Personal MP3/WMA™ Player
with FM Radio and
Voice Recorder
OWNER’S MANUAL
MP205
Visit our web site at www.emersonradio.com
IMPORTANT NOTES
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the 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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is needed.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Shielded cables must be used with this unit to ensure compliance
with the Class B FCC limits.
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COPYRIGHT/TRADEMARKS
Microsoft, Windows Media and the Windows logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc. registered in the United States and/or other countries.
Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel in the United States and/or
other countries. All other product names may be trademarks of the
companies with which they are associated.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
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Windows® 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 and XP (*Driver is required for
Windows 98SE and below) / Mac® OS 10 or higher / Linux 2.4
or higher
IBM PC / Mac® / Linux-compatible machine with USB Port
Pentium MMX® 233MHz or higher
64 MB minimum RAM
10 MB free space minimum on hard drive
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Thank you.........
for purchasing this Emerson Personal MP3/WMA™ Player. This MP3/WMA™ player offers
easy to use plug & play features and has enough memory so you can listen to hours of your
favorite songs. Also, you can use the player as a storage device for your computer.
Please read the instruction manual completely and carefully to make sure you understand the
proper operation of this product. This will enable you to get the maximum enjoyment out of all
the features within this state-of-the-art MP3/WMA™ player.
Once again, thanks for purchasing this Emerson product.
The serial number of your player can be found on the inside of the battery compartment.
We suggest that you record the serial number of your unit in the space below for future
reference.
Model Number: MP205
Serial Number:___________________
Care and Maintenance
Your MP3/WMA™ player is a precision electronic device and should not be subject to rough
handling or exposed to high temperatures or moisture.
Do not use chemical or liquid agent.
Wipe off unit with soft cloth.
Be sure to remove battery, while cleaning the product.
Weak battery should be removed or they can leak and damage the player.
Product Specification
File Support
Bit Rate
FM tuner
Battery
Language
USB
Built-in Memory
Play Time
Supported OS
Operating Range
MPEG 1/2/2.5 Layer 3, WMA™
8Kbps-320Kbps
87.5Mhz-108Mhz
1.5Vx1 (AAA Alkaline)
English
USB1.1
128MB
Approx. 10 hours
Win 98, ME, 2000, XP / Mac OS 10 or higher / Linux 2.4 or higher
40-95 deg F (5-35 deg C)
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PREPARATION FOR USE
POWER SOURCES
This player is designed to operate on one alkaline “AAA” battery (not
included). Attempting to operate this unit on any other power source
may cause damage to the unit and such damage is not covered by
your warranty.
INSTALLING THE BATTERIES
The battery compartment is located on the back of the cabinet.
1.) Pull out the battery compartment latch and remove the battery
compartment cover.
2.) Insert one fresh “AAA” alkaline battery in the battery compartment.
Be sure to follow the polarity marking in the
battery compartment. If the battery is inserted
incorrectly the unit will not work.
3.) Align the bottom battery compartment latch
and snap the top of the battery compartment
into place.
WHEN TO CHANGE THE BATTERY
When the battery is getting weak, the indicator
changes from “
” (full battery) to “
”
(replace battery) in the display, meaning the
batteries are almost exhausted and should be
changed as soon as possible. Do not leave weak
or exhausted batteries in the player as they will
eventually leak and cause corrosion inside the
battery compartment.
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"AAA"
BATTERY
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
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9.)
10.)
11.)
12.)
13.)
14.)
15.)
Headphone Jack
VOLUME- Button
VOLUME+ Button
RECORD (REC) Button
LCD Display
Switch
HOLD
SKIP/SEARCH FWD
STOP Button
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SKIP/SEARCH REV
PLAY/PAUSE
Button
USB Cover
EQ/RADIO PRESET Button
REPEAT
Button
MODE “M” Button
Microphone
MULTIFUNCTION LCD DISPLAY
FM Shuf
1.)
2.)
3.)
4.)
5.)
6.)
7.)
8.)
9.)
Music Mode Indicator
Repeat One
Indicator
Repeat All
Indicator
Battery Indicator
Current/Total Song Indicator
Song Information
Bitrate Information
Volume Indicator
Elapsed Time Indicator
10.) Preset EQ [ Nor. (Normal)/
Clas (Classic)/Jazz/Pop/
Rock ] Indicator
11.) Play Indicator
12.) HOLD Indicator
13.) FM Indicator
14.) Mic Indicator
15.) Shuffle Repeat Indicator
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HOLD SWITCH
The HOLD switch locks all of the other controls buttons. If you are
carrying the player in a backpack, handbag, gym bag, etc, set the
HOLD switch to the ‘On’ position to prevent the player from accidentally
turning on. Likewise, once you start listening to the player you can set
the HOLD switch to the ‘On’ position to prevent accidentally pressing
the POWER OFF
button or the REV
or FWD buttons while you
are using the player. Remember that to use any of the other controls
the HOLD switch must be set to the ‘Off’ position. The Hold icon will
show in the display when the HOLD switch is in the ‘On’ position.
HOLD ‘On’
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HOLD ‘Off’
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MEMORY
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Your player will have slightly less memory available than stated
due to the necessary memory needed for it’s firmware.
In addition to the built-in memory, you can install a SD®/MMC
card. Your player supports up to 512MB SD®/MMC cards.
NOTE: On your computer, both the internal and external memory
will be shown as a “Removable Disk” . The first drive listed as
“Removable Disk” represents the internal memory; the second
“Removable Disk” represents the optional external memory.
Refer to “Transferring Music and Data Files” for more information.
SD
MMC
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CONNECT THE PLAYER TO YOUR COMPUTER
1.)
Plug the USB cord into the player. Plug the other end of the USB
cord into an remove USB port on your computer.
Remove the
USB cap
To computer’s
USB port
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TRANSFERRING MUSIC AND DATA FILES
1.)
2.)
3.)
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Confirm player is connected to computer.
On your Desktop, double-click the “My Computer” icon.
Drag and drop files onto the MP205 drive (“Removable Disk”).
NOTE: The player stores all types of formatted files. However, it
will only play MP3 and WMA™ formatted files (WMA™ with DRM
copy protection can not be played).
NOTE: The first drive listed as “Removable Disk” represents the
internal memory; the second “Removable Disk” represents the
optional external memory.
NOTE: If you are using Windows® 98SE or below, you must
first download and install the driver from our website,
www.emersonradio.com.
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LIST OF BASIC OPERATIONS
Power on the unit: Press and hold the POWER ON/PLAY/PAUSE
button for approximately 2 seconds.
To play track: Press the POWER ON/PLAY/PAUSE
button.
indicator will appear in the LCD display.
To select a different track: Press the FWD
or REV
To search through a track: Press and hold the FWD
buttons.
or REV
buttons.
To momentarily pause track: Press the POWER ON/PLAY/PAUSE
button when track is playing. indicator will appear in the LCD display.
To resume track: Press the POWER ON/PLAY/PAUSE
track is paused.
button when
To adjust volume: Press the “+” or “-” buttons.
To select EQ setting: Press the EQ button repeatedly to cycle through the
five preset equalizer settings. The EQ only works while listening to audio
tracks.
To stop track: Press the POWER OFF/STOP
playing.
button when track is
Power off the unit: Press and hold the POWER OFF/STOP
approximately 2 seconds after tracks are stopped.
button for
To lock the buttons from accidentally being pressed: Slide the HOLD
switch to the ‘On’ position.
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OPERATION
1.)
2.)
3.)
4.)
5.)
Unplug player from the USB cord. Make sure you have at least one
MP3/WMA™ file already stored on the player.
Make sure the HOLD switch is in the ‘Off’ position.
Connect the earbuds to the headphone jack.
Press the MODE “M” button until the player’s display shows Music
mode
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Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin playing an audio track.
Press to adjust
the volume
Press repeatedly
to select Music mode
Press to
begin play
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REPEAT MODES
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Each time the REPEAT
button is pressed, the play mode will
change from: repeat one track
, repeat all tracks
, random
repeat
, and no repeat.
The FWD and REV buttons will not select tracks in random
during random play.
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DELETE A MUSIC OR DATA FILE
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2.)
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5.)
Confirm player is powered up and connected to computer.
On your Desktop, double-click the “My Computer” icon.
Select the appropriate “Removable Disk” to remove songs from
the MP205.
NOTE: The first drive listed as “Removable Disk” represents the
internal memory; the second “Removable Disk” represents the
optional external memory.
Select the desired files to delete.
Press the “Delete” key on your computer’s keyboard.
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DELETE A TRACK DIRECTLY FROM PLAYER
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1.)
2.)
3.)
Make sure your player is disconnected from your computer.
Press the FWD
and REV
buttons to select a track.
Press the REPEAT
button and the EQ button together.
Press the FWD /REV buttons to highlight “Yes” or “No”.
Press the MODE “M” button to confirm your choice.
Delete
this file?
Press and hold both
for 2 seconds
Yes
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LISTEN TO THE FM RADIO
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2.)
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Press the MODE “M” button until the player’s display shows FM
radio information.
Press the FWD or REV buttons to tune in a station.
Press and hold the FWD or REV buttons for approximately 2
seconds to automatically search for the next station.
To improve the radio reception, adjust the headphone cord.
FM
103.50 MHz
88
MHz
Stereo
108
MHz
Vol 2 3
Press
repeatedly
Press to tune
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CREATE A STATION PRESET
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1.)
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3.)
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You can store 20 preset radio stations.
Tune to the station you would like to store in memory.
Press and hold the REPEAT
button. The next available
preset location will flash in the display.
Press the FWD or REV buttons to select a radio station
memory location.
Press the REPEAT
button to program the station into
memory.
The radio station presets will be erased when the battery is
drained or replaced.
FM
Channel 01
103.50 MHz
88
MHz
Stereo
108
MHz
Vol 2 3
Press
and hold
Press to select
a preset location
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Press to set the
preset into memory
LISTEN TO A STATION PRESET
1.)
2.)
3.)
In radio mode (“Freq Mode”), press the EQ/RADIO PRESET
button.
Press the FWD or REV button to select a preset radio station.
Press the EQ/RADIO PRESET button to return to radio mode.
FM
Channel 02
103.50 MHz
108
MHz
88
MHz
Stereo
Press to enter the
Radio Preset mode
Vol 2 3
Press to select
a preset location
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Press to return
to Radio mode
VOICE RECORDING
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2.)
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Press the MODE “M” button to toggle to the Voice Record mode.
indicator appears on display.
Press the RECORD button and speak into the built-in mic.
indicator appears in the LCD display. Speak approximately 1 foot away
from the mic for best results.
Press the RECORD button again to pause recording. indicator appears
in the LCD display. Press the RECORD button once more to resume
recording.
Press the POWER OFF/STOP button to stop recording.
You can store up to 999 voice recordings, depending on the amount of
available internal memory. You cannot record to the external memory.
While in voice record mode, press the FWD and REV buttons to
select a recording.
Press the POWER ON/PLAY/PAUSE
button to play the selected
voice recording.
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SETTINGS MODE
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Follow the diagram below to: change display contrast, change
display color, change backlight settings, change auto power off
settings, show player info, format internal and external memory,
and restore defaults.
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CHANGE THE DISPLAY CONTRAST
1.)
2.)
3.)
4.)
5.)
6.)
While the player is stopped, press and hold the MODE “M” button
for 2 seconds to enter the Settings mode.
Press the FWD or REV button to highlight “Contrast”.
Press the MODE “M” button to select “Contrast” and display the
list of settings.
Press the FWD or REV button to select a setting of “1-5”.
Press the MODE “M” button to confirm your selection.
Press and hold the MODE “M” button for 2 seconds to exit the
Settings mode.
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CHANGE THE DISPLAY COLOR
You can select a different color for the Music mode, FM, Voice Record
mode and Settings mode.
1.) While the player is stopped, press and hold the MODE “M” button
for 2 seconds to enter the Settings mode.
2.) Press the FWD or REV button to highlight “LCD Color”.
3.) Press the MODE “M” button to select “LCD Color” and display the
list of modes.
4.) Select mode ( Music, FM, Record, Set up).
5.) Then press mode to confirm.
6.) Press the FWD or REV button to select between: “Yellow”,
“Green”, “Orange”, or “Rainbow”.
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“Rainbow” automatically changes colors every 2 seconds.
7.) Press the MODE “M” button to confirm your selection.
8.) Press and hold the MODE “M” button for 2 seconds to exit the
Settings mode.
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CHANGE THE BACKLIGHT SETTING
You can choose to have the backlight automatically turn off after a period of time, or
to remain off.
1.) While the player is stopped, press and hold the MODE “M” button for 2
seconds to enter the Setting mode.
2.) Press the FWD or REV button to highlight “Backlight”.
3.) Press the MODE “M” button to select “Backlight” and display the list of
settings.
4.) Press the FWD or REV button to select: “Off”, “After 5 secs”, “After 10
secs”, or “After 30 secs”.
5.) Press the MODE “M” button to confirm your selection.
6.) Press and hold the MODE “M” button for 2 seconds to exit the Settings mode.
CHANGE THE AUTO POWER OFF FEATURE
You can choose to have the player automatically turn of after a period of time.
1.) While the player is stopped, press and hold the MODE “M” button for 2
seconds to enter the Setting mode.
2.) Press the FWD or REV button to highlight “Auto Power Off”.
3.) Press the MODE “M” button to select “Auto Power Off” and display the list of
settings.
4.) Press the FWD or REV button to select between: “Off” (no auto power
off), “After 10 secs”, or “After 30 secs”.
5.) Press the MODE button to confirm your selection.
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If the player is stopped and no buttons are pressed for the selected period of
time, the player will automatically turn off.
6.) Press and hold the MODE “M” button for 2 seconds to exit the Settings mode.
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SHOW PLAYER INFORMATION
You can show the total and free internal and external memory.
1.) While the player is stopped, press and hold the MODE “M” button
for 2 seconds to enter the Setting mode.
2.) Press the FWD or REV button to highlight “Player Info”.
3.) Press the MODE “M” button to select “Player Info” and display the
player info.
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Pressing any button will return to Settings mode.
4.) Press and hold the MODE “M” button for 2 seconds to exit the
Settings mode.
FORMAT THE MEMORY
You can reformat the internal memory, or an external media card. This
will erase all files stored in memory.
1.) While the player is stopped, press and hold the MODE “M” button
for 2 seconds to enter the Setting mode.
2.) Press the FWD or REV button to highlight “Format”.
3.) Press the MODE “M” button to select “Format” and display the list
of settings.
4.) Press the FWD or REV button to select: “Internal”, or
“External”.
5.) Press the MODE “M” button to make your selection.
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Press the FWD or REV buttons to highlight “Yes” or “No”.
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Press the MODE “M” button to confirm your choice.
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RESTORE THE DEFAULT SETTINGS
You can restore the default options for the Settings menu.
1.) While the player is stopped, press and hold the MODE “M” button
for 2 seconds to enter the Setting mode.
2.) Press the FWD or REV button to highlight “Default Set.”.
3.) Press the MODE “M” button to select “Restore Defaults”.
4.) Press the FWD or REV buttons to highlight “Yes” or “No”.
5.) Press the MODE “M” button to confirm your choice.
6.) Press the MODE “M” button to make restore the default options
for the Settings menu.
7.) Press and hold the MODE “M” button for 2 seconds to exit the
Settings mode.
POWER OFF
1.)
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While the player is stopped, press and hold the POWER OFF/
STOP button for approximately 2 seconds.
The player will remember the last track you played when powering
up again.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Player is not recognized on my Windows® 98SE computer: Install
the MP205 driver from www.emersonradio.com. Connect the player to
your computer and follow your operating system’s instructions to finish
installing the driver.
If player is still not recognized, locate the Universal Serial Bus (USB)
devices in your operating system’s device manager. If your MP205
displays a problem, follow your operating instruction’s directions
for updating the device driver and load the driver from the included
software CD.
After transferring files to the player, music did not play or data
was not present: Make sure music is in the MP3/WMA™ format.
Follow your operating system’s instructions for safely disconnecting
USB devices.
Buttons do not work/player does not power up: Make sure the
HOLD switch is in the ‘Off’ position. Make sure the battery is in the
correct position. Replace the battery with a new one if necessary.
No sound is heard through the headphones: Check the headphone
connection and adjust the volume level.
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NOTE:
In the event that the unit does not respond to any key
entry, you may have to reset the unit
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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, pa ck 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.
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FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, PLEASE WRITE TO:
Emerson Radio Corp.
Consumer Affairs Dept.
1901 Diplomat Drive,
Farmers Branch, TX 75234.
FOR ADDITIONAL SET-UP OR OPERATING ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CALL: 1-800-898-9020 or visit www.emersonradio.com
Part Number: 16-2964
408-02
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