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v1.0 (EN/E)
user manual
manual de usuario
ROCK
JAZZ
POP
CLASS.
EN/E
It is important to read this instruction prior to using your new product for the first time.
Es importante leer este manual antes de usar por vez primera su equipo.
Service information
The AC/DC Adaptor supplied
with this product is intended
This product should be serviced
to be correctly orientated in a
only by those specially trained in
vertical or floor mount
appropriate servicing techniques.
position.
For instructions on how to obtain
service, refer to the warranty
iPod is a trademark of Apple
included in this user manual.
Computer, Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries.
Technical Information
Product: Speaker/Radio for use with
iPod
Brand: RCA
Model: Ri500
Electrical Consumption
External AC adaptor: 12V
1.5A
Power consumption: 120VAC x 0.7A
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
THE LIGHTNING
THE EXCLAMATION
FLASH AND
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE
POINT WITHIN THE
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
ARROWHEAD WITHIN
TRIANGLE IS A
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
THE TRIANGLE IS A
WARNING SIGN
BACK). NO USER-
WARNING SIGN
ALERTING YOU OF
ALERTING YOU OF
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
IMPORTANT
REFER SERVICING TO
"DANGEROUS
INSTRUCTIONS
QUALIFIED SERVICE
VOLTAGE" INSIDE THE
ACCOMPANYING
PERSONNEL.
PRODUCT.
THE PRODUCT.
SEE MARKING ON BOTTOM / BACK OF PRODUCT
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRICAL
SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Display
Function modes
Stereo sound (radio)
EQ modes
Radio frequency units
Radio frequencies or volume level
Sound controls
Volume control
Muting
Press VOLUME+/– on the main
1. Press MUTE on the remote
unit or the remote control for the
control to mute sound output.
volume control. The selected
The display flashes while the
volume level will show briefly on
sound output is muted.
the display.
2. Press MUTE or VOLUME+/– to
restore the sound output.
EQ
Press EQ on either the main unit
or the remote control to select
among rock, jazz, pop, classic and
EQ off modes. The selected EQ
mode will show on the display.
Auxiliary input
1. Connect the auxiliary device
main unit or VOL+/– on the
remote control.
to the AUX IN jack with an
audio cable (not provided).
Do not turn the volume of
2. Press SOURCE or iPod/AUX
the auxiliary device too high
as this may affect the sound
to select the AUX mode.
3. Start playback from the
quality.
For other playback operations,
auxiliary device.
4. Adjust the auxiliary device to
control them on your auxiliary
mid-range volume and adjust
device.
the the master volume by
pressing VOLUME+/– on the
More information
Important Battery
If your product uses more
Precautions
than one battery, do not mix
Any battery may present a
types and make sure they are
inserted correctly. Mixing
risk of fire, explosion, or
chemical burn if abused. Do
types or inserting incorrectly
not try to charge a battery
may cause them to leak.
Discard any leaky or deformed
that is not intended to be
recharged, do not incinerate,
battery immediately. They
and do not puncture.
may cause skin burns or other
Non-rechargeable batteries,
personal injury.
such as alkaline batteries, may
Please help to protect the
leak if left in your product for
environment by recycling or
a long period of time.
disposing of batteries
Remove the batteries from
according to federal, state,
and local regulations.
the product if you are not
going to use it for a month or
more.
Limited Warranty
If you purchased your product
OF WARRANTIES AND
LIMITED WARRANTY ARE
outside the USA:
This warranty does not apply.
GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF
Contact your dealer for
THE STATE OF INDIANA.
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT
warranty information.
PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE
LAW, ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT
IS LIMITED TO THE
APPLICABLE WARRANTY
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE.
How state law relates to this
warranty:
Some states do not allow the
exclusion nor limitation of
incidental 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.
FCC information
off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference
This device complies with Part 15
by one or more of the following
of the FCC Rules. Operation is
measures
subject to the following two
Reorient or relocate the
conditions: (1) This device may not
receiving antenna.
cause harmful interference, and
Increase the separation
(2) this device must accept any
between the equipment and
interference received, including
receiver.
interference that may cause
Ri500
Connect the equipment into
undesired operation.
an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the
This equipment has been tested
receiver is connected.
and found to comply with the
Consult the dealer or an
limits for a Class B digital device,
experienced radio/TV
pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules.
technician for help.
These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection
Changes or modifications not
against harmful interference in a
expressly approved by the party
residential installation. This
responsible for compliance could
equipment generates, uses, and
void the user's authority to
can radiate radio frequency
operate the equipment.
energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the
For your records
instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communica-
In the event that service should be
tions.
required, you may need the model
number and the serial number. In
However, there is no guarantee
the space below, record the date
that interference will not occur in
and place of purchase and the
a particular installation. If this
serial number:
equipment does cause harmful
Model No.:
interference to radio or television
Date of Purchase:
reception, which can be deter-
Place of Purchase:
mined by turning the equipment
Serial No.:
Before you begin
Precautions
Box contents
Minimum distances around
one main unit
one remote control
the apparatus for sufficient
eight iPod adapters
ventilation.
one AC/DC power adapter
Plugging in for power
Insert the connector of the AC/DC
adpater to the power jack at the
back of the unit. Connect the
power plug of the adapter to a
suitable power outlet.
External AC/DC adapter input
power supply: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz
The ventilation should not be
Note:
impeded by covering the
Power is fed to the unit even
ventilation opening with
when it is not functioning. To cut
items, such as newspaper,
the power supply off, the power
table-cloths, curtains, etc.
cable must be unplugged.
The rating plate is located at
the bottom cabinet of
apparatus.
iPod
Basic playback
1. Push the universal dock for
iPod at the front of the unit
to open it.
2. Eight adapters are supplied.
Check the table on the right
and use the appropriate
adapter for your iPod.
3. Place the adapter and then
your iPod on the universal
dock for iPod.
4. Press SOURCE or iPod/AUX to
select the iPod mode.
Playback from the iPod starts
automatically.
The blue indicator on the
dock lights in iPod mode with
your iPod connected.
Blue indicator blinks if there
is no iPod connected.
5. Press
on the main unit or
SKIP–/MEM– or SKIP+/MEM+
on the remote control to skip
to the previous or next file.
Press and hold
, SKIP–/
For the latest iPod models, please
MEM– or SKIP+/MEM+ to
use the adapter provided with
search backward or forward
your iPod.
quickly during playback.
6. Other playback controls such
as pause and menu navigation
should be operated on the
iPod.
More information
Troubleshooting tips
Cleaning the exterior
System doesn't turn on
Disconnect the system from
Unplug the unit for a
AC power before cleaning the
moment, and then plug it
exterior of the unit with a
back in.
soft dust cloth.
Check the outlet by plugging
Clean the exterior with a soft
in another device.
clean cloth or slightly
moistened chamois leather.
No sound
DO NOT use solvents as it may
Adjust volume setting.
cause damage to the unit.
Make sure you've selected the
correct function.
Poor radio reception
Try turning off electrical
appliances near the unit, such
as hair dryers, vacuum
cleaners, or fluorescent lights.
iPod does not start play
Make sure the iPod is
properly connected to the
universal dock for iPod.
ESD Remark:
The descriptions and characteristics in
this owner's manual are for the purpose
In case of misfunction due to
of general reference only and not as a
electrostatic discharge just reset
guarantee. In order to provide you with
the product (disconnect and
the highest quality product, we may
reconnect of the power source
make changes or modifications without
may be required) to resume
prior notice. The English version serves
as the final reference on all product and
normal operation.
operational details should any
discrepancies arise in other languages.
Note
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Some of the following informa-
into your outlet, consult an
tion may not apply to your
electrician for replacement of
particular product; however, as
the obsolete outlet.
with any electronic product,
Protect the power cord from
precautions should be observed
being walked on or pinched
during handling and use.
particularly at plugs,
Read these instructions.
convenience receptacles, and
Keep these instructions.
the point where they exit
Heed all warnings.
from the apparatus.
Follow all instructions.
Only use attachments/
Do not use this apparatus
accessories specified by the
near water.
manufacturer.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Use only with the
Do not block any ventilation
cart, stand, tripod,
openings. Install in accordance
bracket, or table
with the manufacturer's
specified by the
instructions.
manufacturer, or sold with the
Do not install near any heat
apparatus. When a cart is
sources such as radiators, heat
used, use caution when
registers, stoves, or other
moving the cart/apparatus
apparatus (including
combination to avoid injury
amplifiers) that produce heat.
from tip-over.
Do not defeat the safety
Unplug this apparatus during
purpose of the polarized or
lightning storms or when
grounding-type plug. A
unused for long periods of
polarized plug has two blades
time.
with one wider than the
Refer all servicing to qualified
other. A grounding type plug
service personnel. Servicing is
has two blades and a third
required when the apparatus
grounding prong. The wide
has been damaged in any
blade or the third prong is
way, such as power-supply
provided for your safety. If
cord or plug is damaged,
the provided plug does not fit
liquid has been spilled or
General controls
Front view
– To switch on or off the unit.
ROCK
JAZZ
SOURCE – To select among AM
POP
CLASS.
radio, FM radio, iPod and AUX
modes.
MODE – To recall preset radio
stations in radio mode. To select
the repeat and shuffle mode
during iPod playback.
– To select radio frequencies
(radio mode) or files on the iPod.
Front view
Press and hold during iPod
playback to search forward or
backward quickly.
PUSH – Universal dock for iPod®.
Push to close or open.
Top view
EQ – To select an equalizer sound
mode.
VOLUME +/– – To adjust the
volume level.
Top view
Back view
AUX IN – To connect with
external device with an audio
cable (not provided).
DC 12V – To connect with the AC/
DC power adapter for power
supply.
Back view
Repeat playback
Adapters
Made for:
iPod with video (30GB, 60GB,
During playback, press MODE on
80GB) 5th generation
the main unit or RECALL/REPEAT
iPod photo (20GB U2 Special
on the remote control to select a
Edition, 30GB U2 Special
repeat playback mode (repeat 1 or
Edition, 40GB, 60GB) 4th
repeat all).
generation
iPod (20GB, 20GB U2 Special
To cancel repeat playback, repeat
Edition, 40GB) 4th
the step above until no repeat
generation
mode is selected.
iPod nano (2GB, 4GB) 1st
generation
Shuffle playback
iPod mini (4GB, 6GB) 1st &
During playback, press and hold
2nd generations
MODE on the main unit or press
PROG/SHUFFLE on the remote
control to select the shuffle
You may charge the
playback mode.
battery of your iPod
through the universal
To cancel shuffle playback, repeat
dock for iPod while the unit is
the step above until no shuffle
turned off (standby mode) or
mode is selected.
in the iPod mode. The blue
indicator on the dock lights in
Disconnecting the iPod
iPod or standby mode with
your iPod connected. Charging
1. Remove the iPod from the
control should be operated on
universal dock and close the
the iPod.
dock.
2. Press SOURCE, AM/FM or
iPod/AUX to select another
function, or press ON/OFF to
turn off the unit.
Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty (US)
How to make a warranty
claim:
What your warranty covers:
Properly pack your unit.
Defects in materials or
Include any cables, etc., which
workmanship.
were originally provided with
the product. We recommend
For how long after your
using the original carton and
purchase:
packing materials.
One year from date of
Include evidence of purchase
purchase.
date such as the bill of sale.
The warranty period for rental
Also print your name and
units begins with the first
address and a description of
rental or 45 days from date of
the defect. Send via standard
shipment to the rental firm,
UPS or its equivalent to:
whichever comes first.
Thomson Inc.
What we will do:
Product Exchange Center
Provide you with a new, or at
11721 B Alameda Avenue
our option, a refurbished unit.
Socorro, Texas 79927
The exchange unit is under
warranty for the remainder of
Insure your shipment for loss
the original product's
or damage. Thomson accepts
warranty period.
no liability in case of damage
Proof of purchase in the form
or loss en route to Thomson.
of a bill of sale or receipted
Pay any charges billed to you
invoice which is evidence that
by the Exchange Center for
the product is within the
service not covered by the
warranty period must be
warranty.
presented to obtain warranty
A new or refurbished unit will
service. For rental firms, proof
be shipped to you freight
of first rental is also required.
prepaid.
IMPORTER
Comercializadora Thomson de
México, S.A. de C.V.
Álvaro Obregón No. 151. Piso 13.
Col. Roma. Delegación
Cuauhtémoc
C.P. 06700. México, D.F.
Telefono: 52-55-11-020360
RFC: CTM-980723-KS5
EXPORTER
Thomson Inc.
P.O. Box 1976
Indianapolis, IN 46206 - 1976
©2007 Thomson Inc.
Trademark(s) ® Registered
Marque(s) ® Deposée(s)
Marca(s) ® Registrada(s)
www.rcaaudiovideo.com
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THIS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been
dropped.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY
INFORMATION
Apparatus shall not be
exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled
with liquids, such as vases,
shall be placed on the
apparatus.
Always leave sufficient space
around the product for
ventilation. Do not place
product in or on a bed, rug,
in a bookcase or cabinet that
may prevent air flow through
vent openings.
Do not place lighted candles,
cigarettes, cigars, etc. on the
product.
Connect power cord only to
AC power source as marked
on the product.
Care should be taken so that
objects do not fall into the
product.
Do not attempt to
disassemble the cabinet. This
AM/FM
ON/OFF
iPod/AUX
VOL+
VOL–
PROG/
RECALL/
MUTE
EQ
SHUFFLE REPEAT
Insert 2 AAA batteries
in the remote control
before use.
Radio
Press SOURCE or AM/FM to select
the radio mode.
Selecting radio band
Press SOURCE or AM/FM to select
a radio band.
Tuning frequencies
Press
on the main unit or
SKIP–/MEM– / SKIP+/MEM+
on the remote control to
select frequencies.
Press and hold either button
briefly and then release to
start automatic search for the
next available station.
Storing frequencies
1. Tune to a radio station (refer
to the above instructions).
2. Press and hold PROG/
SHUFFLE on the remote
control.
"P01" blinks on the display.
3. Select a desired preset
location by pressing
on
the main unit or SKIP–/MEM–
or SKIP+/MEM+ on the
remote control.
There are 20 preset locations
for FM and 20 preset
locations for AM on this unit.
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 nature, such as but
not limited to lightning
damage.
Product Registration:
Please complete and mail the
Product registration Card
packed with your unit. It will
make it easier to contact you
should it ever be necessary.
The return of the card is not
required for warranty
coverage.
product does not contain
customer serviceable
components.
IF YOUR PRODUCT
OPERATES ON BATTERIES,
adhere to the following
precautions:
A. Any battery may leak
electrolyte if mixed with a
different battery type, if
inserted incorrectly, or if all
batteries are not replaced at
the same time.
B. Any battery may leak
electrolyte or explode if
disposed of in fire or an
attempt is made to charge a
battery not intended to be
recharged.
C. Discard leaky batteries
immediately. Leaking batteries
can cause skin burns or other
personal injury. When
discarding batteries, be sure
to dispose of them in the
proper manner, according to
your state/provincial and local
regulations.
Remote control
AM/FM – To turn on the unit
from power off and select the
radio band. To select the radio
from other modes.
ON/OFF – To switch on or off the
unit.
iPod/AUX – To turn on the unit
from power off. To select iPod or
AUX mode from other modes.
VOL+/VOL– – To adjust the
volume level.
SKIP–/MEM– or SKIP+/MEM+ –
To select radio frequencies (radio
mode) or files on the iPod. Press
and hold during iPod playback to
search forward or backward
quickly.
PROG/SHUFFLE – To store radio
stations as presets. To select the
shuffle mode during iPod
playback.
RECALL/REPEAT – To recall preset
radio stations in radio mode. To
select the repeat mode during
iPod playback.
MUTE – To mute or restore sound
output.
EQ – To select an equalizer sound
mode.
4. Press PROG/SHUFFLE on the
remote control to store the
radio station at the selected
preset location.
Recalling preset stations
Press MODE on the main unit or
RECALL/REPEAT on the remote
control to select a desired preset
station.
Limitation of Warranty:
THE WARRANTY STATED
ABOVE IS THE ONLY
WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO
THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY
DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR
WRITTEN INFORMATION
GIVEN BY THOMSON INC., ITS
AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES
SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY
OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE
THE SCOPE OF THIS
WARRANTY.
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS
PROVIDED UNDER THIS
WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER.
THOMSON INC. SHALL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
RESULTING FROM THE USE OF
THIS PRODUCT OR ARISING
OUT OF ANY BREACH OF ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTY ON THIS
PRODUCT. THIS DISCLAIMER

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  • Lisa Oct 27, 2015 09:32:
    How do I program radio stations when I don't have the remote control?