1. Getting Started
Specifications
Model
Type
PORTABLE AUDIO SYSTEM
Amplifier
Input Sensitivity/ Impedance
RA-P50W/RA-P51B
Tuner
Speaker
Input Terminal
iPod connector
Power Source
Power Consumption
AC adapter
Dimensions (W x H x D)
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No.
which are located either on the rear, bottom or side of the cabinet. Retain this
information for future reference.
Weight (Without batteries)
Accessory
RA-P50W/RA-P51B
Portable audio system
Power Output
4Wx2
1 kHz 10 % THD, 6 W
AUDIO IN
250 mV/47 kW
Band
FM
Tuning Range
87.5 MHz - 108.0 MHz
Frequency Step
100 kHz
Preset Stations
20
1way full range, diameter 50 mm x 2
External DC IN (for AC adapter)
AUDIO IN (mini jack)
Output Power : DC 5 V
500 mA
DC 9 V
1.5 A (EXTERNAL DC IN)
DC 9 V
(SIZE R6, AA BATTERY OR EQUIVALENT x 6)
DC 3 V
(CR2025, for the clock)
0.5 W (in Standby mode)
13 W (Power On mode)
6 W (in Standby mode, with iPod devices connected)
Input : AC 110-240 V , 50/60 Hz 0.5A
Output : DC 9 V
1.5 A
(W) 310 mm x (H) 88 mm x (D) 93 mm
(12-1/4" x 3-7/16" x 3-11/16")
0.8 kg (1.8 lbs)
See Supplied Accessories
nSupplied Accessories
nPreparation of the Unit
After unpacking, check to be sure that you have all the following items.
uTurn the Unit over to the back side and remove the
insulation sheet before using for the first time.
•AC adapter AA-R9028 (For RA-P50W) or, AA-R9031 (For RA-P51B)
•CR2025 lithium coin battery (Loaded on the back panel of the Unit at the factory.)
Back panel of unit
→ The display of the Unit lights up and shows the default clock.
Warning
•Store the battery in a place where children cannot reach. If a child accidentally swallows the battery,
consult a doctor immediately.
•Do not recharge, short, disassemble or heat the battery or dispose of it in a fire. Doing any of these things
may cause the battery to give off heat, crack, or start a fire.
•Do not leave the battery with other metallic materials. Doing this may cause the battery to give off heat,
crack, or start a fire.
•When throwing away or saving the battery, wrap it in tape and insulate; otherwise, the battery may start to
give off heat, crack, or start a fire.
•Do not poke the battery with tweezers or similar tools. Doing this may cause the battery to give off heat,
crack, or start a fire.
•Dispose of battery in the proper manner, according to federal, state, and local regulations.
Insulation Sheet
Pull
uLoading batteries for the Unit (The battery power supply)
Insert three batteries to each compartment (six batteries total). Be sure to match the poles (+/-) correctly.
While the AC adapter is connected to the wall outlet, the unit works without batteries.
Close the cover in the order shown by the numbers.
For USA-California Only
R6 (SUM-3)/AA
(15F) (not supplied)
This product contains a CR Coin Cell Lithium Battery which contains Perchlorate Material – special
handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
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1
CAUTION:
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice.
FM wire antenna
Model No.
Serial No.
uConnecting the AC adapter
INSTRUCTIONS
EN
©2009 Victor Company of Japan, Limited
AC adapter (supplied)
LVT2019-001A [J,C]
0509KMMCREBET
For U.S.A
Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by party responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Note: 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.
Remarque: Cet appareil a été testé et il s’est avéré
conforme aux limites applicables à un appareil
numérique de classe B, en vertu de la Partie 15
des Règles de la FCC. Ces limites sont conçues de
manière à assurer une protection raisonnable contre
les interférences nuisibles dans une installation
résidentielle. Cet appareil produit, utilise et peut
émettre une énergie de haute fréquence et, s’
il n’est pas installé et utilisé en conformité avec
les instructions, il peut causer des interférences
nuisibles aux communications radio. Il n’y a,
toutefois, aucune garantie que des interférences
ne se produiront pas dans une installation
particulière. Si cet appareil cause effectivement des
interférences nuisibles à la réception de la radio ou
de la télévision, ce qu’on peut établir en mettant l’
appareil en marche et à l’arrêt, nous encourageons l’
utilisateur à tenter de corriger l’interférence par une
ou plusieurs des mesures suivantes :
– Réorienter ou déplacer l’antenne de réception ;
– Accroître la séparation entre l’appareil et le
récepteur ;
– Brancher l’appareil dans une prise ou un circuit
autre que celui auquel le récepteur est branché ;
– Consulter un vendeur ou un technicien radio/TV
expérimenté pour obtenir de l’aide.
For Canada/pour le Canada
THIS DIGITAL APPARATUS DOES NOT EXCEED THE CLASS B LIMITS FOR RADIO NOISE EMISSIONS
FROM DIGITAL APPARATUS AS SET OUT IN THE INTERFERENCE-CAUSING EQUIPMENT STANDARD
ENTITLED “DIGITAL APPARATUS,” ICES-003 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS.
•Leave sufficient distance between the System and
the TV.
•Keep the speakers away from the TV to avoid
interference with TV.
Battery shall not be exposed to excessive heat such
as sunshine, fire or the like.
N’INSTALLEZ PAS la chaîne dans en
endroit proche d’une source de chaleur
ou sujet à la lumière directe du soleil, à un
poussière excessive ou à des vibrations.
Press
Press
•Laissez suffisamment d’espace entre la chaîne et
le téléviseur.
•Éloignez les enceintes du téléviseur pour éviter
toute interférence avec ce dernier.
Caution: Proper Ventilation
To avoid risk of electric shock and fire, and to prevent damage, locate the apparatus as follows:
1. Front: No obstructions and open spacing.
2. Sides/ Top/ Back: No obstructions should be placed in the areas shown by the dimensions below.
3. Bottom: Place on the level surface. Maintain an adequate air path for ventilation by placing on a stand
with a height of 10 cm (3-15/16") or more.
Attention
Les piles ne doivent en aucun cas être exposées à
une chaleur excessive (lumière du soleil, feu, etc.).
Side
Côté
15cm
(5-15/16")
15cm
15cm
15cm
(5-15/16")
(5-15/16")
(5-15/16")
10cm
(3-15/16")
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Functions
Select a source
iPod → FM → AUDIO IN
Press
Functions
Select a preset.
Functions
Set the Sleep Timer.
See P4.
Press
Functions
Turn off the sound.
Return to the original mode by pressing
again.
Press
Functions
Adjust the volume level from 00 to a
maximum of 20.
Functions
•Switch on/off the SURROUND.
You can enjoy music with spatial and deep sound in this mode. (The
mode is not effective when the monaural is selected.)
•While the clock or the alarm time are set, return to the previous item.
See P3~4
n Display Information
When adjusting the volume
When FM radio is selected
Date
Current time/
alarm time
Pour prévenir tout risque de décharge électrique ou d’incendie et éviter toute détérioration, installez
l’appareil de la manière suivante:
1. Avant: Bien dégagé de tout objet.
2. Côtés/dessus/dessous: Assurez-vous que rien ne bloque les espaces indiqués sur le schéma ci-dessous.
3. Dessous: Posez l’appareil sur une surface plane et horizontale. Veillez à ce que sa ventilation correcte
puisse se faire en le plaçant sur un support d’au moins dix centimètres de hauteur.
15cm
(5-15/16")
Press
Connector plug
Functions
Turns on or off the power
Attention: Aération correcte
Front
Face
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4
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Functions
•Switch FM stereo/monaural when FM is
selected. See P3.
(see P3~4)
When the power is turned off at volume level “15”
or higher, the unit automatically sets the volume
level to “14” the next time it is turned on.
•Installez la chaîne dans un endroit plat, sec, et ni trop
chaud, ni trop froid-entre 5°C et 35°C.
•Installez la chaîne dans un endroit avec une bonne
ventilation pour éviter tout échauffement intérieur
de l’appareil.
CET APPAREIL NUMERIQUE RESPECTE LES LIMITES DE BRUITS RADIOELECTRIQUES APPLICABLES
AUX APPAREILS NUMIRIQUES DE CLASSE B PRESCRITES DANS LA NORME SUR LE MATERIEL
BROUILLEUR; “APPAREILS NUMERIQUES”, NMB-003 EDICTEE PAR LE MINISTRE DES COMMUNICATIONS.
CAUTION
Press
Précautions
Rating label is placed on the exterior of the bottom.
L’étiquette des caractéristiques nominales se trouve
sur l’extérieur du coffret.
FM MODE
See" 3. How to set the time,
6. How to set the TIMER"
DO NOT install the System in a location
near heat sources, or in a place subject to
direct sunlight, excessive dust or vibration.
Pour les Etats-Unis
Attention : Les changements ou les modifications
qui ne sont pas explicitement approuvés par la partie
responsable de l’observance pourraient mettre fin au
droit de l’utilisateur d’utiliser le matériel.
Press
Functions
•Light the display screen for 5 seconds when the power is turned off.
•Temporarily stop the alarm sound when the alarm is ringing
(SNOOZE).
(see “Stopping the alarm sound P4”)
•Switch on/off the backlight when the button is held down.
•Install in a place which is level, dry and neither too hot
nor too cold–between 5°C and 35°C (41°F and 95°F).
•Install the System in a location with adequate ventilation
to prevent internal heat buildup inside the System.
AVERTISSEMENT : POUR PRÉVENIR LES
RISQUES D’INCENDIE OU DE CHOCS
ÉLECTRIQUES, NE PAS EXPOSER CE
APPAREIL À LA PLUIE OU À L’HUMIDITÉ.
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Precautions
Thank you for purchasing a JVC product. Please read all instructions carefully before operation, to ensure
your complete understanding and to obtain the best possible performance from the unit.
To avoid risk of fire, and to prevent damage.
•Do not use AC adapters except for the
supplied AC adapter.
•Do not use the supplied AC adapter for
other equipment.
2. Basic and Common Operations
Warnings, Cautions and Others / Mises en garde, précautions et indications diverses
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARDS, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
To a wall outlet
Plug the AC adapter
only after all connections
are completed.
Day of the week
00 - 20
P01 - P20 (channel) /
87.5 - 108.0 MHz (frequency)
iPod (blinking)
When the source is set to iPod and the
alarm is set to TIMER PLAY
When the source is set to FM radio and FM (blinking)
the alarm is set to TIMER PLAY
When battery power is low
--When trying to set alarm to TIMER PLAY
while selecting AUDIO IN
uExplanation of Icons
SURROUND starts lighting when it is switched on.
“ST” is displayed when an FM stereo broadcast is received.
“MONO” is displayed when the monaural is selected. (see “Listening to FM Broadcasts ”)
Off: current time / On: alarm time
Off: alarm off / On: alarm on / Blinking: alarm sounding (When “TIMER PLAY” is set)
SLEEP
Current time: Blinking / Other Clock Display: Lighting
Blinks while snoozing (the alarm is paused)
Lighting when the sleep mode is selected.
"
2
" is displayed when the sound is muted.
3. How to set the time
6. How to set the TIMER
NOTES
Setting the Clock
•The time can be set both when the power is on and off.
1 Press and hold the SET button. → The year display starts flashing.
2 While flashing, set each item with the DOWN/UP buttons.
3 Press the SET button.
•When the SET button is pressed, the flashing items will change in the following order.
•To modify the setting, start again from step 1.
•To return to the previous item, press the TIMER CANCEL button.
Year → Month → Day → 12/24-hour time → Hour → Min. → time display
•The time is set when switching to time display from Minutes.
Stopping alarm sound
1 Press the SET button to select “ALARM 1” or “ALARM 2”. → The selected icon starts lighting.
starts flashing.
2 Press and hold the SET button. → “ON” or “OFF” and
3 Use the DOWN/UP button to select “ON” and press the SET button. →
starts lighting and the time
display starts flashing.
goes off and the alarm setting is disabled. The display returns to the current
•When “OFF” is selected,
time.
•To separate “ALARM 1” and “ALARM 2”, set to on/off for each.
4 While flashing, set each item with the DOWN/UP button.
•When the SET button is pressed, the flashing items will change in the following order.
uTo pause the alarm (snooze)
Hour → Min. → TIMER PLAY time (10 to 30) → time display
4. Playing back from iPod
•It is not necessary to set the “TIMER PLAY” time at this point.
Setting the iPod on the unit
Listening to the iPod
1
1 Connect the iPod to the unit.
2 Turn the unit power on.
3 Select “iPod” with the SOURCE button.
When iPod is selected as sound source, it automatically starts playback.
Insert the Dock adapter supplied with the iPod to the unit.
If the Dock adapter was not supplied with your iPod, purchase the Dock adapter from Apple Inc.
For details, visit the Apple’s website.
<http://www.apple.com>
Press
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Dock adapter
(Supplied with your iPod or
to be purchased)
You can remove the dock
adapter with your fingernail
by using this slot.
Connector well
Functions
Playback/Pause
Press and hold this button to switch the iPod to sleep mode.
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Next song / fast forward (press and hold)
4
Previous song (Press this button during playback to jump back to the beginning of the
track.) / fast rewind (press and hold)
Charging the iPod
The iPod is charged while it is set on the unit when the Unit power is on.
•Connect the AC adapter to the Unit. The iPod battery is not charged while
the Unit is operated on the battery power supply.
•The iPod is charged regardless of the sound source selected on the Unit.
•See the iPod instruction manual about charging times.
NOTES
2 Connect the iPod to the connector plug of the unit.
•The connector plug is protected with a cover when it is first purchased. Please remove the cover before
operating the unit.
•When the iPod is not connected, insert the terminal cover. This prevents dust from entering and possibly
damaging the unit.
•Always set volume to the minimum level when connecting or disconnecting iPod.
•When you connect your iPod to the unit, make sure you insert it all the way.
•When disconnecting the iPod, make sure that the System is turned off.
n iPod Compatibility Chart
iPod touch 8GB/16GB/32GB
iPod touch (2nd Generation) 8GB/16GB/32GB
iPhone 3G 4GB/8GB/16GB
iPhone 4GB/8GB/16GB
iPod classic 80GB/160GB
iPod video (5th Generation) 30GB/60GB/80GB
iPod photo (4th Generation) 20GB/30GB/40GB/60GB
Setting the alarm (ALARM-BUZZER)
iPod nano (3rd Generation) 4GB/8GB
iPod nano (4th Generation) 8GB/16GB
iPod nano (2nd Generation) 2GB/4GB/8GB
iPod nano 1GB/2GB/4GB
iPod (4th Generation) 20GB/40GB
iPod mini (2nd Generation) 4GB/6GB
iPod mini 4GB
•This unit can only play the iPod audio.
You can use the iPod video function and hear the audio but cannot play the video.
•Do not carry the System with iPod connected. You might drop it down or it might cause damages to the
connector part.
•Do not touch or hit the iPod terminal pins or the connector pins directly. It might cause damages to the
connector part.
•If the iPod does not play correctly, please update your iPod software to the latest version. - For details
about updating your iPod, check on the Apple web site <http://www.apple.com>.
•iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
•iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc.
•JVC is not responsible for any loss of or damage to iPod that might result from the use of this product.
•Sound distortion may occur when playing back audio sources with high recording levels. When distortion
occurs, it is recommended to turn off the equalizer of the iPod. For information on operating the iPod, see
the iPod instruction manual.
•If you do not turn on the power of this unit and only connect the iPod to this unit, power may be supplied to
the iPod.
•“Made for iPod” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod and
has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.
•“Works with iPhone” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to
iPhone and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.
•Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory
standards.
5 Switch the ALARM switch to “BUZZER”.
of the set alarm starts lighting on the display.
•
•To check the set time, switch the display to alarm time (ALARM 1/ALARM 2) by pressing the SET button.
•The buzzer sounds for three minutes.
•If the set time of “ALARM1” laps over that of ”ALARM2”, the buzzer of the earlier set alarm stops when
the latter one starts sounding.
Press the SNOOZE/LIGHT button while the alarm in sounding, when the alarm is set with either
“ALARM-BUZZER” or “ALARM-TIMER PLAY”.
The alarm sound is temporarily stopped, and started again 5 minutes later. You can repeat this up to 10
times.
uTo stop the alarm (BUZZER/ TIMER PLAY)
•Switch the ALARM switch to “OFF”.
Deleting the alarm settings
1 Press the SET button to select the ALARM you want to delete.
starts flashing.
2 Press and hold the SET button. → “ON” or “OFF” and
3 Use the DOWN/UP button to select “OFF” and press the SET button.
•The alarm setting is deleted.
To turn off the System after a certain period of time (Sleep Timer)
1 Press the SLEEP button repeatedly to specify the time (in minutes) as follows:
10 20 30 40 50 60
OFF (Canceled)
Selecting iPod or FM radio for the alarm sound (ALARM-TIMER PLAY)
2 Wait until the set time goes off.
1 Set the alarm time.
(See steps 1 to 4 of “To set the alarm (ALARM-BUZZER)”)
•To check the time remaining before the shut-off time, press SLEEP button once.
If you press the button repeatedly, you can change the shut-off time.
•After the system is turned off with the Sleep Timer, you cannot operate any button other than the
SNOOZE/LIGHT button. To operate the system as usual, press
to turn off the power and then turn
on the power again.
Hour → Min. → TIMER PLAY time (10 to 30) → time display
•You can set the duration of time between timer-on and timer-off from 10 minutes to 30 minutes in TIMER
PLAY time.
2 If the power is off, turn the unit power on.
3 Confirm that you can hear the iPod or FM radio.
•Set to an appropriate volume.
of the set alarm starts lighting and the selected source
4 Switch the ALARM switch to “TIMER PLAY”.
is blinking on the display.
NOTES
•Sleep Timer and “ALARM-TIMER PLAY” cannot be selected at the same time. If “TIMER PLAY” is
selected, Sleep Timer will be cancelled.
•Sleep Timer and “ALARM-BUZZER” can be selected at the same time.
CAUTION:
•“AUDIO IN” cannot be selected as a source. Select another source.
•The “TIMER PLAY” does not work when the Unit power is turned off.
7. Playing back from other equipment
Connecting other equipment
Listening to external devices
Connect an external device to the AUDIO IN jack on the rear of the unit using a stereo mini plug cord (not
supplied) .
To audio output such as CD/
MD/digital audio player, etc.
1
2
3
4
Turn the unit power on.
Select “AUDIO IN” with the SOURCE button.
Start playback on the external device.
Adjust the volume.
NOTE
•Always turn the power OFF when connecting or disconnecting other equipment.
8. Troubleshooting
If you are having a problem with your System, check this list for a possible solution before calling for service.
5. Listening to FM Broadcasts
Press
FM MODE
Functions
Switch FM stereo/monaural.
When there is too noisy in an FM stereo broadcast, you can reduce the static by
switching to monaural reception. Press again to switch back to stereo reception.
If the broadcast is not FM stereo, the sound becomes monaural, even if FM stereo is
selected.
•Switch channel display / frequency display. Channel display is automatically switched to
frequency display after approx. 10 seconds and will return to time display.
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Frequency display
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Channel display
Select a channel from P01 to P20.
(The unit button can be used when channel display is selected.)
Change frequencies to tune in to FM radio station. (The unit button can be used when
frequency display is selected.)
•Press and hold to search broadcast stations automatically. The search is finished
when the signal is received. Press again while searching to quit search.
In These Cases
Power does not come on.
Listening to FM radio
4/¢
Stretch out the wire antenna located on the rear of the unit before using.
iPod cannot be charged.
1 Turn the Unit power on.
2 Select “FM” with the SOURCE button.
3 Select a frequency with the 4 / ¢ button.
Hard to listen to broadcasts because of noise.
When the volume level is manually set higher than “8”, the unit
automatically lowers the level to “8”.
NOTES
•Press and hold 4 / ¢ button to search broadcast stations automatically. The search is finished when
the signal is received. Press again while searching to quit search.
•When there is too noisy in an FM stereo broadcast, you can reduce the noise by switching to monaural
reception. Press again to switch back to stereo reception.
Presetting Stations
4/¢
No longer works.
Cannot set the iPod.
Cannot operate iPod.
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1 Select “FM” with the SOURCE button.
2 Push the TUNER PRESET - + button to select the desired channel number (P01 to P20) to be registered.
3 While the desired channel number is displayed, press and hold the 3/8 button. → The channel number
starts flashing.
Check the following points
•AC adapter is not inserted securely. Plug in securely.
•The batteries are exhausted.
Press the RESET button (see “Resetting the unit” below).
•Is the Dock adapter properly mounted on the unit? Make sure to mount the Dock adapter properly.
•Is the iPod firmly connected to the connector plug of the unit?
•Is the iPod properly functioning? Test the iPod functions in stand alone condition.
•Is the iPod firmly connected to the connector plug of the unit?
•Is the AC adapter connected? The iPod cannot be charged while the Unit is operated on batteries.
The FM antenna is not properly extended and positioned.
The unit’s battery runs low (The “---” (Low battery) appears on the display). Replace the batteries with new ones.
n Resetting the unit
If “Troubleshooting” does not eliminate malfunctioning (failure to operate or display properly, etc.),
press the RESET button on the rear of the unit with something having a sharp point, while the unit is turned on.
After pressing RESET button, unplug the AC adapter and wait a while before plugging it again.
•When using RESET button, make sure the lithium coin battery is loaded.
•While resetting the unit, the clock is also reset. Adjust the clock after resetting the unit.
uChanging batterie s for the Clock
Be sure to match the poles (+/-) correctly.
Lithium coin battery
(CR2025) (supplied)
Press the tab to open
the cover.
4 While the channel number is flashing, use the 4 / ¢ button to select the frequency (87.5 MHz to
108.0 MHz) of the station that you wish to register.
5 Press the 3/8 button → The selected frequency will be registered.
Plus terminal
Insert the battery with pushing the plus
terminal up to be sure the terminal
contacts the side of the battery.
Side of the battery
Close the cover in the
order shown by the
numbers.
Time to change the battery
As the battery is running out, the display indication dims or the alarm may beep at the time the
alarm is not set at. Replace the battery in such cases.
•To confirm registration, push the TUNER PRESET - + to select the registered channel number (P01 to
P20), and press 3/8 button to display frequency.
6 After presetting the station, you can easily select the channel with TUNER PRESET − +.
3
Plus terminal
4