Owner`s manual | Emerson ES299 Stereo System User Manual

Multi-Media Audio System
with Digital Tuner,
CD-R/RW MP3 Player,
SD/MMC Flash Memory Card
Reader and USB Port
OWNER'S MANUAL
ES299
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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 intended 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 is 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 the Emerson Research Multi-Media Audio System. This is the world’s
first compact audio system to include a card slot for SD/MMC flash memory cards.
This allows you to play the MP3 music files which you have stored on SD or MMC
flash memory cards. Simply remove the card from your solid state MP3 player and
insert it into the convenient front panel card reader slot. Now you can enjoy your
MP3 files through the speakers of this system instead of using headphones, which
means you can share the music with all your friends.
We’ve also included a convenient USB port on the front panel as well. This allows
you to connect and play MP3 music files stored on portable USB storage devices.
Of course the built in CD player also plays CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3 encoded CDs
in addition to normal pre-recorded CDs. And the digital tuner will store up to 40 of
your favorite stations (30 FM / 10 AM) for easy and immediate recall.
Finally, all functions of this system can be operated from the comfort of your favorite
chair with the ultra-slim 22-key remote control.
Please be sure to read this manual carefully and completely to make sure you
understand all of the exciting features and functions included in your new system.
We have taken great care to make sure that this system was in perfect working
order when it left our factory. If you experience any problem with the set-up or
operation of this system please do not return it to the dealer. Please call the Emerson
Customer Service Hotline. toll-free, at 800-898-9020. One of our representatives
will try to diagnose and correct the problem for you. If that is not possible you will
be advised how to obtain a replacement.
Once again, all of us at Emerson Research thank you for your purchase.
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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, Memory Cards 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 carton contains the main unit, two speakers with removable front panels,
and the remote control handset.
Carefully remove all the components from the carton and remove all packing
materials form the components. Make sure nothing is accidentally discarded
with the packing materials.
• Save the carton and packing materials, if possible, in the unlikely event that
this unit ever needs to be returned for service. Using the original carton and
packing material is the only way to properly protect the unit from shipping
damage.
• Remove any descriptive stickers or labels from the front panel of the main unit.
Do not remove any labels or stickers that may be affixed to the back panel of
the main unit or the speakers.
• Unwind the AC power cord on the back of the main unit and extend it to its full
length.
• Unwind the FM lead wire antenna on the back of the main unit and extend it to
its full length.
• Unwind the speaker cables on the backs of the speakers and extend them to
their full length.
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Connecting The Speakers
Note: Always connect the speakers before switching the power ‘On’, and
never operate the system without the speakers properly connected.
The speaker cables and the speaker terminals are color-coded.
Connect the Red wires to the Red terminals.
Connect the Black wires to the Black terminals.
If the wires are connected incorrectly the sound will be “muddy” or distorted.
To make the connection, completely depress the plastic levers to open the terminals,
insert the bare end of the speaker wire into the terminal openings, and release the
plastic levers to lock the wires in place.
R
RED
L
+
+
BLACK
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LINE OUT (R/L) Jacks
This system includes a pair of LINE OUT (R/L) jacks for the connection to optional
external amplifier.
To External Amplifier
LINE-IN Jacks
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Auxiliary Input Jacks
This system includes AUX IN R/L Jacks. These jacks allow you to connect external
audio equipment to this system and listen to the sound from the external equipment
through the speakers of this system.
Examples of the types of external equipment that may be connected are:
A cassette deck; the audio outputs from a VCR or DVD player; a personal cassette
player, MP3 player, MD player, or a personal hard-disc audio jukebox device such
as an iPod® .
Connect the audio output jack(s) or headphone jack of the external audio equipment
to the AUX IN R/L jacks on the back panel of this system.
CONNECTION CABLES ARE NOT INCLUDED.
You may leave your external device permanently connected to this system if you
wish. It is not necessary to disconnect the external device in order to listen to the
Tuner or CD player in this system.
From External
Audio Source
Instructions for listening to your external device will be found at the end of this
Owner’s Manual.
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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 an outdated non-polarized outlet. You
should have your outdated outlet changed by a qualified, licensed electrician. Do
not file the wide blade on the plug, or use an adapter to make the plug fit into your
outlet. This defeats the safety feature and could expose you to electric shock.
AC Outlet
AC Plug
Placement Of The System
The system should be placed on a stable, level surface such as a table, shelf, or
stand, convenient to a 120V 60Hz AC outlet, out of direct sunlight, and away from
sources of excess heat, dust, moisture, or vibration.
The speakers may be separated from the main as far the wires allow for maximum
stereo separation, or the may be placed to the immediate left and right of the main
unit.
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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.
Stereo Headphone Jack
This system includes a stereo PHONES jack on the front panel of the main unit.
You may connect a set of stereo headphones, not included, to this jack for private
listening without disturbing others.
The main speakers are automatically shut off when headphones are connected to
the PHONES jack. Make sure that the plug from your headphones is fully inserted
into the headphone jack. If the plug is not fully inserted the sound may be intermittent,
or you may only hear sound from one side of the headphones.
IMPORTANT: To prevent hearing damage always set the volume control to a
low level before you connect the headphones. Then connect the headphones,
put them on, and very gradually increase the volume to a comfortable listening
level. Remember that CDs may contain both very soft and very loud passages.
Adjust the volume to a comfortable level using a louder passage, so that you
always know what the maximum level will be.
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
Front Panel
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Back Panel
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Front Panel
1.) PHONES Jack.
2.) CD Tray.
3.) ALBUM/MEMORY CH. – Button.
4.) ALBUM/MEMORY CH. + Button.
5.) FUNCTION Button.
6.) TUNER/BAND Button.
7.) SD/MMC FLASH MEMORY Card Slot.
8.) Remote Sensor.
9.) EQ Button.
10.) STANDBY LED Indicator.
11.) STANDBY ON/Off Button.
12.) CD Tray
OPEN / CLOSE Button.
13.) Multi Function Display.
14.) DBBS Button.
15.) VOLUME + Button.
16.) VOLUME – Button.
17.) USB
Port.
18.) SD/MMC Memory Card /USB LED Indicator.
19.)
20.)
PLAY/PAUSE Button.
STOP Button.
21.) SKIP/TUNING + Button.
22.) SKIP/TUNING – Button.
Back Panel
23.) AUX IN R/L Jacks.
24.) FM Lead Wire ANTENNA.
25.) LINE OUT R/L Jacks.
26.) SPEAKER Terminals.
27.) AC Power Cord.
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Remote Control
1.) DBBS Button.
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2.) EQ Button.
3.) ALBUM/MEM CH. – Button.
4.) MODE Button.
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STANDBY/ON
5.) ALBUM/MEM CH. + Button.
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6.) INTRO Button.
10
AUX
FUNCTION
7.) REPEAT Button.
8.)
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5
4
STOP Button.
9.) FUNCTION Button.
10.) AUX Button.
11.) TIMER Button.
12.) IR (Infrared) Transmitter.
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2
13.) STANDBY ON/Off Button.
1
REPEAT
TIMER
SLEEP
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15
16
STOP PLAY/PAUSE
INTRO
RANDOM
SKIP/TUNING
MODE TUNER/BAND
EQ
DBBS
MUTE
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18
19
20
21
22
14.) SLEEP Button.
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15.)
PLAY/PAUSE Button.
16.)
SKIP/TUNING + Button.
17.)
SKIP/TUNING – Button.
18.) RANDOM Button.
19.) PROGRAM/CLOCK Button.
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20.) TUNER/BAND Button.
21.) MUTE Button.
22.) VOLUME + Button.
23.) VOLUME – Button.
24.) Battery Compartment.
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Remote Control Battery
The remote control requires one “button-type” 3-volt Lithium
battery, included. To extend the life of the original battery
STANDBY/ON
AUX
FUNCTION
REPEAT
we have inserted a small clear plastic spacer tab between
the Lithium battery and the battery terminal.
SLEEP
TIMER
S T O P PLAY/PAUSE
SKIP/TUNING
RANDOM
INTRO
M O D E TUNER/BAND
EQ
MUTE
DBBS
You must remove this battery spacer tab before you can
use the remote control.
To remove the tab, pull it in the direction of the arrow in the
illustration as shown.
Remove
before use
Remueva
antes de
usar
W hen the operation of the remote control becomes
intermittent or unsatisfactory, replace the original battery with
a new 3-volt Lithium battery.
The battery number is CR2025 or equivalent.
STANDBY/ON
AUX
FUNCTION
SLEEP
TIMER
STOP PLAY/PAUSE
1.) To replace the battery, slide the battery holder out of the
REPEAT
remote control in the direction of “arrow”.
INTRO
RANDOM
SKIP/TUNING
MODE TUNER/BAND
EQ
DBBS
MUTE
2.) Remove the original battery from the holder and install a
new CR2025 battery with the “+” side facing up as shown
in the illustration. Then slide the battery holder back into
the remote control.
1
2
CR2025
3V
Dispose of the original battery properly. It should not be thrown into a
fire as the battery may explode if incinerated. It should not be left around
where small children or pets might play with, or swallow it. If the battery
is accidentally swallowed, contact a physician immediately.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
• Make sure that you have fully extended the FM antenna wire.
• Make sure that you have removed the battery spacer from the remote
control handset.
• Make sure that the system is connected to an AC outlet that is always
“live”.
• Do not connect the system to an AC outlet controlled by a wall switch.
Remove The Dummy CD Transit Protection Card
This system was shipped with a “dummy CD” transit protection card in the CD
player. The card was inserted to prevent the CD player mechanism from moving
during shipping and handling. It must be removed and discarded before you can
load your own CD. After connecting the system to your AC outlet, press the
STANDBY/ON button to turn the system ‘On’. Then press the
OPEN/CLOSE
button to open the CD tray. Remove the “dummy CD” and discard it.
Press the
OPEN/CLOSE button to close the CD tray.
General Controls
Most of the main functions of this system can be operated by the controls on the
front panel of the main unit, or by the buttons on the remote control handset. If a
specific function can only be operated by the remote handset, or by the front panel
controls, this will be clearly indicated in the instructions.
When operating this system with the remote control handset make sure that the
IR (Infrared) transmitter on the front of the remote handset is pointed at the remote
sensor on the front panel of the main unit.
The effective operating range of the remote control is approximately 15 feet. Please
note that bright sunlight or room lighting may interfere with the remote control
operation. If the remote is not operating properly try reducing the brightness of the
room or moving closer to the main unit. If this does not solve the problem, it may
be time to change the remote control battery.
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Volume Controls
To increase or decrease the system volume press the VOLUME + or VOLUME –
buttons on the front panel or the remote control.
The Volume Level Indicator will appear on the
display when you change the volume level.
The level indicator ranges
from “00” (Minimum)
to
“30” (Maximum).
The system remembers the volume level when the power is switched ‘Off’and
automatically returns to the same level when the power is switched ‘On’again.
EQ (Electronic Preset Equalizer)
The preset equalizer allows you to adjust the sound characteristic for the most
popular types of music.
Press the EQ button on the front panel or the remote control to cycle through the
following equalizer settings:
PASS (EQ ‘Off’), CLASSIC, ROCK, POP, JAZZ.
The appropriate EQ indicator briefly appears in the display to confirm your selection.
The system remembers the EQ setting when the power is switched ‘Off’and returns
to the same setting when the power is switched ‘On’again.
DBBS (Dynamic Bass Boost) Control
Press the DBBS button on the front panel or the remote control to increase the
bass response. Press again to cancel the Bass Boost function.
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MUTE Button (On Remote Control Only)
Press the MUTE button on the remote control to shut off the speakers temporarily,
for example, to answer the telephone.
The sound stops and the “MUTE” indicator
flashes in the display.
Press the MUTE button again to cancel the mute function and restore the sound.
The “MUTE” indicator disappears.
The mute function will also be canceled automatically by pressing the VOLUME +
or VOLUME – buttons.
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Setting The Clock
When the unit is connected to the AC outlet for
the first time the “– –:– –” flashes on the display.
Note: Do not turn the main unit power ‘On’. The clock can only be set while
the main unit power is ‘Off’. The clock can only be set with the Remote Control.
1.) Press and hold the PROGRAM/CLOCK button on the remote control.
“12 HOUR” flashes on display. Press the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons to
select between “24 HOUR” or “12 HOUR” modes if necessary.
2.) Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button again.
Just the Hour digits will continue flashing.
3.) Press the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons to
set the display to the correct hour, AM or PM.
4.) Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button again.
The Minute digits will begin flashing.
5.) Press the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons to
set the display to the correct minutes.
6.) Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button once
more.
Only the “:” flashing and the clock begins to
run.
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Listening To The Radio
1.) Press the STANDBY/ON button to turn the system ‘On’.
The display lighting comes on and the display
briefly shows “HELLO”.
2.) Press the FUNCTION button to select the Tuner function.
An AM or FM frequency will appear on the
display.
Press the TUNER/BAND button again to
switch between the AM and FM bands if
necessary.
3.) Tune to the desired station as follows:
• Manual Tuning
Repeatedly press the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons until the display shows the
exact frequency of the desired station. Use the Manual Tuning method to tune
to weak or distant stations that are not strong enough to be recognized by the
Automatic Tuning system.
• Automatic Tuning
Depress and hold the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons until the display begins to
move, then release the buttons. The Tuner will search up or down the band for
the next strong signal and stop on that station. Repeat this procedure until the
tuner stops on your desired station.
4.) If you tuned to an FM Stereo station the ST
indicator will appear in the display. If the FM
Stereo reception is noisy or weak, press the
MODE button on the remote control to select
the FM Mono mode.
5.) Adjust the VOLUME, DBBS and EQ controls to the desired settings.
6.) When you are finished listening press the STANDBY/ON button to return the
system to the Standby (Off) mode. The display lighting goes off and the display
changes from radio frequency to correct time.
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Hints For Better Reception
FM: The FM lead wire antenna on the back panel should be extended to its full
length. You may also have to vary the direction of this antenna until you find
the position that provides the best reception.
AM: The AM bar antenna is inside the cabinet of the main unit. You may need to
change the position of the main unit until you find the position that provides
the best reception for your favorite AM stations.
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Presetting Stations In The Tuner Memory
You can store up to 40 of your favorite stations (30 FM / 10 AM) in the tuner
memory for easy recall at any time.
Using either the manual or automatic tuning method described on page 19, tune to
the first station you wish to memorize (Example: FM 103.50 MHz) and then:
1.) Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button on the remote control.
The “PRG” indicator appears and the channel
number “01” indicator flashes in the display.
2.) Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button again,
the “01” indicator stops flashing, confirming
that your station has been entered in preset
channel number “01”.
3.) Tune to the next station you wish to memorize.
Example: FM 106.70 MHz
Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button. The
preset channel number advances to flashing
“02”.
4.) Repeat Step 2-3 until you have stored up to 30 stations on the FM band, then
press the TUNER/BAND button to switch to the AM band and follow the same
procedure to enter up to 10 AM station in the tuner memory.
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Recalling Preset Stations
1.) Turn the system ‘On’, press the TUNER/BAND button to select the Tuner
function and the desired band.
2.) Press the ALBUM/MEM CH. + or – button
repeatedly until the desired preset number and
frequency appears on the display.
Changing Preset Stations
1.) Tune to the new station you want to memorize.
2.) Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button.
3.) Repeatedly press ALBUM/MEM CH. + or – button to select the preset channel
number you wish change.
4.) Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button again. The new station is entered in the
memory and the previous station is deleted.
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Playing Compact Discs
Important: This CD player can play normal CDs plus CD Recordable (CD-R) and
CD ReWritable (CD-RW) discs. However the playability of CD-R/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.
Normal Playback
1.) Press the STANDBY/ON button to turn the system ‘On’.
2.) Press the FUNCTION button to select CD function.
3.) Press the
OPEN/CLOSE button on front panel to open the CD tray.
If you have not already done so, remove the
“dummy CD” transit protection cards and
discard it. You cannot play your own CD unless
the card is removed.
4.) Load your own CD into the player with the printed ‘label’facing up.
Music
5.) Press the
OPEN/CLOSE button to close the CD tray.
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The “READ” indicator flashes as the player
reads the Table Of Contents on the disc.
After reading the disc the display will show
the total tracks and playing time of the disc.
Note: The reading time may take longer if you are using a CD-RW disc or
a disc encoded with MP3 audio files. This is normal and not an indication
of any problem with your unit.
6.) Press the
PLAY/PAUSE button to begin playback.
Note: This CD player is equipped with an automatic 10-second Electronic
Skip Protection (ESP) memory system that will eliminate CD skipping if
the unit is accidentally shaken or bumped during playback.
PLAY/
The ESP system turns ‘On’automatically when you press the
PAUSE button and the ESP indicator begins flashing as the player stores
10 seconds of music in the memory. When the memory is full the ESP
indicator stops flashing and remains ‘On’.
If the unit is shaken or bumped for a few seconds you will not experience
any skipping but the memory will be partially depleted and the ESP indicator
will begin flashing until the memory is full again. Since the ESP system
does draw additional power from the batteries you can shut the ESP system
‘Off’if the unit is being used in a stable location and is not subject to shakes
or bumps.
You may turn the ESP function ‘Off’or ‘On’again by pressing the MODE
button on the remote control. There is no MODE button on the main unit.
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7.) Adjust the VOLUME, DBBS and EQ controls as desired.
8.) Playback will continue until all tracks on the disc have been played, then the
player stops and the display shows the total tracks number and playing time on
the disc.
To stop playback at any time, press the
STOP button.
9.) If you are finished listening, press the OPEN/CLOSE button to open the CD
tray, remove your disc from the player, re-close the tray and press the
STANDBY/ON button to return the system to the Standby (Off) mode.
Pause Control
To pause temporarily during CD playback press the
PLAY/PAUSE button again.
The sound stops and the elapsed time flashes in
the display, but the disc continues spinning.
Press the
PLAY/PAUSE button once more to cancel Pause mode and resume
playback at the same point, the elapsed time stops flashing.
Skip Track and High Speed Music Search
• During playback, repeatedly press the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons to skip to
higher or lower numbered tracks. Playback will begin on the selected track.
• During playback, depress and hold the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons to search
within a track at high speed to locate a specific musical passage.
Release the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons when you hear the desired passage.
Normal speed playback will resume at that point.
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Repeat Playback (On Remote Control Only)
The Repeat function in this system allows you to continuously repeat a single
track, or the entire disc. The Repeat function can be activated during playback or
while the player is stopped.
One Track Repeat
Select the track to be repeated and begin playback.
Press the REPEAT button on remote control once.
The
indicator appears in the display and the
selected track will be repeated continuously.
All Tracks Repeat
Load the disc in the player and begin playback.
Press the REPEAT button on the remote control twice.
The ALL
indicators appear in the display. All tracks
on the disc will be repeated continuously.
To cancel Repeat playback mode press the REPEAT button until the ALL
indicators disappear from the display.
Repeat mode can also be canceled by opening the CD tray, switching to the TUNER
or AUX mode, or pressing the STANDBY/ON button to return the system to the
Standby (Off) mode.
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Random Playback (On Remote Control Only)
The Random playback feature allows you play all the tracks on the disc in random
order.
You can select random playback while the disc is playing or when the player is
stopped.
Load a CD in the player as usual and then press the RANDOM button on the
remote control handset.
The RNDM indicator appears in the display.
The player will randomly select a track from the disc and begin playback. Random
playback will continue until all tracks have played once, then the player stops.
To stop Random playback, press the RANDOM button on the remote control again.
The RNDM indicator disappears and normal playback will resume from that point.
INTRO Scan Playback (On 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.
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 mode press the INTRO button once more until the INTRO
indicator disappears.
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Programmed Playback
The Programmed Playback feature allows you to program a total of up to 64 tracks
in any desired order. You may program the same track to play several times within
a program sequence if desired.
Note: You cannot program tracks during playback. If a disc is playing press
the
STOP button first to stop playback before beginning the programming
steps below.
1.) Load the disc in the player and wait until the player has read the Table of Contents
of the disc.
2.) Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button on the remote control.
The PRG indicator, Program Memory “P- 01” and
Track “00” will appear in the display .
3.) Then press the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons to
select the first track on the disc to be programmed.
(Example: Track 07).
4.) Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button again to
enter Track 07 in program memory #01.
The program memory number advances to “P- 02”.
5.) Repeat steps 3 and 4 selecting the desired Track number each time until you
have entered up to 64 tracks in the CD program memory.
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6.) Press the
PLAY/PAUSE button to begin programmed playback.
The PRG indicator remains ‘On’.
The player will play all the tracks that you
programmed in the desired sequence.
• After the last programmed track has played the player stops, but the programmed
sequence remains in the memory.
• To play the programmed sequence again, press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button
then the
PLAY/PAUSE button.
• To cancel the programmed sequence from the memory press the
STOP
button at programming mode.
Programmed Repeat Playback
You can use the Programmed and Repeat Playback functions together to
continuously repeat a programmed sequence.
First program up to 64 tracks as described above.
Then press the REPEAT button twice to activate “All Tracks Repeat” feature.
Press the
PLAY/PAUSE button to begin
Programmed Repeat Playback. The programmed
sequence will be repeated continuously.
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Playing MP3 Discs
CDs that contain compressed MP3 audio files can store approximately 10 times
as much music as a normal CDs. It is possible to record up to 10 hours of music in
MP3 format on a single disc.
Audio files may be downloaded from the Internet onto your computer’s hard drive
or ‘ripped’from normal CDs. They are then compressed into MP3 format files by
software on your computer and recorded or ‘burned’onto blank discs.
Typically when making your own MP3 CDs you will organize the song titles into
“Directories” or “Folders”, also called “Albums”, by artist, or by type of music.
Note: Because MP3 CDs contain so much more information than normal CDs
this CD player will take longer to ‘Read’all of the information on an MP3 disc.
You may see the flashing “READ” indicator for a
minute or more before playback begins. This is
normal and not an indication of any problem with
your player.
Most of the normal CD operations described in this manual also apply to MP3
CDs. However there are a few differences in MP3 CD playback functions, and
these are described on the following pages.
MP3 CD “Reading” Time And Display Information
As mentioned above, because MP3 CDs contain much more information than
normal CDs it takes longer for the player to ‘Read’an MP3 disc and display the
Table of Contents information.
After you load an MP3 CD in the player the player will read each of the “Directories”
(or “Albums”) on the disc, one at a time, and display the Directory Number and the
cumulative number of tracks in the directories that have already been read.
For example if we insert an MP3 CD containing 11
“Directories” (or “Albums”) and a total of 172 “files”
or tracks, the display will show:
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MP3 CD Playback
The
PLAY/PAUSE, SKIP/TUNING +, SKIP/TUNING – and STOP
OP controls
have the same functions for MP3 CDs as they do for normal CDs.
To skip quickly from a track in one directory to a track in another directory,
proceed as follows:
1.) Load your MP3 CD in the player, wait until the reading process is completed.
2.) Example: Let’s assume that you want to skip to Directory # 09/Track # 005.
• Press the ALBUM/MEM.CH button repeatedly to
select album “09”. The track will show “001”
• Press the SKIP/TUNING + button repeatedly until
the display shows Track “005”.
• Press the
PLAY/PAUSE button to start playback.
• Press and hold the MODE button to scroll through the “ID3 text” information. If
the information was properly inserted when the files were created, the display
will show the song TITLE, ARTIST name, and ALBUM name.
• Press and hold the MODE button again to return to Track and Play-time display.
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MP3 ID3 Support / Information Display
When you create a CD on your computer containing MP3 audio files, the software
you use to create the disc will normally allow you to input the name of the Artist, the
name of the Album, and the Titles of the individual songs. If the information is input
properly when the disc is created, it will scroll across the bottom of the CD display
during playback of the MP3 CD. Refer to previous page.
MP3 CD Repeat Playback (On Remote Control Only)
There are 3 Repeat Playback options with MP3 CDs. In addition to the “Repeat 1
Track” and “Repeat All Tracks” options which are the same for normal CDs, you
may also select “Directory Repeat” mode to repeat all the tracks contained in a
single Directory (Album).
• To repeat a single track on an MP3 CD
Select the track to be repeated and start playback as usual. Then press the
REPEAT button on the remote control once.
The
indicator appears and the selected track
will be repeated continuously.
• To repeat all the tracks on an MP3 CD
Begin playback as usual, then press the REPEAT button twice.
The ALL
indicators appear on the display and
all the tracks on the disc will be repeated
continuously.
• To repeat all the tracks in a single Directory (or Album)
Press the ALBUM/MEM.CH button to select the desired Album number as
usual. Press the REPEAT button three times.
and ALBUM indicators appear in
Both the
the display and all the tracks in the directory will
be repeated continuously.
To cancel Repeat Playback, press the REPEAT button until the “ALL
indicators disappear.
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ALBUM”
MP3 CD Intro Scan And Random Playback Modes
(On Remote Control Only)
These functions operate the same way for MP3 CDs as they do for normal CDs.
Intro Scan
Load your MP3 CD in the player, wait until the reading process is completed.
Press the INTRO button.
The “INTRO” indicator appears in the display and
begins Intro Scan playback.
The player will play the first 10 seconds of each track
on the disc.
Random Playback
Load your MP3 CD in the player, wait until the reading process is completed.
Press the RANDOM button.
The “RNDM” indicator appears in the display.
The player will play all the tracks on the disc in Random
order.
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MP3 CD Programmed Playback
• When programming the tracks on an MP3 CD you must also select the Directory
Number of the tracks being programmed.
• You can program up to 64 tracks on an MP3 CD, same as for a normal CD.
• Programming can only be done while the player is in the Stop mode. If the
MP3 disc is playing, first press the
STOP button to stop playback, then
follow the programming steps below.
In this example the MP3 CD contains a total of 11 Directories (Albums) and 172
Tracks (Files). Let’s assume that the first track we want to program is Track
#003 in Album #05.
1.) Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button on the remote control.
The display shows Album “00” flashing.
Track “000”, Program Number “P–01” and “PRG”
indicator appear.
2.) Press the SKIP/TUNING + button repeatedly to
select Album #05.
3.) Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button to enter
Album #05 in Program Memory “P–01”.
The track “000” flashes.
4.) Press the SKIP/TUNING + button repeatedly to
select Track # 003.
5.) Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button to enter
Track #003 in Program Memory P–01.
The Program Number advances to “P–02”, the
Album and Track Number returns to “00” & “000”.
6.) Repeat Steps 2 through 5 to enter up to 64 tracks
in the program memory.
7.) After you have entered up to 64 tracks in the
Program Memory, press the
PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin programmed playback.
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“Title Search” And “Album Search” On MP3 CDs
This system allows you to search through a MP3 CD and select a specific "album"
(Directory), or even a specific “song title” (File) for immediate playback.
Notes:
A.) Title/Album Search can only be performed using the remote control handset.
B.) Title/Album Search can only be performed if the title and album information
was properly encoded in the original MP3 files before they were “burned”
(recorded) on the CD.
To search a MP3 CD for a specific song by “Title”
1.) Load the MP3 CD in the player and wait until the player reads the Table of
Contents on the disc and shows the total number of “Albums” (Directories)
and “Tracks” (Files) on the disc.
For example in the illustration the disc contains 9
Albums and 56 Tracks.
2.) Press the MODE button on the remote control once.
The Search symbol
will flash in the display and
the player will enter the alphabetical and numerical
title search mode beginning with the letter “A”.
The display will show the first song title beginning with the letter “A”.
3.) Press the SKIP/TUNING "+" button repeatedly to scroll through all the song
titles on the disc in alphabetical and numerical order.
When you see the desired “Song Title” on the display (Example: My Way),
press the
PLAY/PAUSE button to begin immediate playback of that title.
(Track Number In Disc)
(Alphabet “M”)
(Song Title)
(Album Number In Disc)
(Track Number of Album) (Elapse Time)
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To search a MP3 CD for a specific “Album”
1.) Load the MP3 CD in the player and wait until the player reads the Table of
Contents on the disc and shows the total number of “Albums” (Directories)
and “Tracks” (Files) on the disc.
For example in the illustration the disc contains 9
Albums and 56 Tracks.
2.) Press the MODE button on the remote control twice.
The Search Album symbol
ALBUM will appear in the display and the player
will enter the Album Search mode beginning with Album “01”.
The display will show the name the Album.
Example: Judds
Note: If the album name is not recognized, or
if the album was not properly named, the
display will show “UNKNOWN”.
3.) Press the SKIP/TUNING "+" button repeatedly to scroll through all the Albums
on the disc in numerical order.
When you see the desired Album name on the display press the
PLAY/
PAUSE button to begin immediate playback of the first track in that “Album”.
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Playing MP3 Audio Files Stored On SD/MMC Memory Cards
Note: The card reader in this system can only read files in MP3 format. It
cannot read files in other compressed audio formats such as WMA, AAC, etc.
1.) Turn the system 'On' as usual.
2.) Press the FUNCTION button repeatedly until the main
display shows "CARD – USB".
3.) Insert your “SD” or “MMC” flash memory card
containing MP3 audio files into the SD/MMC
card slot as shown in the illustration.
Note: The card can only be inserted one
way. Push it in as far as it will go until it
locks in place.
4.) The player will read the information on the
card and the display will show the total number of files
“Tracks” and “Albums” on the card.
The reader LED indicator will light up.
5.) Press the
PLAY/PAUSE button to begin playback.
• Adjust the VOLUME, EQ, and DBBS controls as desired.
• You can skip tracks with the SKIP TUNING "+" or "–" buttons just as you would
with a normal CD.
• You can skip Albums with the ALBUM/MEM.CH "+" or "–" buttons.
• You may press the MODE button once to enter “Album
Search” mode, then press the SKIP TUNING "+" or
"–" buttons to search the desired album.
Note: If the album name is not recognized, or if the
album was not properly named, the display will show
“UNKNOWN”.
6.) Playback will continue until the last track has played and then the display will
again show the total number of tracks, albums on the card.
Note: If you have finished listening and want to remove your memory card
before the music ends, always press the
STOP button first and then remove
your card. If you remove the card before pressing the STOP button you may
cause an electro-static discharge (ESD) condition and this may prevent the
card reader from operating properly until the ESD condition is cleared.
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Playing MP3 Audio Files On Portable “USB” Storage Device
Note: The USB port in this system can only read files in MP3 format. It cannot
read files in other compressed audio formats such as WMA, AAC, etc.
1.) Turn the system ‘On’as usual.
2.) Press the FUNCTION button repeatedly until the main
display shows "CARD – USB".
3.) Connect your portable USB storage device
to the USB
Port on the front panel of
this system as shown in the illustration.
Note: The portable USB drive can only be
connected one way, usually with the
printed side facing up. If you have trouble
connecting your USB storage device to the
USB
port, do not force it. This may
damage the connector. Instead turn the
device over and try connecting it again.
4.) The player will read the information on the external
device and the display will show the total number of
“Tracks” and “Albums” on the device.
5.) Press the
PLAY/PAUSE button to begin playback.
• Adjust the VOLUME, EQ, and DBBS controls as desired.
• You can skip tracks with the SKIP TUNING "+" or "–" buttons just as you would
with a normal CD.
• You can skip albums with the ALBUM/MEM.CH "+" or "–" buttons.
• You may press the MODE button once to enter “Album
Search” mode, then press the SKIP TUNING "+" or
"–" buttons to search the desired album.
Note: If the album name is not recognized, or if the album was not properly
named, the display will show “UNKNOWN”.
6.) Playback will continue until the last track has played and then the display will
again show the total number of tracks, albums on the USB device.
Note: If you have finished listening and want to remove your USB device before
the music ends, always press the STOP button first and then remove your
device. If you remove the device before pressing the STOP button you may
cause an electro-static discharge (ESD) condition and this may prevent the
device from operating properly until the ESD condition is cleared.
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Special Functions
TIMER Operation (On Remote Control Only)
This system includes a programmable Timer function. You can use the timer to
wake you up to the TUNER, or to your favorite CD.
The timer can be programmed while the unit is in the Standby (Power Off) mode,
the TUNER, CD, CARD-USB, or AUX mode.
To Set The TIMER The 1ST Time
1.) Press and hold the TIMER button on the remote control.
The “
on” indicators appear and the Hour digits
will begin flashing in the display.
2.) Press the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons to set the display to the desired turn
‘On’hour, AM or PM.
3.) Press the TIMER button. The Minute digits begin
flashing.
4.) Press the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons to set the
display to the desired turn ‘On’minute.
5.) Press TIMER button again.
The “
OFF” appears in the display, the Hour
digits begins flashing.
Press the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons to set the display to the desired turn
‘Off’hour, AM or PM.
6.) Press the TIMER button. The Minute digits begin
flashing.
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7.) Press the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons to set
the display to the desired turn ‘Off’minute.
8.) Press the TIMER button again. TUNER flashes in the display.
Press the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons to select turn ‘On’ TUNER or CD
mode.
9.) Press the TIMER button.
“VOL 13” flashes in the display indicating you
may now adjust the turn ‘On’Volume level.
Press the SKIP/TUNING + or – buttons to set
the turn ‘On’Volume level as desired.
10.) Press the TIMER button again to confirm. The display will show the Timer
settings in sequence once more.
The
indicator remains ‘On’.
11.) At the selected Timer ‘On’time, the unit will turn on.
The volume increases gradually to the preset level. It will sound until the turn
“Off’time is reached and the power shut off automatically.
12.) To stop the unit sooner, press the STANDBY/ON button.
The power turns ‘Off’, but the Timer remains set and will turn the unit on again
at the same time on the following day.
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13.) If you do not want the Timer to turn the unit on the following day, press the
TIMER button once.
The
indicator disappears in the display..
Notes:
• You may ‘reactivate’the Timer again by pressing the TIMER button once.
The
indicator will reappear.
• To re-program the Timer, press and hold the TIMER button until the Hour
digits begin flashing. Then repeat the steps 2-10 on pages 39-40.
• If the unit turns on to CD function, it will only play until the end of the disc
and then stops.
If your CD is only 45 minutes, the unit will only play for 45 minutes but the
power will remain ‘On’until turn ‘Off’time is reached.
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SLEEP Timer (On Remote Control 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.) Press the SLEEP button on the remote control.
3.) The display will show “SLEEP 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 subtract 10 minutes to the sleep
timer. The minimum sleep timer operation is 10 minutes.
4.) After a few seconds the Sleep Time display disappears and the normal Tuner
or CD display returns.
The small SLEEP indicator remains in the display.
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.
• 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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Auxiliary Operation
You can listen to an auxiliary audio source connected to the AUX IN jacks on the
back panel of this unit (refer to page 7 for connection information.)
Press the FUNCTION button or AUX button on remote control to select the Aux
function.
The AUX indicator appears in the display.
Operate the external device as you would normally.
When you hear the music from your external source adjust the VOLUME, EQ and
DBBS controls of this system as desired.
LINE OUT Jacks
To record from the TUNER or CD player in this unit to an external recording device,
connect the LINE OUT jacks on the back panel of this unit (refer to page 6) to the
audio input, LINE INPUT or RECORDING (REC) input jacks of the external
recording device, such as a cassette recorder or mini disc recorder.
Be sure to refer to the instructions for the external recording device, as well.
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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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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.,
5101 Statesman Drive,
Irving, TX 75063.
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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.,
5101 Statesmsn Drive,
Irving, TX 75063.
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
The serial number of your system is located on a label on the back panel.
Please take a moment now to locate the serial number and write the number in the
space provided below. You may be asked to provide this number when calling for
product service.
Model Number: ES299
Serial Number:
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