Emerson ES20 Stereo System User Manual

MICRO CD SYSTEM
with DIGITAL TUNER,
THINOVATION™
FLAT PANEL SPEAKERS
and BUILT IN SUBWOOFER
OWNER'S MANUAL
ES20
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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 intented 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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
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.
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.
Do not overload wall outlet. Use only power source as indicated.
Use replacement parts as specified by the manufacturer.
The product may be mounted to a wall only if recommended by the manufacturer.
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks.
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Thank you… … … …
For purchasing this Emerson Research Micro Audio System with the unique
Thinovation™ flat panel speakers, using the latest SLAB™ flat technology
from Slab Sound. We think you will be truly amazed by the sound produced
by these patented speakers that are less than one inch deep!
This system includes a digital tuner with 20 preset station memory, a CD
player with 20 track programmable memory, a clock timer so that you can
set to sleep or wake to the radio or your favorite CD, a built in compact
subwoofer for dynamic bass, and a full function remote control.
Please make sure to read this manual carefully and completely to make
sure that you understand all the functions we have included in this system
and get the maximum enjoyment from all the outstanding features.
This system was in perfect working order when it left our factory. If you
encounter any problems with the set-up or operation of this system, please
do not return it to the retail store. Please call the Emerson Research
Customer Service Hot Line Toll Free at 800-898-9020. One of our service
representatives will try to diagnose and correct the problem for you.
Once again, thanks for purchasing this Emerson Research audio product.
For future reference, record the serial number in the space provided.
Model No: ES20
Serial No:
AND
ARE THE TRADEMARKS OF SLAB TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
AND NEW TRANSDUCERS LIMITED. ALL PATENT RIGHTS RESERVED.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
• Avoid installing this unit in places
exposed to direct sunlight or close to
heat radiating appliances such as
electric heaters, on top of other stereo
equipment that radiates too much heat,
places lacking ventilation or dusty areas,
places subject to constant vibration and/
or humid or moist areas.
• Operate controls and switches as
described in the manual.
• Before turning ‘On’ the power, make
certain that power cord is properly
installed.
• Store your CDs, in a cool area to avoid
damage from heat.
• When moving the set, be sure to first
disconnect the power cord.
• Do not attempt to clean this unit with
chemical solvents as this might damage
the finish. Use a clean dry cloth.
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
• This system consists of the following components: Tuner/CD Player unit,
Amplifier/Subwoofer unit, 2 “Thinovation™ ” Flat Panel Speakers, and Remote
Control.
Carefully remove all the components from the display carton and verify that
you have all the necessary components before you dispose of the display
carton.
• Remove all packing materials from the individual components. Remove any
descriptive labels that may be attached to the front panel of the main unit. Do
not remove any labels or stickers on the back panels of the main unit or the
speakers.
• Remove any small strips of tape that may have been used to prevent the CD
door from opening in transit.
• Place all the components in the desired location. This system is designed to
be used on level, stable, flat surface such as a table, desk, shelf, or stand,
convenient to an AC outlet, out of direct sunlight, and away from sources of
excess heat, dust, moisture, or vibration.
• Unwind the AC power cord on the back of the Amplifier/Subwoofer unit and
extend the cord to its full length.
• Unwind the lead wire FM antenna on the back of the Tuner/CD Player unit and
extend it to its full length.
• The main unit is shipped with a “dummy CD” display card in the CD player.
This “dummy CD” card must be removed before you can use the CD player.
Refer to the “PLAYING COMPACT DISCS” instructions on Page 21.
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POWER SOURCE
This system is designed to operate on 120V AC 60Hz house current only.
Connecting this system to any other power source may cause damage to the
system and such damage is not covered by your warranty.
NOTE: The system has polarized AC plug with one wide blade and one narrow
blade. The plug will only fit into matching polarized AC outlets. This is a safety
feature to reduce the possibility of electric shock. If the plug will not fit in your AC
outlets, you probably have outdated
non-polarized outlet. You should
have your outdated outlet changed
AC Outlet
by a qualified, licensed electrician.
Do not file the wide blade on the plug,
or use an adapter to make the plug
AC Plug
fit into your outlet. This defeats the
safety feature and could expose you to electric shock.
MAIN POWER SWITCH
IMPORTANT: The main power switch is located on the back of the Amplifier/
Subwoofer unit. This switch must be ‘ON’for the system to operate. The main
power switch should be left in the ‘ON” position at all times. The only time you
should set this switch back to the ‘OFF’ position is if you will not be using the
system for an extended period of time – for example, two weeks or longer. The
remote controller cannot operate the system if main power switch is in the ‘OFF’
position.
ON
MAIN SWITCH
OFF
R
L
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BATTERY BACK UP
This system includes a battery back up circuit that will maintain the Tuner preset
station memories and the correct time in the event of a power interruption. The
battery back up circuit requires 4 “AAA” batteries, not included.
1.) The battery compartment is located on the bottom of the Tuner/CD Player
unit. Turn the Tuner/CD Player unit upside down.
NOTE: Place the unit on a soft surface such as a towel to avoid scratching
the finish on the top of the cabinet.
2.) Push the door locking tab in the direction of the arrow to open the battery door
and insert 4 “AAA” alkaline batteries according to the polarity markings inside
the battery compartment.
Bottom View Of Tuner/CD Unit
3.) Replace the battery door.
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SYSTEM CONNECTION
Place the Tuner/CD Player unit on top of the Amplifier/Subwoofer unit. Note that
there is a multi-pin ribbon cable permanently attached to the back of the Tuner/CD
Player unit. The multi-pin plug at the end of this ribbon cable must be connected to
the multi-pin socket on the back of the Amplifier/Subwoofer unit.
SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
Connect the two “Thinovation™ ” Flat Panel speakers to the color-coded “L” and
“R” speaker jacks on the back of the Amplifier/Subwoofer unit. Make sure that the
speaker plugs are fully inserted into the speaker jacks. If the plugs are loose the
connection may be intermittent.
R
L
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AUXILIARY SOURCE CONNECTIONS
You can listen to the sound from external audio sources through the speakers of
this system. Connect the Aux/Line/Audio Output Jacks of the external audio source
to the AUX Input Jacks on the back panel of this system.
Note: Connection cables are not included.
From External Audio Source
Examples of audio sources that can be connected to this system are: Cassette
Player, Mini Disc Player, the sound from your TV, VCR, DVD player, etc.
Instructions for listening to external audio sources will be found later in this manual.
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INSTALLING THE REMOTE CONTROL BATTERIES
1.) Slide the door in the direction of the arrow.
2.) Insert two “AAA” batteries in the compartment.
Follow the polarity markings engraved inside the
compartment. If the batteries are inserted incorrectly
the remote control will not work.
3.) Replace the battery door.
Notes: Use a well-known brand of alkaline batteries for longest life and best
performance. When the remote operation becomes intermittent replace both
batteries at the same time. Do not mix different types of batteries, such as
alkaline and carbon zinc batteries.
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.
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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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
FRONT VIEW
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11
9
8
7
6
5
12
13
14
15
16
17
4
3
18
19
2
1
BACK VIEW
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26
24
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27
22
ON
21
28
OFF
AUX
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L
R
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SPEAKERS
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1.) Rubber Feet.
2.) VARIABLE BASS VOLUME Control.
3.) STANDBY/ON Button.
4.) STANDBY/ON LED Indicator.
5.) TUNING
/SKIP-SEARCH
Button.
6.) TUNING
/SKIP-SEARCH
Button.
7.) REPEAT/ PRESET Button.
8.) STOP
/BAND (AM/FM) Button.
9.) PLAY/PAUSE
Button.
10.) CD Door.
11.) Multi-Function LCD Display.
12.) AUX Button.
13.) TUNER Button.
14.) CD Button.
15.) MEMORY/TIME ADJ. Button.
16.) TIMER/SLEEP Button.
17.) REMOTE Sensor.
18.) MAIN VOLUME + Button.
19.) MAIN VOLUME – Button.
20.) AC Power Cord.
21.) MAIN Power ON/OFF SWITCH.
22.) Back Up Battery Compartment (At Bottom Of Tuner/CD Unit)
23.) Ribbon Cable Connection Plug.
24.) Connection Ribbon Cable.
25.) FM MONO/STEREO Switch.
26.) FM Wire Antenna.
27.) RESET Button.
28.) Ribbon Cable Connection Socket.
29.) AUX L/R Input Jacks.
30.) SPEAKER L/R Jacks.
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REMOTE CONTROL
8
9
10
11
7
6
5
4
12
+
3
13
2
1
14
15
9.) STOP/BAND Button.
1.) VOLUME – Button.
2.) TUNING
/SKIP
10.) RANDOM Button.
Button.
3.) VOLUME + Button.
11.) REPEAT/ PRESET Button.
4.) MEMORY/TIME ADJ. Button.
12.) MUTE Button.
5.) INTRO Button.
13.) TUNING
6.) CD/TUNER Button.
14.) DISPLAY Button.
7.) ON/STANDBY Button.
15.) Battery Compartment.
8.) PLAY/PAUSE
Button.
/SKIP
(Back Cabinet)
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Button.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
• Make sure the Tuner/CD Player unit is connected to the Amplifier/
Subwoofer unit with the built in ribbon cable.
• Make sure that the 2 “Thinovation™ ” Flat Panel speakers are connected
to the Amplifier/Subwoofer unit.
• Make sure that the Main Power switch on the back of the Amplifier/
Subwoofer unit is ‘On’.
• Make sure that you have installed the batteries in the remote control,
and the back up batteries in the Tuner/CD Player battery compartment.
• Make sure the AC power cord from the Amplifier/Subwoofer unit is
properly connected to a 120V 60Hz household AC power outlet.
USING THE CONTROLS
Most of the functions of this system can be operated by pressing the buttons on
the front panel, or the corresponding buttons on the remote control handset. If a
particular function can only be operated by controls on the main unit or controls on
the remote, the instructions will specify:
“MAIN UNIT ONLY” or “REMOTE CONTROL ONLY”
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SETTING THE CLOCK
When the system is connected to the AC outlet for the first time the STANDBY
LED indicator on the front panel glows red and “0:00” appears on the display. This
is your indication that the time display is incorrect and needs to be reset.
1.) Press the STANDBY/ON button
on the front panel or remote
control to turn the system ‘On’.
The STANDBY LED goes off and
the CD display comes on. After a
few seconds the display will show
“no dISC”.
2.) Press the AUX button on the front panel to select the Aux function. The time
display will show 0:00 and the colon will be flashing.
3.) Press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ. button on the front panel or the remote control
for at least 3 seconds.
“24H” will begin flashing in the
display indicating that the clock
is set for 24-hour “European”
time.
(Example: 6:00 PM is shown as 18:00)
4.) Press either the TUNING/SKIP-SEARCH UP
or DOWN
front panel of the main unit or on
the remote control once to
change the clock format to 12
Hour “American” time. The
display will change from “24H” to
“12H”.
5.) Press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ.
button again. The Hour digits will
begin flashing.
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button on the
6.) Press the TUNING/SKIP-SEARCH UP
or DOWN
buttons on the front
panel of the main unit or on the remote control to set the display to the correct
Hour, AM or PM.
7.) Press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ.
button again. The Minute digits
will begin flashing.
8.) Press the TUNING/SKIP-SEARCH UP
or DOWN
buttons on the front
panel of the main unit or on the remote control to set the display to the correct
Minute.
9.) Press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ.
button once more. The time
display stops flashing and the
clock begins to run.
10.)Press the STANDBY/ON button on the front panel or remote control to turn
the system ‘Off’. The main display goes off and the STANDBY LED comes on
again.
Note: The correct time will appear on the display when the system is in the
Standby (Power Off) Mode, or when the AUX function is selected.
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MAIN VOLUME AND VARIABLE BASS VOLUME CONTROLS
Volume Adjustments
Press the MAIN VOLUME + or – buttons on the front panel or the remote control to
increase or decrease the volume. The volume level indicator appears in the main
display. The range is from “00 db” (Minimum) to “80 db” (Maximum). The system
remembers the volume level when the power is switched ‘Off’and returns to the
same level when the power is switched ‘On’again.
Variable BASS VOLUME Control
Rotate this control on the front panel of the Amplifier/Subwoofer unit to increase or
decrease the amount of bass response from the subwoofer speaker.
NOTES:
1.) We set this control to the Maximum setting at the factory.
2.) The Bass Volume level can only be adjusted manually by rotating the VARIABLE
BASS VOLUME level control on the front panel of the Amplifier/Subwoofer
unit. The Bass level cannot be adjusted by the remote control.
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LISTENING TO THE RADIO
1.) Press the STANDBY/ON button on the main unit or the remote control. The
main display turns on.
2.) If necessary, press the TUNER button on the front panel of the main unit or
the CD/TUNER button on the
remote control to select the Tuner
function. The display will show an
AM or FM station frequency. To
select a different band, press the
STOP/BAND button.
3.) Tune to the desired frequency as follows:
• Manual Tuning
Repeatedly press the TUNING/SKIP-SEARCH UP
or DOWN
buttons
on the front panel of the main unit or on the remote control until the frequency
of the desired station appears on the display.
• Automatic Tuning
Press and hold the TUNING/SKIP-SEARCH UP
or DOWN
buttons on
the front panel of the main unit or on the remote control until the display begins
to move, then release the buttons. The tuner will search up or down the band
for the next strong station and stop on that station. Repeat this procedure until
the tuner stops on your desired station.
4.) Adjust the VOLUME controls as desired. Also adjust the VARIABLE BASS
VOLUME level control on the front panel of the Amplifier/Subwoofer unit.
5.) If you tuned to an FM Stereo station the STEREO indicator will appear in the
main display. If the reception is
noisy or weak, set the MONO/
STEREO switch on the top panel
of the Tuner/CD Player unit to the
MONO setting. The STEREO
indicator will disappear. The reception will normally improve although the sound
will no longer be in stereo.
6.) When you are finished listening press the STANDBY/ON button on the main
unit or remote control to return to the STANDBY (Power Off) mode. The main
display goes off and the time display reappears.
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ANTENNA INFORMATION
FM
Make sure the FM lead wire antenna is unwound and extended to its full length. It
may be necessary to vary the direction of this wire antenna until you find the position
that provides the best reception for your favorite FM stations.
FM lead wire antenna
ON
OFF
AUX
L
R
SPEAKERS
AM
The AM ferrite bar antenna is inside the main unit. IF AM reception is unsatisfactory,
you may have to turn the main unit slightly until you find the position that provides
the best reception.
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PRE-SETTING STATIONS IN THE TUNER MEMORY
This system includes a 20 station preset memory. You can store up to 10 FM
stations and 10 AM stations in the tuner memory for immediate recall. The procedure
for storing stations in memory is as follows:
1.) Follow step 3 under “LISTENING TO THE RADIO” above to select the first
station you wish to memorize.
Example: FM 103.5 MHz.
2.) W h e n t h e d e s i r e d s t a t i o n
appears on the display press the
MEMORY/TIME ADJ. button on
the front panel or the remote
control. The MEMORY indicator
flashes and Preset Memory
Number 01 appears in the display.
3.) Press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ.
button once more to enter your
station in preset memory number
01.
4.) Tune to the next station you wish to memorize. When the desired station
appears on the display press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ. button to start the
MEMORY indicator flashing, and then press the REPEAT/PRESET button to
select a different preset memory number.
(Each time you press the REPEAT/PRESET button the preset memory number
display advances by 1.)
5.) Press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ. button again to enter the station in the selected
preset memory number
6.) Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have memorized up to 10 stations on the FM
band, the press the STOP/BAND button to switch to the AM band and follow
the same procedure to enter up to 10 stations on the AM band.
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RECALLING PRESET STATIONS
Turn the system ‘On’and select the desired band. Press the REPEAT/PRESET
button repeatedly to scroll through the preset memories until the display shows the
desired station.
CHANGING PRESET STATIONS
To change any preset station memory select the desired band and tune to the new
station you wish to memorize. Press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ. button and then
press the REPEAT/PRESET button to display the memory number you wish to
change. Press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ. button again to enter the new station in
the memory. The new station is memorized and the previous station is deleted
from the memory.
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PLAYING COMPACT DISCS
IMPORTANT:
This CD player can play normal CDs plus CD Recordable (CD-R) and CD
Rewriteable (CD-RW) discs. However the playability of CD-R and CD-RW discs
may be affected by the type of software that was used in ‘ripping’the tracks from
the original discs and ‘burning’the tracks onto the blank media. Playability may
also be affected by the quality and condition of the blank media you use for
recording. 100% compatibility cannot be guaranteed. This is not an indication of
any problems with your player.
Note: You must remove the ‘dummy CD’ display card from the CD player
before loading your own CDs.
1.) Press the STANDBY/ON button to turn the system ‘On’.
2.) Press the CD button on the front panel of the main unit or the CD/TUNER
button on the remote control to select the CD function.
3.) Press on the front edge of the CD door in the area marked “PUSH” to open the
CD Door. Remove the ‘dummy CD’from the player and discard it.
4.) Place a CD on the center spindle with the printed label side facing up. Press
down near the center hole of the CD to make sure it is properly seated on the
spindle.
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5.) Close the CD door. The disc will spin and zeros will flash in the track number
and time display. Within a few seconds the disc will stop spinning and the
display will show the total playing time and total tracks on the disc.
Note: If the disc is inserted upside down or if the disc is badly scratched
and unreadable, playback will
not be possible. In this case the
main display will show “no
dISC”. Remove the disc and re
insert it properly, or try another
disc.
6.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button on the front panel of the main unit or on the
remote control to begin playback
on track 1. The display will show
the elapsed playing time of each
track as it plays.
7.) Adjust the MAIN VOLUME and VARIABLE BASS VOLUME level controls as
desired.
8.) When the last track has played the player stops automatically and the display
again shows the total playing time
and tracks on the disc. You may
also stop playback at any time by
pressing the STOP /BAND
button on the front panel of the
main unit or on the remote control.
9.) When you are finished listening press on the front edge of the CD door to
open it. Remove your disc and close the CD door.
10.)Press the STANDBY/ON button to return the system to the STANDBY (Power
Off) mode.
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PAUSE CONTROL
To pause momentarily during CD playback press the PLAY/PAUSE
button on
the front panel of the main unit or the remote control again. The sound stops and
the elapsed time display flashes but
the disc continues to spin. Press the
PLAY/PAUSE
button once more
to cancel Pause mode and resume
playback. The elapsed time display
stops flashing.
SKIP/SEARCH CONTROLS (
/
)
To skip to higher or lower numbered tracks during playback repeatedly press the
SKIP/SEARCH CONTROLS (
/
) on the front panel of the main unit or the
remote control until the desired track number appears in the display. Playback will
begin on the desired track.
To perform high speed search within a track to locate a specific musical passage
depress and hold the SKIP/SEARCH CONTROLS (
/
) on the front panel of
the main unit or the remote control. The player will move rapidly forward or backward
as long as the buttons are depressed. When you hear the desired passage release
the buttons and normal playback will resume at that point.
TO START PLAYBACK ON A SPECIFIC TRACK
Load the disc as usual and wait until the total playing time and track numbers
appear on the display. Press the SKIP/SEARCH CONTROLS (
/
) on the front
panel of the main unit or the remote control until the desired track number appears
in the display, then press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin playback on that
track.
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REPEAT PLAYBACK
You can program the player to continuously repeat a single track or the entire disc.
The Repeat function can be activated while a disc is playing or while the disc is
stopped.
One Track Repeat
Press the SKIP/SEARCH CONTROLS (
/
) on the front panel of the main unit
or the remote control until the desired track number appears in the display, then
press the REPEAT/PRESET button
once. The REPEAT indicator flashes
in the display. Press the PLAY/
PAUSE
button to begin playback
on that track. The selected track will
be repeated continuously.
All Tracks Repeat
Load the disc as usual and wait until the total playing time and track numbers
appear on the display. Press the REPEAT/PRESET button twice. The REPEAT
indicator remains ‘On’. Press the
PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin
playback. The entire disc will be
repeated continuously.
To cancel Repeat Playback continue pressing the REPEAT/PRESET button until
the REPEAT indicator disappears. Repeat is also canceled by opening the CD
Door or switching to Tuner function.
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INTRO SCAN PLAYBACK (Remote Control Only)
This feature allows you to play just the first 10 seconds of each track on the disc.
This may be useful when you are trying to locate a specific song but you do not
remember the title.
Load the disc as usual and wait until the display shows the total playing time and
number of tracks. Press the INTRO button on the remote control - there is no
INTRO button on the main unit. The INTRO indicator will appear in the display.
The player will play the first 10 seconds of each track automatically. When the first
10 seconds of the last track has
played the player stops and the
display again shows the total playing
time and number of tracks on the disc.
To cancel the Intro playback mode before the disc ends press the INTRO button
on the remote control once more until the INTRO indicator disappears. Intro mode
can also be canceled by pressing the STOP
/BAND button, opening the CD
Door, or switching to the Tuner function.
RANDOM PLAYBACK (Remote Control Only)
This feature allows you to play all the tracks on a disc in random order.
Load the disc as usual and wait until the display shows the total playing time and
number of tracks. Press the RANDOM button on the remote control - there is no
RANDOM button on the main unit.
The RANDOM indicator appears in
the display. The tracks will be played
in random order continuously.
To cancel the Random mode press the RANDOM button on the remote control
once more until the RANDOM indicator disappears. Random mode can also be
canceled by pressing the STOP /BAND button, opening the CD Door, or switching
to the Tuner function.
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PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK
This system has a 20 track programmable memory. You can program up to 20
tracks on a disc to play back in any desired order.
Note: You cannot program the player while a disc is playing. You must press
the STOP
button first to stop playback before beginning the programming
steps below.
1.) Load your disc as usual and wait until the display shows the total playing time
and number of tracks.
2.) Press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ.
button on the front panel or the
remote control. The MEMORY
indicator flashes and the display
show track number “01” and
program memory number “P – 01”.
3.) Press the SKIP/SEARCH CONTROLS (
/
) on the front panel of the main
unit or the remote control to select
the first track you wish to
program. Example: Track 7.
4.) Press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ.
button again to enter Track 7 in
Program Memory 01. The
Program number advances to P - 02 and the track display shows “00”.
5.) Repeat Steps 3 and 4, selecting a different track number each time until you
have entered up to 20 tracks in the memory.
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After you have programmed up to 20 tracks, press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to
begin programmed playback. The MEMORY indicator remains in the display and
the tracks you selected will be played in the desired order. After the last programmed
track has played the player stops, the
MEMORY indicator disappears, and
the display again shows the total
tracks and playing time on the disc.
However the program sequence
remains in the memory.
• To repeat the program sequence press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ. button and
the press the PLAY/PAUSE
button.
• To cancel programmed playback press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ. button and
then the STOP
button after the disc has stopped. Programmed playback
can also be canceled by opening the CD Door, or by switching to the Tuner
function.
PROGRAM REPEAT PLAYBACK
You may also use both the PROGRAM and REPEAT functions together to
continuously repeat the programmed tracks.
1.) Program up to 20 tracks as described above.
2.) Press the REPEAT/PRESET button twice to select ‘All Tracks Repeat’. The
REPEAT indicator remains ‘On’.
3.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin Programmed
Repeat Playback.
The programmed tracks will be repeated continuously.
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OTHER FUNCTIONS
MUTE Button (Remote Control Only)
To temporarily shut off the sound from
the speakers press the MUTE button
on the remote control. The MUTE
indicator will appear in the display and
the sound will stop. Press the MUTE
button again to cancel Mute and restore the sound. The MUTE indicator will
disappear from the display.
TIMER FUNCTION (Front Panel Only)
This system includes a programmable Timer function that will turn the system ‘On,
play for one hour, and then shut the system ‘Off’automatically . You can use the
timer to wake you up to the radio or to your favorite CD. The timer can be
programmed while the system is in the Standby (Power Off) mode, the Tuner
mode or the CD mode.
To Set The Turn On Time
1.) Press and hold the TIMER button
for at least 3 seconds until the
TIMER indicator begins flashing
in the display, then press the
MEMORY/TIME ADJ. button for
at least 3 seconds. The Hour digits begin to flash.
2.) Press the SKIP/SEARCH CONTROLS (
/
) on the front panel of the main
unit or the remote control to set the display to the desired turn on hour, AM or
PM.
3.) Press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ.
button on the front panel or
remote control. The Minute digits
begin flashing.
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4.) Press the SKIP/SEARCH CONTROLS (
/
) on the front panel of the main
unit or the remote control to set the display to the desired turn on minute.
5.) Press the MEMORY/TIME ADJ. button once more to enter the turn on time in
the memory. After a few seconds the TIMER display stops flashing and remains
‘On’and the display returns to the correct time, the Tuner display, or the CD
display.
At the selected ‘On’time the system
will turn on automatically to the last
function selected, either Tuner or CD.
It will play for one hour and then shut
off automatically.
Note: If the system turns on to CD function it will only play until the end of the
disc and then stop.
As long as the TIMER indicator remains in the display the timer will turn the system
on every day at the same time. To deactivate the timer press and hold the TIMER
button until the TIMER indicator disappears from the display. To reactivate the
timer press and hold the TIMER button until the TIMER indicator reappears in the
display.
DISPLAY BUTTON (Remote Control Only)
Normally the display shows the correct time in the Standby (Power Off) mode, the
radio frequency in the Tuner mode, and the CD track and time information in the
CD mode. You can press the DISPLAY button repeatedly to show the following
information on the display:
TIMER ON Time
• In STANDBY (Power Off) Mode: Correct Time
Correct Time.
• In TUNER Mode: Radio Frequency
Correct Time
TIMER ON Time
Radio Frequency.
• In CD Playback Mode: CD Elapsed Time
Time
TIMER ON Time
CD Remaining Time
CD Elapsed Time.
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Correct
LISTENING TO AUXILIARY SOUND SOURCES (Main Unit Only)
1.) Connect the Audio Output jacks of your auxiliary sound source (TV, VCR,
DVD Player, Cassette Deck, Mini Disc player, etc., etc,,) to the Aux Input jacks
on the back of the Amplifier/Subwoofer unit. The connection cables are not
included.
2.) Press the STANDBY/ON button on the front panel or remote control to turn
this system ‘On’.
3.) Press the AUX button on the front
panel to select the Auxiliary
Source function. The AUX
indicator appears in the display
together with the correct time.
4.) Turn your auxiliary source ‘On’and operate it as usual. The sound from the
auxiliary source will be heard through the speakers of this system.
5.) Adjust the MAIN VOLUME and VARIABLE BASS VOLUME level controls of
this system as desired.
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SLEEP TIMER (Front Panel Only)
This system includes a programmable Sleep Timer that allows you to fall asleep to
between 10 and 90 minutes of music and then shuts the power ‘Off’automatically.
To Operate The Sleep Timer:
1.) Turn the system ‘On’and operate either the Tuner or CD function as usual.
2.) Adjust the MAIN VOLUME and VARIABLE BASS VOLUME level controls to
the desired level. Remember that the level you select for the sleep to music
function is the same level you will hear when the timer turns the system on in
the morning.
3.) Press the SLEEP button on the front panel. There is no SLEEP button on the
remote control.
4.) The display will show “90” indicating that the sleep timer will shut the power off
after 90 minutes. Continue pressing the SLEEP button to decrease the amount
of sleep timer operation. Each
time you press the SLEEP button
you reduce the sleep time by 10
minutes. Release the SLEEP
button when the display shows
the desired amount of Sleep timer operation.
5.) After a few seconds the Sleep
Time display disappears and the
normal Tuner or CD display
returns. When the Sleep Timer
counts down to “00”, the power
shuts off automatically.
Notes:
• You can shut the unit off manually before the Sleep Timer counts down to “00”
by pressing the STANDBY/ON button at any time.
• Remember that if you are falling asleep to CD you will also wake to CD, and if
you fall asleep to the radio you will also wake to the radio.
• If you are falling asleep to CD, the system will only operate until the CD ends.
If you set the Sleep Timer for 90 minutes but your CD is only 45 minutes long,
the music will stop after 45 minutes.
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RESET BUTTON
This unit includes a special protective device to prevent permanent damage to
the internal computer in the event of a sudden power surge. If the system does
not respond to any commands from the remote control, or the controls on the
main unit, you may have experienced a power surge that triggered the internal
computer to shut down automatically. If this occurs, use a toothpick, straightened
paper clip, or similar object to depress and hold the RESET button (on back
panel) for few seconds. The unit Power turns ‘Off’automatically.
RESET Button
ON
OFF
AUX
L
R
SPEAKERS
Note: Although pressing the RESET button will unlock the internal computer
after a power surge, it will also erase all of the preset tuner memories, clock,
and timer settings. After turning ‘On’the unit again, you will need to reset the
clock and re-program the preset station memories.
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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.
• Fingerprints and dust should be carefully wiped off the disc’s recorded surface
with a soft cloth.Unlike conventional records, compact discs have no grooves
to collect dust and microscopic debris, so gently wiping with a soft cloth should
remove most particles. Wipe in a straight line from the inside to the outside of
the disc. Small dust particles and light stains will have absolutely no effect on
reproduction quality.
• 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.
• Never write on or affix labels to the surface of compact discs.
CARE OF THE CABINET
If the cabinet becomes dusty wipe it with a soft dry dust cloth. Do not use any wax,
polish sprays, or abrasive cleaners on the cabinet.
CAUTION
Never allow any water or other liquids to get inside the unit while cleaning.
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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.
AU898M
TO FIND THE LOCATION AND PHONE
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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EMERSON
Part No.: 16-2907
306-01
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