Wörlein GmbH
Gewerbestrasse 12
D 90556 Cadolzburg
Tel.: +49 9103/71670
Fax.: +49 9103/716712
Email. [email protected]
Safety, Environmental and Setup Instructions
Use the device in dry indoor environments only.
Protect the device from humidity.
This apparatus is for moderate climates areas use, not
suitable for use in tropical climates countries.
No objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be
placed on the apparatus.
The mains plug or an appliance coupler is used as the
disconnect device, the disconnect devices shall remain
readily operable.
Connect this device to a properly installed and earthed
wall outlet only. Make sure the mains voltage
corresponds with the specifications on the rating plate.
Make sure the mains cable stays dry during operation.
Do not pinch or damage the mains cable in any way.
A damaged mains cable or plug must immediately be
replaced by an authorized service center.
In case of lightning, immediately disconnect the device
from the mains supply.
Children should be supervised by parents when using
the device.
Clean the device with a dry cloth only.
Used batteries are hazardous waste and NOT to be
disposed of with the household waste! As a
consumer you are legally obligated to return all
batteries for environmentally responsible recycling –
no matter whether or not the batteries contain harmful
Return batteries free of charge to public collection points in your
community or shops selling batteries of the respective kind.
Only return fully discharged batteries
*) marked Cd = cadmium, Hg = mercury, Pb = lead
Do not expose the device to direct sunlight or other
heat sources.
Install the device at a location with sufficient ventilation
in order to prevent heat accumulation.
Do not cover the ventilation openings!
Install the device at a safe and vibration-free location.
Install the device as far away as possible from
computers and microwave units; otherwise radio
reception may be disturbed.
Do not open or repair the enclosure. It is not safe to do
so and will void your warranty. Repairs only by
authorized service/ customer center.
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the unit.
When you are necessary to ship the unit store it in its
original package. Save the package for this purpose.
In case of malfunction due to electrostatic discharge or
fast transient (burst), remove and reconnect the power
If the unit is not using for a long period of time,
disconnect it from the power supply by unplugging the
power plug. This is to avoid the risk of fire.
Do not dispose of this product with the normal household
waste at the end of its life cycle. Return it to a collection
point for the recycling of electrical and electronic devices.
This is indicated by the symbol on the product, user
manual or packaging
The materials are reusable according to their markings. By
reusing, recycling or other forms of utilization of old devices you
make an important contribution to the protection of our
Please contact your local authorities for details about collection
Risk of electric shock
Do not open!
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the
cover (or back). There are no user serviceable parts inside.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
This symbol indicates the presence of dangerous
voltage inside the enclosure, sufficient enough to
cause electric shock.
This symbol indicates the presence of important
operating and maintenance instructions for the device
Only use mercury and cadmium-free batteries.
Used batteries are hazardous waste and NOT to be
disposed of with the household waste!!!
Keep batteries away from children. Children might swallow
Contact a physician immediately if a battery was swallowed.
Check your batteries regularly to avoid battery leakage.
Batteries shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like.
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
Replace only with the same or equivalent type
This product contains a coin/button cell battery. If the
coin/button cell battery is swallowed, it can cause severe
internal burns in just 2 hours and can lead to death.
Keep new and used batteries away from children. If the battery
compartment does not close securely, stop using the product
and keep it away from children.
If you think batteries might have been swallowed or placed
inside any part of the body, seek immediate medical attention.
To prevent possible hearing damage, do not
listen at high volume levels for long periods
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Battery replacement
The battery compartment is located on the back of the remote control.
1. Remove the battery compartment door by pressing in on the tab and lifting it off.
2. Insert one (1) CR2032 size batteries into the battery compartment following the polarity
markings inside the battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery compartment door.
Button description
1. FUNC“
Press to select the functions
2. On/Standby
Press to switch on/standby the
3. Skip up
/ down
Select next / previous track
Tuning up / down in Radio mode
4. FOLDER/PRESET Press to skip up/down the album
▲/ ▼
Press to up / down Preset
Press to active repeat /intro/
random function for USB playback
Press to display difference
information of the system
In encoding mode : press to active
track separation function
8. VOLUME -/+
Press to adjust volume level up/
9. REC
Press to encode the tracks in the
MP3 format
10. Play/pause
Press once to start USB playback. Press once again to pause play
11. Stop
In USB mode : press to terminate playback or cancel programmed
In MP3 playback mode : press to active ID3 function
In USB mode : press to active file delete function
In USB mode : press to active tracks program function
In standby mode : press to adjust clock
In on mode : press to active sleep function
In standby mode : press to set the alarm on/off time and active/deactive alarm function
15. EQ
Press to select different EQ mode
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Dust cover
Stop button
EQ button
Function knob
Skip down
Record button
LCD display
Remote sensor
Play/Pause /ST/MONO button
Skip up
Folder PRE ▲
On-Off / Volume knob
USB socket
3.5 mm aux-in jack
3.5 mm headphone jack
MEM/CLK-ADJ button
Spindle adaptor
Tone Arm Lifting Selector
Turntable speed selector
Auto stop switch
Pick-up holder
Tone Arm
Line out socket
AC line cord
Usage of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified
herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
This unit should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except qualified service personnel.
Unpack all parts and remove protective material.
Do not connect the unit to the mains before checking the main voltage and before all other
connections have been made.
Do not cover any vents and make sure that there is a space of several centimeters around
the unit for ventilation.
1. Connect the power cord (24) to AC outlet
2. When you first plug the unit into the mains, the LCD display (7) will show “ 0 : 00 ”.
3. Turn on the unit by “ON/OFF/Volume” knob (12), if the LCD display (7) is on with
backlighting, it means the power supply is normal. Now your system is ready to play the
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1. Set unit in standby mode.
2. Press the “MEM/CLK-ADJ” button (16) twice, the display will start flashing. Press
button (5/10) to select the appropriate area hour format(12hr/24hr)
3. Press “MEM/CLK-ADJ” button (16) again, the first second digit of “0” is flashing. Press
button (5/10) to set the correct hour. Press ”MEM/CLK-ADJ” button (16) to store the
correct hour.
4. The third fourth digit of “00” is flashing, press the
button (5/10) to set the correct
minutes. Then press “MEM/CLK-ADJ” (16) to store the correct minute.
 The pre-set time will be re-set completely if disconnecting the main power supply.
You are recommended to switch the system into standby mode for convenience
Manual tuning
1. Turn on the unit by press “ON/OFF” button (12) and turn “Function” button (4) to select
“Tuner ” mode.
2. Tune to the required station by pressing the “Skip/Tuning”
button (5/10).
3. Adjust volume knob (12) to the desired volume level.
Auto tuning
1. Turn “Function” button (4) to select “ Tuner ” mode.
2. Press and hold the “Skip/Tuning”
button (5/10) for 1-2 seconds and then release.
3. The unit will start seeking automatically and stop until a radio station is reached.
4. Repeat step 2 until the desired radio station is being reached.
5. Adjust volume knob (12) to the desired volume level.
Preset stations
You can store up to 20 radio stations in the memory.
1. Set to tuner mode.
2. Tune to the desired radio station by “ manual” or “ auto ” tuning method.
3. Press and hold “MEM/CLK-ADJ” button (16) to enable program state & “ Mem ” indicator
preset station number is flashing on LCD (7)
4. Press the “FOLDER/PRE” button (11) to select the desired station memory for storage.
5. Press “MEM/CLK-ADJ” button (16) again to confirm the setting.
6. Repeat step 2 to 5 to store other stations.
7. To return normal tuner mode, leave keys free.
Press the “FOLDER/PRE” button (11) once by once to recall the preset memory.
The pre-set memories will be cancelled completely if disconnecting the main power
supply. You are recommended to switch the system into standby mode for
convenience usage.
There are 10 seconds for program state, after 10 sec. This state would resume to normal
tuner mode automatically.
You can overwrite a present station by storing another frequency in its place.
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FM & FM-stereo reception
 Press the “Mono/St” button (9) repeatedly, the FM programs are receiving in mono and
stereo mode repeatedly. In particular when stereo signals are weak. It is preferable to
receive the program in mono.
 If stereo signal is being received, the stereo indicator “
” will appear on LCD (7) to show
FM stereo program is now receiving.
Hints for best reception:FM : the receiver has a build-in FM wire antenna hanging at the rear cabinet. This wire should
be totally unraveled and extended for the best reception.
- Remove the stylus protector.
- Be sure that the tone arm is being detached from the tone arm rest
before operating and re-secured again afterwards.
1. Turn “Function” button (4) to select “ Phono ” mode.
2. Set the speed selector (19) to the proper position depending on the
record to be played.
3. Place the record on the platter (use the spindle adaptor (17) if required).
4. Lift the tone arm from the rest and slowly move it to the record side.
The platter will start to rotate.
5. Place the tone arm by the pick up holder (21) to the desired position of
the record.
6. Adjust the volume (12) to the desired level.
7. At the end of record, the platter will automatically stop rotating. Lift the
tone arm from the record and return it to the rest.
8. To stop manually, lift the tone arm from the record and return it to the rest.
Remark : As some kind of record the auto-stop area was out of the unit setting, so it will stop
before the last track finish. In this case, select the auto-stop switch (20) to “ off “ position, then it
will run to the end of the record but will not stop automatically (turn off the unit by power/volume
knob(16)or switch back the auto-stop switch to “ on “ position to stop the platter rotate). Then
put back the tone arm to the rest position.
Connect the unit to any auxiliary device (i.e. MP3 player, or iPod® (not included) by connecting
the aux in jack (14) with one end of 3.5mm stereo cable(not provided)and the other end connect
to the auxiliary device to perform the music.
1. Turn “Function” button (4) to select “ Aux ” mode.
2. Plugged the Aux in jack from your external device.
3. Start to playback your device and adjust On-off/Volume knob (12) to the desire volume level.
If the distortion was too high, reduce the volume level of your auxiliary device.
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The system is able to decode and playback all MP3 file which stored in
the memory media with USB connecting port. Plug in the USB pen driver
to the slot.
Connecting the USB upside down or backwards could damage the
audio system or the storage media (USB thumb drive). Check to be
sure the direction is correct before connection.
1) Turn “Function” button (4) to select USB.
2) Plug-in the USB plug with the face up & make sure it going into completely in the direction of
the arrow as shown in the label on the underside of the memory card slot cover. Insert
straight without bend
3) After connecting the system will start reading the storage media and start playback
automatically. Press “ Stop ” button (2) the display will show the total number of MP3 files
and total number of folder of the USB device.
USB port does not support connection with USB extension cable and is not
designed for communication with computer directly.
The maximum handling capacity of the USB stick is up to 32 GB.
 Pause / Play mode
To interrupt, press the “Play/Pause” button (9) once, the playing time will be freeze & flashing
on the LCD display (7). Press again to resume normal playback.
If “ Stop ” button (2) is pressed during play or pause mode, system will go to stop mode
 Skip/search mode (skip/search up
/skip/search down
1. During play or pause mode, if “Skip up
” button (10) is pressed. It will go to next track and
display the track no. and then remain in play or pause mode.
2. After step 2, press “skip down
” button (5) again will go to the previous track and remain in
play or pause mode.
3. If press and hold the “ Skip up
/ down
” button “ (5/10) during MP3 playback, the
playing track will go fast forward or backward until the button being released.
Folder control
Press “ FOLDER/PRE ▲“ button (11), the folder no. will goes up
Press “ Skip up”
or “Skip down”
(5/10) button, the track no. change.
When the desired track is being selected, press the “ Play/Pause ” button (9) to start
4. You can also control the folders by “FOLDER ▲/▼” button (4) on remote control.
- The system can detect and read the file under MP3 and format only though the USB port
- If connect the system to MP3 player via the USB socket, due to variances in MP3
encoding format, some MP3 player may not be able to play via the USB socket. This is
not a malfunction of the system.
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ID3 (track/album title) function (by remote handset)
1. Press the “ INFO “ button (12) during playback of MP3 file, the song title is being displayed.
Press the “ INFO ” button (12) again to disable the function.
MP3 track format requirement:- MP3 bit rate : 32 kbps~256 kbps
- The performance of playing MP3 file is various from the quality of encoding file and the
method of encoding.
Repeat/Intro/Random mode (on remote control)
Press the “Repeat/Intro/Random” (5) button before or during playback, a single track, single
folder or all the tracks can be played in difference mode as follow:(1) Repeat 1
(2) Repeat one folder
(6) Off mode
(3) Repeat all track
(5) Random
Play mode
Repeat single track
Repeat single folder
Repeat all tracks
Intro play mode
Random mode
Off mode
(4) Intro play
on LCD display
Repeat play
You can listen the desired tracks or folder or all track repeatedly by this function.
Intro play
You can listen the beginning (10 seconds) of each track by this function & saving your time to
search the desire song
Random play
You can listen all the tracks or folder in a random order by this function
Tracks programming
Up to 20 tracks can be programmed for MP3 file and play in any order. Before use, be sure the
system is at stop mode before programming:1. Set in USB mode & set at stop mode.
2. Press the “MEM/CLK-ADJ” button (16), “ MEMORY “ will appear on LCD display (7).
Moreover, it will indicate program no. and digits for track no. To be programmed.
3. Select a desired track by pressing “Skip” up
or down
” buttons (5/10).
4. Press the “MEM/CLK-ADJ” button (16) to store the trace into memory.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to enter additional tracks into the memory if necessary.
6. When all the desired tracks have been programmed, press “Play/Pause”
button (9) to
play the disc in assigned order.
7. Press “Stop” button (2) to stop program playback
 Press “ Stop“
button (2) at stop mode to cancel all tracks being programmed.
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The system is able to encode the Phono/Radio or Aux in to MP3 format and recording at
memory media with USB connecting port.
A) Phono encoding
1) Turn “Function” button (4) to select “ Phono “ mode and then press the “ Record “ button
(6) directly.
2) The LCD display (7) with show the word “ USB “ and “
“ & flashing, now the system is
starting the encoding mode.
3) Start playback at Phono for the track which you want to record.
4) To stop the recording, press the “ Record “ button (6) the LCD stop flashing and return to
“ Phono “ mode.
B) Radio encoding
1) Turn “Function” button (4) to select “ Turner “ mode and tune to the desired radio station by
“ manual” or “ auto ” tuning method, and then press the “ Record “ button (6) directly.
2) The LCD display (7) with show the word “ USB “ and “
“ & flashing, now the system is
starting the encoding mode.
3) To stop the recording, press the “Record “ button (6) the LCD (7) stop flashing and return
to “ Tuner “ mode.
Remark:- The recording speed is 1:1 and according to the actual plying time.
- The system will create a “audio “ folder and then store the encoding track in it.
- The recording format is default at – MP3 bit rate : 128 kbps, sampling rate : 44.1kHz
- No song title will be recorded during encoding mode
- To interrupt the recording, press the “Record “ button (6) again during record mode.
C) Track separation (by remote handset)
You can divide the recording music from phono or tape to USB track by trace during encoding.
Every time when press the“
“ (track separation) button (7) once at remote handset during
encoding from tape/phono to USB, the system will generate a new track and continuous the
recording. The current text at LCD display will show ‘TS’ one time, it mean the unit is creating a
new track successfully but track separation feature was not available at Tuner mode.
D) Encoding bit rate (by remote handset)
You can select the desired bit rate during encoding from phono to USB, the selectable range
from 32 / 64 /96 /128 / 192 / 256 kbps.
1) Select Phono mode & remain stop mode.
2) Press the “ INFO/DELETE“ button (12) on remote handset and the LCD display (7) will show
the default bit rate (128 kbps)
3) Press Folder ▲ or ▼ button (4) on remote control to select the desired bit rate for encoding.
4) Press again the “ INFO/DELETE“ button (12) to confirm the setting and the LCD display (7)
resume to Phono mode
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The system is able to erase the file stored inside the USB pen drive by following:All files delete
1. Set USB on stop mode, press and hold the “INFO/DELETE “ button (12) for 3 seconds and
the LCD display (7) will show (DEL ALLN)
2. Press skip
or skip
(5/10) button to select “ Yes “ or “ No “.
3. Press the “INFO/DELETE“ (12) button again to confirm the setting.
Remark : All the files inside the MP3 track USB storage media will be deleted completely after
confirming to “ yes “ mode.
Removing of USB
To remove the USB, turn off the power or switch the function mode to either tuner or phono first.
For USB port – un-plug it by pulling out the USB socket directly.
A. Sleep setting (by remote control)
1. Press “SLEEP/TIMER” (14) button and sleep indicator shown on the LCD (7).
2. Keep pressing the “SLEEP/TIMER” button (14) to adjust the sleep timer in the order of 90 >
80 >70….10 minutes.
3. System will stop and go to standby mode automatically after the selected timing.
4. To cancel the sleep mode, press “SLEEP/TIMER” button (14) unit it reach “Off” mode.
Remark:If press the sleep button once and the “ Sleep “ indicator appear on the LCD (7), the system will
go to standby mode automatically after selected minutes.
B. Alarm clock setting (by remote control)
This function allows the system to turn on automatically and wake you up by soft music or radio.
First, set the unit at standby mode then press and hold the “SLEEP/TIMER” button (14) to enter
the timer program mode until the “ On time “ is flashing on LCD display, then you can start the
alarm setting:
1) On time setting : Press the “SLEEP/TIMER“ button again (hour digit will flash) and “Skip”
button to set the hour. Then press again “SLEEP/TIMER” to enter the minute,
then press “SLEEP/TIMER” and “Skip”
button to set the minute, press
“SLEEP/TIMER” button enter the wake up setting mode
2) Wake up mode : Press “ FUNC ” button(1) to set the wake up mode (USB / Tuner). Then
press “ SLEEP/TIMER” button to enter the volume mode.
3) Volume level : Press and “Skip”
button to set the volume level, then press
“SLEEP/TIMER” button again to enter the off time mode setting.
4) Off time setting : Press the “SLEEP/TIMER “ button and then press “Skip”
to set the off time. Then press “ SEEP/TIMER “ button again to complete the setting.
 Active/de-active timer function
1. To cancel alarm function by press again “SLEEP/TIMER” button until the timer indicator “
” disappear.
2. To re-active the timer function, repeat the alarm clock setting procedure.
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C. EQ function (by remote handset)
This unit provides 4 differences sound mode to enhance your listening experience. You can
select the desired effect by pressing the “ PRESET EQ ” button (15) repeatedly at following
D. Display function (by remote handset)
Press “DISPLAY” button (6) to indicate various information of system, each step switch as
below:Track playing time / Radio info.
Alarm setting information
E. Phones:
To listen to music privately, use headphones with a 3.5 stereo jack plug and connect it to the
headphones socket (15). The speakers will then be muted.
Attention: To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels for long
F. Line Out Connection:
You can connect the system to your whole Hi-Fi system by connecting the Line out sockets (23)
to the auxiliary input socket with a RCA cable (not included).
Remark (for Europe market only) : Due to ErP stage two requirement and protect the
environment. The unit will switch to standby mode automatically once no any music
playing over 15 minutes.
Power Supply:
Power Consumption:
Output Power:
Frequency Range: FM:
AC 230V ~ 50Hz
13 W
2 x 1.5W RMS
87.5 – 108 MHz
Wörlein GmbH
Gewerbestrasse 12
D 90556 Cadolzburg
+49 9103 71 67 0
+49 9103 71 67 12
[email protected]
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