Technaxx® * User Manual
Nostalgia Bluetooth
All-in-One Record Converter TX-103
The manufacturer Technaxx Deutschland GmbH & Co.KG hereby declares that this
device, to which this user manual belongs, complies with the essential requirements
of the standards referred to the Directive RED 2014/53/EU. The Declaration of
Conformity you find here: www.technaxx.de/ (in bar at the bottom
“Konformitätserklärung”). Before using the device the first time, read the user
manual carefully.
Service phone No. for technical support: 01805 012643 (14 cent/minute from
German fixed-line and 42 cent/minute from mobile networks).
Free Email: support@technaxx.de
Keep this user manual for future reference or product sharing carefully. Do the same
with the original accessories for this product. In case of warranty, please contact the
dealer or the store where you bought this product. Warranty 2 years
Features
Digitizing vinyl records/cassette/CD/radio or AUX–IN to USB or SD
card up to 32GB
Music playback & recording via Bluetooth 2.0
Playback of MP3/WMA music files from USB/CD/SD/Bluetooth
devices
Recording of MP3 music files on USB or SD card up to
32GB
No computer/notebook required
RCA output for
connection to HiFi systems
Record player with automatic/manual
stop & 3 speeds: 33, 45, 78rpm
Built-in stereo loudspeakers
Built-in cassette & CD players
Built-in FM/AM radio
3.5mm
AUX–IN & 3.5mm headphone jack
High quality nostalgia design
with functional handling
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Contents
Features..............................................................................................................................1
Contents .............................................................................................................................2
Technical specifications....................................................................................................3
Product Overview ..............................................................................................................5
First start ............................................................................................................................8
CD Mode ...........................................................................................................................13
USB/SD Mode...................................................................................................................16
Bluetooth Mode................................................................................................................18
Tape Mode ........................................................................................................................19
AUX Mode.........................................................................................................................20
Radio Mode ......................................................................................................................21
Stand-by function ............................................................................................................22
FAQ’s ................................................................................................................................22
DO NOT.............................................................................................................................23
Before usage
Choose the installation location of your unit carefully. Avoid placing it in
direct sunlight or close to a source of heat. Also avoid locations subject to
vibrations and excessive dust,heat, cold or moisture. Do not install the unit
in a inclined position, It is designed to be operated in a horizontal position only.
If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, moisture may
condense inside the player, and cause damage it. When you first install the
unit, or when you move it from a cold to a warm location, wait for 30 minutes
before operating the unit. The ventilation holes should not be covered. Make
sure there is enough space above and beside the amplifier/receiver. Do not
place a CD player or other equipment on top of the device. Do not open the
cabinet. This might cause a damage to circuitry or electrical shock. If you
are not going to use the player for long time, be sure do disconnect the player
from the AC power source. When removing the power plug, never yank the
cord.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, disconnect your unit from the AC
power source when cleaning. Use caution when cleaning and wiping the
plastic parts. Do not attempt to clean the unit with the chemical solvents as this
might damage the finish.
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Technical specifications
Bluetooth
V2.0; profil A2DP & HFP; distance ~8m open areas
Bluetooth transmitting frequency 2.4GHz
Radiated output power max. 2.5mW
Phono, Cassette, CD, USB, Bluetooth, SD, AUX–IN, FM
Mode
radio
2x 2.5W stereo loudspeakers (10x10x2cm), input ≦
Speakers
60mV/30kΩ,
impedance
4Ω,
frequency
range
60Hz–16kHz
Radio
88-108MHz (FM) / 522-1620kHz (AM); antenna cable
Playing & recording function; format: CD-DA/CD-R/
CD
CD-RW/ MP3/WMA; frequency 20Hz–20Hz ± 3dB;
S/N >60dB
Playing & recording function; 4 track 2 channel format; 1x
Cassette
playhead; ≦C-90; speed 4.8cm per second; frequency
127Hz–3.6kHz / S/N≧25dB
Turnable: EP/LP/SP; DC motor; speeds: 33/45/78rpm;
Phono
S/N≧45dB; needel cartridge (402–M208-015); belt-drive
& semi-automatic play tone pickup arm
AUX-IN & Headphone
3.5mm jack
RCA output
Cinch (Left & Right)
Input power
AC 230V / 50Hz / 0.8A
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Power consumption
18W
Weight / Dimensions
7kg / (L) 44.5x (W) 33.5 x (H) 23.5cm
USB flash drive & SD card
Size
max. 32GB
Playing format
MP3, WMA
Recording format
MP3 128kbps
Folders
99 maximum
Files
999 maximum
Use of 4GB memory equals max. ~65 hours
Recording time
recording time
SD, SDHC, Micro SD, Micro SDHC, corresponding
SD card memory
class 10
Package Contents
Nostalgia Bluetooth All-in-One LP Converter TX-103, 45rpm single Puck
adapter, User Manual
Hints for Environment Protection: Packages materials are
raw materials and can be recycled. Do not disposal old
devices or batteries into the domestic waste. Cleaning:
Protect the device from contamination and pollution (use a
clean drapery). Avoid using rough, coarse-grained materials
or solvents/aggressive cleaner. Wipe the cleaned device
accurately. Distributor: Technaxx Deutschland GmbH &
Co.KG, Kruppstr. 105, 60388 Frankfurt a.M., Germany (aus
dem BT-X32 nehmen)
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Product Overview
Front View and Top View
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Display Panel
2
Stop: Stop playback in CD/USB/SD modes; stop recording.
USB/SD/Bluetooth: Switch to USB, SD card or Bluetooth
modes
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Record/Delete
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Repeat/Program
5
5
Stereo speakers (one on each side, 2x 2.5W)
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Function Knob: Rotate the knob to select Phono, CD
(/USB/SD/BT), AUX/Tape or Radio
7
Power
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Band:
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Select 10
AM/FM in RADIO
Compact Disc Tray
Tuning Knob: Tune to a radio
station in RADIO mode
mode
11 3.5mm
Earphone 12
3.5mm AUX-IN jack
jack
13 Volume knob
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Open/Close CD tray
15 “ << ” Press to select previous track or press and hold to fast
CD/USB/SD/BT reverse
16 “ >> ” Press to select next track or press and hold to fast
forward in
CD/USB/SD/BT modes
17 Play/Pause: Playback in CD/USB/SD/BT mode. The Play
Indicator illuminates during playback of CD/USB/SD
18 USB port
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SD card slot
20 Tape operation button
Eject/Fast Forward cassette
21 Cassette Tray
Dust Cover
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Before use, detach stylus guard (white
plastic cover) by pulling it straight off the
front of the cartridge in the direction of
the arrow.
23 Turntable
24
45 RMP adapter
25 Tone arm
26
Cue-Lever: Use this lever to lift
the tone arm
27 Auto switch
28
Speed selector
30
Cartridge with stylus
(stopp for records)
29 Tone arm lock
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Back view
31 FM antenna
32 RCA (left & right) output
33 Power cord (~1.5m)
First start
Carefully read the manual. Insert the plug of the device into a socket
with AC 220–240V. Be reminded: “Non-connected devices always
work faulty”. Power on the device by pressing the Power button (7).
After that start the mode you like to playback.
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Phono mode (Vinyl)
Open the Turntable Cover
Lift the Turntable cover all the way up until it stops.
Lower the cover slowly until the latch engages.
If the latch does not engage, pull the lower bar by hand.
The cover will now stay open.
Close the Turntable Cover
Lift the cover all the way up until
it stops.
The latch should disengage.
Slowly lower the cover.
If the latch does not disengage,
push out the lower bar by hand.
Make sure you hold the cover
carefully to avoid pinching your
fingers as it closes.
Vinyl records hints
Do not touch the records grooves. Only handle records by their
edges or the label. Ensure that your hands are clean, as skin oil will
gradually deteriorate the record
Keep your records away from dust and store in a dry, cool place.
Keep your records in sleeves when not in use to avoid dust and
scratches.
Store records upright. Records stored horizontally will bend and
warp.
Do not store records in the trunk of a car.
Store records in an area with a stable temperature and low
humidity.
To clean, gently wipe the surface in a circular motion using a soft
anti-static Cloth.
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1 Label / 2 Grooves / 3 Edge
Playing a record ( ! IMPORTANT ! )
When using the turntable, make sure to remove the stylus protector
(2). It should easily slide off the cartridge stylus assembly (1).
Furthermore make sure to unclip the tone arm lock before use and
to secure it again after use.
Turn On the unit and adjust the volume to an appropriate level.
Turn the Function knob to the PHONO position.
Place a record on the turntable platter and select the correct
player speed: 33/45/78rpm according to the vinyl being played.
When playing a 45rpm record, use the included 45 adaptor.
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Set the auto/manual stop control: Set the Auto Stop switch to ON
to stop the turntable turning when the record is finished. If the switch
is set to OFF, the turntable will continue turning.
Remove the stylus guard and unlock the tone arm lock.
Push the lift lever up to raise the tone arm and then gently move
the tone arm to the desired position over the record.
1 = Clamper
The platter will begin to spin when the Tone Arm is moved toward
the record. Push the Lift Lever forward to lower the Tone Arm slowly
onto the desired position on the record. The record will begin
playing.
If the auto switch is turned to ON, the record will stop playing
automatically. If it is set to OFF, the record will not stop automatically.
When the record is finished, push the Lift Lever backwards to
raise the Tone Arm and gently move it back to its rest position.
When you have finished playing records, engage the Tone Arm
lock to protect it from accidental movement. Press the Power button
to switch the unit OFF. Unplug it from the power supply if it is not
going to be used for a while.
NOTE: Should your record stop before the last track finishes, set the
Stop switch to OFF. Your record will now play to the end, but you will
have to stop the turntable rotation manually.
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1 Tone Arm / 2 Cue Lever
Replacing the Stylus
It is recommended that the stylus is replaced as soon as you notice
a change in the sound quality. Prolonged use of a worn-out stylus
may damage the record. Wear and tear on the stylus will be
accelerated when playing 78 RPM records.
A: Removing the stylus from the cartridge
Place a screwdriver at the tip of the stylus heads hell and push
downwards in the direction shown in sketch “A”. Remove the stylus
head shell by pulling it forwards and pushing downwards.
B: Installing the new stylus
Hold the tip of the stylus head shell and insert it by pressing in the
direction illustrated by “B”. Push the stylus head shell upwards in the
direction illustrated by “C” until the stylus locks into the tip position.
(1) Guide pins inside
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Caution
Do not bend the stylus. To avoid injury, do not touch the needle.
Turn off the unit’s power before you replace the stylus. Keep out
of reach of children. Handle with care as the stylus is delicate. Use
of a bent or broken stylus may damage the record and cause
malfunction. Do not expose the stylus to extreme heat. Contact
a qualified repair person if you are having difficulties changing
CD Mode
Compact Discs hints
This Turntable is compatible with conventional audio CDs and
properly finalized CD-R and CD-RW discs. Always place the disc
in the disc tray with the label side facing up. (Compact discs can be
played or recorded on one side only.) To remove the disc from its
storage case, press down on the centre of the case and lift the disc
out, holding it carefully by the edges. Should the disc become dirty,
wipe the surface in a circular motion from the centre whole outwards
with a soft, dry cloth.
Never use chemicals such as record sprays, antistatic sprays or
fluid, benzene or thinner to clean the disc. Such chemicals will do
irreparable damage to the discs plastic surface.
Place the disc back in its case after use to avoid dust and
scratches.
Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or high temperatures for
extended periods of time. Long exposure to high temperatures will
warp the disc.
Playing warped discs may damage the unit.
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Printable discs are not recommended for use with this unit as the
label side may be sticky and damage the unit.
Do not use
protective coating spray on the discs. Do not write on discs with
ball point or hard tipped pens. Only use oil-based felt tipped pens.
Do not use stabilizers. Using commercially available CD stabilizers
may cause damage to this unit. Do not use CD’s with an irregular
shape as they may damage the Unit.
If you have any doubts about the care and handling of a disc, read
the precautions supplied with the disc, or contact the manufacturer
directly.
Playing a CD
Turn the unit ON by pressing the Power button. Set the function
knob (PHONO/CD/AUX/RADIO) to CD.
“- -” will blink for a few seconds. When no disc is loaded “no” will
appear on the display screen.
Place a disc on the tray with the printed label facing up.
Do not place more than one disc in the tray at a time.
The disc must be placed in the centre of the disc tray. If the disc is
not properly inserted, it may not be possible to get the disc out once
it has closed.
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Do not force the tray by hand when it is opening and closing.
Press the OPEN/CLOSE button (▲) to close the tray.
The total number of tracks will appear on the display screen.
The system will start playback automatically after several seconds,
or press the PLAY/PAUSE button (▶‖) to start playback.
Disc playback starts from the first track, and the PLAY indicator
will illuminate.
During playback, the number of the track playing will display on
the screen.
Turn the Volume knob to adjust the volume.
Press the PLAY/PAUSE button (▶‖) during playback. Playback will
stop at the current position and the track number will blink on the
display screen.
To resume playback, press the PLAY/PAUSE button (▶‖) again.
Press the STOP button (■) to stop playback.
To Skip to the Next or Previous Track
During playback, repeatedly press the NEXT/PREVIOUS buttons
(▶▶/◀◀) until the desired track is found. The selected track will play
from the beginning.
In STOP mode, press the NEXT/PREVIOUS buttons (▶▶/◀◀)
repeatedly until the desired track is found. Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button (▶‖) within 5 seconds to start playback from the selected
track.
When the PREVIOUS (◀◀) button is pressed during playback, the
track being played will restart from the beginning. To return to the
beginning of the previous track, press the PREVIOUS button (◀◀)
twice.
Search for Part of a Track
During playback, hold down the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons
(▶▶/◀◀) for fast forward/backward, then release when the desired
section is found.
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Repeat Function
During playback, press the REPEAT button once to repeat a
single track. The “REP” LED indicator light will blink.
During playback, press the REPEAT button one more time to
repeat all tracks. The “REP” LED indicator light will stay lit.
Program Function
In STOP mode, press the PROGRAM button. The display will
show “01”.
Press (▶▶/◀◀) to select a track and press the PROGRAM button
again to save the track.
Press (▶▶/◀◀) to select another track and press the PROGRAM
button again. Repeat this step to continue saving tracks.
To play back the programmed tracks, press the PLAY/PAUSE(▶‖)
button.
To erase the programmed track, press the STOP (■) button twice.
USB/SD Mode
USB/SD Card Playback
Turn ON the unit and adjust the volume to an appropriate level.
Insert a USB device into the USB port. Alternatively insert a SD
card into the SD card slot, making sure to insert it straight without
bending.
Turn the function knob to CD position.
To play music from the USB drive, press and hold the “■ /USB/SD”
button for 2 seconds until “Ud” flashes on the display and let go of
the button. Music playback will start automatically.
To play music from an SD card, press and hold the “■ /USB/SD”
button for 2 seconds again until “Sd” flashes on the display and let
go of the button. Music playback will start automatically.
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Playback controls
To pause playback, press the PLAY/PAUSE (▶‖) button once to
halt playing. Press it again to continue playback.
To play the previous track, press ◀◀ once or hold down
continuously to rapidly progress through previous tracks.
To play the next track, press ▶▶ once or hold down continuously to
rapidly advance through tracks.
To delete a file on your media storage device, while in playback
mode, press and hold the REC/DEL button until the “DEL” LED light
flashes along with “dL” on the display. Then press REC/ DEL again
and the “DEL” LED will flash rapidly and the file will be deleted.
To delete a file on your media storage device: While in STOP
mode, select the track by pressing ▶▶ or ◀◀, press and hold the
REC/DEL button until the “DEL” LED light flashes along with “dL” on
the display. Then press the REC/DEL again and the “DEL” LED will
flash rapidly and the file will be deleted.
To stop playback of the music track, press the ■/USB/SD button.
Recording onto a USB flash drive/SD Card
This equipment has the capacity to encode your traditional music
media (vinyl records, cassette tapes or CDs via AUX IN) into digital
format and record it onto a USB device or SD card as MP3 file(s).
Insert a storage device (USB or SD card) into the relevant slot.
Get your traditional music media ready for playback: Either place
a record on the turntable, insert a cassette tape into the cassette slot,
insert a CD into a CD player or connect a different recording medium
to the AUX IN socket.
Set the function switch to the appropriate function: PHONO, CD or
AUX.
NOTE: If you are recording via Cassette, make sure an AUX IN
cable is not connected to AUX socket.
Press the REC button to start recording. “rE” will appear on the
display screen and the “REC” LED will illuminate. A few seconds
later the “REC” LED will start flashing and recording will begin.
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Then start playing your traditional music media.
Press the STOP button to stop recording. The music track(s) will
be saved directly on the USB flash drive/SD card as MP3 file(s).
NOTE:
The recording volume level can be adjusted with the
Volume control knob. The recording speed is 1:1. Recording will
take as long as playing the record, cassette tape or CD.
The
recording format is preset at MP3 bit rate 128 kbps.
Bluetooth Mode
Bluetooth playing
Select the function switch to the “CD” position and give a long press
on the button of USB/SD/BT on the control panel. The LED of
display window will show the process that CD jumped from USB to
SD, then turn into BT. Stop when you see BT in the display, because
that means the unit is ready for the Bluetooth Function.
Then you should turn on your phone or other media device and start
the Bluetooth searching function, receive carrier will receive the
Bluetooth identification number for: “Technaxx TX-103”, when your
Bluetooth device is connected, the speaker will beep.
And at the same time, select the ▶▶ or ◀◀ or ▶ǁ or ■, which can make
you pause, interrupt or stop the songs. To quit the function, you
should give a long press on the button of USB/SD/BT or just poke
the function switch.
Attention: If you reboot the machine, you should repeat those steps
to get the Bluetooth function restarted. Under the Bluetooth function
situation, it’s not available for the hands-free function. The last
connected device connects automatically.
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Tape Mode
Cassette Tape hints
Metal and Chrome (cobalt) tapes have identification holes.
Use your finger or a pencil to turn the cassette tape’s hub and take
up any slack tape.
Avoid touching the tape. Finger prints attract dust and dirt.
Avoid dropping or subjecting cassettes to excessive shock or
force.
IMPORTANT when using the cassette deck:
Make sure to
insert the cassette in the correct direction.
To avoid damaging the cassette, we strongly recommend taking it
out of the equipment after playing the cassette.
Playing a cassette
Turn ON the unit and adjust the volume to an appropriate level.
Turn the Function knob to Cassette/AUX and the display will show
“tP”
exposed side =
Insert a pre-recorded tape into the cassette slot with the tape side
to the right. By pushing slightly, the tape will slide into place and
begin playing automatically.
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NOTE:
To fast forward the cassette tape, press the Tape
Operations button halfway down while the cassette is playing. To
resume normal playback, release the Tape operations button. To
stop playback, press the Tape Operations button completely.
Playback will be stopped and the cassette will be ejected.
AUX Mode
Playing Music from an AUX input
Turn the unit ON by pressing the Power button.
Set the Function knob (PHONO/CD/AUX/RADIO) to the AUX
position.
Connect one end of the 3.5mm AUX-IN cable (not included) into
the 3.5mm AUX-IN Jack on the front panel of the unit and the other
end to your audio device’s (CD player, Tablet, MP3 player,
Smartphone etc.).
Press PLAY on the external audio source.
NOTE: The volume output is affected by the volume level on the
source. Ensure that the source volume is set to about 70-80% to
avoid sound distortion.
Playback cannot be controlled from the
front panel when using AUX IN mode. Playback must be controlled
from your connected audio device.
1. Headphone
2. AUX–IN
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Connecting to headphones
Adjust the volume to an appropriate level before you put on your
headphones.
Plug in your 3.5mm headphone jack to the headphone socket.
Connecting to an external amplifier
This feature enables you to play turntable music through amplifier
or external speakers. You will need an RCA cable to make this
connection (not included).
Plug one end of the Red and White RCA jacks into the LINE OUT
ports at the back of the unit and the other end into R (red) and L
(white) sockets at the back of the amplifier or external speakers.
Radio Mode
FM Antenna
While in FM mode, tune in to an FM station and extend the antenna
to find a position that provides the best reception. The antenna may
need to be repositioned if you move the unit to a new location.
Playing the Radio
Turn ON the unit and adjust the volume to an appropriate level.
Turn the Function knob to the RADIO position.
Extend the antenna to obtain the best reception.
Slide the band switch to FM or AM.
Turn the Tuning knob to your desired radio station.
If reception is poor: AM Broadcast: Rotate the unit to find the best
position for AM stations. FM Broadcast: Extend and move the FM
antenna until you receive the station clearly.
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Stand-by function
When the deive is not playing music on Phono, CD, USB, SD,
AUX, Tape, long press “REP/PROG/STBY” button for 4 seconds, the
unit will enter into standby mode. Then short press “▶‖” button, it will
work again.
The Unit will enter into standby mode automatically after approx.
10 minutes when it is not playing music. Then short press “▶‖” button,
it will work again.
FAQ’s
Device will not power on
Make sure that the unit’s power cord is
connected to an appropriate electrical outlet and the wall socket is
switched on.
There is no sound
Rotate the power/volume knob clockwise to
increase the volume.
The cassette tape will not play
Make sure the function knob is
set to your desired function. Make sure it is properly inserted.
The vinyl record will not play Make sure the function knob is set
to you desired function. Make sure you have selected the right
speed (33, 45 or 78 RPM).
Nothing will play via the AUX IN connection
Make sure the
cable is firmly connected and check if external device is clean and
undamaged. Check the function knob is set to your desired function.
Check that volume of external device is at 70-80%.
Nothing will play via the USB device or SD card Make sure the
memory device is properly inserted in the USB port (or SD card slot)
and the correct function is selected. The media may need to be
formatted.
NOTE: If normal operation cannot be obtained, unplug the power
cord from the power outlet and plug it in again.
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Important Hints
Unpacking and handling: Open the carton carefully and remove the
packing. Remove the poly-bag and retain all packaging for future use. Keep all
packaging away from small children and animals.
Positioning the music centre: Place the equipment on a stable surface,
away from any heat sources, and ensuring adequate ventilation around the
music centre.
Ventilation and heat sources: Do not place material over any ventilation
slots during use, this will cause the device to overheat and fail. Do not place
the device in direct sunlight or near heat sources such as radiators or fires.
Candles and open flames: Do not place lighted candles or tea lights on top
of, or at the sides of the music centre. Do not allow any naked flames near the
cabinet.
Connections: When connecting the music centre to the mains supply, do
not place wires that can be tripped over. Do not trap or place heavy objects on
the mains lead.
Moisture: Do not place the equipment in wet or damp conditions, such as
steamy kitchens, bathrooms or basements. Do not allow water or other fluids
to enter the equipment. Do not touch the mains plug or adaptor with wet hands.
Should moisture enter the music centre, disconnect from the power supply.
Cleaning and care: Disconnect the music centre from the mains power
supply. Use a soft dry cloth, or for stubborn stains use a soft cloth with a dilute
mild detergent. Do not use alcohol-based fluids or abrasive materials.
DO NOT
Do not use this unit for anything other than its intended to use.
Do not
drop/ bump/shake the device Do not use the unit if it has been damaged in
any way.
Do not open/repair/disassamble the device
Do not store the
device in high temperature environment/close to open fire/in humid, damp or
erosive environments/into water.
Stop using when unusual smell/heating
distortion/color-change of the shell material or other abnormal situation
happens.
Keep away from children/persons without enough mental
ability/persons without enough knowledge to use this product.
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