Audiovox FD-250 Stereo System User Manual

OWNER'S MANUAL
ELECTRONICALLY-TUNED
AM/FM/MPX RADIO WITH
AUTO-REVERSE CASSETTE PLAYER,
CD CHANGER CONTROLS
AND QUARTZ CLOCK
Model
FD-250
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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RADIO AND CASSETTE CONTROLS
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ON-OFF POWER BUTTON
Press this button to turn the unit on or off.
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VOLUME/LEVEL CONTROL
To increase the volume level, press the
side of the control. The volume will increase
and the level will be shown by the bars on the display panel. To increase the volume quickly,
keep the button pressed. To decrease the volume level, press the
side of the control.
Keep the button pressed to decrease the volume quickly. This control is also used in
conjunction with the Menu button
to adjust the bass, treble, balance and fader levels as
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MENU BUTTON
VOLUME LEVEL MEMORY
This button is used to select the audio function ( bass, treble, balance, or fade) to be adjusted
using the Level control
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Pressing the Menu button once will select the audio functions in sequence of bass (“BAS” on
display), treble (“TRE”), balance (“BAL”), and fader (“FAd”). The display will automatically
return to the normal indication 5 seconds after the last adjustment is made or when another
function is activated.
This button is also used to set the memory for the volume level which will be recalled when
the unit is turned on. To set the volume memory, turn the unit on and adjust the volume using
the Volume/Level Control to the level which you wish to be recalled when the unit is turned
on. Then, press the Menu button and hold it for approximately 2 seconds. The volume level
bars on the display panel will flash twice and the volume is now set in the memory. If the unit
is turned off with the volume higher than the memory setting, the unit will return to the memory
setting when tuned back on. If, however, the unit is turned off with the volume lower than the
memory setting, the unit will return to the lower setting when turned back on.
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BASS CONTROL
To adjust the bass level, first select the Bass mode by pressing the Menu button
once
so the “BAS” indication appears on the display panel. Within 5 seconds of choosing the Bass
to adjust the bass response
mode, press the
or
side of the Level control
as desired. The level will be shown by the bars on the display panel from a minimum of
to a maximum of
(the diamond in the center
of the display represents flat response). The display will automatically return to the normal
indication 5 seconds after the last adjustment or when another function is activated.
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TREBLE CONTROL
To adjust the treble level, first select the Treble mode by pressing the Select button
twice
so the “TRE” indication appears on the display panel. Within 5 seconds of choosing the Treble
to adjust the treble response
mode, press the
or
side of the Level control
as desired. The treble level will be shown by the bars on the display panel from a minimum
of
to a maximum of
(the diamond in the center
of the display represents flat response). The display will automatically return to the normal
indication 5 seconds after the last adjustment or when another function is activated.
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LEFT/RIGHT BALANCE CONTROL
To adjust the left-right speaker balance, first select the Balance mode by pressing the Select
button
three times so the “BAL” indication appears on the display panel. Within 5 seconds
of choosing the Balance mode, press the
side of the Level control
to adjust the
stereo balance to the left channel speakers or the
side of the control to adjust it to the
right channel speakers. The balance position will be shown by the bars on the display panel
from L
R (full left) to L
R (full right). When the
volume level between the left and right speakers is equal, L
R will be
shown on the display panel. The display will automatically return to the normal indication 5
seconds after the last adjustment or when another function is activated.
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FRONT/REAR FADER CONTROL
To adjust the front-rear speaker balance, first select the Fader mode by pressing the Select
button
four times so the “FAd” indication appears on the display panel. Within 5 seconds
of choosing the Fader mode, press the
or
side of the Level control
to adjust
the front-rear speaker levels as desired. The fader position will be shown by the bars on the
display panel from F
R (full front) to F
R (full rear).
When the volume level between the front & rear speakers is equal, F
R
will be shown on the display panel. The display will automatically return to the normal
indication 5 seconds after the last adjustment or when another function is activated.
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AM/FM BAND SELECTOR
Each time this button is pressed, the radio band is changed. The indication “AM”, “FM1”, or
“FM2” will appear on the display panel according to your selection.
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MANUAL UP/DOWN TUNING (
TUNE
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AUTOMATIC SEEK TUNING
To manually select a radio station, momentarily press the Up Tuning (
) side of the button
to advance the unit one digit higher or the Down Tuning (
) side of the button to tune
downward. Continue to press either side of the button to tune the radio rapidly in the selected
direction.
Pressing either side of the button for longer than 0.5 seconds and then releasing will activate
the Automatic Seek Tuning function in the selected direction. The radio will seek the next
available station and stop at that frequency. The Seek function can be stopped by pressing
the button again or activating any other tuning function.
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AUTO-STORE SYSTEM (AS)
PRE-SET SCAN TUNING (PS)
Press this button momentarily to scan the 6 stations pre-set into the memories of the radio
band in use. The unit will stop at each pre-set station for 5 seconds before continuing to the
next pre-set station (the pre-set number on the display panel will flash during this operation).
Press the button again momentarily to stop the Pre-Set Scan operation and remain on the
selected frequency.
Pressing the button for longer than 2 seconds will activate the Auto-Store System (AS) which
will automatically scan and enter up to 6 stations into the 6 pre-set memories on the band
in use. If you have already set the pre-set memories to your favorite stations, activating the
Auto-Store function will erase those stations and enter the new ones. This feature is most
useful when travelling in a new area where you are not familiar with the local stations.
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STATIONPRE-SETMEMORIES
To set any of the 6 pre-set memories in each band, use the following procedure:
1. Turn the radio on and select the desired band.
2. Select the first station to be pre-set using the Manual Up/Down or Automatic Seek Tuning
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3. Press the pre-set button to be set and continue to hold it in. The volume will be momentarily
muted and the pre-set number will appear on the display panel indicating that the station
is now set into that memory position and can be recalled at any time by pressing that preset button.
4. Repeat the above procedure to enter stations in the remaining 5 pre-set memories on that
band and the 6 memories on each of the other 2 bands of the unit.
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bn LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL
The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panel displays the frequency, time, and activated functions.
NOTE: It is characteristic of LCD panels that, if subjected to cold temperatures
for an extended period of time, they may take longer to illuminate than
under normal conditions and the visibility of the numbers may slightly
decrease. The LCD read-out will return to normal when the temperature
increases to a normal range.
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CASSETTEDOOR
Hold the cassette with the exposed tape edge to the right and insert it into the cassette door.
Depress fully until the cassette is engaged and begins playing.
When the cassette reaches the end of the side of the tape being played, the unit will
automatically change direction as shown by the arrow indication on the display panel and
play of the other side of the cassette will begin.
NOTE: Observe cassette cautions in the Care and Maintenance section of this
manual.
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FAST-FORWARD BUTTON (FF)
Pushing the Fast-Forward button will cause the tape to move rapidly in the forward direction
of play. To stop Fast-Forward movement, lightly push the Rewind button
until the
mechanism disengages and normal play resumes.
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REWIND BUTTON (REW)
Pushing the Rewind button will cause the tape to move rapidly in the reverse direction of play.
until the mechanism
To stop Rewind movement, lightly push the Fast-Forward button
disengages and normal play resumes.
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PROGRAM SELECTOR
To manually reverse tape direction and play the other side (program) of the cassette, lightly
and Rewind
buttons at the same time.
push both the Fast-Forward
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Tape playback is stopped and the cassette is ejected by pushing this button. Radio or CD
changer operation will automatically resume when the cassette is ejected, depending on
which mode was in operation prior to cassette play.
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This button is used to select the audio source in play. During tape play, it can be used to
change to radio play without ejecting the cassette. Similarly, it can then be used to go back
to tape operation from radio play.
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During radio operation, press this button to call the time display on the incorporated quartz
clock. Pressing the button again or activating any tuning function will return to frequency
display.
During CD changer operation, press this button to call the time display or return to disc and
track indications.
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RE-SET BUTTON
A re-set button is located on the front panel which must be activated by a pen tip or other thin
object as it is recessed to prevent accidental engagement. The re-set circuitry is provided
to protect the microprocessor circuitry and should only be activated under the following
circumstances as it will erase the time and station pre-set memories.
1. Upon initial installation after all wiring is completed.
2. If there is a malfunction of any of the switches on the unit, pressing the re-set button may
clear the system and return to normal operation.
SETTING THE CLOCK
1. Switch the vehicle ignition and the radio “on”.
2. If the radio frequency is shown on the display panel, press the Time/Frequency Selector
(T/F)
momentarily so that the time display is shown.
3. With the time on the display panel, press and hold the Time/Frequency Selector
(T/F) for approximately 2 seconds until the time display begins flashing.
4. Within 5 seconds of the display beginning to flash, press the Manual Down Tuning (
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side of button
to adjust the hours and the Manual Up Tuning (
) side of the button
to adjust the minutes to the correct time.
5. After setting the correct time, press the Time/Frequency Selector (T/F) again or wait 5
seconds for the display to stop flashing.
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CD CHANGER CONTROLS
Built into this radio are controls to operate an optional 10-disc or 6-disc CD changer. Please
check with your SPS/Audiovox or Prestige car stereo specialist for recommendations of the
models that will work with this radio.
Adjustments of the audio functions (volume, tone, balance, and fader) operate in the same
manner during CD play as they do for radio/cassette play. The following controls will operate
the CD changer when it is installed and connected to this radio. Refer to the owner’s manual
included with the CD changer for instructions on the installation and correct loading and use
of the CD magazine.
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MODESELECTOR(MODE)
With the CD changer connected to the unit, this button is used to select CD changer
operation. To choose CD mode, press the button until the “DISC” and “TRACK” indications
appear on the display panel. Press the Mode button again to change back to radio or tape
operation.
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DISC )
These buttons are used to select the desired disc for play. To advance to a higher number
disc, press the “DISC
“ button
. To return to a lower number disc, press the
“
DISC” button
. The number of the disc in play will be shown on the display panel.
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TRACK SELECT (
TRACK
)
This button is used to quickly select the beginning of a particular track. Tap the Forward Track
Select (
) side of the button or Backward Track Select (
) side of the button to locate
the desired track as shown by the track number on the display panel.
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High-speed audible search to any section of the disc can be made by the Cue and Review
functions. Press and hold the Cue (
) side of the button to advance rapidly in forward
direction or the Review (
) side of the button to advance rapidly in the backward direction.
When the Cue (
) side of the button is held down and the end of the last track on the
disc is reached or the Review (
) side of the button is held down until the beginning of
the first track is reached, the unit will enter the Pause mode (
will flash on the display
panel) until the button is released.
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Pressing this button will temporarily stop play of the disc (the
indication will flash on the
display panel). Press the button again to resume play of the disc from the point at which it
had stopped.
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TRACK/DISC SCAN (SCAN)
When the Scan button
is pressed, the “SCAN” indication will appear on the display panel
and the first 10 seconds of each track on the disc will be played in order. When a desired
track is reached, press the Scan button
again and play of that track will continue (“SCAN”
will disappear from the display panel). The Track Scan mode will also be cancelled by
activating any other disc function (Select, Cue, Review, Shuffle or Repeat).
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When the Scan button
is pressed and held longer than 2 seconds, the “DISC” and “SCAN”
indications will appear on the display panel and the first 10 seconds of the first track on each
disc will be played. When a desired disc is reached, press the Scan button
again and
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play of the disc will continue (“DISC” and “SCAN” will disappear from the display panel). The
Disc Scan mode will also be cancelled by activating any other disc function (Select, Cue,
Review, Shuffle or Repeat).
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TRACK/DISC REPEAT (RPT)
When the Repeat button
is pressed, the “RPT” indication will appear on the display panel
and play of the selected track will be continually repeated until the Track Repeat mode is
cancelled by pressing the Repeat button
again or by activating the Scan
or Shuffle
functions (“RPT” will disappear from the display panel).
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When the Repeat button
is pressed and held longer than 2 seconds, the “DISC” and “RPT”
indications will appear on the display panel and play of the selected disc will be continually
repeated. The Disc Repeat mode can be cancelled by pressing the Repeat button
again
or by activating the Scan
or Shuffle
functions (“DISC” and “RPT” will disappear from
the display panel).
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is pressed, the “SHF” indication will appear on the display panel
When the Shuffle button
and the tracks on the disc will be played in a random, shuffled order. The Track Select button
will also select tracks in the shuffled order instead of the normal progression. The Track
Shuffle mode can be cancelled by pressing the Shuffle button
again or by activating the
Scan
or Repeat
functions (“SHF” will disappear from the display panel).
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When the Shuffle button cu is pressed and held longer than 2 seconds, the “DISC” and “SHF”
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indications will appear on the display panel and the discs in the magazine will be played in
a random, shuffled order as well as the tracks on each disc. When all the tracks on the
selected disc have been played, the next disc will be chosen in shuffled order and its tracks
will be played in shuffled order. The Disc Shuffle mode can be cancelled by pressing the
Shuffle button
again or activating the Scan
or Repeat
functions (“ D ISC” and “ S HF”
will disappear from the display panel).
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ERROR SIGNS
If a problem should develop while operating the CD changer, the following error sign
indications may appear on the display panel.
E:01
Indicates abnormal disc changer function. Consult your car stereo
specialist or service facility for further assistance.
E:02
Indicates excessive temperature conditions. The error sign will go off and
play will resume when the changer temperature returns to the normal
range.
E:07
Indicates disc may be loaded in the magazine upside-down. Re-load disc
properly if necessary. May also indicate that the disc is dirty in which case,
clean the disc and re-load it. If this does not restore correct operation,
consult your car stereo specialist or service facility for further assistance.
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Magazine is not loaded in the changer.
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No discs are loaded in the magazine.
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No disc is loaded in magazine tray #1. (2: - - indication for tray #2, etc.)
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
The radio portion of your new sound system does not require any maintenance. We
recommend you keep this manual for future reference on how to set the clock and for general
reference of the many features found in this unit.
As with any cassette player, the cassette section of this sound system does require a
minimum of maintenance to keep it in good working condition. The following simple care and
maintenance suggestions should be followed to prevent malfunctions of the cassette
system.
CASSETTE CARE:
1. Purchase a cassette cleaning kit from your local retail store. Use it! At least every 20 to
30 hours of operation you must clean the cassette mechanism. A dirty cassette player
will have a poor sound.
2. Do not use cassettes that exceed 45 minutes of play on each side.
3. Do not insert a cassette that appears to be broken, twisted or dirty or with loose or torn
labels on it.
4. Always keep your cassettes away from direct sunlight or exposure to sub-freezing
conditions. If a cassette is cold, allow it to warm up before use.
5. Do not keep a cassette in the player when not in use.
6. Before inserting a cassette in the player, check that the tape is tightly wound on the reels.
Take up any excess slack using a pencil to turn the drive hub in the cassette (see diagram
below).
Audiovox Corporation, Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788
Form No. 128-4798