute: Press mute to silence the sound in auxiliary, radio or CD mode. Press mute again
to recover previous audio level.
Intro: Press to play the first 10 seconds of each CD track. Press again to cancel.
BBS: Turn on BBS for an enhanced base sound effect. Press the BBS button. The LCD
will display whether BBS is on or off. Press the button again to turn the feature on or off.
Band: Press the band button to choose AM or FM in radio mode. Note that if you press
band when the jukebox is in auxiliary or CD mode the LCD will first display tuner to
show that it has changed to radio mode. Next, press the band button a second time to
choose between the AM or FM radio band.
Stand By: Press stand by to put the jukebox into stand by mode. Press again to bring the
jukebox out of stand by mode.
EQ: Press EQ repeatedly to select PASS, CLASSIC, ROCK, POP or JAZZ. Choose the
selection that sounds best for the type of music you are playing.
Find/ESP: This function allows you to search by track name or album name and works
for MP3 only. To search by track name - In stop mode, press the Find/ESP button. Next
press the Skip+ or Skip- button to select the letter (A-Z) that matches the first letter of the
track name. When you have located the track that you want to play, press and hold the
skip+ or skip- button again for 1 - 2 seconds until the selected track letter starts flashing.
Next, press play/pause to begin playing the selected track. (Continued on next page)
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Quick Start Guide to Control Functions (Continued from page 5)
Find/ESP: To search by album name - In stop mode, press Find/ESP twice until ALBUM
is displayed on the LCD screen. Press the skip+ or skip- button to select an album. Next,
press and hold skip+ or skip- for 1-2 seconds to enter the album. ALBUM will disappear
from the LCD screen. Now press skip+ or skip- to choose a track from the selected
album. Press play/pause to play your chosen selection. Note: If there are files in the root
directory of your MP3 files, the LCD display will show ROOT. Press and hold the skip+
or skip- button for 2 seconds until ROOT disappears from the LCD screen. Next, search
the files in the root directory by pressing skip+ or skip-. Press the play/pause button to
play your chosen selection.
Function: Press repeatedly to select between auxiliary, radio or CD player mode.
Repeat: The repeat function allows you to repeat a single track, repeat all tracks on the
CD or (MP3 only) to repeat an album. To repeat a track – First select the track that you
want to repeat. Next, in play, pause or stop mode, press the repeat button once. Repeat 1
will display on the LCD screen. The selected track will repeat play. To repeat play all
tracks on the CD – In play, pause or stop mode, press the repeat button twice. Repeat All
will be shown on the LCD screen. All tracks will now play repeatedly. To repeat an
album (MP3 only) – In play, pause or stop mode, press the repeat button three times.
Album Repeat will be shown on the LCD screen. All tracks on the selected album will
repeat play. To exit this mode press the repeat button repeatedly until the Repeat icon
disappears from the LCD screen.
Note: If the random play function is selected, repeat play will be disabled. You will need
to exit random play before you can use the repeat play mode.
Random: This function allows you to play all tracks in a random order. In play, pause
or stop mode, press the random button. Random will appear on the LCD screen and all
tracks will be played in a random order. To exit press the random button again. Random
will disappear from the LCD screen and normal play order will resume.
Program: This feature allows you to program up to 64 tracks of music in any desired
sequence. You can also program up to 10 preset AM and 10 preset FM radio stations.
To program MP3 tracks: Press the function button to switch to CD mode. In stop
mode, press the program button. You should see “00” start flashing at the top of the LCD
screen. Memory and 000 P-01 will display on the LCD screen. Press skip+ or skip- to
select the desired album. The album number will be flashing at the top of the LCD
screen. Next, press the program button to store the selected album. The album number
will be shown at the top of the LCD screen and “000” will start flashing. Now press the
skip+ or skip- button or use the numeric keys on the remote to select the desired track to
save. Press the program button again to save the track. Repeat the above steps to store
additional tracks. Press play/pause to start programmed play. Press play/pause to pause
programmed play. Press stop to end programmed play. Note: Entering stop, stand by or
shutting off the jukebox power will erase saved tracks from memory.
Photo at left shows a view
of the LCD screen while
programming MP3 tracks
to memory. The first track
is being programmed.
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Quick Start Guide to Control Functions (Continued from page 6)
To program preset AM and FM radio stations: Press the function button to switch to
TUNER mode. Then press the band button to select either the AM or FM wave band.
Press skip+ or skip- to locate stations to save. You can press and hold either button for
less than one second to automatically seek the first station with a strong signal. However
the auto-seek will miss many of the weaker stations. To manually search for stations,
repeatedly press and release either the skip+ or skip- button. For FM tuning, ((ST)) will
display on the LCD screen when you are receiving a stereo signal. When you have
selected the first station that you want to save, press the program button. You will see
“01” start to flash at the top center of the LCD screen and Memory will be shown at the
bottom of the screen. The current preset number will be displayed for selection. If you
wish to store the radio station to another preset number, press the Pre Up or Pre Down
button to select the preset number. Next press the program button again to store the
preset station to memory. Repeat the steps above to store additional stations. You can
store up to 10 AM and 10 FM preset stations. To browse your list of saved stations,
repeatedly press the pre up or pre down button while in AM or FM mode. Note: During
programming, if no button is pressed within 5 seconds, the system will exit the program
mode automatically. Special Note: Pressing the yellow power button shuts off power to
the jukebox and will cause your saved station list to be deleted. To preserve your saved
list of pre set stations, press the stand by button to put the jukebox into hibernation mode
when you are finished listening to the radio.
Photo at left shows a view
of the LCD screen while
programming preset radio
stations to the FM band. 3
stations have been saved.
Pre UP and Pre Down: Use the Pre Up and Pre Down buttons to skip up or down to the
next album during MP3 CD play. Album selection can be made in play, pause or stop
mode. The Pre Up and Pre down buttons are also used to select the preset number (1- 10)
during the programming of preset radio stations and to return to your preset stations after
they are saved. See the section above titled “To program preset AM and FM radio
stations” for more information.
Skip+ and Skip-: In CD mode, use the skip+ and skip- buttons to move forward to the
next track or return to a previous track. While in the AM or FM radio mode, use the
skip+ and skip- to move up or down the broadcast band to search for and select stations.
Play/Pause: In CD stop mode, press play/pause to begin playing a CD. In CD play
mode, press play/pause to pause playing of the CD.
Stop: Stops CD play.
Open/Close: In CD stop mode, press to open or close the CD drawer.
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Quick Start Guide to Using The Remote Control
Note: To use the remote, you must first power up the jukebox by pressing the yellow
power button on the front control panel of the jukebox.
EQ: Press EQ repeatedly to select PASS,
CLASSIC, ROCK, POP or JAZZ. Choose the
selection that sounds best for the type of
music you are playing.
BBS: Press repeatedly to turn on/off the BBS
enhanced bass sound effect feature.
Volume: Use the volume up/down buttons to
set volume to a comfortable listening level.
Preset: Press preset up/down to scroll through
and select pre set AM and FM radio stations
and to move up or down to the next album in
MP3 CD play.
Scan/Skip: In CD mode, press repeatedly to
move forward to or return to a previous track.
While in the AM or FM radio mode, use to
search for and select stations.
Repeat: In CD mode, press once to repeat a
track, press twice to repeat all tracks and press
(MP3 only) 3 times to repeat the album.
Play/Pause: In CD stop mode, press
play/pause to begin playing a CD. In CD play
mode, press to pause playing of the CD.
Program: Program up to 64 tracks of music,
up to 10 preset AM and 10 preset FM radio
stations. See more about this feature
beginning on page 6 under the heading To
Power: Press power to go into or return Program MP3 Tracks.
Random: In CD play, pause or stop mode,
from stand by mode.
press to play all tracks in random order.
Function: Press repeatedly to select
Stop: Stops CD play.
auxiliary, CD or tuner mode.
AM/FM: Press repeatedly to select AM Intro: Press to play the first 10 seconds of
each CD track. Press again to cancel.
or FM broadcast band.
Aux: Press to switch to auxiliary mode. Numeric Keypad Numbers: In CD mode,
use the numeric buttons 1-0 on the keypad to
Mute: Press mute to silence the sound.
enter the track number that you wish to play.
Press mute again to recover previous
In the AM or FM radio mode use the numeric
audio level.
buttons to select saved pre set stations. The
Find/ESP: In MP3 CD play, use the
Find/ESP function to search by track or numeric keypad may also be used during
programming of saved tracks and pre set radio
album name. .
stations to enter track and radio pre set
MO/ST: Press to select mono or stereo
numbers.
in FM radio mode.
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Step-by-Step Instructions – Operating The CD Player
The Crosley CR12-1 MP3 jukebox will play normal audio CDs or MP3 CDs. A normal
audio CD usually has from 10 to 20 tracks of music and will play on virtually any CD
player. An MP3 CD can hold up to about 200 MP3 songs but will not play on all CD
players. This page explains how to play a normal audio CD on the CR12-1.
Press the yellow power button on the right side of the front control panel. Next, press the
stand by button on the front control panel. The LCD screen will light up and greet you
with HELLO. Press the function button to switch to CD mode. The LCD screen will
flash CD READ as the system checks to see if there is already a disc present in the drive.
When it has determined that there is no disc present it will display NO DISC on the LCD.
Now, press the open/close button to open the CD player. Place a CD on the tray and
press open/close again to close the player. The LCD screen will flash CD READ as it
searches for tracks on the CD. When it has finished checking, the total number of tracks
and total playing time will be shown on the LCD display. Press play/pause to begin
playing the CD. Use the volume up/down buttons to set the volume to a comfortable
listening level.
Change Tracks: Use the skip+ and skip- buttons to move forward to the next track or
return to a previous track. Note: shown as scan/skip on the remote.
Pause or Stop CD Play: To momentarily pause a CD during play, press pause/play.
Press pause/play again to resume play. Press stop to end CD play.
Mute: Press mute to silence the sound. Press mute again to recover previous audio level.
Intro: Press intro to play the first 10 seconds of each CD track. Press again to cancel.
BBS: Turn on BBS for an enhanced base sound effect. Press the BBS button. The LCD
will display whether BBS is on or off. Press the button again to turn the feature on or off.
EQ: Press EQ repeatedly to select PASS, CLASSIC, ROCK, POP or JAZZ. Choose the
selection that sounds best for the type of music you are playing.
Repeat: The repeat function allows you to repeat a single track or repeat all tracks on the
CD. Press repeat once to repeat the current track. Press repeat twice to repeat all tracks.
Press repeat again to cancel repeat play.
Random: Press random to play all tracks in random order. Press again to cancel.
Programmed Play: You can program up to 64 tracks to play in any desired sequence.
The same track can be programmed to play more than one time. In CD stop mode, press
the program button. You should see Memory and 00 P-01 on the LCD screen. Step 1:
Press skip+ or skip- to select the desired track. Step 2: Press the program button to store
the selected track. Repeat steps 1 and 2 above to program additional tracks. Press the
play/pause button to start programmed play. Press the play/pause button to pause
programmed play. Press stop to end programmed play. Note: Entering stop, stand by or
shutting off the jukebox power will erase saved tracks from memory.
Photo at left shows a view
of the LCD screen while
programming CD tracks to
memory. The first track is
being programmed.
To shut off jukebox from CD mode: Press stop, stand by, and then power.
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Step-by-Step Instructions – Playing MP3 CDs
The Crosley CR12-1 will also play CDs recorded in MP3 format. While a normal audio
CD will usually only have 10 to 20 tracks, a CD recorded in MP3 format can hold up to
about 200 songs. Playing an MP3 CD is essentially the same as playing a normal audio
CD except that there are a few more features available for the MP3 format.
Press the yellow power button on the right side of the front control panel. Next, press the
stand by button on the front control panel. The LCD screen will light up and greet you
with HELLO. Press the function button to switch to CD mode. The LCD screen will
flash CD READ as the system checks to see if there is already a disc present in the drive.
When it has determined that there is no disc present it will display NO DISC on the LCD.
Now, press the open/close button to open the CD player. Place a CD on the tray and
press open/close again to close the player. The LCD screen will flash CD READ as it
searches for tracks on the CD. When it has finished checking, the total number of tracks
will be shown on the left side of the LCD display. The total numbers of albums is shown
at the top center of the LCD. Note: The album number will only be shown for files
sorted by folder (album name) before they were recorded to the CD. Press play/pause to
begin playing the CD. Song title, artist and album name will be displayed on the LCD if
that information has been included when the file was recorded. Use the volume up/down
buttons to set the volume to a comfortable listening level.
Change Tracks: Use the skip+ and skip- buttons to move forward to the next track or
return to a previous track. Note: shown as scan/skip on the remote.
Pause or Stop CD Play: To momentarily pause a CD during play, press pause/play.
Press pause/play again to resume play. Press stop to end CD play.
Mute: Press mute to silence the sound. Press mute again to recover previous audio level.
Intro: Press intro to play the first 10 seconds of each CD track. Press again to cancel.
BBS: Turn on BBS for an enhanced base sound effect. Press the BBS button. The LCD
will display whether BBS is on or off. Press the button again to turn the feature on or off.
EQ: Press EQ repeatedly to select PASS, CLASSIC, ROCK, POP or JAZZ. Choose the
selection that sounds best for the type of music you are playing.
Repeat: The repeat function allows you to repeat a single track, repeat an album or
repeat all tracks on the CD. Press repeat once to repeat the current track, twice to repeat
all tracks or three times to repeat the current album. Press repeat again to cancel.
Random: Press random to play all tracks in random order. Press again to cancel.
Programmed Play: In CD stop mode, press the program button. You should see “00”
start flashing at the top of the LCD screen. Memory and 000 P-01 will display on the
LCD screen. Press skip+ or skip- to select the desired album. The album number will be
the flashing numbers at the top of the LCD screen. Next, press the program button to
store the selected album. The album number will be shown at the top of the LCD screen
and “000” will start flashing. Now press skip+ or skip- to select the desired track to save.
Press the program button again to save the track. Repeat the above steps to store up to 64
tracks. Press the play/pause button to start programmed play. Press the play/pause
button to pause programmed play. Press stop to end programmed play. Note: Entering
stop, stand by or shutting off the jukebox power will erase saved tracks from memory.
The photo at the bottom of page 6 shows the LCD during MP3 programming.
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Playing MP3 CDs (Continued from page 10)
Pre UP and Pre Down: (MP3 only) Use the Pre Up and Pre Down buttons to skip up or
down to the next album during MP3 CD play. Album selection can be made in play,
pause or stop mode.
Find/ESP: This function allows you to search by track name or album name and works
for MP3 only. To search by track name - In stop mode, press the Find/ESP button. Next
press the Skip+ or Skip- button to select the letter (A-Z) that matches the first letter of the
track name. When you have located the track that you want to play, press and hold the
skip+ or skip- button again for 1 - 2 seconds until the selected track letter starts flashing.
Next, press play/pause to begin playing the selected track. To search by album name - In
stop mode, press Find/ESP twice until ALBUM is displayed on the LCD screen. Press the
skip+ or skip- button to select an album. Next, press and hold skip+ or skip- for 1-2
seconds to enter the album. ALBUM will disappear from the LCD screen. Now press
skip+ or skip- to choose a track from the selected album. Press play/pause to play your
chosen selection. Note: If there are files in the root directory of your MP3 files, the LCD
display will show ROOT. Press and hold the skip+ or skip- button for 2 seconds until
ROOT disappears from the LCD screen. Next, search the files in the root directory by
pressing skip+ or skip-. Press the play/pause button to play your chosen selection.
To shut off jukebox from MP3 CD mode: Press stop, stand by, and then power.
Step-by-Step Instructions – Using the AM/FM Radio
The Crosley CR12-1 is equipped with an AM/FM radio with digital tuner. Connect the
external FM antenna as shown on page three. Press the yellow power button on the right
side of the front control panel. Next, press the stand by button on the front control panel.
The LCD screen will light up and greet you with HELLO. The jukebox should now be in
FM mode. If it is not, press function repeatedly until you see TUNER on the LCD. You
should now be on the FM band. To switch to AM press the band button located to the
left of the LCD display. Repeatedly press band to toggle between AM and FM mode.
With the tuner set to FM, press skip+ or skip- to search for stations. You can press and
hold either button for less than one second to automatically seek the first station with a
strong signal. However the auto-seek will miss many of the weaker stations. To
manually search for stations, repeatedly press and release either the skip+ or skip- button.
For FM tuning, ((ST)) will display on the LCD screen when you are receiving a stereo
signal. Occasionally you may find FM stations where the signal is too weak to allow
good stereo reception. If you notice static or hissing due to a weak signal, try switching
to mono reception by pressing the MO./ST. button on the remote. Use the volume
up/down buttons to set the volume to a comfortable listening level.
Mute: Press mute to silence the sound. Press mute again to recover previous audio level.
BBS: Turn on BBS for an enhanced base sound effect. Press the BBS button. The LCD
will display whether BBS is on or off. Press the button again to turn the feature on or off.
EQ: Press EQ repeatedly to select PASS, CLASSIC, ROCK, POP or JAZZ. Choose the
selection that sounds best for the type of music you are playing.
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To program preset AM and FM radio stations: The program pre set feature lets you
save your favorite radio stations so that you can quickly move from one favorite station
to the next without having to manually search each time. You can save up to 10 AM and
10 FM pre set radio stations. First select either the AM or FM band. Next use the skip+
or skip- button to search for the first station that you want to save. When you have
selected the first station that you want to save, press the program button. You will see
“01” start to flash at the top center of the LCD screen to indicate the first pre set number.
Memory will be shown at the bottom of the screen. If you wish to store the radio station
to another preset number, press the Pre Up or Pre Down button to select the preset
number. Next press the program button again to store the station to memory. Repeat the
steps above to store additional stations. You can store up to 10 AM and 10 FM preset
stations. To browse your list of saved stations, repeatedly press the pre up or pre down
button while in AM or FM mode. Note: During programming, if no button is pressed
within 5 seconds, the system will exit the program mode automatically. Special Note:
Pressing the yellow power button shuts off power to the jukebox and will cause your
saved station list to be deleted. To preserve your saved list of pre set stations, press the
stand by button to put the jukebox into hibernation mode when you are finished listening
to the radio.
Pre UP and Pre Down: Use the Pre Up and Pre Down buttons to scroll through your
saved stations. Note: This function on the remote is shown as preset.
To shut off jukebox from AM or FM mode: Press stand by, and then power.
Step-by-Step Instructions – Using the Auxiliary Input Feature
One of the great features of the Crosley CR12-1 jukebox is the auxiliary input. The
auxiliary input jacks let you connect an external device, such as a portable MP3 player to
the jukebox. If you are a serious music buff, you probably already know that you can
play MP3 music on your computer. You may even already have a portable MP3 player
so that you can listen to your tunes anywhere you go. Now, thanks to the auxiliary
feature on the CR12-1 you can listen to all your favorite MP3 tunes and enjoy the “knock
your socks off” sound of a full sized jukebox.
To connect your external device to the jukebox you
will need a Y audio cable commonly known in the
electronic community as a Y audio cable - MiniStereo Plug Male to 2X RCA Male. This means that
on one end of the cable there is a 1/8” (mini-stereo)
plug that will fit your line out or headphone jack on
your MP3 player. The other end of the cable will be
split into a pair of male RCA plugs, which you will
connect to the jukebox. If you do not already have
one of these, you can find them at computer and
electronics stores and in the electronics section of
many shopping centers.
Shown above is the adapter cable
needed to connect your external
device to the auxiliary jacks of the
CR12-1 jukebox.
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Using the Auxiliary Input Feature (Continued from page 12)
To use the auxiliary feature, first connect the Y audio cable to the auxiliary inputs on the
jukebox. On the back panel of the jukebox you will see two RCA plugs labeled AUX. IN
and they will be marked R & L (for right and left). Your Y audio cable will likely have
one of the RCA plugs that will be red. The other may be black, white or some other
color. Connect the red RCA plug into the red AUX. IN plug (marked R) on the back of
the jukebox. See the picture on page 3 of this guide. Next connect the remaining RCA
plug to the other AUX. IN (marked L) on the back of the jukebox. If your MP3 player or
other external audio device has a jack labeled line out connect the Mini-Stereo plug into
that jack. If there is only the headphone jack, connect the Mini-Stereo plug into it. Set
the volume level to a minimum on your external device. Special Note: While a true line
out jack is not amplified and the output from it is constant, the headphone jack output is
amplified and is regulated by the volume control. Since the headphone jack output will
vary from one device to the next, it is very important (if you are connected through the
headphone jack) to start out with the volume level of your external device (MP3 player,
etc.) set low so that you do not overload the circuitry of the jukebox and damage it.
Power up the jukebox: Press the yellow power button on the right side of the front
control panel. Next, press the stand by button on the front control panel. The LCD
screen will light up and greet you with HELLO. The jukebox should now be in FM
mode. Next, press the function button repeatedly until you see the LCD display AUX.
With AUX showing on the display, adjust the volume level on the jukebox to a low level
(about 10) by using the volume up / volume down buttons. Now you can turn on your
external device and with the volume level also set low on it, start playing a song. You
may not hear any sound at first since the volume is turned down on both the player and
the jukebox. Alternately increase the volume, first on the external device and then on the
jukebox. If you are connected through the headphone jack of a portable MP3 player you
may need to turn the volume on it up to 2/3 full or more before you have enough output.
If you turn it up too high, the output can be distorted. Note: If your external device (MP3
player, etc.) has a line out jack, the output from it should be constant and there would be
no need to adjust the volume on it while connected to the jukebox.
You will need to use the controls on your external device to select and play songs but the
jukebox Mute, BBS and EQ will work while you are using the AUX mode.
Mute: Press mute to silence the sound in auxiliary, radio or CD mode. Press mute again
to recover previous audio level.
BBS: Turn on BBS for an enhanced base sound effect. Press the BBS button. The LCD
will display whether BBS is on or off. Press the button again to turn the feature on or off.
EQ: Press EQ repeatedly to select PASS, CLASSIC, ROCK, POP or JAZZ. Choose the
selection that sounds best for the type of music you are playing.
To exit auxiliary mode and return to CD or Tuner mode, turn off your external device.
Turn down the volume on the jukebox. Press the function button to select CD or Tuner
mode. To shut off jukebox from aux. mode: Press stand by, and then power.
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Troubleshooting Tips
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No Sound: Make sure that the speaker switch is set to INT. (internal speakers)
unless you have optional external speakers attached. Also check to make sure
MUTE function is not enabled.
Poor Reception or No Apparent Sound with Radio in FM Mode: The CR12-1
Jukebox uses an external FM antenna. If the antenna is not connected as outlined
in the directions on page 3, reception of FM stations will be poor. In most
instances it will seem as if the sound is not working.
CD Will Not Play: You may need to clean the CD. Dirt or scratches on the disc
can prevent it from playing. If you have problems playing CDs that you have
recorded on your computer, try a different brand of CD media. Before assuming
that the CD player is the problem, test it with a commercially made CD.
Warning: Although there is a protective film being marketed as a CD accessory,
use of these products will result in malfunctions and should absolutely be
avoided.
Sound Distorted in AUX mode: If you are connected through the headphone
jack on your external device (MP3 player, etc.) you may have the volume set to
high on your external device. Try reducing the volume. Use the line out jack on
an external device if it has one. Use a high quality audio cable to connect your
external device to the jukebox.
Crosley CR12-1 Product Specifications
FM 87.5 – 108.5 MHz / AM 525 – 1710 KHz
Frequency
AC 120V ~ 60 HZ
Power Source
110W
Power Consumption
18W x 2
Audio Power Output
(2) 6.5 inch ~ 4 Ohm ~ 40 Watt
Speaker Size
External FM ~ 300 Ohm
Antenna
25.5"w X 41"h X 13.5"d
Size
86 pounds
Shipping Weight
* Design and Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice
See Important Warranty Information On The Next Page
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Warranty Information
Crosley Radio products are warranted against defects in material and workmanship for a
period of 90 days beginning from the date of sale to the original purchaser.
Should the unit fail under normal usage during the 90 day warranty period, a request for
Return Authorization (R.A.) must be made by the original customer before returning the
unit. Call Deer Park Distributors Customer Service for Return Authorization at (618)
427-3761 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday.
Upon receiving the Return Authorization number from the Customer Service
Department, properly pack your unit in its original packaging. Include any adapters,
parts, and accessories that were originally provided with the product, along with a check
for $99.95 made out to Deer Park Distributors to cover the handling and return postage.
Display the R.A. number on the outside of the carton and ship PREPAID via standard
UPS or its equivalent.
Send Returns to:
DEER PARK DISTRIBUTORS, LLC
ATTN: RETURNS DEPARTMENT
111 W. BIRCH STREET
BROWNSTOWN, IL 62418
Deer Park Distributors, LLC assumes no responsibility for units sent without prior Return
Authorization.
The purchaser’s bill of sale is the only proof of warranty entitlement and must
accompany the unit.
The warranty does not cover damage due to acts of nature, accident, misuse, abuse,
negligence, commercial use or modification of, or to any part of the product. This
warranty does not cover damage due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to
improper voltage supply, or attempted repair by anyone other than a facility authorized
by Crosley Radio to service the product. This warranty does not cover products sold AS
IS or consumables (such as fuses or batteries). This warranty is valid only in the United
States.
This warranty gives the purchaser specified legal rights in addition to any rights which
may vary from state to state.
In accordance with the “Moss-Magnuson Warranty Act” of July 10, 1975, this is termed a
“limited warranty” which in no way compromises Crosley Radio’s high standard of
Quality and Workmanship.
See Important Safety Instructions On The Next Page
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Important Safety Instructions
WARNING:
To prevent fire or electrical shock hazard, do not expose this appliance
to rain or moisture. Do not remove cover. Pilot lamps soldered in
place. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
The lighting flash with arrowhead
symbol within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the products enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute risk of electric shock.
Caution: To reduce the risk
of electrical 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 (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL
OF THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS THAT ARE
APPLICABLE TO YOUR EQUIPMENT:
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Read Instructions: All the safety and operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
Retain instructions: The safety and operating instructions should be retained for
future reference.
Heed Warnings: All warnings on the product and in the operating Instructions
should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions: All operating and use instructions should be followed.
Cleaning: Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Attachments: Do not use attachments not recommended by the product
manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
Water and Moisture: Do not use this product near water; for example, near a
bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a
swimming pool; and the like.
Moving Objects: A product and cart combination should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS – Continued from page 16
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Ventilation: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to
ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These
openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked
by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product
should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless
proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer's instructions have been
adhered to.
Power Sources: This product should be operated only from the type of power
source indicated on the product label. If you are not sure of the type of power
supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For
products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the
operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization: This product may be equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This
plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are
unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet try reversing the plug. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do
not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
Power Cord Protection: Power supply cords should be routed so that they are
not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the product.
Lightning: For added protection of this product during a lightning storm, or when
it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the
product due to lightning and power line surges.
Power Lines: An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall
into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system,
extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits
as contact with them might be fatal.
Overloading: Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Object and Liquid Entry: Never push objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts
that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the
product.
Servicing: Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing
to qualified service personnel.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS – Continued from page 17
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Damage Requiring Service: Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: A: When
the power-supply cord or plug is damaged. B: If liquid has been spilled, or
objects have fallen into the product. C: If the product has been exposed to rain or
water. D: If the product does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product
to its normal operation. E: If the product has been dropped or damaged in any
way. F: When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, this
indicates a need for service.
Replacement Parts: When replacement parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the
same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in
fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety Check: Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in
proper operating condition.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting: The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
Heat: The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: 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: A: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. B: Increase the separation
between the equipment and receiver. C: Connect the equipment into a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected. D: Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio TV technician for help.
Design and Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice.
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