Operating instructions | Curtis RCD836 Stereo System User Manual

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR
AUDIO PRODUCTS-READ THOROUGHLY
OPERATION MANUAL
MODEL: RCD836
PHONOGRAHPH WITH
AM/FM RADIO, CASSETTE & CD PLAYER
When using electrical products, basic precautions should always be followed including:
1. Read Instructions - All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the
product is operated.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future
reference.
3. Heed Instructions - All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should
be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and user instructions should be followed.
5. Cleaning - Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
6. Attachments - Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer
as they may cause hazards.
7. Water and Moisture - Do not use this product near water-for example, near a bath
tub,wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool,
etc.
8. Accessories - Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to
the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the
manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the
manufacturer's instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
9. Transporting - A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to
overturn.
10. Ventilation - Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation, to ensure
reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must
not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on
a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.
11. Power Sources - This product should be operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consult your product dealer or local power company. For products intended to operate from
battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
12. Grounding or Polarization - This product may be equipped with a polarized
alternating- current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will
fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the
plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug.
13. Power-Cord Protection - Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not
likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
product.
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14. Lightning - For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is
left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
15. Power Lines - An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such
power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be
taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
16. Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
17. Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects of any kind into this product through
openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in
a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
18. Servicing - Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
19. Damage Requiring Service - Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a. If the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust
only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, as an improper ajustment
of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way, and if the product exhibits a
distinct change in performance-this indicates a need for service.
20. Replacement Parts - When replacement parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
21. Safety Check - Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper
operating condition.
22. Wall or Ceiling Mounting - The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
23. Heat - The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Precautions
Safety Information
CAUTION:
1. DO NOT REMOVE THE PROTECTIVE HOUSING.
2. USE OF CONTROLS AND ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES
OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION
EXPOSURE.
3. IF THIS PRODUCT DEVELOPS TROUBLE, CONTACT A QUALIFIED SERVICE CENTER,
AND DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT IN A DEFECTIVE STATE.
Safety Precautions
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
CAUTION:
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified
may result in hazardous radiation exposures.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN
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 lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is
intended to alert user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage"
within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert user to
the presence of important operating and maintenance(servicing)instructions
in the literature accompanying the appliance.
CAUTION
For Compact Disc Units Only:
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCK FAILED
OR DEFEATED, AVOID DIRECT EXPORSURE TO LASER BEAM.
( See markings on the back of the unit.)
CAUTION:
To prevent electric shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert .
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Listening to a Tape or Compact Disc
Before Use
Before Use
Cassette Tape
1. Choose unit installation location carefully. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or close to a
source of heat. Also avoid locations subject to vibrations and excessive dust, cold or
moisture. Keep away from sources that hum, such as transformers or motors.
2. Do not open the cabinet as this might result in damage to the circuitry or electrical shock.
If a foreign object should get into the set, contact your dealer.
3. Be sure not to handle discs with dirty fingers. Never insert a disc that has a crack on the
surface.
4. When removing the power plug from the wall outlet, always pull directly on the plug, never
pull the cord.
5. To keep the laser pickup clean, do not touch it, and do not forget to close the disc tray.
6. Do not attempt to clean the unit with chemical solvents as this might damage the finish.
Use a clean, dry cloth.
7. In order to shut off the power to this product completely, unplug the power cord from the
wall outlet. Be sure to unplug the unit if you do not intend to use it for an extended period of
time, such as a vacation.
8. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
Tape Handling:
Do not store tapes in the following places:
1. On top of heaters, exposed to direct sunlight or in any other places with high
temperatures.
2. Near speakers, on TV sets or amplifiers or where they would be exposed to strong
magnetic fields.
3. Where humidity is high and in dirty, dusty places.
4. Avoid dropping or subjecting cassettes to excessive shocks.
5. As C-120 tapes are physically weak and could become entangled in the transport
mechanism, do not use them.
Beware of Condensation
When the player (or a compact disc) is moved from a cold to a warm place or is used after a
sudden temperature change, there is a danger of condensation. Water vapor in the air could
condense on the mechanism or the laser pickup. If droplets of water form on these parts,
correct playback will be impossible because the laser cannot read the information from the
disc correctly. To prevent this, if you are going to use the player in a condition where
condensation could occur, you should not use the player for 1 or 2 hours after plugging it
into an AC outlet depending on the amount of condensation. If this is done, the player will
stabilize at the temperature of its surroundings.
Loading a Cassette tape:
1. Use your finger or a pencil to turn the cassette
hub and take up any slack tape.
Note: Avoid touching the tape .Fingerprints attract
dust and dirt.
2. Press STOP/EJECT button to open cassette door.
Note: The cassette holder cannot be opened
during recording or play back.
3. Load the cassette tape with its open edge facing down.
4. Gently close the compartment door.
MAINTENANCE:
The heads and tape path should be cleaned and demagnetized periodically.
(Cleaning materials not included)
For U.S.A.
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 interference in a residential area. This device generates and
uses radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, it may cause interference to radio or TV reception. If this unit does cause
interference with TV or radio reception you can try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
A) Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
B) Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
C) Plug the equipment into a different outlet so that it is not on the same circuit as the
receiver. If necessary, consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
additional suggestions
Cleaning Tape path
Apply head cleaning fluid to a cotton swab or soft cloth,
and lightly rub the heads, capstan and all metal parts in
the tape path.
Also clean the pinch roller using rubber cleaning fluid.
ERASE HEAD
CAPSTAN
PRESSURE ROLLER
RECORD/PLAYBACK HEAD
Demagnetizing Heads:
Be sure that the power is off, then demagnetize the heads using a demagnetizer. For details
of its use, read its instructions.
CAUTION:
Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by Manufacturer for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
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CLEANING STICK
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Compact Disc
Preparation of Use
Handing the Discs:
This unit has been designed specifically for sound
reproduction from compact discs bearing the
mark.
No other discs can be used.
AUDIO
1. Connect the AC power cord.
1. Always place the compact disc in the disc tray with the
label facing upward. (Compact discs can be played only
on one side).
2. To remove a disc from its storage case, press down on
the centre of the case and lift the disc out, holding it
carefully by the edge.
2. The silver screw protects the phonograph chassis during transportation. If the speed of
your phonograph seems slow or you hear a rubbing sound, adjust the screw with a coin to
correct the balance of the turntable.
HANDLE DISC ONLY AS SHOWN
3. Fingermarks and dust should be carefully wiped off
the disc recorded surface with a soft cloth (not included)
CLEAN FROM CENTER TO EDGE
How To Replace The Turntable Stylus?
4. Never use such chemicals as record sprays, anti-static sprays or fluid, benzine or thinner
to clean compact discs. Such chemicals will do irreparable damage to the disc's plastic
surface.
5. Discs should be return to their cases after use to avoid serious scratches that could
cause laser pickup to skip.
6. Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or high humidity and temperature for extended
periods. Long exposure to high temperature can warp the disc.
7. Do not stick paper or write anything with a ballpoint pen on the surface of the label side.
8. Do not use irregular shaped CD's (octangonal, heart-shape, etc.) Which can damage the
unit.
Removing old stylus
1. Set a screwdriver at the tip of the stylus and push
down to the direction "A".
2. Remove the stylus by pulling it forward and down.
A
Installing a new stylus
1. Hold the tip of the stylus and insert the other
edge by pressing in the direction "B".
2. Push up in the direction "C" until it locks at the tip.
C
B
Guide Pins (inside)
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Basic Operation
Listening to a Record
1. Power on.
Connect the power plug into the wall outlet.
1. Press the PHONO button.
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2. Select the source.
PHONO
Lights
2. Select player speed.
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33
45
3. Adjust the volume.
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4
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5
78
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3
5
2
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3. Put a record onto the turntable.
(Use 45 rpm adaptor when playing
single record.)
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VOLUME
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4. Adjust the sub-bass volume.
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4. Remove the tone arm-rest holder.
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5. Lift the Que-lever and move the tone
arm gently to the desired position over
the record.
SUB-BASS
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4 7
6. Lower the Que-lever slowly.
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5. Listening through Earphones/Headphones.
7. Return the tone arm to the tone arm-rest
after reaching the end of the record.
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PHONES
The sound from all speakers is cut off.
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CAUTION
When the CD is stopped, press PLAY/PAUSE button within 3 seconds after pressing MUSIC
SKIP button,or it will return to stopping state.
Listening to CD
1. Press the CD button.
Skipping tracks.
Press once to go to the start of the next track.
F.R Skip/search F.F
CD
2. Open the tray, and place the CD on the tray.
Press once to go to the start of the track currently
being played.
Press twice to go to the start of the previous track.
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F.R Skip/search F.F
OPEN /CLOSE
3. Close the tray and start playing the CD.
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4
Lights
OPEN/CLOSE
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3
5
Listening to the Radio
1. Press the TUNER button to select the desired
band (AM/FM).
PLAY/PAUSE
1
Lights
The CD will start playing from the first track.
2. Tune to the desired frequency.
DO
STOP
UP
WN
4 Stopping the CD play.
TUNING
5 Pausing the CD play.
3. Antenna
For a good FM reception,stretch the antenna
wire and move it around until you get the
desired station clearly.
Flash
CD should be placed on the tray
with the label side up.
PLAY/PAUSE
Pressing the PLAY/PAUSE button will restart
playing the CD.
NOTE: Do not switch off the unit during
CD-function, because it will damage the unit.
CD should be placed on the tray with the label
side up.
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4. FM reception
Any strong FM stereo is
indicated by the FM
stereo lndicator. For weak
reception the unit
switches automatically to
MONO.
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Light
98 100
80 90 100
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Recording a Tape
Listening to a Tape
1. Press the TAPE button.
1. Open the cassette door and insert the Blank tape
you wish to record.
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STOP/EJECT
TAPE
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2. Open the cassette door and insert a cassette
tape.
2. Select the source from which you will record, using
the input selector buttons (do not select TAPE)
STOP/EJECT
3. Press the RECORD button to start recording.
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3. Press the play (
RECORD
) button.
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PLAY
1 4 5
The Play (
) button will be pressed automatically.
At the end of the cassette tape, the cassette will
stop automatically.
At the end of the cassette tape, the cassette will
stop automatically.
4. Stopping the recording.
STOP/EJECT
4. Stopping the tape playback.
STOP/EJECT
5. Pausing the recording.
PAUSE
6. Pausing the playback.
5. Fast forward and rewind.
PAUSE
Pressing the PAUSE button will restart
recording the tape.
Pressing the PAUSE button will
restart playing the tape.
Press STOP button to half fast forward
or rewinding operations.
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Specification
Troubleshooting guide
RECORD PLAYER section
Motor ................................................DC servo motor
Drive System......................................Belt Drive
Speed ...............................................33-1/3rpm, 45rpm and 78rpm
Wow & Flutter.....................................less than 0.25%(WTD)
S/N Ratio .......................................... More than 50dB
Catridge Type.....................................Ceramic Stereo Catridge
Stylus................................................402-M208-165
Output Level ......................................160 ~ 380mV(5cm/sec at 1kHz)
SPEAKER SYSTEM section
Type..................................................3 - ways
Impedance ........................................4 ohms for Tweeter speaker
6 ohms for Super Bass speaker
8 ohms for Stereo channel
Input Power........................................Max. 5W for 8 ohms speaker
Max. 10W for 4 ohms speaker
Max. 25W for 6 ohms speaker
GENERAL
Power Requirements...........................AC 120V ~ 60 Hz (U.S.A. / Canada)
Power consumption............................19W
Dimension(W x H x D ).........................520 x 920 x 340mm
Weight...............................................23.5kg
Standard Accessories.........................Operating Instruction Booklet
Warranty Card
45 rpm Adaptor
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The whole unit
CASSETTE DECK section
Track System.....................................4 track, 2 channel stereo
Tape speed ........................................4.8cm/sec
Wow and Flutter..................................0.4%(WRMS)
Frequency Response..........................125 to 6,300Hz +/-6dB
Tape deck
CD PLAYER section
Frequency response............................60 to 20,000 Hz +/-4dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio.......................... 55dB (IEC-A)
Problem
Tuner unit
TUNER section
FM Section
Frequency Range ...............................88 to 108 MHz
AM Section
Frequency Range................................530 to 1710 KHz (U.S.A. / Canada)
In case of trouble with the unit, please look through this chart and see if you can solve the
problem by yourse if before calling your dealer.
CD Player
AMPLIFIER section
Output Power......................................2.0W + 2.0W (U.S.A. / Canada)
Frequency Response...........................60 to 30,000Hz
Cause
Solution
Power does not come on when the
power switch is pressed
Unit is unplugged
Connect the unit to the AC power
supply
No sound comes out of the speakers
The volume is turned down(to MIN)
The input selector does not match the
playback source
Adjust the volume
Re-select the input source
The sound is noisy
The unit is too close to a TV set or
another similar appliance
Turn off the TV or other appliance,
and relocate the unit
The cassette deck door can not be
closed
The cassette tape is not inserted
properly
Insert the cassette tape correctly
The tape does not move
The cassette tape is not inserted
properly
Insert the cassette tape correctly
No sound from tape
The tape heads are dirty
Clean the tape heads
Can not record
The write-protect tabs on the
cassette have been broken off
The tape heads are dirty
you are trying to record on metal
(type IV) tape
Tape over the holes with
cellophane tape
Clean the tape heads
Use a normal (type I) tape
When recording over a previously
recorded tape, the original signal can
still be heard
The tape heads are dirty
You are trying to record on metal(type
IV) tape
Clean the tape heads
Use a normal(type I) tape
The sound is distorted or faint
The tape heads are dirty
Clean the tape heads
Can not listen to any station, or signal
appears weak
The station is not tuned in properly
A TV set is being used nearby
Tune in the station correctly
Turn off the TV set
The sound is distorted
The antenna is not oriented properly
Re-orient the antenna until
reception improves
Play stop immediately after starting to
play the CD, or play pauses or stops
during play
The CD is inserted upside down
The CD is dusty or dirty, or there is
condensation on the CD
Insert the CD with the printed side
upper most
Clean and dry the CD
No sound
The CD player is paused
press the PLAY/PAUSE button
Specific CD is noisy, or playback stops The CD is scratched, damaged or
or skips
warped
The disc is very dirty
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The CD should be changed
Clean the CD
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