FCCInformation
Technicalspecification
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCCRules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(I) This device may not causeharmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
In accordance with FCCrequirements, changes or
modifications not expressly approved by Thomson
multimedia Inc. could void the user'sauthority to
operate this product.
This device generates and uses radio frequency (RF)
energy, and if not installed and used properly, this
equipment may cause interference to radio and television reception.
If this equipment does cause interference to radio or
television reception (which you can determine by
unplugging the unit), try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
• Re-orient the receiving antenna (that is, the antenna for the radio or television that is "receiving" the
interference).
• Move the unit away from the equipment that is
receiving interference.
• Plug the unit into a different war outlet sothat the
unit and the equipment receiving interference are on
different branch circuits.
If these measures do not eliminate the interference,
Product: 5CD MP3 Audio System
Brand: RCA
Model: R52605
please consult your dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. Also, the
Federal Communications Commission has prepared a
helpfuJ booklet, "How To Identify and Resolve Radio
TV Interference Problems." This booklet is available
from the U.S.Government Printing Office,
Washington, DC20402. Pleasespecify stock number
004-000-00345-4 when ordering copies.
This product complies with DHHS Rules21 CPR
Subchapter J.Applicable at the date of manufacture.
Have a Blast- Just Not in Your
Eardrums
Make sure you turn down
the volume on the unit
before you put on headphones. Increase the volume
to the desired level only after
headphones are in place_
Electrical Consumption:
PowerSupply:120V
60 Hz
Powerconsumption:230 Watts
IMPORTER
Comerciatizadora Thomsonde M6xico, S.A. de C.V.
Miguet de Cervantes Saavedra 57
CoL Ampliacibn Granada
C.R 11529Mexico D.E
Telefono: (55)25 81 53 20
RFC:CTM-gS0723-KS5
ForYourSafety
(one blade is wider than the other)
and only fits into AC power outlets
The
polarized
_
_
one AC
way.power
If the plug
plug is
won't
go into
the outlet completely, turn the
plug over and try to insert it the
other way. If it still won't fit, contact a qualified electrician to change the outlet, or use a different one. Do
not attempt to bypass this safety feature.
CAUTION: TO PREVENTELECTRICSHOCK,
MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUGTO WIDE
SLOT,FULLYINSERT.
A
THE
LIGHTNING
FLASH AND ARROWHEAD WITHIN THE
TNIANGLE
IS A
WANNING
SIGN
ALERTING YOU OF
_NANGEaOUS
VOLTAGE"
INSINE
THE PRODUCT,
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE
COVER
(ON
BACK),
SERVICEABLE
SIDE. REFER
NO USERPARTS IN*
SENVICING
TO QUALIFIED
PENSONNEL
SERVICE
THE EXCLAMATION
POINT WITHIN THE
TNIANGLE
IS A
WARNING
SiGN
ALERTING YOU OF
IMPORTANT
INSTRUCTIONS
ACCOMPANYING
THE
PRODUCT,
SEE MARKING ON BOTTOM/ BACK OF PRODUCT
For Your Records
Service Information
In the event that service should be required, you may
need both the model number and the serial number.
This product should be serviced only by those specially trained in appropriate servicing techniques. For
instructions on how to obtain service, refer to the
warranty included in this Guide.
In the space below, record the date and place of purchase, and the serial number:
Model No.
Remote Control No.
Date of Purchase
Placeof Purchase
Serial No.
FCCInformation
Safety Information
Getting Started .......
Unpackingthe system........
BackView ..................
Installation .................
3
3
3
3
General Controls ......
Main Unit ..................
RemoteControl ............
4
4
5
Display Settings
Showing the Demonstration • .6
Setting Clock I Timer .........
6
Setting the Clock ..........
6
Setting the Timer .........
6
Activating the Timer .......
6
Sleep Mode ..............
6
Sound
Features
.......
7
Using Preset Equalizer Curves .7
BassBoost ..................
7
Muting Audio ..............
X-Surround .................
7
7
CD Player
Notes on CD-RIRW Disc .......
7
Loading Discs ...............
Playing Discs ................
Play and Load
Simultaneously ...........
Skipping a Disc ...........
Searching Through a CD •..8
Shuffling the Play Order •, .8
Sampling Tracks ...........
8
Repeat ..................
8
CD Display
.................
8
MP3 Player ...........
9
The MusicMatch Jukebox ..... 9
File Navigation ..............
Playing a MP3 disc ...........
File Search ................
9
9
10
Playlist ....................
Adding Songs to a Playlist •.
Playing a Playlist ...........
Deleting Files in a Playlist.,.
Thumb Up Playlist ..........
Thumb Down Playlist .......
10
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10
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10
10
Radio
11
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Selecting Tuner Band .......
11
Tuning to a Station .........
11
Using Presets ..............
11
Auto Preset Programming
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Manually Setting Presets .... 11
Suppressing Stereo Signal •. •I I
Tape Player
7
8
8
8
Playing a Tape .............
Recording .................
Prom Tuner .............
From CD ................
Tape toTape ............
From an Auxiliary Input,.
12
12
12
12
12
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TroubleshootingTips..13
Maintenance
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14
Cleaning .................
CD Player .................
Tape Player ................
Handling CDs ..............
Cleaning CDs ..............
CD Lens Care ..............
14
14
14
14
14
14
Important
Information
Safety Precautions .........
Important Battery
Information ...............
15
15
Headset Safety .............
Don't Infringe .............
Technical Specification ......
15
15
15
Limited Warranty
(U.S,) ..............
16
Limited Warranty
(Canada) ...........
18
15
Unpacking the system:
Antenna and Speaker Wire Connection
You should have the following:
one main unit (with 2 main speakers);
one remote control;
one AM loop antenna;
T-Type FM antenna wire;
one user's guide;
one safety leaflet.
Owner and registration Card
MusicMatch CD Rom
Push terminal
insert wire
tab down
to
Release tab to lock wire in
the terminal
NOTE: Make sure the iflsulation
is cornplelely
removed from the
ends of the Antenna
and speak_
wires at all connection
points¸
Back View
Installation
To ensure sufficient ventilation, keep the spacings
shown below free from other surfaces:
[
4 inches
4 inches
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Front View
I. FM Antenna Jacks
2. AM Loop Antenna Connector
3. Auxiliary Connector
4. Surround Speaker Jacks
5. Main Speaker Jacks
4 inches
! inches
Side View
3_
4 inche!
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Main Unit
DISC SI(IP -- Skips to the next CD in the
tray,
DISC 1 - DISC 5 -- Selects disc _, 2, 3, 4, or
5 and starts playback automatically.
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STOP / TUNE / PRESET-- Stops CD
track, Setstune or preset mode.
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PLAY/PAUS_ -- Plays or pauses CD
SKIP FORWARD -- Increments
radio frequency, preset up, goes to the next
CDtrack or setting option.
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SI(IP BACKWARD -- Decrements
radio frequency, preset down, goes to the
previous CD track or setting option.
REPEAT --
Selects among repeat modes,
I(AND/AUTO PROG. -- Changes
between FM and AM tuner bands,
Enters auto preset program
mode.
RO_CLASSIQ
in FM
CUSTOM/FIAT, POPIJAZZ
--selects among the different _Q modes,
X-SURROUND -- Press once to activate Xii!ii!ilil
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Surround,
PI.AYLI_T - MP2 Playback ÷activates playlist
operation,
O.K. - MP3 Playback _confirms playlist
selection and file search input.
STANDBY/POWER
-- Turnspower on or off (STANDBY
mode).
THUMB UP - MP3 Playback * selects previous MP3
song/folder. Store current song to Thumb up playlist.
THUMB DO_l
- MP3 Playback_selects next MP 3
song/folder. Store current song to Thumb down playlist.
LEF[ _ Goes up one folder from current folder,
RIGHT - enters current folder and show the first
song/folder
from current folder,
CD DISP / FM ST - MP3 Playback _ Toggles ID3 TAG; Toggle
track elapsed/track remain/Disc elapsed!Disc remain time
PHONES -- Jack for connecting headphones
for CDDA playback;
In Tuner mode * Enable/disable FM TU N ER ST£R_O R_C_P-
OPEN/CLOSE _
TION.
-- Opens or closes the disc tray.
DIMMER/_MO
-- Adjusts display brightness; Turns the
feature demonstration on or off.
PILE SEARCH - MP3 Playback ÷activates file search input
mode.
TIMER -- Enters timer setting mode and turns the timer
on!off,
VOLUME --
(:lOCI( --Shows
PRICEY
BASS BOOST -- Turns BASS BOOST on or off
Increases/decreases volume.
clock time and enters clock setting mode,
/ BOOKMARK
CD and Tuner; Applies
_ Enters program
new settings
mode for
for Clock and
Tape Player
Timer modes, Stores clock/timer settings, reset tape count*
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RECORD
el.
I1_
PLAY
MP3 Playback _ Pressto select thumb up playback or Thumb
REWIND
down skip playback in CD STOP mode.
SOURCE-- Selects the CD player / tuner / tape player /
external source.
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FAST-FORWARD
STOP/EJECT
PAUSE
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Remote Control
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NUMBER/CHARACI_R KEYS-- Accessesdifferent tracks directly,
key characters in file search mode.
CLOCK- Entersclock setting mode.
TIMER - Enterstimer setting mode;Activatesand deactivatestimer.
MUTE- mutessound,
BAND -In Tunermode_Selectsradio band,
X SURROUND- ActivatesX Surround.
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_ input initial
POWER-Turnspower on or off from STANDBYmode,
EQ- Selectsamong different equalizerpreset(Flat,Rock,Pop,Jazz,Classicand
Custom).
13.BOOST-Turns on/off enhancement of the basssound.
SOURCE- SelectsTuner,Tape,CDor Aux.
VOL+or VOL-- Increases/decreases
volume.
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_ll PLAY/PAUSE- PlayscurrentCD; pausesCDplayback.
PRESET/PREV _._ - Inprogrammingmode_Goestothepreviouspresat
location; In CDmode* Goesto the previousCDtrack.
PRESET/NEXT _-Inprogrammingmode_Goestothenextpresat
location; In CD mode_Goesto the next CDtrack.
TUNE/ REIN _ - In Tunermode _Movesbackin radio frequency.
TUNEIF FWD _ - In Tunermode _Movesforward in radio frequency.
OPEN/CLOSE
- In CDmode - Opensand closesdisctray.
STOP-In CD mode* StopsCDplayback.
DISKSKIP- Skipsto the next disc.
SLEEP-selectsthe time interval in minutesbefore the unit turnsoff.
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DISC1, 2, 3, 4, 5 -Directlyselectsand playsdisc.
INTRO- TurnsINTROmode on or off to playthe first I 0 secondsof eachtrack.
REPEAT- Repeatsa track, CD,or all CDs.
SHUFFLE-Turnson!off random playback.
PROG_SET
l BOOKMARK(MP3 only) - Enters program mode for CD and
Tuher; Applies new settings for Clock and Timer modes.
In MP3 mode- Goes to bookmark
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FILESEARCH(MP3 only) -activatesfile searchinput mode.
PLAYUST(MP3 only) - activatesplaylistoperation.
HOME (MP3 only) - Sackto the root directoryof the current disc
CD DISPLAYI FM ST- In MP3mode- TogglesID3TAG
In CDmode _Selectsthe choice of displayingTrackelapsedtime, track
remaining time, CDelapsetime or CDremaining time.
In Tunermode- Togglesbetween FM stereoand mono.
UPITHUMBUP A (MP3only)- selectspreviousMP3songlfoldenStorecurrent song to Thumb up playlist.
DOWN/THUMBDOWN _ (MP3only)-selectsnextMp3song/folder.
Storecurrent song to Thumb down playlist.
OK (MP3 only) - confirmsplaylistselectionand file searchinput.
LEFT _I (MP3only)Goesuponefolderfromcurrentfolder.
RIGHT I_ (MP3 only)- enterscurrent folder and showthe first songlfolder
from current folden
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PLAYLIST
BASSB00STGENRE
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Showing the Demonstration
Not operational in CD mode. PressDIMMER/DEMO
to turn on/off demonstration mode. The demonstration scrolls through all display operations.
Setting Clock / Timer
Settingthe Clock
1, Pressand hold CLOCK until the hour flasheson
the display,
2, PressSKIP BACKWARD -- ._ or SKIP FORWARD ,_
onthemainunitorPRESETIPREV
or PRESETI NEXT _
on the remote control
to select the hour.
3, Press CLOCK to shift to minute digits.
4, Follow step 2 to set the minute digits.
5, PressPROGJSETto confirm and save settings,
PressSTOP to quit setting,
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TIMER REPEAT1ALLDIS_
9. Rotate the VOLUME knob on the main unit or
press VOL + or VOL- on the remote control to set
desired volume level.
10. PressPROG.ISETto confirm and save settings.
PressSTOPto quit setting.
Activating the Timer
Pressand release TIMER to activate and deactivate
the timer. T T MER will lit when the alarm is active.
Adjusting the Display Brightness
1. Pressand hold DIMMER/DEMO for more than 2
seconds.
2. While the DTMMEI_isdisplayed, press and release
DIMMER/DEMO to select the desired display
brightness level (DIMMER 0 - 3),
Sleep Mode
You can select the time interval in minutes before
Settingthe
Timer
the unit turns off automatically. PressSLEEPon the
remote to select among 120, 90, 60, 45, 30, 15, 5
minutes and OFF. (Remote Only)
I. Pressand hold TIMER until AM 12 : 0[3 ON
appears with the hour flashing (ON - timer on time)
2. PressSKIP BACKWARD _.,
orSKIP
FORWARD _
onthemain unitorPRESETI
PREV _
orPRESET/NEXT _
on the remote
control to select the hour.
3. PressTIMER to shift to minute digits.
4. Repeat step 2 to select minute digits.
5. PressTIMER to shift to timer off time setting.
&AM 12:00 0F(timecofftime)willshowonthe
display with hour flashing. Repeat steps 2 - 4 for
timer off time setting.
7. PressTIMER to select source. PressSKIP BACKWARD _
/SKIPFORWARD
_
onthe
mainunitorPRESET/PREV
_orPRESET/
NEXT
=.M on the remote control to select between CD
/TUNER/TAPE)
8. PressTIMER to set volume.
6_
Using Preset Equalizer Curves
BassBoost
PressROCK/CLASSIC, CUSTOM/FLAT or POPIJAZZ
on the main unit or EQ on the remote to toggle
among FLAT,ROCK,JAZZ, POP,CLASSICAL& CUSTOM. The display briefly shows the selection.
PressBASS BOOST on the main unit or B. BOOST on
the remote control to turn on/off boosting the bass
frequency.
Muting Audio
Creating a CustomCurve
1. PressCUSTOM/FLAT on the main unit or EQ on the
remote control to select CUSTOM mode.
2. While CUSTOM is displayed, press SKiP BACK.
WARD _
/SKIPFORWARD
--_
onthe
mainunitorTUNEIREW
_ orTUNEIFFWD
on the remote control to cycle among displayed bass
(BAS 00)andtreble
(TRE 00)rangelevels.
3. While BAS, or TRE is displayed, pressVOLUME to
set the associated gain between -I 0- +I 0.
PressMUTE on the remote to cut the sound, (Remote
Only)
X-Surround
Press X-SURROUND to enjoy enriched sound quality.
This feature gives you:
I. Better width and depth for vocal and instrumental
sound.
2. More powerful presence for studio recording.
3. Enhanced surround effects with greater flexibility
in positioning speakers.
Loading Discs
I. PressSOURCE repeatedly to select CD mode.
2. PressOPENICLOSE -_ on the main unit to open
the drawer.
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on CD-R/RW Disc:
DOnot affix any type of labels to either side
(recordable or labeled side) of a CD-R/RWdisc
3. Insert up to five discswith label face up. (PressDISC
SKIP to rotate the disc carrier.)
4. PressOPENICLOSE -_ again to close the drawer.
Loaded disc position icon lights.
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ma,functionin0
TOavoid damages to the CD-R/RWdisc,do not
open the disc compartment door while the
unit is trying to read the table of contents.
Do not load an unrecorded CD-R/RWdisc into
theunit.This
moy
takealonger
t_meto
read
the disc.
Playback capability for CD-RW discs may
vary due to variations in the quality of
C RW a.dthe. o ar.s to
create the disc.
Playing Discs
Shuffling the Play Order
•
PressSHUFFLE
to turnon/offthe playingof tracksin
randomorder,(RemoteOnly)
•
•
PressPLAYIPAUSE I_II to begin or pause play,
and STOP to stop play.
Select a specific disc by pressing DISC I - DISC 5.
PressSKIP BACKWARD _ _ / SKIP FORWARD
_
onthemainunitorPRESET/PREV
_ or
PRESETI NEXT _ on the remote control to
select a specific track,
SamplingTracks
PressINTRO to play the first 1Oseconds of each track
on the current disc, all discs in the tray, or turn INTRO
mode off, (Remote Only)
Playand load simultaneously
by:
I.PressOPEN/CLOSE • toopenthetraywhilea
CD is playing
2. Loadlchange discsfor available trays by pressing
DISC SKIP.
Repeat
PressREPEATto repeat the current track, current disc,
all discs,or turn REPEATmode off,
3, PressOPEN/CLOSE -_ toclosetbetray.
Skipping a Disc
PressDISCSKIP.
CD Display
SearchingThrough a
CD
PressandboldSKIPRACKWARD
_,_, /SKIP
FORWARD _ ,_ on the main unit or TUNE I REW
orTUNEIFFWD
_ ontberemotecontrolto
PressCD DISP I FM ST to select among different CD
display options: Track remaining time, Track elapsed
time, disc remaining time or disc elapsed time,
search through a CD while it is playing.
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The MusicMatch Jukebox
File Navigation
i This music management software, to be installed on
i your PC,allows you to compress music files recorded
LEFT _1 - Goes up one folder from current folder.
RIGHT I_ - Enters current folder and shows the first
from your audio CDsinto MP3 format and stores
them on your PC.
; * It makes the search and download of Internet
song/folder from current folder.
A UP/THUMB UP - Selects previous file/folder; press
and hold the key to save current song to Thumb up
playlist.
T DOWN/THUMB DOWN - Selectsnext file/folder;
press and hold the key to save current song to Thumb
down playlist.
OK- confirms playlist operation and file search input.
HOME (available by remote control only) - Sackto
the first folder( or root directory) of the current
disc(MP3 disc stop only)
FILE SEARCH- activates file search input mode.
PLAYLIST- activates playlist operation.
CD DISP/FMST- Toggles ID3 TAG when playing MP3
music easier,
, * It allows for the management of compressed music
! and the creation of your own playlist,
• The Jukebox is a true audio player installed on your
PC,
; * Itgivesaccesstothousandsof
net radios available
on the web today.
You can download music files encoded in MP3 from
several Intemet sites like www.mp3.com.
i Note for playing MP3 Disc
File
Name,
Album,
Artist,
Genre,
Year and Bit Rate.
music.
Pressto
v_ew
among
thefollowing:
•
Playing a MP3 disc
* Use.mp3 asthe extension when converting
audio files into MP3 for saving onto CD-R(W) or
i CD-ROM e.g. Rocky08.mp3. Do not use anyother
i extension
e.g..doe, .pdf.
i
, Do not use the .rap3 extension for other text or
i
non-audio data files as this may result in serious
malfunction and harmful noise interference.
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For better quality in MP3 discplayback, the CD
quality should be recorded 128kbps or above.
* For UDF format (e.g. disc by Direct CD),please
enable CDROM accessafter burning the disc when
usingCDR.
• Disc data size > 650MB is not recommended.
• Total files and folders in the discshould not
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exceed 250, it also depends on the length of the
file/folder names.
• Playback capability for CD-RW discs may vary
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due to variations in the quality of the CD-RW disc
and the recorder used to create the disc.
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• For mixed mode discs,only one mode will be
selected for playback depending on the recording
format.
• To ensure good performance, wait until the disc
changer completely reads the disc before proceeding.
• MP3 files in CD ROM EXTRAformat disc cannot
be recognized.
I. Insert a MP3 CD into the CD tray, you will see the
name of the first folder (or root directory) displayed
on the screen.
2. Pressthe A UP/THUMB UP button to select
previousfile/folder, and T DOWN/IHUMBDOWN
button to select next MP3 song/folder.
3. PressRIGHT i_ to go into a folder.
4. PressPLAY/PAUSE I_11button to play all the
songs in the folder, or use A UP/ T DOWN to select
songs.
5. Press PLAY I_ II to play from the song selected.
File Search
Deleting files in a playlist
It is difficult to find a song in a disc with hundreds of
them The unit provides a tool for the user to look for
a desired song by specifying up to first three
characters of the song name
I When showing a file, press and hold STOP []
key 'DELETE?'will appear on the display
2 PressOK to confirm
1. PressFILE SEARCHand use number/character keys
(if using the front panel, pressUP _- / DOWN v /
LEFT _ I RIGHT !_ buttons instead) to select
character.
2. PressRIGHT I_ to specify the second character and
then the third one. You may go back to the previous
one whenever you want to make a change.
3. PressOK button to start searching. After searching,
a list in alphanumeric order will be generated with
the first one of those songs starting with the specified
characters displayed.
4 PressUP A/DOWN V to check through the list
And press OK to start playing
Playlist
Addingsongsto a playlist
I PressPLAYUST to enter the Playlist menu
2 Select "ADD SONG?" using the DOWN T button,
press the OK button to confirm
3 Selectthe Playlist you want(a total of 20 playlists
available), press the OK button to confirm
4 Select your desired song by using file navigation
procedure, press OK button to confirm selection
5 PressSTOP [] key to exit the Playlist menu
Playinga playlist
1 Pressthe PLAYLIST key again and select the "SEL
PLYLST?"item Pressthe OK button to confirm
2 Selectany Playlist you want to play, all the songs in
the Playlist will be played if you press the
PLAY/PAUSE !_11 button,
Deleting a playlist
I When showing a playlist, press and hold the STOP [] i
key, the 'DELPYLST?'will appear on the display Press
and hold STOP again and 'DELALL' will appear on
the display Continue to press and hold the key to
toggle among the two option
2. Once the correct one is selected, pressOK to
confirm.
Thumb Up Playlist
This is a special Playlist, which you can easily store
songs into
I Pressand hold the THUMB UP A key to store the
song into it, no matter if it is being played or not
2 To activate, press BOOKMARK, press THUMB UP A
to select THUMB UPplaylist and press OK to begin
playback
The unit will play the tracks in the order that they
were entered into the THUMB UP playlist
Thumb Down Playlist
It is a song list in which all the songs will be skipped
while the disc is being played
I press and hold the THUMB DOWN V button to
store the song into it, no matter if it is being played
or not,
2 TOactivate, press BOOKMARK, press THUMB
DOWN T toselectTHUMBDOWNplaylistand
press OK to begin playback
The unit will play existing disc and skip all the tracks
inside Thumb down playlist (Normal playback only)
3,You can press the OK button to get into the
Playlist, playlist will be played starting from the displayed song.
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AutoPresetProgramming
(for FM only)
Pressand hold RANDIAUTO PROG. button for 2 seconds to scan stations in FM band. The stations will
Selecting Tuner Band
then be stored as preset channels. A maximum 32 stations can be stored. Beware of your preset channels
being erased accidentally becausethe scanning and
storing processisautomatic upon pressing and holding the button. You can stop the automatic scan by
pressingany button, but the erased stations cannot be
recovered.
1. PressSOURCE to select TUNER.
2. PressBAND to select between AM or FM radio
band.
ManuallySettingPresets
1. PressTUNE/PRESETbutton to enter TUNE mode.
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2. PressSKIP RACKWARD _
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to accessthe desired frequency.
3. Pressthe PROG/SETbutton once.
Tuning to a Station
PressSKIPRACKWARD _
onthemainunitorTUNEREW
/FORWARD _
_ /IUNEFFWD
on the remote control to select frequencies.
4. The most recently accessedprogram location will
be displayed.
5. If a different program location is preferred, press
SKIPRACKWARD _
ISKIPFORWARD _
to move to the desired preset number (I-32).
6. PressPR_ET
to store the selected frequency at
that preset.
Suppressing Stereo Signal
PressCD DISPLAY/FM ST to toggle between FM
mono and stereo for stereo FM stations.
Using Presets
The tuner can be in either TUNE or PRESETmode.
When in PRESETmode, the PROGlight is on.
• PressTUNE/PRESETon the main unit to toggle
TUNE and PRESETmode.
• Press SKIP BACKWARD _
orSKIP
FORWARD _ _
PRESETPREV _
on the main system or
or PRESETNEXT _ on the
remote control to accessthe previous or next
preset station. The display first shows the preset
program number and after a few seconds, the
frequency will be displayed. (FMPR:01is FM
preset I )
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Playing a Tape
Tip: You can play a tape from either deck.
1. PressSOURCE repeatedly to setect TAPE.
2. PressSTOPIEJECT • _-_ to open cassette door.
3. Insert a tape into the door and push the door
closed.
4. PressREW_I
/F.FWD _ to position the tape
to the desired starting position. (Deck 1 Only)
5. PressPLAY _ to start playback.
From CD
1. Insert a tape into deck 1.
2. PressSOURCE repeatedly to select CD.
3. Insert the disc(s)to be recorded.
4. Selectthe track, CD, or program to be recorded.
5. PressRECORD •
to begin recording when CD
begins to play.
6. PressSTOP/EJECT • _ to end recording.
Tape to Tape
Continuous Play
1. Insert a tape into deck 2 and start playback.
2. Insert a tape into deck I and press PLAY _ and
PAUSE 11 together.
3. When the tape in deck 2 finishes playback, PAUSE
at deck 1 wiII be released automatically and start
playback.
1. Insert the destination tape in deck 1.
2. Insert the source tape into deck 2.
3. PressPAUSE || and then RECORD • on deck 1.
4. PressPLAY I_ on deck 2. The playback and
recording start simuttaneousIy.
From an Auxiliary Input
1. Insert the cassette in deck 1.
Recording
FromTuner
1. Insert a tape into deck I.
2. PressSOURCE repeatedly to setect TUNER and
press BAND to accessthe desired radio band.
3. Tune to the station to be recorded.
2. Check that the auxiliary device has been connected correctly to the AUX connector on the back of the
audio system.
3. Start ptayback on the auxiliary device.
4. PressRECORD• on deck I to begin recording.
5. PressSTOP/I_ECT • _Ato end recording.
4. PressRECORD • to begin recording.
5. PressSTOP/EJECT• m. to end recording.
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Solution
• Check power cord for a secure
connection.
• Unplug the unit for a moment, and
then plug into power source again.
• Check the outlet by plugging in
another device.
• Increase the volume setting.
• Check connection to speakers.
• Check that you have selected the
appropriate function: CD, TAPE,Tuner.
• Make sure mute is off.
• Check antenna connection.
• Move antenna.
• Turn off nearby electrical appliances,
such ashair dryer, vacuum deaner,
microwave, fluorescent lights.
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•
•
•
•
•
Check that CD isin the tray.
Check that CD label is facing up.
Check that PAUSEmode is not on.
Check that CD function is selected.
UseCD lens cleaner.
Clean the disc.
• Clean the disc.
• Check disc for warping, scratches, or
other damage.
• Check if something is causing the
system to vibrate. If so, move the
system.
• Make sure the speakers are at least 3
feet away or on a different surface
from the main unit.
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Disconnect the audio system from the power source
before performing any maintenance.
Cleaning
Clean the exterior of the system using a soft dust
cloth.
CD Player
Handling CDs
• DOnot touch the signal surfaces. Hold CDs by the
edges, or by one edge and the hole. Do not affix
labels or adhesive tapes to the label surfaces. Do not
scratch or damage the label. CDs rotate at high
speeds inside the player. Do not use damaged
(cracked or warped) CDs
Cleaning CDs
CAUTION! This system operates with a laser. It must
be opened by only a qualified technician.
Tape Player
To prevent deterioration of sound quality, periodically open the door of each deck and clean the magnetic
heads, pinch roller, and capstan with a cotton bud
dipped in alcohol. Also, demagnetize the head by
playing a demagnetizing
cassette (available through
• Dirty CDscan cause poor sound quality. Always
keep CDsclean by wiping them gently with a soft
cloth from the inner edge toward the outer perimete_
• If a CD becomes dirty, wet a soft cloth in water,
wring it out well, wipe the dirt away gently, and
then remove any water drops with a dry cloth.
• Do not use record cleaning sprays or antistatic
agents on CDs.Also, never clean CDswith benzene,
thinner, or other volatile solvents which may cause
damage to disc surface
an audio equipment store).
To protect recordings one or both sidesof a tape,
remove the corresponding tab. If you later want to
record on the tape, affix a piece
....
of adhesive tape over the hole.
Quit Slacking - A little bit of slack
in your tapes can cause scratches
on the tape, or worse yet, the
tape could break. If you notice some slack in the tape,
use a pencil to tighten it up before you insert it.
CD Lens Care
When your CD lens gets dirty it can also cause the
system to output poor sound quality. To clean the
lens you will need to purchase a CD lens cleaner
which can maintain the output sound quality of
your system. For instructions on cleaning the CD
lens, refer to the ones accompanying the lens cleaner.
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Safety Precautions
Important
• Never open the cabinet under any circumstances.
Any repairs or internal adjustments should be made
only by a trained technician.
• Never operate this product with the cabinet
removed.
• Remove the batteries to avoid leakage if you do not
use your remote control for more than one month.
• Discard leaky batteries immediately asleaking batteries may cause skin burns or other personal injuries.
Dispose of batteries in the proper manner, according
to provincial and local regulations.
• Any battery may leak electrolyte under the following circumstances:
- if mixed with a different battery type,
- if inserted incorrectly,
- if all batteries are not replaced at the same time,
- if disposed of in fire, or
- if an attempt is made to charge a battery not
intended to be recharged.
•Do not use your Systemimmediately after transporting it from a cold place to a warm place, ascondensation may causethe system to malfunction.
• Keep your unit away from humid areas and abnormally hot places.
• Do not touch the player with wet hands. If any liquid enters the player cabinet, take the player to a
trained technician for inspection.
• This compact disc player usesa laser to read the
music on the disc. The laser mechanism corresponds
to the cartridge and stylus of a record player.
Although this product incorporates a laser pick-up
lens, it is completely safe when operated according to
directions.
• Discsrotate at high speed inside the player. Do not
use damaged, warped, or cracked discs.
• Do not touch the pick-up lens which is located
inside the disc compartment. To keep dust from collecting on the pick-up lens, do not leave the compartment door open for an extended period of time. If
the lens becomes dirty, clean it with a soft brush, or
use an air blower brush designed for camera lenses.
• The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping and
splashing.
HeadsetSafety
• Do not play your headset at high volume.
Hearing experts warn against extended high-volume play.
• If you experience ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.
• You should use with extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.
Even if your headset is an open-air designed to let
you to hear outside sounds, do not turn up the volume so high that you are unable to hear what is
around you.
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Battery Information
Don't Infringe
This product should only be used for the purposes
for which it is sold, that is, entertainment, violating
no copyright law. Any attempts to use this product
for which it is not intended is unlawful and therefore not condoned by Thomson multimedia.
Technical Specification
Power supply: 120V~6OHz
Dimensions ( H x W x D inches):
Unit size - 13 x 12 x 15.4 inches
Speaker - 13 x 9.4 x 9.3 inches
Tape deck: Response curve: 125Hz-8kHz (-5dB)
CD player: Response curve (+/- 2dB): 6OHzto 20 kHz
Rating Plate: Look for it at the back of the set.
i What
your warranty
covers:
: • Defects in materials or workmanship.
!
For how
long after
your purchase:
:
• One year from date of purchase for labor and parts
• Warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental
i firm, whichever comes first.
! What
we will do:
• Pay any Authorized RCAAudio ServiceCenter the labor charges to repair your unit.
• Pay any Authorized RCAAudio ServiceCenter for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts
i required to repair your unit.
:
i
How you get service:
i
:
:
!
• Take your unit to any Authorized RCAAudio Service Center. To identify your nearest Authorized RCAAudio
ServiceCenter, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages or call 1-800-336-1900.
• Show the Authorized ServiceCenter Representative your evidence of purchase date or first rental.
• Pick up your unit when repairs are completed.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within
! the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also
i required.
i
i What
your warranty
does not
cover:
:
: • Customer instruction. (Your Owner's Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate your unit. Any
i additional information should be obtained from your dealer.)
: • Installation and related adiustments.
: • Signal reception problems not caused by your unit.
= • Damage from misuse or neglect.
: • Cleaning of audio heads.
: • 8arteries.
:
i
:
:
• A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial purposes.
• A unit purchased or serviced outside the U.S.A.
• Acts of nature, such asbut not limited to lightning damage.
Product
Registration:
: • Pleasecomplete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your product. It will make it easier to
contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
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Limitation
of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATEDABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLETO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESSFOR A PARTICULARPURPOSE)ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATEA GUARANTY
OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPEOF THIS WARRANTY.
• REPAIROR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES RESULTINGFROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCTOR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACHOF ANY
EXPRESSOR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITED
WARRANTY ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATEOF INDIANA. EXCEPTTO THE EXTENT PROHIB*
ITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESSFOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSEON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLEWARRANTY PERIOD SETFORTH
ABOVE.
How State Law relates to warranty:
• Some states do not allow the exc{usion nor Jimitation of inddental or consequential damages, or limitations
on how long an implied warranty lasts,so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state.
If you purchased your unit outside the United States:
• Thiswarranty doesnot apply.Contactyour dealerfor warranty information,
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by this warranty. Costs of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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What your warranty covers:
• Defectsin materialsor workmanship.
For how long after your purchase:
• One year from date of purchase for labor and parts
• The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental
firm, whichever comes first.
What we will do:
• Pay any Authorized RCAAudio Service Center the labor charges to repair your unit.
• Pay any Authorized RCAAudio Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts
required to repair your unit.
How you get service:
• Take your unit to any Authorized RCAAudio ServiceCenter. To identify your nearest Authorized RCAAudio
ServiceCenter, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages,or call 1-800-336-1900.
• Show the Authorized Service Center Representative your evidence of purchase date or first rental
• Pick up your unit when repairs are completed.
• Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the product is within
the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. For rental firms, proof of first rental is also
required.
What your warranty does not cover:
• Customer instruction. (Your Owner's Manual describes how to install, adjust, and operate your unit. Any
additional information should be obtained from your dealer.)
• Installation and related adjustments.
• Signal reception problems not caused by your unit.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Cleaning of audio heads.
• Batteries.
• A unit that has been modified or incorporated into other products or is used for institutional or other commercial purposes.
• A unit purchased or serviced outside Canada.
• Acts of nature, such asbut not limited to lightning damage.
Product Registration:
• Pleasecomplete and mail the Product Registration Card packed witb your product. It will make it easier to
contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
Limitation
of Warranty:
• THE WARRANTY STATEDABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLETO THIS PRODUCT.NO VERBAL
OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON MULTIMEDIA LTD., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL
CREATEA GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPEOF THIS WARRANTY.
• REPAIROR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE
CONSUMER. THOMSON MULTIMEDIA LTD.SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES RESULTINGFROM THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT.EXCEPTTO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY
APPLICABLEPROVINCIAL LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESSFOR A
PARTICULARPURPOSEON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED TO THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET
FORTHABOVE.
How Provincial
Laws relates
to warranty:
• This warranty gives you specific legal rights which are in addition to statutory warranties that may vary from
Province to Province_
If you purchased your unit outside Canada:
• Thiswarranty doesnot apply.Contactyour dealerfor warranty information,
Service calls which do not involve defective materials or workmanship are not covered by this warranty, Costs of such service calls are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.
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