INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Portable CD/MP3 Player
With AM/FM Radio & USB Inputs
MODEL: NPB-255
Please read and follow these instructions before using your unit.
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OVERVIEW OF THE PLAYER
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS
1. FUNCTION SWITCH
2. VOLUME CONTROL
3. FM TELESCOPIC ANTENNA
4. FOLDING HANDLE
5. AUX IN JACK
6. CD DOOR
7. CD DOOR OPEN AREA
8. DIAL SCALE
9. BAND SWITCH
10. TUNING CONTROL
11. POWER INDICATOR
12. LCD DISPLAY
13. FM ST. INDICATOR
14. LEFT SPEAKER
15. SKIP/SEARCH DOWN BUTTON
16. SKIP/SEARCH UP BUTTON
17. 10+ BUTTON
18. USB PORT
19. PROG. BUTTON
20. MODE BUTTON
21. STOP/USB BUTTON
22. PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON
23. RIGHT SPEAKER
24. BATTERY COMPARTMENT
25. AC VOLTAGE SELECTOR
(ON THE BATTERY
COMPARTMENT) (OPTIONAL)
26. AC SOCKET
POWER SUPPLY
q BATTERY OPERATION
1. Remove the battery compartment cover gently.
2. Install 8 x 'C' size batteries (UM-2 or equivalent) while observing the correct polarities.
3. Replace the battery compartment cover.
NOTE:
= The AC cord must be detached from the AC socket of the player.
= Leaking batteries may damage the battery cabinet and the player as a whole, so
they should be removed from the cabinet when becoming flat or when the player is
not to be played on batteries for some time.
q AC OPERATION
Insert the AC cord to the AC socket of the player, and plug the other end to an
applicable wall outlet.
NOTE: Please be sure the AC Voltage Selector is switched to your local voltage if
applicable.
NOTE: If the AC plug of this unit does not fit in with your AC outlet, a plug adaptor
should be used. Consult your local dealer on the type of plug adaptor.
TO PLAY THE RADIO
1. Set the FUNCTION switch to the RADIO position, the POWER Indicator will light up.
2. Select the desired band with the BAND switch.
3. Tune to the desired station by rotating the TUNING control (rotate that control back and
forth until you get the strongest and clearest reception).
4. When FM (stereo) station is received, the FM indicator will be lit up.
5. The built-in AM antenna and external FM TELESCOPIC ANTENNA are directional.
= When you are receiving an FM broadcast, fully extend the TELESCOPIC ANTENNA
and rotate it for the best reception.
= For AM broadcast, rotate the whole set until the best reception is heard.
6. Adjust the volume level to a comfortable listening level.
7. To turn off the radio, set the FUNCTION switch to the OFF position.
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HANDLING AND MAINTENANCE OF A DISC
Follow the instructions below to handle and maintain your disc in order
that long time and trouble free performance can possibly be obtained:
= Ensure not to caress the rain bow side of the disc; handle the disc
by the edge.
= Long time exposure to sunshine, high temperatures and humidity
will damage the disc. And keep storage area clean.
= Avoid sticking labels on both sides of a disc. Writing with pointed
articles on the disc should be strictly avoided.
= Clean the disc wiping the centre and then working out to the edge
with a dry & soft cloth or a disc brush. Avoid any cleansing lotion or
chemical eradicator.
= Store them in their cases when they are not to be used.
HANDLE DISC ONLY AS SHOWN
CLEAN FROM CENTER TO EDGE
DO NOT STORE NEAR HEAT
LOAD A DISC
1. Open the CD door by the Door open area.
2. Load a disc on the disc tray with the label side facing up.
3. Close the CD door.
PLAY A DISC
1. Slide the Function switch to CD/USB/AUX position.
2. Follow the steps above to load a disc.
3. The player begins reading disc immediately.
4. When the disc is successfully read, total number of tracks shows in the LCD and
playback follows with the first track.
5. Press Play/Pause button once to halt music playback, the track number flashes to
indicate the player in Pause mode; press Stop button to cease music playback. The
LCD shows the total number of tracks again.
SKIP TRACKS AND SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIC POINT TO PLAY (CD)
1. Press once the SKIP/SEARCH up button in music play to skip to the next track. To skip
to a specific track ahead, press this button several times.
2. Press once the SKIP/SEARCH down button in music play to skip to the previous track.
To skip to a specific track at back, press this button several times.
3. Press 10+ button once in play to skip to the track 10 tracks ahead, twice to skip to the
track 20 tracks ahead. You can reach the last track of the disc using this button.
4. Hold the SKIP/SEARCH up button in music play to search at quick rate for a specific
point to play.
5. Hold the SKIP/SEARCH down button in music play to search at quick rate for a specific
point to play.
PROGRAMMED PLAY (CD/USB/MP3)
Programmed play is that tracks on the disc or on the USB can be edited for playback in a
preferred order with the use of PROGRAM button.
In stop mode, press PROG. button once, the program sequence indication "P01" flashes
with "PROG" icon in the LCD at the moment. Then a flickering track number shows in the
LCD with "PROG" icon waiting for your input, select the first track to be programmed using
SKIP/SEARCH buttons or 10+ button, and press PROGRAM button again to store and
advance to the next programming step. The program sequence indication changes to "P02"
and then a flickering track number shows on the screen waiting for your next input.
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Repeat the steps above to program more tracks. A maximum of 20 tracks for CD and 99
tracks for USB&MP3 can be programmed in memory in a preferred order.
Press PLAY/PAUSE button to begin programmed play in the preferred order after you are
done with programming. The player stops automatically after all programmed tracks are
played.
You may press STOP button to terminate programmed playback. In program stop mode,
press STOP button again to clear the programming; press PLAY/PAUSE button to begin
the programmed playback with the programming order identical with the previous one done.
MP3-CD PLAYBACK
This player is capable of MP3-CDs. It takes longer time for this player to read an MP3-CD
than it does CD-DA. Wait patiently while it is reading.
After an MP3-CD is successfully read, the total tracks number shows in the LCD. And a
second later, playback begins from the first track with the icon of "Mp3"showing on the
screen.
SKIP TRACKS AND SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIC POINT TO PLAY
1. Press once the SKIP/SEARCH up button in music play to skip to the next track. To skip
to a specific track ahead, press this button several times.
2. Press once the SKIP/SEARCH down button in music play to skip to the previous track.
To skip to a specific track at back, press this button several times.
3. Press 10+ button once in play to skip to the track 10 tracks ahead, twice to skip to the
track 20 tracks ahead. You can reach the last track of the disc using this button.
4. Hold the SKIP/SEARCH up button in music play to search at quick rate for a specific
point to play.
5. Hold the SKIP/SEARCH down button in music play to search at quick rate for a specific
point to play.
REPEAT A SINGLE TRACK (CD/USB/MP3)
To repeat a preferred track in playback, press MODE button once, the corresponding icon
of repeat a single track shows in the LCD. Then select the preferred track using
SKIP/SERCH buttons or 10+ button. The player will repeat the chosen track until you press
STOP button.
REPEAT ALL TRACKS (CD/USB/MP3)
To repeat all tracks, press MODE button twice in play mode, the corresponding icon of
repeat all tracks shows in the LCD. The player will repeat all tracks until you press STOP
button.
RANDOM PLAY (CD/USB/MP3)
Random play is that tracks on the disc are played by the player at random. Press MODE
button three times to enter this mode during play, the icon of random play shows in the LCD.
Tracks on the disc will be selected at random for playback and the player stops
automatically after all tracks are played. You may press STOP button to exit random play
mode and press PLAY/PAUSE button to resume normal playback.
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INTRODUCTION PLAY (CD/USB/MP3)
Introduction play is that the first ten seconds of each track are played in a sequential order.
Press MODE button four times to enter this mode during play, the icon of introduction play
shows in the LCD. Press SKIP/SEARCH up button in Introduction mode to begin
Introduction play from the next track immediately after the current track. Press
SKIP/SEARCH down button in Introduction mode to begin Introduction play from the
previous track. Press MODE button once more to exit introduction and return to normal
playback from the track the unit plays. Press Play/pause button to resume normal play from
the current track.
EXTERNAL MEMORY MEDIA OPERATION (USB)
Prepare the player for external memory media operation
Insert a USB data traveller into the USB port; slide the FUNCTION switch to the
CD/USB/AUX position and use STOP/USB button to switch to USB mode( in STOP mode).
Playback will start from the first track after reading the USB successfully.
VARIOUS PLAY MODES (USB)
SKIPPING TRACKS AND SEARCHING BETWEEN TRACKS
Press SKIP UP button once to skip the current track and play the next track, press this
button continuously to go to corresponding tracks ahead;
Press SKIP DOWN button once to skip the current track and go back to the previous track,
press this button continuously to go back to corresponding tracks at back.
Press and hold SKIP buttons to initiate high-rate scanning between tracks; release one of
them to begin playback of music at normal speed.
AUXILIARY IN
Your player can be used as a power amplifier to playback the programs from portable radio,
TV set or MP3 player or whatever provided this appliance is so designed that audio signal
may be produced through a LINE-OUT jack or the like.
Observe the following steps to connect the player to another appliance:
1. Power the player on using the supplied AC Power Cord.
2. Slide Function Switch to CD/USB/AUX position.
3. Connect the appliance into the player's AUX in jack with the supplied LINE OUT cable
of the appliance.
4. Power on the appliance and begin play.
Easy job, right? At this time you will be able to hear the sound produced from the programs
the connected appliance is broadcasting.
CAUTION
— The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no objects filled
with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
— Minimum distances 2.0cm around the apparatus for sufficient ventilation.
— The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items,
such as newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc.
— No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
— When the mains plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the
disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
— The use of apparatus is in tropical and/or moderate climates.
— Attention should be drawn to the environmental aspects of battery disposal.
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