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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
• Disconnect the system from AC power before cleaning the exterior of the unit with a soft dust cloth.
• Do not touch the signal surfaces. Hold by the edges, or by one edge and the hole.
• Do not affix labels or adhesive tape to the label surfaces. Also, do not scratch or damage the label.
• Discs rotate at high speed inside the player. Do not use damaged (cracked or warped) discs.
• Dirty discs can cause poor sound quality. Always keep discs clean by wiping them gently with a soft cloth from
the inner edge toward the outer perimeter.
• If a disc 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 discs. Also, never clean discs with benzene, thinner,
or other volatile solvents which may cause damage to the disc surface.
• Do not expose tapes to sunlight or store in hot places. High temperatures may warp the shell or damage the
•Keep cassettes in their boxes when not in use.
• Cassette tapes can be erased by magnetic fields produced by magnets, electric motors, electrical transformers,
and other devices. Keep tapes away from magnets and magnetic fields.
CLEANING THE TAPE HEADS
Iron oxide particles from the magnetic tape can build up on the parts that come in contact with the tape. These
deposits can cause incomplete erasure, muffled playback sound, and might prevent automatic stop.
To clean a cassette deck, open the compartment door, press PLAY and gently clean the heads, capstan, and
pinch wheel with a head cleaner.
Always unplug the power cord before cleaning, and allow 30 minutes drying time after using a liquid cleaner.
Clean heads after every 25 hours of use.
• Demagnetize the head occasionally with a head demagnetizing cassette (available from many audio equipment
•Never use any metal objects on or near the tape heads.
• Do not allow any cleaning material to fall into the tape assembly.
REMOTE FUNCTIONS (FOR CD OPERATION ONLY)
When inserting batteries
Match the polarity (+ and –) on the batteries with the + and – markings in the battery compartment on the back
of the unit.
CD capacity : 1 CD
Dynamic range : 60 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio : 75 dB
Frequency ranges : FM 88 - 108 MHz
: AM 540 - 1 600 kHz
Antenna : Telescopic antenna for FM
Ferrite core antenna for AM
Cassette deck section
Frequency response : 60 Hz - 10 000 Hz
Wow and flutter : 0.15% (WRMS)
Speaker : 9 cm cone × 2 (4 Ω)
Power output : 2 W + 2 W at 4 Ω (10% THD) (IEC 268-3)
Output terminals : Phones × 1 (∅ 3.5 mm, stereo)
Power supply : AC 230 V Ó, 50 Hz
DC 9 V (“R20 (SUM-1)/D (13D)” × 6)
Power consumption : 12 W (at operation), 3 W (on standby)
Dimensions : 420 mm (W) × 178 mm (H) × 250 mm (D)
Mass : Approx. 3.2 kg (without batteries)
Accessories provided : AC power cord × 1
Remote control unit × 1
Batteries for the remote control unit (AAA (UM-4)/R03) × 2
CD PORTABLE SYSTEM
Thank you for purchasing this JVC product.
Please read these instructions carefully before starting operation to be sure to
obtain optimum performance and a longer service life from the unit.
Caution –– OFF switch!
Disconnect the mains plug to shut the power off completely. The switch in any position does not disconnect the
mains line. The power cannot be remote controlled.
To reduce the risk of electrical shocks, fire, etc.:
1. Do not remove screws, covers or cabinet.
2. Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
IMPORTANT FOR LASER PRODUCTS
1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
CAUTION: Do not open the top cover. There are no user serviceable parts inside the
unit; leave all servicing to qualified service personnel.
3. CAUTION: Visible and invisible laser radiation when open and interlock failed or
defeated. Avoid direct exposure to beam.
4. REPRODUCTION OF LABEL: CAUTION LABEL, PLACED INSIDE THE UNIT.
CAUTION - INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCKS
DEFEATED. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
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This CD portable system operates on battery or AC power.
Insert 6 D-sized dry batteries (not supplied) and you can take
your system just about anywhere. Open the battery compartment
door on the back of the unit by pressing down the two tabs and
pulling out the cover. Insert batteries as marked on the back.
Important Battery Information
• If you are not going to use your system for a month or more, be sure
to remove batteries because they can leak and cause damage.
• Dispose of batteries in the proper manner, according to federal, state, and local regulations.
• Discard leaky batteries immediately. Leaking batteries can cause skin burns or other personal injury.
Plug the power supply cord into the AC power jack on the back of the unit, and into an AC power outlet.
1. ONLY USE JVC POWER CORD PROVIDED WITH THIS UNIT TO AVOID MALFUNCTION OR DAMAGE
TO THE UNIT. REMOVE BATTERIES WHEN USING THE POWER CORD.
2. BE SURE TO UNPLUG THE POWER CORD FROM THE OUTLET WHEN GOING OUT OR WHEN THE
UNIT IS NOT IN USE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.
The AM antenna is built in, so adjusting the position of the unit may help AM reception. The FM telescopic
antenna on the back of the unit can be extended and rotated for better FM reception.
FUNCTION switch – Move the switch to select which part of this system you want to select – TUNER, TAPE or
VOLUME – Turn the volume knob to increase or decrease the volume to desired level.
HBS – Press so that the HBS indicator lights. You can enjoy powerful bass sound with the Hyper-Bass Sound
POWER OFF – Move FUNCTION to OFF/TAPE with no cassette button pressed, to turn the unit off.
USING THE RADIO
TUNING IN RADIO STATIONS
Move FUNCTION to TUNER to turn the radio on.
• Set BAND to AM or FM.
•Tune in desired station by turning the TUNING knob.
•To turn off the radio, move FUNCTION to OFF/TAPE.
BEAT CUT/FM MODE SWITCH
• When recording an AM broadcast
When recording an AM broadcast, beats may occur. If this happens, set the switch
to “1” or “2.”
• Changing the FM reception mode
When an FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive or noisy, set the switch to “MONO.”
To restore the stereo effect, switch to “STEREO.”
USING THE TAPE
PAUSE – Press to interrupt tape play or record mode. Press a second time to resume tape play or tape record
STOP/EJECT – Press to stop the current tape activity, or to open the cassette compartment door when no
buttons are active.
FF – In stop mode, press to advance the tape toward the end. (When the tape reaches the end, press
STOP/EJECT to release the depressed button.)
REW – In stop mode, press to rewind the tape toward the beginning. (When the tape reaches the end, press
STOP/EJECT to release the depressed button.)
PLAY – Press to play cassettes.
REC – Press to record from the radio or CD player.
PLAYING A CASSETTE TAPE
1. Move FUNCTION to OFF/TAPE.
2. Press STOP/EJECT to open the cassette compartment door.
3. Insert a cassette tape into the compartment with the exposed part of the tape facing up and the side you want
to play facing toward you.
4. Close the door securely.
5. Press REW or FF to move the tape to the desired starting point.
6. Press PLAY to begin playing the tape. The cassette tape plays until it reaches the end of the side, then it
RECORDING ON CASSETTE TAPES
You can record from the radio or the CD player.
For best recording, use normal bias tape.
It should be noted that it may be unlawful to re-record pre-recorded tapes, records, or discs without
the consent of the owner of copyright in the sound or video recording, broadcast or cable program
and in any literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work embodied therein.
When you record new material, the cassette deck records over whatever is on a tape. To protect a tape from
accidental erasure, break off one or both plastic tabs (one for each tape side) on the top of the cassette tape. If
you decide later to record on the tape, seal the hole with a piece of cellophane tape.
A little bit of slack in your tape 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 in the tape deck.
The use of tapes longer than 120 minutes is not recommended, since characteristic deterioration may occur and
these tapes easily jam in the pinch-roller and the capstan.
RECORDING FROM THE RADIO
1. Insert a cassette tape into the tape deck and close the door.
2. Move FUNCTION to TUNER and select a radio station.
3. Press REC to begin recording. REC and PLAY lock down.
4. Press STOP/EJECT to end recording.
5. To turn off the radio, slide FUNCTION to
RADIO RECORDING TIPS
•To temporarily pause the recording, press PAUSE on the cassette deck. Press PAUSE again to resume
SYNCHRONIZED RECORDING FROM A CD
1. Insert a cassette tape into the tape deck and close the door.
2. Move FUNCTION to CD.
3. Insert the CD you want to record into CD compartment.
4. Select the track you want to record by pressing (skip/search) or (skip/search).
5. Press REC
to start recording.
Note that the tape continues to run when the CD finishes playing, or the CD continues to play when the tape
reaches the end.
Using the PAUSE button on the cassette deck instead of the STOP/EJECT button to momentarily
interrupt recording gives you a much cleaner sound recording.
USING THE CD
LOADING A CD
1. Move FUNCTION to CD; “– –” flashes, then “no” appears in the display if no CD is loaded.
2. Press ) PUSH to open the CD door.
3. Place a CD into the tray with the label facing up.
4. Close the CD door. Then the total number of tracks appears.
5. To remove the CD, press ) PUSH, grasp the CD by its edges, and carefully pull it out.
PLAYING A CD
Press PLAY/PAUSE to play all the tracks in order starting with track 1. The current track number appears in
Note: Press PLAY/PAUSE to temporarily stop the CD. The indicator and the track number flash in the
display. Press PLAY/PAUSE again to resume playing the CD.
• Adjust VOLUME to a comfortable level.
• Press STOP 7 to stop playing the CD. Wait a few seconds for the CD to stop turning, then press ) PUSH to
open the CD compartment door and remove the CD.
Automatic search lets you quickly locate the beginning of any track on the CD, including the track currently
playing. If the CD is playing:
• Press (skip/search) once to return to the beginning of the current track, press twice to return to the
beginning of the previous track.
(skip/search) to skip to the beginning of the next track.
If the CD is stopped, repeatedly press
(skip/search) or (skip/search) until the display shows the number
of the track you want to play, then press PLAY/PAUSE . The CD player starts playing the selected track.
• In play mode, press and hold (skip/search) to move forward through a track at high speed.
• In play mode, press and hold (skip/search) to move backward through a track at high speed.
The REPEAT button allows you to repeat one track (REP 1) or all tracks (REP ALL). To scroll through the
choices, continuously press and release REPEAT and check the display to see which choice you have selected.
The following chart illustrates how REPEAT works in various modes.
NORMAL REP 1 REP ALL
•You cannot select the “REP 1” mode for the random play.
Press RANDOM so that “RAND” appears in the display. Start play by pressing PLAY/PAUSE , and the tracks
are played in random order.
To quit random play, press RANDOM again.
Press PROGRAM to enter program edit mode.
“00” and “PROG” will flash in the display. Press (skip/search) or (skip/search) to select the track
number and press PROGRAM to store the number in program place. You can repeat these steps to program up
to 20 tracks. Note that programming more than 20 tracks will overwrite the tracks already programmed.
During program play, “PROG” lights steadily. To confirm the program order, press PROGRAM in stop mode. Each
time you press PROGRAM, the program number appears, then the corresponding track number flashes in order
from the first programmed track.
To clear the entire program in the memory, turn the unit off, or open the CD door.
This unit has been designed only to play back the following CDs.
• Digital audio CD
• Recordable digital audio CD (CD-R)
•Rewritable digital audio CD (CD-RW)
When playing a CD-R or CD-RW
You can play back finalized CD-R or CD-RW recorded in music CD format. (If a CD-RW has been recorded in a
different format, erase all the data on the CD-RW completely before recording on it.)
•You can play back CD-R or CD-RW like an audio CD.
• Some CD-R or CD-RW may not be played back on this unit because of their disc characteristics, damage or
stain on them, or if the player lens is dirty.
• The reflection factor of CD-RW is lower than that of other CDs, possibly causing CD-RW to take longer time
• CD-R and CD-RW of MP3 format cannot be played back.
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CD door ) PUSH
BEAT CUT/FM MODE switch
AC power jack
• Make sure power cord is securely plugged into the AC power outlet (or
that the batteries are fresh).
• Unplug the unit for a moment, and then plug it back in again.
• Check the outlet by plugging in another device.
• Adjust volume setting.
• Make sure you have selected the correct function: CD, TAPE, or TUNER
and the headphones are disconnected.
• Adjust the FM telescopic antenna for better FM reception.
• Rotate the unit to achieve better AM reception.
•Try turning off electrical appliances near the unit, such as TV, hair dryers,
vacuum cleaners, or fluorrescent lights.
• Make sure the tray contains a CD.
• Make sure the CD’s label is facing up.
• Make sure that pause mode is not activated.
• Make sure CD function is selected.
• Clean the CD (as explained in “CARE AND MAINTENANCE”).
• Check CD for warping, scratches, or other damage.
• Check for vibration or shock that may affect the unit; move system if
• Inspect the recording head and clean it if necessary.
• Demagnetize recording head (as explained in “CARE AND
System doesn’t turn on.
Poor radio reception
CD doesn’t play.
CD sound skips.
Distorted or noisy
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