Emerson MS9903TT Stereo System User Manual

Home Audio System
with 3 CD Changer,
Belt-Drive Turntable,
Dual Cassette Deck
and Remote Control
OWNER'S MANUAL
MS9903TT
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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 this Emerson complete home audio system including a
stereo radio, 3 disc changer, dual cassette deck, stereo phonograph,
matching speakers, and remote control.
Please read this Owner’s Manual carefully and completely to make sure
that you get the maximum benefit out of all the outstanding features we’ve
included in this compact system. It’s designed to give you many years of
trouble free operation with an absolute minimum of care and maintenance.
Every component in this system was in perfect working order when it left
our factory.
If you experience any problems with the set up or operation of this system
please do not return it to the retail store. Please call the Emerson Customer
Service Hotline toll free at 1-800-898-9020 and one of our service
technicians will attempt to diagnose and correct the problem for you.
Once again, thanks for purchasing this Emerson audio product.
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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, cassettes 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
SPEAKER CONNECTION
Connect each speaker to the corresponding speaker terminals on the back panel
of the main unit. Make sure that the left speaker is connected to the left (L) speaker
jack and the right speaker to the right (R) speaker jack.
Right Speaker
Left Speaker
SPEAKER
R
L
CONNECTING THE AC POWER CORD
After connecting the speakers unwind the AC power cord fully and connect it to any
convenient household AC outlet.
NOTE:
This product is designed to operate on normal 120V 60Hz AC only. Connecting
this system to any other power supply could result in damage to the unit which is
not covered by your warranty. You will note that this system is equipped with a
polarized AC power plug having one blade wider than the other. This is a safety
feature.
If this plug does not fit into your existing AC outlet,
do not try to defeat this safety feature by filing the
wide blade to make it fit into your outlet. If this plug
will not fit into your outlet, you probably have an outdated non-polarized AC outlet. You should have your
outlet changed by a qualified licensed electrician.
AC Outlet
AC Plug
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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.
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
FRONT VIEW
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CONTROL PANEL
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1.) POWER
On/Off Button.
2.) PRESET EQ Button.
3.) FM STEREO Indicator.
4.) STANDBY/MUTE Indicator.
5.) ROCK Equalizer Indicator.
6.) POP Equalizer Indicator.
7.) Dial Scale.
8.) LCD Display.
9.) JAZZ Equalizer Indicator.
10.) CLASSIC Equalizer Indicator.
11.) Remote SENSOR.
12.) VOLUME UP Button.
13.) VOLUME DOWN Button.
14.) FM MONO/HI-SPEED DUBBING (ON
/OFF
) Button.
15.) BALANCE Control.
16.) Cassette DECK B Door.
17.) Cassette DECK B Control Keys.
Button.
18.) CD Tray Open/Close
19.) Disc 3 Select Button.
20.) Disc 2 Select Button.
21.) Disc 1 Select Button.
22.) CD Tray.
23.) Cassette DECK A Control Keys.
24.) Cassette DECK A Door.
25.) PHONES (Headphone) Jack.
26.) DISC SKIP Button.
27.) PROGRAM Button.
28.) REPEAT Button.
29.) FUNCTION (PHONO/TUNER/TAPE/CD) Selector Switch.
30.) STOP
Button.
31.) TUNING Control.
32.) PLAY/PAUSE
Button.
33.) BAND (FM/AM) Selector Switch.
34.) SKIP/SEARCH Reverse
Button.
35.) SKIP/SEARCH Forward
Button.
36.) INTRO Button.
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BACK VIEW
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2
3
1.) FM Wire Antenna.
2.) Speaker L / R Jacks.
3.) AC Power Cord.
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REMOTE CONTROL
1.) STANDBY/ON Button.
2.) STOP
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6
7
8
Button.
3.) PROGRAM Button.
4.) PLAY/PAUSE
Button.
5.) SKIP/SEARCH
Button.
6.) SKIP/SEARCH
Button.
PLAY/
PAUSE
SKIP/SEARCH
STOP
DISC
PROGRAM
STANDBY/
ON
MUTE
VOLUME
4
3
2
1
+
9
10
7.) DISC Select Button.
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8.) MUTE Button.
9.) VOLUME – Button.
10.) VOLUME + Button.
11.) Battery Compartment (Back Cabinet).
B AT T E R Y I N S T AL L AT I O N
1.) Open the battery compartment cover.
2.) Insert two "AAA" (UM4) batteries (not included)
to match the polarities as indicated inside the
battery compartment.
3.) Close the cover.
Battery Precautions
• Replacement of batteries must be done by an adult.
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium)
batteries.
• The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited.
• Non-rechargeable batteries are not to be recharged.
• Exhausted batteries are to be removed.
• Only batteries of the equivalent type are to be used.
• Batteries are to be inserted with the correct polarity.
• Dispose of batteries properly. Do not dispose of batteries in fire. The batteries
may explode or leak.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
GENERAL CONTROLS
Preset Electronic Equalizer
When the unit is switched ‘On’for the first time, the Equalizer will be in the “Flat”
setting. Press the PRESET EQ button to select “ROCK”, “POP”, “CLASSIC” or
“JAZZ” sound effect to suit your taste. The appropriate EQ Indicator lights to confirm
your selection.
Mute Button (Remote Control Only)
To temporarily shut off the sound from the speakers press the MUTE button on the
remote control. The STANDBY/MUTE indicator on front panel will flash and the
sound will stop. Press the MUTE button again to cancel Mute and restore the
sound. The MUTE indicator goes “Off”.
Balance Control
This control adjusts the relative volume of the left and right speakers. When this
control is set to the center-click position you will have equal volume from both
speakers. If your normal listening position is closer to one of the two speakers,
rotate this control to the left or to the right until the volume from both of the speakers
sounds the same at your normal listening position.
FM Mono/Hi-Speed Dubbing “ON
/OFF
” Selector
This button is used to select between the FM STEREO and FM MONO operation
Normal Speed or
High Speed tape
pe
modes (It is also used to select either
dubbing.) To receive FM Stereo broadcasts this switch must be set to the STEREO
position. However if you are listening to a distant or weak FM Stereo station
and reception is unsatisfactory, setting the selector to the FM MONO
position
may provide some improvement.
PHONES
Jack
The Stereo Headphone Jack is located on the left front panel. Connect a set of
stereo headphones (not included) to this jack for private listening without disturbing
others. The speakers are automatically disconnected when headphones are
connected to the headphone jack.
IMPORTANT: When using headphones always set the volume control to a low
level before you put the headphones on. Then put the headphones on and
gradually increase the volume to a comfortable listening level.
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LISTENING TO THE RADIO
1.) Slide the FUNCTION selector to the TUNER position.
2.) Slide the BAND selector to the desired band, FM or AM.
3.) Tune to your desired station with the TUNING control. If you have tuned to a
FM Stereo station the FM STEREO LED Indicator will light.
4.) Adjust the VOLUME control and EQ as desired.
5.) When you are finished listening press the POWER
button to shut the power
‘Off’.
Antenna Information
AM – The AM antenna is inside the cabinet. IF AM reception is unsatisfactory try
rotating the entire unit until you find the position that provides the best reception.
FM – For best FM reception, the FM lead wire antenna, located on the back of the
set, should fully unwound and extended.
FM Wire Antenna
NOTE: If you are listening to a weak FM Stereo station you can usually improve
the reception by pressing the FM MONO selector to the
ON position, however
the sound will now be mono.
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PLAYING COMPACT DISCS
IMPORTANT: This CD player can play normal CDs plus CD-R and 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.
This system features a carousel type 3-CD changer which can provide you with
up to 3 hours of uninterrupted music playback. You may load up to 3 CDs in the
changer for continuous playback, or you may program up to 32 tracks among all 3
discs to be played back in the specific order you select.
LOADING THE DISCS
1.) Press the POWER
button to turn the system ‘On’.
2.) Slide the FUNCTION selector to the CD position.
3.) Press the
Open/Close button to open the CD tray. When the tray opens
s
two of the three CD pockets will be accessible to you. Load up to 2 CDs in the
pockets making sure that the label side of the discs face up and that the discs
are correctly centered in the pockets.
4.) Press the DISC SKIP button to rotate the CD tray and expose the 3rd CD
pocket. Insert an additional disc in the open pocket if desired.
5.) Press the Open/Close button to close
the CD tray. The CD player will search
for the first disc and the display will show
the number of tracks and total playing
time of that disc.
NOTES:
• Keep the CD disc tray closed when the system is not in use to prevent dirt
and dust from entering the CD mechanism.
• Never place more than one CD in the same pocket of the CD tray. If two
discs are loaded in the same pocket, the CD mechanism may jam and /or
the discs themselves may be damaged.
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TO BEGIN CD PLAYBACK
After you have loaded up the 3 CDs in the changer:
1.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin playback. The changer will search
for the first available disc in the tray and will begin playback from Track 1 on
the first disc.T he
number of the disc
ALL DISC
being played flashes
on the display. It will
continue playing until
it has played all of the discs in the tray and then stops automatically.
NOTE: To begin playback from a specific disc, press the DISC SKIP button
on front panel or DISC button on remote control to select the desired disc,
button. Or, press the appropriate disc
and then press the PLAY/PAUSE
button ( DISC 1, DISC 2, DISC 3.) on front panel for the disc you wish to
start. Playback will begin on Track 1 of the selected disc. It stops
automatically after finished playing all discs.
2.) Adjust the VOLUME and EQ control as desired.
3.) To temporarily stop playback, press the PLAY/PAUSE
button again. The
“II” indicator appears in the display. The disc continues to spin, but no sound
is heard. Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button once more to cancel pause and
resume playback.
ALL DISC
4.) To stop playback before the end of a disc, press the STOP
button.
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IMPORTANT!!
If the disc is smudged or scratched it may skip or stop completely. This does
not indicate a problem with the player. If this occurs, try playing another disc.
If that disc plays properly, you may assume that the first disc is damaged and
unplayable.
Simultaneous Play and Load System
This CD changer allows you to change two discs while a third disc continues playing.
Press the CD drawer Open/Close button during playback. The drawer will open,
allowing you to remove two discs and insert two new discs, while the third disc
continues to play. After loading two new discs in the tray press the
Open/Close
button to close the drawer.
SKIP/SEARCH
/
Buttons
s
To skip forward or back to the beginning of a particular track during playback,
press the
or
SKIP/SEARCH buttons repeatedly until the desired track number
appears on the display. Playback will begin on the desired track.
To search for a particular passage on a track during playback, press and hold the
or
SKIP/SEARCH buttons. The player will search rapidly forward or back.
Release the buttons when you reach the desired point on the track and normal
speed playback will resume at that point.
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PROGRAMMED CD PLAYBACK
You can program the CD changer to play up to a total of 32 tracks on all 3 discs in
any desired order.
NOTE: You can not program the CD changer during playback. If a disc is
button first and then follow the instructions.
playing press the STOP
1.) Press the PROGRAM button once. The PROGRAM, EDIT indicators, program
# 01, disc # 01 appears in the display.
2.) Press the DISC SKIP button or one of the three DISC buttons to select the
disc which contains the first track you wish to program. Example: Disc 2.
3.) Press the
or
buttons to select the first track you wish to program.
m.
Example: Track 8.
4.) Press the PROGRAM button again to store the desired disc and track number
into memory location Number 1. The display will change from Program Number
“01” to Program Number “02”.
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5.) Use the DISC SKIP button or one of the three DISC buttons to select the disc
containing the next track you wish to program. Example: Disc 3.
6.) Press the
or
buttons to select the next track you wish to program.
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Example: Track 18.
7.) Press the PROGRAM button again to store the desired disc and track into
memory location Number “02”.
• Repeat the above procedure until you have stored up to 32 tracks in the
program memory.
• After all your desired tracks are programmed you may press the PROGRAM
button to reconfirm that the information has been stored correctly.
8.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin programmed playback. Playback
will start at the first disc and track which you have programmed and will continue
until all programmed discs and tracks (up to a total of 32) have been played.
NOTE: If you press the
or
buttons during programmed playback, the
player will skip forward or back to the next track and disc which you have
programmed, not the next track on the disc which is being played.
TO CLEAR THE PROGRAM MEMORY
If the disc is playing, press the STOP
STOP
button to stop the discs. Then press the
button again, switch to other function, or turn power “Off” to clear the
program memory,
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REPEAT Playback (On Front Panel Only)
This system has a four-way repeat function which allows you to continuously repeat
one track, one disc, all discs, or all of the tracks which you have programmed.
One Track Repeat
1.) Press the REPEAT button until the “REPEAT 1” Indicator appears in the CD
display.
2.) Use the
or
buttons (and the “DISC SKIP” button, if necessary) to select
ct
the exact track that you wish to repeat.
3.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button to begin one track repeat. The selected
track will begin playing. It will repeat continuously until repeat function is
cancelled.
REPEAT 1
One Disc Repeat
1.) Press the REPEAT button until the “REPEAT 1 DISC” Indicator appears on
the display. Press the DISC SKIP button to select the disc you wish to play.
2.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button. The selected disc will begin to play starting
with Track 1. When the final track on the disc has been played, it will
automatically begin playing again starting with Track 1.
REPEAT 1
DISC
3.) To cancel One Disc Repeat playback, press the REPEAT button until the
indicator no longer appears in the Display.
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All Discs Repeat
1.) Press the REPEAT button until the “REPEAT ALL DISC” Indicator appears in
the Display.
2.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE
button, the changer will begin playing the first
track of the disc which is in the play position. It will continue until it has played
all tracks on all discs in the changer. When it has played the last track on the
last disc it will begin playing again with the first track on the first disc. This All
Discs Repeat will continue indefinitely.
REPEAT
ALL DISC
3.) To cancel All Discs Repeat playback, press the REPEAT button until the
Indicator no longer appears in the Display.
Programmed Repeat Playback
You can use the Program and Repeat features together to continuously repeat a
programmed sequence of tracks. First, program the desired tracks according to
Steps 1 through 7 in previous page. When Programmed Playback begins press
the REPEAT button until the “REPEAT ALL DISC” Indicator appears in display. All
the tracks in your programmed sequence will be repeated continuously.
REPEAT
ALL DISC
To cancel Programmed Repeat Playback press the STOP
button until both the
PROGRAM and REPEAT Indicators go ‘Off’.
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INTRO Scan (On Front Panel Only)
The Intro Scan feature lets you hear a 10 second introduction of each track on
each disc. This feature is useful if you are trying to find a particular song but you
do not know the title.
1.) Press the INTRO button once. The “INTRO” and “ALL DISC” Indicators appear
in the display. The CD player will begin playing Track 1 of the disc in the play
position. After 10 seconds it will advance to Track 2, and so on, until it has
played the first 10 seconds of every track. Then it continues to next disc until
all discs has been played.
ALL DISC
2.) To cancel Intro Scan and resume normal playback, press the INTRO button
again. The INTRO Indicator disappears.
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T U R N TAB L E
3
2
1
4
5
6
7
8
1.) 45 rpm LP Record Adapter.
2.) Platter.
3.) Transit Screw.
4.) Tone Arm Clamp.
5.) Tone Arm Lever (Cue Control).
6.) 33/45 rpm Speed Slide Switch.
7.) Tone Arm.
8.) Stylus and Protective Cover.
IMPORTANT!!
• T O P R O T E C T T H E T U R N TAB L E F R O M D A M A G E D U R I N G
TRANSPORTATION, A SILVER TRANSIT SCREW IS LOCATED AT THE
UPPER HAND CORNER OF THE TURNTABLE PLATFORM.
• BEFORE PLAYING, PLEASE USE A SCREWDRIVER TO TURN THE
TRANSIT SCREW IN CLOCKWISE DIRECTION (SCREW GOING
DOWN) COMPLETELY TO UNLOCK THE TURNTABLE.
• TO LOCK THE TURNTABLE AGAIN FOR TRANSPORTATION, PLEASE
TURN THE SCREW IN COUNTER-CLOCKWISE DIRECTION.
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STEREO PHONOGRAPH OPERATION
1.) Raise the turntable dust cover.
2.) Release the Tone Arm Clamp, and remove the stylus protector.
3.) Slide FUNCTION selector to PHONO position.
4.) Place a record on the turntable, over the central spindle.
5.) Place the 45 rpm adapter over the central spindle when playing 45 rpm records.
Set the Speed Selector Switch to 33 or 45 rpm according to the record you are
playing.
6.) Move the Tonearm to the beginning of the record, or to the start of a particular
track. Gently lower the Tonearm onto the record to start playing. Adjust the
Volume and Equalizer setting as desired.
7.) To pause during playback use the Cue Control lever to lift the Tone Arm from
the record. To resume playback gently move the Cue Control forward to lower
the Tone Arm back on to the record.
8.) At the end of the record the Tone Arm will automatically return to its rest and
the turntable stops, however the system power is still ‘On’.
9.) If you are finished playing records press the POWER
button to shut the
system ‘Off’, or use the FUNCTION selector switch to select a different function.
NOTE: Do not turn or stop the turntable manually. Moving or jarring the
Turntable without securing the Tone Arm clamp could result in damage to the
Tone Arm.
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CASSETTE OPERATION
PLAYING CASSETTE TAPES
1.) Press the POWER
button to turn the system ‘On’.
2.) Slide the FUNCTION selector to TAPE position to select the Tape mode.
3.) Press the Stop/Eject
door.
key of either deck A or deck B to open the cassette
4.) Insert a prerecorded cassette into the slots on the door with the exposed tape
facing down and the full reel on the left side. Close cassette door.
5.) Press the Play
key to begin playback.
6.) Adjust the VOLUME and EQ controls as desired.
7.) When the tape ends the Automatic Stop System releases the Play
key and
shuts off the tape motor. Press the Stop/Eject
key to open the cassette
door and remove your tape. To stop the tape before it ends press the Stop/
Eject
key at any time.
Fast Forward
and Rewind
Controls
Press
or
key to advance or rewind the tape rapidly. When you reach the
desired portion, or the end of the tape, press the Play
key to resume normal
playback, or press the Stop/Eject
key to shut off the tape motor..
Note: the Automatic Stop System does not function in the fast forward
rewind
modes.
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or
Pause
Control
Press the
key to stop the tape temporarily. The tape movement stops but the
tape motors continue to run. Press the
key again to cancel pause mode and
resume normal playback.
CONTINUOUS PLAYBACK OF TWO CASSETTES
1.) Insert prerecorded tapes into both cassette compartments with the tape you
want to play first in DECK B.
2.) Press the Play
3.) Press Pause
key of DECK B to begin playback.
key and then Play
key of DECK A.
4.) When the tape in DECK B ends, it stops and the Pause
key of DECK A will
be released automatically to begin playback on DECK A.
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MAKING A TAPE RECORDING
This cassette recorder features an Automatic Recording Volume Level Control
System that prevents overloaded or distorted recordings. You can change the
volume level as often as you like during the recording process. It will not have any
effect on the volume level of the recording itself.
1.) Insert a good quality blank tape into DECK A with the exposed tape facing
down and the full reel on the left side. Close DECK A door.
2.) Select the source you wish to record:
PHONO, TUNER, CD or TAPE (Tape Dubbing) and operate that source as you
normally would.
3.) Press the Record
key on DECK A to begin recording.
NOTE: When recording from Cassette B to Cassette A you can press the HISPEED DUBBING button to “ON
” to select high speed dubbing which allows
you to make recordings at approximately twice the normal recording speed.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
ABOUT CASSETTE TAPES
Whenever you record on a cassette any previously recorded material is erased as
the new material is recorded. To prevent you from accidentally erasing material
which you wish to save, blank cassettes are equipped with erase prevention tabs
for each side of the tape. If the erase prevention tab for side A is removed, you
cannot accidentally record on side A. The Record
key cannot be depressed if
the erase prevention tab on the cassette has been removed.
To prevent accidental erasing on side A of a cassette use a small screw driver or
similar tool to break off the erase prevention tab for side A. This prevents the
record key from locking.
A
A
COVER OPENING WITH TAPE
IN ORDER TO RECORD AGAIN.
TAB FOR SIDE A.
BREAK OFF TO PREVENT RECORDING
If later you do wish to record on side A of the cassette, cover the tab opening with
key to function again.
a piece of cellophane tape. This will allow the Record
CASSETTE CARE
Two common causes of trouble experienced when using cassettes are:
1.) Tape jamming — Leading to uneven speed in playback, and
2.) Tape tangling — Where the tape wraps itself around vital parts of the mechanism.
To reduce the likelihood of these problems occurring, the following precautions
should be observed:
• Check that there are no loose layers of tape visible
through the cassette center window (see Fig. 1).
Take up any loose layers, using a pencil or hexagonal
barrelled ballpoint pen, before inserting the cassette
into the machine (see Fig. 2).
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• If the cassette feels “tight” while performing operation
shown (see Fig. 2), the tape may be jamming due to
“ridges” formed in the winding of the tape (visible
through the center window). These may be removed, in
most cases, by fast winding of the cassette from one
end to the other and back again.
Fig. 2
• Use only well-known brands of tape. Avoid use of C-120 cassettes.
Furthermore, do not expose cassettes to direct sunlight, dust or oil, and do not touch
the tape surfaces.
HEAD CLEANING
The tape heads, pinch roller and capstan require periodic cleaning. This removes
particles of the metal oxide coating that wear off the tape and accumulate on these
parts and impair performance. Switch off the power, press the Stop/Eject
open the cassette door, and press the Play
key to
key. Clean the tape heads, pinch roller
and capstan with a soft cloth or cotton pad dampened in isopropyl alcohol or special
tape head cleaner.
DECK B
DECK A
Record/Play
Erase head
Head
Capstan
Play Head
Pinch Roller
Capstan
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Pinch Roller
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 CABINETS
• If the cabinets become dusty wipe them with a soft dry dust cloth. Do not use
any wax or polish sprays on the cabinets.
• If the front panel becomes dirty or smudged with fingerprints it may be cleaned
with a soft cloth slightly dampened with a mild soap and water solution. Never
use abrasive cloths or polishes as these will mar the finish of your unit.
Caution: Never allow any water or other liquids to get inside the unit while
cleaning.
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SERVICE
TO FIND THE LOCATION AND PHONE
NUMBER OF YOUR NEAREST SERVICE
CENTER PERMITTED TO PERFORM
WARRANTY...
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 Statesman 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 unit is located on a label on the back panel.
Please take a moment to locate the serial number of your unit and write it in the
space provided below. You may be asked to provide this number when calling to
request customer service.
Model Number: MS9903TT
Serial Number:
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Part No. 16-2910
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