AM/FM Radio
with CD Player
OWNER’S MANUAL
NR52
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CAUT I ON
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT USE THIS PLUG WITH AN
EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES
CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE. TO PREVENT FIRE
OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
C AU T I O N
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK), NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
!
The exclamation point within
an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(ser vi ci ng) instr ucti ons in
the liter ature accompanying the appl iance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus
has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain
or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
This appliance shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing water and no object filled with
liquids such as vases shall be placed on the apparatus.
Do not overload wall outlet. Use only power source as indicated.
Use replacement parts as specified by the manufacturer.
The product may be mounted to a wall only if recommended by the manufacturer.
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks.
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Thank you… … … … for purchasing this Emerson Heritage Series complete
home audio system. Inside this beautiful real wood veneer cabinet you will
find a state of the art audio system that includes an AM/FM Radio, a
Compact Disc player, and a wide-range dynamic speaker. This system has
been designed to provide you with many years of enjoyment and troublefree operation with an absolute minimum of care and maintenance.
Every component in this system was in perfect working order when it left
our factory. If you experience any problems with the set up or operation of
this system, PLEASE DO NOT RETURN IT TO THE RETAIL STORE.
Please call the Emerson Customer Service Hotline, toll-free, at 800-8989020. One of our representatives will attempt to resolve the problem for
you. If the problem cannot be resolved by phone you will be instructed on
how to receive a replacement unit.
Please read all of the instructions in this manual to make sure you are
getting the maximum benefit out of all the features included in this system.
And please save this manual for future reference. It includes your warranty
and important service information
Once again, thank you for purchasing this Emerson Heritage Series
Complete Audio System.
The serial number of your system is located on a label on the back panel.
Please take a moment now to locate the serial number and write the number
in the space provided below. You may be asked to provide this number
when calling for product service.
Model Number: NR52
Serial Number:
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IMPORTANT NOTES
• Avoid installing this unit in places
exposed to direct sunlight or close to heat
radiating appliances such as electric
heaters , on top of other stereo
equipment that radiates too much heat,
places lacking ventilation or dusty areas,
places subject to constant vibration and/
or humid or moist areas.
• Operate controls and switches as
described in the manual.
• Before turning ‘On’ the power, make
certain that power cord is properly
installed.
• Store your CDs in a cool area to avoid
damage from heat.
• When moving the set, be sure to first
disconnect the power cord.
• Do not attempt to clean this unit with
chemical solvents as this might damage
the finish. Use a clean dry cloth.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
APPAREIL Á LASER DE CLASSE 1
PRODUCTO LASER DE CLASE 1
CAUTION
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION
WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCKS
DEFEATED.
AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM
This product contains a low power Laser Device.
FCC INFORMATION
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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PREPARATION FOR USE
UNPACKING AND SET UP
• Carefully remove the unit from the display carton and remove all packing material
from the unit.
• Unwind the AC power cord and extend it to its full length.
• Unwind the FM Antenna wire and extend it to its full length.
• Place the unit on a stable, level surface, convenient to an AC outlet, out of
direct sunlight, and away from sources of excess heat, dust, moisture, humidity,
or strong magnetic fields.
• Connect the plug to your AC outlet.
POWER SOURCE
This system is designed to operate on normal 120V 60 Hz AC house current only.
Attempting to operate this system from any other power source may cause damage
to the system, and such damage is not covered by your warranty.
NOTE:
This unit has a polarized AC plug with one wide blade and one narrow blade. This
plug will only fit into a matching polarized AC outlet. This is a safety feature to
reduce the possibility of electric shock. If this plug will not fit in your AC outlet, you
probably have an outdated non-polarized outlet. You should have your outdated
outlet changed by a qualified, licensed electrician. Do not file the wide blade on the
plug, or use an adapter to make the plug fit into your outlet. This defeats the safety
feature and could expose you to electric shock.
AC Outlet
AC Plug
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PROTECT YOUR FURNITURE
This model is equipped with non-skid rubber 'feet' to prevent the product from
moving when you operate the controls. These 'feet' are made from non-migrating
rubber material specially formulated to avoid leaving any marks or stains on your
furniture. However certain types of oil based furniture polishes, wood preservatives,
or cleaning sprays may cause the rubber 'feet' to soften, and leave marks or a
rubber residue on the furniture. To prevent any damage to your furniture we strongly
recommend that you purchase small self-adhesive felt pads, available at hardware
stores and home improvement centers everywhere, and apply these pads to the
bottom of the rubber 'feet' before you place the product on fine wooden furniture.
IMPORTANT: Raising And Lowering The CD Door
This system includes a motorized CD door. Always press the CD Door OPEN/
CLOSE button on the front panel to raise or lower the CD door. To avoid damaging
the cabinet, the door or the door opening mechanism never attempt to open or
close the CD door by hand.
CD DOOR OPEN/CLOSE Button
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
FRONT PANEL
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TOP VIEW (CD PLAYER)
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15 16
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BACK PANEL
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FRONT PANEL
1.) Speaker.
2.) Tuning Dial.
3.) CD DOOR OPEN/CLOSE Button.
4.) PHONE (Headphone) Jack.
5.) Function Selector (AM/FM/CD).
6.) TUNING Control.
7.) TONE Control.
8.) ON/OFF-VOLUME Control.
CD PLAYER
9.) CD Clamper Arm.
10.) CD Spindle.
11.) CD Track Number Display.
12.) Repeat Indicator.
13.) REPEAT Button.
14.) F. SKIP
Button.
15.) B. SKIP
Button.
16.) Play Indicator.
17.) PLAY/PAUSE
18.) STOP
Button.
Button.
19.) PRG. (Program) Button.
20.) Program Indicator.
BACK PANEL
21.) LINE OUT Jacks.
22.) FM Lead Wire Antenna.
23.) AC Power Cord.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
LISTENING TO THE RADIO
1.) To turn the system ‘on’, rotate the ON/OFF-VOLUME control clockwise until a
‘click’is heard, and set the Volume to a low level. The Tuning Dial light comes
‘on’.
2.) Set the Function selector (AM/FM/CD) to the desired band.
3.) Rotate the TUNING control to tune to the desired radio station.
4.) Adjust the ON/OFF-VOLUME and TONE control to the desired level.
5.) When you are finished listening turn the ON/OFF-VOLUME control counter
clockwise until a ‘click’is heard.
Antenna Information
The AM antenna is inside the cabinet. If AM reception is unsatisfactory try
repositioning the cabinet slightly until the internal antenna is picking up the strongest
signal.
The FM wire antenna is located on the back cabinet. If necessary adjust the position
and direction of this antenna until you find the position that provides the best
reception.
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PLAYING COMPACT DISCS
1.) Turn the ON/OFF-VOLUME control clockwise until a ‘click’is heard, and set
the volume to a low level.
2.) Set the Function selector (AM/FM/CD) to the CD position. The CD track number
display comes ‘on’.
3.) Press the CD DOOR OPEN/CLOSE button to open the CD door. Lift the CD
clamper arm, remove the transit card which was used to secure the laser during
shipment and dispose of this card
4.) Place your disc on the CD spindle with the printed label
side facing up and lower the CD clamper arm. The disc
will spin for a few seconds while the player reads the
disc, then the disc stops and the display shows the total
number of tracks on the disc.
5.) Press the CD PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin playback
on track number one. The Play indicator comes “on”
PLAY/PAUSE
Note: You may leave the CD door open during
playback if you wish, but we recommend closing the
door again for better sound and also to prevent excess
dust from accumulating on the CD spindle.
6.) Adjust the ON/OFF-VOLUME and TONE controls to the desired level.
7.) Playback will continue until the end of the disc. When the disc ends the display
again shows the total number of tracks on the disc. You may also stop playback
at any time by pressing the CD STOP
button.
Pause Control
To pause momentarily during playback press the CD PLAY/PAUSE
button
again. Playback stops but the disc continues to spin and the
Play indicator flashes. Press the CD PLAY/PAUSE
button
once more to cancel Pause and resume playback. The Track
PLAY/PAUSE
Number display stops flashing.
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Skipping Tracks and High Speed Music Search
During CD Playback, repeatedly press the F. SKIP
(Forward Skip) or B. SKIP
(Back Skip) buttons to skip to higher or lower number tracks. When the desired
track number appears on the display release the buttons and playback will begin
on the desired track.
To rapidly search forward or back within a track to locate a specific musical passage,
(Forward Skip) or B. SKIP
(Back Skip)
depress and hold either the F. SKIP
buttons. The player will move forward or backward at high speed as long as the
buttons are depressed. When you hear the desired passage release the buttons.
Normal playback will resume at that point.
Repeat Playback
This feature allows you to continuously repeat a single track or the entire disc.
To Repeat A Single Track
Press the REPEAT button once. The Repeat indicator flashes.
Press the
or
buttons to select the desired track, then
press the CD PLAY/PAUSE
REPEAT
button to begin Repeat
Playback of the selected track.
To Repeat The Entire Disc
Press the REPEAT button twice. The Repeat indicator
remains ‘on’. Press the CD PLAY/PAUSE
REPEAT
button to begin
Repeat Playback of the entire disc.
To cancel Repeat Playback press the REPEAT button until the Repeat Indicator
goes ‘off’. Repeat Playback is also canceled by pressing the STOP
setting the Function selector to the AM or FM position.
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button, or
PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK
This feature allows you to program up to 20 tracks on a disc for playback in any
desired order.
Note: You cannot program tracks while a disc is playing. If the disc is playing
press the STOP
button first before beginning the programming steps below:
PRG.
1.) Press the PRG. button to enter the Program Mode. The
Program indicator and Program number ‘01’flash.
PRG.
2.) Press the F. SKIP
or B. SKIP
buttons to select
the first track number you wish to enter in the program
memory. Example: Track Number 8.
PRG.
3.) When the desired track number appears on the display,
press the PRG. button again to enter that track in
memory. The program number display advances to “02”.
4.) Repeat Steps 2-3, selecting a different track number each time until you have
entered up to 20 tracks in the program memory.
Note: You may program the same track number to play multiple times in
the program sequence if desired.
5.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin
Programmed Playback. The Program indicator stops
flashing and remains ‘on’. Playback will begin with the
first track you programmed and will continue until the
last programmed track has played.
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PRG.
6.) After the last track has played the player stops and the
PRG.
display shows the total number of tracks on the disc.
However the program sequence remains in the memory
and the Program indicator remains ‘on. Press the PLAY/
PAUSE
again.
button to play the programmed sequence
7.) To cancel the programmed sequence from the memory press the STOP
button while the player is stopped. The programmed sequence may also be
canceled by removing the disc, switching to the radio, or shutting the system
‘off’.
Program Repeat Playback
You can use the Program and Repeat features together to continuously repeat a
programmed sequence of tracks.
First, program the desired tracks according to Steps 1 through 5 on page 11.
When Programmed Playback begins press the REPEAT button twice to activate
the All Tracks Repeat feature.
The REPEAT Indicator lights and all the tracks in your programmed sequence will
be repeated continuously.
To cancel Programmed Repeat Playback press the STOP
PRG. and REPEAT Indicators go ‘Off’.
button until both the
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USING STEREO HEADPHONES (NOT INCLUDED)
Connect a set of stereo headphones with a 3.5mm mini-plug to the PHONE jack
on the front panel. Before putting on the headphones always set the ON/OFFVOLUME control to a low level. Then put the headphones on and gradually increase
the Volume to a comfortable listening level. The built-in speaker automatically
shuts off when headphones are connected to the PHONE jack.
Note: Sound from PHONE output jack is mono.
LINE OUT Jacks
This system includes a set of LINE OUT jacks which allow you to record from the
radio or CD player of this system to an external recording device such as a cassette
recorder, Mini-Disc, etc.
Connect the Line LINE OUT jacks of this system to the Record Input jacks of your
external recording device. Connection cables are not included. Refer to the
instructions supplied with your external recording device for proper connection
and operation. Operate the CD player or radio of this system as described in the
instructions above. The CD or radio programming of this system will be recorded
directly onto your external recording device.
Note: Line Out from CD will be Stereo, while Radio is Mono.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
COMPACT DISC CARE
• To remove a disc from its storage case, press down on the center of the case
and lift the disc out, holding it carefully by the edges.
• Fingerprints and dust should be carefully wiped off the disc’s recorded surface
with a soft cloth.Unlike conventional records, compact discs have no grooves
to collect dust and microscopic debris, so gently wiping with a soft cloth should
remove most particles. Wipe in a straight line from the inside to the outside of
the disc. Small dust particles and light stains will have absolutely no effect on
reproduction quality.
• 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.
• Never write on or affix labels to the surface of compact discs.
CARE OF THE CABINET
You should care for the cabinet as you would care for any piece of fine furniture.
When the cabinet becomes dusty wipe it with a soft, non-abrasive dust cloth. If the
cabinet becomes smudged with fingerprints you may use any good quality
commercial dusting and polishing spray cleaner, however avoid spraying the plastic
or metal parts of this system. We recommend that you spray the cleaner on your
dust cloth, not directly on the cabinet, to avoid getting any of the spray on the
plastic or metal parts.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Emerson Radio Corp. warrants manufacturing defects in original material, including
original parts and workmanship, under normal use and conditions, for a period of
ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase in the U.S. With your dated proof
of purchase, we will provide repair service at no charge for labor and parts at an
authorized Depot Repair Facility, or replace the product in our discretion. If your
system fails to operate properly during the warranty period due to a manufacturing
defect, do not return the system to the retail store. Please call the Emerson Customer
Service Hotline toll free at 1-800-898-9020. We will diagnose the problem and instruct
you how to have your system repaired or replaced, at our discretion.
This warranty does not cover damage from negligence, misuse, abuse, accident, failure
to follow operating instructions, commercial use, rental, repairs by an unauthorized
facility, or products purchased, used, serviced or damaged outside of the United States.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY
ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
AU898R
TO FIND THE LOCATION AND PHONE
NUMBER OF YOUR NEAREST SERVICE
CENTER PERMITTED TO PERFORM
WARRANTY...
CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-695-0098
FOR ADDITIONAL SET-UP OR OPERATING ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CALL:
1-800-898-9020
FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, PLEASE WRITE TO:
Emerson Radio Corp.
Consumer Affairs Dept.
1901 Diplomat Drive,
Farmers Branch, TX 75234.
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