CD Music Station with Universal Dock for iPod

CD Music Station with Universal Dock for iPod

CD Music Station with Universal

Dock for iPod

Gebruikershandleiding- Manuel d'utilisation-Manual de Instrucciones

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS............................................................................................................... 1

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.................................................................................... 2

PRECAUTIONS FOR UNIT......................................................................................................... 3

PRECAUTIONS FOR DISCS....................................................................................................... 3

IMPORTANT NOTES................................................................................................................. 4

PREPARATION FOR USE.......................................................................................................... 5

LOCATION CONTROLS AND INDICATOR................................................................................ 6

REMOTE CONTROL.................................................................................................................. 7

CONNECTING EXTERNAL DEVICES....................................................................................... 8

OPERTING INSTRUCTIONS...................................................................................................... 9

RADIO OPERATION................................................................................................................. 14

CD OPERATION....................................................................................................................... 17

PLAYING MP3 & WINDOWS MEDIA FORMATTED AUDIO.................................................... 24

USB OPERATION..................................................................................................................... 31

IPOD OPERATION.................................................................................................................... 32

SPECIAL FUNCTIONS............................................................................................................. 35

CARE AND MAINTENANCE.................................................................................................... 40

TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE................................................................................................. 41

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION................................................................................................. 42

BEFORE WE BEGIN

Thank you .......................

for purchasing this audio product. This is your assurance of quality, performance and value.

Our engineers have included many useful and convenient features in this product. Please be sure to read this Owner's Manual completely to make sure you are getting the maximum benefit from each feature.

This product was manufactured using the highest quality components and standards of workmanship. It was tested by inspectors and found to be in perfect working order before it left our factory. However, there is always the chance that some problem may occur because of rough handling during shipment to the retail store or to the final consumer. If, after reading this Manual, you experience any problems with the operation of this product, please refer to the instructions for obtaining services at the end of this Manual. Once again, thanks for purchasing this audio product. For future reference, record the serial number in the space provided.

Model No: ASB70i

Serial Number:

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT

This product contains a low power Laser Device.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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 enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

1. READ INSTRUCTIONS - All safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.

2. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS - The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

3. HEED WARNINGS - All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

4. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS - All operating and use instructions should be followed.

5. CLEANING - Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.

Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

6. ATTACHMENTS - Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.

7. WATER AND MOISTURE - Do not use this product near water - for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool.

8. ACCESSORIES - Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table.

The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product.

Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer. A Product and Cart Combination Should Be

Moved with Care - Quick stops, excessive force and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.

9. VENTILATION - Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or rack,unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer instructions have been adhered to.

10. POWER SOURCES - This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company.

For products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.

11. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION -This product may be equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature: If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.

12. POWER-CORD PROTECTION - Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where exit from the product.

13. NON-USE PERIODS - The power cord of the product should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for long periods of time.

4. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING - If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure 1.

15. LIGHTNING - For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will present damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.

16. POWER LINES - An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.

17. OVERLOADING - Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

18. OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY - Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

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19. SERVICING - Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

20. DAMAGES REQUIRING SERVICE - Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions.

a) When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.

b) If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.

c) If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

d) If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are

covered by the operating instructions as an improving adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will

often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.

e) When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance - this indicates a need for service.

21. REPLACEMENT PARTS - When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorised substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.

22. SAFETY CHECK - Upon completion of any service or repair to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.

23. HEAT - The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

CAUTION!

HAZARDOUS LASER RADIATION WHEN

OPEN AND INTERLOCK FAILED OR

DEFEATED. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT

PRECAUTIONS FOR UNIT

SECURITY

Before operation, check if the voltage of the unit is in line with the local voltage.

Hold the plug to disconnect it from the mains outlet. Do not pull the power cord.

When the plug of the unit is connected to the mains outlet, the unit will be still connected to AC even of the power is turned off.

Disconnect the plug as soon as liquid or objects enter the unit. The unit cannot be used until being checked by experts.

Do not open the cabinet. Laser rays employed by the unit may damage eyes. Any servicing should be done by qualified service personnel.

PLACEMENT

Put the unit where ventilation is good enough to prevent overheating.

Never put the unit in direct sunlight or near heat sources.

Put the unit horizontally, never put any heavy object on the unit.

To protect the pickup, do not put the unit where there is a lot of dust. If there is dust on the pickup, use a cleaning disc to clean it.

Refer to the operation instructions of the cleaning disc you bought.

CONDENSATION

Moisture will appear on the pickup lens in the following cases:

The unit is suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm place.

Use the unit in a humid place. In these cases, switch off and leave the unit in a good ventilation place for about one hour to evaporate the water.

CLEANING

Use soft cloth with a little neutral detergent to wipe the cabinet, panel and controls. Never use abrasive paper, polishing powder or solvent like alcohol and gasoline.

PRECAUTIONS FOR DISCS

HANDLING DISC

To keep the disc clean, do not touch the play sides of the disc.

Do not attach paper or ape to the disc.

Keep the disc away from direct sunlight or heat sources.

Store the disc in a disc case after playback.

CLEANING DISC

Before playback, wipe the disc outwards from the center with clean cloth.

Do not use any type of solvent such as thinner, benzine, commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray.

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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 heat, places lacking ventilation or dusty areas, places subject to constant vibration and/or humid or moist areas.

Do not attempt to clean this unit with chemical solvents as this might damage the finish.

Use a clean dry cloth.

Operate controls and switches as described in the manual.

certain that the connecting cords and power cord are properly installed.

Store your CDs in a cool area to avoid damage from heat.

When moving the set, be sure to first disconnect the power cord and remove

Please do not dispose of your old electrical and electronic equipment with your household waste. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local council, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.

Corrosion, oxidation, battery-leakage and any other gradually acidic defect of this nature will invalidate the guarantee.

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PREPARATION FOR USE

UNPACKING AND SET-UP

Carefully remove the unit from the carton and remove all packing material from the unit.

Remove any labels or stickers which may be on the front or top of the set, but do not remove any labels from the back or bottom.

We suggest that you retain the original carton and packing materials in case it ever becomes necessary to return your unit for service. This is the only sure way to protect the unit from damage in transit.

If you do dispose of the carton and packing materials, please do so properly.

We care about our environment.

POWER SOURCE

This system is designed to operate on 230~240V 50Hz AC house current. Connecting this system to any other power supply could result in damage to the unit which is not covered by your warranty.

AC Outlet

AC Plug

AC OPERATION

1. Unwind the AC Power cord completely.

2. Insert the plug into any convenient 230~240V 50Hz AC outlet.

MW ANT

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front

LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATOR

back

16 17 18

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

top

MW ANT

1. EQ Button

2. PRESET - Button

3. PRESET + Button

4. TUNING SKIP/SEARCH Button

5. TUNING SKIP/SEARCH Button

6. CD Door

7. FUNCTION Button

8. PLAY/PAUSE Button

9. STOP/BAND Button

10. VOLUME Button

11. VOLUME Button

12. POWER Button

13. Remote Sensor

14. CD Door OPEN/CLOSE Button

15. STANDBY/ON indicator

16. PHONES Jack

17. AUX IN Jack

18. iPod/USB Tray

19. AC IN Jack

20. Component Pr Jack

21. Component Y Jack

22. Component Pb Jack

23. VIDEO OUT Jack

24. S-VIDEO OUT Jack

25. FM ANT Jack

26. MW ANT Jack

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REMOTE CONTROL

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2

STANDBY/ON

ST / ESP

ID3 / FIND TIMER

EQ DBBS SLEEP

REPEAT /

VIDEO OUT

RANDOM /

RDS

PROG /

CLK

PRESET / ALBUM / MENU

MENU / INTRO

SELECT

STOP PLAY / PAUSE BAND

MUTE VOLUME

AUX FUNCTION

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1. STANDBY / ON Button

2. ST / ESP / ID3 / FIND Button

3. EQ Button

4. DBBS Button

5. REPEAT / VIDEO OUT Button

6. RANDOM / RDS Button

7. PRESET / ALBUM / MENU - Button

8. MENU / INTRO Button

9. SKIP TUNING Button

10. SELECT Button

11. STOP Button

12. PLAY / PAUSE Button

13. MUTE Button

14. VOLUME Button

15. AUX Button

16. TIMER Button

17. SLEEP Button

18. PROG / CLK Button

19. PRESET / ALBUM / MENU + Button

20. SKIP TUNING Button

21. BAND Button

22. VOLUME Button

23. FUNCTION Button

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CONNECTING EXTERNAL DEVICES

Complete the connections as shown below.

VIDEO connection requires an VIDEO cable, not included.

S-VIDEO connection requires an S-VIDEO cable, not included.

Pr / Y / Pb connection requires an component cable, not included.

MW ANT

C a b l e ( n o t i n c l u d e d )

C a b l e ( n o t i n c l u d e d )

E x t e r n a l e q u i p m e n t

T V

T o S V I D E O i n p u t o f T V

C a b l e ( n o t i n c l u d e d )

T V

To Component input of TV

Connect the audio output jack(s) or headphone jack of the external audio equipment to the

AUX IN jacks on the front 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.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Make sure that you have fully extended the FM antenna wire.

Make sure that you have installed batteries in the remote control handset.

Make sure that the system is connected to an AC outlet that is always “live”.

General Controls

Most of the main functions of this system can be operated by the controls on the top panel of the 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 top 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 top panel of the main unit.

The effective operating range of the remote control is approximately 4.5 meters.

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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To increase or decrease the system volume press the VOLUME or VOLUME buttons on the remote control or VOLUME Control on the front panel.

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.

The preset equazer allows you to adjust the sound characteristic for the most popular types of music.

Press the EQ button on the remote control to cycle through the following equalizer settings:

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.

Press the DBBS button on 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 cancelled 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. “24 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.

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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TUNING TO A PRESET STATION

Select the desired station preset number by pressing the PER-UP/PER-DOWN button.

ANTENNA

For FM reception there is a built-in antenna wire at the rear of the unit. Unravel the wire and move it around to obtain the best reception

RDS (RADIO DATA SYSTEM)

RDS is a system transmitting additional information via FM stati ons. Broadcasting stations with RDS transmit their program name or program type for instance . This is indicated in the multifunction display.

Reviewing for Stations with RDS:

While station with RDS received, press RDS mode button to review their program type, radio name, program type, radio test if avaliable from the received stations.

1. Press "RDS MODE" repeatedly

PS PTY RT

Frequency

2. RT (Radio Text mode)

Display Radio text information

If the station does not provide Radio Text or reception is poor,(NORT) appears in the display

RANDOM

RDS

REPEAT/PTY

Searching for stations according to type of program

PTY (Program Type)

1. Press PTY button. "PTY SEL" appear.

2. Press Skip Up or Down button repeatedly, choose among 29 types of progams the type that the tuner should search for.

3. In order to start the search mode, press PTY button.

If a sender is fround with the desired program type, the search mode stops and the program name appears in the display unit.

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RADIO OPERATION

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 MW or FM frequency will apperar on the display.

Press the TUNER/BAND button to switch between the MW 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 stations that are not strong enough to be recognized by the Automatic Tuning system.

Automatic Tuning

Press and hold the SKIP/TUNING or buttons 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. Reqeat 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 ST/ESP/ID3/FIND 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.

MW ANT

FM ANT

MW

: Insert the wire of loop aerial into the MW AERIAL connector on the unit.

Adjust the position of the loop aerial until you find the position that provides the best

reception the best

reception for your favorite MW stations.

FM ANT

MW ANT

MW ANT

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Presetting Stations In The Tuner Memory

You can store up to 40 of your favourite stations (30 FM / 10 MW) in the tuner memory for easy recall at any time.

Using either the manual or automatic tuning method described on page 13, 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 display shows “PRG” and the channel

number “01” indicator flashes.

Example “03”.

2.) Press the ALBUM/EME CH. + or - buttons to

select your preset memory number.

Example “03”.

Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button again, the “03” stops flashing confirming that your station has been entered in preset channel number “03”.

3.) Tune to the next station you wish to memorise

Example: FM 106.70 MHz

Press the ALBUM/EME CH. + or - buttons select your next preset memory number.

Press the PROGRAM/CLOCK button again to enter your station in preset channel number.

4.) Repeat Step 3 until you have stored up to 30 stations on the FM band, then press the

BAND button to switch to the MW band and follow the same procedure to enter up to

10 MW stations in the tuner memory.

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CD OPERATION

IMPORTANT: This CD player can play normal CDs plus CD Recordable (CD-R) and CD

Rewriteable (CD-RW) discs. However the playability of CD-R/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 CD Door on the top panel to open the CD door.

4.) Load your own CD into the player with the printed ‘label’ facing up.

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5.) Close the CD door.

The display will show flashing “READ” as the player reads the disc.

After reading the disc the display will show the total tracks and playing time.

Note:

The reading time may be even longer if you are using CD-RW (rewritable) discs.

This is normal and not an indication of any problem with your unit.

6.) Press the PLAY/PAUSE button to begin playback.

You may turn the “ESP” function “Off” or “On” by pressing the ST/ESP/ID3/FIND button on the remote control.

“ESP” meaning is Electronic Stability Program.

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 and open the CD door, remove your disc from the

player, re-close the CD door and press the STANDBY/ON button to return the system to

the Standby (Off) mode.

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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, press 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.

Rress the REPEAT / VIDEO OUT 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 / VIDEO OUT button on the remote control twice.

The ALL indicator appears in the display

. All tracks on the disc will be repeated continuously.

To cancel Repeat playback mode press the REPEAT / VIDEO OUT button until the ALL indicators disappear from the display.

Repeat mode can also be cancelled by opening the CD door, 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 tracks on a 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 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.) 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 #1.

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 / VIDEO OUT button on the remote control twice.

Press the PLAY / PAUSE button to begin

Programmed Repeat Playback. The programmed sequence will be repeated continuously.

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PLAYING MP3 & WINDOWS MEDIA FORMATTED AUDIO

CDs that contain compressed MP3 or Windows Media formatted audio (WMA) files

can store approximately 10 times as much music as a normal CDs. It is possible to record up 10 hours of music in MP3/WMA 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/WMA format files by

software on your computer and recorded or ‘burned’ onto blank discs.

Typically when making your own MP3/WMA CDs you will organise the song titles into

‘Directories’, also called ‘Albums’, by artist, or by type of music.

NOTE : Because MP3/WMA CDs contain so much more information than normal CDs this

CD player will take longer to read all of the information on an MP3/WMA disc.

You may see the flashing “

READ” indicator for a minute or more before playback begins. This is normal and note an indication if any problem with your player.

Most of the normal CD operations described in this manual also apply to MP3/WMA CDs.

However there are a few differences in MP3/WMA CD playback functions, and these are described on the following pages.

MP3/WMA CD “Reading” Time And Display Information

As mentioned above, because MP3/WMA CDs contain much more information that normal

CDs it takes longer for the player to read an MP3/WMA disc and display the disc information.

After you load an MP3/WMA 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 you insert an MP3/WMA CD containing 11 ‘Directories’ (or ‘Albums’) and a total of 172

“files” or tracks, the display will show:

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MP3/WMA ID3 Support / information Display

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9 once.

1.) Load the MP3/WMA 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 ST/ESP/ID3/FIND 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.

.

Note:

If the album name is not recognized, or if the album was not propenly named, the

display will show “NONE”

Press the SKIP/TUNING “ ” button repeatedly to scroll through all the Albums

on the disc in numberical order.

When you see the desired Album name on the display press the

button to begin immediate playback of the first track in that album.

PLAY/ PAUSE

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USB OPERATION

Playing MP3/WMA Audio Files on Portable USB Storage Devices (including iPod shuffle)

Note:The USB port on this system enables playback of songs only in MP3 and WMA formats (without

Digital Rights Management (DRM)). It cannot play songs purchased from iTunes or other songs in AAC

or ATRAC format.

It may be possible to convert your music to one of the playable compressed formats, or burn it to an audio

CD, depending on the DRM restrictions.

If you wish to play back songs that you have purchased from iTunes directly from your iPod shuffle,

please follow the instructions on page 8 for connecting the shuffle’s headphone output jack to the

system’s AUX IN inputs.

1.) Turn the system ‘On’ as usual.

2.) Press the FUNCTION button repeatedly until the main display

shows “USB”.

3.) Connect your portable USB storage device to the USB port situated on the iPod docking Tray.

Note: The portable USB drive can only be connected one way. 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 around 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’ or files 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 “ ” button just as you would with a nornal

CD.

You can skip albums with the ALBUM/MEM.CH “+” or “-” buttons.

You may press the ST/ESP/ID3/FIND button to display the albm name, then press the SKIP

TUNING “ ” or “ ” buttons to skip as desireds.

Note: if the album name is not recognized, or if the album was not properly named, the display will show

“NONE”.

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.

You may also press the STOP button to stop playback at any time.

7.) If you are finished listening remove the external device from the USB port and return it to its

protective storage case.

Playback from all USB devices is not guaranteed

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IPOD OPERATION

Choosing the Correct Adaptor

When connecting an iPod to this iPod Dock, please ensure that the correct adapter plate is used. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT

IN DAMAGE TO THE IPOD.

This iPod Dock comes with 6 removable dock adaptors. Using the correct adaptor ensures the proper fit for your iPod and helps to reduce the stress on the connector when operating the iPod.

NOTE: The adaptor for iPod nano is already installed in the dock.

To place a dock adaptor:

1. Refer to the compatibility table on the next page and select

the correct dock adaptor for the iPod.

2. Place the proper adaptor into the dock and

press it into position. The adaptor will only

go in one way. The iPod dock connector

should fit through the opening in the bottom

of the adaptor.

3. Carefully align and then gently insert the

iPod into the dock (The iPod must not be

in a case or “SKIN”).

4. To remove a dock adaptor, first remove the iPod, then grip the adaptor and pull gently upwards.

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Playing Music From Your iPod

Press PLAY on the iPod, main unit or remote. The music playback will start.

You can control all of the iPod’s functions including menu navigation from the remote control, and to select tracks, play, pause and stop and from the main unit.

Control

MENU

SELECT

REPEAT/

VIDEO OUT

Location

Main unit, remote

Main unit, remote

Main unit, remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Remote

Function

Press to play, press again to pause

Press once to select track

Press to stop iPod MENU function iPod SELECT function iPod scroll up iPod scroll down

Select iPod video output when in the video or photo mode.

Charging your iPod

Note: Please make sure you are using the correct adaptor for your iPod and that it is properly docked into this unit.

FAILURE TO DO SO MAYDAMAGE THE iPod.

When an iPod is inserted into the dock, it will go to standby mode then turn off.

Whilst the iPod is docked in the system, it will recharge (until fully charged).

Please note that older 3rd generation iPod cannot be charged by this unit.

Listening to your iPod

1. Insert the iPod as outlined above.

2. With the unit turned on, press the function button repeatedly until “iPod” is shown in the

display.

3. Press the Play / Pause, Stop button on the Micro System to commence, control playback

and stop.

NOTE: The volume control on the iPod will only adjust the volume of any headphones connected to the iPod. To increase the volume when docked use the volume controls for the

Micro System.

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SPECIAL FUNCTIONS

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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 buttons again.

TUNER flashes in the display.

Press the SKIP/TUNING or buttons to select turn “On” iPod, TUNER or CD mode.

9.) Press the TIMER buttons.

“VOL 13” flashes in the display indicating you may now adjust the turn ‘On’ Volume level.

Press the SKIP/TUNING

“On” Volume level as desired.

or buttons to set the turn

10.) Press the TIMER button again to confirm.

The display will show 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.

Press the TIMER button again to reactivate the Timer, the indicator resappears.

14.) To re-program the Timer,press and hold the TIMER button until the Hour digits begins

flashing. Then repeat the steps 2-11 on pages 34-35.

Notes: If the unit turns on to CD function it will only play until the end of the disc and then stop.

For example, 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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For example,

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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 8 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.

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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. ASmall dust particles and light stains will have absoultely 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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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

Symptom

Radio

Noise or sound distorted on FM or

MW broadcasts.

Possible Cause

Station not tuned properly for

FM or MW.

FM: Wire aerial is not positioned correctly.

Loop aerial is not positioned correctly.

FM station is mono or station signal is weak.

Solution

Retune FM or MW broadcast station.

Extend FM wire aerial.

Reposition so that the best reception is obtained.

FM STEREO indicator does not light.

MW or FM, no sound.

Function is not set to Tuner.

Volume at minimum.

Extend FM aerial. Try other strong stations.

Press TUNER button to select

Tuner function.

Increase Volume.

Compact Disc Player

CD Player will not play.

Function is not set to CD.

Press FUNCTION button to select CD function.

CD is not installed or installed incorrectly.

Insert CD with label side up.

CD skips while playing.

Disc is dirty or scratched.

Wipe disc with cloth or use another disc.

USB , iPod Player

USB will not play

Function is not set to USB.

Press FUNCTION button to select U

SB function.

USB DEVICE is not installed or installed incorrectly.

Insert USB DEVICE in to slot.

Incompatible USB DEVICE used.

Playback using an USB

DEVICE cannot be guaranteed, please try another USB DEVICE.

No sound from on the unit speaker system.

Input source is low.

iPod volume control does not increase audio volume iPod volume control only controls volume output to the headphone jack.

Increase the volume level on the audio source device.

Use the unit volume control for volume control when the iPod is docked on the unit.

Remarks:

If troubleshooting (see above) does not eliminate the problem, disconnect the unit from the mains power and re-connect after a few seconds.

Resetting causes the unit to restore its factory default setting and results in all the setting made by the user being deleted.

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Model:ASB70i

Main Unit

FM tuner section

Tuning range

Usable sensitivity (30 dB S/N)

87.5 MHz to 108 MHz (50 KHz Step)

22 dB

MW tuner section

Tuning range

Usable sensitivity

522 KHz to 1620 KHz (9 KHz Step)

65 dB/M

Amplifier section

Power Output

Output

Compact disc player section

Laser

D-A converter

Signal - to - noise ratio

Harmonic distortion

Wow and flutter

2x20.0 Watt RMS

PLHONES (Stereo mini Jacks) : accepts

Headphones of 32 ohms or more

Semiconductor laser (760 ~ 800 mm)

1 bit dual

60 dB (1 KHz, 0 dB)

0.5% (1KHz, 0 dB)

Immeasurable

Component Pr

Component Y

Component Pb

VIDEO OUT feature is NOT compatible with the iPhone

S-VIDEO OUT

General

Power requirements

Power consumption

Standby power consumption

Dimensions of main unit

Weight of main unit

230VAC, 50Hz

65W

15W

202(W) x 175 (H) x 460 (D) mm

4.5 Kg

Speaker system

Cabinet type

Speakers 2 Way bass reflex

Wood

Tweeter:

4 ohms

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Disposal of Used Electrical & Electronic Equipment.

The meaning of the symbol on the product, its accessory or packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Please, dispose of this equipment at your applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical & electronic equipments waste.

In the European Union and Other European countries which there are separate collection systems for used electrical and electronic product. By ensuring the correct disposal of this product, you will help prevent potentially hazardous to the environment and to human health, which could otherwise be caused by unsuitable waste handling of this product.

The recycling of materials will help conserve natural resources. Please do not therefore dispose of your old electrical and electronic equipment with your household waste.

For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.

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