Sound for Generations
ROBERTS
CD9909
Stereo CD Radio
Cassette Recorder
Please read this manual before use
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Controls
6
8
(on rear)
3
7
5
10
9
12
13
11
15
14
2
1. Tone control
16
17
2. Headphone socket
3. Tape/Radio/CD Function
switch
4. Microphone socket
5. Volume control
6. Telescopic aerial
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7. CD lid
8. CD repeat button
9. CD stop button
10. CD play/pause button
11. CD mix button
12. CD track F Skip and B Skip
buttons
13. CD compartment open button
14. FM stereo indicator
15. Waveband switch
16. Tuning scale
17. Tuning control
18. Liquid crystal display
19. Stop/eject button
20. Fast forward button
21. Rewind button
24
22
22. Play button
20
23. Record button
25
(on rear)
23
21
19
18
24. Cassette door
25. Beat cut switch (on rear)
IF IN DOUBT - CONSULT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
General
Do not allow this unit to be exposed to water or steam. Do not leave the unit
where excessive heat could cause damage. It is recommended that the FM
band be used wherever possible as better results in terms of quality and
freedom from interference will usually be obtained than on the MW or LW
bands.
Batteries
Mains supply
Reduced power, distortion, and a 'stuttering' sound are all signs that the
batteries may need replacing.
The CD9909 will operate from a supply of AC 230 volts, 50Hz
only.
For your convenience this product is supplied with a plug which is fitted with
a fuse of the appropriate rating. If the plug supplied is not suitable for your
socket outlet, it should be removed by unscrewing the plug top, the terminal
screws, and removing the cable.
Remove the battery cover on the rear of the unit by pushing the catches in the
direction of the arrows. Insert eight IEC size LR20 batteries (D size) into the
compartment. Take care to ensure all batteries are inserted with the correct
polarity as shown inside the battery compartment. Replace the battery cover.
We would recommend for economy, that the CD9909 is used on the
mains whenever possible with battery operation for occasional or standby use only.
The correct style of plug to suit your household together with a correctly rated
fuse should be fitted.
IF IN DOUBT - CONSULT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN
IMPORTANT. DO NOT make any connection to the larger terminal which is
marked with the letter E or by the safety earth symbol
or coloured Green
or Green-and-yellow.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
codes :BLUE - NEUTRAL
BROWN - LIVE
As these colours may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal marked N or
coloured BLACK.
The wire coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal marked L or
coloured RED.
Fuse
Automatic Mains/Battery switching
To change from battery to mains operation, simply plug the mains lead into
the mains input socket on the rear of the unit. The batteries will be
automatically disconnected. It does not matter which way round the plug is
inserted but make sure it is fully pushed home. The other end should be
plugged into a domestic supply socket.
This apparatus must be protected by a 3A fuse (BS1362) in a 13A plug
(BS1363). If another type of plug is used a 5A fuse should be fitted in the plug,
adaptor or distribution board.
If you need any further advice, please
call our Technical Helpline on
0181 758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
Aerials
The telescopic aerial (6) located on the rear of your CD radio cassette is for
FM reception. The telescopic aerial should be fully extended and angled for
optimum reception
There is a built in ferrite aerial for MW and LW stations. Rotate your CD radio
cassette to the position giving best reception.
Radio operation (FM)
Slide the Tape/Radio/CD switch (3) to the "Radio" position. Slide the
waveband switch (15) to the “FM position”. Adjust the volume control (5) until
a hissing sound is heard. Rotate the tuning control (17) until the desired
station is received. If the station being received is in 'Stereo' the stereo
indicator (14) will illuminate. Adjust the volume control (5) and tone control (1)
to the required settings.
To switch off the radio, slide the Tape/Radio/CD switch (3) to the "Off/Tape"
position.
Radio operation (MW and LW)
Slide the Tape/Radio/CD switch (3) to the "Radio" position". Slide the
waveband switch (15) to the “MW or LW” position. Adjust the volume control
(5) until a hissing sound is heard. Rotate the tuning control (17) until the
desired station is received. Adjust the volume control (5) and tone control (1)
to the required settings. Rotate your CD radio cassette to the position giving
best reception. To switch off the radio, slide the Tape/Radio/CD switch (3) to
the "Off/Tape" position.
CD operation
Playing a disc
Press the open button (13) to open the CD compartment. Carefully place a
disc onto the spindle in the CD compartment, ensuring that the label is facing
upwards. Close the lid ensuring it latches shut. Slide the Tape/Radio/CD
switch (3) to the "CD" position. The Liquid crystal display (18) will light up if
the unit is connected to the mains supply. Press the CD play/pause button
(10) to play the disc. Adjust the volume control (5) and tone control (1) to the
required settings. To switch off, slide the Tape/Radio/CD switch (3) to the "Off/
Tape" position.
Pausing during CD play
Whilst the CD is playing, press the CD play/pause button (10) to pause play.
The disc will continue rotating, but play will stop and the track number will
flash in the Liquid crystal display (18). To resume play, press the CD play/
pause button (10) again. The track number will stop flashing in the Liquid
crystal display.
Stopping CD play
To stop CD play, press the stop button (9). The disc will stop rotating.
Skip function
Whilst the CD is playing, press either the F Skip or B Skip buttons (12) to
change to the desired track.
Search function
Whilst the CD is playing, press and hold down either the F Skip or B Skip
buttons (12). Release the button when the desired part of the track is reached.
Repeat function
To repeat only one track, press the repeat button (8) until the Liquid crystal
display shows REPEAT 1.
To repeat all tracks on a disc, press the repeat button (8) until the Liquid
crystal display shows REPEAT.
To cancel the repeat function, press the repeat button (8) until the word
REPEAT 1 or REPEAT is removed from the Liquid crystal display.
If you need any further advice, please
call our Technical Helpline on
0181 758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
Mixed play
When mixed play is selected your CD radio cassette will play all the tracks
on the disc in random order. Press the mix button (11) until the word ‘Mix’
appears in the display. All tracks on the disc will be played in a random order.
Listening to cassette tapes
Slide the Tape/Radio/CD switch (3) to the "Tape" position. Press the stop/
eject button (19) to open the cassette door (24). Insert a pre-recorded
cassette with the tape surface nearest to the cassette keys and the side with
the desired recording facing towards you. Close the cassette compartment.
Depress the play button (22) and adjust the volume control (5) to suit your
personal taste. Use the fast forward (20) or rewind buttons (21) to locate a
specific part of the tape. When the end of tape is reached your CD radio
cassette will automatically switch off.
Recording from the Radio
Slide the Tape/Radio/CD switch (3) to the "Radio" position. Tune in to the
desired station. Adjust the volume control (5) to suit your requirements. Insert
a blank cassette with the tape surface nearest to the cassette keys. Depress
the record button (23) to commence recording. The recording level is set
automatically and is not affected by the setting of the volume control. When
recording from the MW or LW bands a whistle may occur. To remove the
whistle slide the beat cut switch (25) on the rear of your CD radio cassette
to the position giving best reception.
Recording from CD
Press the open button (13) to open the CD compartment. Carefully place a
disc onto the spindle in the CD compartment, ensuring that the label is facing
upwards. Close the lid ensuring it latches shut. Slide the Tape/Radio/CD
switch (3) to the "CD" position. Insert a blank cassette with the tape surface
nearest to the cassette keys. Select the required track using the F Skip or
B Skip buttons (12). Press the record button (23) followed by the CD play/
pause button (10) to commence recording.
Caution
If the Record button will not depress, do not force it. It is probably because
the cassette tabs have been broken to prevent accidental erasure of an
existing recording (see preventing accidental erasure).
Headphones
A 3.5mm socket (2) on the top of your CD radio cassette is provided for use
with stereo headphones. Inserting a plug into this socket automatically
mutes the internal loudspeakers.
External microphone
A 3.5mm socket (25) located on the rear of your CD radio cassette is provided
for use with external microphones. Inserting a plug into this socket will
automatically mute the internal microphone.
If you need any further advice, please
call our Technical Helpline on
0181 758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
Preventing accidental erasure
To safeguard your recordings against accidental erasure, break off the
appropriate tab on the cassette as shown . There is one tab for each side of
the cassette. This will prevent the Record button from being pressed. To
restore the cassette to normal, seal the tab openings with a small piece of
self-adhesive tape.
Safety tab side A
Safety tab side B
A
Cleaning the Heads
C 60
The binder and oxide from magnetic tapes can accumulate on the pinch roller
(A) the capstan shaft (B) and also the heads (C and D). This will impair the
sound quality.
To clean these parts proceed as follows:1. Turn off the power to the unit.
2. Press the Stop/Eject button (19).
3. Press the Play button (22) and the heads will be clearly seen.
4. Clean the surfaces (A, B, C, D) with a lint free rag or cotton swab soaked
in alcohol. Press the stop/eject button as soon as cleaning is over.
Product Care
Do not expose your CD radio cassette to extremes of temperature. The
product should be kept in a warm environment free from dust and damp. For
external cleaning use only a soft, clean cloth. Use a damp cloth to clean the
plastic cabinet. A mild soap will help to remove grease or oil. Never use strong
detergents or spray cleaners, abrasive powders, thinners or solvents on the
machine, as these may cause damage the finish.
CD Player Maintenance
The player mechanism is fitted with self-lubricating bearings, and must not
be oiled or greased.
Cleaning compact discs
While CDs do not ‘scratch’ the way vinyl records do, they are not indestructible.
Although the music tracks on the disc are covered with a protective layer, it
is still advisable to treat the disc carefully. As long as you always pick up
discs by the edge, and put them back in their holders immediately after use,
cleaning will not normally be necessary. However, should fingerprints, dust
or dirt appear, you can wipe them off with a soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe the disc
in a straight line from centre to edge. If the disc is heavily soiled use a
commercially available CD cleaner. Detergent or abrasive cleaning agents
must never be used. Never write on the disc label – this can cause irreparable
damage to the disc.
If you need any further advice, please
call our Technical Helpline on
0181 758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
Disc player
Specifications
Power Requirements
Mains
AC 230 volts, 50Hz
Batteries
8 x LR20 (D size)
only
Laser wavelength
780nM
Laser power
5mW max
Frequency response
20Hz-20kHz
(battery life approx. 25 hours)
Radio
Frequency Coverage
General
Output Power
Loudspeakers
Headphone socket
2 x 2W RMS
FM
87.5 -108MHz
2 x 100mm dia 4ohms
MW
530 - 1605kHz
3.5mm stereo
LW
148 - 284kHz
Aerial System
FM
Telescopic aerial
MW
Built-in Ferrite aerial
LW
Built-in Ferrite aerial
Imported by:ROBERTS RADIO LIMITED
PO BOX 130
MEXBOROUGH
SOUTH YORKSHIRE
S64 8YT
The Company reserves the right to amend the specification without notice.
Notes:
If you need any further advice, please
call our Technical Helpline on
0181 758 0338 (Mon-Fri)
Guarantee
This instrument is guaranteed for twelve months from the date of delivery to the original owner against failure due to faulty workmanship or component
breakdown, subject to the procedure stated below. Should any component or part fail during this guarantee period it will be repaired or replaced free of charge.
The guarantee does not cover:
1. Damage resulting from incorrect use.
2. Consequential damage.
3. Receivers with removed or defaced serial numbers.
N.B. Damaged or broken telescopic aerials will not be replaced under guarantee.
Procedure:
Any claim under this guarantee should be made through the dealer from whom the instrument was purchased. It is likely that your Roberts dealer will be able
to attend to any defect quickly and efficiently but should it be necessary the dealer will return the instrument to the company’s service department for attention.
In the event that it is not possible to return the instrument to the Roberts dealer from whom it was purchased, please contact Roberts Radio Technical Services
department at the address shown below before taking further action.
These statements do not affect the statutory rights of a consumer.
ROBERTS RADIO TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
97-99 Worton Road
Isleworth Middlesex
TW7 6EG
Technical Helpline :- 0181 758 0338
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