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VR5210
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It is important to read this user manual prior to using your new product for the first time.
Nous vous recommandons de lire ce manuel d’instructions avant d’utiliser votre nouveau
produit pour la première fois.
Es importante leer este manual antes de usar por vez primera su equipo.
Important safety instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ AND SAVE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Some of the following information may not apply to your particular product;
however, as with any electronic product, precautions should be observed during
handling and use.
• Read these instructions.
• Keep these instructions.
• Heed all warnings.
• Follow all instructions.
• Do not use this apparatus near water.
• Clean only with dry cloth.
• Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
• Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
• Do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. This product does not contain
customer serviceable components.
• The marking information is located at the bottom of apparatus.
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Important battery precautions
Any battery may present a risk of fire, explosion, or chemical burn if abused.
Do not try to charge a battery that is not intended to be recharged, do not
incinerate, and do not puncture.
• Non-rechargeable batteries, such as alkaline batteries, may leak if left in your
product for a long period of time. Remove the batteries from the product if
you are not going to use it for a month or more.
• If your product uses more than one battery, do not mix types and make sure
they are inserted correctly. Mixing types or inserting incorrectly may cause
them to leak.
• Discard any leaky or deformed battery immediately. They may cause skin
burns or other personal injury.
• Please help to protect the environment by recycling or disposing of batteries
according to federal, state, and local regulations.
WARNING: The battery (battery or batteries or battery pack) shall not be exposed
to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
Ecology
Help protect the environment - we recommend that you dispose of used
batteries by putting them into specially designed receptacles.
Precautions for the unit
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Do not use the unit immediately after transportation from a cold place to a
warm place; condensation problems may result.
Do not store the unit near fire, places with high temperature or in direct
sunlight. Exposure to direct sunlight or extreme heat (such as inside a parked
car) may cause damage or malfunction.
Clean the unit with a soft cloth or a damp chamois leather. Never use
solvents.
The unit must only be opened by qualified personnel.
Headset safety
To use a headset safely, please keep the following in mind:
• Do not play your headset at a high volume. Hearing experts advise against
continuous extended play.
• If you experience ringing in your ears, turn down the volume or stop using
the headset.
• Do not use a headset while driving a motorized vehicle or riding a bike. It
may cause a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
• Even if your headset is an open-air type designed to let you hear outside
sounds, don’t turn up the volume so high that can’t hear sounds around you.
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FCC Information
FCC Information
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of 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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Audiovox could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This Class B digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Power Supply
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(battery power) 2 x “AAA”
Important safety instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ...................................................................................... 1
Important battery precautions ................................................................................................ 2
Ecology.............................................................................................................................................. 2
Precautions for the unit .............................................................................................................. 2
Headset safety ............................................................................................................................... 2
FCC Information
FCC Information............................................................................................................................. 3
Power Supply .................................................................................................................................. 3
Contents .................................................................................4
Before you begin
Installing batteries ........................................................................................................................ 6
Using earphones and external microphone ....................................................................... 6
Turning player on/off ................................................................................................................... 6
Locking the player controls ....................................................................................................... 6
General controls
Front Controls ................................................................................................................................. 8
Left Side Controls .......................................................................................................................... 8
Right Side Controls ....................................................................................................................... 8
Display ............................................................................................................................................... 9
Setting date and time
To set the date and time............................................................................................................. 11
Basic operations
Selecting folders and files .......................................................................................................... 11
Basic playback ................................................................................................................................ 11
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Contents
Recording
Recording ......................................................................................................................................... 12
Setting recording quality ........................................................................................................... 12
Setting recording mode ............................................................................................................. 12
Accessing Recorded File Information .................................................................................... 12
Deleting files ..........................................................................13
Auto-Append
Auto-Append .................................................................................................................................. 14
Formating
To format the memory of the player...................................................................................... 14
Settings
Accessing Settings menu ........................................................................................................... 15
Accessing Date and Time menu .............................................................................................. 15
Troubleshooting tips .............................................................16
Warranty information
12 Month Limited Warranty ...................................................................................................... 17
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Before you begin
Installing batteries
1. Apply thumb pressure to slide the battery compartment cover, then remove
the cover.
2. Insert two “AAA” batteries (not included) following the polarity marks in the
battery compartment.
on the display for
3. Reinstall the cover. Refer to the battery level indicator
battery’s level. Replace with new batteries when the indicator is flashing.
Using earphones and external microphone
When earphones are connected, sound output from the speaker will be muted.
When an external microphone is connected, no recording can be made from the
built-in microphone.
Turning player on/off
Slide
/
switch to
.
Locking the player controls
To avoid accidental key activation, slide
the step to unlock.
/
towards
to lock the keys. Reverse
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General controls
Built-in
microphone
Recording
indicator
Left Side
Controls
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Front
Right Side
Controls
Front Controls
NOTES – Accesses the Notes folder
GROCERIES – Accesses the Groceries folder
FAMILY – Accesses the Family folder
REC•PAUSE – Starts and pauses recording
PLAY•PAUSE – Confirms a setting in the menu. Starts and pauses playback
STOP – Stops recording or playback. Quits the sub menu and goes to main menu
Left Side Controls
Mic – External microphone jack
Phones – External earphones jack
Play Speed – Changes playback speed
Dict/Conf – Sets Dictation or Conference recording mode
Menu – While in stop mode, press to access the Settings menu. While in stop
mode, press and hold to display file information.
Right Side Controls
/
– Power on/off; locks/unlocks player controls
- Volume + – Adjusts the volume level
Erase – Erases files
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– Skips to previous/next file; selects items in the menu; press and hold to
fast backward or forward
Display
Folder name
(NOTES,
GROCERIES
and FAMILY)
Battery level
indicator
Current file
number/total
number of
files
File name
Play mode
icon
Elapsed
playback time
Playback
progress bar
Recording
quality (LP/HQ)
Play mode screenshot
Pause mode
icon
Pause mode screenshot
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Stop mode
icon
File length
Stop mode screenshot
Recording
mode icon
(icon will be
flashing when
recording is
paused)
Total remaining
time available
for recording
Recording
time
Recording mode screenshot
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Setting date and time
With the date and time set, you can always view the date and time of your
recordings. Normal recording is still possible without setting the date and time.
However, no correct recording date and time can be referenced in your recorded
messages.
To set the date and time
1. While in stop mode, press MENU to access the Settings menu.
2. Press
/
to select DATE+TIME and press PLAY•PAUSE button to confirm
selection.
3. Press
/
to select SET TIME, SET DATE and TIME FORMAT and press
PLAY•PAUSE button to confirm selection.
4. Press PLAY•PAUSE button to select hour, minute, AM/PM, month, day and
year. Press
/
to adjust the value and then press PLAY•PAUSE button to
confirm selection.
Basic operations
Selecting folders and files
There are three dedicated buttons to select three folders: Notes, Groceries and
Family.
1. While in stop mode , press NOTES, GROCERIES or FAMILY to access the
corresponding folders.
2. Press
/
to select files.
Basic playback
To play back recorded files:
1. Select a folder and a file.
2. Press PLAY•PAUSE button to start playback.
3. Press PLAY•PAUSE button to pause playback, press again to resume.
4. You can press - Volume + to adjust volume.
5. While in stop mode or during playback, press Play Speed to select different
playback speeds. Options are SLOW, NORMAL, and FAST.
6. Press
/
once to skip to the previous/next file. Press and hold
/
to
fast backward/forward through the current file.
7. Press STOP to stop playback.
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Accessing Recorded File Information
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While in stop mode, press and hold MENU button to display recorded file
information such as, date of recording, time of recording, recording mode, and
record quality.
Recording
Recording
1. While in stop mode, press REC•PAUSE button to start recording. The red
recording indicator will light illuminate. Recording time will be displayed
once you begin recording.
2. To pause recording, press REC•PAUSE button once. The red recording
indicator will be flashing. Press again to resume recording.
3. To stop recording, press STOP.
Setting recording quality
Definition:
• LP (Long Play) – allows up to 560 hours recording.
• HQ (High Quality) – allows up to 70 hours recording.
Refer to Settings section for instructions on how to select recording quality.
Setting recording mode
Definition:
• CONF (Conference) – Use in a more open area where recording source is far
from the player.
• DICT (Dictation) – Use when recording source is close to the recorder.
Slide the Dict/Conf switch to select recording mode.
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You may slide the Dict/Conf switch during recording. However,
you selection will only be effective starting from the next
recording.
For conferences, to obtain optimum recording quality, place the
recorder with the microphone freely exposed to the sound source as
close as convenient. A built-in automatic recording level control will
set the optimum record level during manual recording. Avoid
recording near unwanted noise sources, such as air conditioners or
fans.
If power supplied from the battery fails suddenly (e.g. batteries are
removed accidentally) during recording, the recoding in progress will
be interrupted. The recorded file may also be corrupted and cannot be
played back.
Deleting files
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2.
3.
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4.
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Select file to be deleted.
While in stop mode, press ERASE.
Press
/
to select one of the deleting options:
Delete the current file (Current file name)
Delete all files in the current folder (ALL FILES).
Press PLAY•PAUSE button to confirm selection.
Auto-Append
The auto-append function (add to recording) provides an easy way to edit a file
when you are recording a list (e.g. a grocery shopping list). You can add items to
the end of a file by simply enabling the auto-append option.
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The GROCERIES folder is defaulted to the AUTO-APPEND ON
mode. The NOTES and FAMILY folders are defaulted to AUTOAPPEND OFF mode.
See Settings Section to enable AUTO-APPEND for NOTES and FAMILY
folder.
While in stop mode, the most recent file will be appended when you
press REC•PAUSE button unless you press
/
to select a desired
file.
To append voice data to the end of a file:
1. Ensure that the Auto-Append menu option is enabled for the currently
selected folder. Refer to the Settings section.
2. While in stop mode, press NOTES, GROCERIES or FAMILY to access the
corresponding folders.
3. Press
/
to select files.
4. While in stop mode, press REC•PAUSE button to start recording. The record
icon will be shown and the recording will begin from the end of the currently
seleted file.
5. Press STOP to stop recording.
Formating
To format the memory of the player
1. Select Format in the Settings menu. Refer to the Settings section for details.
2. When Format is selected, ALL DATA IN MEMORY WILL BE PERMANENTLY
REMOVED will be shown.
3. Press PLAY•PAUSE button to confirm your selection and start the formatting.
Formatting the internal memory may be required if internal memory
has become corrupted.
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Auto-Append
Settings
Accessing Settings menu
1. While in stop mode, press MENU to access the Settings menu.
2. Press
/
to select Settings and press PLAY•PAUSE button to confirm
selection.
3. Press
/
to highlight the desired item, then press PLAY•PAUSE button to
select that item.
/
to adjust the value, then press PLAY•PAUSE button to save the
4. Press
setting.
5. Press STOP to revert to the main screen.
Menu options
Available settings
Quality
HQ – highest recording quality, shorter recording time
LP – highest recording time, lower recording quality
Beep Tone
On/Off
Auto-Append
Groceries, Family, Notes On/Off
Format
Confirm or Exit
Reset
Confirm or Exit
Version
Show the current firmware version
Accessing Date and Time menu
1. While in stop mode, press MENU to access the Settings menu.
2. Press
/
to select DATE+TIME and press PLAY•PAUSE button to confirm
selection.
3. Press
/
to highlight SET TIME, SET DATE or TIME FORMAT, then press
PLAY•PAUSE button to confirm selection.
4. Press
/
to adjust the value, then press PLAY•PAUSE button to confirm.
5. Press PLAY•PAUSE button to revert to the main screen.
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Troubleshooting tips
Player doesn’t turn on
• Check that batteries are properly inserted and not exhausted.
• Make sure the battery compartment door is properly closed.
Can not record
• Make sure the LOCK function is not activated.
• Make sure memory is not full.
• You have recorded 200 files in one folder. Try to record in a new folder.
Incorrect recording date and time during playback
• You may have not set the date and time before recording. Refer to the
Setting date and time section.
No sound from speaker during playback
• Make sure volume is not set to 0.
• Headphones should not be connected.
Can not activate the player after sliding /
• Remove the batteries to reset the player.
switch to
Recordable time becomes shorter
• You may have set the recording quality to ‘High Quality’. Refer to the Setting
recording quality section.
Can not perform playback
• Make sure you have selected a folder which contains recorded messages.
• Make sure the LOCK function is not activated.
Can not delete recorded file(s)
• Make sure you follow each step under the Deleting Files section carefully.
Can not keep the saved settings
• If the batteries are removed, saved settings may be lost.
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Warranty information
12 Month Limited Warranty
Applies to RCA Voice Recorders
AUDIOVOX ACCESSORIES CORP. (the Company) warrants to the original retail
purchaser of this product that should this product or any part thereof, under
normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship
within 12 months from the date of original purchase, such defect(s) will be
repaired or replaced with reconditioned product (at the Company’s option)
without charge for parts and repair labor.
To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product is
to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale),
specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the Company at the address
shown below.
This Warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or
noise, to correction of antenna problems, loss/interruptions of broadcast or
internet service, to costs incurred for installation, removal or reinstallation of
product, to corruptions caused by computer viruses, spyware or other malware,
to loss of media, files, data or content, or to damage to tapes, discs, removable
memory devices or cards, speakers, accessories, computers, computer
peripherals, other media players, home networks or vehicle electrical systems.
This Warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the opinion
of the Company, has suffered or been damaged through alteration, improper
installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident, or by removal or defacement
of the factory serial number/bar code label(s). THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY’S
LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY EXCEED
THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY,
SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. ANY ACTION
FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 24
MONTHS FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE
COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR
BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY. No person or representative is
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Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage so the above
limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific
legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Recommendations before returning your product for a warranty claim:
• If your product is capable of storing content (such as an mp3 player, voice
recorder, camcorder, digital photo frame, etc), it is recommended to make
periodic backup copies of content stored on the product. If applicable, before
shipping a product, make a back up copy of content or data stored on the
device. Also, it is advisable to remove any personal content which you would
not want exposed to others. IT IS LIKELY THAT CONTENTS AND DATA ON THE
DEVICE WILL BE LOST DURING SERVICE AND REFORMATTING. AUDIOVOX
ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY FOR LOST CONTENT OR DATA, OR FOR THE SECURITY
OF ANY PERSONAL CONTENT OR DATA ON THE RETURNED DEVICE. Product
will be returned with factory default settings, and without any pre-loaded
content which may have been installed in the originally purchased products.
Consumer will be responsible for reloading data and content. Consumer will
be responsible to restore any personal preference settings.
• Properly pack your unit. Include any remotes, memory cards, cables, etc.
which were originally provided with the product. However DO NOT return
any removable batteries, even if batteries were included with the original
purchase. We recommend using the original carton and packing materials.
Ship to
Audiovox Electronics Corp.
Attn: Service Department.
150 Marcus Blvd.
Hauppauge N.Y. 11788
1-800-645-4994
For Canada Customers, please ship to:
Audiovox Return Centre
c/o Genco
6685 Kennedy Road,
Unit#3, Door 16,
Mississuaga, Ontario
L5T 3A5
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authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than expressed herein
in connection with the sale of this product.