Radio Shack CD Player User Manual

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Dual-TrayCD Player/Recorder

Thank you for purchasing the RCA DualTray CD Player/Recorder. Your CD recorder is easy to operate and provides many options for its use as listed below.

Features

Dual Tray — lets you record from CD toCD-R/RWto create your own music mixes.

4X High Speed Dubbing — quickly copies a disc.

Digital and Analog Inputs — allow recording from both digital and analog audio sources.

Sequence Programming — lets you program up to 32 selections to play in any order you choose.

Intro Check — helps you locate a desired track by playing the first 10 seconds of each track on the current CD.

Remote Control — lets you control the CD recorder from a distance.

Repeat Play — lets you automatically repeat a single track, two CDs, or a series of programmed tracks.

Shuffle Play — randomly selects tracks on loaded CDs and plays them.

This CD player is made and tested to meet exacting safety standards. It meets FCC requirements and complies with safety performance standards of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Warnings:

This CD player employs a laser light beam. Only a qualified service person should remove the cover or attempt to service this device, due to possible eye injury.

The use of controls, adjustments, or procedures other than those specified herein might result in hazardous radiation exposure.

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or moisture.

 

.CAUTION.

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RISK OF ELECTRIC

 

SHOCK

 

 

DO NOT OPEN

 

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELEC-

TRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR

BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLEPARTS INSIDE.

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

The lightning symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within this product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s case.

The exclamation symbol is intended to inform you that important operating and

!maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying this product.

Note: Most material on compact discs and prerecorded tapes is copyrighted. Unauthorized duplication of copyrighted material is a violation of the copyright laws of most countries and such duplication may result in fines and/or imprisonment.

© 2003 RadioShack Corporation.

All Rights Reserved.

Note, however, that in the United States, it is not a violation of U.S. copyright laws for a consumer to use an audio recording device to duplicate musical recordings for noncommercial (personal) use.

The FCC Wants You To Know

This system complies with the limits for a Class B digital device as specified in Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits provide reasonable protection against TV or radio interference in a residential area. However, your system might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly.

To eliminate interference, try one or more of the following corrective measures.

Reorient or relocate the TV or radio's receiving antenna.

Increase the distance between the system and the TV or radio.

Use outlets on different electrical circuits for the system and the TV or radio.

Consult your local RadioShack store if the problem still exists.

Important Safety

Instructions

Careful attention is devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your CD

recorder, and safety is a major factor in its design. However, safety is also your responsibility.

This section lists important information that will help you properly use and enjoy your CD recorder and accessories. Read all the included safety and operating instructions before using your CD recorder. Follow them closely, and retain them for future reference.

Heed Warnings — Follow all warnings on the product and in the operating instructions.

Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use only a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.

Water and Moisture — Do not use this product near water (for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool).

Accessories — Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the product. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for mounting, and use a recommended mounting accessory.

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Cart — Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or

table specified by the

manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is

used, use caution when moving the cart/ apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

Ventilation — Slots and openings in the cabinet provide ventilation, ensure reliable operation, and protect from overheating. Do not block or cover these openings, and do not place the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. Do not place the product in abuilt-inbookcase or rack unless it provides proper ventilation as specified by the manufacturer.

Power Sources — Operate this product using only the power source indicated on its marking label. If you are not sure of your home's power type, consult your product dealer or local power company.

Polarization — This product is equipped with a polarized AC line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit in the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you cannot insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still doesn't fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug. If you need an extension, use a polarized cord.

Power-CordProtection— Route powersupply cords so they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed on or against them, paying particular attention to

cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.

Non use Periods — Unplug the CD recorder's power cord when you will not use it for extended periods.

Lightning — For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning andpower-linesurges.

Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or convenience receptacles, as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

Objects and Liquids — Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings, as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

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

Damage Requiring Service — Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

When the power-supplycord or plug is damaged.

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

If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions, adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal operation.

If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.

When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.

Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or having the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.

Safety Check — Upon completion of service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.

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

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Contents

 

Before Use .....................................................................................................................

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Compact Discs .......................................................................................................

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About CD-R and CD-RW Discs ..............................................................................

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Finalizing ...............................................................................................................

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Recordable Discs ....................................................................................................

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Handling Discs .......................................................................................................

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Condensation ................................................................................................................

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Connections and Setup ......................................................................................................

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LINE IN/OUT Jacks ....................................................................................................

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DIGITAL IN/OUT Terminals .......................................................................................

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AC Power Cord ....................................................................................................

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A Quick Look At The Remote Control ........................................................................

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Installing Batteries .......................................................................................................

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Using the Remote ........................................................................................................

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A Quick Look At The Display .....................................................................................

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A Quick Look at the CD Recorder’s Controls ...............................................................

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Operation ..........................................................................................................................

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Playing CDs ................................................................................................................

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Selecting a Track .........................................................................................................

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Searching For a Part of a Track .............................................................................

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Directly Selecting a Track .....................................................................................

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Repeat Play .................................................................................................................

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Repeating One Track ............................................................................................

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Repeating All of the Tracks ...................................................................................

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Repeating a Designated Section (A-B Repeat) .......................................................

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Shuffle Play .................................................................................................................

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Intro Check .................................................................................................................

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Programming a Sequence of Tracks .............................................................................

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Checking/Changing the Programmed Sequence ...................................................

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Adding to the Programmed Sequence ..................................................................

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Erasing a Track .....................................................................................................

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Clearing Programmed Tracks ...............................................................................

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Repeating Programmed Tracks .............................................................................

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Before Recording .........................................................................................................

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Serial Copy Management System ..........................................................................

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Dubbing ...............................................................................................................

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Dubbing a Programmed Sequence .......................................................................

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Dubbing a CD from a Selected Track to the Last Track .........................................

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Basic Recording ...........................................................................................................

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Manually Assigning Track Numbers .....................................................................

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Setting the Recording Level .................................................................................

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Finalizing ............................................................................................................

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Erasing or Unfinalizing a CD-RW ........................................................................

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Advanced Recording ...................................................................................................

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Assigning Track Numbers to Recordings ..............................................................

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Setting the Track Number Increment Level and the

 

Synchronized Recording Starting Level .......................................................................

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Synchronized Recording ......................................................................................

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Mixing Recording ................................................................................................

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Time Display ..............................................................................................................

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Messages ....................................................................................................................

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Error Messages ....................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................

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Specifications ....................................................................................................................

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Before Use

The nominal temperature should be between 41°F and 95°F (5°C and 35°C). The CD-RWrecorder is more sensitive to extremes of temperature than ordinary CD players.

Relative humidity should be 30 to 90% non-condensing.

Compact Discs

Depending on the quality of the disc and/or the condition of the recording, some CD-RandCD-RWdiscs may not be playable.

About CD-RandCD-RWDiscs

Caution: Please useCD-RandCD-RWdiscs bearing the “DIGITAL AUDIO” mark. You cannot useCD-RandCD-RWdiscs designed for computing systems with this CD recorder for recording, though you can use them for play.

In this manual, although we refer to “CD-R”and“CD-RW”discs, we always mean“CD-RDigital Audio” and“CD-RWDigital Audio,” even when this is not explicitly stated.

You can record CD-Rdiscs only once. Once you used them for recording, you cannot erase orre-record.However, if space is available on the disc and if the disc is not finalized, you can record additional

material. The packaging of CD-Rdiscs includes this logo below.

By contrast, you can use a CD-RWdisc in much the same way as aCD-Rdisc, but you can erase the last track or all the tracks, and you can use the space on the disc for other recordings. The packaging ofCD-RWdiscs includes a logo similar to the following:

However, you should note that an audio CD created using a CD-RWdisc may not play back satisfactorily on every audio CDplayer. By contrast, you may be able to playCD-Rsatisfactorily on the majority of audio CD players.

CDs that can be played on this CD recorder have this mark on them.

Finalizing

Although audio data may be written on a CD-RorCD-RWdisc, a standard CD player will not be able to play back the audio until a final table of contents (TOC) has been written at the start of the disc.

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The process of writing this table of contents is known as “finalizing.” Once this has been done, no further data can be written to the CD-Rdisc.

A CD-RWdisc that has been finalized can be “unfinalized.” This allows further tracks to be recorded to the disc, provided that there is space on the disc.

Recordable Discs

In this manual, we use the term “recordable” disc to describe a CD-RorCD-RWdisc that has not been finalized, and has enough space to record.

Handling Discs

Always place the disc on the disc tray with the label side uppermost. (Compact discs can be played or recorded only on one side.)

To remove a disc from its storage case, press down on the center of the case and lift the disc out, holding it carefully by the edges.

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Never touch the recording (non-label)side of a disc on which you will be recording. Recording on a disc requires a cleaner surface than playing back, and fingerprints, dust, grease, and so on, can cause errors in the recording process.

Should the disc become dirty, wipe the surface with a soft, dry cloth.

Never use such chemicals as record sprays, antistatic sprays or fluid, benzene or thinner to clean the discs. Such chemicals will do irreparable damage to the disc’s plastic surface.

Discs should be returned to their cases after use to avoid dust and scratches that could cause the laser pickup to “skip.”

Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or high humidity and temperature for extended periods. Long exposure to high temperatures will warp the disc.

CD-RandCD-RWdiscs are more sensitive to the effects of heat and ultraviolet rays than ordinary CDs. It is important that they are not stored in a location where direct sunlight will fall on them, and which is away from sources of heat such as radiators orheat-generatingelectrical devices.

Printable CD-RandCD-RWdiscs are not recommended, as the label side might be sticky and damage the CD recorder.

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Do not stick papers or protective sheets on the discs and do not use any protective coating spray.

Use a soft oil-basedfelt-tippedpen to write the information on the label side. Never use aball-pointorhard-tippedpen, as this may cause damage to the recorded side.

Never use a stabilizer. Using commercially available CD stabilizers with this CD recorder will damage its mechanisms and cause them to malfunction.

Do not use irregular shape CDs (octagonal, heart-shape,etc.). CDs of this sort can damage the CD recorder.

If you are in any doubt as to the care and handling of a CD-R/CD-RWdisc, read the precautions supplied with the disc, or contact the disc manufacturer directly.

Condensation

When the CD recorder (or a disc) is moved from a cold to a warm place, or used after a sudden temperature change, there is a danger of condensation; vapor in the air could condense on the internal mechanism, making correct operation impossible.

To prevent this, or if this occurs, leave the CD recorder for one or two hours with the power turned on. Then the CD recorder will stabilize at the temperature of its surroundings.

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Connections and Setup

Note: Turn off the power of all the equipment before making connections and read the instructions of each component you intend to use with the CD recorder.

LINE IN/OUT Jacks

Connect the LINE IN/OUT jacks to your analog source (receiver) using the supplied RCA stereo patch cable. An additional patch cable is available at your local RadioShack store or at RadioShack.com.

Insert LINE IN to your receiver’s line out jack (REC). Connect theLINE OUT jack to your receiver’s line in jack (PLAY).

Notes:

Make sure the white plugs are connected to the white jacks L (Left) and the red plugs are to the red jacksR (Right).

Be sure to insert each plug securely. To prevent hum and noise, do not bundle the connection cables with the power cord or speaker cable.

S-VIDEOOUT

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