Curtis RCD856 Stereo System User Manual

WARNING
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not use this plug with an extension cord, receptacle other
outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to present blade exposure. To prevent fire or
shock hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
WARNING
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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a risk of electric shock to persons.
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
1
Read these instructions.
2
Keep these instructions.
3
Heed all warinigs.
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 are 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, unit has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or damaged,or has been
dropped.
14 This appliance shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing water and that no object filled
with liquids such as vases shall be placed on the apparatus.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
This instruction manual is important to you. Please read it. In a short time it shows exactly how to
connect, operate and adjust this unit for best performance.
It can save you money. It shows simple things to do and check before you call for help and save the
cost of unnecessary service and call out charge.
WARNINGS.....................................................................................................................................1
TABLE OF CONTENTS.................................................................................................................. 2
LOCATION OF CONTROLS...........................................................................................................3
REMOTE CONTROL.......................................................................................................................4
OPERATING INSTRUCTION..........................................................................................................5
TUNER OPERATION......................................................................................................................5
CD OPERATION..............................................................................................................................6
CARING FOR COMPACT DISCS...................................................................................................10
Please retain all packing materials for future transportation of the unit or in the unlikely event that
the unit needs to be returned for service.
LOCATION OF CONTROLS
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108
SCALE
MHz
LOG
530
600
650
800
1000
1400
1700
KHz
15
5
BBS.
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18
17
4
3
PHONOS
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20
21
2
1
1 Standby/On Button
14 Standby/Mute Indicator
2 Electronic Rotary Volume Control
15 Disc Skip Button
3 Band Switch
16 Bass Boost Button
4 Play / Pause Button
17 Stop Button
5 Tuning Control
18 Repeat Button
6 Tuning Scale And Pointer
19 Function Selector Switch
7 FM Stereo indicator
20 Phones (Headphones) Jack
8 CD Carousel Tray
21 CD Storage
9 Skip/Search Forward Button
10 LCD Display
11 Skip/Search Back Button
12 Program Memory Button
13 Remote Sensor
3
REMOTE CONTROL
1 STANDBY/ON Button
2 PROGRAM Button
5
3 STOP Button
SKIP
4 PLAY/PAUSE Button
7
5 SKIP FORWARD Button
8
DISC
PROGRAM
MUTE
6 SKIP BACKWARD Button
7 DISC Button
4
6
STANDBY/ON
3
2
1
VOLUME
9
10
8 MUTE Button
9 VOLUME - Button
10 VOLUME + Button
Inserting batteries in the remote control
The battery compartment cover is on the back of the
remote control. Press the tab in the direction of the
arrow and lift off the cover. Take the 2 1.5v AAA
size batteries(not included) and place them in the compartment,
taking care to ensure correct polarity. As shown in the
battery compartment. Carefully close the battery
Compartment. Change the batteries if the remote control
stops working Or only works intermittently or only at close range.
Notes:
Remove exhausted batteries from the remote control without delay, as they may leak and cause
damage. Always replace both batteries at the same time. Do not use batteries of different types,
brands or capacities.
The batteries must not be reloaded or reactivated by any other means or taken apart, thrown into
fire or shortcircuited.
OPERATING INSTRUCTION
PHONES (HEADPHONE) JACK
A headphone jack is provided for private listening. To listen to the unit with headphones (not
included), set the volume to minimum and insert the 3.5mm mini stereo plug from the headphones
into the PHONES jack. The speakers will be disconnected when a plug is inserted in the jack. Adjust
the VOLUME control and BASS BOOST button as desired.
MUTE
Press the MUTE button on the remote control to temporarily cut off the sound; the STANDBY/MUTE
indicator will blink. Press this button again to restore the sound.
ELECTRONIC ROTARY VOLUME CONTROL
Gently turn clockwise to increase the volume and counterclockwise to decrease the volume.
TO TURN THE UNIT ON AND OFF
Press the POWER button on the main unit or remote control to turn the unit on; the
STANDBY/MUTE indicator will go off. Press the POWER button again to turn the unit off; the
STANDBY/MUTE indicator will light.
NOTICE: AC POWER
230V~50Hz
FUNCTION SELECTOR SWITCH
Slide the FUNCTION selector switch to select TUNER or CD.
TUNER OPERATION
ANTENNAS
AM-
this unit has a built-in ferrite bar antenna, which eliminates the need for an external antenna,
and provides adequate reception in most areas. If reception is weak, turn the unit to
improve reception.
FM-
the FM line antenna on the rear of the unit is for FM reception only. Unwind this antenna
completely and orient the wire until you find the position that provides the best reception.
Slide the BAND switch to select, AM, FM, or FM STEREO broadcasts.
TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO
TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO
Press the POWER button to turn the unit on.
Slide the FUNCTION selector switch to the TUNER position.
Slide the BAND switch to the AM, FM or FM STEREO position.
AM-
Select this to listen to AM broadcasts.
FM-
Select this to listen to FM broadcasts in mono. Noise present in stereo broadcasts
can be reduced by listening in mono.
FM STEREO- Select this to listen to FM STEREO broadcasts. The FM STEREO indicator will light
when the radio is tuned to a stereo FM station.
Tune a desired station by rotating the TUNING control.
Adjust the VOLUME control and BASS BOOST button as desired.
CD OPERATION
CD OPERATION
The CD changer in this system can play up to 3 CDs in succession to provide you with over three
hours of uninterrupted music. When the first CD ends the second CD begins automatically. When
all 3 CDs have finished the changer stops.
In addition to normal playback of up to 3 CDs you may program up to a total of 32 tracks on the 3
discs to playback in any specific order you choose. You may also use the REPEAT function to
repeat a single track, repeat all tracks on a single disc, or repeat all tracks on all the discs in the
changer.
The LCD display provides all the information about the operation of the CD changer. Please refer to
the following diagram.
A) ALL DISC------------------This indicates that the changer is in the normal operation mode and
that it will play all tracks on all the discs in the tray in numerical order.
B) PROGRAM---------------- This indicates that the changer is in the programmed playback mode
and will play selected tracks on selected discs in the order in which they
were programmed.
C) REPEAT INDICATORS--Show which of the 3 repeat modes has been selected. Refer to the
instructions for repeat playback.
D) DISC INDICATORS-----These indicators show the number of discs which are loaded in the
changer. The indicator blinks to show which disc is playing or in the
play position. If the changer checks all 3 disc pockets and finds no
discs the display will indicate NO DISC.
E) TRACK NUMBER-------- Shows the total number of tracks on the disc when the disc is stopped
and shows the track number being played during playback.
F) TIME DISPLAY----------- Shows the total playing time of the disc when the disc is stoped and
shows the elapsed time in minutes and seconds of the track which is
being played.
G)PLAY INDICATOR-------- Comes on when a disc is playing.
H)PAUSE INDICATOR----- Comes on, together with the play indicator, when the disc is in the
pause mode. Goes off when the pause mode is canceled.
NORMAL CD PLAYBACK
1 Press POWER button to turn the system on.
2 Set the FUNCTION selector to the CD position. The CD display lights and the changer begins to
search all three disc pockets for CDs. If no discs are found the display indicates NO DISC.
3 The CD pockets are numbered (1.2.3). these numbers correspond to the disc indicators in the
CD display. The disc indicators do not change position. They always remain. however the disc
symbol will flash to show which disc is in the play position.
Place up to 3 CDs in the pockets of the tray. Place the disc you want to play first in pocket
#1.place the disc you want to play second in pocket #2.and so on. To load three CDs in the tray
it will be necessary to rotate the tray to expose the third pocket. After you load the first two
discs press the DISC SKIP button to rotate the tray and then loaded with the printed sides
facing up. If the disc is not properly centered in the pocket it may move when you close the
drawer. This could jam the mechanism or possibly damage the disc, so be sure to load the
discs properly.
4
After you have loaded up to 3 CDs press the PLAY/PAUSE button. The display will show the
Total number of tracks and total playing time of disc is in the play position.
NOTE:
In the normal playback mode the changer always stops after it has played the disc in pocket #3.So if
you want to play all three discs in sucession, you must start playback with DISC 1. If you only load
one disc in the changer, it may be placed in any of the three pockets. The changer will search all
three pockets until it locates the disc and then playback will begin.
When the last track of the last disc has been played the changer stops and the display will show the
total tracks and playing time of the first disc again.
SKIP TRACK FORWARD OR BACK BUTTONS
During CD playback you may skip tracks forward or back by pressing the forward or back track skip
buttons. Press the forward button once to skip to the beginning of the next track. Press twice to skip
two tracks etc.
Press the skip back button once to skip back to the beginning of the track being played. Press twice
to skip back to the beginning of the previous track etc.
You may also use the skip controls to start playback from a specific track on a disc. Press the STOP
button to stop the disc if necessary. Then press the forward button until the display shows the
desired track. Press PLAY/PAUSE to start playback.
HIGH SPEED MUSIC SEARCH
During CD playback you may search forward or back within the tracks of the disc to locate a
specific musical passage if desired. To perform high speed music search press and hold either the
SKIP FORWARD or SKIP BACK buttons. Release the buttons when you locate the desired
passage and normal playback will resume at high speed music search.
REPEAT PLAY MODES
There are 3 repeat options for your convenience. Pressing the REPEAT button will cycle the
changer through the three modes as follows:
1st Press
Repeat All Tracks On All Discs In The Tray
2nd Press
Repeat All Tracks On One Disc
3rd Press
Repeat One Track
4th Press
Repeat Mode Off Normal Playback Resumes
PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK
The CD changer has a 32 track programmable memory that allows you to program up to a total of
32 tracks on 3 discs for playback in any order you choose. You may also program a specific track to
be played more than once in a program sequence.
TO PERFORM PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK PROCEED AS FOLLOWS:
1 Open the CD door and insert up to 3 discs in the tray, then close the door.
2
At stop mode Press the PROGRAM button once. The display will show the 01 d1 -- --. This
indicates that the memory is ready to accept the first disc and track to be programmed.
3 Select the first disc you wish to program by pressing DISC SKIP. For example, DISC2.the disc
number will appear on the display as 01 d2 -- --.
4 Select the first track you wish to program by pressing SKIP FORWARD button until the desired
track appears in the display, EDIT indicator will appear and flash. For example, TRACK7.The
display will show 01 d2 07.
5 When the display correctly shows the first disc and track number you wish to program, press the
PROGRAM button again to enter the track number in the memory.Display will now appear as
02 d2: -- --. This indicates that the memory is ready to accept the second track to be
programmed. The EDIT indicator stop flashing.
6 Repeat steps 3,4 and 5 until you have entered up to 32 tracks into the memory.
7 When you finish programming press the PLAY/PAUSE button to begin programmed playback.
The PROGRAM indicator appears in the display and the changer will play back the tracks and
discs in the order in which you entered them into the in program memory.
NOTES:
A If you press the skip buttons during programmed playback the player skips forward or back to
the next programmed track, not to the next track on the disc being played.
B After the last programmed track has been played the player stops but the program remains in
memory. If you press the PLAY/PAUSE button again the program will be repeated.
C To cancel programmed playback press the STOP button twice ,opening the CD drawer, or
switching the Power button off.
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TO CONFIRM THE PROGRAMMED INFO
After you have entered the last track of your program into the memory you may confirm the program
steps if desired. Press the PROGRAM button once more and the display will change to the
confirmation mode as follows:
01 d2 : 07
This indicates that the first programmed step was DISC2, TRACK7. Continue pressing the
PROGRAM button and the display will show each programmed step in the order that they were
entered into the memory. After you have confirmed that you programmed the memory correctly,
press the PLAY/PAUSE button to begin programmed playback.
CARING FOR COMPACT DISCS
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 adhesive 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.
Store your discs in their protective cases when not in use.