Memorex MKS2461 Operating instructions

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PORTABLE CD/CD+G KARAOKE
SYSTEM WITH AM/FM RADIO AND
CASSETTE RECORDER
MODEL: MKS2461
BEFORE OPERATING THIS PRODUCT, PLEASE READ THESE
INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Dear Customer,
Please read this manual thoroughly before operating the unit to become more familiar with it and obtain the
performance that will bring you continued enjoyment for many years. Keep these instructions handy for
future reference.
PLEASE KEEP ALL PACKAGING MATERIAL FOR AT LEAST 90 DAYS IN CASE YOU
NEED TO RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO YOUR PLACE OF PURCHASE OR MEMOREX.
For future reference, record the serial number of the unit printed on the rear of the cabinet.
Serial Number _______________________________________
CAUTION
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.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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.
DANGEROUS VOLTAGE
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.
ATTENTION
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.
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.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE
OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
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
PROCEDURE HEREIN MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
SURGE PROTECTORS:
It is recommended to use a surge protector for
AC connection. Lightning and power surges
ARE NOT covered under warranty for this
product.
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Dear Customer:
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only the start of your musical
enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers.
This manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group want you to get
the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and
clear without annoying blaring or distortion-and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level” adapts to higher volumes of sound. So what
sounds “normal” can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by setting your
equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or loss in the future. After all, we want
you listening for a lifetime.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since hearing damage
from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer and the Electronic Industries
Association’s Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid prolonged exposure to excessive noise.
This list of sound levels is included for your protection.
Decibel
Level
30
40
50
60
70
80
Example
Quiet library, soft whispers
Living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, normal conversation, quiet office
Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, noisy restaurant
Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock at two feet
THE FOLLOWING NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS UNDER CONSTANT EXPOSURE:
90
100
120
140
180
Subway, motorcycle, truck traffic, lawn mower
Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill
Rock band concert in front of speakers, thunderclap
Gunshot blast, jet engine
Rocket launching pad
Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Before using the unit, be sure to read all operating instructions
carefully. Please note that these are general precautions and may not
pertain to your unit. For example, this unit may not have the capability
to be connected to an outdoor antenna.
1. READ INSTRUCTIONS
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the
product is operated.
2. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS
The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3. HEED WARNINGS
All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be
adhered to.
4. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
All operating and use instructions should be followed.
5. CLEANING
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
6. ATTACHMENTS
Do not use attachments not recommended by the product's
manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
7. WATER AND MOISTURE
Do not use this product near water- for example, near a bathtub,
washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool.
8. ACCESSORIES
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table. The product may fall, causing serious injury and serious damage to
the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the
PORTABLE CART WARNING
product. Any mounting of the product should follow the (symbol provided by RETAC)
manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting
accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
8A. An appliance and cart combination should be moved
with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the appliance and cart
combination to overturn.
9. VENTILATION
Slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product
and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked
or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the
product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product
should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat source. This
product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a
bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.
10. POWER SOURCES
This product should be operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power
supply to your home, consult your appliance dealer or local power
company. For products intended to operate from battery power, or
other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
11. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
This product is equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug
(a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
12. POWER-CORD PROTECTION
Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the appliance.
13. LIGHTNING
To protect your product from a lightning storm, or when it is left
unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent
damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.
14. POWER LINES
An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching
such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
15. OVERLOADING
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a
risk of fire or electric shock.
16. OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY
Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in
fire or electric shock. Never spill or spray any type of liquid on the product.
17. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING
If an outside antenna is connected to the product, be sure the antenna
system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage
surges and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electric
Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the leadin wire to an antenna discharge product, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna discharge product, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for grounding electrode.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
S2898A
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
18. SERVICING
Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer
all servicing to qualified service personnel.
19. REPLACEMENT PARTS
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician
uses replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or those that
have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
20. SAFETY CHECK
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the
product is in proper operating condition.
21. WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING
The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
22. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE
Unplug the product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions, as an adjustment o other controls may result
in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
f.
When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance - this
indicates a need for service.
23. HEAT
The product should be situated away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
24. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention
to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper
grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point
of cable entry as practical.
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS
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2.
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7.
8.
9.
10.
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12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
Carrying Handle
CD Compartment
Dial Scale and Pointer
Stop (■) Button
POWER Button
Indicators (PLAY/PAUSE, REPEAT,
PROGRAM, POWER)
ECHO Control
Microphone Handle
MIC1 VOLUME Control
MIC 2 VOLUME Control
Microphone jacks
AUDIO/VIDEO OUT Jacks (Rear of Unit)
VOCAL (MUSIC/NORMAL/VOCAL) Switch
REPEAT Button
Skip/Search
Button
Function (RADIO/TAPE/CD) Switch
Cassette Compartment
18. Cassette Buttons (right to left):
PAUSE ( )
STOP/EJECT (
)
FAST FORWARD (❿❿)
REWIND (➛➛)
PLAY (❿)
RECORD ( )
19. Speaker
20. CD Open/Close Area
21. TUNING Control
22. BASS Control
23. CD Display
24. TREBLE Control
25. VOLUME Control
26. Headphone Jack
27. PROG. (Program) Button
28. Skip/Search
Button
29. Band (AM/FM) Switch
30. Play/Pause (❿/ ) Button
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POWER SOURCE
AC:
Use the AC polarized line cord included with the unit for
operation on AC power. Insert into a conveniently located AC
outlet having 120V, 60Hz.
NOTE: The AC plug supplied with the unit is polarized to help
minimize the possibility of electric shock. If the AC plug does
not fit into a nonpolarized AC outlet, do not file or cut the wide
blade. It is the user’s responsibility to have an electrician
replace the obsolete outlet.
AC Outlet
AC Plug
CONNECTIONS
CONNECTING THE UNIT TO A TELEVISION
From
Video
Out
From
Audio
Out
To
Video
In
To
Audio In
MKS2461
TELEVISION
NOTES FOR CONNECTING TO A TV:
• Connecting the unit to a TV will allow you to broadcast the unit’s sound through the TV. If playing a
CD+G disc, you will also see video and lyrics on the TV.
• When connecting the unit, refer to the owner’s manual of the TV, as well as this manual.
• When connecting the unit to the TV, make sure the power is off and both units are unplugged before making
any connections.
• If your TV only has one audio input, the use of a “Y” connector may be necessary. Visit your local
electronics supply store.
• After connecting, set the Audio mode on the TV to the desired audio setting.
• If your TV does not have a video in jack, you can use an RF modulator (not included).
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CONNECTIONS (CONTINUED)
CONNECTING THE UNIT TO A TELEVISION AND A RECEIVER/HOME STEREO
From
Video
Out
From
Audio
Out
To
Video
In
TELEVISION
MKS2461
RECEIVER OR HOME STEREO
To
Audio In
NOTES FOR CONNECTING TO A TV AND A RECEIVER/HOME STEREO:
• Connecting the unit to a receiver/home stereo will allow you to broadcast the unit’s sound through the
receiver/home stereo's speakers. If playing a CD+G disc, you will also see video and lyrics when
connecting the video cables to the TV.
• When connecting the unit, refer to the owner’s manual of the TV and receiver/home stereo, as well as
this manual.
• When connecting the unit , make sure the power is off and both units are unplugged before making any
connections.
• If your TV does not have a video in jack, you can use an RF modulator (not included).
CONNECTING THE MICROPHONE(S)
This unit has two microphone jacks, use one with the supplied microphones, which will allow you to sing
along with your favorite songs. Before connecting, make sure the MIC VOLUME Controls are set to
minimum.
If only connecting one microphone, connect it to the MIC1 jack.
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RADIO OPERATION
1
2
3
3
1
Press the POWER button to turn
the unit on; the POWER indicator
will light.
4
2
2
Slide the Function switch ❶ to the
RADIO position and the BAND
switch ❷ to the AM or FM
position. Rotate the TUNING
control ❸ to select a station.
3
1
Adjust the VOLUME ❶ , TREBLE
❷ and BASS ❸ controls as
desired.
ANTENNAS
AM – This unit has a built-in ferrite rod antenna, which provides
adequate reception in most areas. If reception is weak, turn the unit to
improve reception.
FM – The FM antenna is built into the AC cord. If reception is weak,
adjust the length and the angle of the cord.
Press the POWER button to turn
the unit off; the POWER indicator
will turn off.
BASS AND TREBLE CONTROLS
Use these controls to adjust the Bass and Treble as desired.
COMPACT DISC (CD) OPERATION
TO INSERT A CD
1
2
3
1
2
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.
Press the POWER button ❶ to
turn the unit on; the POWER
indicator will light. Slide the
Function switch ❷ to the CD
position.
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The total number of tracks will be
displayed and the CD player will
stop.
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COMPACT DISC (CD) OPERATION (CONTINUED)
TO PLAY A CD
1
2
3
1
3
2
Slide the Function switch to the
CD position. Insert a CD as
described in the TO INSERT A
CD section on page 7.
To play a disc from the beginning,
press the Play/Pause (❿/ )
button. Press the Play/Pause
(❿/ ) button again to pause
playback; the PLAY/PAUSE
indicator will blink.
To start from a specific track,
locate the track using the
Skip/Search
❶ or
❷
button and press the Play/Pause
(❿/ ) button ❸.
4
5
6
2
3
1
1
1
2
Adjust the VOLUME ❶ , TREBLE
❷ and BASS ❸ controls as
desired.
To skip forward or backward
through the tracks on the disc,
press the Skip/Search
❶ or
❷ button.
7
8
2
To search forward or backward
through the disc, press and hold
the Skip/Search
❶ or
❷
button, a chattering noise will be
heard.
FAQS:
Do I need an adapter to play 3”
singles?
No, simply insert the 3” single into
the groove.
When the disc is through playing,
it will stop rotating. Press the Stop
(■) button to stop the disc before
it is finished.
Press the POWER button to turn What is the maximum time for a
the unit off; the POWER indicator CD in this unit?
The maximum time is 74 minutes.
will turn off.
NOTES:
• If a disc is inserted incorrectly, dirty, damaged or not present at all, it will not play.
• As each track is played, the track number is shown in the display.
• To prevent damage to the disc, never open the CD door while the disc is rotating. Wait for the disc to
stop before opening the CD door. Never touch the lens when the CD compartment door is open.
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COMPACT DISC (CD) OPERATION (CONTINUED)
TO REPEATEDLY PLAY BACK ONE TRACK
1
2
3
1
Slide the Function switch to the
CD position. Insert a CD as
described in the TO INSERT A
CD section on page 7.
3
2
Select a track using the
Skip/Search
❶ or
❷
button and press the Play/Pause
(❿/ ) button ❸.
2
1
Press the REPEAT button ❶
once, the REPEAT indicator will
blink and the unit will play the
selected track over and over until
the Stop (■) button ❷ is pressed.
TO REPEATEDLY PLAY BACK ALL TRACKS ON A CD
1
2
3
2
Slide the Function switch to the
CD position. Insert a CD as
described in the TO INSERT A
CD section on page 7.
Press the REPEAT button twice,
the REPEAT indicator will light.
NOTE:
To stop and cancel Repeat playback, press the Stop (■) button.
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1
Press the Play/Pause (❿/ )
button ❶ to begin playback and
the unit will play the entire disc
over and over until the Stop (■)
button ❷ is pressed.
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COMPACT DISC (CD) OPERATION (CONTINUED)
TO PROGRAM THE MEMORY (UP TO 20 TRACKS)
1
2
3
1
2
Slide the Function switch to the
CD position. Insert a CD as
described in the TO INSERT A
CD section on page 7.
Press the PROGRAM button, the
PROGRAM indicator and display
will blink.
Use the Skip/Search
❶ or
❷ button to select the first track to
be programmed.
4
5
6
1
Press the PROGRAM button
again; the selected track has now
been programmed.
2
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to program
the other desired tracks in
sequence (up to 20 tracks).
Press the Play/Pause (❿/ )
button to begin playback; the
Program indicator will light and
the tracks will play in the order
programmed.
NOTES
• Programming is the ability to preselect the order in which a series of tracks will be played.
• Each track may be stored in the program memory as many times as desired (up to 20 tracks).
• As each track is played, its track number will be displayed. You can move forward or backward through
the programmed tracks with the Skip/Search
or
button.
• The CD player will stop after all programmed tracks have been played or the Stop (■) button is
pressed.
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CASSETTE TAPE OPERATION
PLAYING CASSETTE TAPES OR KARAOKE
1
2
3
Press the POWER button ❶ to
turn the unit on; the POWER
indicator will light. Slide the
Function switch ❷ to the TAPE
position.
Press the STOP/EJECT (
)
button to open the Cassette Door
and insert a cassette with the
open end facing down.
Press the PLAY (❿) button to
begin playback.
4
5
6
2
1
2
3
2
1
3
1
Adjust the VOLUME ❶ , TREBLE
❷ and BASS ❸ controls as
desired.
To advance or rewind the tape
rapidly, press either the F.FWD
(❿❿) ❶ or REWIND (➛➛) ❷
button. When you reach the
desired point, press the PLAY
(❿) button ❸ to resume normal
playback.
To pause playback momentarily,
press the PAUSE ( ) button. The
tape movement stops but the tape
motor is still running. Press the
PAUSE ( ) button again to
release pause and resume
normal playback.
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8
KARAOKE:
If you would like to sing along with
a tape, simply play the tape,
insert a microphone and sing
along!
If you insert a Karaoke tape, you
can set the VOCAL switch to one
of the following positions:
MUSIC: Plays instruments, but
not vocals.
NORMAL: Plays instruments and
vocals.
VOCAL AUTO: Plays instruments
with vocals, but the vocals will
stop when you start singing into
the microphone.
1
To stop playback before the tape
ends, press the STOP/EJECT
(
) button. The PLAY (❿)
button is released and the tape
motor shuts off.
2
When the tape reaches the end,
the auto-stop mechanism
activates, the PLAY (❿) button ❶
is released and the tape motor
shuts off. Press the STOP/EJECT
(
) button ❷ to open the
Cassette Door and remove the
tape.
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KARAOKE OPERATION
KARAOKE RECORDING FROM A CD OR CD+G (COMPACT DISC + GRAPHICS) DISC
You can record onto a cassette tape from a CD+G karaoke or standard CD. CD+G discs combine the
recorded music with an additional video track that displays the song lyrics on a television screen. As the song
plays, the words to be sung are highlighted in a different color.
1
2
3
2
1
Press the STOP/EJECT (
)
button to open the Cassette Door
and insert a cassette with the
open end facing down.
Slide the Function switch to the CD
position and insert a CD or CD+G
disc. Insert the microphone into the
appropriate jack.
Press the PAUSE ( ) button ❶,
then press the RECORD ( )
button ❷ (the PLAY button will be
automatically depressed).
4
5
6
2
1
2
1
1
Slide the VOCAL switch to select one
of the following positions:
MUSIC: Plays instruments, but not
vocals.
NORMAL: Plays instruments and
vocals.
VOCAL AUTO: Plays instruments
with vocals, but the vocals will stop
when you start singing into the
microphone.
Press the PAUSE button ❶ to
release pause and then press the
CD Play/Pause (❿/ ) button ❷ to
start CD/CD+G playback.
If connected to a TV and using a
CD+G disc, the image and lyrics
will appear on the TV.
Adjust the MIC1/MIC2 VOLUME
controls ❶ as desired. Increasing
this control will increase the
volume of the respective
microphone. Adjust the ECHO
control ❷ to add an echo effect to
your voice. The ECHO control ❷ is
variable so add as much or as little
reverb as desired.
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8
Sing
or
talk
into
the
microphone(s) and both the
CD/CD+G and the microphone(s)
will be recorded onto the
cassette.
When you are finished recording,
press the STOP/EJECT (
)
button to stop the tape.
NOTES:
• Refer
to
SAFEGUARD
AGAINST
ACCIDENTAL
ERASURE section (page 14) if
the RECORD button cannot
be pressed.
• Keep the microphone away
from the unit to avoid
feedback.
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KARAOKE OPERATION (CONTINUED)
RECORDING FROM THE RADIO
You can record onto a cassette tape from the built-in radio.
1
2
3
Press the STOP/EJECT (
)
button to open the Cassette Door
and insert a cassette with the
open end facing down.
Slide the Function switch to the
RADIO position and tune a station.
Insert the microphone into the
appropriate jack.
Press the RECORD ( ) button
(the PLAY button will be
automatically depressed) to start
recording.
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When you are finished recording,
press the STOP/EJECT (
)
button to stop the tape.
NOTES:
• Refer to SAFEGUARD AGAINST ACCIDENTAL ERASURE section (page 14) if the RECORD button
cannot be pressed.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
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
NOTE: When a tab is broken out, the record
button cannot be depressed.
Cover with tape
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 cassette, it should be removed before inserting the cassette. Place a pencil in one
of the hubs and rotate it clockwise until all slack is taken up.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE (CONTINUED)
Caring for Compact Discs
• 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 adhesive 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.
B ENZEN E
C LE A N E R
COMPACT
• This unit is designed to play only compact discs bearing the identification logo as shown here.
Other discs may not conform to the CD standard and may not play properly.
DIGITAL AUDIO
• 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 disc.
• Do not stick or write anything on either side of the 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.
Cotton Swab
Erase
Head
Capstan
R/P
Head
Pinch Roller
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: AC cord is not fully extended
or uncoiled.
Extend AC cord.
AM: Unit is not positioned
correctly.
Rotate unit until best reception is
obtained.
Band switch not on AM or FM.
Slide to select AM or FM .
Volume at minimum.
Increase volume.
Function switch not set to TAPE.
Slide to the TAPE position.
Volume at minimum.
Increase volume.
Sound distorted.
Dirty head.
Clean the head.
Speed varies.
Tape old.
Replace the tape.
Cassette tape worn out.
Replace the tape.
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 switch not set to CD.
Slide to the CD position.
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.
Power cord disconnected.
Connect power cord.
Radio
Noise or sound distorted
on radio broadcasts.
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 sound.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE (CONTINUED)
Symptom
Karaoke
Some vocals are still
present when VOCAL
switch is set to OFF.
Feedback is heard
when singing.
Words do not appear
on TV screen.
Possible Cause
Solution
Using non-CD+G CD.
Backup vocals are supposed
to be included.
Microphone is too close to unit
or MIC Volume is too high.
Using non-CD+G CD.
Connections not done properly.
Using the radio.
Use CD+G CD.
This is normal, only the main vocal(s)
are to be reduced.
Move microphone away from
unit or decrease MIC Volume.
Use CD+G CD.
Connect to TV properly.
When signing to the radio, the lyrics
do not appear on the screen.
FOR ADDITIONAL SET-UP OR OPERATING ASSISTANCE, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
WWW.MEMCORPINC.COM
OR CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-919-3647
PLEASE KEEP ALL PACKAGING MATERIAL FOR AT LEAST 90 DAYS IN CASE YOU NEED
TO RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO YOUR PLACE OF PURCHASE OR MEMOREX.
FOR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES, CONTACT FOX INT’L AT 1-800-321-6993.
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SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL:
Power Source ..............................................................................................120V, 60Hz AC
Speaker ...................................................................................................................8 Ohms
Output Power.............................................................................................7W @ 10% THD
RADIO SECTION:
FM Frequency Range.....................................................................................88 - 108 MHz
AM Frequency Range ..................................................................................530 - 1710KHz
CD SECTION:
Disc Diameter ...............................................................................................4.72” (120mm)
3.15” (80mm) Single CD
Optical Source....................................................................................Semiconductor Laser
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Memcorp, Inc.
Weston, FL
Printed in Hong Kong
Visit our website at www.memcorpinc.com