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Thomson multimedia Inc.


10330 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN46290
© 2001 Thomson multimedia Inc.
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DEL. MIGUEL HIDALGO 55157540 Rev.1 (EN/F/E)
MEXICO D.F. C.P. 11000
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FCC Information
EN FCC Information For Your Safety
The AC power plug is polar-
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. ized (one blade is wider
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: than the other) and only fits
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, into AC power outlets one
and (2) this device must accept any interference way. If the plug won’t go
received, including interference that may cause into the outlet completely,
undesired operation. turn the plug over and try to insert it the other way.
In accordance with FCC requirements, changes or If it still won’t fit, contact a qualified electrician to
modifications not expressly approved by Thomson change the outlet, or use a different one. Do not
multimedia Inc. could void the user’s authority to attempt to bypass this safety feature.
operate this product.
This device generates and uses radio frequency (RF) CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,
energy, and if not installed and used properly, this MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE
equipment may cause interference to radio and tele- SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
vision reception.
If this equipment does cause interference to radio or
television reception (which you can determine by
For Your Records
unplugging the unit), try to correct the interference In the event that service should be required, you may
by one or more of the following measures: need both the model number and the serial number.
• Re-orient the receiving antenna (that is, the anten- In the space below, record the date and place of pur-
na for the radio or television that is "receiving" the chase, and the serial number:
interference). Model No.
• Move the unit away from the equipment that is Remote Control No.
receiving interference. Date of Purchase
• Plug the unit into a different wall outlet so that Place of Purchase
the unit and the equipment receiving interference Serial No.
are on different branch circuits.
If these measures do not eliminate the interference,
please consult your dealer or an experienced
Service Information
radio/television technician for additional sugges- This product should be serviced only by those special-
tions. Also, the Federal Communications Commission ly trained in appropriate servicing techniques. For
has prepared a helpful booklet, "How To Identify instructions on how to obtain service, refer to the
and Resolve Radio TV Interference Problems." This warranty included in this Guide.
booklet is available from the U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Please specify
stock number 004-000-00345-4 when ordering Have a Blast- Just Not in Your Eardrums
Make sure you turn down the volume
copies. on the unit before you put on head-
This product complies with DHHS Rules 21 CFR phones. Increase the volume to the
desired level only after headphone are
Subchapter J. Applicable at the date of manufacture. in place.

CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
THE LIGHTNING CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE THE EXCLAMATION
FLASH AND ARROW- RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, POINT WITHIN THE
HEAD WITHIN THE DO NOT REMOVE COVER TRIANGLE IS A
TRIANGLE IS A (OR BACK). NO USER- WARNING SIGN
WA R N I N G S I G N S E RV I C E A B L E PA R T S I N - ALERTING YOU OF
ALERTING YOU OF SIDE. REFER SERVICING I M P O R T A N T
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE "DANGEROUS TO QUALIFIED SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD, VOLTAGE" INSIDE PERSONNEL. A C C O M PA N Y I N G
THE PRODUCT. T H E P R O D U C T.
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. SEE MARKING ON BOTTOM / BACK OF PRODUCT
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Contents
FCC Information Equalizer Control . . . . . . . . . . .7 File/Folder mode . . . . . . . . . .15
Custom Equalizer Setting . . . .8 Playing MP3 Disc . . . . . . . . . .15 EN
Before you Begin . . . . . .1 Repeat MP3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Useful Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Intro MP3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Enter Tuner Mode . . . . . . . . . . .9
What’s so special about this Tuning to a Station . . . . . . . . . .9 Troubleshooting Tips . .16
audio CD/MP3 disc player? . . . .2 Manual Preset Setting . . . . . . .9
Music Management Software Preset Memory Recall . . . . . . .10 Maintenance . . . . . . . .16
MusicMatchTM Jukebox . . . . . . .2 Auto Preset Stations (FM only)
Notes on CD-R/RW Disc . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 More Information . . . .17
FM stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . .17
General Controls . . . . . .3 Important Battery Information
Main Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 MP3 and CD Player . . .11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 MP3 Recommendations . . . . .11 Headset Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Entering CD Mode . . . . . . . . . .11 Handling CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Inserting Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Cleaning CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Clock and Timer Setting 5 Playing CD Discs . . . . . . . . . . . .12 CD Lens Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Setting Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Repeat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Don’t Infringe . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Setting Timer-On Time . . . . . . .5 Sampling Tracks . . . . . . . . . . .12 Technical Specification . . . . . .17
Setting Timer-Off Time . . . . . . .6 Shuffle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Limited Warranty . . . .18
Sound Features . . . . . . .7 Edit Program . . . . . . . . . . . .13 U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Delete Program . . . . . . . . . .13 Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Mute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 MP3 Audio CD . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Digital Bass Boost System . . . . .7 Main Navigation Keys . . . . . .14

Before You Begin


Useful Advice supplied) and you can take your stereo just about
anywhere. Open the battery compartment door on
Do not use your system immediately after transport-
the back of the unit by pressing down on the two tabs
ing it from a cold place to a warm place, as condensa-
and pulling out the cover. Insert batteries in the bat-
tion may cause the system to malfunction. If moisture
tery compartment.(See diagram) Note that the AC
forms inside this system, it may not operate properly.
line cord must be unplugged from the jack on the
To correct the problem, turn off the power and wait
back of the unit to operate on batteries. 2 AA-sized
about 30 minutes for moisture to evaporate
batteries (not supplied) are needed to keep radio sta-
This system is fitted with a laser. To avoid accidents, it
tion memory.
is to be opened by qualified technicians only.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to remove batteries when stor-
Never leave the tray open as dust could cover the
ing the set for more than 30 days. Leaky batteries can
laser lens and/or the tray could be bumped into acci-
badly damage the system. Always return tape opera-
dentally
tion buttons to their off position before storing. This
Do not place the system near wet areas such as bath-
will relieve pressure on certain parts in the tape
rooms and pool side. Avoid storing the system at
recorder that might deform after long periods of
humid places or near abnormally heated areas.
time. Be sure to dispose of leaky, weak or dead bat-
Power is continuously supplied to the system. To dis-
teries properly according to federal, state, and local
connect power completely, unplug the power cord
regulations.
from the power outlet.

Battery Power
You can insert 8 D-sized alkaline batteries (not

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Before You Begin


EN What’s so special about this audio CD / MP3 disc player?
Besides traditional audio CDs, this player is meant to play MP3 files encoded on a CD-ROM. You can store up to
12 hours of music on a single disc (at 128kbps).
Creating MP3 CDs requires the use of a computer with a CD-R / CD-RW writer and a music management soft-
ware (MusicMatch Jukebox recommended).
To fully enjoy the functionalities of your MP3 CD player, we recommend you to record your MP3 CD using fold-
ers and subfolders.
~ 10 CDs

Compression and transfer ~ 12 hours of music


CDR / RW COMP ATIBLE

PHONES

OPEN
CLOSE
FUNCTION/

VOLUME

Q
D B B S /E

MusicMatch CLOCK
SET
BAND

PRESET
I.R.C

Jukebox MODE
interactive mp3 display

F.REW TUNE F.FWD

CD / MP3

STOP PREV . PLA Y/ P


AUSE NEXT SELECT
FOLDER

DIGITAL PLL RADIO

CD-R/ CD-RW
Recorder Playback

Compressed music
www.thomson-lyra.com, www.lyrazone.com
www.thomson-music.com, www.musicmatch.com,
www.emusic.com

TM
Music management software - MusicMatch Jukebox
Upon unpacking the unit, you should find the music management
software - MusicMatch Jukebox enclosed. Insert the software disc into
your computer and click on “MusicMatch User’s Guide” if you need
assistance on installation of the software and creating MP3 discs for
your enjoyment with this unit.

CD-R / RW

This unit is compatible with CD-RW/ CD-R discs for playback.

Notes on CD-R/RW Disc:


• CD-R/RW discs that are recorded by personal computers or some CD-R/RW recorders may not be played on
this unit due to the difference in recording platforms.
• Do not affix any type of labels to either side (recordable or labeled side) of a CD-R/RW disc as this may
result in the unit malfunctioning.
• To avoid damages to the CD-R/RW disc, do not open the disc compartment door while the disc is being
read.
• Do not load an unrecorded CD-R/RW disc into the unit. This may take a longer time to read the disc.
• Playback capability for CD-RW discs may vary due to variations in the quality of the CD-RW disc
and the recorder used to create the disc.

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General Controls
Main Unit EN

5 NES
1 CDR / RW COMP ATIBLE
2
PHO

OPEN
N/ CLOSE
CTIO
FUN

4 VOLU
ME

3
Q
DB B S / E

BAND
7
9
I.R.C

6 CLOCK
SET
PRESET

MODE
8 interactive mp3 display

F.REW TUNE F.FWD

CD / MP3

10 14
ST OP PREV . PLA Y/ PAUSE NEXT SELECT
FOLDER

11 12 13

DIGITAL PLL RADIO

1. FUNCTION/ - Turns the unit On/Off; selects 9. PRESET / - Increase or decrease in pre-
between Radio mode and CD mode. set location for radio; works as an up and down navi-
gation key in all menus.
2. OPEN/CLOSE - Opens CD compartment door.
10. STOP - Stops CD and MP3 playback
3. VOLUME +/- - Increases or decreases volume. .
11. PREV./TUNE F.REW - Goes back to previ-
4. DBBS / E.Q. - Turns on/off digital bass boost ous CD or MP3 tracks; tunes down in radio frequency.
system; selects among different E.Q. options (Flat,
Rock, Pop, Classic, Jazz or Custom) 12. PLAY/PAUSE - Plays and pauses CD and
MP3 playback.
5. PHONES - Connects headphones.
13. NEXT/ TUNE F.FWD - Goes to next CD or
6. CLOCK SET - Enters clock and timer setting MP3 tracks; tunes up in radio frequency.
mode; displays clock time.
14. SELECT - Selects among different options within
7. BAND - Selects between FM and AM radio bands. categories.

8. MODE - Selects among different


Radio modes (Preset Add / Stereo (FM only) / Auto
Preset (FM only));
MP3 modes (Repeat / Intro / Folder) and
CD modes (Repeat / Intro / Shuffle / Program).

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General Controls
EN Remote Control
STBY - Powers on/off the unit. STBY
CD/MP3 RADIO BAND

CD/MP3 - Selects CD or MP3 mode.


1 2 3

RADIO - Selects Radio mode. MUTE

BAND - Selects between FM and AM frequency. 4 5 6

MUTE - Mutes the unit. DBBS


7 8 9

DBBS - Turns digital bass boost system on/off E.Q.


0

E.Q. - Selects among equalizer options. DIRECT KEY-IN


PRESET
PLAY/PAUSE - Starts and pauses CD or MP3 playback.
CD
STOP - Stops CD or MP3 playback.
TUNE / - Tunes down or up in radio frequency; skips back or T U NE

skips to next track for CD and MP3. PRESET

O.K. - Confirms setting. O.K. VOLUME

PRESET / - Selects preset radio stations; works as navigation PRESET

keys to move up or down menus.


RC
VOLUME +/- - Increases or decreases volume. CLOCK/
TIMER
REMOTE
CONTROL
MODE

MODE - Selects among different Radio modes (Preset Add / Stereo (FM
only) / Auto Preset (FM only));
MP3 modes (Repeat / Intro / Folder) and
CD modes (Repeat / Intro / Shuffle / Program)
CLOCK/TIMER - Displays clock time; enters clock and timer setting mode.
DIRECT KEY-IN PRESET - selects disc track or radio preset stations
directly.

Display
Program FM Stereo MP3 Disc Mode
Mode CD Mode
FM ST. CD
PROG .
RADIO Radio Mode
ALL
Repeat Mode REP . 1
FOLDER
INTRO

Intro Mode MP3 Bit Rate


kbps

Random DBBS ?
Playback ROCK POP CLASSIC JAZZ CUSTOM MUTE Mute
VOLUME
Timer On
Indicator
Digital Bass Equalizer Volume
Boost System Options

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Clock and Timer Setting


Setting Clock EN
1. Press and hold CLOCK SET until the clock and Setting Timer-On Time
timer settings show on the display
1. Press and hold CLOCK SET until the clock and
Set Clock timer setting Set Clock
Set Timer-On menu show Set Timer-On
Set Timer-Off on the dis- Set Timer-Off
play

2. Press PRESET or to scroll the menu to


select Set Clock.

3. Press SELECT or NEXT on the main unit or Set Clock


O.K. on the remote control to enter clock setting Set Timer-On
2. Press
menu. New Time hour will be flashing. Set Timer-Off
PRESET
Current TIme or to
12:00 AM scroll the menu to select Set Timer-On.
New Time
12:00 AM

4. Press PRESET or to select hour. **Timer-On**


Time : 12:00AM
Type : One Time
5. Press SELECT or NEXT on the main unit or Timer : Disable
O.K. on the remote control to move to minutes set-
3. Press
ting. The minutes digits will flash.
SELECT or NEXT on the main unit or O.K. on
Current TIme the remote to enter Timer On setting menu.
12:00 AM
New Time **Timer-On**
12:00 AM Time : 12:00AM
Type : One Time
Timer : Disable
Press PREV. to move back to change the hour.
4. Press PRE- Source : Radio
6. Press PRESET or to select minutes.
SET or Volume :Lvl 12
to move up
7. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the
and down
remote control to save settings and exit clock setting
the Timer On
mode.
setting menu.

TIPS:
• Press C L O C K S E T while the power is on to
view current clock time.
• Press P R E V. or N E X T when setting **Timer-On**
clock to readjust hour or minutes. Time : 12:00AM
Type : One Time
Timer : Enable

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Clock and Timer Setting


EN 5. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the 3. Press SELECT or NEXT on the main unit or
remote to enter the setting that you want to change. O.K. on the remote to enter Timer Off setting
The options within each setting are listed below. menu.
**Timer-Off**
Time : 12:00 AM/PM Time : 12:00AM
The hour will flash after entering the time setting. Type : One Time
• Press PRESET or to adjust the hour. Timer : Disable
• Press SELECT or NEXT on the main unit or
O.K. on the remote to move to minutes setting.
Press PREV. to move back to adjust hour again. 4. Press PRESET or to move up and down
• Press PRESET or to adjust minutes. the Timer Off setting menu.
• Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the
remote control to exit and save settings. **Timer-Off**
Time : 12:00AM
Type : One Time
Type : One Time / Daily Timer : Disable
Timer : Disable / Enable
Source : Radio / CD
• Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the 5. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the
remote to select options within Type, Timer and remote to enter the setting that you want to change.
Source categories. The options within each setting are listed below.

Caution: Ensure the right radio frequency is tuned or Time : 12:00 AM/PM
CD is loaded before turning off the power. The hour will flash after entering the time setting.
• Press PRESET or to adjust the hour.
Volume : Lvl 0-32 • Press SELECT or NEXT on the main unit or
• press PRESET or to adjust timer on O.K. on the remote to move to minutes setting.
volume from 0 to 32. Press PREV. to move back to adjust the hour.
• Press PRESET or to adjust minutes.
• Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the
Setting Timer-Off Time remote to exit and save settings.
1. Press and hold CLOCK SET until the clock and
timer setting menu show on the display Type : One Time / Daily
Timer : Disable / Enable
Set Clock
• Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the
Set Timer-On
remote to select options within Type and Timer.
Set Timer-Off

Tips: To activate the Timer Off Time, it is


2. Press PRESET or to scroll the menu to necessary to set the Timer to “Enable” in the
select Set Timer-Off.
Timer Menu.
Set Clock **Timer-Off**
Set Timer-On Time : 12:00AM
Set Timer-Off Type : One Time
Timer : Enable

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Sound Features
Volume Control Equalizer Control EN
Press VOLUME + to increase volume and VOLUME - There are six choices of sound effects on the unit.
to decrease volume. Flat Rock Pop Classic Jazz Custom
Volume XX will show on the display while you are ROCK POP CLASSIC JAZZ
?
CUSTOM

adjusting volume. Minimum volume level is 0 and


maximum is 32.

1. Press and hold DBBS/E.Q. on the main unit until


Volume 17 the E.Q. menu appears on the display.
Flat
Rock
POP
The volume bars on the bottom of the display will Classic
increase and decrease according to your adjustments.
kbps

DBBS ?
2. Press PRESET or to move up and down the
MUTE

E.Q. menu until the arrow points to the desired


ROCK POP CLASSIC JAZZ CUSTOM

VOLUME

effect.

Flat
Mute Rock
POP
Press MUTE on the remote control to silence the unit. Classic
MUTE indicator will show on the bottom of the
display. Jazz
Custom
Set Custom DSP

Digital Bass Boost System


3. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the
Press DBBS/E.Q. on the main unit or DBBS on the
remote to confirm your selection.
remote to turn on DBBS function.
The icon of your selection will show on the bottom of
DBBSwill show on the bottom of the display.
the display.
Press again to turn off DBBS.
Tips: Press P R E V. at anytime to exit E.Q.
menu.

Using Remote Control


Press E.Q. on the remote to directly access equalizer
options.

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Sound Features
EN Custom Equalizer Setting 7. Press SELECT on th e main unit or O.K. on the
remote to edit the setting. The number will be flash-
1. Press and hold DBBS/E.Q. on the main unit until
ing.
E.Q. menu appears on the display or press and hold
DBBS on the remote.
8. Press PRESET or to adjust Bass or Treble
level. Minimum of -14 and Maximum of +14.
If Custom EQ is selected, go to step 4.

Bass :
2. Press PRESET or to move up or down
+14 dB
the menu until the arrow is pointing to Custom. Treble :
-1 dB
Flat
Rock
POP
Classic 9. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the
remote to confirm settings.

Jazz 10. Press PREV. to exit.


Custom
Set Custom DSP
NOTE: The Custom Equalizer Setting must be
done under CUSTOM equalizer mode ? and not
CUSTOM

adjusted in other equalizer modes (i.e. Flat,


Rock, Pop, Classic, or Jazz).
3. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the
remote to select Custom EQ.

4. Press PRESET or to select Set Custom


DSP.
Jazz
Custom
Set Custom DSP

5. Press SELECT or NEXT on the main unit or


O.K. on the remote to enter custom setting.

6. Press PRESET or to select between Bass


and Treble.

Bass :
-1 dB
Treble :
-1 dB

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Tuner
2. Press MODE to show the radio preset options.
Enter Tuner Mode EN
Press FUNCTION/ once on the main unit when Preset Add
Stereo ON
the power is off to turn on the radio.
Auto Preset

If the unit is on CD mode, press FUNCTION/


twice to select radio mode.

3. Press PRESET or to move up and


Using Remote Control down the menu to select Preset Add.
Simply press STBY to power on the unit and access
the radio mode directly or press RADIO if the unit is 4. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the
in CD/MP3 mode. remote to show the next available preset memory
location.
A RADIO icon will show on the display.

Preset 2?
Tuning to a Station
1. Press BAND to select between FM and AM.
5. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the
Tips: remote to confirm memory location.
• Extend or reposition the antenna for better
FM reception.
FM 105.00 MHz
• Move the unit for better AM reception. Preset 02

2. Press TUNE F.REW or F.FWD to tune


to the station you want to listen to.
To overwrite previously saved memory
3. Press and hold TUNE F.REW or F.FWD
for auto search. Search will stop once a station is locations
found.
1. Follow steps 1-4 from Manual Preset Setting
FM 105.00 MHz
2. Press PRESET to select previously set memo-
ry locations.

3. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the


remote to overwrite the previous setting.

NOTE: There are 30 preset memory locations in


Manual Preset Setting tuner mode.
1. Tune to the frequency to be saved into preset
location. Tips: Press S E L E C T on the main unit or press
O.K. on the remote twice to store station in the
FM 105.00 MHz next preset memory location.

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Tuner
EN Preset Memory Recall
1. Press PRESET or repeatedly to access
desired preset stations.
Auto Preset
Preset Add will stop
Tips: Use the DIRECT KEY-IN PRESET on the Stereo ON once all 30
remote to directly access the desired preset Auto Preset
preset sta-
station. tions are
full or
when the frequency band ends.

Auto Preset Stations (FM only) NOTE: DO NOT press any key until auto-preset
search is
1. Press MODE in tuner mode to view the tuner Preset Add
complete.
menu Stereo ON
Preset Add Auto Preset
Stereo ON
Auto Preset FM
Stereo
1. Press MODE in tuner mode to access the tuner
menu.
2. Press PRESET or to move up and down
the menu
Preset Add until the
Stereo ON arrow is
Auto Preset
pointing to
Auto
Preset. 2. Press PRESET or to move up or down
the menu until the arrow points to Stereo ON.

Existing
Preset Stations
Will be Erased! 3. Press
SELECT on 3. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the
the main remote control to select between Stereo ON/ OFF.
unit or O.K. on the remote to enter Auto Preset.
By using Auto Preset, all the previously stored sta- 4. Press PRESET or to move to the next
tions will be selection and save setting.
erased.
FM 88.00 MHz
Preset 3
FM ST. will be displayed when Stereo mode is on.

The preset memory location will flash as search is in


progress for the next station to store.

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MP3 and CD Player


MP3 Recommendations EN
• Use .mp3 as the extension when converting audio files into MP3 for saving onto CD-R(W) or CD-ROM,
e.g. Rocky08.mp3. Do not use any other extension e.g. .doc, .pdf.
• Do not use the .mp3 extension for other text or non-audio data files as this may result in serious mal-
function and harmful noise interference.
• Please do not burn your disc into different sessions. Files from the second session will not be played. It is
highly recommended that you create your CD by writing only once.
• Many common CD creator softwares can make files compatible for the system but do not forget to
finalize your disc after creation. This set cannot read DirectCD recordings.
•In order to get audio CD quality, you need to record your MP3 CD at 128 kbps. You can record up to 256
kbps. Beyond 256 kbps, the unit might not read the CD.
• Do not combine CD Audio and MP3 tracks onto a CD-R(W) or CD-ROM. The player will only
playback CD audio tracks from mixed CD formats.

Wait while the CD is being read.


Entering CD Mode
If the unit is powered off, press FUNCTION/ on
the main unit twice to enter CD mode. Reading CD
Please Wait...
If the unit is in Tuner mode, press FUNCTION/
once to enter CD mode.

If the CD is a normal CD audio disc, the display will


Using the Remote Control show a CD icon.
1. Press STBY to turn on the unit.
2. Press CD/MP3 to enter CD mode. If the CD is a MP3 audio disc, MP3 icon
will appear on the top of the display as
well as the CD icon.

Inserting Disc If there is no disc on the disc tray, the following dis-
play will be shown.
1. Press OPEN/CLOSE on the unit to open the CD
compartment door.
No Disc
Pls. Insert Disc
DIGITAL
S
AUDIO

NOTE: If the disc has an error or if there is no


CDR / RW COMP ATIBLE disc on the disc tray, the system will take a long
FUNCTION/
OPEN
CLOSE
time for reading.
VOLUME

DB B S / E .Q.

2. Insert the disc

3. Close the compartment door and press down


until it locks in place.

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MP3 and CD Player


options.
EN Playing CD Discs
1. Press PLAY/PAUSE to start playback. Press
again to pause playback.
Track 01 Repeat OFF - Turn off the repeat feature
00:01 Repeat Track - To repeat selected track. This display
will show “REP. 1”
Repeat Disc - To repeat entire disc. The display will
show “ALL REP.”
2. Press PREV. to go back to the previous track or
press NEXT to go to the next track.

3. Press and hold PREV. or NEXT to search


Sampling Tracks
the song. Activating Intro will play the first 10 seconds of each
track on the disc.
4.Press VOLUME + or - to adjust listening level.
Repeat OFF 1. Press
Intro OFF MODE to
Volume 12 Shuffle OFF
view the CD
Program
mode
menu.

5. Press STOP to end playback. 2. Press PRESET or to move up or down the


menu until the arrow is pointing to the Intro option.

Tips: To listen to CD through headphones, insert


your headphones into the P H O N E S jack on
the top of the player.

3. Press SELECT repeatedly on the main unit or O.K.


on the remote to select between Intro ON or Intro
Repeat OFF. INTRO will show on the display when Intro ON
is selected.
1. Press
MODE to Repeat OFF
view the CD Intro OFF
Shuffle OFF
mode
menu.
Program Shuffle Repeat OFF
Intro OFF
Enable Shuffle OFF
shuffle play Program
to random-
ly play tracks on the disc.

1. Press MODE to view the CD mode menu.


2. Press PRESET or to move up or down the
menu until the arrow is pointing to the Repeat 2. Press PRESET or to move up or down the
option. menu until the arrow is pointing to the Shuffle
option.
3. Press SELECT repeatedly on the main unit or O.K.
on the remote to select among the below repeat

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MP3 and CD Playback


Program Edit Program EN
1. Press MODE to view CD menu. 1. Follow steps 1-5 from “PROGRAM” above

2. Press PRESET or until the arrow is 2. Press PRESET or to scroll through the
pointing at Program. program list to the memory location you wish to edit.

Repeat OFF 4. Press Select to activate the line.


Intro OFF
Shuffle OFF 5. Press PRESET or to select the new
Program
track for the location.

3. Press SELECT or NEXT on the main unit or 6. Press SELECT to save new setting.
O.K. on the remote to enter Program menu.
7. Press PLAY to being playing new program.
4. Press PRESET or until the arrow is
pointing to Program Add.

Program Add
Delete Program
Program Delete 1. Follow steps 1-3 from “PROGRAM” above.

2. Press PRESET or to select Program


Delete.
5. Press SELECT or NEXT on the main unit or
O.K. on the remote to add tracks to the program. Program Add
Program Delete
PR01 TRACK --
PR02 TRACK --
PR03 TRACK --
PR 04 TRACK --
3. Press SELECT or NEXT on the main unit or
O.K. on the remote to enter program list.
6. press SELECT to activate the line. “--” will flash as
you select track. 4. Press PRESET or to select memory loca-
tion you want to delete.
7. Press PRESET or to select track for
program location. PR01 TRACK 03
PR02 TRACK 05
PR03 TRACK 10
8. Press SELECT to save setting. The arrow will auto-
PR 04 TRACK 07
matically move to the next available program loca-
tion.
5. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K on the
9. Repeat steps 6-8 to add more tracks to the program remote and the memory location will be cleared. The
list. track stored in the next memory location will move up
to fill the empty location.
10. Press PLAY to begin playing program.
PR01 TRACK 03
PR02 TRACK 10
Note: PROG. Icon will show on the display when PR03 TRACK 07
editing or playing Program. PR 04 TRACK --

There are 32 program memory locations available.


6. Press PLAY to start playing new program.

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MP3 and CD Playback


EN MP3 Audio CD Main Navigation Keys
PRESET or - to scroll up or down
When a MP3 audio disc is read, the title of within a directory.
the folder or the song name in the home PREV. - to return to the previous folder
directory will show on the display. NEXT - to enter into a selected folder
STOP - to return directly to the home
“\” will indicate the title is a folder. directory.
\ Folder 1
\ Folder 2 NOTE: Must be in STOP mode to view the
Track 1 list of files and folders.
Track 2

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2. Press PREV. to go back to the previous track
File / Folder Mode or press NEXT to go to the next track. EN
Folder – files are placed into their appropriate folder. 3. Press and hold PREV. or NEXT to search
File – all files on the MP3 disc will be arranged alpha- the song.
betically.
4.Press VOLUME + or - to adjust listening level.
1. In STOP mode, press MODE to view MP3 menu.
5. Press STOP to end playback.
Repeat OFF
Intro OFF
Folder Mode
Repeat MP3
1. Press MODE to view MP3 menu.
2. Press PRESET or to select File mode/Folder
Repeat OFF
mode depending on your current active setting. For Intro OFF
example, if the current setting is at Folder mode, the Folder Mode
following screen will appear.

Repeat OFF
Intro OFF
2. Press PRESET or to select Repeat menu if
Folder Mode
the arrow is not pointing the repeat option.

3. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the


3. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K. on the remote to toggle between repeat options.
remote to switch to File or Folder mode options. The Repeat Off
display will show files rearranged to the mode Repeat Track – REP.1
selected. Repeat Disc - REP. ALL (File mode only)
Track 1 Repeat Folder - REP FOLDER (Folder mode only)
Track 2
Track 3 4. Press PRESET or to select other
Track 4
features in MP3 menu or press PREV. to exit the
menu.
4. Press PRESET or to select other fea-
tures in MP3 menu or press PREV. to exit the
menu.
Intro MP3
1. Press MODE to view MP3 menu.
NOTE: Only selected folder will be played in
Repeat Off
Folder Mode. To play all files on MP3 disc, File
Intro Off
Mode must be selected. Folder Mode

Playing MP3 Disc


1. Press PLAY/PAUSE to start playback. Press 2. Press PRESET or to select Intro menu.
again to pause playback.
The file bit rate will be displayed on the right side 3. Press SELECT on the main unit or O.K on the
during playback kbps
. Bit rates are usually 96, remote to select between Intro On/ off.
128,192 or 256 kbps. The display will also toggle
between showing the Artist and Album name. 4. Press PRESET or to select other
features in MP3 menu or press PREV. to exit the
Track 1
00:01 menu.
Artist:
NOTE: Shuffle and Program are not available for
ABCD
MP3 CD Playback.

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Troubleshooting Tips
EN Problem Solution Problem Solution

System Check power cord for a secure connection. CD button Switch to another function and then back to
doesn’t Unplug the unit for a moment, and then plug will not CD.
turn on into power source again. respond,
Check the outlet by plugging in another device.
Remote Check that the batteries are properly installed.
No sound Increase the volume setting. control Replace weak batteries.
Check that you have selected the appropriate does not Check the system is plugged into power source.
function: CD, Tuner. work Point the remote directly at the system’s front
Make sure mute is off. panel.
Move closer to the system.
Poor radio Move antenna for FM reception or rotate unit Remove any obstacles between the remote and
reception for better AM reception. the system.
Turn off nearby electrical appliances, such as
hair dryer, vacuum cleaner, microwave, fluores- Cannot play Clean the disc.
cent lights. MP3 disc Make sure files are saved under .mp3
extention. e.g. Rocky08.mp3
CD does Check that CD is in the tray. Check that the recorded bit rate is within
not play Check that CD label is facing up. 96kbps and 256kbps.
Check that PAUSE mode is not on. Make sure all files are burned in one
Check that CD function is selected. session.
Use CD lens cleaner.
Clean the disc.

CD sound Clean the disc.


skips Check disc for warping, scratches, or other
damage.
Check if something is causing the system to
vibrate. If so, move the system.

Maintenance
Disconnect the audio system from the power source CD Player
before performing any maintenance.
CAUTION! This system operates with a laser. It must
be opened by only a qualified technician.
Cleaning
Clean the exterior of the system using a soft dust
cloth.

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More Information
Safety Precautions Handling CDs
EN
• Never open the cabinet under any circumstances. Any • Do not touch the signal surfaces. Hold CDs by the
repairs or internal adjustments should be made only by a edges, or by one edge and the hole. Do not affix labels or
trained technician. adhesive tapes to the label surfaces. Do not scratch or
• Never operate this product with the cabinet removed. damage the label. CDs rotate at high speeds inside the
• Do not touch the player with wet hands. If any liquid player. Do not use damaged (cracked or warped) CDs
enters the player cabinet, take the player to a trained
technician for inspection.
• This compact disc player uses a laser to read the music
Cleaning CDs
on the disc. The laser mechanism corresponds to the car- • Dirty CDs can cause poor sound quality. Always keep
tridge and stylus of a record player. Although this prod- CDs clean by wiping them gently with a soft cloth from
uct incorporates a laser pick-up lens, it is completely safe the inner edge toward the outer perimeter.
when operated according to directions. • If a CD becomes dirty, wet a soft cloth in water, wring it
• Discs rotate at high speed inside the player. Do not use out well, wipe the dirt away gently, and then remove any
damaged, warped, or cracked discs. water drops with a dry cloth.
Prevent damage to this product, set switch for proper • Do not use record cleaning sprays or antistatic agents
voltage. on CDs. Also, never clean CDs with benzene, thinner, or
• Do not touch the pick-up lens which is located inside other volatile solvents which may cause damage to disc
the disc compartment. To keep dust from collecting on surface
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
CD Lens Care
blower brush designed for camera lenses. When your CD lens gets dirty it can also cause the system
• The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping and to output poor sound quality. To clean the lens you will
splashing. 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
Important Battery Information the lens cleaner.
• Remove the batteries to avoid leakage if you do not
use your remote control for more than one month.
Discard leaky batteries immediately as leaking batteries
Don’t Infringe
may cause skin burns or other personal injuries. Dispose This product should only be used for the purposes for
of batteries in the proper manner, according to provin- which it is sold, that is, entertainment, violating no copy-
cial and local regulations. Any battery may leak elec- right law. Any attempts to use this product for which it is
trolyte if mixed with a different battery type, if inserted not intended is unlawful and therefore not condoned by
incorrectly, if all batteries are not replaced at the same Thomson multimedia.
time, if disposed of in fire, or if an attempt is made to
charge a battery not intended to be recharged.
Technical Specification
Power supply: 120V~60Hz
Headset Safety Dimensions ( H x W x D mm):
• Do not play your headset at high volume. Hearing Unit size - 215 x 500 x 252
experts warn against extended high-volume play. CD player: Response curve (+/- 2dB): 20Hz to 20 kHz
• If you experience ringing in your ears, reduce volume Rating Plate: Look for it at the bottom of the set.
or discontinue use.
• You should use with extreme caution or temporarily
discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations. The descriptions and characteristics given in this document are given
as a general indication and not as a guarantee. In order to provide
Even if your headset is an open-air designed to let you the highest quality product possible, we reserve the right to make any
to hear outside sounds, do not turn up the volume so improvement or modification without prior notice. The English ver-
sion serves as the final reference on all products and operational
high that you are unable to hear what is around you.
details should any discrepancies arise in other languages.

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Limited Warranty (For US)


EN What your warranty covers:
• Any defect in materials or workmanship.

For how long after your purchase:


• One year (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:


• Provide you with a new, or at our option, a refurbished unit.
• The exchange unit is under warranty for the remainder of the original product's warranty period.

How to make a warranty claim:


• Properly pack your unit. Include any cables, etc., which were originally provided with the product. We recom-
mend using the original carton and packing materials.
• Include in the package evidence of purchase date such as the bill of sale. Also print your name and address
and a description of the defect. Send standard UPS or its equivalent to:

Thomson multimedia Inc.


Product Exchange Centre,
11721 B Alameda Ave,
Socorro, TX 79927

• Pay any charges billed to you by the Exchange Center for service not covered by the warranty.
• Insure your shipment in case of loss of damage. Thomson accepts no liability in case of damage or loss.
• A new or refurbished unit will be shipped to you prepaid freight.

What your warranty does not cover:


• Customer instruction. (Your Owner's Manual provides information regarding operating instructions and user
controls. For additional information, ask your dealer.)
• Installation and set-up service adjustments.
• Batteries.
• Damage from misuse or neglect.
• Products which have been modified or incorporated into other products.
• Products purchased or serviced outside the USA.
• Acts of God, such as but not limited to lightning damage.

How state law relates to this warranty:


• This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.

If you purchased your product outside the USA:


• This warranty does not apply. Contact your dealer for warranty information.

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Limited Warranty (For Canada)


Thomson multimedia Ltd. warrants to the purchaser or gift recipient that if any manufacturing defect becomes EN
apparent in this product within 1 year from the original date of purchase, it will be replaced free of charge,
including return transportation.

This warranty does not include damage to the product resulting from accidents, misuse or leaking batteries.
Should your product not perform properly during the warranty period, either:
1. Return it to the selling dealer with proof of purchase for replacement,
OR
2. Remove the batteries (where applicable), and pack product complete with accessories in the original carton
(or equivalent).
Mail prepaid (with proof of purchase) and insured to:
Thomson multimedia Ltd.
6200 Edwards Blvd.,
Mississauga, Ontario,
L5T 2V7
Canada

The provisions of this written warranty are in addition to and not a modification of or subtraction from the
statutory warranties and other rights and remedies contained in any applicable legislation, and to the extent
that any such provisions purport to disclaim, exclude or limit any such statutory warranties and other rights and
remedies, such provisions shall be deemed to be amended to the extent necessary to comply therewith.

If you are unable to find a qualified servicer for out of warranty service, you may write to:
Thomson multimedia Ltd.
P.O. Box 0944
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A., 46206-0944

Attach your sales receipt to this booklet for future reference. This information is required if service is needed
during the warranty period.

PURCHASE DATE

NAME OF STORE

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