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MINI SYSTEM WITH 3-CD CHANGERS AND
DOUBLE CASSETTE RECORDER
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To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
Since the CD circuity may cause interference to other radio tuners nearby, switch
this unit off when not in use or move it away from the affected radio tuner.
This unit employs an optical laser beam system in the CD mechanism, de-
signed with built -in safeguards. Do not attempt to disassemble, refer to
qualified service personnel.
Exposure to this invisible laser light beam may be harmful to the human eye.
THIS IS A CLASS-1 LASER PRODUCT. USE OF CONTROLS, OR ADJUST-
MENTS OR PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN, MAY
RESULT IN HAZARDOUS LASER LIGHT BEAM EXPOSURE.
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS
23. Fast Rewind
24. Fast Forward
27. Tape B
28. Function Indicator (AUX)
29. Function Indicator (Tuner/Band)
30. Surround On/Off Knob
31. Memory/C-Adj. Knob
32. Bass Boost On/Off Knob
33. Volume Knob
34. Preset Repeat/Random
35. Tuning Knob
36. CD Play/Pause Knob
37. CD Stop Knob
38. Disc Tray Open/Close Knob
39. Disc Selector
40. Indicator BBS (Bass Boost System)
41. Indicator Surround Sound
42. Disc Tray
43. Preset Equalizer Knob
44. FM Mode Stereo/Mono Knob
Selector Disc (Disc 3) Button
Selector Disc (Disc 2) Button
Selector Disc (Disc 1) Button
Power ON/OFF Button
Stand By Indicator
10. Mode/Remain Knob
11. Hi-Speed Dubbing On/Off
12. Phone Jack
13. Function Indicator (Tape)
14. Function Indicator (CD)
15. Tape A
18. Fast Rewind
19. Fast Forward
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
45. AUX In
46. Beat Cut Switch
47. Right Speaker Out Let
48. Left Speaker Out Let
49. Left Surround Speaker Out Let
50. Right Surround Speaker Out Let
51. FM Antenna
52. AC Voltage Selector
(for dual voltage version only.)
53. AC Main Out Let
54. Left Surround Speaker Box
55. Left Speaker Box
56. Right Surround Speaker Box
57. Right Speaker Box
58. Remote Handset
59. Surround Speaker Wires
60. Speaker Wires
1. Carefully unpack the unit and speakers. Remove all packing material from around the unit.
2. Locate the unit horizontally on a heavy duty stand or firm level surface and away from the
speaker system to avoid acoustic feedback.
1. Connect the Speaker Box speaker wire to the speaker out let on the rear of the main unit.
2. Connect the AC power cord to the AC outlet.
3. Press the POWER Button  to turn on the unit.
NOTE: - Before operating the unit in a new area for the first time, it is absolutely necessary to
check the operating voltage of your unit is identical with the voltage of your local
- This unit is to be operated only at the printed power source voltage on the back panel.
- Disconnect from the wall outlet when it is not be used for an extended period of time.
Press the VOLUME Button  to increase the volume, and the VOLUME Button  to
decrease the volume.
The PRESET EQUALIZER SELECTOR  provides 4 different ranges of control (FLAT,
CLASSIC, ROCK AND POP ) for the audio frequency spectrum in narrow and distinct sections.
Use the selector to select the best response that suits the type of music and individual taste.
FLAT no indicator
Press BASS BOOST Button  to enhance the bass response:
- Bass Boost OFF
- Bass Boost ON (Indicator BBS)
This feature creates an additional 3-D effect from stereo sound which is relayed by the speakers.
Press Surround Sound to switch this effect on and off.
- Surround Sound OFF
- Surround Sound ON (Indicator Surround Sound turn on)
* If you want to enjoy the surround sound 3-D effect, you must connect two speaker (imped-
ance of 4 ohm/12.5W - 32 ohm/6.0W) boxes to the Left Surround Sound Speaker Outlet
 and Right Surround Sound Speaker Outlet .
1. Set to “TAPE”  or “AUX”  mode. The clock will appear on the LCD display
2. Press the MEMORY/C-ADJ. Button  once to adjust the hour. Press the button once
more to adjust the minute.
3. Press the
/TUNING Button  and
/TUNING Button  to set the time.
- Press the
/TUNING Button once to add one hour or one minute to the time setting.
When keep pressing the button, the “hour” or “minutes” setting is increased continuously
until the button is released.
- Press the
Button once to reduce one hour or one minute to the time
setting. When keep pressing the button, the “hour” or “minutes” setting is decreased
continuously until the button is released.
4. Press the MEMORY/C-ADJ. Button again to confirm the time setting.
5. If the unit is in the “RADIO” or “CD” mode, press the MODE/REMAIN Button  and
repeat step 2-4.
SETTING THE TIMER
You can set the automatic switch-on and switch-off time using the timer function. For this
purpose, set the correct time first.
1. The "MODE/REMAIN" Button  should be press twice. TIMER ON appears on the dis-
play unit to set the switch-on time.
2. After pressing the "MEMORY/C-ADJ." Button , the hours can be set using the
TUNING Button  and
/TUNING Button .
3. To set the minutes, press the "MEMORY/C-ADJ." Button , use the
Button  and
/TUNING Button .
4. When the "MODE/REMAIN" Button  is pressed again, TIMER OFF appears on the
display unit to set the switch-off time.
5. As described above, set the switch-off time.
6. Press the "TIMER" Button  to switch on the timer.
7. Press the "TIMER" Button  again, until the message TIMER disappears from the display
unit to switch off the timer.
* TIMER OFF can only be function when the unit is switch on by TIMER ON function.
1. Press the POWER Button  once to turn the unit on. The STAND-BY indicator  will
2. Press the TUNER/BAND Button  to “RADIO” mode.
3. Press the TUNER/BAND Button  to the desired band.
4. Press the
/TUNING Button or
/TUNING Button ; momentarily (less than 0.
5 sec.) to step up or down the receiving frequency in order to select the desired station.
5. For auto tuning, keep pressing the
/TUNING Button or
/TUNING Button (more
than 0.5 sec.) until the displayed frequency starts to change, then release the button. Tun-
ing will stop automatically when a station is received.
6. To turn the unit off after use, simply press the POWER Button once again and the STAND-
BY indicator will light off.
Raise and extend the FM antenna wire  then adjust the position for the best reception. ST
indicator will appear on the display only if an actual stereo broadcast station is being received.
Rotate horizontally or relocated the unit for best reception as the built-in ferrite bar antenna is
1. Press the TUNER/BAND Button  to “RADIO” mode.
2. Press the TUNER/BAND Button  to the desired band.
3. When a desired station is tuned, press the MEMORY/C-ADJ. Button  and then select
the desired station you want to store by pressing the REPEAT/PRESET Button  or
RANDOM/PRESET Button .
4. Press the MEMORY/C-ADJ. Button again to confirm the preset station.
5. Repeat step 3 and 4 to enter remaining preset stations.
NOTE: The preset memory operating can be repeated to store a maximum of 20 FM station
and 20 AM station.
RECEIVING A PRESET STATION
To recall any preset station within the selected band, simply press REPEAT/PRESET
Button  or press RANDOM/PRESET
Button  until preset number selection ap-
pears on the display.
The cinch sockets  at the rear of the unit can be used for connecting external playback
machines. Check the polarity of the right and left channel is correct.
COMPACT DISC OPERATION
CONCERNING COMPACT DISC
1. USABLE COMPACT DISCS
Use a compact disc bearing the mark as shown.
2. Notes on handling discs
Removing the disc from its storage case and loading it.
Press the claws at
the center of the case
Lift out without touching
the recorded surface
Insert with the label facing up
Press the disc gently to insert it
• Do not touch the rainbow color reflecting recorded surface.
• Do not stick paper or write anything on the label surface.
• Do not bend the disc.
• For storage, be sure to return a disc to its case.
• Do not expose discs to direct sunlight nor high temperature such as from a heater, high
humidity and dusty places.
4. Cleaning a disc
Before operation, wipe off dust, dirt and fingerprints on the surface with a soft cloth. The
disc should be cleaned from inward to outward.
From the center to the edge
• Never us thinner, nezine, analog record cleaner or anustatic spray.
8-cm (3-3/16") 'CD singles'
#8-cm (3-3/16") compact disc can be used (without using AC adaptor) in this unit.
1. Push the POWER Button  to turn the unit on. The STANDBY INDICATOR  will light up.
2. Press the CD Button  to “CD” mode.
3. Press the OPEN/CLOSE Button  once to open the disc tray  and place CDs (label
side facing up) on the disc tray, press DISC SKIP Button , the carousel rotates, so you
can insert another CD. Then, press the OPEN/CLOSE Button  again, the CD disc tray
 will be closed. If no disc was loaded on the selected carousel, “no disc” will appear on
Press PLAY/PAUSE Button  to start playing the disc from track number 1.
Press PLAY/PAUSE Button  when during play, pause the disc and mute the music from
play mode. To clear PAUSE mode, press the PLAY/PAUSE Button . The system will
resume playing from the time of the disc was paused.
Press STOP Button  to stop playing or cleared of tracks stored.
REPEAT is a toggle command: No repeat
Repeat one track
Press the REPEAT Button once: Repeat one track; twice: Repeat all tracks; Three times: Normal
Press FORWARD SKIP
Button  to select the next track in the sequence. Press BACK-
Button  to select the previous track in the sequence.
Press and hold the FORWARD SKIP
 or BACKWARD SKIP
Button  to locate a
particular point in a track during playing by monitoring the high-speed cueing sound.
Press FORWARD SKIP
Button  to go ahead.
Press BACKWARD SKIP
Button  to go back.
NOTE: Release the button when you reach the point in the selection that you want.
INTRO CHECK FUNCTION
Press INTRO CHECK Button, the first 10 seconds of all (programmed) tracks are played in
turn. When the end of a disc’s playlist is reached, the system will attempt to scan tracks on the
next disc in the carousel. The system will scan disc one. When all discs have been scanned
the system will enter STOP mode automatically.
This function allows you to play the track (up to 20 tracks) of all disc in any carousel. Enter the
program procedure as below:
1. Press the MEMORY/C-ADJ. Button  when the disc is not turning in stop mode, the
MEMORY icon flashes on the display.
2. Press Disc SELECTOR Button  or DISC 1, 2, 3 to selected disc which disc you want.
3. Press the FORWARD SKIP or BACKWARD SKIP Button  to select the desired track.
4. Press the MEMORY/C-ADJ. Button  again to ENTER the selection into the program
5. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 to enter desired tracks up to maximum of 20 selections.
6. To clear the program memory, press the STOP Button  while the system is in stop
DISC SELECTOR FUNCTION
Press DISC SELECTOR Button , the carousel will rotate to the Forward location.
Press the OPEN/CLOSE Button  to drive the disc tray  inwards or outwards. If the disc
tray  is closed or closing then the current system mode. If the disc tray  is open or
opening the disc tray is driven inwards. The system will remain in it’s current mode, if in stop
mode. The system will search through each location to find a disc, when a disc is found, the
system will go straight into STOP mode. The total track numbers and total playing time will
show on display for that disc.
After using the unit, turn off the power by pressing the power switch.
CLEAN THE HEADS
To ensure the continued high performance of your unit, periodically clean the heads and pinch
rollers to prevent accumulation of dust or tape oxide deposits. Failure to clean these parts
may result in distortion of record sound, deterioration of reproduction or high frequencies, and
inconsistent tape speed.
To clean heads:
1. Open the cassette compartment.
2. Moisten a cotton bud with heads cleaner or methylated spirit and apply to the faces of
heads, rubbing gently until all traces of dirt or oxide are removed. Also, clean the surfaces
of the pinch of rollers and the capstans.
3. Dry, clean and polish the face of the heads with piece of soft, lint-free cloth.
CLEAN THE UNIT
To retain the beauty of the unit, simply wipe with a soft clean cloth moistened with plain luke-
GENERAL INFORMATION ON CASSETTE TAPES
• For playback, use normal (low-noise) tape for best sound. (Metal or chrome tape is not
• For recording, use normal tape only.
• Do not use C-120 tapes, tapes with internal reels or poor-quality tapes because they can
• Before loading a tape into the cassette compartment, tighten the slack tape with a pen or
• Cassette have removable tabs which prevent accidental recording from taking place. Re-
moving the tab on the top left side protects you from erasure. Cover the tab holes with
adhesive tape to erase or record again.
1. Press the TAPE Button  to “TAPE” mode.
2. Press the STOP/EJECT Button / and insert a prerecorded cassette tape into the
3. Close the cassette door /.
4. Press the PLAY Button to start playback. Also, playback will stop automatically when the
end of the tape has been reached.
FAST FORWARD REWIND
1. Press the FAST FORWARD
Button / to advance the tape or press the REW
Button / to rewind.
2. Press the STOP/EJECT Button / when the desired location has been reached.
NOTE: In FAST FORWARD
and FAST REWIND
mode, the tape will not automati-
cally stop when it reaches the end.
Press the PAUSE Button / during playback and press it again to resume playback.
• When recording important selections, be sure to make a preliminary test to ensure that the
desired material is being properly recorded.
• Metal and chrome tapes cannot be used for recording.
RECORDING FROM RADIO (TUNER)
1. Press the TUNER/BAND Button  to “TUNER” mode.
2. Press the TUNER/BAND Button  to the desired band.
3. Tune a desired station.
4. Insert a cassette tape into the cassette compartment.
5. Press RECORD Button  which also engages the PLAY Button, to being recording.
6. Press the PAUSE Button  to suspend recording without deactivating the record mode.
Press again to resume recording.
BEAT CUT SWITCH
If feedback (whistling noise) occurs when recording from AM broadcasts, set the BEAT CUT
selector  to I or II whichever gives the best reception.
RECORDING FROM CD
1. Press the CD Button  to “CD” mode.
2. Place a compact disc in the CD compartment.
3. Insert a cassette tape into the cassette compartment.
4. Press the RECORD Button , the CD player will begin recording from first track or the
first of the programmed track automatically. Otherwise, you can select a desired track by
press FORWARD SKIP
or BACKWARD SKIP
ERASING RECORDED TAPES
1. Insert the tape to be erased into cassette compartment.
2. Press the TAPE Button  to “TAPE” mode.
3. Press the RECORD Button  to begin erasing.
DUBBING TAPE B: > TO TAPE A:
This unit enables you to duplicate a prerecorded tape to another tape by using the built-in
double deck mechanisms. It is performed only one way, from the TAPE:B (playback) to TAPE:
DUBBING AT NORMAL SPEED
1. Press the TAPE Button  to “TAPE” mode.
2. Insert a prerecorded cassette into TAPE B  and insert blank cassette into TAPE A .
3. Press the TAPE A PAUSE Button  and then press the RECORD Button .
4. Press the TAPE B PLAY Button  to start dubbing.
5. To stop the dubbing operation, press both STOP/EJECT Button / simultaneously.
DUBBING AT HIGH SPEED
This unit is equipped with a HIGH SPEED DUBBING system which allows duplication a prere-
corded tape at approximately two-thirds the time of the duration at normal speed.
Press the HIGH SPEED DUBBING Switch  and follow the same procedure as instructed in
“DUBBING AT NORMAL SPEED”.
When dubbing a prerecorded cassette tape at HIGH SPEED in TAPE function, a chattering
sound is heard.
OPERATION OF REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
1. Remove the battery compartment cover.
2. Insert 2 “AAA” size (not included) batteries as indicated by the polarity marking. (Placing
the batteries in the wrong way around cause malfunction.)
3. Close the battery compartment cover.
Plug the power cord of the system into an AC wall outlet, and press the POWER ON/STAND
BY button on the remote control unit to turn the power on. When the power is turned on, press
the key of the source component to be operated.
NOTE:- When the remote-controllable distance gets shorter than before, replace both batter-
ies with new ones.
- Malfunction may occur if direct sunlight or the light of a high-frequency lightning fluo-
rescent lamp enters the remote control light sensor. In such a case, change the
system installation position prevent the malfunction.
FUNCTION OF THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
1. POWER ON/OFF BUTTON
Press once to turn on the main unit and press again to return to the “STAND BY” mode.
2. VOLUME CONTROL BUTTONS
Mute Button : Press to mute the sound and press again to restore the sound.
Volume Up Button : Press to increase the sound level.
Volume Down Button : Press to decrease the sound level.
3. CD/RADIO/CLOCK ADJUSTMENT OPERATION BUTTONS
- UP and DOWN Buttons : (TUNING/CLOCK/CD SEARCH)
They have the same functions as the F.SKIP/TUNING UP/C-ADJ. and B.SKIP/TUNING
DOWN/C-ADJ. Button  on the main unit.
• For clock setting, see item 3 of “CLOCK AD-
• For radio operation, see item 4 and 5 of “RA-
• For CD operation, see “SKIP FUNCTION”,
“SEARCH FUNCTION” and “PROGRAM
- STOP Button
It has the same function as the STOP Button
 on the main unit. See “COMPACT DISC
- RANDOM/M-DN Button
Press to play the tracks in random order.
Press again to cancel the selection.
Select Disc (1,2,3)
- MODE/REMAIN Button
• In radio operation
Press the button to change from frequency display to clock display and press again to
• In CD operation
Press the button to change the display from playing time to remaining time, and then to
clock display. Press again to return.
- PLAY/PAUSE Button
It has the same function as the PLAY/PAUSE Button  on the main unit. See “COM-
PACT DISC OPERATION”.
- MEMORY/C-ADJ. Button
It has the same functions as the MEMORY/C-ADJ. Button  on the main unit.
• For clock setting, see item 2 and 4 of “CLOCK ADJUSTMENT”.
• For radio operation, see “PRESET STATION”.
• For CD operation, see “MEMORY PLAY”.
- REPEAT/M-UP. Button
It has the same functions as the REPEAT/M-UP Button  on the main unit.
• For radio operation, see “PRESET STATION”.
• For CD operation, see “PRESET PLAY”.
4. RADIO/CD NUMERIC BUTTONS
• In order operation, the numeric buttons can be used to enter the desired station directly.
• In CD operation, the numeric buttons can be used to enter the desired track directly. If the
track number or the number of selection is more than 19, follow the following examples.
- To enter 20 — +10 +10 0
- To enter 25 — +10 +10 5
5. INFRARED LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE
Remote Control Sensor
Frequency FM: 87.5 — 108 MHz
AM: 522 — 1620
Compact Cassette Stereo
100 — 8000 Hz
20 Hz — 20 KHz
Terminal Speaker Sockets
5W + 5W (At 10% THD)
AC110V / 220V, 60Hz / 50Hz
280mm (W) x 325mm (H) x 350mm (D)
220mm (W) x 300mm (H) x 220mm (D) x 2
Surround Sound Speaker
220mm (W) x 90mm (H) x 206mm (D) x 2
90 DAY LIMITED WARRANTY
COBY ELECTRONICS CORP. ("COBY") warrants this product to the original purchaser to be
free from defects in material or workmanship under normal use of 90 DAYS from the date of
original purchase. COBY agrees under this warranty, to repair or replace it with a new or
reconditioned product at no additional charge. Our warranty does not cover any product
which has been subject to neglect, unreasonable use, accident, violation of operating
instructions, or any product that has been repaired or modified by an unauthorized service
To obtain factory service, return this unit freight-prepaid to the address shown below within the
duration of this warranty. Enclose $6.00 for each item in the form of money order made
payable to COBY ELECTRONICS CORP. to cover the cost of shipping and handling. Also,
include a copy of the sales receipt to show proof of purchase and a detailed description of the
problem. The unit(s) must be packaged in such a way as to reasonably protect it from possible
shipping damage. For further information write to :
COBY ELECTRONICS CORP.
Customer Service Dept.
56 - 65 Rust Street
Maspeth, N.Y. 11378
COBY's liability under any legal theory for any loss or damage in any way related to this
product shall not be exceed the sales price of this product. In no event shall COBY be liable
for any incidental or consequential damages resulting from the use of this product, or inability
to use this product. Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty is the exclusive
right of the customer.
Except to the extent prohibited by law, no express or implied warranty of merchantability of
fitness for a particular purpose on this product shall be extended beyond the period of this
warranty. Some states prohibit the exclusion or limitation or incidental or consequential dam-
ages, so that the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you
specific rights, and you may also have other rights that may vary from State to State.