Portable CD-R/RW Player
with AM/FM Radio
OWNER'S MANUAL
PD5198
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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.
The Caution Marking was located at the rear enclosure of the apparatus.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.) Read these instructions.
2.) Keep these instructions.
3.) Heed all warnings.
4.) Follow all instructions.
5.) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6.) Clean only with dry cloth.
7.) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8.) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9.) 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.
10.) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11.) Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12.) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
13.) 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.
14.) 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.
15.) Do not overload wall outlet. Use only power source as indicated.
16.) Use replacement parts as specified by the manufacturer.
17.) The product may be mounted to a wall only if recommended by the manufacturer.
18.) Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform
safety checks.
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BEFORE WE BEGIN
Thank you… … … … … …
for purchasing this Emerson audio product. The Emerson brand is your assurance
of quality, performance and value, and has been since 1912.
Our engineers have included many useful and convenient features in this product.
Please be sure to read this Owner’s Manual completely to make sure you are
getting the maximum benefit from each feature.
This product was manufactured using the highest quality components and standards
of workmanship. It was tested by Emerson inspectors and found to be in perfect
working order before it left our factory. However, there is always the chance that
some problem may occur because of rough handling during shipment to the retail
store or to the final consumer.
If, after reading this Manual, you experience any problems with the operation of
this product, please refer to the instructions for obtaining service at the end of this
Manual. Emerson and Emerson retailers are committed to your satisfaction.
Once again, thanks for purchasing this Emerson audio product.
The serial number can be found on the back cabinet. We suggest that you
record the serial number of your unit in the space below for future reference.
Model No.: PD5198
Serial Number :
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IMPORTANT NOTES
• Do not attempt to clean this unit with
chemical solvents as this might damage
• Avoid installing this unit in places exposed
to direct sunlight or close to heat radiating
appliance such as electric heaters, on top
the finish. Use a clean dry cloth.
• Operate controls and switches as
of other stereo equipment that radiates
too much heat, places lacking ventilation
described in the manual.
• Before turning on the power, make certain
or dusty areas, places subject to constant
vibration and/or humid or moist areas.
that the connecting cords, if any, and
power cord are properly installed.
• Store your CDs in a cool area to avoid
damage from heat.
• When moving the set, be sure to first
disconnect the AC power cord.
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 carton and remove all packing material from
the unit.
• Remove any labels or stickers which may be on the front or top of the set, but
do not remove any labels from the back or bottom.
• Press the CD door OPEN button and remove the dummy CD display card from
the CD compartment.
• We suggest that you retain the original carton and packing materials in case it
ever becomes necessary to return your unit for service. This is the only sure
way to protect the unit from damage in transit.
• If you do dispose of the carton and packing materials, please do so properly.
Emerson cares about our environment.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• Playing CD’s at higher volume levels increases the battery drain and shortens
the battery life. Try to use AC power whenever it is available.
• You must remove the AC Power Cord from the AC Cord Socket on the back
cabinet in order to operate the unit on batteries.
• We recommend using alkaline batteries for the longest possible life.
• Change the batteries when the output of the unit becomes weak or the sound
becomes distorted. Always change all six (6) batteries at the same time.
• If the unit will be stored and not used for 30 days or more it is recommended to
remove the batteries from the battery compartment to reduce the possibility of
damage from battery leakage or corrosion.
BATTERY PRECAUTIONS
Follow these precautions when using batteries in this device:
1. Use only the size and type of batteries specified.
2. Be sure to follow the correct polarity when installing the batteries as indicated in the battery
compartment. Reversed batteries may cause damage to the device.
3. Do not mix different types of batteries together (e.g. Alkaline and Carbon-Zinc) or old batteries
with fresh ones.
4. If the device is not to be used for a long period of time, remove the batteries to prevent
damage or injury from possible battery leakage.
5. Do not try to recharge batteries not intended to be recharged; they can overheat and rupture.
(Follow battery manufacturer’s directions.)
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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
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.
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
FRONT PANEL
6
7
5
4
8
3
9
2
1
10
TOP PANEL
6
7
11
20
19 18 1716 15 14 13 12
1.) AC Socket (At back cabinet).
11.) VOLUME Control.
2.) Speaker.
12.) CD Door OPEN
3.) PHONES Jack.
13.) STOP
Button.
Button.
4.) Dial Scale.
14.) PROGRAM Button.
5.) CD Display.
15.) REPEAT Button.
6.) Telescopic Antenna.
16.) FWD. SKIP/SEARCH
Button.
7.) Carrying Handle.
17.) REV. SKIP/SEARCH
Button.
8.) CD Compartment.
18.) PLAY/PAUSE
9.) CD Door.
19.) TUNING Control.
10.) Battery Compartment.
Button.
20.) POWER OFF/AM/FM/CD
(At back cabinet).
Selector Switch.
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POWER SUPPLY
AC OPERATION
Connect the smaller end of the AC power
BATTERY OPERATION
Disconnect the AC power cord from the AC
cord to the AC socket on the back cabinet.
Insert the plug into your 120V 60Hz
socket of the unit. Battery power is cut
autom atically while the cord the is
household AC outlet.
connected.
When the volume decreases, or the sound
distorts, replace all of the batteries with new
ones.
AC Outlet
AC Plug
Battery door
CAUTION
To prevent electrical shock, match wide
blade of plug to wide slot and insert fully.
Insert 6 UM-2 (size C) batteries.
ADJUSTING THE SOUND
TO ADJUST THE VOLUME
FOR PRIVATE LISTENING
Plug in headphones (ø 3.5 mm stereo miniplug) to the PHONES jack on left side panel.
When headphones are plugged in, the
speaker is automatically disconnected.
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LISTENING TO THE RADIO
1.) Set to desired Function AM or FM.
2.) Tune in to a station.
TUNING
3.) Adjust the sound.
FOR BETTER RECEPTION
AM
FM
Extend the telescopic antenna.
Rotate the unit for best reception.
FINISHED LISTENING
Set the Function switch to ‘POWER OFF’.
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PLAYING COMPACT DISCS
Note: Although this portable CD player can read CD-R and CD-RW discs, in addition to
normal CDs, the playability of CD-R/RW discs may be affected by the type of software that
was used to create the discs, as well as the quality and condition of the blank media you
are using. 100% playability cannot be guaranteed. This is not an indication of a problem
with the player.
IMPORTANT! The unit should not be carried around during CD playback. If the unit is
subjected to bumps and shocks during playback the disc may skip or stop.
1.) Set Function to CD
2.) Press the CD OPEN button to open the
CD door.
CD
OPEN
3.) Insert a disc with the label side facing
out. Press down near the center hole to
4.) Close the CD door by pressing on front
edge of the door.
make sure the disc is firmly seated on
the spindle.
5.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button. Playback will begin on Track 1.
PLAY
PLAY
PAUSE
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PAUSE PLAYBACK
Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button once during playback. Playback stops and the track
display flashes. Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button again to cancel pause and resume
playback at the same point in the track. The track display stops flashing.
TO STOP PLAYBACK
Press the STOP
button and the display
shows the total tracks of the disc.
NOTE: After pressing the STOP
before opening the CD door.
STOP
button wait a few seconds for the disc to stop completely
TO SKIP TO THE BEGINNING OF A TRACK
• Press either one of the
direction.
REV /
FWD skip buttons according to the desired skip
p
• Playback resumes from the selected track.
• When the
FWD button is pressed once during playback, the player advances to the
beginning of the next track.
• When the
REV button is pressed once during playback, the player returns to the
beginning of the track being played. To back up to the beginning of the previous track
press the button twice.
SEARCHING FOR A PASSAGE WITHIN A TRACK
• Keep the
FWD or
REV button pressed during playback, and release the button
as soon as you recognize the desired passage. Normal CD playback will resume from
this point.
REV.
SKIP
SEARCH
FWD.
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REPEAT PLAYBACK
This function allows a single track or all tracks on a disc to be played repeatedly.
TO REPEAT THE SAME TRACK
TO REPEAT THE WHOLE DISC
Press the REPEAT button twice until
Press the REPEAT button once during
playback. The CD display will indicate
" REPEAT ALL " displays.
" REPEAT ".
REPEAT
REPEAT ALL
REPEAT
TO CANCEL REPEAT PLAYBACK
Press the REPEAT button again until " REPEAT " or " REPEAT ALL " disappears from the
display.
REPEAT
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PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK
Programmed playback enables tracks on a disc to be played in any desired order. Up to 20
tracks can be programmed.
NOTE : Programming can only be done when the player is in Stop mode.
1.) Press the PROGRAM button. “PROGRAM” indicator flashes in the display.
PROGRAM
PROGRAM
2.) Press the
FWD or
REV button to select the desired track number..
Example: Track 7.
PROGRAM
REV.
SKIP
SEARCH
FWD.
3.) Press PROGRAM button again to memorize the track.
4.) Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all desired tracks are programmed.
5.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to start playback.
“PROGRAM " indicator is flashing in the CD display.
PLAY
PROGRAM
6.) Press STOP
button to stop programmed playback. The CD playback stops but the
program remains in the memory.
7.) Press PROGRAM and PLAY/PAUSE
buttons to resume programmed playback.
8.) To clear the program memory, open the CD door, change to Radio function or switch
the power ‘OFF’.
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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.
• Treat the disc carefully. Handle the disc only by its edges. Never allow your
fingers to come in contact with the shiny, unprinted side of the disc.
• Do not attach any tape, stickers, etc. to the disc label.
• Clean the disc periodically with a soft, lint-free, dry cloth. Never use detergents
or abrasive cleaners to clean the disc. If necessary, use a CD cleaning kit.
• If a disc skips or gets stuck on a section of the disc, it is probably dirty or
damaged (scratched).
• When cleaning the disc, wipe in straight lines from the center of the disc to the
outer edge of the disc. Never wipe in circular motions.
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CLEANING THE UNIT
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, disconnect your unit from the AC power source
when cleaning.
• If the cabinet becomes dusty wipe it with a soft dry dust cloth. Do not use any
wax or polish sprays on the cabinet.
• If the cabinet becomes dirty or smudged with fingerprints it may be cleaned
with a soft cloth slightly dampened with a mild soap and water solution. Never
use abrasive cloths or polishes as these will mar the finish of your unit.
CAUTION:
Never allow any water or other liquids to get inside the unit while cleaning.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Should this unit exhibit a problem, check the following before seeking service.
Symptom
Radio
Noise or sound
Possible Cause
Solution
Station not tuned properly for
Retune the AM or FM
distorted on AM or FM
broadcasts.
AM or FM.
FM: Rod antenna is not
broadcast station.
Extend FM Rod antenna.
extended.
AM: The bar antenna is not
Reposition the unit until
positioned correctly.
Function switch is not set to
best reception is obtained.
Set function switch to
AM or FM.
Volume at minimum.
AM or FM.
Increase Volume.
Function switch is not set to
Set unction switch to
CD.
CD is not installed or installed
CD.
Insert CD with Iabel side
incorrectly.
Disc is dirty or scratched.
facing out.
Wipe disc with cloth or use
AM or FM no sound.
Compact Disc Player
CD Player will not play.
CD skips while playing.
another disc.
TO F IND T HE L O CAT I O N A ND P HO NE
NUMBER OF YOUR NEAREST SERVICE
CENTER PERMITTED TO PERFORM
WARRANTY...
SERVICE
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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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.
For repair or replacement, pack your unit in a padded box, enclose your check or
money order payable to Emerson Radio Corp. in the amount of $9.00 (not required
by California residents) to cover shipping and handling costs, and enclose a copy
of your proof of purchase. Send your unit to:
Emerson Radio Corp.
1901 Diplomat Drive.
Farmers Branch, TX 75234.
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.
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