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.
IMPORTANT for the U.K.
DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. If the plug fitted is not suitable for the power points in
your home or the cable is too short to reach a power point, then obtain an appropriate safety approved
extension lead or consult your dealer.
BE SURE to replace the fuse only with an identical approved type, as originally fitted.
If nonetheless the mains plug is cut off ensure to remove the fuse and dispose of the plug immediately, to
avoid a possible shock hazard by inadvertent connection to the mains supply.
If this product is not supplied fitted with a mains plug then follow the instructions given below:
DO NOT make any connection to the terminal which is marked with the letter E or by the safety earth
symbol or coloured green or green-and-yellow.
The wires in the mains lead on this product are coloured in accordance with the following code:
As these colours may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug
proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or
IF IN DOUBT - CONSULT A COMPETENT ELECTRICIAN.
Disconnect the mains plug to shut the power off completely. The switch
in any position does not disconnect the mains line.
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
REPRODUCTION OF LABELS
1 CLASSIFICATION LABEL, PLACED ON EXTERIOR SURFACE
2 WARNING LABEL, PLACED INSIDE THE UNIT
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCK
DEFEATED. AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG TRITT AUS, WENN DECKEL
GEÖFFNET UND WENN SICHERHEITSVERRIEGLUNG ÜBERBRÜCKT
IST. NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN!
OSYNLIG LASERSTRÄLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD OCH
SPÄRR ÄR URKOPPLAD STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.
USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING NÅR
SIKKERHEDSAFBRTDERE ER UDE AF FUNKTION. UNDGÅ
UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
2. CAUTION: Invisible laser radiation when open and interlock failed or defeated. Avoid direct exposure to
3. CAUTION: Do not open the top cover. There are no user serviceable parts inside the Unit; leave all servicing
to qualified service personnel.
VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
Printed in China
This CD portable system operates on battery or AC power.
Insert eight D-sized alkaline batteries (not supplied) and you
can take your system just about anywhere. Open the battery
compartment cover on the back of the unit by pressing down
the two tabs. Insert batteries as marked on the unit.
Important battery information
• If you are not going to use the unit for a month or more, be
sure to remove batteries because they can leak and cause
• 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 AC power cord into the AC IN Ó 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 improve 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 the TUNER, TAPE or CD function.
Move the FUNCTION switch to TAPE
OFF position with no cassette buttons pressed, to turn the unit off.
VOLUME knob – Turn the volume knob to increase or decrease the volume.
USING THE RADIO
TUNING TO A RADIO STATION
1. Move the FUNCTION switch to TUNER to turn the radio on.
2. Set the BAND switch to FM or AM.
3. Tune to a desired station by turning the TUNING wheel knob.
4. To turn off the radio, move the FUNCTION switch to TAPE
BEAT CUT SWITCH
The BEAT CUT switch is also used for changing the FM reception mode.
• Recording an AM station
When recording an AM broadcast, beats may occur. If this happens, switch the
BEAT CUT switch position to "1" or "2".
• Changing the FM reception mode
When an FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive or noisy, switch to "MONO" (monaural).
To restore stereo reception, switch to "FM ST".
USING THE CASSETTE DECK
– Press to record from the radio or CD player.
– Press to play a cassette.
– In stop mode, press to rewind the tape toward the beginning.
– In stop mode, press to advance the tape toward the end.
– Press to stop current tape activity, or to open the cassette compartment door when no
buttons are active.
– Press to interrupt tape play or record mode. Press again to resume tape play or tape record mode.
PLAYING A CASSETTE TAPE
1. Move the FUNCTION switch to TAPE
2. Press STOP/EJECT
to open the cassette compartment door.
3. Insert a cassette into the compartment with the open edge down and the playback side facing out.
4. Close the door securely.
5. Press REW
to move the tape to the desired starting point.
6. Press PLAY
to begin playing the tape. Playback continues until the tape reaches the end of the side, then
RECORDING ON A CASSETTE TAPE
You can record from the radio or the CD player.
For best recording, use a 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 the tape. To protect a tape from
accidental erasure, break off one or both plastic tabs (one for each tape side) of the cassette. 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 the tape in the cassette compartment.
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 into the cassette deck and close the door.
2. Move the FUNCTION switch to TUNER and tune to a radio station.
3. Press REC
to begin recording. REC
4. Press STOP/EJECT
to end recording.
5. To turn off the radio, slide the FUNCTION switch to TAPE
RADIO RECORDING TIP
To temporarily pause recording, press PAUSE . Press PAUSE
SYNCHRONIZED RECORDING FROM A CD
1. Insert a cassette into the cassette deck and close the door.
2. Move the FUNCTION switch to CD.
3. Insert the CD you want to record into the CD compartment.
4. Select the track you want to record by pressing
instead of STOP/EJECT
USING THE CD PLAYER
PLAYING A CD
1. Set the FUNCTION switch to CD. "– –" flashes, and then "00" appears in the display if no disc is loaded.
2. Press ) PUSH to open the CD compartment cover.
3. Place a CD on the tray with the label side facing up.
4. Close the CD compartment cover. The total number of tracks on the disc appears in the display.
. Playback starts from track 1. The current track number appears in the display.
To pause playback, press
. "PLAY" flashes in the display. Press
To stop playback, press 7 (STOP). Wait a few seconds for the disc to stop turning completely, and then remove
To remove the disc, open the CD compartment cover, hold the disc by the edges, and carefully pull it out.
The skip function lets you quickly locate the beginning of any track on the CD, including the track currently being
(SKIP/SEARCH) once to return to the beginning of the current track.
(SKIP/SEARCH) twice in rapid succession to return to the beginning of the previous track.
(SKIP/SEARCH) to skip to the beginning of the next track.
In stop mode:
(SKIP/SEARCH) repeatedly until the display shows the desired track number,
and then press
. Playback starts from the selected track.
• During playback, press and hold
(SKIP/SEARCH) to move forward through a disc at high speed.
• During playback, press and hold
(SKIP/SEARCH) to move back through a disc at high speed.
The REPEAT button allows you to play the current track, all the tracks on the CD or the entire program repeatedly.
Each time you press REPEAT, check the display to see which choice you have selected.
• When "REP." flashes in the display:
The current track is played repeatedly.
• When "REP." lights up continuously in the display:
All the tracks on the CD or the entire program are played repeatedly.
1. In stop mode, press PROGRAM to enter program create mode. "PROG." and "01" start flashing in the display.
(SKIP/SEARCH) to select a track number.
3. Press PROGRAM to store the selected track number in the program.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
You can store up to 20 tracks in the program. If you select more than 20 tracks, programmed tracks are
overwritten from the first track.
to start program play.
To confirm the order of programmed tracks, press PROGRAM in stop mode.
To clear the program, press 7 (STOP) in stop mode. "PROG." disappears from the display.
PLAYING A CD-R OR CD-RW
User-edited CD-Rs (Recordable) and CD-RWs (Rewritable) can be played only if they are already "finalized."
• You can play your original CD-Rs or CD-RWs recorded in music CD format. (However, they may not be played
depending on their characteristics or recording conditions.)
• Before playing CD-Rs or CD-RWs, read their instructions and cautions carefully.
• Some CD-Rs and CD-RWs may not be played on this unit because of their disc characteristics, damage or
stain on them, or if the player's lens is dirty.
• CD-RWs may require a longer readout time. (This is caused by the fact that the reflectance of CD-RWs is
lower than that of regular CDs.)
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CLEANING THE EXTERIOR
Disconnect the unit 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 them in hot places. High temperatures may warp the shell or damage
the tape itself.
both lock down.
• 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
again to resume recording.
Iron oxide particles from the magnetic tape 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 the cassette deck, open the cassette compartment door, push the PLAY
heads, capstan, and pinch roller with a head cleaner.
Always unplug the AC power cord before cleaning, and allow 30 minutes drying time after using a liquid cleaner.
Clean the heads after every 25 hours of use.
(SKIP/SEARCH). Then press
• 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.
to momentarily interrupt recording gives you a much cleaner
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
again to resume playback.
The unit doesn't turn on
Poor radio reception
CD doesn't play
CD sound skips
Distorted or noisy
Compact disc player section
Number of channels
Cassette deck section
Fast wind time
button and gently clean the
• Make sure the AC power cord is securely plugged into an 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 the volume setting.
• Make sure you have selected the correct function: CD, TAPE, or
TUNER, and 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 the CD function is selected.
• Clean the CD (as explained in "CARE AND MAINTENANCE").
• Check the CD for warping, scratches, or other damage.
• Check for vibration or shock that may affect the unit; move the unit
• Inspect the recording head and clean it if necessary.
• Demagnetize the recording head (as explained in "CARE AND
: Compact disc player
: Non-contact optical pick-up (semiconductor laser)
: 2 channels
: FM 88 MHz - 108 MHz
AM 530 kHz - 1 600 kHz
: Telescopic antenna for FM
Ferrite core antenna for AM
: 4-track 2-channel stereo
: Electronic governor DC motor for capstan
: Hard permalloy head for recording/playback, magnetic head for erasure
: Approx. 120 sec. (C-60 cassette)
: 10 cm
2 (8 )
: 2 W per channel, min. RMS, driven into 8
at 1 kHz, with no more than
10% total harmonic distortion (IEC 268-3)
3.5 mm, stereo)
: AC 230 V, 50 Hz
DC 12 V ("R20/D (13F)" cells
: 19 W (power-on mode)
2.5 W (standby mode)
: 440 mm (W)
168 mm (H)
241 mm (D)
: Approx. 3 kg (without batteries)
: AC power cord
Remote control unit
Batteries for remote control unit, R03 (UM-4)/AAA (24F)