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MP3-CD Soundmachine
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User Manual
AZ 3068
Printed in China
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Important notes for users in the U.K.
Mains plug
This apparatus is fitted with an approved 13 Amp plug. To change a fuse in this
type of plug proceed as follows:
1. Remove fuse cover and fuse.
2. Fix new fuse which should be a BS1362 5 Amp, A.S.T.A. or BSI approved type.
3. Refit the fuse cover.
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlets, it should be cut off and
an appropriate plug fitted in its place. If the mains plug contains a fuse, this
should have a value of 5 Amp. If a plug without a fuse is used, the fuse at the
distribution board should not be greater than 5 Amp.
Note: The severed plug must be disposed of to avoid a possible shock hazard
should it be inserted into a 13 Amp socket elsewhere.
How to connect a plug
The wires in the mains lead are coloured with the following code: blue = neutral
(N), brown = live (L). As these colours may not correspond with the colour markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
• Connect the blue wire to the terminal marked N or coloured black.
• Connect the brown wire to the terminal marked L or coloured red.
• Do not connect either wire to the earth terminal in the plug, marked E (or e) or
coloured green (or green and yellow).
Before replacing the plug cover, make certain that the cord grip is clamped over
the sheath of the lead - not simply over the two wires.
6 x D-cells - R20 - UM1
Copyright in the U.K.
Remove the insulation plastic tab.
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Recording and playback of material may require consent. See Copyright Act 1956
and The Performer’s Protection Acts 1958 to 1972.
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– AC mains lead
– Remote control
1 p – 3.5 mm stereo headphone socket
Helpful hints: The speakers will be muted when
headphones are connected to the set.
2 AUX – 3.5 mm line-injack for external audio
3 STANDBYy – power on/ off switch
4 Source selector – selects CD/ TUNER/ AUX/
TAPE function
5 IR Sensor – infrared sensor for remote control
6 Cassette recorder keys
RECORD 0 – starts recording
PLAY 1 – starts playback
SEARCH 5/6 – fast winds/rewinds tape
– opens the cassette compartment
– stops the tape
PAUSE ; – pauses playback or recording
7 OPEN•CLOSE - press to open/close CD door
8 DBB – switches the bass enhancement on (DBB1
or DBB2) / off
9 VOLUME – adjusts volume level
TUNER: selects wavebands
MP3/WMA: display MP3/WMA-CD information
! Navigation controls
PRESET (ALB/ PRE) -, + (down, up) –
MP3/WMA only : selects previous / next album.
TUNER : selects a preset station.
9 – stops CD playback;
– erases a CD programme
SEARCH ∞, § –
CD/MP3/WMA: – searches backwards and forwards within a track;
– skips to the beginning of a current/
previous/ later track
TUNER: tunes to radio stations (down, up).
MODE – selects different play modes:
e.g. REPEAT or SHUFFLE (random order)
2; – starts or pauses disc playback
CD/MP3/WMA: programs tracks and reviews the
Tuner: programs preset radio stations
# Display – shows the status of the set
Batteries (not included)
• Insert 6 batteries, type R-20, UM-1 or D-cells,
(preferably alkaline) with the correct polarity.
(See A)
$ Telescopic aerial – improves FM reception
% AC MAINS – inlet for mains lead
^ Battery compartment – for 6 batteries, type
R-20, UM1 or D-cells
TUNER – selects tuner source
CD – selects CD sound source
TUNING -, + – tunes to tuner stations
∞, § – skips to the beginning of a current/
previous/ subsequent disc track
REPEAT – select repeat modes
SHUFFLE – selects shuffle modes
MP3/WMA only : select next/ previous album.
TUNER : select a preset station.
DBB – switches the bass enhancement on
(DBB1or DBB2)/ off
9 – stops disc playback;
– erases a disc program
2; – starts/ pauses disc playback
CD/MP3/WMA: programs tracks and reviews the
Tuner: programs preset radio stations
SEARCH 5, 6 – searches backwards/ forwards
within a disc track
– selects wavebands
– display MP3/WMA-CD information
VOLUME +, - (up, down) – adjusts volume level
MUTE – interrupts/ resumes sound
Use of controls or adjustments or performance
of procedures other than herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure or other unsafe
Whenever convenient, use the mains supply to
conserve battery life. Make sure you remove the
power plug from the set and wall socket before inserting batteries.
Remote control
• Before using the remote control, remove the
insulation plastic tab as shown in fig. A.
• If the remote control does not function correctly or the operating range is reduced,
replace the battery with a new (CR2025) type
1 Pull the battery tray out.
2 Replace a new battery
3 Fully insert the battery tray back to the original
Incorrect use of batteries can cause electrolyte leakage and will corrode the compartment or cause the
batteries to burst.
• Do not mix battery types: e.g. alkaline with carbon
zinc. Only use batteries of the same type for the
• When inserting new batteries, do not try to mix old
batteries with the new ones.
• Batteries contain chemical substances, so
they should be disposed of properly.
For users in the U.K.: please follow the instructions on the upper righthand-side.
Using AC Mains
1 Check if the mains supply, as shown on the type
plate located on the bottom of the set, corresponds to your local mains supply. If it does not,
consult your dealer or service centre.
2 Connect the mains lead to the wall socket.
3 To disconnect the mains supply, unplug the set from
the wall socket.
4 Install the unit near the AC outlet and where the
AC power plug can be easily reached.
Auto-Standby mode
When a CD has reached the end of playback and
remains in the stop position for more than 15 minutes,
the set will switch off automatically to save mains.
When in pause position for 5 minutes, the CD playback
will stop automatically. 15 minutes later, the set
switches off.
Switching on and off and selecting function
1 Press STANDBY y (on the set only) to switch on.
2 Press Source selector once or more to select: CD,
TUNER, AUX or TAPE function.
3 Press y to switch off the set.
Helpful hints:
– To change from TAPE to CD, TUNER or AUX
function, or when you are switching off the set:
first, make sure you press the tape STOP 9 key to
end playback and all the cassette keys are
– The tone, sound settings, tuner presets and the
volume level (up to a maximum volume level of 20)
will be retained in the set’s memory.
• Adjust the volume with the VOLUME control.
= Display shows the volume level
and a
number from 0-32. (See 2)
Bass adjustment
There are three DBB (Dynamic Bass Boost) options:
– Off: no bass enhancement
– DBB1: moderate bass enhancement
– DBB2: strong bass enhancement
• Press DBB once or more to select your option.
™DBB1,2 appears if DBB is activated.
How to MUTE the sound
1. Press MUTE on the remote control to interrupt
sound reproduction instantly.
= Playback continues without sound and in the
display flashes
2. To reactivate sound reproduction you can:
– press MUTE again;
– adjust the volume controls;
– change to another source.
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Tuning to radio stations
1 Press y to on, then press Source selector
to select TUNER (or press TUNER on the remote
control) .
is displayed briefly and then the radio
station frequency, waveband and, if programmed,
a preset number are shown. (See 3)
2 Press FM•MW once or more to select your
waveband. (or press BAND on the remote control)
3 Press and hold SEARCH ∞ or §
(or TUNING -, + on the remote control) until the
frequency in the display starts running.
™ The radio automatically tunes to a station of sufficient reception. Display shows
during automatic tuning.
4 Repeat steps 2-3 if necessary until you find the
desired station.
• To tune to a weak station, press ∞ or § briefly
and repeatedly until you have found optimal reception.
To improve radio reception:
• For FM, extend, incline and turn the telescopic aerial. Reduce its length if the signal is too strong.
• For MW, the set uses a built-in aerial. Direct this
aerial by turning the whole set.
Programming radio stations
You can store up to a total of 30 radio stations in the
memory, manually or automatically (Autostore).
Manual programming
1 Tune to your desired station (see Tuning to radio
2 Press PROGRAM to activate programming.
™ Display: program flashes.
3 Press PRESET (ALB/ PRE) -, + once or more to
allocate a number from 1 to 30 for this station.
4 Press PROGRAM to confirm.
™ Display shows the preset number, waveband
and the frequency of the preset station.
5 Repeat steps 1-4 to store other stations.
Helpful hints: You can erase a preset station by
storing another frequency in its place.
Autostore automatically starts programming radio stations from preset 1. Any previous presets e.g. manually programmed will be erased.
• Press and hold PROGRAM until
™ Available stations are programmed.
™After all stations are stored, the first autostore
preset station will then automatically play.
To listen to a preset or autostore station
Press the PRESET (ALB/ PRE) -, + buttons once or
more until the desired preset station is displayed.
This set complies with the radio interference
requirements of the European Union.
About MP3
The music compression technology MP3 (MPEG1
Audio Layer 3) significantly reduce the digital data of
an audio CD while maintaining CD quality sound.
• Getting MP3 files: you can either download legal
music files from the internet to your computer hard
disc, or create such files by converting audio CD
files in your computer through appropriate encoder
software. (128kbps bit rate or higher is recommended for MP3 files.)
• Creating a MP3 CD: burn the music files from
your computer hard disc on a CDR or CDRW using
your CD burner.
Helpful Hints:
– Make sure that the file names of the MP3/WMA
files end with .mp3 or wma.
– Total number of music files and albums: around 350
(with a typical file name length of 20 characters).
– The length of file names affects the number of
tracks for playback. With shorter file names, more
files can be burned on a disc.
Playing a disc
This player plays Audio Discs including
CD-R/CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs.
• CD-I, CDV, VCD, DVD or computer CDs are not
• DRM-protected WMA disc is not supported.
1. Press STANDBY ON y once or more to on, then
select CD source (or press CD on the remote control).
2. Press OPEN•CLOSE to open the disc door.
™Display show
when the disc door is
3. Insert a disc with the printed side facing up and
press down on OPEN•CLOSE to close the CD door.
,is displayed as the player scans the
contents of a disc.
– MP3-CDs may take more than 10 seconds to
= Audio CD: the total number of tracks and the total
playing time are displayed.
MP3-CD: the total numbers of tracks and
albums are displayed respectively.
4. Press 2; to start playback.
=MP3-CD /WMA only:: the album/track information appears (if the ID3 tag information is available).
Helpful Hints:
- When playing a disc with CD Audio tracks and
MP3/WMA files, the CD Audio tracks will be played
- “0” is shown as your album number, if you have not
organized your MP3/WMA files into any albums on
your disc.
5. To pause playback press 2;. Press 2; again to
resume play.
= Time digits flashes during pause. (See 4)
6.To stop playback, press 9.
Helpful Hints:
CD play will also stop when:
– the disc door is opened
– the disc has reached the end
– you select other sound sources.
Display information (MP3/WMA-CD only)
The ID3 tag is part of an MP3/WMA file and contains
various track information such as the track´s title or
the artist´s name.
• During playback, press FM•MW•DISPLAY on the
repeatedly to view ID3 tag information or select
your display function.
– Display shows:
if ID3 tag
information is not available.
Helpful Hints:
- Complete the ID3 tag information with your
MP3/WMA encoder software before burning the
Selecting a different track
• Press SEARCH ∞ or § ( ∞ or § on the
remote control ) once or repeatedly until the
desired track number appears in the display.
MP3-CD/WMA only:
First press ALBUM/ PRESET – or + once or more
to find your album.
• In the pause/stop position, press 2; to start
Helpful Hints:
In shuffle modes, press ∞ to go to the
beginning of the current track.
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Finding a passage within a track
1. During playback, press and hold SEARCH ∞ or §
(5, or 6 on the remote control )
= The disc is played at high speed and low volume.
2. When you recognize the passage you want,
release ∞ or §.
=Normal playback continues.
Programming track numbers
In the stop position, select and store your CD tracks in
the desired sequence. Up to 20 tracks can be stored in
the memory.
1. In the stop position, press ∞ or § once or
repeatedly to select your desired track number.
MP3-CD/WMA only:
• First press ALBUM/ PRESET – or + once or more
to find your album.
2. Press PROGRAM.
and the number of tracks stored
appear briefly. (See 5)
™ Display shows: PROG and the selected track
number. (See 6)
3. Repeat steps 1-2 to select and store all desired
4. To start playback of your disc program, press 2;.
Helpful Hints:
– During normal playback, you can press PROGRAM
to add a current track to your program list.
appears if you press
PROGRAM and there is no track selected.
appears if you try to store more than 20
Reviewing the program
• In the stop position, press and hold down
PROGRAM for a while until the display shows all
your stored track numbers in sequence.
Helpful Hints:
– Display shows :
if there is no track
Clearing a program
You can erase the contents of the memory by:
• Press 9 :
– Once, if in the stop position;
– Twice, during playback.
• Press STANDBY ON y;
• Select another sound source;
• open the CD door
displayed briefly, and program
Different play modes: SHUFFLE and REPEAT
(See 7 - 8)
You can select and change the various play modes
before or during playback. The play modes can be
combined with PROGRAM.
shuffle - tracks of the entire CD/ program are
played in random order
shuffle repeat all - to repeat the entire CD/ program
continuously in random order
repeat all - repeats the entire CD/ program
repeat - plays the current track continuously
1. To select play mode, press MODE once or more.
(SHUFFLE / REPEAT on the remote control).
2. Press 2; to start playback if in the stop position.
• If you have selected shuffle, playback starts
3. To select normal playback, press MODE
repeatedly until the various modes are no longer
– You can also press the 9 to cancel your play
mode in playing.
AUX (audio cable not included) .(See 9)
This 3.5mm socket allows you to connect other audio
equipment to your system.
1. Press y to on, then the source selector to select
= Display shows: AUX and PHILIPS scrolls
2. Use an audio cable to connect the AUX socket to
the LINE OUT/headphone socket on your external
3. To avoid noise distortion, turn down the volume on
your external equipment.
4. To adjust the sound and volume, use the sound
controls on your external equipment and the
• Recording is permissible insofar as copyright or.
other rights of third parties are not infringed.
• For recording, use only NORMAL type cassettes
(IEC type I) on which the tabs have not yet been
broken. This deck is not suited for recording on
CHROME (IEC II) or METAL (IEC IV) type cassettes.
• The best recording level is set automatically.
Altering the VOLUME or BASS controls will not
affect the recording.
• To protect a tape from accidental erasure, break
out the tabs. If you wish to record again, cover the
tabs with a piece of adhesive tape.
Cassette recorder
Select CD source.
Cassette playback
1. Press y to on, then the source selector to
select TAPE.
= Display shows
throughout tape
2. Insert a cassette and close the door.
3. Press PLAY 1 to start playback.
4. To pause, press PAUSE ;;. Press PAUSE ; again
to resume.
5. Press SEARCH 5/6 to fast wind the tape.
6. To stop the tape, press STOP•OPEN 9/.
Insert a CD and if desired, program track numbers.
Press STOP•OPEN 9// to open the cassette
holder. Insert a blank tape and close the deck.
Press RECORD 0 to start recording.
Press 2; to start CD playback.
For brief interruptions press PAUSE ;. To resume
recording, press PAUSE ; again.
To stop recording, press STOP•OPEN 9//.
Helpful Hints:
- During playback, the keys are automatically
released at the end of a tape and the set is
switched off (unless PAUSE mode ; has been
- During fast forwarding/rewinding, the keys will
not be released at the end of a tape. To switch
off the set, make sure the cassette keys are
also released.
Recording from the CD Player
Recording from the Radio
1 Tune to the desired radio station (see Tuning to
radio stations).
2 Follow steps 3-7, under CD Synchro Start recording.
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CD player and disc handling
• If the CD player cannot read CDs correctly, use a
cleaning CD to clean the lens before taking the set
to repair.
• The lens of the CD player should never be touched!
• Sudden changes in the surrounding temperature
can cause condensation on the lens of your CD
player. Playing a CD is then not possible. Do not
attempt to clean the lens but leave the set in a
warm environment until the moisture evaporates.
• Always close the CD door to avoid dust on the lens.
• To clean the CD, wipe in a straight line from the
centre towards the edge using a soft, lint-free
cloth. Do not use cleaning agents as they may
damage the disc.
• Never write on a CD or attach any stickers to it.
Tape deck maintenance
To ensure quality recording and playback of the tape
deck, clean parts A, B and C as shown, once a
month. Use a cotton bud slightly moistened with alcohol or a special head cleaning fluid to clean the deck.
1 Open the cassette door.
2 Press PLAY 1 and clean the roller C.
3 Press PAUSE ; and clean the heads A, and the
capstan B.
4 After cleaning, press STOP/OPEN 9/.
Safety Information
• Place the set on a hard, flat and stable surface
so that the system does not tilt.
• Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is
used as the disconnet device, the disconnet device
shall remain readily operable.
• Do not expose the set, batteries, CDs to humidity,
rain, sand or excessive heat caused by heating
equipment or direct sunlight.
• The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
• Adequate ventilation with a minimum gap of 6
inches between the ventilation holes and surrounding surfaces is necessary to prevent heat build-up.
• The ventilation should not be impeded by covering
the ventilation openings with items, such as newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc..
• No objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall
be placed on the apparatus.
• No naked flame sources, such as lighted
candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
• The mechanical parts of the set contain
self-lubricating bearings and must not be oiled or
• To clean the set, use a dry cloth. Do not use any
cleaning agents containing alcohol, ammonia, benzene or abrasives as these may harm the housing.
• Batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) shall
not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine,
fire or the like.
If a fault occurs, first check the points listed below before taking the set for repair. If you are
unable to remedy a problem by following these hints, consult your dealer or service centre.
WARNING: Do not open the set as there is a risk of electric shock! Under no
circumstances should you try to repair the set yourself, as this will invalidate the
No sound /power
– Volume not adjusted
• Adjust the VOLUME
– Power Cord not securely connected
• Connect the AC power cord properly
– Batteries flat / incorrectly inserted
• Insert (fresh) batteries correctly
– Headphones connected to the set
• Disconnect headphones
– Electrostatic discharge/interference
• Unplug the set. If batteries inserted, remove batteries
from the battery compartment. Press and hold
STANDBY ON y for 10 seconds, then re-plug /
replace battery supply, and try activating the set again.
– CD contains non-audio files
• Press SEARCH ∞ or §. once or more to skip to
a CD audio track, instead of the data file
Severe radio hum or noise
- Visible and invisible laser radiation. If the
cover is open, do not look at the beam.
– Electrical interference: set too close to TV, VCR or
• Move the set to increase the distance
- High voltage! Do not open.You run the risk of
getting an electric shock. The machine does
not contain any user-serviceable parts.
- Modification of the product could result in hazardous radiation of EMC or other unsafe operation.
Power Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ≤ 24 W
Dimensions (w x h x d) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471 x 153 x 251 (mm)
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.8 kg
Remote control does not function properly
No CD inserted
Inserted a suitable disc
CD badly scratched or dirty
Replace/ clean CD, see Maintenance
Laser lens steamed up
Wait until lens has cleared
The CD skips tracks
– CD damaged or dirty
• Replace or clean CD
– shuffle or program is active
• Switch off shuffle / program
Sound skips during MP3/WMA playback
– MP3/WMA file made at compression level
exceeding 320kbps
• Use a lower compression level to record CD tracks
into MP3/WMA format
– Disc damaged or dirty
• Replace or clean disc
Poor cassette sound quality
– Distance/ angle between the set too large
• Reduce the distance/ angle
– Dust and dirt on the heads, etc.
• Clean deck parts, see Maintenance
– Use of incompatible cassette types
• Only use NORMAL (IEC I) for recording
Poor radio reception
Recording does not work
– Weak radio signal
• FM / MW: Adjust the FM / MW telescopic aerial
– Cassette tab(s) may be broken
• Apply adhesive tape over the missing tab space
– Batteries flat/ incorrectly inserted
• Insert (fresh) batteries correctly
– CD-R(W) is blank/ not finalized
• Use a finalized CD-R(W)
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Environmental information
We have done our best to reduce the packaging and make it easy to separate into 3
materials:cardboard, expandable polystyrene, polyethylene.
Your set consists of materials which can be recycled if disassembled by a specialized
company. Please observe the local regulations regarding the disposal of packaging,
exhausted batteries and old equipment.
Disposal of your old product
Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components, which
can be recycled and reused.
When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to
a product it means the product is covered by the
European Directive 2002/96/EC.
Please inform yourself about the local separate collection system for electrical and electronic
Please act according to your local rules and do not dispose of your old products with your normal
household waste. The correct disposal of your old product will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human health.
The making of unauthorized copies of copy-protected material, including computer
programmes, files, broadcasts and sound recordings, may be an infringement of copyrights and constitute a criminal offence. This equipment should not be used for such
Hearing Safety
Listen at a moderate volume.
• Using headphones at a high volume can impair your hearing. This product can produce sounds in decibel
ranges that may cause hearing loss for a normal person, even for exposure less than a minute. The higher
decibel ranges are offered for those that may have already experienced some hearing loss.
• Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing "comfort level" adapts to higher volumes of sound. So
after prolonged listening, what sounds "normal" can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. To
guard against this, set your volume to a safe level before your hearing adapts and leave it there.
To establish a safe volume level:
• Set your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, without distortion.
Listen for reasonable periods of time:
• Prolonged exposure to sound, even at normally "safe" levels, can also cause hearing loss.
• Be sure to use your equipment reasonably and take appropriate breaks.
Be sure to observe the following guidelines when using your headphones.
Listen at reasonable volumes for reasonable periods of time.
Be careful not to adjust the volume as your hearing adapts.
Do not turn up the volume so high that you can't hear what's around you.
You should use caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.
Do not use headphones while operating a motorized vehicle, cycling, skateboarding, etc.; it may create a
traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.