PERSONAL CD, CD-R/RW PLAYER
with LIGHTWEIGHT
STEREO HEADPHONES
OWNER’S MANUAL
HD8000
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Thank you.........
For purchasing this Emerson Personal CD Player. The CD player has a 20
track programmable memory so you can listen to the songs on your favorite
CD's in any order you choose. Or you can use the Random playback feature
and let the player select the playback order for you. Use the 3-way Repeat
feature to repeat a single track, the entire disc, or a programmed sequence
of tracks, indefinitely.
Please read this instruction manual completely and carefully to make sure
you understand the proper operation of this product, and get the maximum
enjoyment out of all the features of this state-of-the-art CD player.
Once again, thanks for purchasing this Emerson product.
The serial number of your CD player can be found on the bottom cabinet.
We suggest that you record the serial number of your unit in the space
below for future reference.
Model Number: HD8000
Serial Number:
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IMPORTANT NOTES
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Avoid installing the unit in locations described below:
• Places exposed to direct sunlight or
• Dusty places.
close to heat radiating appliances such
• P l ac e s s u b j ec t t o c o n s t an t
as electric heaters.
vibration.
• Humid or moist places.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
APPAREIL Á LASER DE CLASSE 1
PRODUCTO LASER DE CLASE 1
CAUTION
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION
WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCKS
DEFEATED.
AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM
This product contains a low power Laser Device.
CAUTION
THIS LASER COMPACT DISC PLAYER FUNCTIONS BY HELP OF INVISIBLE
LASER LIGHT AND IS EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY SWITCHES TO AVOID
EXPOSURE W HEN DOOR IS OPEN AND SAFETY INTERLOCKS ARE
DEFEATED. IT IS DANGEROUS TO DEFEAT OR BYPASS SAFETY SWITCHES.
DANGEROUS VOLTAGE
Uninsulated Dangerous Voltage, that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons is
present within this product's enclosure.
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ATTENTION
The Owner's Manual contains important operating and
maintenance instructions.
For your safety, it is necessary to refer to the manual.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
condition that this device does not cause harmful interference.
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PREPARATION FOR USE
REMOVE THE TRANSIT CARD
This personal CD player is shipped with a dummy CD ‘transit card ‘inside the CD
compartment. The purpose of this card is to prevent the laser from moving during
shipment of the product. This card must be removed before using the CD player.
Slide the OPEN switch to the right to unlock the CD door. Remove the ‘transit card’
from the player and discard it.
POWER SOURCES
This personal CD player is designed to operate on two “AA” batteries, not included.
Use a well known brand of Alkaline batteries for longest life and best performance.
This player can also be operated by with an optional AC/DC converter/adapter, not
included. If you decide to purchase an optional AC/DC adapter the specification
must be as follows:
Input: 120V 60Hz AC
Output: 4.5V DC, 500 mA.
Plug: 1.7 mm Female Type with Positive Center, UL Listed.
Negative (–)
Positive (+)
You may also purchase a “Universal” type AC/DC adapter which allows you to
select the required output voltage and plug polarity, and normally includes multiple
plug sizes to fit most brands of equipment. Always look for the “UL” listing mark
when you purchase an adapter.
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INSTALLING THE BATTERIES
Note: The battery compartment is located inside the CD compartment.
1.) Slide the OPEN switch to the right to open the CD door. If you have not already
done so, remove the dummy CD ‘transit card’and discard it.
2.) Press the battery door locking tab in the direction of the ‘Arrow’to open the
battery door. Lift the door upward as shown.
OPEN
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3.) Insert two alkaline “AA” batteries in the battery compartment. Be sure to observe
the polarity markings engraved in the battery compartment. If the batteries are
inserted incorrectly the unit will not work.
4.) Fold the battery removal ribbon over the top of the batteries, close the battery
door, and push the battery door downward until you hear a ‘click’sound to
lock the door again.
5.) Close the CD door.
REPLACING THE BATTERIES
appears in the display the batteries are becoming
When the battery symbol
weak and should be replaced. Always replace both batteries at the same time with
new fresh alkaline batteries. Do not mix old and new batteries or different types of
batteries together.
If the display remains blank when you press the PLAY/PAUSE button, the batteries
are completely dead. Replace them immediately. If dead batteries are left inside
the battery compartment for a long period of time they may leak and cause damage
to the unit, and such damage or corrosion from leaking batteries is not covered by
your warranty.
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CONNECTING THE OPTIONAL AC ADAPTER (NOT INCLUDED)
1.) Connect the small female plug of the optional AC adapter to the “DC IN 4.5 V”
jack on the right side of the CD player.
2.) Connect the adapter housing to your 120V 60Hz AC outlet.
DC 4.5V INPUT JACK
TO 120V/60Hz AC OUTLET
OPTIONAL AC/DC ADAPTER
Notes:
• Never connect or disconnect the adapter from the AC outlet while your hands
are wet.
• The housing of the AC adapter may become warm during operation. This is
normal.
• The female plug of the AC adapter must be completely disconnected from the
CD player in order to operate the player on batteries.
BATTERY PRECAUTIONS
Follow these precautions when using batteries in this device:
1. Use only the size and type of batteries specified.
2. Be sure to follow the correct polarity when installing the batteries as indicated in the battery
compartment. Reversed batteries may cause damage to the device.
3. Do not mix different types of batteries together (e.g. Alkaline and Carbon-Zinc) or old batteries
with fresh ones.
4. If the device is not to be used for a long period of time, remove the batteries to prevent
damage or injury from possible battery leakage.
5. Do not try to recharge batteries not intended to be recharged; they can overheat and rupture
(Follow battery manufacturer’s directions.)
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CONNECTING THE STEREO HEADPHONES
Connect the plug of the supplied stereo headphones to the green-colored
headphone jack on the left side of the cabinet.
NOTE: Make sure the headphone plug is inserted into the headphone jack as
far as it will go. If the plug is not fully inserted, you may only hear sound from
one side of the headphones.
IMPORTANT!
Always set the VOLUME control to a low level before you put the headphones on
and begin playing a CD. Then start playback and gradually increase the volume to
a comfortable listening level. Do not play the CD at loud volume levels that might
prevent you from hearing warning sounds such as car horns, etc.
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
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OPEN Switch – Slide to the right to unlock and open the CD door..
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2.) VOLUME Control – Raises or lowers the volume.
3.) PHONES
Jack – Connect stereo headphones, included, to this jack.
4.) HOLD Switch (Bottom Cabinet).
5.) PROG (Program) Button.
6.) PLAY/PAUSE Button.
7.) SKIP REV Button.
8.) SKIP FWD Button.
9.) LCD Display – Shows Track number, Playing time, Anti-Skip status, Program,
Repeat, Shuffle, and Intro modes.
10.) REPEAT/INTRO Button - To select the playback mode: Repeat 1/All or Intro.
11.) RANDOM Button.
12.) STOP Button.
13.) DC IN 4.5V Input Jack – Connect an AC adapter (not included) to this jack to
use 120V 60Hz house current.
14.) CD Door.
15.) BASS BOOST ON/OFF Switch.
16.) Battery Compartment (Inside CD Compartment).
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LCD DISPLAY INDICATORS
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1.) Track Number Display.
2.) PROG (Program) Indicator – Appears when programming tracks or
playing programmed tracks.
3.) SHUFF (Shuffle) Indicator – Appears when Random playback mode
is selected.
4.) INTRO Indicator – Appears when Intro playback mode is selected.
5.) HOLD Indicator – Appears when HOLD switch is set to ‘On’position.
6.)
(Repeat 1)/ALL Indicators – Appears when the Repeat playback
mode is selected.
7.) Battery Status Indicator – Appears when battery level becomes low.
8.) Elapsed Time (Seconds) Display.
9.) Elapsed Time (Minutes) Display.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
HOLD Switch
The HOLD switch on the bottom of the cabinet must be in the ‘Off’(left) position to
start the CD player. If you plan to carry the CD player in a handbag, briefcase,
school bag, back pack, etc, slide the HOLD switch to the ‘On’ (right) position.
While the HOLD switch is ‘On’all of the controls on the CD door are disabled. This
prevents the player from starting accidentally by something pressing against the
PLAY/PAUSE button.
(Off)
HOLD
After you begin CD playback you may also slide the HOLD switch to the ‘On’(right)
position to disable all the controls on the CD door. You can then place the player in
a handbag, backpack, etc, and do not have to worry that the player will be
accidentally turned off by something pressing against the STOP button or Track
Skip buttons.
BASS BOOST Switch
During CD playback you may slide the BASS BOOST Boost switch to the ‘ON’
position to activate the Bass Boost function as desired.
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NORMAL CD PLAYBACK
• Make sure you have installed the batteries.
• Make sure the HOLD switch is set to the ‘Off’(left) position.
• Make sure to set the VOLUME control to a low setting before you put on
the headphones.
IMPORTANT:
This CD player can play normal CDs plus CD Recordable (CD-R) and CD
Rewriteable (CD-RW) discs. However the playability of CD-R and CD-RW discs
may be affected by the type of software that was used in ‘ripping’the tracks from
the original discs and ‘burning’the tracks onto the blank media. Playability may
also be affected by the quality and condition of the blank media you use for
recording. 100% compatibility cannot be guaranteed. This is not an indication of
any problems with your player.
1.) Slide the CD door OPEN switch to the right to unlock
and open the CD door.
2.) Place your CD on the center spindle with the printed
OPEN
label side facing up. Press downward on the disc near
the center hole until the disc is fully seated on the
spindle.
3.) Close the CD door and connect the headphones to
the headphone jack (green color) by pushing the headphone plug the into
headphone jack until a ‘click’sound is heard.
4.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to begin playback.
The “ – – “ flashes while the player reads the disc.
The total tracks and playing time will appear briefly
in the display and then the playback will begin on
track 1. The display will show the elapsed playing time of the track being played.
5.) Adjust the VOLUME, and BASS BOOST controls as desired.
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6.) Playback will continue until the end of the disc, then the player will stop
automatically and the display will again show the total tracks and playing time
on the disc. After approximately 30 seconds the power switches ‘Off’
automatically to conserve the batteries and the display goes blank. To stop
playback before the disc ends press the STOP button at any time. Press the
STOP button after the disc has stopped to shut the power ‘Off’completely.
PAUSE CONTROL
To pause momentarily during playback press the PLAY/PAUSE button again. The
elapsed time display flashes. The sound stops but the disc continues to spin.
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button once more to cancel Pause mode and resume
normal playback. The elapsed time display stops flashing.
SKIP/SEARCH CONTROLS
Press the SKIP FWD or SKIP REV buttons repeatedly during playback to skip to
higher or lower numbered tracks. Playback will begin on the selected track.
To search within a track at high speed to locate a specific musical passage depress
and hold either the SKIP FWD or SKIP REV controls. The player will search rapidly
forward or backward as long as the buttons are depressed. The volume is
automatically muted during high speed search. Watch the elapsed time display.
When the time display reaches the desired point, release the buttons. Normal
playback will resume at that point and the volume returns to normal level.
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REPEAT PLAYBACK
The player can be programmed to continuously repeat a single track or the entire
disc automatically.
One Track Repeat
During playback press the SKIP FWD or SKIP REV buttons to select the track to
indicator appears
be repeated, then press the REPEAT/INTRO button once. The
in the display and the selected track will be repeated continuously.
Press the STOP button to cancel Repeat 1 playback.
All Tracks Repeat
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to begin playback, then press the REPEAT/INTRO
button twice. The
ALL indicator will appear in the display and the entire disc will
be repeated continuously.
Press the STOP button to cancel All Track Repeat playback.
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INTRO (Intro Scan) PLAYBACK
The Intro Scan feature plays only the first 10 seconds of each track on the disc.
This feature is useful when you are trying to find a particular song but you cannot
remember the title.
1.) Load your disc in the player as usual and press the PLAY/PAUSE button to
begin playback.
2.) When playback begins press the REPEAT/
INTRO button 3 times. The INTRO indicator
flashes.
3.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE button once more. The INTRO indicator stops flashing
and remains ‘On’. The player backs up to the beginning of track 1, plays the
first 10 seconds of each track on the disc, and then stops.
To cancel Intro Scan playback press the STOP button.
RANDOM (Shuffle) PLAYBACK
When Random playback is selected all the tracks on the disc will be played back
in random order.
1.) Load your disc in the player as usual and press the PLAY/PAUSE button to
begin playback.
2.) When playback begins press the RANDOM
button. The SHUFF indicator flashes.
3.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE button once more. The SHUFF indicator stops flashing
and remains ‘On’. The player randomly selects a track for playback. After
each track has played once the player stops.
To cancel Random playback press the STOP button.
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PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK
You can program up to 20 tracks on a disc to play in any desired order.
NOTE: You can program a disc either during playback or in Stop mode.
1.) Press the PROG button once. The PROG
indicator and the Program Number ‘01’appear,
and the track number ‘00’flashes.
2.) Press the SKIP FWD or SKIP REV button to
select the first track to be programmed.
Example: Track 2.
3.) When the desired track number is flashing in
the display press the PROG button again to
enter the desired track number in Program
Number 1. The track number returns to “00”
and the Program Number advances to “02”.
4.) Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to program additional tracks up to a maximum of 20.
5.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to begin
programmed playback. The PROG indicator
remains in the display and the track display
stops flashing.
• Playback begins with the first track you programmed and continues until all
programmed tracks have been played, and then the player stops. The
programmed sequence will remain in the memory until the power shuts off
(approximately 30 seconds) or until the CD door is opened.
• If you press the PROG and PLAY/PAUSE buttons again before the power
shuts off the programmed sequence will play again.
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IMPORTANT! RESETTING THE SYSTEM MEMORY
If this player is subject to a severe electric shock or a repeated, intentional series
of incorrect key commands, the system memory may “freeze” and the player will
not respond to any further key commands. If you find that the player is not responding
when you operate the controls, first make sure that the batteries are not dead.
If the batteries are OK, open the CD door for 10 seconds, re-close it, and try the
operation again. If the player still fails to respond, remove the batteries from the
unit, wait at least one minute for the system memory to clear, and then re-install
the batteries.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CLEANING THE CABINET
Wipe with a soft cloth. If the cabinet is very dirty, dampen the cloth with a weak
solution of neutral detergent and water, and then wipe clean.
CLEANING THE LENS
A dirty lens will cause sound skipping and, if the lens is very dirty, the CD may not
work. Open the disc cover and clean the lens as follows:
DUST OR DRY PARTICLES
Using a camera lens brush/blower, blow on the lens
several times, then wipe it lightly with the brush to remove
dust. Then, blow on the lens once more.
FINGERPRINTS
To remove fingerprints from the lens, use a cotton swab
starting in the middle and working to the outside edge.
Use only very light pressure on the lens to avoid forcing
it out of alignment.
CLEANING THE DISC
When a disc becomes dirty, clean it with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from the
center out.
NOTE:
Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners or
anti-static spray intended for analog discs.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Emerson Radio Corp. warrants manufacturing defects in original material, including
original parts and workmanship, under normal use and conditions, for a period of
ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase in the U.S. With your dated
proof of purchase, we will provide repair service at no charge for labor and parts
at an authorized Depot Repair Facility, or replace the product in our discretion.
For repair or replacement, pack your unit in a padded box, enclose your check or
money order payable to Emerson Radio Corp. in the amount of $9.00 (not required
by California residents) to cover shipping and handling costs, and enclose a copy
of your proof of purchase. Send your unit to:
Emerson Radio Corp.
1901 Diplomat Drive.
Farmers Branch, TX 75234.
This warranty does not cover damage from negligence, misuse, abuse, accident,
failure to follow operating instructions, commercial use, rental, repairs by an
unauthorized facility, or products purchased, used, serviced or damaged outside
of the United States.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY
ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
AU898M
SERVICE
FOR ADDITIONAL SET-UP OR OPERATING ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CALL:
1-800-898-9020
FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, PLEASE WRITE TO:
Emerson Radio Corp.
Consumer Affairs Dept.
1901 Diplomat Drive,
Farmers Branch, TX 75234.
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