HOME AUDIO SYSTEM
with 3-CD Changer,
Digital AM/FM Receiver
and Remote Control
OWNER'S MANUAL
MS3110
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CAUT I ON
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT USE THIS PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES
CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE. TO PREVENT FIRE
OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
C AU T I O N
!
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated ‘dangerous voltage’
within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK), NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
The exclamation point within
an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(ser vi ci ng) instr ucti ons in
the liter ature accompanying the appl iance.
The Caution Marking maybe located at the bottom enclosure of the apparatus.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.) Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Follow all instructions. Heed all warnings.
2.) Do not use this apparatus near water.
3.) Clean only with dry cloth.
4.) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
5.) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
6.) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not
fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
7.) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
8.) Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer.
9.) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
10.) 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.
11.) This appliance shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing water and no object filled with liquids
such as vases shall be placed on the apparatus.
12.) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13.) Do not overload wall outlet. Use only power source as indicated.
14.) Use replacement parts as specified by the manufacturer.
15.) The product may be mounted to a wall only if recommended by the manufacturer.
16.) Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks.
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BEFORE WE BEGIN
Thank you for purchasing this Emerson audio product. The Emerson brand
is your assurance of quality, performance and value.
Our engineers have included many useful and convenient features in this
product. Please be sure to read this Owner’s Manual completely to make
sure you are getting the maximum benefit from each feature.
This product was manufactured using the highest quality components and
standards of workmanship. It was tested by Emerson inspectors and found
to be in perfect working order before it left our factory. However, there is
always the chance that some problem may occur because of rough handling
during shipment to the retail store or to the final consumer.
If, after reading this manual, you experience any problems with the operation
of this product, please refer to the instructions for obtaining service at the
end of this manual. Emerson and Emerson retailers are committed to your
satisfaction.
Once again, thanks for purchasing this Emerson audio product.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
• Avoid installing this unit in places exposed
• Operate controls and switches as described
to direct sunlight or close to heat radiating
in the manual.
appliances such as electric heaters, on top
of other stereo equipment that radiates too
• Before turning ‘On’the power, make certain
that AC power cord is properly installed.
much heat, places lacking ventilation or
• Store your CDs in a cool area to avoid
dusty areas, places subject to constant
vibration and/ or humid or moist areas.
damage from heat.
• When moving the set, be sure to first
• Do not attempt to clean this unit with
disconnect the AC power cord.
chemical solvents as this might damage the
finish. Use a clean dry cloth.
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.
FCC Information
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:
• 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.
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.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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PREPARATION FOR USE
Unpacking and Set Up
• This carton contains the main unit, two speakers with removable front panels,
the pedestal stand, and the remote control handset. Carefully remove all the
components from the carton and remove all packing materials form the
components. Make sure nothing is accidentally discarded with the packing
materials.
• Save the carton and packing materials, if possible, in the unlikely event that
this unit ever needs to be returned for service. Using the original carton and
packing material is the only way to properly protect the unit from shipping
damage.
• Remove any descriptive stickers or labels from the front panel of the main unit.
Do not remove any labels or stickers that may be affixed to the back panel of
the main unit or the speakers.
• Note the serial number on the back of the main unit and write this number in
the space provided on the Warranty page of this manual.
• Unwind the AC power cord on the back of the main unit and extend it to its full
length.
• Unwind the FM lead wire antenna on the back of the main unit and extend it to
its full length.
• Unwind the speaker cables on the backs of the speakers and extend them to
their full length.
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Attaching The Pedestal Stand
Note: This system can be used and operated with or without the pedestal
stand. If you plan to use this system on a bookshelf, for example, you may find
that it is more convenient to use without the pedestal attached.
However the pedestal does provide extra stability so we do recommend
attaching the pedestal if space is not a problem.
1.) Place the main unit face down
on a flat surface as shown.
2.) Position the pedestal base so that
the 4 guide rails on the base slide
into the 4 slots on the bottom of
the main unit.
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3.) Return the main unit and the pedestal base to the upright position and slide the
main unit all the way backward in the direction of the ‘arrow’onto the pedestal
until the locking tabs ‘click’and the main unit is locked in place.
If you ever need to remove the main unit from the pedestal:
1.) Place the entire unit face down
on a flat surface.
B
2.) (A) Depress the two pedestal
locking tabs to release the
A
pedestal.
(B) Slide the pedestal upward
to completely remove it from
the main unit.
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Installing The Back Up Batteries
This system includes a battery back up circuit that will maintain the tuner preset
station memories, the clock time, and the timer settings in the event of a temporary
power interruption. The battery back up system requires three “AA” batteries, not
included. Please use a well-known brand of alkaline batteries for longest life and
most reliable performance.
The back-up battery compartment is located on the backside of the main unit.
1.) Press down on the battery door-locking tab as shown and remove the door.
2.) Install 3 fresh “AA” alkaline batteries in the battery compartment. Be sure to
install the batteries correctly, according to the polarity (+ / -) markings inside
the battery compartment.
3.) Replace the battery door.
Note: The life expectancy of the back up batteries will depend on the number
and the length of the power interruptions that you experience. Under normal
circumstances we recommend that you replace the back up batteries every 12
months.
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Remote Control Battery
The remote control requires one “button-type” 3-volt lithium
battery, included. To extend the life of the original battery
we have inserted a small clear plastic spacer tab between
the lithium battery and the battery terminal.
You must remove this battery spacer tab before you can
use the remote control.
To remove the tab, pull it in the direction of the arrow in the
RC-3110
illustration as shown.
Remove
before use
Remueva
antes de
usar
When the operation of the remote control becomes intermittent or unsatisfactory,
replace the original battery with a new 3-volt lithium battery.
The battery number is CR2025 or equivalent.
To replace the battery, slide the battery holder out of the remote control as shown
in the following illustration.
Remove the original battery from the holder and install a new CR2025 battery with
the “+” side facing up as shown in the illustration. Then slide the battery holder
back into the remote control.
Dispose of the original battery properly. It should not be thrown into a
fire as the battery may explode if incinerated. It should not be left around
where small children or pets might play with, or swallow it. If the battery
is accidentally swallowed, contact a physician immediately.
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Remote Control Storage
For your convenience we have included a remote control handset holder on the
back cabinet of the main unit.
To avoid misplacing the handset we suggest that you store it in this holder when
not in use.
Battery Precautions
• Replacement of batteries must be done by an adult.
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium)
batteries.
• The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited.
• Non-rechargeable batteries are not to be recharged.
• Exhausted batteries are to be removed.
• Only batteries of the equivalent type are to be used.
• Batteries are to be inserted with the correct polarity.
• Dispose of batteries properly. Do not dispose of batteries in fire. The batteries
may explode or leak.
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Connecting The Speakers
Note: Always connect the speakers before switching the power ‘On’, and
never operate the system without the speakers properly connected.
The speaker cables and the speaker terminals are color-coded.
Connect the Black with Gray dashes wires to the Red terminals.
Connect the Black wires to the Black terminals. If the wires are connected incorrectly
the sound will be “muddy” or distorted.
To make the connection, completely depress the plastic levers to open the terminals,
insert the bare end of the speaker wire into the terminal openings, and release the
plastic levers to lock the wires in place.
+ R
L
+
Black with
Gray Dashes
Black with
Gray Dashes
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Active Subwoofer Output Jack
This system includes an output jack for the connection of an optional active/powered
subwoofer. The subwoofer must have its own power supply and AC power cord.
You cannot use a passive/un-powered subwoofer.
Connect your active subwoofer to the SUB-WOOFER output jack on the back
panel of this system. Connect the subwoofers AC power cord to your AC outlet,
set the subwoofer power switch ‘On’and adjust the subwoofers level control to the
desired setting.
When you operate this system the low frequencies will be sent to the external
powered subwoofer for a more powerful bass sound.
Note: the remote controller of this system cannot control the external
subwoofer. You must remember to switch the external subwoofer ‘On’and
‘Off’, and adjust the subwoofer output manually.
To Optional Subwoofer Amplifier
Subwoofer Out
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Auxiliary Input Jacks
This system includes AUX IN R/L Jacks. These jacks allow you to connect external
audio equipment to this system and listen to the sound from the external equipment
through the speakers of this system.
Examples of the types of external equipment that may be connected are: a cassette
deck; the audio outputs from a VCR or DVD player; a personal cassette player,
MP3 player, MD player, or a personal hard-disc audio jukebox device such as an
iPod® .
Connect the audio output jack(s) or headphone jack of the external audio equipment
to the AUX IN R/L jacks on the back panel of this system.
CONNECTION CABLES ARE NOT INCLUDED.
You may leave your external device permanently connected to this system if you
wish. It is not necessary to disconnect the external device in order to listen to the
Tuner or CD player in this system.
From External
Audio Source
Instructions for listening to your external device will be found at the end of this
Owner’s Manual.
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Stereo Headphone Jack
This system includes a stereo PHONES jack on the back panel of the main unit.
You may connect a set of stereo headphones, not included, to this jack for private
listening without disturbing others.
The main speakers are automatically shut off when headphones are connected to
the PHONES jack. Make sure that the plug from your headphones is fully inserted
into the headphone jack. If the plug is not fully inserted the sound may be intermittent,
or you may only hear sound from one side of the headphones.
IMPORTANT: To prevent hearing damage always set the volume control to a
low level before you connect the headphones. Then connect the headphones,
put them on, and very gradually increase the volume to a comfortable listening
level. Remember that CDs may contain both very soft and very loud passages.
Adjust the volume to a comfortable level using a louder passage, so that you
always know what the maximum level will be.
Placement Of The System
The system should be placed on a stable, level surface such as a table, shelf, or
stand, convenient to a 120V 60Hz AC outlet, out of direct sunlight, and away from
sources of excess heat, dust, moisture, or vibration.
The speakers may be separated from the main as far the wires allow for maximum
stereo separation, or the may be placed to the immediate left and right of the main
unit. However to avoid interfering with the operation of the CD door the speakers
should not be placed directly against the main unit. Always leave a gap of at least
1/2 inch between the speakers and the main unit.
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Power Source
This system is designed to operate on 120V AC 60Hz house current only.
Connecting this system to any other power source may cause damage to the
system and such damage is not covered by your warranty.
NOTE: The system has polarized AC plug with one wide blade and one narrow
blade. The plug will only fit into matching polarized AC outlets.
This is a safety feature to reduce the
possibility of electric shock. If the plug
will not fit in your AC outlets, you probably
have outdated non-polarized outlet. You
should have your outdated outlet
changed by a qualified, licens ed
electrician. Do not file the wide blade on
the plug, or use an adapter to make the
plug fit into your outlet. This defeats the
safety feature and could expose you to
AC Outlet
AC Plug
electric shock.
Protect Your Furniture
This model is equipped with non-skid rubber 'feet' to prevent the product from
moving when you operate the controls. These 'feet' are made from non-migrating
rubber material specially formulated to avoid leaving any marks or stains on your
furniture. However certain types of oil based furniture polishes, wood preservatives,
or cleaning sprays may cause the rubber 'feet' to soften, and leave marks or a
rubber residue on the furniture. To prevent any damage to your furniture we strongly
recommend that you purchase small self-adhesive felt pads, available at hardware
stores and home improvement centers everywhere, and apply these pads to the
bottom of the rubber 'feet' before you place the product on fine wooden furniture.
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
FRONT PANEL
4
5
6
1
2
3
3
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W
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SKIP-
7
8
3
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C
2
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C
1
SN
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PLAY/
PAUSE
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/S
T
3 COMPACT DISC PLAYER
2
SKIP+
STANDBY
OPEN/CLOSE
STOP
RESET
PRESET
REPEAT
9
PROGRAM
24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
13
16 15 14
10
12 11
BACK PANEL
27
28
26
29
25
30
32
31
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1.) SLEEP / TIMER / MODE / SNOOZE Buttons.
2.) AUX / TUNER-BAND / MONO-ST / EQ / X-BASS Buttons.
3.) CD Door.
4.) DISC 1 Tray.
5.) DISC 2 Tray.
6.) DISC 3 Tray.
7.) MUTE Button.
8.) VOL-DOWN / VOL-UP Buttons.
9.) CD Door OPEN/CLOSE Button.
10.) DISC 3 Indicator & Play Button.
11.) DISC 2 Indicator & Play Button.
12.) DISC 1 Indicator & Play Button.
13.) SKIP + (
) Button.
14.) PLAY/PAUSE
15.) STOP
16.) SKIP – (
Button.
Button.
) Button.
17.) MULTI FUNCTION DISPLAY.
18.) Remote SENSOR.
19.) Pedestal Stand.
20.) PROGRAM Button.
21.) REPEAT Button.
22.) PRESET Button.
23.) RESET Button (Inside Pin Hole).
24.) STANDBY Button.
25.) FM Lead Wire Antenna.
26.) Remote Control Storage.
27.) AUX IN R/L Jacks.
28.) SUFWOOFER Out Jack.
29.) PHONES Jack.
30.) Speaker Terminals.
31.) AC Power Cord.
32.) Back Up Battery Compartment.
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REMOTE CONTROL
10
11
1.) PRESET Button.
2.) EQ Button.
3.) Numeric Buttons.
4.) VOL – Button.
5.) TUNING
9
12
8
13
Button.
6.) VOL + Button.
7
7.) CD 1/CD 2/CD 3 Buttons.
6
8.) TUNER/BAND Button.
5
9.) MUTE Button.
4
14
15
16
10.) AUX Button.
17
11.) IR (Infrared) Transmitter.
12.) Standy On/Off
13.) PLAY/Pause
14.) Stop
Button.
18
19
Button.
Button.
15.) TUNING
3
Button.
16.) REPEAT Button.
2
20
1
21
17.) C D D o o r O P E N / C L O S E
R C -3110
Button.
22
18.) RANDOM Button.
19.) X-BASS Button.
20.) MEMORY Button.
21.) ST/MONO Button.
22.) Battery Compartment.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
• Make sure that you have fully extended the FM antenna wire.
• Make sure that you have removed the battery spacer from the remote
control handset.
• Make sure that you have installed 3 “AA” batteries in the main unit
battery back up compartment.
• Make sure that the system is connected to an AC outlet that is always
“live”.
Do not connect the system to an AC outlet controlled by a wall switch.
Remove The Dummy CD Transit Protection Cards
This system was shipped with a “dummy CD” transit protection card in each of the
3 CD players. These cards were inserted to prevent the CD player mechanisms
from moving during shipping and handling. They must be removed and discarded
before you can load your own CDs. After connecting the system to your AC outlet,
press the STANDBY button to turn the system ‘On’. Then press the OPEN/CLOSE
button to open the CD door. Remove the 3 “dummy CDs” and discard them.
Press the OPEN/CLOSE button to close the CD door.
General Controls
Most of the main functions of this system can be operated by the controls on the
front panel of the main unit, or by the buttons on the remote control handset. If a
specific function can only be operated by the remote handset, or by the front panel
controls, this will be clearly indicated in the instructions.
When operating this system with the remote control handset make sure that the
IR (Infrared) transmitter on the front of the remote handset is pointed at the remote
sensor on the front panel of the main unit. The effective operating range of the
remote control is approximately 15 feet. Please note that bright sunlight or room
lighting may interfere with the remote control operation. If the remote is not operating
properly try reducing the brightness of the room or moving closer to the main unit.
If this does not solve the problem, it may be time to change the remote control
battery.
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Volume Controls
To increase or decrease the system volume press the VOL DOWN ( – ) or VOL
UP (+) buttons on the front panel or the remote control. The Volume Level Indicator
will appear on the display when you change
the volume level. The level indicator ranges
from “0” (Minimum) to “60” (Maximum). The
system remembers the volume level when
the power is switched ‘Off’and automatically
returns to the same level when the power is switched ‘On’again.
Bass Boost Control (X-BASS)
To increase the bass response, press the X-BASS button on the main unit or on
the remote control.
The XBASS indicator appears in the display.
Press again to cancel the X-BASS and return
to normal bass response. The XBASS
indicator goes ‘off’.
Electronic Preset Equalizer (EQ)
The preset equalizer allows you to adjust the sound characteristic for the most
popular types of music.
Press the EQ button on the front panel or
the remote control to cycle through the
following equalizer settings: FLAT (EQ ‘Off’),
POP, ROCK, JAZZ, or DISCO.
The appropriate EQ indicator appears in the display to confirm your selection. The
system remembers the EQ setting when the power is switched ‘off’and returns to
the same setting when the power is switched ‘on’again.
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FM Mono/Stereo Mode Switch (MONO/ST)
If you are listening to a weak or distant FM stereo station you may be able to
improve the reception by pressing the MONO/ST Mode button to select the FM
Mono mode. The STEREO indicator will go
off. The reception will normally improve but
the sound will no longer be in stereo. Under
normal circumstances this switch should be
left in the FM ST Mode.
Note: This switch has no effect when playing CDs or listening to external
sources connected to the AUX IN jacks.
MUTE Button
Press the MUTE button on the front panel or the remote control to shut off the
speakers temporarily, for example, to answer the telephone.
The sound stops and the MUTE indicator appears in the display.
Press the MUTE button again to cancel the
mute function and restore the sound. The
MUTE indicator disappears.
The mute function will also be canceled automatically by pressing the VOL DOWN
( – ) or VOL UP (+) buttons
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Setting The Clock
When the system is connected to an AC
outlet the time display will show a flashing
“12:00 AM ” and the “CLOCK” indicator
appears.
This is your indication that the time is incorrect and needs to be set.
Note: Although it is not necessary to set the clock in order to listen to the radio
or CD player, the clock must be set correctly if you intend to use the timer to
turn the system ‘On’and ‘Off’automatically.
Set the clock as follows:
1.) Press the PROGRAM button on front
panel or MEMORY button on remote
control once. The ‘Hour’ digits begin
flashing.
2.) Repeatedly press the SKIP – (
TUNING
/ TUNING
) / SKIP + (
) buttons on front panel or
buttons on remote control to adjust the display to the
correct hour, AM or PM.
3.) Press the PROGRAM or MEMORY
button again to set the hour.
The ‘Minute’digits begin to flash.
4.) Repeatedly press the SKIP – (
TUNING
/ TUNING
) / SKIP + (
) buttons on front panel or
buttons on remote control to adjust the display to the
correct minute.
5.) Press the PROGRAM or MEMORY
button again to set the minutes. Only the
colon “ : ” continues flashing.
The clock begins to run.
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Notes:
• After pressing the PROGRAM or MEMORY button to begin setting the clock,
you must press the SKIP – (
) / SKIP + (
) or TUNING
/ TUNING
buttons to adjust the display within 10 seconds, otherwise the digits stop flashing
and the time cannot be adjusted. If this occurs, press the PROGRAM or
MEMORY button again and then press the SKIP – (
/ TUNING
) / SKIP + (
) or TUNING
buttons within 10 seconds to adjust the display.
• The display will always show the time when the system is in the Standby (Off) or
AUX mode.
• To see the time while the system is in the Tuner or CD mode, press the MODE
button on the front panel (there is no MODE button on the remote control).
• The display will show the correct time for approximately 10 seconds and then
return to the Tuner or CD display mode.
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Listening To The Radio
1.) Press the STANDBY
button to turn
the system ‘On’.
The display shows “HELLO”.
2.) Press the TUNER/BAND button to select
the Tuner function.
An AM or FM frequency will appear on
the display.
Press the TUNER/BAND button again to
switch between the AM and FM bands if
necessary.
3.) Tune to the desired station as follows:
• Manual Tuning
Repeatedly press the SKIP – (
) / SKIP + (
) or TUNING
/ TUNING
buttons until the display shows the exact frequency of the desired station. Use
the Manual Tuning method to tune to weak or distant stations that are not
strong enough to be recognized by the Automatic Tuning system.
• Automatic Tuning
Depress and hold the SKIP – (
) / SKIP + (
) or TUNING
/ TUNING
buttons until the display begins to move, then release the buttons. The Tuner
will search up or down the band for the next strong signal and stop on that
station. Repeat this procedure until the tuner stops on your desired station.
4.) If you tuned to an FM Stereo station the STEREO indicator will appear in the
display. If the FM Stereo reception is noisy or weak, press the MONO/ST button
to select the FM Mono mode.
5.) Adjust the VOLUME, EQ, and X-BASS controls to the desired settings.
6.) When you are finished listening press the
STANDBY
button to return the system
to the Standby (Off) mode.
The display changes from radio
frequency to correct time.
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Hints For Better Reception
FM: The FM lead wire antenna on the back panel should be extended to its full
length. You may also have to vary the direction of this antenna until you find
the position that provides the best reception.
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AM: The AM bar antenna is inside the cabinet of the main unit. You may need to
change the position of the main unit until you find the position that provides
the best reception for your favorite AM stations.
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Presetting Stations In The Tuner Memory
You can store up to 32 of your favorite stations (16 FM/16 AM) in the tuner memory
for easy recall at any time.
Using either the manual or automatic tuning method described above, tune to the
first station you wish to memorize (Example: FM 103.5) and then:
1.) Press the PROGRAM or MEMORY
button.
The display shows preset memory “01”
and the MEMORY indicator flashes.
2.) Press the PROGRAM or MEMORY button again to enter your station in preset
memory “01”.
The flashing MEMORY indicator
disappears but the preset memory
number “01” remains in the display,
confirming that your station has been
entered in preset memory number 1.
3.) Tune to the next station you wish to memorize (Example: FM 106.7) and press
the PROGRAM or MEMORY button.
The MEMORY indicator flashes and the
preset memory number advances to
“02”.
Press the PROGRAM or MEMORY button again to enter your station in preset
memory number 2.
4.) Repeat Step 3 until you have stored up to 16 stations on the FM band, then
press the TUNER/BAND button to switch to the AM band and follow the same
procedure to enter up to 16 AM station in the tuner memory.
Note: After you press the PROGRAM or MEMORY button the first time, you
must press it again within 5 seconds, while the MEMORY indicator is flashing
on the display, or your station will not be memorized.
If the MEMORY indicator stops flashing press the PROGRAM or MEMORY
button once to start the indicator flashing again, then press PROGRAM or
MEMORY again to memorize your station.
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Recalling Preset Stations
1.) Turn the system ‘On’, press the TUNER/BAND button to select the Tuner
function and the desired band.
2.) Press the PRESET button repeatedly until the desired preset number and
frequency appears on the display.
• You may also use the number buttons on the remote control to directly select
the desired preset memory number.
• Simply press the corresponding number key on the remote handset to select
preset memory numbers 1 through 9.
• To select preset memory numbers 10 through 16, first press the “+10” button
and then the desired second digit.
For example, to select preset memory number 10, press the “+10” button and
then the “0” button.
To select preset 16, press the “+10” button and then the “6” button.
Changing Preset Stations
1.) Tune to the new station you want to memorize and press the PROGRAM or
MEMORY button to start the MEMORY indicator flashing.
2.) Repeatedly press the PRESET button until the display shows the number of
the preset memory you wish to change.
3.) Press the PROGRAM or MEMORY button again. The new station is entered in
the memory and the previous station is deleted.
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Playing Compact Discs
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/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.
Normal Playback
1.) Press the STANDBY
button to turn the system ‘On’.
2.) Press the OPEN/CLOSE button to open the CD door. If you have not already
done so, remove the 3 “dummy CD” transit protection cards and discard them.
You cannot play your own CDs unless these cards are removed.
3.) Load 1, 2, or 3 of your own CDs into the player with the printed ‘labels’facing
you.
Gently press downward on each CD near the center hole to insure that the
discs are properly ‘seated’on the spindles.
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4.) Press the OPEN/CLOSE button to close the CD door.
The display will show “TOC READ” as the player reads the Table Of Contents
on each disc. As it reads each disc the display will briefly show the total tracks
and playing time on each disc.
After reading the last disc the display will
again show the total tracks and playing
time of DISC 1. The Disc1 indicator will
flash in the display.
Note: It may take 15 to 20 seconds for the player to read the TOC of all 3
discs. The reading time may be even longer if you are using CD-RW (rewrite able) discs. This is normal and not an indication of any problem with
your unit.
5.) To play Disc 1, press the PLAY/PAUSE
button.
button or press the DISC (CD) 1
To start playback with Disc 2 or Disc 3,
press the DISC (CD) 2 or DISC (CD) 3
buttons. The corresponding DISC
indicator on front panel lights up.
The Play indicator
appears in the display.
6.) When playback begins, adjust the VOLUME, EQ, and X-BASS controls as
desired.
7.) Playback will continue until all tracks on all discs have been played, then the
player stops and the display shows the total tracks number and playing time on
the last disc played.
To stop playback at any time, press the STOP
button.
8.) If you are finished listening, press the OPEN/CLOSE button to open the CD
door, remove your discs from the player, re-close the door and press the
STANDBY
button to return the system to the Standby (Off) mode.
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Pause Control
To pause temporarily during CD playback press the PLAY/PAUSE
The sound stops and the Pause indicator
button again.
flashes in the display, but the disc continues
spinning. Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button
once more to cancel Pause mode and
resume playback at the same point. The
Pause indicator
disappears.
Skip Track and High Speed Music Search
• During playback, repeatedly press the SKIP – (
) / SKIP + (
) or TUNING
/ TUNING
buttons to skip to higher or lower numbered tracks. Playback
will begin on the selected track.
• During playback, depress and hold the SKIP – (
) / SKIP + (
) or TUNING
/ TUNING
buttons to search within a track at high speed to locate a
specific musical passage. Release the SKIP – ( ) / SKIP + ( ) or TUNING
/ TUNING
buttons when you hear the desired passage. Normal speed
playback will resume at that point.
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Repeat Playback
The Repeat function in this system allows you to continuously repeat a single
track, a single disc, or all discs in the player. The Repeat function can be activated
during playback or while the player is stopped.
One Track Repeat
Select the track to be repeated and begin playback.
Press the REPEAT button once.
The REPEAT indicator appears in the display
and the selected track will be repeated
continuously.
One Disc Repeat
Select the disc to be repeated and begin playback.
Press the REPEAT button twice.
The REPEAT ALL indicator appears in the
display and all the tracks on the selected disc
will be repeated continuously.
All Discs Repeat
Load 2 or 3 disc in the player and begin playback.
Press the REPEAT button three times.
The REPEAT ALL DISC indicator appears
in the display. All tracks on all discs in the
player will be repeated continuously.
To cancel Repeat playback mode press the REPEAT button until all Repeat
indicators disappear from the display.
Repeat mode can also be canceled by opening the CD door, switching to the
Tuner or Aux mode, or pressing the STANDBY
button to return the system to
the Standby (Off) mode.
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Random Playback (Remote Control Only)
The Random playback feature allows you play all the tracks in random order of the
selected disc in the player. After finish playing the selected disc, it skips to the next
disc, and so on. It stops when all tracks of the discs are randomly played.
You can select random playback while the discs are playing or when the player is
stopped.
Load up to 3 CDs in the player as usual and then press the RANDOM button on
the remote control handset.
Note: There is no random button on the front panel of the main unit.
The RANDOM indicator appears in the
display.
If necessary, press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin playback.
The player will randomly select a track from among the discs and begin playback.
Random playback will continue until all tracks have played once, then the player
stops.
To cancel random playback, press the STOP
button. Or press the RANDOM
button on the remote control again. The RANDOM indicator disappears and normal
playback will resume from that point.
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Programmed Playback
The Programmed Playback feature allows you to program a total of up to 40 tracks
from among all 3 discs for playback in any desired order. You may program the
same track to play several times within a program sequence if desired.
Note: You cannot program tracks during playback. If a disc is playing press
the STOP
button first to stop playback before beginning the programming
steps below.
1.) Load up to 3 discs in the player and wait until the player has read the Table of
Contents of all discs.
2.) Press the PROGRAM or MEMORY
button.
The MEMORY indicator will flash and the
display will show Disc 1, Track 01 and
Program Memory P- 01.
3.) Press one of the DISC (CD) buttons to select the disc that contains the first
track to be programmed. (Example: Disc 3).
Then press the SKIP – (
(
) or TUNING
) / SKIP +
/ TUNING
buttons
s
to select the first track on that disc to be
programmed. (Example: Track 07).
4.) Press the PROGRAM or MEMORY
button again to enter DISC 3 / Track 07
in program memory. The program
memory number advance to “P – 02”.
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5.) Repeat steps 3 and 4 selecting the desired Disc number and Track number
each time until you have entered up to 40 tracks in the CD program memory.
Note: You may also select the track numbers directly with the 1-9 number
buttons on the remote control.
• For tracks 1 through 9 simply press the corresponding number button.
• For tracks 10 and higher first press the “+10” button and then the
corresponding button for the second digit.
• For track 12, press “+10” and then press “2”.
• For track 23 press “+10” twice, then press “3”.
6.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin programmed playback.
The MEMORY indicator stops flashing
and remains on. The player will play the
track that you programmed in the desired
sequence.
• After the last programmed track has played the player stops, but the MEMORY
indicator remains on and the programmed sequence remains in the memory.
• To play the programmed sequence again, press the PLAY/PAUSE
button.
• To cancel the programmed sequence from the memory press the STOP
button while the player is stopped. The MEMORY indicator disappears.
• The Program sequence can also be cleared from the memory by opening the
CD door, switching to Tuner or Aux function, or pressing the STANDBY
button to return the system to the Standby (Off) mode.
Programmed Repeat Playback
You can use the Programmed and Repeat Playback functions together to
continuously repeat a programmed sequence.
First program up to 40 tracks as described above, then press the REPEAT button
three times to select REPEAT ALL DISC playback.
Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin Programmed Repeat Playback. The
programmed sequence will be repeated continuously.
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Special Functions
Timer Operation
This system includes a programmable On/Off timer function. You can use the
timer to wake you up to the radio or to your favorite CD. The timer can be
programmed while the system is in the Standby (Power Off) mode, the Aux mode,
the Tuner mode or the CD mode.
To Set The ‘ON’ Time
1.) Press the MODE button on the front
panel repeatedly until the “TIMER ON”
indicator is flashing in the display.
2.) Press the PROGRAM or MEMORY
button. The Hour digits begin flashing.
3.) Press the SKIP – (
) / SKIP + (
) or TUNING
/ TUNING
the display to the desired turn on hour, AM or PM.
4.) Press the PROGRAM or MEMORY
button. The Minute digits begin flashing.
5.) Press the SKIP – (
TUNING
) / SKIP + (
/ TUNING
) or
button to set
the display to the desired turn on minute.
Press PROGRAM or MEMORY button once again to confirm.
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button to set
To Set The ‘OFF’ Time
6.) Press the MODE button on the front
panel repeatedly until the “TIMER OFF”
indicator is flashing in the display.
7.) Press the PROGRAM or MEMORY
button. The Hour digits begin flashing.
8.) Press the SKIP – (
) / SKIP + (
) or TUNING
/ TUNING
button to set
the display to the desired turn off hour, AM or PM.
9.) Press the PROGRAM or MEMORY
button. The Minute digits begin flashing.
10.)Press the SKIP – (
TUNING
) / SKIP + (
/ TUNING
) or
button to set
the display to the desired turn off minute.
Press PROGRAM or MEMORY button once again to confirm.
11.) After few seconds, the display returns
to correct time.
The TIMER indicator appears in display meaning that the Timer function is
activated.
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At the selected “TIMER ON” time the system will turn on automatically to the last
function selected, either Tuner or CD.
It will play until it reaches the selected ‘Off’time and then shut off automatically.
Note:
If the system turns on to CD function it will only play until the end of the disc and
then stop.
If you programmed the system to turn on and play for 3 hours before shutting off,
but your CD is only 45 minutes, the system will only play for 45 minutes but the
power will remain On for another 2 hours and 15 minutes before shutting Off
automatically.
To Deactivate or Activate Timer (On Front Panel Only)
Press the TIMER button on front panel to activate or deactivate the Timer function.
SNOOZE Button (On Front Panel Only)
After the system turns on at the selected “TIMER ON” time, you may press the
SNOOZE button on front panel for a few more minutes sleep.
The “ByE ByE” briefly appears, then the power turns ‘Off’.
The SNOOZE indicator appears in the
display.
The sound will stop for approximately 9 minutes and then turns ‘On’again.
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SLEEP Timer (On Front Panel Only)
This system includes a programmable Sleep Timer that allows you to fall asleep to
between 10 and 120 minutes of music and then shuts the power ‘Off’automatically.
To operate the sleep timer:
1.) Turn the system ‘On’and operate either the TUNER or CD function as usual.
2.) Adjust the VOLUME control to the desired level. Remember that the level you
select for the sleep to music function is the same level you will hear when the
timer turns the system on in the morning.
3.) Press the SLEEP button on front panel.
The display will show “120” indicating
that the sleep timer will shut the power
off after 120 minutes.
Continue pressing the SLEEP button to dcrease the amount of sleep timer
operation: 120, 90, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, 0 minutes.
4.) After a few seconds the Sleep Time display disappears and the normal Tuner
or CD display returns.
The SLEEP indicator remains in the
display.
When the Sleep Timer counts down to
“00”, the power shuts off automatically.
Notes:
• You can shut the unit off manually before the Sleep Timer counts down to “00”
by pressing the STANDBY
button at any time.
• Remember that if you are falling asleep to CD you will also wake to CD, and if
you fall asleep to the Tuner you will also wake to the Tuner.
• If you are falling asleep to CD the system will only operate until the CD ends.
If you set the Sleep Timer for 90 minutes but your CD is only 45 minutes long,
the music will stop after 45 minutes.
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MODE Button
Normally the display shows the correct time in the STANDBY (Power Off) mode,
the radio frequency in the TUNER mode, and the CD track and time information in
the CD mode. You can press the MODE button repeatedly to show the following
information on the display:
STANDBY (Power Off) & AUX Modes:
Correct Time
TIMER ON Time
TIMER OFF Time
Correct Time.
TUNER Mode:
Radio Frequency
Correct Time
TIMER ON Time
TIMER OFF Time
ime
Radio Frequency.
CD Playback Mode:
CD Track Remaining Time
CD Track Elapsed Time
CD Track Elapsed
Time.
CD Stop Mode:
CD Total Tracks & Time
Time
Correct Time
TIMER ON Time
TIMER OFF
CD Total Tracks & Time.
Auxiliary Operation
To listen to an auxiliary audio source connected to the AUX IN jacks on the back
panel of this unit (refer to page 12).
Press the AUX button to select the Aux
function.
The AUX indicator appears in the display.
Operate the external device as you would normally. When you hear the music
from your external source adjust the VOLUME, EQ, and X-BASS controls of this
system as desired.
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Resetting The System Computer
This system is equipped with a special circuit designed to protect the internal
computer from permanent damage due to unexpected power surges.
If you find that the system does not respond to any commands from the front panel
controls or the remote handset, the system probably experienced a sudden power
surge that activated the protection circuit.
To reset the system after a power surge use the point of a pencil, a toothpick, a
straightened paper-clip or similar object to press the RESET button which is located
in a small opening on the front panel.
The system will return to the Standby (Off) mode.
Note: Resetting the system computer also clears all of the system memory
and returns the system to its original factory default settings. All of the preset
tuner memories, the clock and the timer settings will be erased after you press
the RESET button. It will be necessary to re-enter the stations in the tuner
preset memories, reset the clock and the timer settings.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Compact Disc Care
• To remove a disc from its storage case, press down on the center of the case
and lift the disc out, holding it carefully by the edges.
• Fingerprints and dust should be carefully wiped off the disc’s recorded surface
with a soft cloth.Unlike conventional records, compact discs have no grooves
to collect dust and microscopic debris, so gently wiping with a soft cloth should
remove most particles. Wipe in a straight line from the inside to the outside of
the disc. Small dust particles and light stains will have absolutely no effect on
reproduction quality.
• Clean the disc periodically with a soft, lint-free, dry cloth. Never use detergents
or abrasive cleaners to clean the disc. If necessary, use a CD cleaning kit.
• Never write on or affix labels to the surface of compact discs.
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Care Of The Cabinet
If the cabinet becomes dusty wipe it with a soft dry dust cloth. Do not use any wax,
polish sprays, or abrasive cleaners on the cabinet.
Caution
Never allow any water or other liquids to get inside the unit while cleaning.
R
SERVICE
TO FIND THE LOCATION AND PHONE
NUMBER OF YOUR NEAREST SERVICE
CENTER PERMITTED TO PERFORM
WARRANTY...
CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-695-0098
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.,
5101 Statesman Drive,
Irving, TX 75063.
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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.,
5101 Statesman Drive,
Irving, TX 75063.
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
The Serial Number can be found on the back cabinet. We suggest that you record
the Serial Number of your unit in the space below for future reference.
Model Number: MS3110
Serial Number:
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EMERSON
Part No. 16-2967
611-03
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