RCA RS1289 Specification

RCA RS1289 Specification

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RS3287

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FCC Information

RCA Information

This device generates and uses radio frequency (RF) energy, and if not installed and used properly, this equipment may cause interference to radio and television reception.

This product complies with DHHS Rules 21 CFR

Subchapter J. Applicable at the date of manufacture.

This equipment has been type tested and found to comply with the specifications in Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules. These rules are designed to provide reasonable protection against radio and television interference in a residential installation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in particular installations.

If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception (which you can determine by turning the equipment off and on), try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient the receiving antenna (that is, the antenna for the radio or television that is "receiving" the interference).

• Move the unit away from the equipment that is receiving interference.

• Plug the unit into a different wall outlet so that the unit and the equipment receiving interference are on different branch circuits.

If these measures do not eliminate the interference, please consult your dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.

Also, the Federal Communications Commission has prepared a helpful booklet, "How To Identify and

Resolve Radio TV Interference Problems." This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing

Office, Washington, DC 20402. Please specify stock number 004-000-00345-4 when ordering copies.

For Your Safety

The AC power plug is polarized (one blade is wider than the other) and only fits into AC power outlets one way. If the plug won’t go into the outlet completely, turn the plug over and try to insert it the other way.

If it still won’t fit, contact a qualified electrician to change the outlet, or use a different one. Do not attempt to bypass this safety feature.

CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,

MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE

SLOT, FULLY INSERT.

For Your Records

In the event that service should be required, you may need both the model number and the serial number.

In the space below, record the date and place of purchase, and the serial number:

Model No.

Remote Control No.

Date of Purchase

Place of Purchase

Serial No.

Service Information

This product should be serviced only by those specially trained in appropriate servicing techniques. For instructions on how to obtain service, refer to the warranty included in this Guide.

WARNING:

TO PREVENT FIRE

OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD,

DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT

TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

T H E L I G H T N I N G

FLASH AND ARROW-

HEAD WITHIN THE

T R I A N G L E I S A

W A R N I N G S I G N

ALERTING YOU OF

" D A N G E R O U S

VOLTAGE" INSIDE

THE PRODUCT.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,

D O N O T R E M O V E C O V E R

( O R B A C K ) . N O U S E R -

S E R V I C E A B L E PA R T S I N -

S I D E . R E F E R S E R V I C I N G

T O Q U A L I F I E D S E R V I C E

PERSONNEL.

THE EXCLAMATION

POINT WITHIN THE

T R I A N G L E I S A

WARNING SIGN

ALERTING YOU OF

I M P O R T A N T

I N S T R U C T I O N S

A C C O M P A N Y I N G

T H E P R O D U C T .

SEE MARKING ON BOTTOM / BACK OF PRODUCT

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CONTENTS

FCC/ Safety Information

Installation . . . . . . . . . .2

Controls & Indicators . .3

CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Tape Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Remote Control . . . . . . . . . .4

Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Showing the Demonstration

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Display Clock/Clock . . . . . . .5

Setting the Time . . . . . . . . .5

Setting the Timer . . . . . . . . .5

Activating the Timer . . . . . .5

Adjusting the Display

Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Sleep mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Sound Features . . . . . .6

Using Preset Equalizer Curves

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Creating a Custom Curve

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Boosting the Bass . . . . . . . . .6

Muting Audio . . . . . . . . . . . .6

CD Player . . . . . . . . . . .6

Loading Discs . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Playing Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Shuffling the Play Order . . .6

Sampling Tracks . . . . . . . . . .6

Repeating the Play Order . .6

Setting Up a CD program . .7

Playing a Program List . . . . .7

Displaying the Program list

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Deleting a Track from a

Program List . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Skipping a Disk . . . . . . . . . . .7

Searching through a CD . . .7

Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Tuning to a Station . . . . . . .8

Using Presets . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Setting Presets . . . . . . . . . . .8

Suppressing Stereo Signal

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Tuning to an RDS Station

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Displaying RDS Station

Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Searching by Program

Type (PTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Tape Player . . . . . . . . . .9

Playing a Tape . . . . . . . . . . .9

Continuous Playback . . . . . .9

Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

From Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

From CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Tape to Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Troubleshooting Tips

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Maintenance . . . . . . . .10

Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Tape Player . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

More Information . . . .11

US Warranty . . . . . . . .12

Canadian Warranty . . .13

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INSTALLATION

RS1285 RS1287/

RS1289/

RS3287

1

AM LOOP

3

2

+

SPEAKERS

4

1

AM LOOP

4

SURROUND SPEAKERS 16

3

-

SPEAKERS 6

2

5

VTCD850/

VTCD855

6

1

AM LOOP ANTENNA

4

-

SURROUND SPEAKERS 16

+

3

-

SPEAKERS 6

+

2

5

1. AM Loop Antenna

Connector

2. Main Speaker

Jacks

3. FM Antenna

4. Power Cord

1. AM Loop Antenna

Connector

2. Main Speaker Jacks

3. Surround Speaker

Jacks

4. FM Antenna

5. Power Cord

1. AM Loop Antenna

Connector

2. Main Speaker Jacks

3. Surround Speaker

Jacks

4. FM Antenna

5. Power Cord

6. Optical Output

2

To ensure sufficient ventilation, keep the spacings shown below free from other surfaces:

10 cm

10 cm

DISC CHANGER

AUDIO SYSTEM

10 cm

C

DISC 1

DISC 4

DISC

3

DIS

C

DISC SKIP OPEN / CLOSE

S I M U

L T A N E O

U S P L A Y A N D L O A D

S Y S T E M

10 cm

STANDBY

POWER / ECO

PHONE

CD

TUNER

BAND

TAPE

• PRESET •

PROG / SET

DEMO /

DIMMER

FM ST. /

MONO

CLOCK

TIMER

ON / OFF INTRO SHUFFLE REPEAT

BASS

BOOST

V

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E CONTR

OL

AUTOMATIC RECORD LEVEL AUTO STOP MECHANISM

ONE TOUCH RECORDING

C O N N

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DIG

ITAL TUNING

KEVLA

S O U N D S Y S T E M

TAPE

1

PLAYBACK/ RECORD

RECORD PLAY REW F.FWD

STOP / EJECT PAUSE PLAY STOP / EJECT

2

TAPE

PLAYBACK

5 cm

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CONTROLS & INDICATORS

CD Player

OPEN/CLOSE — Opens or closes the disc tray.

DISC 1 - DISC 5 — Selects disc 1,

2, 3, 4, or 5

DISC SKIP — Skips to the next CD in the tray

DISC CHANGER

AUDIO SYSTEM

STANDBY

CD

STANDBY/ POWER (RCA models)

— Turns power on or off (STAND-

BY mode). STANDBY/ POWER/

ECO ( Thomson models) — keep pressing briefly STANDBY mode to enter ECO ( power saving, without clock display) mode.

PHONES — Jack for connecting headphone

CD — Selects the CD player

TUNER — Selects the tuner/ frequency band

TAPE — Selects the tape player

PROG/SET — Enters CD program mode/ tuner preset station mode

DEMO/DIMMER — Turns the feature demonstration on or off

POWER / ECO

PHONE

TAPE

1

PLAYBACK/ RECORD

RECORD PLAY

TUNER

BAND

TAPE

PROG / SET

• PRESET •

DEMO /

DIMMER

FM ST. /

MONO

CLOCK

TIMER

ON / OFF INTRO SHUFFLE REPEAT

AUTOMATIC RECORD LEVEL

AUTO STOP MECHANISM

ONE TOUCH RECORDING

REW F.FWD

STOP / EJECT PAUSE

STOP — Stops CD playback and clears programmed tracks

SKIP FORWARD/ PRE-

SET UP— Increments tuner preset station, CD track

SKIP BACKWARD/ PRE-

SET DOWN— Decrements tuner preset station, CD track

PLAY/PAUSE — Plays or pauses CD

FM STEREO/ CLOCK — Toggles between FM stereo/ mono and shows clock time.

TIMER ON/OFF — Enters timer setting mode and turns the mode on/off

INTRO — Turns INTRO mode on or off to play the first 10 seconds of each track. (RDSTIME/INTRO on

Thomson models)

SHUFFLE — Turns SHUFFLE mode on or off to play CDs randomly.

(PTY/MIX for Thomson series)

REPEAT — Turns REPEAT mode on or off to repeat a track, a disc, or all discs ( REPEAT/ RDS mode for

Thomson model )

BASS BOOST — Turns bass boost among different bass boost levels

PRESET EQ — Toggles among

FLAT, JAZZ, ROCK, POP & CUS-

TOM mode.

VOLUME — Increases/ decreases volume.

DIGITAL TUNING— Searches up/down frequency to next station or numerical values

BASS

BOOST

DISC 1

IS

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5

DISC

4

DISC

3

DIS

C

2

S I M U

L T A N E O

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P L A Y A N D

L O A D

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1

STOP / EJECT

DISC SKIP

OPEN / CLOSE

DIG

ITAL TUNING

KEVLA

S O U N D S Y S T E M

TAPE

2

PLAYBACK

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CONTROLS & INDICATORS

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Tip: In S T A N D B Y mode

(press POWER off), the system displays the time.

Press P O W E R to turn the system on in the previously used mode. Press CD, TAPE or T U N E R to select the corresponding mode. Look at the display icons to identify the current mode.

Tape Player

Tape 1:

RECORD

PLAY

REWIND

FAST-FORWARD

STOP/EJECT

PAUSE

Tape 2:

PLAY

STOP/EJECT

Remote Control

POWER — Turns system on/off (STANDBY mode). (For

Thomson models, keep pressing briefly during STANDBY mode to enter ECO mode.)

TUNER — Selects tuner

CD — Selects CD player

TAPE — Selects tape player

MUTE — Mutes volume

VOL+ or VOL- — Increases/ decreases volume

EQ PRESET — Selects equalizer presets

PLAY — Plays current CD

STOP — Stops playing CD

TRACK/ + — Increments CD track; searches CD

POWER

TUNER

VOL

--

PLAY

- /TRACK

REPEAT

RECORD

SLEEP

CD

PRESET EQ

MUTE

PAUSE

STOP

VOL

+

DISC SKIP SHUFFLE

PRESET

AUX

TAPE

PLAY

TRACK / +

DEMO

BASS B.

- / TRACK — Decrements CD track; searches CD DISC SKIP

— Skips to next CD

(Press TRACK/ +, - / TRACK to tune up or down tuner frequencies)

REPEAT — (REPEAT/RDS — Thomson models)

Repeats a track, CD, or all CDs. When the radio is active, displays RDS information.

PAUSE — Pauses the CD or tape (logical decks)

SHUFFLE (MIX/PTY SEARCH — Thomson models)

— Turns on/off random listening

BASS B. — Turns on or off Bass Boost

SLEEP — Press to select the time interval in minute before the unit turns off.

DEMO — Selects dimmer levels and activates demo display when keep pressing for 2 seconds

PRESET UP/DOWN — Selects next/ previous preset station

AUX & RECORD — do not function in this unit

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Display

BASS

SURROUND

Showing the Demonstration

Not operational in TUNER mode for Thomson models. Press DEMO/DIMMER to turn on/off demonstration mode. The demostration scrolls through all display operations.

DISPLAY CLOCK/CLOCK

Setting the Time

1. Press CLOCK until the time flashes on the display

(12-hour clock for RCA, 24-hour clock for Thomson).

2. Press TUNING UP or DOWN to set the hour and then press PRESET UP/ DOWN to shift to minute digits.

3. Press TUNING UP or DOWN to set the minute.

4. Press SET to save settings and STOP to quit setting.

Note: When system is ON, you can press CLOCK to display the current time for about 2 seconds.

(Note: you can also set the timer off time separately when the unit is in CD, Tuner or Tape mode)

Activating the Timer

Press and release TIMER ON/OFF to turn on/off the alarm. The alarm is active when the clock icon indicator is lit.

Adjusting the Display Brightness

1. Press and hold DEMO/DIMMER for more than 2 seconds.

2. While the dimmer is displayed, press DEMO/DIM-

MER to select the desired level (DIMM 1 - 3).

Setting the Timer

1. In standby mode, press TIMER ON/ OFF until the

ON 12:00 flashes and timer icon shows on the display (ON - timer on time) (12-hour clock for RCA, 24hour clock for Thomson).

2. Press TUNING UP or DOWN to set the hour and then press PRESET UP/DOWN to shift to minute digits.

3. Press TUNING UP or DOWN to set the minute.

4. Press PRESET UP or DOWN to shift to volume setting with flashing VOL XX on the display. Adjust volume between levels 5 and 28 (to prevent volume being too low or high) with the TUNING UP/ DOWN keys.

5. Press SET to save settings with ON flashes for about 10 seconds. During this time, if you want to activate both on and off timer, press PRESET UP or

DOWN for setting timer off time with OF 12:00 flashes on display.

6. Repeat steps 2-4 to set the timer off time.

7. Press SET to save the settings.

Sleep Mode

You can select the time interval in minute before the unit turn off

DIM 2

automatically. Press SLEEP on the remote to select among 5, 15, 30, 60 & 90 minutes.

Tip: DEMO

Mode does not affect the current system operation. When the system is initially plugged in, DEMO mode is activated.

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Sound Features

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Using Preset Equalizer Curves

PRESET EQ are toggles for preset equalizer levels. Press to

JAZZ

POP

toggle among them.

The display momentarily shows

ROCK

the selection.

FLAT

Creating a Custom Curve

1. Press PRESET EQ to select CUSTOM mode.

CUSTOM

MID+08

2. While

"CUSTOM" is displayed, press PRESET UP or DOWN repeatedly to cycle among displayed bass-, mid-, and treble - range levels.

3. While BAS, MID, or TRE is displayed, press TUN-

ING UP/DOWN to set the associated gain between

-10 - +10.

Boosting the Bass

Press BASS BOOST to turn on/off boosting the bass frequency.

Muting Audio

Press MUTE on the remote to cut the sound.

MUTE

Tip: While playing a CD, press and hold

SKIP-FORWARD or B A C K W A R D for more than 2 seconds to search through the CD.

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CD PLAYER

DISC CHANGER

AUDIO SYSTEM

IS

C

5

DISC

4

DISC 1

DISC

3

DIS

C

DISC SKIP

OPEN / CLOSE

Press SKIP FORWARD/ BACKWARD to select a specific track.

Play and load simultaneously by:

1. Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the tray. While a CD is playing

2. Load discs on available trays.

3. Press OPEN/CLOSE to close the tray.

S I M U

L T A N E O

U S P L A Y

A N D

L O A D

S Y S

T E M

Loading Discs

1. Press CD to select CD mode.

2. Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the drawer.

3. Insert up to five discs with label face up. (Press DISC

SKIP to rotate the disc carrier.)

4. Press OPEN/CLOSE to close the drawer. Lights the loaded discs.

Shuffling the Play Order

Press SHUFFLE to turn on/off the playing of tracks in random order. (PTY/MIX for Thomson models.)

Sampling Tracks

Press INTRO to play the first 10 seconds of each track on the current disc, all discs in the tray, or turn INTRO mode off.

Playing Discs

Press PLAY/PAUSE to begin or pause play, and STOP to stop play.

Select a specific disc by pressing DISC 1 - DISC 5.

Repeating the Play Order

Press REPEAT to repeat the current track, current disc, all discs, or turn REPEAT mode off.

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CD PLAYER

Setting Up a CD Program

Displaying the Program List

You can program the CD player to play up to any 32 tracks on the CDs in the tray.

1. While the CD player is stopped, press SET to enter

PROGRAM mode. The

1. While the CD player is stopped, press SET to enter

PROGRAM mode.

2. Press SET repeatedly to list each track assignment in the program list.

5 P:01 system displays the next available program number: “- - P:01,” with “- -” flashing, prompts you for the first

Deleting Program List

track in the program list.

2. Press SKIP FORWARD/

BACKWARD to select a track (press DISC SKIP or

DISK 1 - DISK 5 to select a track from a different disc).

3. Immediately press SET to

IS

C

5

DISC

4 assign the selected track to the program number. After 3 seconds, you are prompted for the next track in the program list.

DISC 1

While in PROGRAM mode, press and hold STOP for 5 seconds. The system displays the message CLEAR.

DISC

3

DIS

C

2

Skipping a

Disk

Press DISC SKIP.

Searching Through a CD

Playing a Program List

While in PROGRAM mode, press PLAY.

Press and hold SKIP FORWARD/ BACKWARD to search through a CD as it is playing.

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More Tips on Playing and Setting Program:

Direct Play function: Press DISC 1-5 or PLAY for direct playback when the unit is in standby, CD, Tuner and Tape mode. However, this function does not activate when tape is being played.

Press C D key to see the total disc time after reading the total no. of tracks in CD stop mode.

During CD playback, press CD key to toggle among the displays of Track elapsed time, track remaining time, disc elapsed time, disc remaining time and total number of track for the current disc.

You can create a program of up to 32 tracks.

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TUNER

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STANDBY

POWER / ECO

PHONE

CD

TUNER

BAND

TAPE

• PRESET •

PROG / SET

DEMO /

DIMMER

FM ST. /

MONO

CLOCK

TIMER

ON / OFF INTRO SHUFFLE REPEAT

BASS

BOOST

V

OL

UM

E CONTR

OL

DIG

ITAL TUNING

KEVLA

S O U N D S Y S T E M

(AMPR, FMPR, or LWPR.)

4. If a different program location is preferred, press

PRESET UP/ DOWN to move to the desired preset number (1-32).

5. Press SET to store the selected frequency at that preset.

1. Press TUNER to select the radio.

2. Press TUNER to select the next radio band.

Choices are:

AM/FM (RCA models)

FM/MW/LW (Thomson models)

The tuner can be either TUNE or PRESET mode.

When in PRESET mode, the PROG light is on.

Suppressing Stereo Signal

Press FM STEREO to toggle between FM mono and stereo for stereo FM stations.

Tip: Your audio system has 32 preset stations.

Tip: Press DIGITAL T U N I N G UP/

D O W N for more than 1 second to automatically tune up/down the band for the next station.

Tuning to a Station

Press TUNING UP/ DOWN to select frequencies.

Using Presets

87.50 MH

z

Press TUNING UP/ DOWN to access the previous or next preset station. The display first shows the preset program number and after a few seconds, the frequency and then the preset program number again. (FMP:01 is FM preset 1)

FM P:01

Thomson models

Tip: RDS stations broadcast on FM only. When the tuner detects an

RDS signal, the RDS icons turns on.

Auto Preset Programming

Press and hold TUNER button for 2 second to scan stations in the selected band. The stations will then stored as preset channels. Maximum 32 stations can be stored. Beware of your preset channels being erased accidentally because the scanning and storing process is automatic upon pressing TUNER button.

You can stop the automatic scan by pressing TUNER button, but the erased stations cannot be recovered.

Tuning to an RDS Station

1. Press DIGITAL TUNING UP/ DOWN to search for stations

2. If RDS station found, RDS lights on display with station name shown.

Setting Presets

1. Press TUNING UP/ DOWN to access the desired frequency.

2. Press the SET button once.

3. The most recently accessed program location will be displayed together with a blinking program icon

Displaying RDS Station Information

Toggle RDS/ REPEAT to display the frequency, station name (PS), station type (PTY), clock time (CT), or radio text (RT). In CT mode, press CT/INTRO key to replace the displayed time by RDS station time. If clock time is not yet set, this information will be shown as clock time automatically.

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TUNER

BBC No...

SCIENC...12:05

Searching by Program Type (PTY)

1. Toggle PTY/MIX to select a PTY mode.

2. Within 5 seconds, press PRESET UP/ DOWN to search for a station broadcasting the selected type of program.

Tip: You can search for stations using one of the following program types: R D S N E W S (news),

AFFAIR ( news and documentaries), I N F O

(weather, medical), SPORT (sports), E D U C A T

(education), D R A M A (series and plays), CULTUR (religion), SCIENC (science and technology), VARIED (miscellaneous), POP M (pop music), ROCK M (rock music), M O R

M (middle-of-the road music), L I G H T M (light music),

CLASSI (classical music), O T H E R M (unclassified music),

A L A R M (alarm).

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TAPE PLAYER

AUTOMATIC RECORD LEVE

L

ONE TOUCH RECORDING

AUTO STOP MECHANISM

TAPE

1

PLAYBACK/ RECORD

RECORD PLAY REW F.FWD

STOP / EJECT PAUSE

C O N T

N U O U

P E D U

S

B

P L

B N

A Y 2 > 1

G

2 > 1

PLAY STOP / EJECT

TAPE

2

PLAYBACK

Recording

From Tuner

1. Insert a tape into deck 1.

2. Press TUNER to access the desired radio band.

3. Tune to the station to be recorded.

4. Press RECORD to begin recording.

5. Press STOP to end recording.

Playing a Tape

Tip: You can play a tape from either deck.

1. Press TAPE.

2. Press STOP/EJECT to open the cassette door.

3. Insert a tape into the door and push the door closed.

4. Press REWIND/FAST FORWARD to position the tape to the desired starting position.

5. Press PLAY.

Continuous Playback

1. Insert a tape into deck 2 and start playback.

2. Insert a tape into deck 1 and press PLAY and

PAUSE together.

3. When the tape in deck 2 finishes playback, PAUSE button at deck 1 will be released automatically and start playback.

From CD

1. Insert a tape into deck 1.

2. Press CD.

3. Insert the disc(s) to be recorded.

4. Select the track, CD, or program to be recorded.

5. Press RECORD to begin recording.

6. CD begins to play.

7. Press STOP to end recording.

Tape to Tape

1. Insert the destination tape in deck 1.

2. Insert the source tape into deck 2.

3. Press PAUSE and then RECORD on deck 1.

4. Press PLAYon deck 2. The playback and recording start simultaneously.

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TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS

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Problem Solution

System will not turn on

Check power cord for a secure connection.

Unplug the unit for a moment, and then

No sound

Poor radio reception

CD does not play plug into power source again.

Check the outlet by plugging in another device.

Increase the volume setting.

Check connection to speakers.

Check that you have selected the appropriate function: CD, TAPE, Tuner.

Check antenna connection.

Move antenna.

Turn off nearby electrical appliances, such as hair dryer, vacuum cleaner, microwave, fluorescent lights.

Check that CD is in the tray.

Check that CD label is facing up.

Check that PAUSE mode is not on.

Check that CD function is selected.

CD sound skips

Clean the disc.

Check disc for warping, scratches, or other damage.

Check if something is causing the system to vibrate. If so, move the system.

Problem Solution

CD button will not respond, or does not change discs when you press

DISC SKIP

Switch to another function (TAPE, Tuner) and then back to CD.

Distorted or noisy tape recordings

Inspect the tape heads and clean and demagnetize.

Remote control does not work

Check that the batteries are properly installed.

Replace weak batteries.

Check the system is plugged in to power source.

Point the remote directly at the system’s front panel.

Move closer to the system.

Remove any obstacles between the remote and the system.

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MAINTENANCE

Disconnect the audio system from the power source before performing any maintenance.

Cleaning

Clean the exterior of the system using a soft dust cloth.

CD Player

CAUTION! This system operates with a laser. It must be opened by only a qualified technician.

Tape Player

To prevent deterioration of sound quality, periodically open the door of each deck and clean the magnetic heads, pinch roller, and capstan with a cotton bud dipped in alcohol. Also, demagnetize the head by playing a demagnetizing cassette (available through an audio equipment store).

To protect recordings one or both sides of a tape, remove the corresponding tab. If you later want to record on the tape, affix a piece of adhesive tape over the hole.

Side A Protection

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Side B Protection

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MORE INFORMATION

Safety Precautions

- Never open the cabinet under any circumstances.

Any repairs or internal adjustments should be made only by a trained technician.

- Never operate this product with the cabinet removed.

- Do not touch the player with wet hands. If any liquid enters the player cabinet, take the player to a trained technician for inspection.

- This compact disc player uses a laser to read the music on the disc. The laser mechanism corresponds to the cartridge and stylus of a record player.

Although this product incorporates a laser pick-up lens, it is completely safe when operated according to directions.

- Discs rotate at high speed inside the player. Do not use damaged, warped, or cracked discs.

- Prevent damage to this product, set switch for proper voltage.

- Do not touch the pick-up lens which is located inside the disc compartment. Also, to keep dust from collecting on the pick-up lens and do not leave the compartment door open for an extended period of time.

If the lens becomes dirty, clean it with a soft brush, or use an air blower brush designed for camera lenses.

Important Batteries Information

- Remove the batteries to avoid leakage if you do not use your remote control for more than one month.

Discard leaky batteries immediately as leaking batteries may cause skin burns or other personal injuries.

Dispose of batteries in the proper manner, according to provincial and local regulations. Any battery may leak electrolyte if mixed with a different battery type, if inserted incorrectly, if all batteries are not replaced at the same time, if disposed of in fire, or if an attempt is made to charge a battery not intended to be recharged.

you hear outside sounds, don’t turn up the volume so high that you are unable to hear what is around you.

Have a Blast- Just Not in

Your Eardrums

Make sure you turn down the volume on the unit before you put on headphones. Increase the volume to the desired level only after headphone are in place.

Technical Specification

Power supply: 230V~50Hz for Thomson models,

120V~60Hz for RCA models.

Dimensions (mm):

RS1285: Unit -380W x400D x 312H

Speaker-214W x 188D x 312 H

RS1287/ RS1289/ RS3287/ VTCD850:

Unit- 380W x 400Dx 312H

Speaker- 240W x 207D x 312H

Surround Speaker ( for RS1289 only ) - 200W x 193D x 95H

Tape deck: Response curve: 125Hz-8kHz (-5dB)

CD player: Response curve (+/- 2dB): 20Hz to 20 kHz

Rating Plate: Look for it at the back of the set.

Quit Slacking

A little bit of slack in your tapes can cause scratches on the tape, or worse yet, the tape could break. If you notice some slack in the tape, use a pencil to tighten it up before you insert it.

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Headset Safety

- Do not play your headset at a high volume. Hearing experts are against continuous extended play.

- If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use it.

- You should use be extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use it in potentially hazardous situations.

Even if you headset is an open-air type designed to let

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US Warranty

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What your warranty covers:

• Any defect in materials or workmanship.

For how long after your purchase:

• One year.

(The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.)

What we will do:

• Provide you with a new, or at our option, a refurbished unit.

• The exchange unit is under warranty for the remainder of the original product's warranty period.

How to make a warranty claim:

• Properly pack your unit. Include any cables, etc., which were originally provided with the product.

We recommend using the original carton and packing materials.

• Include in the package evidence of purchase date such as the bill of sale. Also print your name and address and a description of the defect. Send standard UPS or its equivalent to:

Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.

Product Exchange Center

11721 B Alameda Ave.,

Socorro, Texas 79927

• Pay any charges billed to you by the Exchange Center for service not covered by the warranty.

• Insure your shipment in case of loss of damage. Thomson accepts no liability in case of damage orloss.

• A new or refurbished unit will be shipped to you prepaid freight.

What your warranty does not cover:

• Customer instruction. (Your Owner's Manual provides information regarding operating instructions and user controls. For additional information, ask your dealer.)

• Installation and set-up service adjustments.

• Batteries.

• Damage from misuse or neglect.

• Products which have been modified or incorporated into other products.

• Products purchased or serviced outside the USA.

• Acts of God, such as but not limited to lightning damage.

Product Registration:

• Please complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.

How state law relates to this warranty:

• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.

If you purchased your product outside the USA:

• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.

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Canadian Warranty

Thomson Consumer Electronics Canada, Inc. warrants to the purchaser or gift recipient that if any manufacturing defect becomes apparent in this product within 1 year from the original date of purchase, it will be replaced free of charge, including return transportation.

This warranty does not include damage to the product resulting from accidents, misuse or leaking batteries.

Should your product not perform properly during the warranty period, either:

1. Return it to the selling dealer with proof of purchase for replacement,

OR

2. Remove the batteries (where applicable), and pack product complete with accessories in the original carton (or equivalent).

— Mail prepaid (with proof of purchase) and insured to:

Thomson Consumer Electronics Canada, Inc.

Distribution Centre

7400 A Bramalea Road

Mississauga, Ontario L5S 1X1

The provisions of this written warranty are in addition to and not a modification of or subtraction from the statutory warranties and other rights and remedies contained in any applicable legislation, and to the extent that any such provisions purport to disclaim, exclude or limit any such statutory warranties and other rights and remedies, such provisions shall be deemed to be amended to the extent necessary to comply therewith.

If you are unable to find a qualified servicer for out of warranty service, you may write to:

Thomson Consumer Electronics Canada, Inc.

P.O. Box 0944

Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A., 46206-0944

Attach your sales receipt to this booklet for future reference. This information is required if service is needed during the warranty period.

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PURCHASE DATE

NAME OF STORE

Model Number:

55050050

Rev. 0 (EN/F/E)

©1999 Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.

10330 North Meridian Street

Indianapolis, IN 46290-1024

Trademark(s)® Registered

Marca(s) Registrada(s)

Marque(s) ® déposée(s)

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10330 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN46290

© 1999 Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.

Trademark(s) ® Registered

Marca(s) Registrada(s)

® Marque(s) Déposée(s)

55050050 Rev. 1

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