MPC651
USER'S MANUAL
DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER W/ VOICE RECORDER
Coby Electronics Corp.
56-65 Rust Street
Maspeth, NY 11378
www.cobyusa.com
www.ecoby.com
Please read manual before operation
Customer Service Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM EST, 1-800-681-2629 or 718-416-3197
Monday-Friday 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM EST, 1-800-727-3592
Saturday-Sunday 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM EST, 1-800-727-3592
Or Send E-Mail to: Customerservice@cobyusa.com / techsupport@cobyusa.com
Contents
Contents
Getting Started
Advance Setup
Features .................................................................................... 4
Accessory.................................................................................. 5
Safty Instructions ...................................................................... 6
Installing a battery ................................................................... 7
Location of Control ................................................................. 8
LCD Display .............................................................................. 9
MENU Table ..............................................................................10
System setup ........................................................................... 19
Play/ Repeat Mode ............................................................... 21
Loop A-B Repeat ....................................................................21
Delete/Format......................................................................... 22
Format/Resume ...................................................................... 23
Connection to Computer
F/W Upgrade ......................................................................... 24
Troubleshooting ..................................................................... 25
Specifications ........................................................................ 26
Warranty ................................................................................. 27
USB Driver Installation ............................................................. 11
Connecting the player to PC ............................................... 12
Downloading/ Uploading files .............................................. 13
Disconnection the USB ...........................................................13
Customer Support
Basic Operations
Power On/ Off .........................................................................14
Entering the Menu .................................................................. 15
Playing Music .......................................................................... 16
Adjusting the Volume ............................................................ 16
Recording Voice .................................................................... 17
Searching for Music/ Voice Files ........................................... 18
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Accessory
Features
512 MB Built-in Flash Memory
MP3, WMA Playback
Removable Storage Device (Music, Data and Pictures)
Plug and Play (No installation software require for
Window 2000 / Window ME / Window XP)
MP3 Player
User's Manual
Voice Recording
Displays Song Title, Album and Artist
Upgradable Firmware (You can upgrade the programs
when available. Please check the home page
www.cobyusa.com for upgrades.
Earphone w/ Neck strap
Installation CD
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USB Cable
1xAAA Battery
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Safety Instructions
Installing Battery
1. Do not expose the unit to high temperature or humidity.
Installing Battery and SD/MMC Card
2. Do not subject the unit to severe impact, or place heavy
objects on it.
1. Open the battery cover.
3. Do not use strong detergent or solvent to clean the unit.
4. Remo ve battery when the device is left unused for a
2. Insert the AAA battery.
Make sure to match the + and - ends of the battery with
the diagram inside the battery compartment.
long period of time.
5. Do not try to disassemble and repair the device yourself.
3. Insert the SD/MMC Card.
6. Do not expose to direct sunlight or heat sources.
7. Do not store in dusty areas.
Protect your ears:
Hearing experts advise against the constant use of
personal stereo played at high volume. Constant high
volume use can lead to hearing loss. If you experience
ringing in the ears or hearing loss, discontinue use
and seek medical advice.
Battery (included):
This unit operates on one alkaline battery (AAA size).
(1)
(2)
(3)
Note: To release the SD/MMC Card, just press the card
which will spring back out.
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Location of Control
VOLUME +
LCD Display
Mic
LCD
Display
VOLUME -
PLAY/
PAUSE
MENU
REW
POWER
ON/OFF
/ENTER
REC/A-B
Button
F.FWD
Voice File
STOP
Music File
Total T rack
Hold
File F ormat
WMA
MP3
Phone jack
Neck Strap
Hook
Current T rack
File T ype
EQ Indicator
020 NORM
044
Function
Indicator
MP3 MUSIC
44
128
KHZ KBPS
Battery
Indicator
01:16
Elapsed
T ime
Bit
Rate
Sample
F requency
USB Port
Battery
Compartment/
(SD/MMC Card
Compartment)
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USB Driver Installation
MENU Table
NAV
Music
Voice
Play list
SD/MMC Card
MSC
(Music)
MENU
REC
SYS
(Recording)
EQ- Normal, Classic, Live, Pop, Rock
Repeat Mode- Normal, One, All, Intro, Random
Display- ID3 Tag, Lyric, Contrast, B-light Time,
Auto Off- 30 Sec, 1 Min, 2 Min, 3 Min
Recording- 1. REC Mode- Low, Middle, High
2. VAD-On/Off
Resume- 1. Track On (Off)
2. Time Line On (Off)
Delete File - Music
Voice
USB Driver software Installation:
If you are using Windows Me/2K/XP or Mac X
(version10.2.6 or above), there is no installation require,
just connect the player to the computer. OS will setup for
one moment and then removable disk icon will show in
"My Computer" (For Mac OS user, it'll show on the "Desktop").
If you are using Windows 98, you must install the driver
which will setup the update utility and driver to computer.
1. Insert the Installation CD into the CD-ROM driver.
2. Click to open the disc D: (Where D:\is your CD-ROM
drive) and find out "Win98Driver.exe", click to run the
program.
3. Setup dialogue Window will be displayed on the screen.
4. Operate following the instructions on the screen until get
the suggestion that restart your computer now or restart
it later.
5. Select one option and then click FINISH .
Format- 1. Internal M.
Reset
2. SD/MMC Card
Information- 1. F/W Version
2. Internal M.
3. SD/MMC Card
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Connecting to PC
Connecting the player to PC:
1. Make sure the player is turned off.
2. Connect the player with your computer by supplied
USB cable.
3. PC will automatically detect the player as removable
disk under MY COMPUTER.
4. Go to MY COMPUTER and confirm the connection.
Down / uploading Files
Downloading/ Uploading files:
1. Connect the player to PC.
2. Open Window Explorer on PC.
3. Select the file to save and drag-and-drop it into the
removable disc icon. You can also transfer file from the
player to your PC.
Note: Do not remove the player while it's transfering files.
It might currupt or damage the firmware and or files
on the player. If the player is accidentley removed
while transfering and does not work properly, remove
battery for 3 seconds and replace it.
Disconnecting the Player:
After completing the file transfer, you must disconnect the
player as following direction:
1. Double-click on the green arrow in the taskbar on the
bottom right of the window.
2. When the [Stop a Hardware device] message appears,
press the [OK] button and disconnect the USB port.
3. Now you can remove the player safely.
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Entering the Menu
Power On/ Off
Hold Function:
Hold Off: Set the HOLD switch to opposite direction of
arrow symbol to operate the player.
Hold On: Slide HOLD switch to the arrow direction to
disable all the functions. The screen displays hold symbol:
To enter the main menu, press MENU button.
N AV
MS C
REC
S YS
020 NORM
044
HOLD
44
KHZ
128
KBPS
01:16
Turning Power On and Off:
Power On: Press/hold the Joystick to turn on the power.
The display shows "COBY ".
In the main menu, it will display NAV, MSC, REC and SYS.
Refer to the MENU Table for detail(pg9)
NAV (Navigation)
1. MUSIC : Navigation for the Music files (ex. MP3, WMA)
2. VOICE : Navigation for the Record files (ex. MIC0001.mp3)
3. PLAY LIST : Navigation for the PlayList files (ex. M3U)
4. SD/MMC CARD : Navigation for files in SD/MMC Card
MSC (Music Playback)
REC (Voice Recording)
SYS (System Setup)
To exit the menu, press the MENU button
Power Off: Press/hold the Joystick to turn off the power.
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Note: While working with MENU:
1. Slide joystick to make selection.
2. Press joystick to confirm.
3. Press MENU button to exit menu.
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Voice Recording
Playing Music
Playing Music using MSC Menu
Start Recording:
1. Enter the MSC menu.
2. Press the joystick up
1. Select REC menu from the main menu.
2. Press joystick to enter.
3. The player will start recording immediately. Blinking REC
symbol will appear on lower left coner of the screen:
for music playback.
Adjust Tracks
Press joystick to right
to play next track and left
to
move to and play previous track.
Press and hold joystick right
to move fast forward .
Press and hold joystick left
to move fast backward.
Adjust Volume
Press volume button
Pause Playback
Stop Record:
Slide the joystick down
to adjust the volume.
1. Press the joystick up
to pause playback.
Note: If no buttons are pressed within custom settings,
the player automatically powers off.
2. Press the joystick up again to resume playback.
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Play Record Voice:
Press the joystic up
to start playback.
Please refer to other playback mode for detail. ( page 6 )
Recording under the REC mode:
1.Get to the stop mode.
2.Press REC button to start recording.
Note: Recorded voice is saved automatically in the VOICE
folder under the NAV menu.
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Searching for Music/ Voice files
To search desired file using NAV menu
1. Enter NAV menu.
2. Select desired submenu from MUSIC/ VOICE/ PLAYLIST
SD/MMC Card
MUSIC : MP3 and WMA music files
VOICE : Recorded voice files
PLAYLIST : Playlist file
SD/MMC Card: Files on SD/MMCcard.
4. In the MUSIC menu, all files and folders are listed
under the "ROOT".
5. In the VOICE menu, all files and folders are listed
under the "RECORD".
6. Press joystick up/down
/ to move to desired
folder or file.
Press joystick right
to open the folder.
Press the joystick left
to exit the folder.
Press joystick to confirm your choice.
Note: You will not be able to open the PLAYLIST /
RECORD folder under the ROOT of MUSIC menu.
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System Setup
System setup menu contains the following sub-menus.
Please note each function of sub-menus.
1. EQ: Change equalizer settings (Normal,Classic, Live, Pop, Rock)
2. REPEAT Mode: Change repeating options. (refer to pg. 20)
3. Display: Adjust screen display settings.
ID3TAG : Displays track information such as album name,
artist and name of the song if any when turned on.
LYRIC: Displays lyric when playing.
CONTRAST : Adjust contrast of LCD
B-LIGHT TIME : Adjust backlight illumination time
4. Auto off: Select to shut off the player automatically when it is
left unattended.
5. REDORDING- REC Mode: Adjust recording quality
VAD: Voice Activate Detection. This function
adjusts volume automatically when
recording voice according to input level.
6. RESUME: This is mark function, it remembers elapsed time
from last music or voice file playback.
7. DELETE FILE: Delete unwanted files.
8. FORMAT: Format internal memory.
9. Reset: Reset all menu to factory setting.
10. Information- 1. F/W Version: Select to view current F/W version.
2. INTERNAL M. : Select to view memory status.
3. SD/MMC Card: Select to view info in SD/MMD.
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Play/ Repeat Mode
To setup Repeat mode using Main menu
1. Get to the "Repeat Mode" submenu by below steps.
Main menu
SYS menu
Repeat Mode
2. Press joystick to enter "Repeat Mode"
3. Press the joystick left/right
/
to select the desired
play mode and press it to confirm.
4. To exit the menu, press MENU button.
Note: MENU button will backing up menu each time you
press the MENU button.
While in Playback mode
NORMAL:
The player will play tracks in normal order
ONE:
The player will repeat current track only.
ALL:
The player will repeat all tracks.
INTRO:
The player will play each track for a few
seconds.
RANDOM:
The player will play tracks in random order.
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Loop A-B Repeating
Starting Point "A"
While playing music or voice files, press the A-B button
briefly at the beginning of the loop you want to set.
appears in right uper corner of the display.
Ending Point "B"
Press the A-B button briefly again to set the end of the loop.
appears in the display.
Now, the loop is playing repeatedly.
Press the A-B button again to cancel the loop.
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Delete / Format
Deleting
1. Follow below steps to enter the "Delete File " submenu.
Main menu
SYS menu
Delete File
2. In "Delete File" menu, it displays Music, Voice.
Press joystick to confim an option. "Delete File" window
appears
MUSIC
DELETE FILE ?
3. Press joystick left
to delete file.
to select "Yes" and press joystick
4. Press joystick right
to select "NO" and press joystick
to confirm. It will skip to the next file.
Formating
Note: When formatting MMC Card, use this MP3 player to
format, not with PC.
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Format / Resume
Formating
1. Follow below steps to get to the "Format " submenu.
Main menu
SYS menu
Format
2. In "Format" menu, it displays INTERNAL M., SD/MMC Card.
Press joystick to confim an option. The " Format" window
appears.
FORMAT
3. Press the joystick left
joystick to format.
to select "Yes" and press the
Setting Resum Function On
1. Get to the RESUME menu.
RESUME
1. TRACK
2. TIME LINE
ON
OFF
2. Press joystick right
to selet "ON" and press joystick
to confirm.
3. If you want it also remember the time line, perform step 2
to set the time line on.
4. The player will start with the last playback once it's turned on.
5. To set RESUME off, get to the resume menu. Slide joystick
left
to seletct "OFF" and press joystick to confirm.
The player will start with the first file once it"s turned on.
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F/W Upgrade
Trouble Shooting
The player does not work
Downloading F/W Upgrade
When you upgrade firmware, make sure to use new
battery because it take large amount of power when
upgrading. If battery run out of power during upgrading,
flash memory will get damaged.
1. Make sure the player is turned off.
2. Connect USB port to the PC computer.
3. PC will automatically detect the player as "Removable
disk" under MY COMPUTER.
4. Download available F/W Upgrade from our web site.
5. Select new F/W upgrade and drag-and drop it into the
removable disc icon.
Note: After completing the file transfer, disconnect the
player using [Stop a Hardware device]. Refer to
page 13 for detail note "Disconnecting the player".
6. After remove the player, turn on the power.
Note: Player will automatically update it when the player
is turn on.
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1. Check the battery capacity.
2. Check to see if the battery is inserted properly.
Download failure
1. Check to see if the driver is installed correctly in the PC.
2. Check the connection.
3. Check if the memory is full.
4. Check the battery.
The buttons do not work
1. Check setting of Hold switch.
2. Remove the battery once and then insert it again.
Poor sound quality
1. Check if the quality of music file is poor, and
reformat or download it again.
Something's wrong with LCD display
1. Remove the battery and then insert it again.
The LCD displays nothing
1. Copy the font file(FTUP_COBY641_V00_04.FNT) from the
supplied CD to the player's root folder.
2. Or you can download the font file from our home page:
www.cobyusa.com
3. Or you can call technical support for Hot-key reboot.
Tel) 1-718-416-3197, 1-800-681-2629
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Specification
Power --------------------------------------------------------1xAAA Battery
Memory-----------------------------------------------------------------512MB
Size(WXHXD)-----------------------------------------------2.2"x2.87"x0.82"
Interface---------------------------------------------------------USB Rev.1.1
Display-------------------------------------128x64 dots Dot-Matrix LCD
Processor---------------------------------------------------------65MIPS DSP
Audio Playback---------------------------------------------MP3 decode
Voice Recording-----------------------------IMA-ADPCM encoding
32 hours recording
Signal to Noise Ratio------------------------------------------------90dB
Frequency Response---------------------------------------20Hz~20KHz
Output------------------------------------------------>5mW(each output)
Distortion Output-----------------------------------------------0.01%~0.1%
Ports--------------------------------------------------------------------------USB
WMA Format---------------------------------------------------32-192Kbps
MP3 Format--------------------------Bit Rate: 96-320Kbps,Optional
SD/MMC Card
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