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Owner’s Manual
AM/FM/CD/Cassette Portable
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ˆ Features
Your RadioShack AM/FM/CD/Cassette Portable is an all-in-one music system with a
AM/FM stereo radio, a cassette recorder,
and a top-loading CD player. It is small and
portable so you can take it anywhere, indoors or out. Anywhere you go, at work or
play, you can listen to the radio, prerecorded
cassette tapes, or compact discs.
Dual 31/2-inch Speakers — provide quality
stereo sound.
Programmed Play — lets you program the
system to play up to 16 tracks in any order
you choose, and even program the same
track to play more than once.
cord) or internal batteries (not supplied) to
power the player.
Important: Most material on compact discs
and prerecorded tapes is copyrighted. Unauthorized duplication of copyrighted material
is a violation of the copyright laws of most
countries and such duplication may result in
fines and/or imprisonment. Note, however,
that in the United States, it is not a violation
of U.S. copyright laws for a consumer to use
musical recordings for noncommercial (personal) use.
CDs that can be played on this CD player
have this mark on them:
Tone Control — lets you set the balance between high and low tones.
Headphone Jack — lets you connect a pair
of headphones or stereo earphones for private listening.
Automatic Stop — protects the tape and
tape-handling parts by automatically stopping the tape when it reaches the end.
Dual-Source Recording — lets you record
from the CD player or radio.
Automatic Level Control — automatically
adjusts the recording level.
The CD player’s advanced technology
makes it simple to operate. But, be sure you
read this Owner's Manual completely so you
can take advantage of all its advanced features.
This CD player is made and tested to meet
exacting safety standards. It meets FCC requirements and complies with safety performance standards of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
Warnings:
Automatic Search Music System — lets
you quickly locate and play any track on a
CD.
Repeat Play — lets you continuously repeat
a single track, all tracks on a CD, or an entire
programmed sequence of tracks.
Two Power Options — you can use standard AC power (with the supplied AC power
• This CD player employs a laser light
beam. Only a qualified service person
should remove the cover or attempt to
service this device, due to possible eye
injury.
• The use of controls, adjustments, or procedures other than those specified
© 2000 RadioShack Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack and RadioShack.com are trademarks used by RadioShack Corporation.
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Features
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herein might result in hazardous radiation exposure.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire or
shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain
or moisture.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
This symbol is intended to alert
you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within
the product’s enclosure that might
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do
not open the product’s case.
!
THE FCC WANTS YOU TO
KNOW
This equipment complies with the limits for a
Class B digital device as specified in Part 15
of FCC Rules. These limits provide reasonable protection against radio and TV interference in a residential area. However, your
equipment might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To
eliminate interference, you can try one or
more of the following corrective measures:
• reorient or
antenna
relocate
the
receiving
• increase the distance between the
equipment and the radio or TV
• use outlets on different electrical circuits
for the equipment and the radio or TV
Consult your local RadioShack store if the
problem still exists.
This symbol is intended to inform
you that important operating and
maintenance instructions are
included in the literature accompanying this product.
ˆ A Quick Look at Your System
TUNING
BAND
TONE
AC Jack
FM MONO
BEAT CUT/
FM STEREO
Battery
Compartment
A Quick Look at Your System
Headphone
Jack
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FUNCTION
VOLUME
ˆ Preparation
CONNECTING POWER
Connecting the power cord to the system automatically disconnects the internal batteries.
You can power your system from either of
these sources:
• standard AC power, using the supplied
AC power cord
• internal battery power, using eight C batteries (not supplied)
INSTALLING BATTERIES
You can power your system with eight C batteries. For the best performance and longest
life, we recommend RadioShack alkaline
batteries.
Cautions:
CONNECTING AC POWER
Plug the supplied AC power cord into the AC
jack on the back of the system, then plug the
other end into a standard AC outlet.
Cautions:
• Always connect the AC power cord to
the system before you connect it to AC
power. When you finish, disconnect the
power cord from AC power before you
disconnect it from the system.
• Both ends of your system's power cord
are designed to fit only one way. If you
have difficulty connecting the power
cord to the AC jack or the plug into the
outlet, do not force it! Turn the power
cord and try again.
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• Use only fresh batteries of the required
size and recommended type.
• Do not mix old and new batteries, different types of batteries (standard, alkaline, or rechargeable), or rechargeable
batteries of different capacities.
Follow these steps to install batteries into the
system.
1. Press down the tabs on the battery compartment cover, and pull the cover to
remove it.
2. Place the batteries in the compartment
as indicated by the polarity symbols (+
and –) marked outside the compartment.
Preparation
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Listening Safely
3. Replace the cover.
When your system's sound weakens or distorts, replace the batteries.
Cautions:
• Dispose of old batteries promptly and
properly. Do not burn or bury them.
• If you do not plan to use the system with
batteries for a month or more, or if you
plan to use only AC power, remove the
batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals
that can destroy electronic parts.
USING HEADPHONES/
EARPHONES
For private listening, you can connect stereo
headphones (not supplied) or an earphone
with a 1/8-inch (3.5-mm) plug into the .jack.
Your local RadioShack store carries a wide
selection of stereo headphones and earphones.
Note: Connecting headphones or an earphone automatically disconnects the built-in
speaker.
To protect your hearing, follow these guidelines when you use headphones or earphones.
• Set the volume to the lowest setting
before you begin listening. After you
begin listening, adjust the volume to a
comfortable level.
• Do not listen at extremely high volume
levels. Extended high-volume listening
can lead to permanent hearing loss.
• Once you set the volume, do not
increase it. Over time, your ears adapt
to the volume level, so a volume level
that does not cause discomfort might
still damage your hearing.
USING THE CARRYING
HANDLE
For easy carrying, pull out the portable handle under the cassette deck. When you finish, replace it.
ˆ Radio Operation
1. Set FUNCTION to RADIO.
2. Slide BAND to AM or FM. Set FM MONO
BEAT CUT/FM STEREO to FM STEREO for
FM stereo sound or to FM MONO for
monaural sound. When FM MONO BEAT
CUT/FM STEREO is set to FM STEREO,
the FM ST./PROG indicator lights.
3. Adjust TUNING to the desired station.
Notes:
• For the best FM reception, fully
extend the telescoping antenna and
swivel it to the position that produces
the best reception. For the best AM
reception, rotate the system to position the built-in AM antenna.
• If FM stereo reception gets weak
while FM MONO BEAT CUT/FM STEREO is set to FM STEREO, set FM
MONO BEAT CUT/FM STEREO to FM
MONO. The sound is no longer in stereo, but reception should improve.
4. Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable level.
Radio Operation
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6. To turn off the radio, set FUNCTION to
STD BY.TAPE.
5. Slide TONE to HIGH to emphasize the
treble sounds or to LOW to emphasize
the bass sounds.
ˆ CD Player Operation
LOADING AND PLAYING A
CD
1. Set FUNCTION to CD. -- flashes on the
display, then 00 appears.
2. Open the CD door by lifting the tab on
the left of the door. Place a CD in the
center with label facing up, press it down
over the hub to secure it, and then close
the door. -- flashes for a couple of seconds, then the total number of tracks
appears on the display.
3. Press
.to play all the tracks in order,
starting with Track 1. The current track
number appears on the display and the
play/pause indicator (the dot to the right
of the track number) lights.
REPEAT
(STOP)
PROGRAM
FM ST./
PROG
Indicator
5. Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable level.
Adjust TONE to HIGH to emphasize treble sounds or to LOW to emphasize
bass sounds.
6. The CD stops after playing the last
track. To stop play sooner, press . Wait
a few seconds for the CD to stop turning, then open the CD door and remove
the CD.
USING AUTOMATIC
SEARCH MUSIC SYSTEM
The automatic search music system lets you
quickly locate the beginning of any track on
the CD, including the current track.
If the CD is playing:
• Press
.once to return the beginning
of the current track
• Press
.twice to return the beginning
of the previous track
• Press
.to skip to the beginning of
the next track
If the CD is stopped, repeatedly press or hold
down
or
until the display shows the
desired track number, then press
. The
CD player starts playing the selected track.
(PLAY/
PAUSE)
SKIP
SKIP
4. To temporarily pause the CD, press
and the play/pause indicator flashes. To
resume play, press
.again.
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To search backward or forward within a track
while the CD is playing, hold down either
or
. You hear the track play rapidly
and at a lower volume. Release the button to
resume normal play.
CD Player Operation
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USING REPEAT PLAY
4. Repeat Steps 2–3 to store up to 16
tracks.
The system lets you continuously repeat a
single track, all tracks on a CD, or an entire
programmed sequence of tracks.
To continuously repeat a single track, press
REPEAT once so the repeat indicator in front
of the right digit of the track number flashes.
To continuously repeat all tracks on the CD,
press REPEAT twice so the repeat indicator in
front of the track number lights.
To continuously repeat an entire programmed sequence, first program the tracks
you want to play (see “Programming
Tracks”), press
then REPEAT twice, so
the repeat indicator lights.
To cancel repeat play during play, repeatedly
press REPEAT until the indicator turns off.
The CD player resumes normal play.
The repeat indicator remains lit after
is
pressed. To cancel repeat play when the CD
is stopped, press .again or REPEAT once.
PROGRAMMING TRACKS
You can program the system to play up to 16
tracks in any order you choose, and you can
program the same track to play more than
once.
Note: If you try to store more than 16
tracks, the 17th track is not stored and
Pr flashes on the display.
5. Press
. to play the programmed
tracks. The first programmed track number appears and the play/pause indicator and the FM ST./PROG indicator
lights. The CD begins to play starting
with the first programmed track.
Reviewing a Programmed
Sequence
To review a programmed sequence, with
play stopped, press PROGRAM once (if you
have stored all the tracks in the sequence).
Otherwise, press PROGRAM twice. The FM
ST./PROG indicator flashes and the track
number of each stored track appears.
Erasing a Programmed Sequence
You can do any of the following to erase a
programmed sequence:
• Set FUNCTION to STD BY.TAPE or
RADIO.
• Open the CD door with play stopped.
• Press
Storing/Playing a Programmed
Sequence
1. With a CD loaded but not playing, press
PROGRAM. Pr flashes on the display
and the FM ST./PROG indicator flashes.
.or SKIP
2. Repeatedly press SKIP
until the desired track number
appears.
3. To store the selected track, press PROGRAM. Pr flashes on the display and
the FM ST./PROG indicator flashes.
with play stopped.
CD AND CD PLAYER TIPS
Even though a compact disc is durable, treat
the CD surface with care.
• Do not write on either side of the CD,
particularly the non-label side. Signals
are read from the non-label side.
• Do not store CDs in high temperature,
high-humidity locations. They might
warp.
• Keep CDs dry. A water drop can act as a
lens and affect the laser beam’s focus.
CD Player Operation
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• Always handle a CD by the edges to
avoid fingerprints and always keep it in
its protective case or sleeve when it is
not in use. Fingerprints and scratches
on the CD’s surface can prevent the
laser beam from correctly reading the
digital information. If the CD gets
scratched, use RadioShack Scratch ‘n
Fix to repair the disc.
If the radio is subjected to a sudden shock or
jolt during play, the CD's rotation speed
might be briefly interrupted. This is not a malfunction.
Cautions:
• To avoid damaging the CD player, do
not place anything but a CD in the CD
compartment.
• Remove any loaded CD from the CD
compartment before moving the system
to avoid damaging the CD.
• Moving the radio suddenly from a cold
place to a warmer one can cause moisture to form on the CD player's pickup
lens and disrupt operation. If this happens, unplug the radio, then wait about
an hour before plugging it back in and
playing a CD.
ˆ Cassette Deck Operation
LOADING AND PLAYING A
TAPE
1. Slide FUNCTION to STD BY.TAPE.
2. Press
.to open the cassette door.
Load a cassette tape into the guides on
the door with the side you want to play
facing up and the exposed tape edge
facing you. Close the door.
4. Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable level.
Adjust TONE to HIGH to increase treble
sounds or to LOW to increase bass
sounds.
5. The cassette deck automatically stops
the tape when it reaches the end. To
stop it sooner, press
.
To fast forward when the tape is stopped,
press
, or rewind by pressing
.
RECORDING
Notes:
(RECORD)
(PAUSE)
(STOP/
EJECT)
(PLAY)
(REWIND)
3. Press
(FAST
FORWARD)
.to play the tape.
Note: To temporarily pause play, press
. Press .again to resume play.
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• The system’s Automatic Level Control
(ALC) automatically adjusts the recording level. VOLUME has no effect on
recording.
• Tape quality greatly affects the quality of
the recording. We recommend regular
length (60- or 90-minutes) cassette
tapes. We do not recommend long-play
cassette tapes such as C-120s because
they are thin and can tangle easily. For
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low-noise, wide-range recordings, use
normal bias tape.
• Before you load a cassette tape for
recording, turn the cassette's hub with
your finger or a pencil to move the tape
past its leader.
• Before recording, be sure the erase protection tabs are in place on the cassette
tape you are using to record. See “Preventing Accidental Erasure” on Page 10.
• If you try to record on a tape that has
had its erase protection tabs removed,
you cannot press . Do not force it, as
this can damage the mechanism.
Recording from the CD Player
1. Set FUNCTION to CD.
2. Load the cassette you want to record on
into the cassette compartment. Load a
CD into the CD compartment.
3. If you want to begin recording on a different track besides the first, press SKIP
.on the CD player until the desired
track number appears, then press .
The cassette deck starts recording and
the CD starts to play the first track or the
track you selected.
Notes:
5. To stop the CD player before it automatically stops, press .on the CD player.
Recording from the Radio
1. Follow Steps 1–4 in “Radio Operation”
on Page 5.
2. Insert a blank cassette tape, or one you
want to record over, into the cassette
compartment.
3. Press .on the cassette deck. The cassette deck starts recording from the
radio.
Notes:
• To temporarily pause recording, press
on the cassette deck. Press
again to resume recording.
• To reduce a whistling sound (called
an AM beat) heard during a recording
from an AM broadcast, slide BEAT
CUT to the position that produces the
best quality recording.
4. To stop recording before the tape
reaches the end, press
on the cassette deck.
TAPE TIPS
Erasing a Cassette Tape
• To temporarily pause recording, press
on the cassette deck. Press
again to resume recording.
• If you also want to pause the CD
player, press
. Press
.again
to resume playing the CD.
.or
.to
• If you hold down SKIP
search within a track during recording, the cassette deck will record the
sound.
To erase a previously recorded tape, simply
record over it. To erase an entire side of a
cassette tape, set FUNCTION to CD and do
not load a CD. Then start recording and let
the tape record to the end. Or, set FUNCTION
to TAPE and press .
To quickly erase both sides of a cassette
tape, use a bulk tape eraser, available at
your local RadioShack store.
4. To stop recording before the tape
reaches the end, press
.on the cassette deck.
Cassette Deck Operation
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Preventing Accidental Erasure
Cassette tapes have two erase-protection
tabs — one for each side. To protect a recording from being accidentally recorded
over or erased, use a screwdriver to remove
one or both erase-protection tabs.
Restoring Tape Tension and
Sound Quality
After you play a cassette tape several times,
the tape might become tightly wound on the
reels. This can cause playback sound quality
to deteriorate.
If you want to record on a tape’s side after
you have removed the erase-protection tab,
place a piece of strong plastic tape over that
side’s erase-protection hole. Be sure you
cover only the hole originally covered by the
erase-protection tab.
To restore the sound quality, fast-forward the
tape from the beginning to the end of one
side, then completely rewind it. Then loosen
the tape reels by gently tapping each edge of
the cassette on a flat surface.
Note: Removing erase-protection tabs does
not prevent a bulk eraser from erasing a cassette tape.
Caution: Be careful not to damage the cassette when tapping it. Do not touch the exposed tape or allow any sharp objects near
the cassette.
ˆ Care and Maintenance
To enjoy your AM/FM/CD/Cassette Portable
for a long time:
• Keep the system dry. If it gets wet, wipe
it dry immediately.
• Use and store the system only in normal
temperature environments.
• Handle the system gently and carefully.
Do not drop it.
• Keep the system away from dust and
dirt.
CLEANING THE
TAPE-HANDLING PARTS
Dirt, dust or particles of the tape's coating
can accumulate on the tape heads and other
parts that the tape touches. This can greatly
reduce the performance of the cassette player. After every 20 hours of tape player operation, use a RadioShack cassette deck
cleaning kit to clean the tape heads.
Your local RadioShack store sells a complete line of cassette deck cleaning supplies.
• Wipe the system with a damp cloth
occasionally to keep it looking new.
Modifying or tampering with the system’s internal components can cause a malfunction
and might invalidate its warranty. If your system is not performing as it should, take it to
your local RadioShack store for assistance.
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Care and Maintenance
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ˆ Specifications
GENERAL
Power Supply ...................................................................................................................... 120V AC 60 Hz
or eight C batteries
Tuning Range ..................................................................................................... AM 530 through 1710 kHz
FM 88 through 108 MHz
1
Speaker size .................................................................................................................. 3 /2 inch (88.9 mm)
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7
3
Dimensions (HWD) ............................................................................................ 5 /16 × 14 /8 × 10 /8 Inches
(141.3 × 377.8 × 263.5 mm)
Weight ............................................................................................................................................ 81.13 oz
(2.3 kg)
Included Accessories ........................................................................................................... AC power cord
CD PLAYER
Number of Programmable Tracks ............................................................................................................ 16
Frequency Response .............................................................................................. 100 Hz – 20 kHz ±1 dB
Flat ................................................................................................................................................ BPFA=70
Dynamic Range ................................................................................................................................... 80 dB
Signal-to-Noise .................................................................................................................................... 60 dB
Distortion (measured at .12%)............................................................................................................. 0.05%
Channel Separation:
1 kHz ............................................................................................................................................ 50 dB
20 kHz .......................................................................................................................................... 35 dB
CASSETTE DECK
Wow and Flutter:
Limit ................................................................................................................................................ .3%
Measured ............................................................................................................................ .09 – .19%
Frequency Response, Limit:
R/P ........................................................................................................ 200 Hz ±4/-3 dB, 7 kHz ±3 dB
P/B ......................................................................................................... 125 Hz ±4 dB, 6.3 kHz ±6 dB
Frequency Response, Measured:
R/P ....................................................................................................................... –0.5/0 dB, –1/–2 dB
P/B ............................................................................................................ –0.3/+0.1 dB, –1.3/–1.2 dB
Recording System ........................................................................................................................... AC Bias
Erase System ................................................................................................................................... Magnet
Power Output ....................................................................................................................................... 1.2W
Specifications are typical; individual systems might vary. Specifications are subject to change and improvement without notice.
Specifications
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Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from RadioShack companyowned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES
CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE
OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to
you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack
sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and
labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase
price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of
warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the
expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse,
accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs
other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs
of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
RadioShack Customer Relations, 200 Taylor Street, 6th Floor, Fort Worth, TX 76102
We Service What We Sell
RadioShack Corporation
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
12/99
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