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IMPORTADOR
Comercializadora Thomson de México, S.A. de C.V.
Álvaro Obregón No. 151. Piso 13.
Col. Roma. Delegación Cuauhtémoc
C.P. 06700. México, D.F.
Telefono: 52-55-11-020360
RFC: CTM-980723-KS5
EXPORTER
Thomson Inc.
P.O. Box 1976
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1976
© 2004 Thomson Inc.
Trademark(s) ® Registered
Marca(s) ® Registrada(s)
Marque(s) ® Deposée(s)
55864710 (EN/F/E)
www.rca.com
www.rca.com/LatinAmerica
Printed In China / Impreso en China
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user
manual
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JAZZ
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POP
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ON/STANDB
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BAND/
PROG
AUTO
SLEEP
CLOCK
DEMO
PROG/SET
CD INFO
TIMER
DISC 5
DISC 4
DISC 3
DISC 2
DISC 1
5 DISC CH
CD-R /
RW COMPATIB
ANGER
LE
RS2642
It is important to read this instruction book prior to using your new product for the first time.
Es importante leer este manual antes de usar por vez primera su euipo.
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FCC Information
EN
FCC Information
For Your Safety
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.
In accordance with FCC requirements, changes or
modifications not expressly approved by Thomson
Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate this
product.
This device generates and uses radio frequency
(RF) energy, and if not installed and used
properly, this equipment may cause interference
to radio and television reception.
If this equipment does cause interference to radio
or television reception (which you can determine
by unplugging the unit), try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Re-orient the receiving antenna (that is, the
antenna for the radio or television that is "
receiving" the interference).
• Move the unit away from the equipment that
is receiving interference.
• Plug the unit into a different wall outlet so
that the unit and the equipment receiving
interference are on different branch circuits.
If these measures do not eliminate the
interference, please consult your dealer or an
experienced radio/television technician for
additional suggestions. Also, the Federal
Communications Commission has prepared a
helpful booklet, "How To Identify and Resolve
Radio TV Interference Problems." This booklet is
available from the U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, DC 20402. Please specify stock
number 004-000-00345-4 when ordering copies.
This product complies with DHHS Rules 21 CFR
Subchapter J. Applicable at the date of
manufacture.
The AC power plug is
polarized (one blade is wider
than the other) and only fits
into AC power outlets one
way. If the plug won’t go into
the outlet completely, turn the
plug over and try to insert it the other way. If it
still won’t fit, contact a qualified electrician to
change the outlet, or use a different one. Do not
attempt to bypass this safety feature.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,
MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
FULLY INSERT.
Have a Blast- Just Not in Your
Eardrums
Make sure you turn down the
volume on the unit before you
put on headphones. Increase
the volume to the desired level
only after headphones are in
place.
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FCC Information
Technical specification
For Your Records
Product: 5CD Audio System
Brand: RCA
Model: RS2642
In the event that service should be required, you
may need both the model number and the serial
number. In the space below, record the date and
place of purchase, and the serial number:
Model No.
Remote Control No.
Date of Purchase
Place of Purchase
Serial No.
Electrical Consumption:
Power Supply: 120V~60Hz
Power consumption: 200 Watts
IMPORTER
Comercializadora Thomson de México, S.A. de C.V.
Álvaro Obregón No. 151. Piso 13.
Col. Roma. Delegación Cuauhtémoc
C.P. 06700. México, D.F.
Telefono: 52-55-11-020360
RFC: CTM-980723-KS5
EN
Service Information
This product should be serviced only by those
specially trained in appropriate servicing
techniques. For instructions on how to obtain
service, refer to the warranty included in this
Guide.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
THE LIGHTNING
FLASH AND ARROWHEAD WITHIN THE
TRIANGLE IS A
WA R N I N G S I G N
ALERTING YOU OF
"DANGEROUS
VOLTAGE" INSIDE
THE PRODUCT.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK). NO USERS E RV I C E A B L E PA R T S I N S I D E . R E F E R S E RV I C I N G
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
THE EXCLAMATION
POINT WITHIN THE
TRIANGLE IS A
WARNING
SIGN
ALERTING YOU OF
I M P O R TA N T
INSTRUCTIONS
A C C O M PA N Y I N G
T H E P R O D U C T.
SEE MARKING ON BOTTOM / BACK OF PRODUCT
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRICAL
SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
The descriptions and characteristics given in this document are given as a general indication and not as a guarantee.
In order to provide the highest quality product possible, we reserve the right to make any improvement or
modification without prior notice. The English version serves as the final reference on all products and operational
details should any discrepancies arise in other languages.
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Table of Content
Safety Information
EN
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Unpacking the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Using the FM and Am Antennas . . . . . . . . .2
Connecting the Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
General Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Installing Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Showing Demonstration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Setting the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Activating the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Sleep Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Sound Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
X-Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Muting Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Preset Equalizer Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Creating Custom Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Important CD and mp3 Information . . . . . . . .8
Notes on CD-R/RW Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Notes on mp3 Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Loading Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Play and Pause Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Notes on Simple mp3 Playback . . . . . . . . . .9
Play and Load Simultaneously . . . . . . . . . . .9
Stop Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
1
Selecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Selecting Folders (mp3 CDs Only) . . . . . . . . . .10
Searching Through a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
CD Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Sampling Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Repeat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Random Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Setting Up a CD Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Playing a Program List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Displaying the Program List . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Edit Program List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Deleting Program List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Selecting Tuner Band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Tuning to a Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Using Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Auto Preset Programming (FM only) . . . . . . .12
Manually Setting Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Suppressing Stereo Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . .13
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Handling CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Cleaning CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
CD Lens Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Important Information . . . . . . . . .16
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Headset Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Important Battery Information . . . . . . . . . . .16
Don’t Infringe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Technical Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Limited Warranty (U.S.) . . . . . . . . .17
Limited Warranty (Canada) . . . . . .19
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Getting Started
Connecting the Speakers
Unpacking the system
You should have the following:
• one main unit (with 2 main speakers);
• one remote control;
• one AM loop antenna;
• one user’s guide;
• one safety leaflet;
• Owner registration Card.
EN
Each speaker has a black (negative) and a red
(positive) jack. When connecting the speakers,
match the red wires to the red jacks and the
black wires to the black jacks.
Speaker Wire Connection
Back View
L
+
MAIN SPEAKERS 6Ω
R
+
Push Speaker terminal tab
down to insert wire.
L
AUX IN
R
4
3
1
AM LOOP
2
Release tab to lock wire in
the terminal.
NOTE: Make sure the insulation is completely removed from the
ends of the speaker wires at all connection points.
FM ANTENNA
Installation
To ensure sufficient ventilation, keep the spacings
shown below free from other surfaces:
Front View
ON/STANDBY
4 inches
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TU
SOURCE
AU
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TUNE/PRESET
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mp3
Using the FM and AM Antennas
Before you use your audio system, you’ll want to
make sure both the FM and AM antennas are
positioned properly. Uncoil the FM antenna at
the back of the unit, making sure it is fully
extended (you may even want to tape it to the
wall behind the unit if possible. The higher the
better.) You’ll also need to connect the AM
antenna loop to the back of the unit if you listen
to AM stations. Rotate the AM loop antenna for
better reception.
PRESET
+
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JAZZ
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SS
CLA
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AM Loop antenna Jacks.
FM Pigtail Antenna.
Main Speaker Jacks.
Aux In.
K
PO
P
D
1.
2.
3.
4.
ROC
4 inches
ST
O
M
-
VOLUME
C
CLOCK
N UM
TIMER
B
SLEEP
BAND/
AUTO PROG
PROG/SET
4 inches
DEMO
CD INFO
DISC 1
CD-R / RW COMPATIBLE
Side View
DISC 2
DISC 3
DISC 4
DISC 5
5 DISC CHANGER
4 inches
2
inches
2
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General Controls
Main Unit
EN
ON/STANDBY
N ER
TU
SOURCE
AU
X
TUNE/PRESET
D
C
mp3
RO
ST
O
M
-
C
K
+
VOLUME
CU
JAZZ
IC
SS
CLA
I
E
D
R
PO
P
S
PRESET
C
CLOCK
N UM
B
TIMER
SLEEP
BAND/
AUTO PROG
PROG/SET
DEMO
CD INFO
DISC 1
CD-R / RW COMPATIBLE
DISC 2
DISC 3
DISC 4
DISC 5
5 DISC CHANGER
Front View
ON/STANDBY - Turns power on or off (STANDBY
mode).
Tips:
In STANDBY mode, press ON/STANDBY to
turn the system on in the previously used
mode. Press CD, TUNER, or AUX (Remote
only) to select the corresponding mode. Look
at the display icons to identify the current
mode.
SOURCE - Selects among CD player, tuner and
AUX.
CLOCK - Enters clock setting mode; shows clock
time.
TIMER - Enters timer setting mode; Turns on/ off
timer.
SLEEP - Press to select the time interval in
minutes before the unit turns off.
PROG/SET - Enters program mode for CD and
Tuner.
In Clock and Timer setting mode - Applies new
settings for Clock and Timer modes.
BAND/AUTO PROG/CD INFO - In CD mode selects among displaying disc details.
In simple mp3 mode - Displays the total number
of folders on the current disc in stop mode; shows
the current track number, current folder name
and the total time of the current track during
playback.
In Tuner mode - Changes among tuner bands.
Enters auto preset program in FM mode.
DEMO - Turns the feature demonstration on or
off.
DISC1 / DISC2 / DISC3 /DISC4 / DISC5 - Direct
access to the corresponding disc tray for
playback.
OPEN/CLOSE
- Opens and closes disc
compartment.
PLAY / PAUSE - In CD mode - Plays and
pauses CD.
TUNE/PRESET
— In CD mode - Stops CD
playback.
In simple mp3 mode - Returns to the first track on
the current disc.
In Tuner mode - Sets tune or preset mode.
PRESET + / SKIP FORWARD
- In CD mode Goes to the next CD track; selects the next
program location.
In Tuner mode - Tunes up radio frequency; selects
the next preset station.
In Clock or Timer mode - Increases hour and
minute digit.
PRESET - / SKIP BACKWARD
- In CD
mode - Goes to the previous CD track; selects the
previous program location.
In Tuner mode - Tunes down radio frequency;
selects the previous preset station.
In Clock or Timer mode - Decreases hour and
minute digit.
VOLUME - Adjusts volume.
Top View
PHONES — Jack for connecting headphones.
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General Controls
Remote Control
ON
EN
STANDBY
REPEAT
TIMER
CD
SLEEP
CD INFO
VOL
TUNER
EQ
INTRO
AUX
X-BASS
FM ST•
OPEN/CLOSE
PRESET
FOLDER
DISC SKIP
ON/STANDBY - Turns power on or off (STANDBY
mode).
CD - Selects CD player.
TUNER - Selects radio tuner.
AUX - Selects external input.
TIMER - Enters timer setting mode; Turns on/ off
timer.
SLEEP - Press to select the time interval in
minutes before the unit turns off.
EQ - Selects equalizer presets.
X-BASS - Turns on or off Bass Boost.
REPEAT - Repeats a track, CD or all CDs in CD
mode.
- Turns on/off random listening in CD mode.
INTRO - Turns intro mode on or off to play the
first 10 seconds of each track in CD mode.
FM ST • - Selects between stereo and mono
sound in FM tuner mode.
MUTE - Mutes audio output.
CD INFO - In CD mode - selects among displaying
disc details.
PRESET FOLDER
/
- In Simple mp3 modeGoes to the next and previous folder.
In Tuner mode - Selects next/ previous preset
station.
In Clock or Timer mode - Increases / decreases
the hour or minute digit.
VOL
or
- Decreases or Increases volume
level.
STOP
- In CD mode - Stops CD playback; In
Simple mp3 mode - Returns to the first track on
the current disc. In program mode - Clears
program.
PLAY/PAUSE
- In CD mode - Plays and
pauses CD.
SKIP BACKWARD
- In CD mode - Goes to
the previous CD track and setting options;
searches backward through CD; In Tuner mode Tunes down radio frequency.
SKIP FORWARD
- In CD mode - Goes to the
next CD track and setting options; searches
forward through CD; In Tuner mode - Tunes up
radio frequency.
OPEN/CLOSE - Opens and closes disc
compartment.
DISC SKIP - Skips to the next disc in CD mode.
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General Controls
Installing Batteries
EN
The remote control must be inserted with 2
"AAA" or "UM-4" or "R03" batteries prior to use.
Follow the steps below to ensure correct
installation.
1. Remove the battery compartment door
(located at the back of the remote control) by
sliding the compartment door in the direction
of the arrow and then lifting the door out and
off the cabinet.
2. Before inserting the batteries, observe the
polarities (that is, + and -) of the battery, then
relate the polarities to the engraved diagram
inside the battery compartment. Now insert
the batteries.
3. After installation of the batteries, replace the
battery compartment door in place by sliding it
in the opposite direction of the arrow (the
reverse of step 1).
Display
N ER
TU
AU
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D
C
RO
C
ST
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mp3
K
CU
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JAZZ
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PO
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N UM
B
CD / TUNER / AUX - indicates which mode the
unit is currently at.
- Timer is activated.
SLEEP - Sleep is activated.
- Random playback is activated in CD mode.
mp3 - mp3 indicator.
- Currently in playback mode.
5
INTRO - In CD mode, intro is activated so the first
10 seconds of each track will be played.
REPEAT 1 / REPEAT 1 DISC / REPEAT ALL DISC /
ALL DISC - In CD mode, indicates the repeat
option that is activated.
REPEAT 1 - Repeat track.
REPEAT 1 DISC - Repeat current disc.
REPEAT ALL DISC - Repeat all disc.
ALL DISC - Play all discs once.
FM / AM - Radio band in tuner mode.
MHz / kHz - Radio frequency unit in tuner mode.
ST - In FM tuner mode, indicates stereo sound is
selected.
PROG - In program mode.
BASS BOOST - X bass is activated.
ROCK / POP / JAZZ / CLASSIC / CUSTOM - The
preset equalizer currently selected.
VOL - Volume level indicator.
DISC NUMBER 1,2,3,4,5 - The corresponding disc
icon lights to show which disc compartment is
loaded. The current playing disc will flash.
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Settings
Showing Demonstration
Press DEMO to turn on/off demonstration mode.
The demonstration scrolls through all display
operations.
Setting the Clock
1. Press and hold CLOCK until the hour flashes
on the display.
2. Press PRESET or PRESET +
to set
the hour and then press CLOCK to shift to
minute digits.
3. Press PRESET or PRESET +
to set
the minute.
4. Press PROG/SET to save settings and STOP
to quit setting.
Note:
When system is ON, you can press CLOCK
to display the current time for about 2
seconds.
3. Press PRESET or PRESET +
on the
main unit or PRESET FOLDER
or
on
the remote control to set the minute.
4. Press TIMER to change to OF (timer off time)
with clock time flashing. Repeat steps 2 & 3 for
timer off time setting.
5. Press TIMER to select source. Press PRESET or PRESET +
on the main unit or
PRESET FOLDER
or
on the remote
control to select between CD / TUNER .
6. Press TIMER to set volume. Adjust VOLUME
control to select desired volume level.
7. Press PROG/SET to save settings.
Press STOP
to quit setting.
EN
The timer is automatically activated once timer
setting is saved.
Activating the Timer
Press and release TIMER to turn on/off the alarm.
The timer icon
is displayed when timer is
activated.
Setting the Timer
1. Press and hold TIMER until the ON and clock
hour flashes on the display ( ON - timer on
time ).
2. For setting time, press PRESET or
PRESET +
on the main unit or PRESET
FOLDER
or
on the remote control to
set the hour and then press TIMER to shift to
minute digits.
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Settings
Sleep Mode
EN
You can select the time interval in minutes before
the unit turns off automatically.
Press SLEEP to select among OFF, 120, 90, 60, 45,
30, 15 and 5 minutes. (Remote Only)
The “SLEEP” icon lights on the display when sleep
mode is activated.
Adjust Sleep Time
Press SLEEP again when the remaining sleep time
is displayed to change sleep time.
Note:
Sleep is automatically de-activated when
the unit is turned off.
View Remaining Sleep Time
When sleep is activated, press SLEEP once to
view remaining sleep time.
Sound Features
Volume Control
Turn VOLUME on the main unit or press VOL
or
on the remote control to adjust volume
level. The bars on the volume display increases
and decreases to show the change in volume
level.
X-Bass
Press X-BASS on the remote control to turn
on/off boosting the bass frequency. The BASS
BOOST icon lights on the display when it is
activated.
Muting Audio
Press
MUTE on the remote to cut the sound.
(Remote Only)
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Using Preset Equalizer Curves
Press EQ on the remote control to toggle among
FLAT, ROCK, POP, JAZZ, CLASS and CUSTOM. A
black bar appears above the EQ indicator to show
the current EQ setting.
Creating a Custom Curve
1. Press EQ to select CUSTOM mode.
2. While CUSTOM is displayed, press PRESET or PRESET +
on the main unit or SKIP
BACKWARD
or SKIP FORWARD
on
the remote control to cycle among displayed
bass- and treble - range levels.
3. While BAS or TRE is displayed, adjust VOLUME
to set the associated gain between -10 - +10.
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CD Player
Important CD and mp3
Information
CD-R / RW
This unit is compatible with
CD-RW/ CD-R discs for
playback.
Notes on CD-R/RW Disc:
• Do not affix any type of labels to either
side (recordable or labeled side) of a
CD-R/RW disc as this may result in the
unit malfunctioning.
• To avoid damages to the CD-R/RW disc, do
not open the disc compartment door while
the disc is being read.
• Do not load an unrecorded CD-R/RW disc
into the unit. This may take a longer time
to read the disc.
• Playback capability for CD-RW discs
may vary due to variations in the
quality of the CD-RW disc and the
recorder used to create the disc.
EN
Notes on mp3 Disc:
• Use .mp3 as the extension when converting
audio files into mp3 for saving onto
CD-R(W) or CD-ROM, e.g. Abc08.mp3.
Do not use any other extension e.g. .doc,
.pdf.
• Do not use the .mp3 extension for other
text or non-audio data files as this may
result in serious malfunction and harmful
noise interference.
• For better quality in mp3 disc playback,
the CD quality should be recorded 128kbps
or above.
• Disc data size > 650MB is not
recommended.
• Total files and folders in the disc should
not exceed 250, it also depends on the
length of the file/folder names.
• For mixed mode discs, only one mode will
be selected for playback depending on the
recording format.
• To ensure good performance, wait until
the disc changer completely reads the disc
before proceeding.
• mp3 files in CD ROM EXTRA format disc
cannot be recognized.
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CD Player
Loading Discs
EN
1. Press SOURCE repeatedly on the main unit or
CD on the remote control to select CD mode.
2. Press OPEN/CLOSE
to open the disc
compartment.
3. Insert up to 5 discs with label face up.
4. Press OPEN/CLOSE
again to close the
disc compartment.
The occupied disc tray icons light and the current
disc number shows on the display.
If the disc is a mp3 CD, the mp3 icon lights on the
display.
• Press PLAY/PAUSE
in stop mode to begin
playback.
• Press PLAY/PAUSE
during playback to to
pause disc.Press again to resume.
Play and load simultaneously by:
1. Press OPEN/CLOSE
to open the disc tray
while a CD is playing.
2. Load/change discs for available trays.
3. Press OPEN/CLOSE
again to close the
tray.
Attention:
Note:
Be sure to remove all discs from the disc
compartment before moving or transporting
the unit!
Do not push to force closing of the tray
during CD playback or tray opening.
Stop Playback
Play and Pause Discs
Notes on Simple mp3
Playback:
• This unit is compatible with simple mp3
discs. Text information can not be show
(e.g. ID3 tags, song name, album, artists,
etc.).
• It is strongly recommended that you use
a single folder structure for simple mp3
discs. If there are more than only layer
of folders, the tracks may be rearranged.
(Refer to pg. 17 for simple mp3 playback
sequence)
• The first 100 folders from the first 8
folder levels can be read on this unit.
• The unit reads the first 412 files from
each discs and the first 255 files in each
folder.
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During playback, press STOP
to stop playback.
Tips:
In stop mode for mp3 CDs, press STOP
to return to the first track of the current
disc. The total number of tracks on the
current disc is displayed (TT).
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CD Player
Selecting a Disc
Sampling Tracks
• Press DISC 1, DISC 2, DISC 3, DISC 4, or
DISC 5 on the main unit to directly access the
corresponding disc.
• Press DISC SKIP on the remote control to skip
discs.
Press INTRO on the remote control to play the
first 10 seconds of each track on the current disc,
all discs in the tray, or turn intro mode off.
INTRO is displayed when sampling is activated.
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Repeat
Selecting Folders (mp3 CDs Only)
In stop mode, press CD INFO to select folder
mode.
• Press PRESET FOLDER
to go to the
previous folder.
• Press PRESET FOLDER
to go to the
next folder.
Searching Through a CD
• Press SKIP BACKWARD
/ SKIP
FORWARD
on the main unit or
or
on the remote control to skip to the
previous or next track.
• Press and hold SKIP BACKWARD
/ SKIP
FORWARD
on the main unit or
or
on the remote control to search through
a CD while it is playing.
CD Information
Press BAND / AUTO PROG / CD INFO on the
main unit or CD INFO on the remote control
repeatedly to view the following CD information:
• elapsed track time,
• the current track number (TRK),
• the current folder number (FLD) (simple mp3
CDs only),
• the total time of the current track (T)and
• the track remain time.
In stop mode for simple mp3 discs, press BAND /
AUTO PROG / CD INFO on the main unit or CD
INFO on the remote control to view Total Folders
(TF) and Total Track (TT) on the current disc.
Press REPEAT on the remote control to repeat
the current track (REPEAT 1), current disc (REPEAT
1 DISC) , all discs (REPEAT ALL DISC), or turn
repeat mode off (ALL DISC).
Random Playback
Press
on the remote control to turn on/off
random playback. The random icon
is
displayed when it is activated.
All the tracks on one disc will be shuffled and
played once before shuffling and playing tracks
from the next disc.
Note:
The first 99 tracks of each disc will be
shuffled and played once before any of
them is repeated.
Tips:
Random playback can be activated
simultaneously with repeat 1 disc (randomly
play tracks from one disc repeatedly) or
repeat all discs (randomly play tracks from
all discs repeatedly.).
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CD Player
EN
Setting Up a CD Program
Tips:
You can create a program of up to 32 tracks.
1. While the CD player is stopped, press
PROG/SET to enter program mode. The
system displays the next available program
number (-- -- P:01).
2. Press the corresponding disc number on the
main unit or DISC SKIP on the remote control
to select disc. Refer to the Disc Number display
to see the disc that is selected.
3. Press SKIP BACKWARD
/ SKIP
FORWARD
on the main unit or
or
on the remote control to select track to enter
into memory.
4. Press PROG/SET to save your settings.
5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to store more tracks into
program memory.
Note:
Only the first 99 tracks from each disc can
be programmed.
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Playing a Program List
While in PROGRAM mode , press PLAY/PAUSE .
If you are not currently in program mode, press
PROG/SET to enter program mode before
pressing PLAY/PAUSE
.
Display Program List
1. While the CD player is stopped, press
PROG/SET to enter PROGRAM mode.
2. Press PROG/SET repeatedly to view each track
assignment in the program list.
Edit Program List
1. Follow “Display Program List” steps until the
location to be edited is displayed.
2. Repeat steps 2 to 4 under “Setting Up a CD
Program “ to edit the track to store into
memory.
Deleting Program List
While in PROGRAM mode, press and hold STOP
for 3 seconds. They system displays the message
CLEAR.
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Radio
Selecting Tuner Band
1. Press SOURCE on the main unit or TUNER on
the remote control to enter Tuner mode.
2. Press BAND / AUTO PROG / CD INFO to select
between FM or AM Radio band.
Tips:
Your audio system has 32 preset stations.
Auto Preset Programming
(FM only)
EN
Press and hold the BAND / AUTO PROG / CD
INFO button for 2 seconds to scan stations in FM
band. The stations will then be stored as preset
channels. A maximum of 32 stations can be
stored. Beware of your preset channels being
erased accidentally because the scanning and
storing process is automatic upon pressing the
button. You can stop the automatic scan by
pressing any button, but the erased stations
cannot be recovered.
Manually Setting Presets
Tuning to a Station
Press SKIP BACKWARD
to select frequencies.
or SKIP FORWARD
Using Presets
The tuner can be in either TUNE or PRESET mode.
When in PRESET mode, the PROG light is on.
• Press TUNE/PRESET to toggle TUNE and
PRESET mode.
• Press PRESET or PRESET +
on the
main system or PRESET FOLDER
or
on
the remote control to access the previous or
next preset station. The display first shows the
preset program number and after a few
seconds, the frequency will be displayed.
(FMPR:01 is FM preset 1)
1. Press the TUNE/PRESET button to enter TUNE
mode.
2. Press SKIP BACKWARD
or SKIP
FORWARD
to access the desired
frequency.
3. Press the PROG/SET button once.
4. The most recently accessed program location
will be displayed.
5. If a different program location is preferred,
press PRESET - v or +
to move to the
desired preset number (1-32).
6. Press PROG/SET to store the selected
frequency at that preset.
Suppressing Stereo Signal
Press FM ST. to toggle between FM mono and
stereo mode. (Remote Only) “ST” is displayed in
stereo mode.
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Troubleshooting Tips
EN
Problem Solution
Problem
Solution
System will • Check power cord for a secure
not turn
connection.
on
• Unplug the unit for a moment,
and then plug into power
source again.
• Check the outlet by plugging in
another device.
CD sound
skips
• Clean the disc.
• Check disc for warping,
scratches, or other damage.
• Check if something is causing
the system to vibrate. If so,
move the system.
• Make sure the speakers are at
least 3 feet away or on a
different surface from the
main unit.
CD button
will not
respond, or
does not
change
discs when
you press
DISC SKIP
• Switch to another function
(Tuner) and then back
to CD.
Remote
control
does not
work
• Check that the batteries are
properly installed.
• Replace weak batteries.
• Check the system is plugged
into power source.
• Point the remote directly at
the system’s front panel.
• Move closer to the system.
• Remove any obstacles
between the remote and the
system.
No sound
Poor radio
reception
CD does
not play
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• Increase the volume setting.
• Check connection to speakers.
• Check that you have selected
the appropriate function: CD,
Tuner.
• Make sure mute is off.
• Make sure headphones are not
plugged in.
• Check antenna connection.
• Move antenna.
• Turn off nearby electrical
appliances, such as hair dryer,
vacuum cleaner, microwave,
fluorescent lights.
• Check that CD is in the tray.
• Check that CD label is facing up.
• Check that PAUSE mode is not
on.
• Check that CD function is
selected.
• Use CD lens cleaner.
• Clean the disc.
• Try another CD.
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Troubleshooting Tips
EN
Problem Solution
mp3
playback
sequence
is out of
order
• Check that the mp3 disc is created with a single folder structure. Refer to the
diagram below for playback sequence details on multi-level folder structure.
• For example, folders and songs from level 2 are played before moving on to play
folders and songs from level 3.
LEVEL 1
A
LEVEL 2
LEVEL 3
LEVEL 4
D
8 Song 1.1.1
9 Song 1.1.2
Folder 1.1
Folder 1
10
E
Song 1.1.3
G
Folder 1.2
Folder 1.2.1
13
14
15
B
Song 1.2.1.1
Song 1.2.1.2
Song 1.2.1.3
F
Folder 2
Folder 2.1
11
12
Song 2.1.1
Song 2.1.2
3 Song 2.2
4 Song 2.3
5 Song 2.4
C
Folder 3
6 Song 3.1
7 Song 3.2
1 Song 4
2 Song 5
Note:
• Folder playback sequence is indicated by the letters A to G.
• Song playback sequence is indicated by the numbers (1 to 15) in front of the song name.
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Maintenance
Disconnect the audio system from the power
source before performing any maintenance.
EN
CAUTION! This system operates with a laser. It
must be opened by only a qualified technician.
• Dirty CDs can cause poor sound quality. Always
keep CDs clean by wiping them gently with a
soft cloth from the inner edge toward the
outer perimeter.
• If a CD becomes dirty, wet a soft cloth in water,
wring it out well, wipe the dirt away gently,
and then remove any water drops with a dry
cloth.
• Do not use record cleaning sprays or antistatic
agents on CDs. Also, never clean CDs with
benzene, thinner, or other volatile solvents
which may cause damage to disc surface
Handling CDs
CD Lens Care
• Do not touch the signal surfaces. Hold CDs by
the edges, or by one edge and the hole.
• Do not affix labels or adhesive tapes to the
label surfaces.
• Do not scratch or damage the label.
CDs rotate at high speeds inside the player.
• Do not use damaged (cracked or warped) CDs
When your CD lens gets dirty it can also cause the
system to output poor sound quality. To clean the
lens you will need to purchase a CD lens cleaner
which can maintain the output sound quality of
your system. For instructions on cleaning the CD
lens, refer to the ones accompanying the lens
cleaner.
Cleaning
Clean the exterior of the system using a soft dust
cloth.
CD Player
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Cleaning CDs
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Important Information
Safety Precautions
• Never open the cabinet under any
circumstances. Any repairs or internal
adjustments should be made only by a trained
technician.
• Never operate this product with the cabinet
removed.
• Do not use your System immediately after
transporting it from a cold place to a warm
place, as condensation may cause the system to
malfunction.
• Keep your unit away from humid areas and
abnormally hot places.
• Do not touch the player with wet hands. If
any liquid enters the player cabinet, take the
player to a trained technician for inspection.
• This compact disc player uses a laser to read
the music on the disc. The laser mechanism
corresponds to the cartridge and stylus of a
record player. Although this product
incorporates a laser pick-up lens, it is
completely safe when operated according to
directions.
• Discs rotate at high speed inside the player. Do
not use damaged, warped, or cracked discs.
• Do not touch the pick-up lens which is located
inside the disc compartment. To keep dust
from collecting on the pick-up lens, do not
leave the compartment door open for an
extended period of time. If the lens becomes
dirty, clean it with a soft brush, or use an air
blower brush designed for camera lenses.
• The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping
and splashing.
• Any battery may leak electrolyte under the
following circumstances:
- if mixed with a different battery type,
- if inserted incorrectly,
- if all batteries are not replaced at the same
time,
- if disposed of in fire, or
- if an attempt is made to charge a battery not
intended to be recharged.
Headset Safety
• Do not play your headset at high volume.
Hearing experts warn against extended highvolume play.
• If you experience ringing in your ears, reduce
volume or discontinue use.
• You should use with extreme caution or
temporarily discontinue use in potentially
hazardous situations.
Even if your headset is an open-air designed to
let you to hear outside sounds, do not turn up
the volume so high that you are unable to
hear what is around you.
Don’t Infringe
This product should only be used for the purposes
for which it is sold, that is, entertainment,
violating no copyright law. Any attempts to use
this product for which it is not intended is
unlawful and therefore not condoned by
Thomson.
Important Battery Information
Technical Specification
• Remove the batteries to avoid leakage if you
do not use your remote control for more than
one month.
• Discard leaky batteries immediately as leaking
batteries may cause skin burns or other
personal injuries. Dispose of batteries in the
proper manner, according to provincial and
local regulations.
Power supply: 120V~60Hz
Dimensions ( H x W x D inches):
Unit size - 10.5 x 9.9 x 12.9
Speaker - 13 x 9.5 x 8.4
CD player: Response curve (+/- 2dB): 60Hz to 5kHz
Rating Plate: Look for it at the back of the set.
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Limited Warranty (U.S.)
What your warranty covers:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
EN
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase for labor and parts
• Warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the
rental firm, whichever comes first.
What we will do:
• Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center the labor charges to repair your unit.
• Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished
replacement parts required to repair your unit.
How you get service:
• Take your unit to any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center. To identify your nearest Authorized
RCA Audio Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or call 1-800-336-1900.
• Show the Authorized Service Center Representative your evidence of purchase date or first rental.
• Pick up your unit when repairs are completed.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product
is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof
of first rental is also required.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate your unit.
Any additional information should be obtained from your dealer.)
• Installation and related adjustments.
• Signal reception problems not caused by your unit.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Cleaning of audio heads.
• Batteries.
• A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or
other commercial purposes.
• A unit purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your product. It will make it
easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty
coverage.
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Limited Warranty (U.S.)
Limitation of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO
VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES
SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
OF THE CONSUMER. THOMSON INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF
ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER
OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED WARRANTY ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF
INDIANA. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED
TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How State Law relates to warranty:
• Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or
limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not
apply to you.
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state
to state.
If you purchased your unit outside the United States:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by
this warranty. Costs of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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EN
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Limited Warranty (Canada)
EN
What your warranty covers:
• Defects in materials or workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase for labor and parts
• The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to
the rental firm, whichever comes first.
What we will do:
• Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center the labor charges to repair your unit.
• Pay any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished
replacement parts required to repair your unit.
How you get service:
• Take your unit to any Authorized RCA Audio Service Center. To identify your nearest Authorized
RCA Audio Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or call 1-800-336-1900.
• Show the Authorized Service Center Representative your evidence of purchase date or first rental.
• Pick up your unit when repairs are completed.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product
is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof
of first rental is also required.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner’s Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate your unit.
Any additional information should be obtained from your dealer.)
• Installation and related adjustments.
• Signal reception problems not caused by your unit.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Cleaning of audio heads.
• Batteries.
• A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or
other commercial purposes.
• A unit purchased or serviced outside Canada.
• Acts of nature, such as but not limited to lightning damage.
Product Registration:
• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your product. It will make it
easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty
coverage.
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Limited Warranty (Canada)
Limitation of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. NO
VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON MULTIMEDIA LTD., ITS AGENTS OR
EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS
WARRANTY.
• REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
OF THE CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA LTD. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT. EXCEPT TO THE
EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE PROVINCIAL LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO
THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How Provincial Laws relates to warranty:
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights which are in addition to statutory warranties that may
vary from Province to Province.
If you purchased your unit outside Canada:
• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by
this warranty. Costs of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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