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Emerson Research iP500 Owner's Manual

Portable ipod docking station with digital tuning stereo receiver, mounting bracket and remote control


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Portable iPod

Docking Station

with Digital Tuning Stereo Receiver,
Mounting Bracket and Remote Control
Made for all iPod
models including iPod
nano, iPod
shuffle and iPod
(Silver Color)
(Black Color)
(White Color)
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  • Page 1: Docking Station

    Mounting Bracket and Remote Control ® ® ® ® Made for all iPod models including iPod nano, iPod shuffle and iPod mini OWNER’ S MANUAL iP500 (Silver Color) iP500BK (Black Color) iP500WH (White Color) Visit our web site at iP500_042307.p65 23/4/2007, 17:01...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

  • Page 3 If you experience any problems with the set up or operation of this system, please do not return it to the retail store. Please call the Emerson Customer Service hotline, toll free, at 1-800-898-9020, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Central Time.
  • Page 4: Fcc Information

    I M P O R TAN T N O T E S • Avoid installing this unit in places exposed to direct sunlight or close to heat radiating appliances such as electric heaters, on top of other stereo equipment that radiates too much heat, places lacking ventilation or dusty areas, places subject to constant vibration and/or humid or...
  • Page 5: Preparation For Use

    PREPARATION FOR USE Unpacking and Set-up • This carton contains the main unit, 6 plastic adapters to insure that all dockable iPod ® s fit securely in the docking station, the AC adapter, the mounting bracket and mounting hardware, and the remote control. Confirm that you have all of these items and make sure that nothing is accidentally discarded with the packing materials.
  • Page 6: Power Sources

    Power Sources This system is designed to operate on 6 “AA” batteries (plus 2 for clock and tuner memory back up), not included, or on normal 120V 60Hz AC house current with the included AC adapter. Attempting to operate this system on any other power source may cause damage to the unit, and such damage is not covered by your warranty.
  • Page 7: Installing The Batteries

    Installing The Batteries The battery compartment is located on the back cabinet. We recommend that you place the unit on a soft surface such as a carpet, on a towel or blanket before turning the unit face down to install the batteries. This will prevent any scratches on the cabinet finish.
  • Page 8 Low Battery Warning and Auto Shutoff When the 6 “AA” main power batteries that operate ® the radio and iPod become too weak for normal operation the Low Battery Indicator will begin to flash in the display. This is your indication that it's time to replace the 6 “AA” batteries. Approximately 90 seconds after the Low Battery Indicator begins flashing the system will shut off automatically.
  • Page 9: Protect Your Furniture

    FM Antenna (On Back Panel) The FM antenna wire is attached to a screw terminal on the bottom cabinet. Unwind the antenna wire completely and extend it to its full length before returning the cabinet to its upright position. EXTERNAL FM ANT.
  • Page 10 Reset Button (On BACK Panel) If this system is subjected to a sudden power surge, or excessive static electricity, the internal computer will shut down temporarily to prevent any permanent damage to the system. If you find that the system does not respond when you operate the controls on the top panel or the remote handset, you have probably experienced a sudden power surge that caused the internal computer to shut down.
  • Page 11: Remote Control

    Remote Control The remote control supplied with this system allows you to operate all of the features and functions found on the main unit control panel. The remote receiver is located in the upper right corner of the front panel. To operate the remote control, aim the handset at the receiver on the front panel and press the appropriate button on the remote handset.
  • Page 12 The original battery should be able to power the remote control for 12 to 18 months or even longer, depending on the frequency of use. When the operation of the remote becomes intermittent or fails completely you should replace the battery as soon as possible.
  • Page 13: Location Of Controls And Indicators

    LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS Top Panel Front Panel Back Panel iP500_042307.p65 23/4/2007, 17:00...
  • Page 14 Power Button - Press to turn the unit ‘ On’ or ‘ Off’ . 2.) Carrying Handle. 3.) Volume + / Volume – Buttons - Used to adjust volume level. In power ‘ Off’ mode, used to adjust the Minutes display. 4.) Tuning + ( ) / Tuning –...
  • Page 15: Lcd Display

    LCD Display 1.) AUX Select Indicator. 2.) Clock, Radio Frequencies Display. Battery Low Indicator. 4.) Clock PM Indicator. 5.) Radio Band AM FM Indicators. BUZ, RAD, iPod Alarm Indicators. 7.) SNOOZE Timer Indicator. 8.) SLEEP Timer Indicator. 9.) MEM (Memory) Indicator. 10.) Month/Date, Volume Level (00-30), Radio Channel (01-10) Display.
  • Page 16 Remote Control iPod PLAY/PAUSE Button - Press to start iPod pause. Press and hold to shut iPod iPod REV. Button - In iPod mode, reverse skips tracks or performs high- speed search. 3.) SLEEP Button - Activates the sleep timer and sets the sleep timer duration. 4.) Mode Button - Press repeatedly to switch FM ST and MONO mode.
  • Page 17 7.) SNOOZE/LIGHT Button - Activates the snooze function. Switches the display and front panel lighting ‘ On’ or ‘ Off’ . 8.) Infrared Transmitter. POWER ON/OFF Button - Press to turn the unit ‘ On’ or ‘ Off’ . 10.) VOLUME + / VOLUME – Buttons - Used to adjust volume level and for setting the Minutes display.
  • Page 18: Setting The Time

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS • Make sure that you have installed the 8 “AA” batteries or have connected the unit to your household AC outlet with the supplied AC adapter. • Make sure that you have removed the clear plastic battery spacer tab from the remote control.
  • Page 19: Setting The Year

    Setting The Time Display Mode (12 Hour/24 Hour Display) You have the option of displaying the time in 12-Hour or 24-Hour modes. 12-Hour Mode - The time is displayed in 12-hour cycles with PM indicator. This is the factory default setting. 24-Hour Mode - The time is displayed in 24-hour cycles with no PM indicator.
  • Page 20: Volume Controls

    Volume Controls Press the Volume + or Volume – buttons to increase or decrease the volume level. The MONTH/DATE display changes to a VOL (volume) level indicator during volume adjustments. The display ranges from “00” (minimum) to “30” (maximum). 10 seconds after adjusting the volume level the indicator returns to the MONTH/DATE display in AUX and iPod modes.
  • Page 21: Listening To The Radio

    Listening To The Radio 1.) Press the Power button to turns the unit ‘ On’ . The display lighting and the Power LED indicator come ‘ On’ . 2.) Press the Function button to select the Radio function. The first time you select the Radio function the display will show: “FM 87.5 MHz ST”.
  • Page 22: Antenna Information

    4.) Adjust the Volume + / – controls as desired. 5.) When you are finished listening press the ‘ Off’ . The display lighting and the Power LED indicator go off. The display changes from radio frequency to the correct time, month and date display. NOTE: The system remembers the last station you were listening to, plus the Volume settings you selected before switching the power off, and automatically returns to those same settings when the radio is switched on...
  • Page 23 Presetting Station In The Tuner Memory The tuner in this system has 20 preset station memories. You can store up to 10 of your favorite FM stations and 10 of your favorite AM stations in the memory for easy and immediate recall at any time. 1.) Tune to the first station you wish to memorize using either the Manual or Automatic Tuning methods described on page 20.
  • Page 24: Recalling Preset Stations

    Recalling Preset Stations Press the Function button to select the desired band, then press the CH + or CH – buttons to scroll through the preset memory stations. Changing Preset Stations 1.) Tune to the new station that you wish to memorize. 2.) Press the Memory button, then press the CH + or CH –...
  • Page 25 Adjusting The Digital Tuner For Use in Other Countries The tuner in this system can be adjusted for the AM and FM bands and frequency steps used in Europe and Japan in addition to the normal USA settings. The tuner was set for the USA settings at our factory.
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  • Page 27 Connecting and Playing Your ‘Dockable’ iPod (Refer To Separate Instructions For The iPod IMPORTANT: To avoid any unwanted distortion when listening to your iPod through the speakers of this system we recommend that you shut off the ® equalizer in the iPod before inserting it in the docking station of this system.
  • Page 28 NOTE: If you are using either the 30GB or 60GB fifth generation iPod models with video capability, or the 2G (Second Generation) iPod use the adapters that were supplied with the iPod They will fit correctly in the docking cradle of this system. IMPORTANT! •...
  • Page 29 6.) If necessary, press the 7.) Press the Volume + / – buttons on this system to adjust the iPod level. NOTE: When your iPod control on the iPod ® is automatically defeated. The volume can only be adjusted with the controls on this system. 8.) To skip forward or back to other iPod buttons on the top panel or iPod FWD.
  • Page 30 Removing or Changing The iPod If you will be using different ‘ dockable’ iPod have to install the appropriate adapter in the docking area for each different iPod ® model. The procedure for removing and changing the iPod as follows: ®...
  • Page 31 Connecting and Playing A 1G (First Generation) iPod The docking station of this system includes an Apple USB connector specifically designed for the 1G (First Generation) iPod Note: If you have a new 2G (Second Generation) iPod connect it to the Auxiliary Input jack of this system. Please refer to the connection instructions on page 33.
  • Page 32 3.) Press the Function button on this system to select the iPod The “iPodShuffle” indicator appears in the display. 4.) Press the Volume + / – buttons on this system to adjust volume until the Volume Level Indicator display is showing “25”. 5.) Press the iPod Play/Pause button on the iPod in either the Normal or Shuffle mode, according to your selection in Step 1...
  • Page 33: Charging The Ipod

    Charging the iPod ® Battery IMPORTANT! The battery charging circuit in this system only functions when this system is being operated on AC power with the included AC adapter. This system will ® not charge the iPod batteries when you operating this system on battery power. When your iPod ®...
  • Page 34 Listening To A 2G (Second Generation) iPod Or Other External Source This system includes a 3.5mm mini stereo Auxiliary (AUX IN) Input jack on the back panel so that you can easily connect any external audio source with a headphone jack or a Line Out jack and listen to your external source through the speakers of this system.
  • Page 35: Stereo Headphone Jack

    4.) You should hear the sound from your external source through the speakers of this system. NOTE: If you connected the Line Out jack of your external source then you only need to adjust the Volume control of this system. If you connected the headphone jack of your external source then you may need to adjust both the volume control of your external source and the Volume control of this system to find the most desirable volume setting.
  • Page 36 Alarm, Snooze, And Sleep To Music Functions Setting The Alarm Time and Alarm Mode 1.) If the system power is ‘ On’ , press the The power must be ‘ Off’ to set/adjust the alarm time. 2.) With the correct time of day appearing on the display, press the Mode button once.
  • Page 37 To Activate or Deactivate The Alarm Press the Alarm On/Off button once on the top panel, or on the remote control, to activate the alarm. One of the alarm mode icons will appear in the time display to confirm that the alarm is ‘ On’ . Press the Alarm On/Off button again to deactivate the alarm.
  • Page 38 Wake-up To iPod ® NOTES: • You cannot wake-up to an iPod can only wake-up to ‘ dockable’ iPod 30-pin connector in the docking area. • If you select the “Wake-up To iPod to the dock at the wake-up time, the system will automatically default to the “Wake-up to Buzzer”...
  • Page 39: Snooze Operation

    Wake-up To Buzzer With Auto Snooze Function 1.) Check and adjust the alarm time setting if necessary and make sure the “BUZ ” alarm mode is selected. 2.) Press the Alarm On/Off button to activate the alarm. Make sure the “BUZ icon appears in the display.
  • Page 40 Sleep To Music Timer This feature allows you to fall asleep to the Radio, or your iPod minutes, and then the system shuts off automatically. 1.) Turn the system on and select the music source that you want to play as you are falling asleep.
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    Switch iPod TO FIND THE LOCATION AND PHONE NUMBER OF YOUR NEAREST SERVICE CENTER PERMITTED TO PERFORM WARRANTY... 1-800-695-0098 PLEASE CALL: 1-800-898-9020 Emerson Radio Corp., Consumer Affairs Dept., 5101 Statesman Drive, Irving, TX 75063. 23/4/2007, 17:01 ® Shuffle or iPod PLAY/PAUSE ®...
  • Page 42: Care And Maintenance

    CARE AND MAINTENANCE Care Of The Cabinet If the cabinet becomes dusty wipe it with a soft dry dust cloth. Do not use any wax, polish sprays, or abrasive cleaners on the cabinet. Caution Never allow any water or other liquids to get inside the unit while cleaning. Keeping The Docking Station Free of Dust One of the 6 adapters supplied with this system is just a flat cover with no opening for the 30-pin connector.
  • Page 43: Limited Warranty

    For repair or replacement, pack your unit in a padded box, enclose your check or money order payable to Emerson Radio Corp. in the amount of $9.00 (not required by California residents) to cover shipping and handling costs, and enclose a copy of your proof of purchase.
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