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PORTABLE CD PLAYER WITH
AM/FM DIGITAL TUNER AND
CASSETTE RECORDER
OWNER’S MANUAL
PD6870RD - Red
PD6870CH - Champagne Gold
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WARNING
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.
CAUTION
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.
CAUTION: 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
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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 are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
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, has changed its performance, or has been dropped.
This appliance shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing water and that no object filled with liquids
such as vases shall be placed on the apparatus.
Do not overload wall outlet. Use only power source as indicated.
Use replacement parts as specified by the manufacturer.
The product may be mounted to a wall only if recommended by the manufacturer.
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety
checks.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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.
LASER SAFETY: This unit employs a laser. Only qualified service personnel should attempt to service
this device due to possible eye injury.
CAUTION: USE OF CONTROLS, ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER
THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
WARNING: DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
DANGER:
Invisible and hazardous laser radiation when open and interlock failed or defeated. Avoid
direct exposure to beam.
FCC WARNING:
This equipment may generate or use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifications to this equipment
may cause harmful interference unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction manual.
The user could lose the authority to operate this equipment if an unauthorized change or modification is
made.
Thank you for purchasing this Emerson portable audio system. This uniquely designed product has a built-in CD
player with programmable memory and repeat playback. It also features a digital tuning AM/FM stereo radio and
a stereo cassette player/recorder that will allow you to make direct recordings from either the radio or the CD
player.
We are sure that this unit will provide you with many years of exceptional performance with a minimum of care
and maintenance. Please review the contents of this instruction manual completely and carefully before
operating your unit, to make sure that you understand all functions and operations and get the maximum benefit
out of all the great features included in this product. If you should encounter any problems with the set-up or
operation of this product, please contact the Emerson Radio Corporation Customer Service hot-line, toll free, at
1-800-898-9020.
The serial number of your unit can be found on a label on the bottom of the cabinet. We suggest that you record
the serial number in the space provided below in case this information is ever needed at a future date.
Model Number: PD6870RD/PD6870CH
Serial Number: _______________________________________
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PREPARATION FOR USE
Unpacking and Setup
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Carefully remove the unit from the display carton and remove all packing material from the unit itself.
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Remove any descriptive labels that may be found on either the front or top cabinet of the unit. Do not
remove any labels located on either the back or bottom cabinet of the unit.
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The detachable AC power cord is packed in the carton separately from the unit. Make sure that the AC
power cord is not accidentally discarded with the carton or packing material.
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Press the CD Door OPEN/CLOSE area to open the CD compartment door. There is a white card in the
CD compartment which is intended to prevent the CD pickup from moving during shipment of the
product. Remove this card from the CD compartment before use.
Power Sources
This portable audio system is designed to operate on either 120V AC 60Hz house current or 12V DC, using
eight (8) ‘C’ batteries, not included. Attempting to operate this unit from any other power source may cause
damage to the unit, which is not covered by your warranty.
AC Operation
Unwind the AC power cord and extend it to its full length. Insert the small end of the AC power cord into the
AC socket on the back cabinet of the unit. Insert the other end of the AC power cord into any convenient
120V 60Hz household outlet.
AC Outlet
AC Plug
Please note that this unit is equipped with a polarized AC plug which has one blade wider than the other.
This is a safety feature to reduce the likelihood of electric shock. This polarized AC plug will only fit in a
polarized AC outlet. If you find that you cannot insert this plug into your outlet, you may have an obsolete
non-polarized outlet. Please do not try to defeat this safety feature by using a non-polarized adapter or by
filing the wider blade to make it fit into your outlet. If this plug does not fit into your outlet, you should contact
a qualified licensed electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
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PREPARATION FOR USE (CONTINUED)
Battery Operation
The battery compartment is located on the rear of the unit.
• Remove the battery compartment door by pressing down on the two arrow marks and sliding the door in
the direction of the arrows.
• Insert eight (8) ‘C’ size batteries into the battery compartment as shown below. Be sure to observe the
polarity markings which are engraved inside the battery compartment. If the batteries are inserted
incorrectly, the unit will not operate.
• Replace the battery compartment door.
NOTE: The AC power cord must be disconnected from the AC socket on the back of the unit in order for the
unit to operate on battery power.
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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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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
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1. Carrying Handle
2. Tuning CD Skip/Search
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(–)
Buttons
3. CD STOP(■) Button
4. POWER Button
5. PROGRAM/MEMORY/CLOCK SET
Button
6. BASS BOOST Button
7. Cassette Buttons:
PAUSE ( )
STOP/EJECT ( )
FAST FORWARD (ÃÃ)
REWIND (¨¨)
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PLAY (Ã)
RECORD ( )
Display
Antenna
VOLUME Control
CD Door OPEN/CLOSE Area
CD PLAY/PAUSE (¨ ) Button
BAND Button
LIGHT Button
MODE/MEMORY UP Button
FUNCTION Button
AC Jack (Rear of Unit)
Battery Compartment (Bottom of Unit)
SETTING THE CLOCK
SETTING THE CLOCK
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With the power off, press and
release
the
PROGRAM/
MEMORY/CLOCK SET button;
“24H” or “12H” will blink in the
display.
Press the CD Skip/Search (
)❶
or (
) ❷ button to select the 12
hour or 24 hour mode (see note
below), then press the PROGRAM/
MEMORY/CLOCK SET button ❸
again; the hour digits will blink.
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NOTE: In the 12 hour mode the
display will show AM and PM
indicators. In the 24 hour mode
there are no AM or PM indicators.
“1:00PM” is displayed as “13:00”,
“6:00PM” is displayed as “18:00”
and 12 midnight is displayed as
“0:00”. The 12 hour mode is used
Press
the
PROGRAM/ in the USA and Canada. The 24
MEMORY/CLOCK SET button hour mode is used in Europe, Asia
and other countries.
and the time will be set.
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Press the CD Skip/Search (
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❶ or (
) ❷ button to set the
current minute.
LIGHT BUTTON
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With the power on, press the
LIGHT button to temporarily
illuminate the display.
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Press the CD Skip/Search (
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❶ or (
) ❷ button to set the
current hour, then press the
PROGRAM/MEMORY/CLOCK
SET button ❸ again; the minute
digits will blink.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
LISTENING TO THE RADIO
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Set the VOLUME control ❶ to a
low setting. Press the POWER
button ❷ to turn the unit on.
Press the FUNCTION button until
the tuner (“AM” or “FM” and a
frequency) appears in the display.
Press the BAND button to select
AM or FM.
NOTE: If you select the FM band,
be sure to raise the FM Rod
Antenna and extend it to its full
length.
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Press the Tuning/CD Skip/Search
❶ or
❷ button to select a station
(see Tuning note below).
NOTE: If the FM band is selected
and you have tuned to an FM Stereo
station, the FM Stereo indicator will
light in the display.
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Adjust the BASS BOOST button ❶
and VOLUME control ❷ as
desired.
When you have finished listening,
press the POWER button to turn
the unit off.
TUNING:
MANUAL TUNING: Repeatedly press the Tuning/CD Skip/Search
or
to manually advance the
frequency in the display up or down until the desired frequency appears.
AUTOMATIC TUNING: Press and hold the Tuning/CD Skip/Search
or
until the frequency in the
display starts to scan, and then release the button; the tuner will search and then stop on the next strong
station it finds. Repeat this procedure until the desired frequency appears in the display.
Hints for Better Reception
FM - Make sure that the telescopic FM Rod Antenna is raised and extended to its full length. You may have
to vary the direction of the antenna to find the strongest signal for each FM station.
AM - The AM ferrite bar antenna is located inside the unit. It may be necessary to turn the unit slightly so
that the internal antenna is pointing in the direction of the AM transmitter. You may have to experiment to
find the position that provides the strongest reception for each of your favorite AM stations.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONTINUED)
SETTING RADIO PRESETS
This unit can preset 10 AM and 10 FM radio stations for convenient recall.
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Set the VOLUME control ❶ to a
low setting. Press the POWER
button ❷ to turn the unit on.
Press the FUNCTION button ❶
until tuner (“AM” or “FM” and a
frequency) appears in the display.
Press the BAND button ❷ to the
desired band - FM or AM.
Use the CD Skip/Search (
) ❶
or (
) ❷ button to select a
station.
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Press the PROGRAM/MEMORY/
CLOCK SET button ❶. Within 9
seconds, press the MODE/
MEMORY UP button ❷ until the
desired memory number appears
on the display.
Press the PROGRAM/MEMORY/
CLOCK SET button again to set
the station in the selected
memory.
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Repeat steps 3 through 5 to
program up to 10 stations in each
band, if desired.
In case the main power supply
is interrupted, the memory
presets will be erased.
RECALLING RADIO PRESETS
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Follow steps 1 and 2 above.
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Press the MODE/MEMORY UP
button to select a preset; the
station will automatically be tuned
in.
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Adjust the BASS BOOST button ❶
and VOLUME control ❷ as
desired.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONTINUED)
PLAYING COMPACT DISCS
NORMAL PLAYBACK
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Set the VOLUME control ❶ to a
low setting. Press the POWER
button ❷ to turn the unit on.
Press the FUNCTION button to
select CD.
Press the CD Door OPEN/CLOSE
area to open the CD compartment
door.
Place a CD on the center spindle,
with the printed label side facing
up. Close the CD compartment
door.
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The CD player will read the table
of contents on the disc and the
total number of tracks on the disc
will appear in the display.
Press the CD PLAY/PAUSE (¨ )
button to begin playback on
Track 1.
Adjust the BASS BOOST button ❶
and VOLUME control ❷ as
desired. Playback will continue
until all the tracks on the disc
have been played.
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To stop playback before the disc
ends, press the CD STOP (■)
button. The disc will stop and the
display will show the total number
of tracks and playing time on the
disc.
After the last track has been
played,
the
disc
stops
automatically and the display
shows the total number of tracks
on the disc. If you are finished
listening, press the CD Door
OPEN/CLOSE area to open the
CD Compartment door.
Remove your disc, close the CD
Compartment door and press the
POWER button to turn the unit
off.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONTINUED)
CD PAUSE CONTROL
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During CD playback, if you wish
to pause the disc momentarily,
press the CD PLAY/PAUSE (¨ )
button again. Playback stops but
the disc continues to spin and the
Play indicator will blink.
Press the CD PLAY/PAUSE (¨ )
button again to release pause and
resume normal CD playback.
TO BEGIN PLAYBACK FROM A SPECIFIC TRACK
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After you insert the disc into the CD
player and the total number of tracks
appear on the display, you may press
either the CD Skip/Search (
) ❶ or
(
) ❷ button to select a specific
track for playback.
When the desired track number
appears in the display, press the
CD PLAY/PAUSE (¨ ) button.
Playback will begin on the track
you selected.
FORWARD/REVERSE SKIP TRACK AND HIGH-SPEED MUSIC SEARCH (
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During playback, press the CD
Skip/Search (
) button once to
advance the player to the
beginning of the next track. Press
the CD Skip/Search (
) button
repeatedly to advance the player
to higher number tracks.
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During playback, press the CD
Skip/Search (
) button once to
move the player back to the
beginning of the current track. Press
the CD Skip/Search (
) button
repeatedly to move the player back
to lower numbered tracks.
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During playback, depress and
hold either the CD Skip/Search
(
) or (
) button to move the
player forward or backward within
a track to locate a specific
musical passage. The player will
move forward or backward at high
speed as long as the button is
depressed. When you release the
CD Skip/Search (
) or (
)
button, normal playback will
resume at that point.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONTINUED)
REPEAT/RANDOM PLAYBACK
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To repeat a single track, press the
MODE/MEMORY UP button ❶
once; the Repeat indicator will
blink in the display. Press the CD
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Skip/Search (
) ❷ or (
button ❸ to select the specific
track that you wish to repeat.
When the desired track number
appears in the display, press the
CD PLAY/PAUSE (¨ ) button ❹
to begin playback. The specific
track you selected will be
repeated continuously.
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To repeat all of the tracks on a
disc continuously, press the
MODE/MEMORY UP button ❶
twice; the Repeat indicator will
light solid in the display. Press the
CD PLAY/PAUSE (¨ ) button ❷
to begin all tracks repeat.
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To randomly playback all the
tracks on the CD, press the
MODE/MEMORY UP button ❶ a
third time; “RND” will appear in
the display. Press the CD
PLAY/PAUSE (¨ ) button ❷ to
begin random play.
To cancel Repeat or Random
Playback, press the MODE/
MEMORY UP button ❶ a fourth
time.
PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK
The CD player in this unit has a 20 track programmable memory that allows you to program up to 20 tracks
on any disc for playback in any desired order. You may program 20 different tracks or you may also program
certain tracks to play more than once.
To perform programmed playback, proceed as follows:
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Press the FUNCTION button to
select CD.
Open the CD Compartment door
and insert your disc in the CD
player.
Close
the
CD
compartment door. Wait for the
CD player to read the table of
contents and display the total
number of tracks and playing time
of the disc.
Press the PROGRAM/MEMORY/
CLOCK SET button; “P01”
(program number) will momentarily appear, then “00” (track
number) and “MEM” will blink in
the display.
PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK SECTION CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONTINUED)
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Press the CD Skip/Search (
)❶
or (
) button ❷ to select the first
track that you wish to program.
When the desired track number
appears in the display, press the
PROGRAM/MEMORY/CLOCK
SET button ❸ again.
Press either the CD Skip/Search
(
) ❶ or (
) button ❷ to select
the next track you wish to
program. When the desired track
number appears in the display,
press the PROGRAM/MEMORY/
CLOCK SET button ❸ again.
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After programming up to 20 tracks in the CD Program Memory, press the
CD PLAY/PAUSE (¨ ) button ❶ to begin programmed playback.
“MEM” will appear in the display and playback will begin on the first track
that you programmed. The player will continue to play all of the tracks
that you programmed in the order in which you programmed them. When
the last programmed track has been played, the player will stop and the
display will again show the total number of tracks on the disc. If you
press the PROGRAM/MEMORY/CLOCK SET button ❷ and then press
the CD PLAY/PAUSE (¨ ) button ❶ again, playback will start on the
first track you programmed and will continue until all the programmed
tracks have been played. To cancel the Programmed Playback mode,
press the PROGRAM/MEMORY/CLOCK SET button ❷ to enter the
program mode, and then press the CD STOP (■) button ❸.
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Repeat step 5 until you have
programmed up to 20 track
numbers into the CD Program
Memory.
PROGRAMMED REPEAT
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It is also possible to use the Program
and Repeat functions together to
repeat a specific program indefinitely.
First, program the tracks you wish to
hear in the order you wish to hear
them, as described above. Then,
press the MODE/MEMORY UP
button twice. Both the MEMORY and
REPEAT indicators will appear in the
display.
Press the CD PLAY/PAUSE (¨ )
button to begin programmed
repeat playback. The player will
play the tracks you selected in the
order in which you programmed
them. When the last track in the
program has been played, the
entire program will begin again.
Program Repeat operation will
continue indefinitely until you
press the CD STOP (■) button or
open the CD door.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONTINUED)
PLAYING CASSETTE TAPES
PLAYBACK
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2
3
Press the POWER button ❶ to
turn the unit on. Set the VOLUME
control ❷ to a low setting.
Press the FUNCTION button until
“TAPE” appears in the display.
Press the STOP/EJECT (
)
button to open the Cassette Door.
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Open Surface Side
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Full Reel on Right
Insert a pre-recorded cassette into
the slots in the Cassette Door with
the open end facing up and the full
reel on the right side. Close the
cassette door.
Press the cassette PLAY (Ã)
button ❶ to begin playback. Adjust
the BASS BOOST button ❷ and
VOLUME control ❸ as desired.
To advance or rewind the tape
rapidly, press either the cassette
FAST FORWARD (ÃÃ) ❶ or
REWIND (¨¨) ❷ button. When
you reach the desired point, press
the cassette PLAY (Ã) button ❸
to resume normal playback.
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To pause playback momentarily,
press the cassette PAUSE ( )
button. The tape movement stops
but the tape motor is still running.
Press the cassette PAUSE ( )
button again to release pause and
resume normal playback.
To stop playback before the tape
ends, press the STOP/EJECT
(
) button. The PLAY (Ã)
button is released and the tape
motor shuts off.
When the tape reaches the end,
the auto-stop mechanism activates,
the tape PLAY (Ã) button is
released and the tape motor shuts
off. Press the STOP/EJECT (
)
button to open the Cassette Door
and remove the tape.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONTINUED)
MAKING A TAPE RECORDING
The tape recorder in this unit allows you to make direct recordings from the radio or CD player to a blank
cassette in the tape compartment. An automatic recording volume level control (ALC) circuit will automatically
control the volume level of your recordings to prevent distortion. You may change the settings of the VOLUME
control or the BASS BOOST button during a tape recording, as these controls have no effect on the material
being recorded onto the tape.
To make a tape recording, proceed as follows:
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Open the Cassette Door and
insert a good quality blank
cassette tape into the slots on the
door, with the open end facing up
and the full reel on the right-hand
side. Close the cassette door.
Press the FUNCTION button to
select the function you wish to
record, either radio or CD, and
operate that function according to its
own instructions.
When you are ready to begin
recording, press the cassette
RECORD ( ) button. The cassette
PLAY (Ã) button will also engage.
The tape will begin moving and all
of the material from your selected
source will be recorded on the tape.
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5
To avoid recording unwanted
material,
such
as
radio
commercials, use the PAUSE ( )
button to stop the recording
temporarily. Release the pause
( ) button to begin recording
again.
When you are finished recording,
press the STOP/EJECT (
)
button to stop the tape.
Open Surface Side
Full Reel on Right
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CASSETTE TAPES
SAFEGUARD AGAINST ACCIDENTAL ERASURE
Tab
1
Tab for side 2
SIDE
When a new recording is made, any program
material previously recorded is automatically
erased and only the new recording remains. To
safeguard valuable recordings from being erased
accidentally, the cassette and the deck are
equipped with a special device.
On the back of the cassette there is an erase
prevention tab on each side. To prevent
accidental erasing, break out these tabs with a
screwdriver. If only one side of the tape is to be
protected, break out the tab on the left side with
the side desired facing you.
To record on a tape in which the tab has been
broken, place a piece of adhesive tape over that
area.
Tab for side 1
Break out the tab
to prevent recording
NOTE: When a tab is broken out, the record
button cannot be depressed.
Cover with tape to record again
CASSETTE TAPE RECOMMENDATIONS
Standard tape lengths have 15 (C-30), 30 (C-60) and 45 (C-90) minutes of recording time on each side.
Longer length tapes of 60 (C-120) minutes of recording time on each side are not recommended. Use only
high quality tapes. If a problem develops, check the unit first with another cassette to determine if the
problem is with the cassette, and not with the unit.
If there is any slack in the tape in the cassette, it should be removed before inserting the cassette. Place a
pencil in one of the hubs and rotate clockwise until all slack is taken up.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Caring for Compact Discs
• Treat the compact disc carefully. Handle the compact disc
only by its edges. Never allow your fingers to come in contact
with the shiny, unprinted side of the compact disc.
• Do not attach adhesive tape, stickers, etc. to the compact
disc label.
• Clean the compact disc periodically with a soft, lint-free, dry
cloth. Never use detergents or abrasive cleaners to clean
the compact disc. If necessary, use a CD cleaning kit.
• If a compact disc skips or gets stuck on a section of the compact disc, it is probably dirty or damaged (scratched).
• When cleaning the compact disc, wipe in straight lines from the center of the compact disc to the outer
edge of the compact disc. Never wipe in circular motions.
B ENZEN E
C LE A N E R
• This unit is designed to play only compact discs bearing the identification logo as shown here.
Other compact discs may not conform to the CD standard and may not play properly.
• Compact discs should be stored in their cases after each use to avoid damage.
• Do not expose compact discs to direct sunlight, high humidity, high temperatures, or dust, etc. Prolonged
exposure or extreme temperatures can warp the compact disc.
• Do not stick or write anything on either side of the compact disc. Sharp writing instruments, or the ink may
damage the surface.
Cleaning the unit
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, disconnect your unit from the AC power source when cleaning.
• The finish on your unit may be cleaned with a dust cloth and cared for as other furniture. Use caution
when cleaning and wiping the plastic parts.
• Mild soap and a damp cloth may be used on the front panel.
• Periodic cleaning of the tape heads, capstan and pinch roller is necessary to maintain good sound
reproduction. Clean them after every 100 hours of use or less if playback has deteriorated. Use a cotton
swab moistened with head cleaning solution or isopropyl alcohol, then wipe dry with another swab.
R/P
Pinch Roller Head
Erase
Head
Capstan
Cotton Swab
NOTE: Never use metal objects on or near the tape heads. Do not allow any cleaning material to fall into the
tape assembly.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Should this unit exhibit a problem, check the following before seeking service:
Symptom
Possible Cause
Solution
Station not tuned properly for
AM or FM.
Retune the AM or FM broadcast
station.
FM: Rod Antenna is not
extended.
Reorient FM Rod Antenna.
AM: Unit is not positioned
correctly.
Rotate unit until best reception is
obtained.
Poor FM signal being received.
Retune station or try another station
that broadcasts in stereo.
Station is not broadcasting in stereo.
Change stations.
FUNCTION button is not set to
Tuner.
Press the FUNCTION button to
select Tuner.
Volume at minimum.
Increase volume.
FUNCTION button is not set to the
TAPE position.
Press the FUNCTION button to
select Tape.
Volume at minimum.
Increase volume.
Sound distorted.
Dirty head.
Clean the head.
Speed varies.
Tape old or worn.
Replace the tape.
Batteries are low.
Replace the batteries.
Will not record.
Erase prevention tab removed.
Cover hole with adhesive tape.
Distorted sound
on playback.
Defective tape or dirty tape head.
Replace tape or clean tape head.
FUNCTION button is not set to CD.
Press the FUNCTION button to
select CD.
CD is not installed or installed
upside-down.
Insert CD with label side up.
Disc is dirty or scratched.
Wipe disc with cloth or use
another disc.
Batteries are dead or not installed properly.
Install fresh batteries properly.
AC power cord is not connected.
Connect AC power cord.
Radio
Noise or sound distorted
on radio broadcasts.
FM STEREO indicator
does not light.
AM or FM, no sound.
Cassette Player
No sound.
Cassette Recorder
Compact Disc Player
CD Player will not play.
CD skips while playing.
General
No power.
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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
TO FIND THE LOCATION AND
¨
PHONE NUMBER OF YOUR
NEAREST AUTHORIZED
AUTHORIZED SERVICE
SERVICE CENTER...
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.
1901 Diplomat Drive
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
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EMERSON
PART NO.: 16-2848C
312-01
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