“BOOM BOOK”
PORTABLE CD PLAYER
With AM/FM STEREO RADIO
OWNER'S MANUAL
PD6950
Visit our web site at www.emersonradio.com
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WARNI NG
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.
W AR N I N G
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle is intented 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
(ser vi ci ng) instr ucti ons in
the liter ature accompanying the appl iance.
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, or has been dropped.
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.
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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Thank you ........
for purchasing the “Boom Book” Portable CD Player with AM/FM Stereo
Radio from Emerson. This uniquely designed portable audio system owes
its slim silhouette to the innovative speaker system. There are two ultra flat
speakers in the lid which reproduce the mid to high ranges, and a separate
woofer with a Dynamic Bass Tube in the main cabinet. In addition to a great
sounding AM/FM Stereo radio, the Boom Book also plays your favorite CDs,
plus CD-R and CD-RW discs.
Please be sure to read this manual completely to make sure that you
understand all the great features we have included in this system. Should
you experience any trouble with the set-up or operation of this system please
call the Emerson Consumer Products Customer Service Hotline toll free at:
800-898-9020.
The serial number of your unit may 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 it required again.
Once again, thanks for purchasing this Emerson audio product.
For future reference, record the serial number in the space provided.
Model No.: PD6950
Serial Number :
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IMPORTANT NOTES
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.
• Avoid installing this unit in places
exposed to direct sunlight or close to
heat radiating appliance such as
electric heaters, on top of other stereo
equipment that radiates too much
heat, places lacking ventilation or
dusty areas, places subject to
constant vibration and/or humid or
moist areas.
• Store your CDs in a cool area to avoid
damage from heat.
• Do not attempt to clean this unit with
chemical solvents as this might
damage the finish. Use a clean dry
cloth.
• Operate controls and switches as
described in the manual.
• Before turning on the power, make
certain that the power cord is properly
installed.
• When moving the set, be sure to first
disconnect the AC power cord.
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.
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PREPARATION FOR USE
Unpacking And Set-up
1.) Remove the unit from the carton and remove all packing materials from the
unit.
Important: Make sure that you remove the AC Power Cord from the carton.
2.) Remove any descriptive labels that may be on the top of the cabinet. Do not
remove any labels from the bottom of the cabinet.
3.) Press on the OPEN button and lift the lid.
4.) Press the CD Door in the area marked “OPEN/CLOSE” to open the CD Door.
Remove the white Transit Protection Card from the CD mechanism. Discard it
and close the CD Door.
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POWER SOURCES
This system can be operated on 6 “C” batteries or on normal 120V 60Hz AC house
current. Attempting to operate this system on any other power source may cause
damage to the unit and such damage is not covered by your warranty.
Battery Operation
1.) Close the lid and place the unit up-side down on a flat surface.
2.) Press the two tabs on each of the battery doors and remove the doors.
3.) Insert 6 “C” batteries into the battery compartment according to the following
diagram.
Be sure to observe the correct polarity when installing the batteries. If the
batteries are installed incorrectly the unit will not operate.
Note: We recommend Alkaline batteries for longest life and best performance.
4.) Replace the battery doors and turn the unit right side up again.
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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AC Operation
1.) Unwind the AC power cord and extend it to its full length.
2.) Insert the smaller end of the cord into the AC socket on the side of the cabinet.
3.) Insert the plug into any convenient 120V 60Hz AC outlet.
Note: In order to operate this unit on batteries the AC cord must be disconnected
from the unit.
CAUTION
This system is designed to operate on 120V 60Hz AC house current . Connecting
this system to any other power supply could result in damage to the unit which is
not covered by your warranty. You will note that this system is equipped with a
polarized AC power plug having one blade wider than the other. This is a safety
feature. If this plug does not fit into your existing AC outlet, do not try to defeat this
safety feature by filing the wide blade to make it fit into your outlet. If this plug will
not fit into your outlet, you probably have an out-dated non-polarized AC outlet. You
should have your outlet changed by a qualified licensed electrician.
AC Outlet
AC Plug
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
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1.) REV. Skip/Search
2.) CD PLAY/PAUSE
3.) POWER
14.) TUNING Control.
Button.
15.) FM ST. Indicator.
16.) Battery Compartment.
Button.
(Bottom of cabinet)
4.) LCD Display.
5.) P. (Play) MODE Button.
17.) VOL. UP Button.
6.) PROGRAM Button.
18.) VOL. DOWN Button.
7.) AC Socket.
19.) Carrying Handle.
8.) Speakers.
20.) FM Button.
21.) AM Button.
9.) Top Cover OPEN Button.
10.) FM Telescopic Antenna.
22.) CD Door OPEN/CLOSE Area.
11.) CD Button.
23.) CD Door.
12.) TUNER Button.
24.) FWD. Skip/Search
13.) Dial Scale
25.) CD STOP
Button.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Important Information:
This system can only be operated with the lid in the open position. If you close the
lid while the radio or a CD is playing the power shuts ‘Off’automatically.
LISTENING TO THE RADIO
1.) Press the OPEN button and raise the lid.
2.) Press the POWER
button to turn the system ‘On’.
3.) Press the TUNER button to select the radio function.
4.) Press either the AM of FM button to select the desired band.
5.) If you select the FM band pull the FM antenna out from the right side of the
cabinet, extend it to its full length and position it vertically.
6.) Rotate the TUNING control to select the desired station. If you tune to an FM
Stereo station the FM ST. indicator will light.
7.) Press the VOL. UP or DOWN buttons to adjust the volume.
Important! Speaker Protection Circuit
To prevent damage to the two ultra thin speakers mounted in the lid, the
VOLUME control will automatically return to a low 'default' setting each time
the power is switched 'Off'. Adjust the volume to a comfortable listening level
each time you switch the power 'On'.
8.) When you are finished listening press the POWER
button to shut the system
‘Off’’. Closing the lid will also shut ‘Off’the power.
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PLAYING COMPACT DISCS
Normal Playback
1.) Press the OPEN button and raise the lid.
2.) Press the POWER
button to turn the
system ‘On’.
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3.) Press the CD button to select the CD
function.
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4.) Press the CD door on the OPEN/CLOSE marking to open the door.
5.) Place a disc on the center spindle with the printed label side facing up. Press
down on the disc near the center hole to make sure the disc
is properly ‘seated’ on the spindle and then close the CD
door. The disc will spin for a few moments while the player
reads the table of contents and then the display will show
the total number of tracks on the disc.
6.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
Button. Playback will begin on
track 1. Adjust the VOLUME controls as desired.
Important! Speaker Protection Circuit
To prevent damage to the two ultra thin speakers mounted in the lid, the
VOLUME control will automatically return to a low 'default' setting each time
the power is switched 'Off'. Adjust the volume to a comfortable listening level
each time you switch the power 'On'.
7.) Playback will continue to the end of the disc then the player stops and the
display again shows the total number of tracks on the disc. You may also stop
playback at any time by pressing the STOP
button.
8.) When you are finished listening remove your disc from the player, press the
POWER
button to shut the system ‘Off’and close the lid.
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Pause Control
To Pause temporarily during playback, press the PLAY/PAUSE
button. The sound stops and the track display flashes but
the disc continues to spin. Press PLAY/PAUSE
once more
to cancel Pause mode and resume normal playback.
To Start Playback From A Specific Track
After the player reads the disc and displays the total
number of tracks press either the FWD
or
REV
buttons until the desired track number appears on the
display, then press the PLAY/PAUSE
button. Playback
will begin on the selected track.
To Skip Tracks During Playback
Press the FWD
button once to skip to the beginning of the next track. Continue
pressing the FWD
Press the
button to skip forward to higher numbered tracks.
REV button once to skip back to the beginning of the current track.
Continue pressing the
REV button to skip back to lower numbered tracks.
High Speed Music Search
During playback depress and hold either the FWD
or
REV buttons to search
rapidly forward or backward within a track to locate a specific musical passage.
The volume level is automatically reduced during high speed search. Release the
or
buttons when you reach the desired passage. Normal playback will
resume when the buttons are released, and the volume level also returns to normal.
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Repeat Playback
You can automatically repeat the entire disc or a single track.
To repeat the entire disc:
Load the disc in the player and wait until the display shows
REPEAT
the total tracks. Press the P. MODE button once. The REPEAT
indicator will appear in the display. Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin playback. The entire disc will be repeated
indefinitely.
To repeat a single track:
Load the disc in the player and wait until the display shows the
total tracks. Press the P. MODE button twice. The REPEAT 1
REPEAT 1
or
buttons
indicator will appear in the display. Press the
to select the desired track and then press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin playback. The selected track will be repeated
indefinitely.
To cancel Repeat Playback press the STOP
button or press the P. MODE button
until the REPEAT indicators no longer appear in the display. You can also cancel
Repeat Playback by switching from CD to TUNER function.
Random (MIX) Playback
To play the tracks on a disc in random order load the disc and
wait for the display to show the total tracks. Press the P. MODE
button three (3) times. The MIX indicator will appear in the
display. Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button. The player will
MIX
randomly select a track and begin playback. After all tracks on
the disc have been played in random order the player stops
and the display again shows the total tracks.
To cancel Random (MIX) Playback press the P. MODE button until the MIX indicator
disappears, or press the STOP
button.
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PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK
This CD player has a 19 track programmable memory system that allows you to
program up to 19 tracks on any CD. You can select only the tracks that you want to
hear and have them play in any order you want to hear them. The same track can
be programmed to play several times if desired.
NOTE : Programming can only be done when the player is in Stop mode.
1.) Press the PROGRAM button. The PROGRAM indicator
appears and Program Memory number 1 flashes in the
display.
FWD or
REV buttons to select the first track
2.) Press the
to be programmed. (Example: Track 3) The selected track
number flashes.
PROGRAM
PROGRAM
3.) Press the PROGRAM button again to enter track 3 into Program Memory
number 1. The display will momentarily show Program Memory number 1 and
then return to the flashing track number display.
FWD or
REV buttons to select the next track to be
4.) Press the
programmed. When the selected track number is flashing press the PROGRAM
button again to enter the track in Program Memory 2.
5.) Repeat Step 4 until you have entered up to 19 tracks in the program memory.
6.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button. The PROGRAM indicator
begins flashing and playback will begin on the first
programmed track.
PROGRAM
7.) After all programmed tracks have played the player stops and the display
shows the total tracks on the disc. The PROGRAM indicator remains 'On' and
the program remains in the memory. Press the PROGRAM button and then
the PLAY/PAUSE
button to repeat the programmed sequence. If you press
only the PLAY/PAUSE
button, playback will begin on track 1 as usual but
the PROGRAM indicator remains 'On'.
To clear the program memory, open the CD door, switch from CD to Tuner function,
or shut the Power 'Off'. You cannot cancel the Programmed Playback mode by
pressing the STOP button.
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Program Repeat Playback
You can also use the Program and Repeat features together to repeat an entire
programmed sequence of tracks indefinitely. First program the
tracks you wish to hear in the desired order as described above.
Then press the REPEAT button once so that the REPEAT
REPEAT
indicator appears in the display. Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button. The PROGRAM indicator flashes, the REPEAT indicator
PROGRAM
remains ‘On’and the programmed sequence will be repeated
indefinitely.
To cancel Programmed Repeat playback, open the CD door, switch to the TUNER
function or shut the power ‘Off’.
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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.
• Treat the disc carefully. Handle the disc only by its edges. Never allow your
fingers to come in contact with the shiny, unprinted side of the disc.
• Do not attach any tape, stickers, etc. to the disc label.
• 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.
• If a disc skips or gets stuck on a section of the disc, it is probably dirty or
damaged (scratched).
• When cleaning the disc, wipe in straight lines from the center of the disc to the
outer edge of the disc. Never wipe in circular motions.
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CLEANING THE UNIT
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, disconnect your unit from the AC power source
when cleaning.
• If the cabinet becomes dusty wipe it with a soft dry dust cloth. Do not use any
wax or polish sprays on the cabinet.
• If the cabinet becomes dirty or smudged with fingerprints it may be cleaned
with a soft cloth slightly dampened with a mild soap and water solution. Never
use abrasive cloths or polishes as these will mar the finish of your unit.
CAUTION:
Never allow any water or other liquids to get inside the unit while cleaning.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Should this unit exhibit a problem, check the following before seeking service.
Important! Speaker Protection Circuit
To prevent damage to the two ultra thin speakers mounted in the lid, the VOLUME
control will automatically return to a low 'default' setting each time the power is switched
'Off'. This is normal and not an indication of any trouble with your unit. Adjust the
volume to a comfortable listening level each time you switch the power 'On'.
Symptom
Radio
Noise or sound
Possible Cause
Solution
Station not tuned properly for
Retune the AM or FM
distorted on AM or FM
broadcasts.
AM or FM.
FM: Telescopic antenna is not
broadcast station.
Extend the FM telescopic
extended.
AM: The bar antenna is not
antenna.
Reposition the unit until
FM STEREO indicator
positioned correctly.
You have tuned to a mono
best reception is obtained.
Select another FM station.
does not light.
AM or FM, no sound.
station.
Function is not selected to
Press TUNER and AM or FM
AM or FM.
Volume at minimum.
buttons to select AM or FM.
Increase Volume.
Function is not selected to
CD.
Press CD button to select
CD function.
CD is not installed or installed
incorrectly.
Insert CD with Iabel side
up.
Disc is dirty or scratched.
Wipe disc with cloth or use
another disc.
Compact Disc Player
CD Player will not play.
CD skips while playing.
TO F IND T HE L O CAT I O N A ND P HO NE
NUMBER OF YOUR NEAREST SERVICE
CENTER PERMITTED TO PERFORM
WARRANTY...
SERVICE
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 RADIO CORP.
LIMITED WARRANTY
What does this warranty cover ? Any manufacturing defects in original material, including original
parts and workmanship, under normal use and conditions.
For how long? For a period of ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase in the U.S.
What will we do ? If you need service under this Warranty, and you provide us with the 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.
How do you make your warranty claim ? If it becomes necessary to repair your unit, you can
obtain the name and mailing location of a Depot Repair Facility by dialing 1-800-695-0098. You should
pack your unit in a well-padded heavy corrugated box, enclose your check or money order payable to the
Depot Repair Facility in the amount of $9.00 to cover the return shipping and handling costs, and enclose
a copy of your proof of purchase (warranty service will not be provided without a dated proof of purchase).
Finally, you should ship the unit prepaid via UPS or parcel post (insured).
What does your warranty not cover ? Your warranty does not cover the following :
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Damage from negligence, misuse, abuse, accident, or failure to follow operating instructions.
Use of product in a commercial application or rentals.
Changes or repairs by anyone other than an authorized Depot Repair Facility.
Damage because your unit is improperly connected to the equipment of other manufacturers.
Unit on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
Damage to equipment not properly connected to the product.
Cost incurred in shipping your unit to and from an authorized Depot Repair Facility.
Ordinary adjustments which you can perform as outlined in the owner’s manual.
Signal reception problems caused by external antenna or cable systems.
Products purchased, used, serviced, or damaged outside of the United States.
Damage to compact discs or cassettes.
What other limitations apply to your warranty ?
THIS WARRANTY IS NON-TRANSFERABLE AND APPLIES ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL
PURCHASER AND DOES NOT EXTEND TO SUBSEQUENT OWNERS OF THE PRODUCT.
THIS WARRANTY IS VALID ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ANY
AP P LI CAB LE I MP LIE D WAR RAN TI E S , I NC LU DI N G THE WAR R AN TY O F
MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO A PERIOD OF THE EXPRESSED
WARRANTY AS PROVIDED ABOVE BEGINNING WITH THE DATE OF ORIGINAL
PURCHASE AT RETAIL AND NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
SHALL APPLY TO THE PRODUCT THEREAFTER. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE
FITNESS OF THE PRODUCT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.
THE EXTENT OF OUR LIABILITY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND IN NO EVENT WILL OUR LIABILITY EXCEED
THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY THE PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT. UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DIRECT, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
How does state law apply to your warranty ?
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, BUT YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, SO THESE RESTRICTIONS MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
AU898F
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EMERSON RADIO CORP.
EMERSON
Part No. 16-2871
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