Portable CD Player
user manual
manuel d’utilisation
manual del usario
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AX2400, AX2401
1 2; ......................switches the player on, starts or pauses CD play
2 ............................display
3 9.........................stops CD play, clears a program or switches the player off
∞ .......................skips and searches CD tracks backwards
§ .......................skips and searches CD tracks forwards
4 DBB.....................switches the bass enhancement on and off. This button also
switches acoustic feedback (the beep) on/off when it is
pressed for more than 2 seconds
5 PROG...................programs tracks and reviews the program
6 MODE/ESP..........selects the different playing possibilities: SHUFFLE,
switch ESP on/off
7 VOLUME +/- ......adjust the volume
8 p/LINE OUT........3.5 mm headphone socket, socket to connect the player to
another audio input of an additional appliance.
9 OPEN ç ............opens the CD lid
0 HOLD...................locks all buttons
RESUME .............stores the last position of a CD track played
OFF......................switches RESUME and HOLD off
! 4.5V DC...............socket for external power supply
@ ............................type plate
Batteries (supplied or optionally available)
You can use the following batteries with this CD-player:
• normal batteries type LR6, UM3 or AA (preferably Philips), or
• alkaline batteries type LR6, UM3 or AA (preferably Philips).
Notes:– Old and new or different types of batteries should not be combined.
– Remove batteries if they are empty or if the player is not going to be used for
a long time.
Inserting batteries
1 Push OPEN ç to open the CD lid.
2 Open the battery compartment and insert either 2
normal or alkaline batteries.
Battery indication
The approximate power level of your batteries is shown
in the display.
Battery full
Battery two-thirds full
Battery one-third full
Battery dead or empty.When the batteries are
dead or empty, the symbol A flashes,
bAtt is displayed, and the beep tone sounds repeatedly.
Batteries contain chemical substances, so they should be disposed
of properly.
Use only the AY 3162 adapter (4.5 V / 300 mA direct
current, positive pole to the center pin). Any other product may damage the player.
1 Make sure the local voltage corresponds to the power adapter’s voltage.
2 Connect the power adapter to the 4.5V DC socket of
the player and to the wall socket.
Note: Always disconnect the adapter when you are not
using it.
Environmental information
• All redundant packing material has been omitted. We have done our utmost to
make the packaging easily separable into two materials: cardboard (box) and
polyethylene (bags, protective foam sheet).
• Your set consists of materials which can be recycled if disassembled by a
specialized company. Please observe the local regulations regarding the
disposal of packing materials, exhausted batteries and old equipment.
CD player and CD handling
• Do not touch the lens A of the CD player.
• Do not expose the unit, batteries or CDs to humidity,
rain, sand or excessive heat (caused by heating
equipment or direct sunlight).
• You can clean the CD player with a soft, slightly
dampened, lint-free cloth. Do not use any cleaning
agents as they may have a corrosive effect.
• To clean the CD, wipe it in a straight line from the
center toward the edge using a soft, lint-free cloth. A
cleaning agent may damage the disc! Never write on a CD or attach a sticker
to it.
• The lens may cloud over when the unit is moved suddenly from cold to warm
surroundings. Playing a CD is not possible then. Leave the CD player in a warm
environment until the moisture has evaporated.
• Active mobile phones in the vicinity of the CD player may cause malfunctions.
• Avoid dropping the unit as this may cause damage.
Headphones AY 3806
• Connect the supplied headphones to the p/LINE OUT
jack of the player.
Note: p / LINE OUTcan also be used for connecting
this set to your HiFi system.To adjust the sound
and volume, use the controls on the connected
audio equipment and on the CD player.
Hearing safety: Do not play your headphones at a high volume. Hearing experts
advise that continuous use at high volume can permanently damage your hearing.
Traffic safety: Do not use headphones while driving a vehicle. It may create a hazard
and it is illegal in many countries. Even if your headphones are an open-air type
designed to let you hear outside sounds, do not turn up the volume so high that
you cannot hear what is going on around you.
In-car use (connections supplied or optionally available)
Playback information
Only use the AY 3545 (4822 219 10033) or AY 3548 (3140 118 71890) car voltage
converter (4.5 V DC, positive pole to the centre pin) and the AY 3501 car adapter
cassette. Any other product may damage the set.
Put the set on a horizontal, vibration-free and
stable surface. Make sure it is in a safe place,
where the set is neither a danger nor an
obstacle to the driver and the passengers.
Plug the voltage converter into the
cigarette lighter socket (only for 12 V car
battery, negative grounding), then connect
the wired end with 4.5V DC input socket on the
12 V DC
• If a CD-Recordable (CD-R) or a CD-Rewritable (CD-RW) is not recorded
properly, NF dISC is displayed, indicating that the CD has not been
finalized. In that case, use FINALIZE on your CD recorder to complete the
• When playing a CD-Rewritable (CD-RW), please note that it takes 3–15
seconds after pressing 2; for sound reproduction to start.
• Playback will stop if you open the CD lid.
• While the CD is read, 1 --:-- flashes in the display.
4,5 V DC
Volume and bass
Volume adjustment
• Adjust the volume by using VOLUME +/on the cd player.
If necessary, clean the cigarette lighter socket
to obtain a good electrical contact.
Turn down the volume and connect the cassette adapter plug to
p/LINE OUT on the set.
Carefully insert the cassette adapter into the car radio’s cassette compartment.
Make sure the cord does not hinder your driving.
Decease the volume on the set, if necessary. Start playback on the set and
adjust the sound with the car radio controls.
• Always remove the voltage converter from the cigarette lighter socket
when the set is not in use.
Note: If your car radio has a LINE IN socket , it is better to use it for the
car radio connection instead of the cassette adapter. Connect the signal
lead to this LINE IN socket and to p/LINE OUT on the set.
Playing a CD
Bass adjustment
• Press DBB to switch the bass enhancement on or
y DBB appears if the bass enhancement is
Selecting a track and searching
This CD-player can play all kinds of Audio Discs such
as CD-Recordables and CD-Rewritables. Do not try to
play a CD-ROM, CDi, VCD, DVD or computer CD.
Selecting a track during playback
• Briefly press ∞ or § once or several times to skip to
the current, previous or next track.
yPlayback continues with the selected track, and
the track’s number is displayed.
1 Push the OPEN ç slider to open the player.
Selecting a track when playback is stopped
1 Briefly press ∞ or § once or several times to select
the desired track. The track number is displayed.
2 Insert an audio CD, printed side up, by pressing the
CD onto the hub.
3 Close the player by pressing the lid down.
2 Press 2; to start CD play.
yPlayback starts with the selected track.
4 Press 2; to switch the player on and start playback.
yThe current track number and elapsed playing
time are displayed.
Searching for a passage during playback
1 Keep ∞ or § pressed to find a particular passage in
a backward or forward direction.
ySearching starts while playback continues at low
volume. After 2 seconds the search speeds up.
• You can pause playback by pressing 2;.
yThe time at which playback was paused starts
• You can continue playback by pressing 2; again.
2 Release the button when you reach the desired passage.
yPlayback continues from this position.
5 Press 9 to stop playback.
yThe total number of tracks and the total playing
time of the CD are displayed.
Notes: – If the player is in SCAN mode (see MODE chapter), searching is not
– In shuffle, shuffle repeat all or repeat mode (see MODE chapter), or
while playing a program, searching is only possible within the
particular track.
6 Press 9 again to switch the player off.
• To remove the CD, hold it by its edge and press the
hub gently while lifting the CD.
Note: If there is no activity, the set will automatically
switch off after a while to save energy.
You can store up to 30 tracks to play in a program.
A single track may be stored more than once in the
1 While playback is stopped, select a track with
∞ or §.
2 Press PROG to store the track.
yprogram lights up; the track number
programmed and P with the total number
of stored tracks are displayed.
3 Select and store all desired tracks in this way.
4 Press 2; to start playback of your selected tracks.
yprogram is shown and playback starts.
• You can review the program by pressing PROG for
more than 2 seconds.
yThe display shows all the stored tracks in sequence.
Notes: – If you press PROG and there is no track selected, SEL is displayed.
– If you try to store more than 30 tracks,
FULL is displayed.
Clearing the program
• While playback is stopped, press 9 to clear program.
yCLR is displayed once, program goes off,
and the program is cleared.
The program will also be cleared if the power
supply is interrupted, or if the CD-player lid is
opened, or if the set switches off automatically.
Selecting different playing possibilities-MODE
It is possible to play tracks in random order, to repeat a
single track or the entire CD, and to play the first few
seconds of each track.
1 Press MODE during playback as often as required in
order to activate one of the following ‘modes’. The
active mode is shown in the display.
ySHUFFLE : All tracks of the CD are played in
random order until all of them have been played
ySHUFFLE REPEAT ALL : All tracks of the CD
are played repeatedly in random order.
yREPEAT : The current track is played repeatedly.
yREPEAT ALL : The entire CD is played repeatedly.
y SCAN: The first 10 seconds of each of the
remaining tracks are played in sequence.
2 Playback starts in the chosen mode after 2 seconds.
• To return to normal playback, press MODE repeatedly
until the display shows no active modes.
With a conventional portable CD-player you might have experienced that the
music stopped e.g. when you were jogging. The Electronic Skip Protection
prevents loss of sound caused by light vibrations and shocks. Continuous playback
is ensured. However ESP does not prevent playback interruptions during vigorous
running. It also does not protect the unit against any damage caused by dropping!
In this set ESP is default ON. It is possible to set ESP off.
• Press MODE/ESP for more than 3 seconds.
y ESP disappears.
• Press MODE/ESP again for more than 3 seconds.
y ESP is displayed.
ESP on ➟ ESP off ➟ ESP on
You can interrupt playback and continue (even after an
extended period of time) from the position where
playback stopped (RESUME) and you can lock all buttons of the set so that no
action will be executed (HOLD). Use the
RESUME–HOLD–OFF slider for these functions.
RESUME – continuing from where you have stopped
1 Switch the slider to RESUME during playback to activate RESUME.
yRESUME is shown.
2 Press 9 whenever you want to stop playback.
3 Press 2; whenever you want to resume playback.
yRESUME is shown and playback continues from
where you have stopped.
• To deactivate RESUME, switch the slider to OFF.
yRESUME goes off.
HOLD – locking all buttons
You can lock the buttons of the set by switching the slider to HOLD. Now, when a
key is pressed, no action will be executed. This is of use, for example, when
transporting the player in a bag. With HOLD activated, you can avoid accidental
activation of other functions.
1 Switch the slider to HOLD to activate HOLD.
yAll buttons are locked. HoLd is shown when you press any button. If
the set is switched off, HOLD will be shown
only when 2; is pressed.
2 To deactivate HOLD, switch the slider to OFF.
Note: If you deactivate HOLD by switching the slider to
RESUME, you will be activating the RESUME function.
WARNING: Under no circumstances should you try to repair the set yourself as
this will invalidate the warranty. If a fault occurs, first check the points listed,
before taking the unit for repair. If you are unable to solve a problem by following
these hints, consult your dealer or service center.
The CD player has no power, or playback does not start
• Check that your batteries are not dead or empty, that they are inserted
correctly, that the contact pins are clean.
• Your adapter connection may be loose. Connect it securely.
• For in-car use, check that the car ignition is on. Also check player’s batteries.
The indication NO dISC is displayed
• Check that the CD is clean and correctly inserted (label-side upward).
• If your lens has steamed up, wait a few minutes for this to clear.
The indication NF dISC is displayed
• CD-RW (CD-R) was not recorded properly. Use FINALIZE on your CD-recorder.
The indication HOLD is on and/or there is no reaction to controls
• If HOLD is activated, then deactivate it.
• Electrostatic discharge. Disconnect power or remove batteries for a few seconds.
The CD skips tracks
• The CD is damaged or dirty. Replace or clean the CD.
• RESUME, SHUFFLE or PROGRAM is active. Switch off whichever is on.
No sound or bad sound quality.
• PAUSE might be active. Press 2;.
• Loose, wrong or dirty connections. Check and clean connections.
• Volume might not be appropriately adjusted. Adjust the volume.
• Strong magnetic fields. Check player’s position and connections. Also keep
away from active mobile phones.
• For in-car use, check that the cassette adapter is inserted correctly, that the car
cassette player’s playback direction is correct (press autoreverse to change),
and that the cigarette lighter jack is clean. Allow time for temperature change.