MP3-CD Soundmachine
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User Manual
AZ 3067
Printed in China
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See A
For users in the U.K.: please follow the instructions on the upper
This set complies with the radio interference requirements
of the European Union.
Environmental information
We have done our best to reduce the packaging and make it easy to separate into 3
materials:cardboard, expandable polystyrene, polyethylene.
6 x D-cells - R20 - UM1
2 x AAA
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.
– 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(MP3-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: display MP3-CD information
! Navigation controls
PRESET (ALB/ PRE) -, + (down, up) –
MP3 only : selects previous / next album.
TUNER : selects a preset station.
9 – stops CD playback;
– erases a CD programme
SEARCH ∞, § –
CD/MP3: – 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: programs tracks and reviews the
Tuner: programs preset radio stations
# Display – shows the status of the set
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.
$ Telescopic aerial – improves FM reception
% AC MAINS – inlet for mains lead
^ Battery compartment – for 6 batteries, type
R-20, UM1 or D-cells
Batteries (not included)
• Insert 6 batteries, type R-20, UM-1 or D-cells,
(preferably alkaline) with the correct polarity.
(See A)
Remote control
1 CD – switches the set on and selects CD/MP3
sound source
2 y – switches the set to standby / on if
AC powered power. (Switches set off if battery
3 VOLUME +, - (up, down) – adjusts volume level
4 SHUFFLE – selects shuffle modes
5 DBB – switches the bass enhancement on
(DBB1or DBB2)/ off
6 2; – starts/ pauses disc playback
7 SEARCH 5, 6 – searches backwards/ forwards
within a disc track
8 BAND – selects wavebands
9 PRESET (ALB/ PRE) 3,4 –
MP3 only : select next/ previous album.
TUNER : select a preset station.
0 TUNING -, + – tunes to tuner stations
! TUNER – switches the set on and selects tuner
@ 9 – stops disc playback;
– erases a disc program
# ¡, ™ – skips to the beginning of a current/
previous/ subsequent disc track
$ MUTE – interrupts/ resumes sound
% REPEAT – select repeat modes
• Insert 2 batteries, type AAA, R03 or UM4
(preferably alkaline).(See A)
Use of controls or adjustments or
performance of procedures other than
herein may result in hazardous
radiation exposure or other unsafe
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.
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 If your set is equipped with a voltage selector,
adjust the selector so that it matches with the local
3 Connect the mains lead to the wall socket.
4 To disconnect the mains supply, unplug the set from
the wall socket.
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.
The type plate is located on the bottom of the
Switching on and off and selecting function
1 Press STANDBY y to switch on.
2 Press Source selector once or more to select: CD
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.
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.
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 files end
with .mp3 .
– 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
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 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
files, the CD Audio tracks will be played first..
- “0” is shown as your album number, if you have not
organized your MP3 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:
MP3-CD / 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-CD only)
The ID3 tag is part of an MP3 file and contains various
track information such as the track´s title or the
artist´s name.
• During playback, press FM•MW on the set
repeatedly to view ID3 tag information or select
your display function.
– Display shows:
information is not available.
if ID3 tag
Helpful Hints:
- Complete the ID3 tag information with your MP3
encoder software before burning the MP3-CD.
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 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. .
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.
= No sound is heard during MP3-CD fast cue/
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 § (on the remote
control ¡ or ™) once or repeatedly to select your
desired track number.
MP3-CD 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 pro-
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
repeat all shuffle - 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
• 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.
= 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 AZ3067.
Cassette recorder
Cassette playback
1. Press y to on, then the source selector to select
= 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/.
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. .
CD Synchro Start recording
1 Select CD function.
2 Insert a CD and if desired, programme track
3 Open the cassette door.
4 Insert a suitable tape into the cassette deck and
close the door.
5 Press RECORD 0 to start recording.
™ Playing of the CD/program starts automatically
from the beginning. You don’t need to start the
CD player separately.
• To select and record a particular passage within
a CD track:
– Press ∞ or §. Release the control when you
recognize the passage you want.
– To pause CD playback, press 2;.
™ Recording starts from this exact point in the
track when you press RECORD 0.
6 To pause recording, press PAUSE ;.
Press PAUSE ; again to resume recording.
7 To stop recording, press STOP/OPEN 9/.
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.
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.
• 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.
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
• No naked flame sources, such as lighted
candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
– Headphones connected to the set
• Disconnect headphones
• The mechanical parts of the set contain
self-lubricating bearings and must not be oiled or
– 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
• 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.
Severe radio hum or noise
– Electrical interference: set too close to TV, VCR or
• Move the set to increase the distance
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 playback
– MP3 file made at compression level exceeding
• Use a lower compression level to record CD tracks
into MP3 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)