Sound for Generations

Sound for Generations
Sound for Generations
ROBERTS
CD/USB/SD/DAB/FM RDS Digital Sound System with dock for iPod
Please read this manual before use
iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
"Made for iPod" means that an electrical accessory has been designed to connect specifically to
iPod and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.
Apple is not responsible for the operation of the device or its
compliance with safety and regulatory standards.
Contents
About this instruction manual .....................................................2
Introduction...................................................................................3
MP-53 Sound System features ..................................................3
Controls and connections ........................................................4-5
Remote control ........................................................................6-7
Front panel control .....................................................................8
Remote control functions ............................................................8
Display icons ..............................................................................8
Using the sound system for the first time ...................................9
DAB radio ....................................................................................10
Operating your sound system - DAB ........................................10
Selecting a station - DAB ......................................................... 11
Secondary services - DAB ....................................................... 11
Display modes - DAB ..........................................................12-13
Finding new stations - DAB ......................................................13
Manual tuning - DAB ................................................................14
Station order setup - DAB ...................................................15-16
Software version - DAB ............................................................17
Dynamic range control - DAB ...................................................18
FM radio.......................................................................................19
Operating your radio - search tuning FM ..................................19
Manual tuning - FM ..................................................................20
FM stereo / mono .....................................................................20
Display modes - FM..................................................................21
Presetting stations ....................................................................22
CD / MP3 / WMA ..........................................................................23
Compact discs ..........................................................................23
Playing a CD .......................................................................24-25
CD search and repeat ..............................................................26
CD track programming .............................................................27
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MP3 / WMA CD mode .........................................................28-30
SD / USB playback and recording ............................................31
SD / USB file and folder selection .......................................32-33
Recording to SD / USB ........................................................34-36
Deleting and formatting .......................................................37-38
iPod Docking...............................................................................39
Navigating your iPod ................................................................40
Playing a file on your iPod ...................................................40-41
Clock and Alarms .......................................................................42
Alarms .................................................................................42-43
Cancelling alarms .....................................................................44
Snooze .....................................................................................44
Sleep function ...........................................................................44
Setting the clock manually ...................................................45-46
Standby brightness control .......................................................47
Audio and Setup .........................................................................48
Equaliser function .....................................................................48
Bass and treble settings ......................................................48-49
Mute function ............................................................................49
Auxiliary input socket ................................................................50
Line output socket ....................................................................50
Headphone socket ...................................................................51
Optical S/PDIF output socket ...................................................51
Aerial removal ...........................................................................51
System reset ............................................................................52
Information ..................................................................................53
Cautions ...................................................................................53
Specifications ...........................................................................53
Mains supply ............................................................................54
Guarantee ................................................................................57
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About this instruction manual
This instruction manual is split into sections for each of the different operating
modes of your Roberts MP-53 Digital Sound System. The introduction
describes the features and controls of the product.
Introduction
(page 3)
DAB Radio
(page 10)
FM Radio
(page 19)
CD / MP3 / WMA
(page 23)
SD / USB
(page 31)
The section for iPod docking describes how to use your MP-53 to play
audio files or video soundtracks directly from your iPod.
iPod Docking
(page 39)
The section titled Clock and Alarms describes setting the clock, as well
as explaining the use of the alarms, snooze and sleep timer features.
Clock and Alarms
(page 42)
The Audio and Setup section describes how to use the audio equaliser
and tone controls, how to connect other audio equipment and how to
reset the sound system.
Audio and Setup
(page 48)
Lastly, the Information section includes safety, specifications and warranty
information.
Information
(page 53)
There are seven sections covering the main features in detail - DAB radio,
FM radio, CD / MP3 / WMA playback, SD card / USB device, iPod docking,
Clock and Alarm, and Audio and Setup. Each section is clearly identified by
the shaded heading in the top right hand corner of each pair of pages.
The two sections for DAB Radio and FM Radio describe how to use the
sound system to listen to radio broadcasts.
The section for CD / MP3 / WMA player describes how to play digital
audio or MP3 / WMA files which have previously been recorded to CD-R
or CD-RW.
The section for SD / USB media describes playback and record using SD
card and USB memory devices.
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Introduction
MP-53 Sound System features
The Roberts MP-53 Digital Sound System provides the following range
of features in an attractive compact unit:●
Radio for DAB and FM (with RDS) broadcasts.
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Audio CD player (can also play CD-R, CD-RW discs).
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Playback of MP3 and WMA files which have been recorded to CD-R
or CD-RW.
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Playback of MP3 and WMA files which have been recorded to SD
card and USB memory devices.
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Record from the radio, CD or auxiliary input to SD card or USB
memory devices.
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Record MP3 / WMA files from CD / SD / USB card to SD / USB.
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20 radio station presets (10 for DAB and 10 for FM).
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iPod docking connector to play your music collection or video
soundtracks from your iPod.
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Clock display with time and date when in standby.
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Two alarm timers with snooze feature to wake you to either buzzer,
radio, CD, SD card, USB memory device or iPod (with humane wake
system on buzzer alarm).
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Adjustable sleep timer which can be set to turn the sound system off
after between 15 and 120 minutes.
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Easy-to-read 2 line text display with large clock display.
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A 3.5mm stereo Auxiliary Input socket for playing audio from MP3
players, iPod devices which cannot use the dock connector, or from
other audio equipment.
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A standard 3.5mm Line Output socket for connecting the audio signal
to an external amplifier or recorder.
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A standard 3.5mm headphone socket for private listening.
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An S/PDIF optical output is provided for connection to AV receivers,
mini disc recorders or other devices with a digital input.
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High quality, full range, stereo speakers (2 x 8W).
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An acoustically tuned, hand finished cabinet that includes bass ports
and internal bracing for optimal sound reproduction.
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Low power consumption when in standby mode.
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Controls and connections
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(Front)
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1. Infra-red sensor
5. CD eject button
2. Loudspeakers
6. SD card / USB device door
3. LCD display
7. On / Standby / Volume control
4. CD slot
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Introduction
Controls and connections
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(Rear)
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8. Telescopic aerial
12. Line output socket
9. Mains input socket
13. Headphone socket
10. Optical output socket (Toslink)
11. Auxiliary input socket
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Remote control
1. On / Standby button
2. Mute button
3. Key pad buttons 1-10/0
4. Folder Up button
5. Tuning Down / Rewind button
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6. Menu button
7. Repeat button
8. Record button
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9. Media button
10. Sleep / Clock set button
11. Equaliser button
12. Alarm button
13. Radio button
14. Auto-tune button
15. Random button
16. Play / Pause button
17. Folder down button
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CD/iPod/
SD/USB
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Record
18. Tuning / Fast-forward button
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19. Select / Stop button
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20. Info button
21. Volume Up / Down buttons
22. CD eject button
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Introduction
Remote control battery replacement
1. Remove the battery cover on the rear of your remote control by
applying pressure to the catch in the direction shown by the arrow in
the diagram, and then lifting the cover.
2. Insert 2 x AAA size batteries into the compartment. Make sure the (+)
and the (-) ends of the batteries are positioned as shown inside the
compartment.
3. Close the battery cover by inserting the retaining lugs first, then
apply pressure to the free end such that the catch latches the cover
securely.
4. If the remote is not to be used for an extended period of time it is
recommended that the batteries are removed.
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IMPORTANT: The batteries should not be exposed to excessive heat
such as sunshine, fire or the like. After use, disposable batteries should
if possible be taken to a suitable recycling centre. On no account
should batteries be disposed of by incineration.
1. Battery compartment
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2. Latch
3. Retaining lugs (inside)
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Front panel control
Display icons
The MP-53 sound system has a front panel control which is the
On / Standby / Volume control. Momentarily press the control to switch
your sound system on or off. Rotate the control clockwise to increase the
volume level or anti-clockwise to decrease volume level.
Your MP-53 has a SD card / USB door located on the front panel below
the On / Standby / Volume control. Inside the door is the SD card slot on
the left hand side and the USB memory device socket on the right hand
side. The door is opened by pushing and releasing the right hand top
corner of the panel. To close the panel, gently press the panel door at the
right hand corner until it clicks into place.
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Do not attempt to open or close the panel door using the left hand
edge as this may distort or damage the panel.
Remote control functions
All functions of the MP-53 sound system can be operated using the remote
control. Some operations require a longer press of the button (explained
in the relevant sections). In this case simply keep your finger held on the
remote control button for 2-3 seconds until the display on the sound system
shows that the command has been accepted.
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A. Sleep indicator
J. USB indicator
B. Alarm 1 and 2 indicators
K. SD indicator
C. Snooze indicator
L. WMA indicator
D. Speaker indicator
M. MP3 indicator
E. Clock digits
N. Repeat all files indicator
F. FM indicator
O. Repeat folder indicator
G. DAB indicator
P. Repeat single file indicator
H. CD indicator
Q. Aux input indicator
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R. Two line text display
Stereo indicator
Using the sound system for the first time
Introduction
1. Place your sound system on a flat surface.
2. Fully extend the telescopic aerial. The aerial should be fully extended
and positioned vertically for optimum reception.
3. Plug the mains lead into the mains socket located on the back of your
sound system ensuring that the plug is pushed fully into the socket.
4. Plug the other end of the mains lead into the wall socket and switch
on the wall socket.
IMPORTANT: The mains plug is used as the means of connecting
the sound system to the mains supply. The mains socket used for the
sound system must remain accessible during normal use. In order to
disconnect the sound system from the mains completely, the mains
plug should be removed from the mains socket outlet completely.
5. When your sound system is first switched on the clock display will
show 12:00 and the unit will enter standby mode. It will then scan for
DAB radio stations and when stations have been found the clock and
date should be set automatically. Note that the display will not show
any scanning message for this first scan.
6. If no stations have been found then the clock will not set. You may need
to relocate your sound system to a position giving better reception.
You should then carry out an auto-tune to find DAB stations. See DAB
Operation on page 10 and also Finding New Stations on page 13. The
clock will then be set from a DAB broadcast.
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Operating your sound system - DAB
1. Fully extend the telescopic aerial.
2. If your sound system is in standby mode, press the On / Standby
button to switch it on.
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3. Press and release the Radio button to select DAB mode. The display
will show "DAB" for a few seconds.
4. If this is the first time the sound system is used a quick scan of UK
Band III DAB channels may be carried out (depending on whether
scanning was already completed in standby mode). If the radio has
been used before, the last used station will be selected.
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5. When first switched on, the first station in the list of stations found will
be played. The display will show the station name on the upper line
of the text display and broadcast information on the lower line.
6. If the station list is still empty after the scan operation or if the
selected station cannot be received your radio will display "Station
not available".
7. If no signals are found it may be necessary to relocate your sound
system to a position giving better reception, and then repeat the scan
using the Auto-tune facility (see Finding New Stations on page 13).
Note that radio station name and frequency displays shown in this user
guide may differ from those that you see on your radio. Broadcasters may
change radio station names that are transmitted, and the frequencies
used for DAB and FM radio stations may not be the same in all parts of
the country.
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DAB Radio
Selecting a station - DAB
1. When the unit is in DAB mode the upper line of the text display normally
shows the name of the station currently tuned.
2. Repeatedly press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to scroll through
the list of available stations on the lower line of the text display. Stop
pressing the Tuning buttons when you find the station that you wish
to hear. If you keep pressing one of the tuning buttons then the unit
will rapidly scroll through the list of available stations.
3. Press and release the Select button to cause the radio to tune to the
chosen station. The display may show "Now tuning" while your radio
finds the new station.
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The use of memory presets is described on page 22.
4. Adjust the Volume to the required setting.
If after selecting a station the display shows "Station not available" it may
be necessary to relocate your radio to a position giving better reception.
Secondary services - DAB
1. Certain radio stations have one or more secondary services associated
with them. If a station has a secondary service associated with it the
display will show ">>" next to the station name on the station list. The
secondary service will then appear immediately after the primary
service as you press the Tuning Up button.
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2. Press and release the Select button to select the station.
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Display modes - DAB
When in DAB mode your radio has seven display options.
1. Press the Info button to cycle through the various modes.
a. Scrolling text
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Displays scrolling text messages such
as artist/track name, phone in number,
etc.
b. Programme type
Displays the type of station being
listened to e.g. Pop, Classic, News, etc.
c. Multiplex Name
Displays the name of the multiplex to
which the current station belongs.
d. Time and date
Displays the current time and date.
e. Channel & frequency
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Displays the channel number and
frequency for the current DAB radio
station.
DAB Radio
Display modes - DAB cont.
f. Bit rate/audio type
Displays the digital bit rate and audio
type for the current DAB radio station.
g. Signal strength
Displays signal strength for the station
being listened to. The clear rectangle
shows the minimum required signal
strength for clear DAB reception.
Finding new stations - DAB
As time passes new stations may become available. To find new stations
proceed as follows:1. With the unit in DAB mode (see page 10) press and release the
Auto-tune button. The display will then show "Fast scanning". The
radio will perform a scan of the UK DAB frequencies. As new stations
are found the station counter on the right-hand side of the display will
increase and stations will be added to the list.
2. To carry out a full scan of the entire DAB Band III frequencies press
and hold the Auto-tune button for more than 2 seconds and then
release. The display will show "Full scanning". As new stations are
found the station counter on the right-hand side of the display will
increase and stations will be added to the list.
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Manual Tuning - DAB
Manual tuning allows you to tune directly to the various DAB Band III
channels. UK DAB stations are located in the range 11B to 12D.
1. Press and release the Menu button so that the display shows "Station
order".
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2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until "Manual tune" appears
on the display. Press and release the Select button.
3. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select the required DAB
channel.
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4. Press and release the Select button to select the channel. A signal
strength display will appear. The clear rectangle shows the minimum
required signal strength for clear DAB reception.
5. Any new stations that are found are automatically added to the stored
list of stations.
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6. Press and release the Select button to return to normal tuning
mode.
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DAB Radio
Station order setup - DAB
Your radio has 3 station order settings from which you can choose. The
station order settings are, favourite station, alphanumeric and active
station.
Note: The default station order setting is alphanumeric.
1. Press and release the Menu button so that "Station order" appears
on the display. Press the Select button to enter the station order
selection menu.
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2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to choose between favourite
station, alphanumeric and active station.
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Favourite stations
When this setting is selected, after a period of time the most listened to
DAB stations will move to the top of the station list and will be marked
with the heart symbol .
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Alphanumeric
Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until "Alphanumeric" appears on
the display. This option will cause DAB stations to be listed in alphanumeric
order 0....9 A....Z.
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Station order setup - DAB - cont.
Active station
Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until "Active station" appears on
the display. The display will show only those DAB stations for which a
signal can be found.
3. Press and release the Select button to select the station order
setting required.
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Prune stations - DAB only
Over time, some DAB services may stop broadcasting, or you may change
location and then not be able to receive a station. In order to remove such
stations from the DAB station list, the Prune stations function will delete
the DAB stations from your station list that can no longer be received.
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1. Press and release the Menu button so that "Station order" appears
on the display. Press and release the Select button.
2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until "Prune stations" appears
on the display.
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3. Press and release the Select button to cause the stations list to be
pruned, eliminating unavailable stations.
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DAB Radio
Software version - DAB only
The software version display cannot be altered and is provided for
reference only.
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1. To view the DAB software version installed in your sound system,
press and release the Menu button so that "Station order" appears
on display.
2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until "Software version" appears
on the display. The software version will appear on the display.
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Dynamic Range Control (DRC) settings - DAB only
DRC can make quieter sounds easier to hear when your radio is used in
a noisy environment. This function is only for the DAB waveband.
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1. Press the On / Standby button to switch on your sound system.
2. Press and release the Menu button so that "Station order" appears
on the display.
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3. Press and release the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the display
shows "DRC value".
4. Press and release the Select button to enter the DRC adjustment
mode.
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5. Press and release the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select the
required DRC setting (the default is 0) .
DRC 0 DRC is switched off, Broadcast DRC will be ignored.
DRC 1/2 DRC level is set to 1/2 that sent by broadcaster.
DRC 1 DRC is set as sent by broadcaster.
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6. Press and release the Select button to confirm the setting. The display
will then return to the previous radio display mode.
Note: Not all DAB broadcasts are able to use the DRC function. If the
broadcast does not support DRC, then the DRC setting in the radio will
have no effect.
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FM Radio
Operating your radio - Search tuning FM
1. Fully extend the telescopic aerial.
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2. Press the On / Standby button to switch on your sound system.
3. Press and release the Radio button until the FM band is selected.
4. Press and release the Auto-tune button to cause your radio to scan
in the direction previously scanned and stop automatically when it
finds a station of sufficient strength.
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5. After a few seconds the display will update. The display will show the
frequency of the signal found. If the signal is strong enough and there
is RDS data present then the radio will display the station name.
6. To find additional stations press and release the Auto-tune button
as before.
7. To scan the FM band in a opposite direction press and release either
the Up Tuning button (to scan low frequency to high frequency) or
the Down Tuning button (to scan high frequency to low frequency)
and then press the Auto-tune button again.
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8. When the end of the waveband is reached your radio will recommence
tuning from the opposite end.
9. Adjust the Volume to the required setting.
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10. To switch off your radio press the On / Standby button.
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Manual tuning - FM
1. Press the On / Standby button to switch on your sound system.
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2. Press and release the Radio button to select the FM band and fully
extend the Telescopic aerial for optimal FM reception.
3. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to tune to a station. The
frequency will change in steps of 50kHz. Pressing and holding one
of the buttons will advance the frequency selection several times each
second.
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4. When the end of the waveband is reached the radio will recommence
tuning from the opposite end.
5. Set the Volume to the desired setting.
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6. To switch off your sound system press the On / Standby button.
FM stereo / mono
1. If an FM station is received with a weak signal some hiss may be
audible. To reduce the hiss press and release the Select button so
that the Stereo indicator on the display is cancelled. Your radio will
switch to mono mode.
2. To return to stereo mode press and release the Select
button so that Stereo indicator on the display is visible. The radio
will switch to stereo mode.
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FM Radio
Display modes - FM
Your sound system has four display options for FM radio mode. In addition
to the audio content of the programme, data is broadcast using the Radio
Data System (RDS). RDS is a system in which inaudible digital information
is added to the normal FM radio transmission.
In FM mode the lower line of the text display can be set to any of the
following options. If RDS data is received, the upper line of the text display
is used to show the radio station name as well as a stereo and RDS
indicator ("St" and "RDS")
a
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1. Press the Info button to cycle through the various modes.
a. Radio Text
Displays radio text messages such as
news items etc.
b. Programme Type
Displays the type of station being
listened to e.g. Pop, Classic, News, etc.
c. Time and date
Displays the current time and date.
d. Frequency
Displays the frequency of the station
being listened to.
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Note: When tuned to the FM band, information display is only available
when the radio is able to receive RDS information from the broadcaster.
2. If there is no RDS data available (or if the signal is too weak) then
the radio will display only the FM frequency and the optional Stereo
indicator.
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Presetting stations
You may store your preferred DAB and FM radio stations to the preset station
memories (1 to 10). The procedure for setting presets and using them to
tune stations is the same for FM and DAB modes, and is described below.
Note that the radio stores FM and DAB presets separately and so there
are ten of each. Presets are preserved in the event of a power failure.
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1. Press the On / Standby button to switch on your sound system.
2. Tune to the required station as previously described.
3. Press and hold down the required Preset button (1 to 10) until the
display shows for example "Preset 1 saved". The station will be
stored using the chosen preset number. Repeat this procedure for
the remaining presets as you wish.
4. Preset memories which have already been stored may be overwritten
by following the above procedure if required.
Recalling a preset station
1. Press the On / Standby button to switch on your sound system.
2. Select the required waveband by pressing the Radio button.
3. Momentarily press the required Preset button (1-10) to cause your
radio to tune to the station stored in preset memory.
Note: If you have not previously stored a preset station and the preset
button is pressed "Empty preset" will be displayed.
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CD / MP3 / WMA
Compact discs
Use only Digital Audio CDs which have the
symbol.
Use only full size (12cm) CDs with the sound system. Mini (8cm) CDs are
not compatible with the player and may jam the CD mechanism.
Never write on a CD or attach any sticker to the CD. Always hold the CD
at the edge and store it in its box after use with the label facing up.
To remove dust and dirt, breathe on the CD and wipe it with a soft, lint free
cloth in a straight line from the centre towards the edge.
Cleaning agents may damage the CD.
Do not expose the CD to rain, moisture, sand or to excessive heat. (e.g.
from heating equipment or in motor cars parked in the sun).
CD-R / CD-RW discs
Your MP-53 can playback CD-DA format audio CD-R/CD-RW discs that
have been finalised* upon completion of recording.
Your MP-53 may fail to play some CD-R/CD-RW discs due to poor recording
and wide variation in quality of the CD-R/CD-RW disc.
*Finalising enables a CD-R/CD-RW disc to playback on audio players such
as your MP-53. A disc which has not been finalised may have information
added to it using a computer but may not always be playable.
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Inserting a CD
Ensure the CD player is empty before inserting a disc. If there is a disc in
the player then the CD indicator will be lit. If you cannot insert a disc, press
the CD Eject button to remove the CD currently in the player.
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1. Press the On / Standby button to switch on your sound system.
2. To select the CD mode press the Media button until "CD" shows on
the upper line of the display.
3. To eject a CD press and release the CD Eject button. To reload a CD
that has just been ejected, press the Eject button a second time.
4. Insert a disc with printed side facing up into the CD slot. The disc will
be loaded automatically. The unit will check the CD type and load its
track list. The display will show "LOADING" and then "READING" as
the information is read.
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5. If you load a disc containing MP3 or WMA files your sound system
will enter the MP3 / WMA mode (see page 28).
Playing a CD
1. Press the Play / Pause button to start playing the disc. The display
will show the first track number.
2. Adjust the Volume to the required setting.
3. To pause playing press the Play / Pause button. To resume press
the Play / Pause button again.
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CD / MP3 / WMA
4. To stop play, press the Stop button. The total number of CD tracks
and the stop symbol ( ) will be displayed.
If you put the unit into standby mode without pressing the Stop button,
then the next time the unit is switched on it will return to the previously
played track.
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5. To take out the CD, press the CD Eject button. The display will show
"EJECT". In order to protect the disc if it is not removed, the unit will
reload the CD after 10 seconds and then enter standby mode.
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Selecting a track
1. Whilst the CD is playing, press either the Fast-forward or Rewind
buttons to change to the desired track. The updated track number is
shown in the display.
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1,2
3
2. You can also skip tracks when the player is paused or stopped. Skip to
the desired track using the Fast-forward or Rewind buttons, release
the button when the desired track is displayed.
3. Press the Play / Pause button to play the selected track.
Select a desired track
1
1. For track numbers 1-9 simply press the corresponding digit button.
For track numbers ten and above press the required digits using the
10/0 button to enter the digit zero.
3. If the track number entered exceeds the number of tracks on the CD,
then the last track on the CD will be played.
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Search function
1. While the CD is playing, press and hold the Fast-forward or Rewind
buttons. Release the button when the desired part of the track is
reached.
1
1
Repeat a single track
2. While the CD is playing, press the Repeat button until the repeat
single track symbol ( ) appears in the display. The current track will
be repeated.
2
Repeat all tracks
3. While the CD is playing, press the Repeat button until the repeat all
) appears in the display. All of the tracks on the
tracks symbol (
CD will be played repeatedly.
3
Play tracks introduction
4. While the CD is playing, press the Repeat button until the track
) appears in the display. The first 10 seconds
introduction symbol (
of each track will be played. When the desired track is reached, press
the Repeat button once more to revert to normal play mode.
4
Play tracks in random order
5. While the CD is playing, press the Random button until the random
) appears in the display. The tracks will be played in
symbol (
random order. To cancel the random playback function, press the
Random button a second time.
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CD / MP3 / WMA
CD track programming
In addition to playing of complete CDs, selected tracks, or a random
selection, the CD player allows you to programme a sequence of up to
20 tracks to be played in whatever order you choose.
1
1. With the unit in CD mode and with a CD inserted, make sure that the
CD is stopped (press the Stop / Select button).
2. To enter programming mode, press the Menu button.
2
3. Choose the first track using the Fast-forward or Rewind buttons.
4. Press the Menu button to enter the selected track into the
programme.
3,5
3,5
5. Choose another track using the Fast-forward or Rewind buttons,
and enter it into the programme using the Menu button (track 6 in
example shown).
6. Repeat step 5 to store as many as 20 tracks in the programme.
4,5
7. When the programme is complete, press the Play / Pause button to
start playing. The tracks will then be played in the order that you have
just programmed.
8. Pressing the Stop / Select button, or switching to another operating
mode will erase the programme.
7
Note: If you are programming the tracks using a CD with MP3 or WMA
files in folders (see the following pages), you can also use the Up or Down
Folder buttons to specify the folder in steps 3 and 5 above.
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MP3 / WMA CD Mode
The MP-53 is able to play CD-R and CD-RW discs containing MP3 and
WMA files. It is assumed in this section that a file is equivalent to a CD
track.
An MP3 / WMA CD may not contain more than 511 files and not more than
99 folders. MP3 and WMA files should be created with an audio sample
rate of 44.1kHz (this is normal for files created from CD audio content).
MP3 and WMA data rates up to 320 kilobits per second are supported.
WMA Lossless files are not supported. The unit will not play files which
include digital rights management (DRM) protection.
When burning CD-R and CD-RW discs with audio files, various problems
may arise which could lead to problems with playback. Typically such
problems are caused by poor CD writing or audio encoding software, or
by the hardware settings of the PC's CD writer, or by the CD being used.
Should such problems arise, contact the customer services of your CD
writer or software manufacturer or look in their product documentation
for relevant information. When you are making audio CDs, take care to
observe all legal guidelines and ensure that the copyright of third parties
is not infringed.
1. To select the CD mode press the Media button until "CD" shows on
the display, or insert a suitably prepared CD-R or CD-RW disc.
2. Insert a CD with printed side facing up into the CD slot. The disc will
be loaded automatically. The unit will check the CD type and load its
track list. The display will show "loading" and then "reading" as the
information is read.
If there are many files or folders on the CD then it may take some
tens of seconds to read all of the file and folder names and to identify
those which are playable (with .mp3 or .wma filename extension).
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1
CD / MP3 / WMA
Playing an MP3 / WMA CD
1. Press the Play / Pause button to start playing from the CD. The
display will show the first folder and file numbers - "01" and "001".
1,2
2. To pause playing press the Play / Pause button. To resume playing
press the Play / Pause button again.
3. To stop play, press the Stop button. The total number of files on the
disc and "STOP" will be displayed.
3
If you put the unit into standby mode without pressing the Stop button,
then the next time the unit is switched on it will return to the previously
played file.
4. To take out the CD, press the CD Eject button. The display will show
"EJECT". In order to protect the disc if it is not removed, the unit will
reload the disc after 10 seconds and then enter standby mode. To
reload a CD that has just been ejected, press the Eject button a
second time.
4
Selecting a file
1. While the CD is playing, press either the Fast-forward or Rewind
buttons to change to the desired file. The file number is updated in
the display. If there is more than one folder, when all files in the current
folder have been played the next folder will be played.
1,2
1,2
2. You can also skip files when the player is in stop mode. Skip to the
desired file using the Fast-forward or Rewind buttons and release
the button when the desired file number is displayed.
3
3. Press the Play / Pause button to play the selected file.
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Select a specific file
1. For file numbers 1-9 simply press the corresponding digit button. For
file numbers ten and above press the required digits using the 10/0
button to enter the digit zero.
1
3. If the file number entered exceeds the number of playable files on the
CD, then the last file will be played.
File numbers up to 511 may be entered. The numbers of files in folders
are added together. So, for example, if the first two folders each contain
10 files, then entering 15 will play the fifth file in the second folder.
Search function
1. While the MP3 / WMA CD is playing, press and hold the Fast-forward
or Rewind buttons. Release the button when the desired part of the
current file is reached.
1
1
To skip to another folder
1. With the MP3 / WMA CD in stop or play mode, press and release either
the Up or Down Folder button. The first file of the next or previous
folder will be played.
Repeat, Intro, Random and Programmed play
The MP-53 allows you to use the same playback options for files as can be
used for conventional audio CDs (see pages 26-27). In addition to Repeat
Once and Repeat All options, there is also a Repeat Folder facility.
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1
1
SD / USB
Using SD cards or USB memory devices
Secure Digital (SD or SDHC) cards or USB memory devices can be used
with the MP-53 for playback of MP3 or WMA files. The MP-53 can also
record to SD, SDHC or USB media in MP3 format.
The MP-53 has been tested with a range of SD cards and USB memory
devices. SD cards up to 2GB and SDHC cards up to 16GB are supported.
However, there are many different card variants available and not all cards
can be guaranteed to work in the MP-53. Memory must use the FAT or
FAT32 filing system in order to operate with the MP-53.
SD card and USB slots are located behind the panel beneath the volume
control. This is opened by pushing and releasing the right hand top corner
of the panel. To close the panel, press the right-hand side of the panel
door until it clicks back into place.
1
Do not attempt to open or close the panel door using the left hand
edge as this may distort or damage the panel.
Inserting and removing memory devices
1. To insert an SD card into your radio push the card label side upward
and gold contacts first into the card slot on the front of your radio until
it clicks. To remove the card push the card in so that it clicks once
more. It will then be pushed out slightly allowing removal.
2
USB memory devices plug into the rectangular slot on the right hand
side, under the panel.
2. To select either SD card or USB mode press the Media button until
the desired mode is shown on the display.
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Playing MP3 / WMA files - SD / USB
1. Press the Play / Pause button to start playing from the SD card / USB
memory device. The display will show the first folder and file numbers
- "01" and "001".
1,2
2. To pause playing press the Play / Pause button. To resume playing
press the Play / Pause button again.
3. To stop play, press the Stop button. The total number of files and
folders on the media and the stop symbol ( ) will be displayed.
3
If you put the unit into standby mode without pressing the Stop button,
then the next time the unit is switched on it will return to the previously
played file.
Selecting a file
1. While the SD card / USB memory device is playing, press either the
Fast-forward or Rewind buttons to change to the desired file. The
file number is updated in the display. If there is more than one folder,
when all files in the current folder have been played the next folder
will be played.
1,2
1,2
2. You can also skip files when the player is in stop mode. Skip to the
desired file using the Fast-forward or Rewind buttons and release
the button when the desired file number is displayed.
3. Press the Play / Pause button to play the selected file.
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3
SD / USB
Select a specific file
1. For file numbers 1-9 simply press the corresponding digit button. For
file numbers ten and above press the required digits using the 10/0
button to enter the digit zero.
1
3. If the file number entered exceeds the number of playable files on the
SD card / USB memory device, then the last file will be played.
File numbers up to 999 may be entered. The numbers of files in folders
are added together. So, for example, if the first two folders each contain
10 files, then entering 15 will play the fifth file in the second folder.
Search function
1. While the SD card / USB memory device is playing, press and hold
the Fast-forward or Rewind buttons. Release the button when the
desired part of the current file is reached.
1
1
To skip to another folder
1. With the SD card / USB memory device in stop or play mode, press
and release either the Up or Down Folder button. The first file of
the next or previous folder will be played.
1
Repeat, Intro, Random and Programmed play
1
The MP-53 allows you to use the same playback options for files as can be
used for conventional audio CDs (see pages 26-27). In addition to Repeat
Once and Repeat All options, there is also a Repeat Folder facility.
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Recording to SD / USB
Your MP-53 sound system has been designed to allow you to make
recordings to SD / SDHC cards or to USB connected memory devices.
Recordings are made in MP3 format at 128k bits per second.
SD/SDHC or USB memory media must use the FAT or FAT32 file system
in order to operate with the MP-53. Such media is usually supplied already
formatted or can be formatted using a PC with a suitable card reader (for
SD/SDHC cards) or USB connection (for USB memory).
It is possible to record onto media which already contains files written by
the radio or using your computer. The recorded files will be added to those
already present on the media.
Making a recording
1. Select the desired source for the recording (DAB, FM, CD, etc.). AUX-IN
is shown in the illustration. Set the volume to the required listening
level (the volume of the recording will not be affected by this).
1
2. Insert the media on to which the recording is to be made.
3. Press the Record button on the remote control. The display will show
"Record init...".
If only one media type is present, then after a short while recording
will start.
If both SD and USB media are detected, then a menu is offered to
allow you to choose between Card and USB recording. Select one or
the other as needed using the Tuning Up or Down buttons and then
press the Select button. Recording will then start with the recording
duration being shown on the display.
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3
SD / USB
Making a recording cont.
If recording from a CD, recording will be started from the beginning
of the currently playing track. Each track on the CD will be recorded
as a separate file on the media. You may also set up a programme of
tracks before recording if you wish (see page 27).
4
4. In order to stop the recording press the Record button once more.
Recording will stop and a file will have been written to the storage
media.
Files that have been written to the media are held in a folder called
"RECORD". Recordings are held in sub-folders according to the source
used for the recording:
CDIN_xxx for recordings from CD
COP_xxxx for recordings from SD / USB
LINEIN for recordings from DAB, FM, Aux, etc.
The illustration shows the folders as they may appear on a PC running
Windows with files in the LINEIN folder being shown to the right. Other
folders on the card were copied there from the PC.
Note: The SD card / USB memory device should only be removed when
recording is stopped. Removing media while recording is in progress may
corrupt data on the card leading to the loss of files previously written.
The USB connection is primarily intended to be used to allow the MP-53
to play MP3 and WMA files from solid-state flash memory devices. You
may be able to play files which have been stored on a USB hard disc drive
(but the drive must have its own power supply). If you wish to play files
from another music player, then we recommend that this is connected to
the Auxiliary input socket - see page 50.
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Recording MP3 / WMA files from CD / SD / USB
In addition to recording from conventional sources, the MP-53 sound
system can also record from MP3 or WMA files that have previously been
written to CD, SD or USB media. In this case the files are copied rather
than re-encoded to MP3 in order to avoid a reduction in quality. You may
copy files from CD or SD to USB and from CD or USB to SD.
1
1. Select the desired source for the recording (SD, USB or CD).
2. Press the Play button to start playing the source media (if it does not
automatically start). Set the volume to the required listening level (the
volume of the recording will not be affected by this).
2
3. Insert the media that the files will be recorded on to (SD or USB).
4. Press the Record button on the remote control. The display will show
"Record init...".
4
5. If only one media type is present, the audio will stop while the source
media is taken back to the beginning of the current file. Recording will
then start.
6. If both SD and USB media are detected, then a menu is offered to
allow you to choose between Card and USB recording. Select one
or the other as needed using the Tuning Up or Down buttons and
then press the Select button. The source media will be taken back
to the beginning of the current file and recording will then start.
7. In order to stop the recording press the Record button once more.
Recording and playback will stop and all files that have been played
will have been copied to the storage media.
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SD / USB
Deleting and formatting
After having recorded files to SD or USB media, you may later wish to
delete them in order to reclaim the space used. The MP-53 can be used
to delete individual files, or to delete all of the media files on the card.
1
Deleting a single file
1. With the sound system in USB or SD mode, and with the media
inserted, press and hold the Menu button. The display will then show
"Delete / Format".
2,3
2. Press the Select button to enter the Delete / Format menu. The
display will show "Delete" as the default option.
3. In order to delete a single file (the file which is currently displayed),
press the Select button once more. The display will show "Cancel"
as the default option.
4. If you do not wish to delete the file, press the Select button with
"Cancel" displayed.
4
4
Alternatively, to delete the file press one of the Tuning Up or Down
buttons to display "OK" and then press the Select button.
The file will be deleted and the details of the next file will be displayed.
If there are no more files left on the media, then the display will show
"UNKNOWN CARD" or "UNKNOWN USB".
4
Note: Once a file has been deleted, it is not possible to recover the file.
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Deleting and formatting cont.
1
Deleting all files
1. With the sound system in USB or SD mode, and with the media
inserted, press and hold the Menu button. The display will then show
"Delete / Format".
2
2. Press the Select button to enter the Delete / Format menu. The
display will show "Delete" as the default option.
3. Press one of the Tuning Up or Down buttons so that "Format" is
displayed.
3,5
3,5
4. In order to delete all of the files and folders on the media , press the
Select button once more. The display will show "Cancel" as the default
option.
5. If you do not wish to delete all of the files on the media, press the
Select button with "Cancel" displayed.
Alternatively, to delete all of the files press one of the Tuning Up or
Down buttons to display "OK" and then press the Select button.
The display will show "Formatting..." while all of the files and folders
on the card are deleted. The operation will generally only take a few
seconds. When completed, the display will show "UNKNOWN CARD"
or "UNKNOWN USB".
Note: Although the process of deleting all of the files is described here
as formatting, it is not formatting in the strict sense. Rather it is a “Delete
All Media Files” option.
Once a device has been formatted, it is not possible to recover the
previous contents.
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4,5
iPod Docking
iPod docking
Your MP-53 sound system has an iPod dock facility which allows you to
play digital audio files and video soundtracks held on your iPod directly.
The MP-53 uses the Universal Dock Connector developed for use with
iPods. Recent models of iPod are supplied with adaptor inserts which
ensure correct alignment of the iPod with the electrical connector. Earlier
models of iPod were not supplied with the necessary inserts, and so
your MP-53 is supplied with insert types 1 - 7. Should you require a
later insert to use your iPod with the MP-53, then please contact an iPod
accessories supplier.
iPod dock connector
2,3
1. Ensure that the sound system is in standby. Carefully remove the iPod
dock connector cover from the top of your sound system.
Docking recess
2. Place the iPod docking adaptor (types 1 - 7 supplied with the MP-53)
into the iPod docking recess so that it is securely seated.
3. Carefully place your iPod on the universal iPod dock connector then
press the On / Standby button to switch on the sound system. To
avoid possible damage to either device, not use your iPod without
the correct adaptor fitted in the dock connector.
3
4. To select the iPod mode press the Media button until "iPod" shows
on the display. If it was previously playing, your iPod will switch on
and continue playing from where it was previously stopped.
Note: The MP-53 sound system is able to recharge your iPod's internal
battery. Recharging does not take place while your MP-53 is using DAB
or FM radio.
4
Your iPod will use its backlight settings as configured. If these need
changing, use the iPod's Settings menu.
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Navigating your iPod
1. Use the Menu button on the remote control to navigate to higher level
menus on your iPod.
1
2. Use the Folder Up or Down buttons on the remote control as required
to move up and down a menu screen on your iPod.
2
3. Press the Select button to choose the highlighted on screen menu
item. If this item is a lower level menu item, you may then navigate
further using the Folder Up or Down and Select buttons.
3
2
Playing a file on your iPod
1. When you have found the required item use the Select button to start
the iPod playing (or the Play / Pause button - but see note below).
2. Adjust the volume to the required setting using the Volume control
on your sound system.
1
3. To pause playback press the Play / Pause button. To resume playback
press the Play / Pause button again.
4. iPod's do not have a Stop button (they use the Pause function). To play
an alternative selection, use the iPod menus to make the selection using
the Play / Pause button to stop playing the current item if needed.
Note: iPods vary in how they respond to the Play / Pause button dependent
upon the iPod model and software revision. Play / Pause may pause and
resume the current selection, or it may pause the current selection and
then start playing a new selection. The use of the Select button to start
playing an item avoids this inconsistency.
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2
2
3
iPod Docking
Search function
1. While the iPod is playing, press and hold the Fast-forward or Rewind
buttons.
1
1
2. Release the button when the desired part of the item is reached.
Repeat a single file
1. While the iPod is playing, press the Repeat button until the repeat
single file symbol appears in the iPod display. The currently playing
item will be repeated.
1-3
Repeat all
2. While the iPod is playing, press the Repeat button until the repeat all
files symbol appears in the iPod display. All files in the current album
or playlist will be repeated.
Repeat cancel
3. While the iPod is playing, press the Repeat button until the repeat
symbol is removed from the iPod display. Remaining files in the current
album or playlist will be played.
Shuffle
4. While the iPod is playing, press the Random button to control the
shuffle symbol in the iPod display. The tracks in the current album or
playlist will be played in random when shuffle is enabled.
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Alarms
Your MP-53 sound system has two alarms which can each be set to wake
you to DAB, FM radio, CD, USB, SD card, iPod or buzzer alarm. The alarms
may be set while the unit is in standby mode or while playing.
1
1. Before setting an alarm ensure that the clock time is set (see page 45).
Press and release the Alarm button. "Alarm 1" will show on the
display.
2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select the required alarm,
1 or 2. Press and release the Select button to cause "Alarm setting"
to show on the display.
2,4
2,4
3. Press and release the Select button to choose alarm setting. "Alarm:
On/Off" will show on the upper line of the text display.
2,3
4. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to choose whether to set the
alarm to On or Off.
5. Press and release the Select button. If the previous selection was to
switch on the alarm, then "Alarm: Time" will show on the upper line of
the text display and the Alarm hour digits will flash. If Off was selected,
the unit will exit the alarm menu.
6,7
6,7
6. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to choose the alarm hour and
then press and release the Select button to enter the hour setting.
The Alarm minute digits will then flash on the display.
7. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to choose the alarm minute and
then press and release the Select button to enter the minute setting.
"Alarm: Mode" will show on the upper line of the text display.
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Clock and Alarms
8. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to choose the required alarm
mode and then press the Select button to confirm the setting.
Each alarm can be set to any of the following modes:
BUZZER
DAB
FM
CD
iPod
SD card
USB
- will wake you with a buzzer alarm
- will wake you with DAB radio
- will wake you with FM radio
- will wake you playing a CD
- will wake you playing your iPod
- will wake you from SD card
- will wake you from USB memory device
8,10
8,10
8-10
9. Press and release the Select button to select the alarm mode.
"Alarm: Day" will show on the upper line of the text display.
10. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select the required day
option and then press the Select button to confirm the setting.
Your alarm can be set to the following options:
Once
Daily
Weekdays
Weekends
- will sound once in the next 24 hours only
- will sound everyday
- will sound only on weekdays
- will sound only on weekends
11. The alarm has now been set and the unit will revert to the previous
display. The alarm indicator (alarm 1 or 2) will show on the display.
To view an alarm setting, select "View" instead of "Setting" at steps 2 and 3.
Successive presses of the Select button will display the alarm details.
Note: When the alarm is set to wake by DAB or FM radio, the last used
DAB or FM station will be used and the alarm volume will be the volume
previously listened to.
When the buzzer alarm activates, the alarm will start softly and gradually
increase in level.
The alarm will sound for 60 minutes unless cancelled.
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Cancelling alarms
1. While an alarm is sounding it can be cancelled by pressing the On /
Standby button.
1
2. To cancel an alarm at any other time, enter the alarm setup menu and
set the alarm On/Off option to "Off". See steps 1 - 5 on page 42.
Snooze
1. When the alarm sounds, pressing any button other than the Standby
)
button will silence the alarm for five minutes. The snooze symbol ( will appear in the display.
Sleep function
Your sound system can be set to turn off after a preset time has elapsed.
The sleep setting can be adjusted between 15 and 120 minutes.
1. To use the sleep timer, press and release the Sleep / Clock set button
to enter the sleep setup. "Sleep off" will appear on the display.
1,2
2. Repeatedly press and release the Sleep / Clock set button to select
the desired sleep time. The options are 15, 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes.
Use the OFF option to cancel the sleep function.
4
3. Your radio will switch off after the preset sleep time has elapsed.
4. To cancel the sleep function before the preset time has elapsed, either
set the sleep timer to off (step 2) or press the On / Standby button.
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Clock and Alarms
Setting the clock manually
The MP-53 will automatically set its clock when tuned to a DAB radio station
or to an FM station which is broadcasting the time via RDS.
If the clock cannot be set using DAB or FM radio then you will need to
set the clock manually before the alarm function can be used. The clock
may be set while the unit is in standby mode or while playing. The clock
display is always in 24 hour format.
If it becomes necessary to set the clock manually, please follow these
steps:
1. Press and hold the Clock Set button. The hour digits on the
display will flash.
1
2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to change the hour digits as
needed. Keep the button pressed to cause the digits to change more
quickly.
3. Press and release the Select button to confirm the hour setting. The
minute digits on the display will flash.
4. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to change the minute digits
as needed. Keep the button pressed to cause the digits to change
more quickly.
2,4
2,4
3,5
5. Press and release the Select button to confirm the minutes setting.
The year digits on the display will flash.
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6. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the desired year is set.
Keep the button pressed to cause the digits to change more quickly.
7. Press and release the Select button to confirm the year setting. The
month will flash on the display.
6,8
6,8
8. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the desired month is
set. Keep the button pressed to cause the month to change more
quickly.
7,9
9. Press and release the Select button to confirm the month setting.
The day number will flash on the display.
10. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the desired day is set.
Keep the button pressed to cause the digits to change more quickly.
10
10
11. Press and release the Select button to confirm the day and to complete
the clock and date setting. The display will revert to the display for the
previous operating mode.
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46
Clock and Alarms
Standby brightness control
The brightness of the display when the unit is in standby mode may be
adjusted. If you use the unit in the bedroom, you may prefer a lower standby
brightness level than the standard setting.
1
1. Press and hold the Menu button so that the display shows "Set
Brightness" on the lower line of the text display
2. Press and release the Select button to show the current setting.
2,4
3. Press and release the Tuning Up or Down buttons to change the
standby brightness level. The backlight level will change at the same
time so that you can see the effect of the change.
4. Press and release the Select button to save the new setting.
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3
The default setting after a system reset is 5. Possible brightness values
range from 1 - 7.
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Equalizer function
The sound on your sound system can be adjusted to suit your personal
taste for the material that you are listening to. The MP-53 has six preset
equalizer modes. Alternatively, you may set the treble and bass levels to
your own preferences.
1. Press the Equalizer button to cycle through the various modes.
a. Flat - no tone modification is applied
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b. Jazz
c. Rock
d. Classic
e. Pop
f. News
g. Treble - tone setting may be adjusted
h. Bass - tone setting may be adjusted
Treble control
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2. Press the Equalizer button to cycle through the modes until "Treble"
appears on the upper line of the text display. The current treble setting
will be shown on the lower line.
3. To adjust the treble setting press and release the Tuning Up or Down
buttons until the desired level is displayed.
4. If you wish also to adjust the bass, then press the Equalizer button
once more as described in step 5. Alternatively press the Select
button to revert to the play mode display.
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Audio and Setup
Bass control
5. Press the Equalizer button to cycle through the modes until "Bass"
appears on the upper line of the text display. The current bass setting
will be shown on the lower line.
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6. To adjust the bass setting press and release the Tuning Up or Down
buttons until the desired level is displayed.
7. Press the Select button to revert to the play mode display.
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To quickly cancel the effect of the treble or bass settings press the
Equaliser button until "Flat" appears on the upper line of the text
display. The treble and bass settings will be remembered for the next
time that you wish to adjust them.
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Mute function
Pressing the Mute button will mute the output from the loudspeakers.
1. Press the Mute button to mute the sound output. The speaker volume
symbol on the display will disappear.
2. Press the Mute button again or one of the Volume buttons to un-mute
the sound output.
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Auxiliary input socket
A 3.5mm stereo Auxiliary Input socket is provided on the rear of your
sound system to permit an audio signal to be fed into the unit from an
external audio device such as iPod, MP3 or CD player.
1. Repeatedly press and release the Radio button until "AUX IN" is
displayed.
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2. Connect an external audio source (for example, iPod, MP3 or CD
player) to the Auxiliary input socket.
3. Adjust the volume setting on your iPod, MP3 or CD player to ensure
an adequate signal level from the player, and then use the Volume
control on the sound system as needed for comfortable listening.
Line Out socket
A 3.5mm stereo Line Out socket is provided on the rear of your sound
system to permit the audio signal to be fed to an external amplifier or
other audio device.
Inserting an audio cable into this socket will not mute the internal loudspeaker.
Set the volume control to a low level if desired (minimum level = 1). Setting
the volume to MIN may cause the line output to be muted.
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Headphone socket
Audio and Setup
A 3.5mm stereo Headphone Socket is provided on the rear of your sound
system for use with headphones. Inserting a plug automatically mutes the
internal loudspeakers.
IMPORTANT: Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones
can cause hearing loss.
Optical S/PDIF output socket
A digital output socket providing an S/PDIF signal is provided on the rear
of your radio for connection to an amplifier, mini-disc or other equipment
with a digital optical input.
This feature is only available for CD/SD and USB playback. It is not active
in iPod, DAB or FM modes.
Aerial removal
The fitted telescopic aerial is suitable for most applications. A wire aerial
is provided as an alternative, and the telescopic aerial may be removed
to allow this to be fitted, or to allow connection to an external aerial using
a coaxial cable.
First remove the two small screws holding the antenna connector cover
in place (use a small cross-head screw driver). Then using the supplied
spanner, remove the telescopic aerial by rotating in an anti-clockwise
direction when viewed from the rear of the product.
The wire aerial simply pushes on to the exposed F-type connector.
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System reset
If your radio fails to operate correctly, or some digits on the display are
missing or incomplete carry out the following procedure.
1. Press and hold the Menu button so that the display shows "Set
Brightness" on the lower line of the text display.
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2. Press and release the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the display
shows "System reset".
3. Press and release the Select button. The display will show "Press
SELECT to reset".
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4. Press and release the Select button again to confirm the reset
operation.
5. After a system reset, all radio station presets will be set to empty. Alarms
will be cancelled, audio equaliser and display brightness settings will
have been set to their default values. The clock will be reset and the
unit will behave as when first switched on (see page 9).
In case of malfunction due to electrostatic discharge, reset the product
using the above procedure. In some circumstances it may be necessary
to disconnect and then reconnect the mains power in order to resume
normal operation.
If a problem persists our technical staff would be pleased to help offer
any assistance on operating the radio. Our technical helpline number
is 020 8758 0338.
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Information
Cautions
Do not allow this sound system to be exposed to water, steam or sand.
Do not leave your sound system where excessive heat could cause
damage.
It is recommended that the DAB band is used for radio listening where
possible since this may result in better sound quality and freedom from
interference than will often be obtained on the FM band.
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The sound system shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and
that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on
the sound system.
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It is recommended to operate the product such that there is a minimum
distance (10cm recommended) to adjacent objects in order to ensure
good ventilation.
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The ventilation of the product should not be restricted by covering it or
its ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths,
curtains etc.
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No naked flame sources such as lighted candles should be placed on
the product.
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It is recommended to avoid using or storing the product at extremes
of temperature. Avoid leaving the unit in cars, on window sills, in direct
sunlight etc.
The name plate is located on the rear of your sound system.
Circuit features
Specifications
Output Power
Power Requirements
Mains
AC 230 volts, 50Hz
Battery (Remote control)
2 x AAA
only
Frequency Coverage
FM
87.5-108MHz
DAB
174.928 - 239.200MHz
2 x 8 watts
Headphone socket
3.5mm dia
Auxiliary in socket
3.5mm dia
Line Out socket
3.5mm dia
Digital optical output socket
Toslink
Aerial System
FM
Telescopic aerial
DAB
Telescopic aerial
The Company reserves the right to amend the specification without notice.
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Mains supply
The MP-53 will operate from a supply of AC 230 volts, 50Hz
only.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug fitted is
not suitable for the power points in your home or the cable is too short to
reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved extension
lead or adaptor. If in doubt consult your dealer.
The wire coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal marked N or
coloured BLACK.
The wire coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal marked L
or coloured RED.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off, remove the fuse and dispose of
the plug immediately to avoid a possible shock hazard by inadvertent
connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied with a mains plug, or one has to be fitted,
then follow the instructions given below:
IMPORTANT. DO NOT make any connection to the larger terminal which
or coloured
is marked with the letter E or by the safety earth symbol
Green or Green-and-yellow.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
codes :-
Fuse
BLUE - NEUTRAL
BROWN - LIVE
When replacing the fuse only a 3A ASTA approved to BS1362 type should
be used and be sure to re-fit the fuse cover.
IF IN DOUBT - CONSULT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
Replacement fuse holders are available from Roberts Radio Technical
Services at the address shown on the rear of this manual.
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Guarantee
Information
This instrument is guaranteed for twelve months from the date of delivery to the original owner against failure due to faulty workmanship or component
breakdown, subject to the procedure stated below. Should any component or part fail during this guarantee period it will be repaired or replaced free
of charge.
The guarantee does not cover:
1. Damage resulting from incorrect use.
2. Consequential damage.
3. Receivers with removed or defaced serial numbers.
N.B. Damaged or broken telescopic aerials will not be replaced under guarantee.
Procedure:
Any claim under this guarantee should be made through the dealer from whom the instrument was purchased. It is likely that your Roberts' dealer
will be able to attend to any defect quickly and efficiently but should it be necessary the dealer will return the instrument to the Company’s service
department for attention. In the event that it is not possible to return the instrument to the Roberts' dealer from whom it was purchased, please contact
Roberts Radio Technical Services at the address shown overleaf.
These statements do not affect the statutory rights of a consumer.
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ROBERTS RADIO TECHNICAL SERVICES
97-99 Worton Road
Isleworth
Middlesex
TW7 6EG
Technical Helpline :- 020 8758 0338 (Mon-Fri during office hours)
Website: http://www.robertsradio.co.uk
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© 2008 Roberts Radio Limited
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