Radio Shack PRESIDIAN 42-179 User Manual

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Portable CD Player with Car Kit


Press repeatedly to locate a track. When the CD is playing, press once to return to the beginning of the current track.

To search for a particular section within a track, hold down or during play. The CD player rapidly plays the CD either backward or forward at a high speed and low volume. When you hear the section you want, release to resume normal play. This search stops at the end of the last track (or the beginning of track one.)


Press to open the CD door.


Press to enhance the bass.


See Programming Tracks.

Connecting Your CD Player


Press to turn on the player and start play. Press again to pause playback.

Press to stop playback. Press again to turn off the player.


Press repeatedly to select a playback mode:

INTRO - The CD player will play the first ten seconds of each track. Press again untilINTRO disappears to cancel intro scan.

RND – Plays tracks randomly.

– Repeats playback of the current CD or MP3 track.

ALBUM – Repeats playback of all the MP3 tracks of current album.

ALL or– Repeats all CD tracks or all tracks of all MP3 albums.

Note: When the CD player reaches the end of the CD or the programmed sequence, it returns to the first track and replays all the tracks.









- Activates 45 seconds of


Slide to ON to lock all controls (except

anti-shockfor CDs (120


PUSH OPEN and volume control).

seconds for MP3 CDs). ESP


HOLD appears on the display. Slide to

appears when active.


OFF to unlock.

- MP3-CDs only: skips to







an album / first track of an








For private listening, connect the supplied earphones or optional headphones with a 1/8-inch(3.5mm) plug into thePHONES jack on the CD player.

To listen through your home audio system, connect an audio cable (not included) with a 1/8 -inch(3.5-mm)plug to the CD player’sLINE OUT jack, and connect the cable to your audio system’s audio input jacks. Then, use the system’s volume control to adjust the volume.


Powering Your CD Player

Installing Batteries

Open the CD compartment doorand the battery compartment cover to insert two AA alkaline batteries (not supplied) matching the polarity

(+ and -)marked inside.

Rechargeable Batteries

Charge Ni-Cd(orNi-Mh)rechargeable batteries (not supplied) before using your CD player.

1.Use an AC adapter (not included) to connect your CD player to a standard wall outlet.

2.Cover the negative end of one battery with the supplied charging ring and place the batteries in the compartment matching the polarity (+and-).

charging ring


on the back of the CD player to ON. When charging is complete, slide the switch toOFF to avoid damaging the CD player and disconnect the AC adapter.

Using an AC Adapter

You can power your CD player using a 4.5V 500 mA AC adapter (not

supplied). Insert

the barrel plug into the CD player’s DC 4.5V jack and plug the other end of the adapter into a standard AC outlet.

Note: You must use a Class 2 power source that supplies 4.5V DC and delivers at least 500 mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the CD player’s DC 4.5V jack. Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the

CD player or adapter.

Using the Vehicle Adapter

Insert one end of the DC adapter into the DC IN jack and plug the other end into the cigarette lighter in your vehicle.

User’s Guide

Thank you for purchasing your Portable CD Player with Car Kit from Presidian. Please read this user’s guide before installing, setting up, or using your CD player.

In This Package

Portable CD Player


Car Kit

Charging Ring

User’s Guide


Battery Notes:


Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly. Do not burn or bury batteries.

Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type.

Do not use batteries of different types, capacities, or chemistries.

If you do not plan to use your CD player for a week or more, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can damage electronic parts.

Replace or recharge batteries when the low battery icon appears.

RF Emissions Information

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television

reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult your local RadioShack store or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

If you cannot eliminate the interference, the FCC requires that you stop using your CD player. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by RadioShack may cause interference and void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Limited 90-DayWarranty

This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase fromRadioShack company-ownedstores and authorizedRadioShack franchisees and dealers. For complete warranty details and exclusions, check with your local

RadioShack store.

RadioShack Customer Relations


300 RadioShack Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76102


©2007. RadioShack Corporation. All rights reserved.Presidian is a registered trademark used byRadioShack Corporation.

Using Your CD Player

Loading a CD

1.Power on your CD player and press PUSH OPEN to open the CD door.

2.Carefully place a CD, label side up, over the CD compartment center hub. Then, gently press the CD down.

3.Close the CD door.

Playing a CD

Your CD player can play CD-RW,CD-R,CD and MP3 disc formats.

1.Press PLAY/PAUSE to turn on the CD player.ESP appears, “MP3” flashes, and the total number of tracks and total elapsed playing time appear briefly.

Then, track 1 begins to play.

2.To pause the disc, press PLAY/PAUSE once. The elapsed time flashes. To resume play, pressPLAY/ PAUSE again.

3.To end play and turn off the unit, press STOP twice.

When the last track finishes playing, the CD stops and displays the total number of tracks and total playing time of the CD for about 30 seconds, and then automatically turns off.

Playing MP3 Discs

To find your desired MP3 track,

Press ESP/DIR to skip to the beginning of the 1st MP3 track of the next album during MP3 playback.

Repeatedly press or to find your desired MP3 tracks.

Standby Mode

To enter standby mode, press PLAY/PAUSE to start playback, and then pressSTOP. The total number of album and tracks for MP3 or total number of track of CD will be displayed. The player will turn off

automatically after 30 seconds if you do not press any other keys.

Programming Tracks

You can program up to 64 tracks.

1.In standby mode, press PROG.PGM appears on the display.

2.Press ESP/DIR once or more to select the number of the directory (for a MP3 disc only).

3.Repeatedly press or to locate the first track.

4.Press PROG.

5.Repeat steps 2 - 4 for each track to be saved.

6.Repeatedly press PROG to review the programmed track number .

7.Press PLAY/PAUSE to play the program.

8.To clear the program, press STOP once or open the CD door.

Connecting to Your Car’s Audio System

Choose one of the following:

If your car’s sound system has a cassette deck, connect the supplied CD- to-cassetteadapter’s plug to the CD player’sLINE OUT jack. Then, insert the cassette end of the adapter

into your cassette deck just like a standard cassette.

If your vehicle’s sound system has LINE IN jacks, connect an optionalY-cable’s1/8” plug to the CD player’sLINE OUT jack. Then, connect theY-cable’sphono plugs to your vehicle’sLINE IN input jacks.

If your vehicle’s sound system has a CD input jack, connect one end of a 1/8” stereo patch cable to the CD player’s LINE OUT jack. Then, connect the other end to your sound system’sCD INPUT jack. To avoid sound distortion, setVOLUME to the lowest comfortable listening level and adjust it as necessary.

To Maintain Good Performance

• Do not store CDs in high temperature or high


humidity areas. They might warp.

Do not use the unit in places that are extremely hot,

• Keep CDs dry. A water drop can act as a lens and

cold, dusty, or humid, such as:

affect the laser beam’s focus.


• In a high humidity area, such as a bathroom near a

• Never use chemicals such as record cleaning sprays,


anti-staticsprays or fluids, benzene, or thinner to clean


• In an area exposed to direct sunlight (e.g., inside a

CDs. These chemicals will permanently damage the

parked car, where it can become extremely hot).

plastic surface of the CD.

• Near sources of strong magnetism, such as

• Always handle a CD by the edges to avoid

televisions, speakers, or magnets.

fingerprints and always keep it in its protective case

• Where there is a lot of movement or vibration, such

or sleeve when it is not in use. Fingerprints and

scratches on the CD’s surface can prevent the laser

as on a car dashboard or an unstable shelf.

beam from correctly reading the digital information.

CD Care Tips

If the CD gets scratched, use CD repair kit to repair

• Do not write on either side of the CD, particularly the

the disc (available at your local electronics store).

• If a CD skips when you try to play it, the CD might

non-labelside (signals are read from thenon-label

be scratched. Your local electronics retailer sells a


CD repair kit that might stop the skip.




Safety Precautions


This compact disc player is classified as a CLASS 1

LASER product. This device uses a laser light beam.

Only a qualified service person should remove the cover or attempt to service this device, due to possible eye injury.

Do not attempt to disassemble this unit. Laser rays from the optical pickup are dangerous to the eyes.

Make sure that pins or other foreign objects do not get inside the player.

Take care not to drop the unit or subject it to strong shocks.

If you hear no sound when playing a disc, DO NOT turn the volume up high because the music could suddenly begin at high volume. To avoid hurting your ears or damaging the speakers, turn the volume control to the level before starting playback and slowly turn it up to the desired level.

To keep dust from the pickup lens, keep the disc compartment lid closed after use. Never touch the lens.

Traffic Safety

Do not wear an earphone or headphones while operating a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle. This can create a traffic hazard and could be illegal in some areas.

Even though some earphones or headphones let you hear some outside sounds when listening at normal volume levels, they still can present a traffic hazard.

Listening Safely

To protect your hearing, follow these earphone or headphones guidelines.

Set the volume to the lowest setting before you begin listening. After you begin listening, adjust the volume to a comfortable level.

Do not listen at extremely high volume levels. Extended high-volumelistening can lead to permanent hearing loss.

Once you set the volume, do not increase it. Over time, your ears adapt to the volume level, so a volume level that does not cause discomfort might still damage your hearing.

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