Jensen Turntable JTA 475 User Manual

3-SPEED STEREO TURNTABLE WITH CD  
AND CASSETTE MUSIC SYSTEM  
USER MANUAL  
JTA-475  
PLEASE READ THIS USER MANUAL COMPLETELY BEFORE OPERATING THIS  
UNIT AND RETAIN THIS BOOKLET FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.  
DEAR JENSEN® CUSTOMER  
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you've just purchased is only the start of your  
musical enjoyment. Now it's time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement  
your equipment offers. This manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association's  
Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a  
safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or  
distortion and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.  
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing "comfort level" adapts to higher volumes of  
sound. So what sounds "normal" can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard  
against this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.  
To establish a safe level:  
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
1. Read these instructions - All the safety and operating instructions should be read before  
the appliance is operated  
2. Keep these instructions - The safety and operating instructions should be kept for future  
reference.  
3. Heed all warnings - All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should  
be adhered to.  
4. Follow all instructions - All operation and use instructions should be followed.  
5. Do not use this apparatus near water - The appliance should not be used near water; for  
example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a  
swimming pool, and the like.  
6. Clean only with dry cloth - The appliance should be cleaned only as recommended by the  
manufacturer.  
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s  
instructions. - The appliance should be situated so that its location or position does not  
interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, the appliance should not be situated on a  
bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings; or placed in a  
built-in installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow of air through  
the ventilation openings.  
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other  
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.  
9.  
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug  
has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type has two blades and a third  
grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the  
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the  
obsolete outlet.  
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience  
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.  
11. Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer  
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the  
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution  
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.  
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for a long periods of time.  
14. Power Sources - The appliance should be connected to a power supply only of the type  
described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance. Do not overload wall  
outlet.  
15. Wall and Ceiling Mounting - The appliance should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as  
recommended by the manufacturer.  
16. Power Lines - An outdoor antenna should be located away from power lines.  
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17. Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna is connected to the receiver, be sure  
the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges  
and built up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/ NFPA  
No.70-1984, provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and  
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of  
grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding  
electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See figure 1.  
18. Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are  
not spilled into the enclosure through openings.  
19. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus  
has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has  
been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to  
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.  
20. Servicing - The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in  
the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to qualified service  
personnel.  
21. The MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect  
device shall remain readily operable.  
22.  
Battery pack or battery installed should not be exposed to excessive heat such as  
sunshine, fire or the like.  
23.  
Caution marking and nameplate are located on back of product.  
Caution  
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or  
equivalent type.  
The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no objects filled with  
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on apparatus.  
CAUTION  
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT. FULLY INSERT  
THE PLUG TO MAIN POWER SOCKET.  
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CAUTION  
Note: This product complies with DHHS Rule 21 Subchapter J at date of manufacture.  
Follow the advice below for safe and appropriate operation.  
ON PROTECTION AGAINST LASER ENERGY EXPOSURE  
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As the laser beam used in this compact disc player is harmful to the eyes, do not  
attempt to disassemble the casing.  
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Stop operation immediately if any liquid or solid object should fall into the cabinet.  
Do not touch the lens or poke at it. If you do, you may damage the lens and the player  
may not operate properly.  
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Do not put anything in the safety slot. If you do, the laser diode will be ON when the  
CD door is still open.  
This unit employs a laser. The use of controls or adjustment or performance of  
procedures other than those specified here may result in exposure to hazardous  
radiation.  
ON PLACEMENT  
Do not use the unit in places which are extremely hot, cold, dusty or humid.  
Place the unit on a flat and even surface.  
Do not restrict the air-flow of the unit by placing it in a place with poor ventilation, by covering it  
with a cloth or by placing it on a carpet.  
ON CONDENSATION  
When left in a heated room where it is warm and damp, water droplets or condensation may  
form inside the unit.  
When there is condensation inside the unit, the unit may not function normally. Let it stand for  
1 to 2 hours before turning the power on, or gradually heat the room up and dry the unit before  
use.  
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Should any trouble occur, remove the power source and refer servicing to qualified personnel.  
PRECAUTION FORE USE  
UNPACK ALL PARTS AND REMOVE PROTECTIVE MATERIAL.  
DO NOT CONNECT THE UNIT TO THE MAINS BEFORE CHECKING THE MAINS  
VOLTAGE AND ALL OTHER CONNECTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE.  
DO NOT COVER ANY VENTS AND MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS A SPACE OF  
SEVERAL CENTIMETERS AROUND THE UNIT FOR VENTILATION.  
IMPORTANT NOTES  
Avoid installing the unit in locations described below:  
Places exposed to direct sunlight or close to heat radiating appliances such as  
electric heaters.  
Places subject to constant vibration.  
Dusty, humid or moist places.  
PROTECT YOUR FURNITURE !!  
This model is equipped with non-skid rubber 'feet' to prevent the product from moving  
when you operate the controls. These 'feet' are made from non-migrating rubber material  
specially formulated to avoid leaving any marks or stains on your furniture. However  
certain types of oil based furniture polishes, wood preservatives, or cleaning sprays may  
cause the rubber 'feet' to soften, and leave marks or a rubber residue on the furniture. To  
prevent any damage to your furniture we strongly recommend that you purchase small  
self-adhesive felt pads, available at hardware stores and home improvement centers  
everywhere, and apply these pads to the bottom of the rubber 'feet' before you place the  
product on fine wooden furniture.  
COMPLIANCE WITH FCC REGULATIONS  
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two  
conditions:  
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and  
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(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause  
undesired operation.  
NOTE : This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital  
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable  
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,  
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with  
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no  
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause  
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the  
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of  
the following measures:  
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.  
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is  
connected.  
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.  
CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party  
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate  
the equipment.  
GETTING START  
SPEAKER CONNECTION  
1. Insert the speaker cable ends (exposed wires) into the terminals located on the back  
of the main unit by pushing down the lever of the left speaker terminal and then the  
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right speaker terminal  
2. Connect the left speaker to the left speaker terminals with the red wire to L+ and the  
black wire to L -.  
3. Connect the right speaker to the right speaker terminals with the red wire to R+ and  
the black wire to R -.  
NOTE:  
Make sure that the power is turned off when connecting or disconnecting the speakers.  
Make sure that the speakers are connected to the correct terminals.  
CONNECTING THE AC POWER CORD  
After connecting the speakers unwind the AC power cord fully and connect it to any convenient  
household 120V~ 60Hz AC outlet.  
NOTE:  
The product is designed to operate on normal 120V~ 60Hz AC only. Connecting this system to  
any other power supply could result in damage to the unit which is not covered by your warranty.  
You will noted that this system is equipped with a polarized AC power plug having one blade  
wider than the other. This is a safety feature.  
If this plug does not fit into your existing AC outlet, do not try  
to defeat this safety feature by filling the wide blade to make  
it fit into your outlet. If this plug will not fit into your outlet, you  
probably have an outdated non-polarized AC outlet. You  
should have your outlet changed by a qualified licensed  
electrician.  
LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS  
FRONT VIEW & BACK VIEW  
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16.)DUST COVER  
1.) REMOTE SENSOR  
17.)REPEAT BUTTON  
2.) TUNING KNOB  
18.)RANDOM BUTTON  
3.) CD TRAY OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON  
4.) CD SKIP/SEARCH FORWARD  
19.)POWER ON/OFF BUTTON  
20.)POWER ON LED INDICATOR  
21.)AM/FM/FM STEREO BAND SWITCH  
22.)FUNCTION SWITCH  
/BACKWARD  
5.) CD TRAY  
BUTTON  
6.) TAPE FAST FORWARD / EJECT BUTTON  
7.) CASSETTE DUST COVER  
8.) 45 RPM RECORD ADAPTOR  
9.) 33/45/78 RPM SPEED SELECTOR  
10.)TONE ARM HOLDER  
23.)3.5MM STEREO HEADPHONE JACK  
24.)BASS BOOST ON/OFF BUTTON  
25.) VOLUME + / - BUTTON  
26.) LED DIAL POINTER  
27.) LCD DISPLAY (FOR CD ONLY)  
28.) CD PROGRAM BUTTON  
11.)FM WIRE ANTENNA  
12.)RCA LINE OUT JACKS  
29.) CD STOP  
BUTTON  
BUTTON  
13.)TURNTABLE AUTO STOP SWITCH  
14.)SPEAKER WIRE TERMINAL  
15.) AC POWER CORD  
30.) CD PLAY/PAUSE  
31.) FM STEREO LED INDICATOR  
Remote Control (For CD Operation Only)  
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1) PROGRAM BUTTON  
2) REPEAT/RANDOM BUTTON  
3) SKIP/SEARCH FORWARD  
SKIP/SEARCH BACKWARD  
4) CD TRAY OPEN.CLOSE  
BUTTON  
BUTTON  
BUTTON  
5) PLAY/PAUSE  
BUTTON  
6) STOP BUTTON  
7) VOLUME + / - BUTTON (For CD, Tape, Phono and Tuner)  
BATTERY INSTALLATION  
1.) Open the battery compartment cover.  
2.) Insert two "AAA" (UM-4) batteries (included) and observe the  
polarity as indicated inside the battery compartment when installing.  
3.) Replace the cover.  
Battery Precautions  
Replacement of batteries must be done by an adult.  
Do not mix old and new batteries.  
Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium)  
batteries.  
The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited.  
Non-rechargeable batteries are not to be recharged.  
Exhausted batteries are to be removed.  
Only batteries of the equivalent type are to be used.  
Batteries are to be inserted with the correct polarity.  
Dispose of batteries properly. Do not dispose of batteries in fire. The batteries  
may explode or leak.  
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS  
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LISTENING TO THE RADIO  
1.) Press down the POWER button to turn the system "On", power LED indicator lights.  
2.) Slide the FUNCTION selector to the TUNER (Radio) position.  
3.) Slide the BAND selector to the desired band, AM, FM or FM STEREO.  
4.) Tune to your desired station with the TUNING knob. If FM STEREO mode is selected  
and you tune to an FM Stereo station, the FM STEREO LED Indicator will light.  
5.) Press and hold the VOLUME+/- buttons to adjust the volume level as desired.  
6.) When you are finished listening, press the POWER button to turn the unit off.  
Antenna Information  
AM - The AM antenna is located inside the cabinet of the unit. If AM reception is weak,  
change the position of unit until the internal antenna picks up the strongest signal.  
FM - For best FM reception, the FM lead wire antenna located on the back of the set  
should be fully unwound and extended. When an FM station is weak or distorted, listening is  
usually improved by switching the BAND selector to FM Mono mode.  
PLAYING COMPACT DISCS  
NOTE: This player will not only play commercial CDs, but also self-complied CD-D/RW discs.  
Do not attempt to play CD-ROM, CDI, VCD, DVD or computer CDs.  
Notes on CD-R/RW Discs  
Because of non-standardized format definition/production of CD-R/RW CD, playback  
quality & performance are not guaranteed.  
Manufacturer is not responsible for the playability of CD-R/RW CD due to recording  
conditions such as PC performance, writing software, media ability, etc.  
Do not attach a label or seal to either side of the CD-R/RW disc. It may cause a  
malfunction.  
The following procedures can be accomplished by using the remote or controls on the unit.  
LOADING THE DISCS  
1.) Press down the POWER button to turn the system "On".  
2.) Slide the FUNCTION selector to the CD position.  
3.) Press the  
4.) Insert a CD disc onto the tray.  
5.) Press the Open/Close button to close the CD tray. The CD player will read the  
disc and the display will show the number of total tracks.  
Open/Close button to open the CD tray.  
6.) If a CD cannot be recognized by the player or if no disc is loaded, the display will  
show “- -“.  
NOTES:  
Keep the CD disc tray closed when the system is not in use to prevent dirt and dust  
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from entering the CD mechanism.  
Never place more than one CD in the CD tray. If two discs are loaded at the same  
time, the CD mechanism may jam and / or the discs themselves may be damaged.  
TO BEGIN CD PLAYBACK  
After you have loaded the CD in the player:  
1.) Press the  
PLAY/PAUSE button to begin playback. The player will begin  
playback from Track 1 on the disc.  
2.) Press and hold the VOLUME+/- buttons to adjust volume level as desired.  
3.) To temporarily stop playback, press the  
PLAY/PAUSE button again. The disc  
continues to spin, but no sound is heard. Press the  
more to cancel pause and resume playback.  
PLAY/PAUSE button once  
STOP button.  
4.) To stop playback before the end of a disc, press the  
IMPORTANT!!  
If the disc is smudged or scratched it may skip or stop completely. This does not indicate  
a problem with the player. If this occurs, try playing another disc. If that disc plays  
properly, you may assume that the first disc is damaged and unplayable.  
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SKIP/SEARCH Buttons  
To skip forward or backward during playback, press the  
or  
SKIP/SEARCH  
buttons repeatedly until the desired track number appears on the display. Playback will  
begin on the desired track.  
To search for a particular passage on a track during playback, press and hold the  
or  
SKIP/SEARCH buttons. The player will search rapidly forward or backward.  
Release the buttons when you reach the desired point on the track and normal speed  
playback will resume at that point.  
PROGRAMMED CD PLAYBACK  
The CD player can be programmed to play any sequence of up to 20 tracks.  
1.) Press the  
STOP button before starting the programming.  
2.) After the disc loads, press the PROGRAM button. The “PROG.” indicator will appear  
flashing on the display. The display shows program track “01” and then changes to  
flashing “00” to prompt you enter the CD track to be programmed.  
3.) Select the desired track number by pressing the  
buttons.  
or  
SKIP/SEARCH  
4.) Press PROGRAM button to confirm the track number. Program track advanced to  
“02” and then display shows “00” and flashing to prompt you enter another CD track.  
5.) Repeat above steps 3-4 until you have stored up to 20 tracks in the program memory.  
6.) Press the  
PLAY/PAUSE button to begin programmed playback. Playback will  
(up to total of 20) have been played.  
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7.) Press the  
PLAY/PAUSE button will resume normal playback.  
NOTE: If you press or SKIP/SEARCH buttons during programmed playback,  
STOP button to stop programmed tracks playback. Press the  
the player will skip forward or backward to the next track that was programmed, and not  
to the next track in sequence on the disc that is being played.  
REPEAT Playback  
This system has a repeat function which allows you to continuously repeat one track, or  
all tracks.  
Select the track to be repeated and begin playback. Press the REPEAT button, “Repeat  
1” indicator  
will light on the display and the selected track will be repeated  
will light on,  
continuously. Press the REPEAT button again, “Repeat All” indicator  
the entire track will be repeated continuously. Press REPEAT button until the “Repeat”  
indicator disappears to resume to normal playback.  
RANDOM Playback  
Press the RANDOM button before or during playback, “RAN.” indicator will light on the  
display. Then, all the tracks in the CD will be played in random order. Switch off random  
playback function by pressing the RANDOM button again and the “RAN.” indicator will  
go out.  
REPEAT/RANDOM Playback by Remote Control  
Press the REPEAT/RANDOM button on the remote control before or during playback,  
REPEAT and RANDOM function will switch as the below sequence:  
REPEAT 1  
REPEAT ALL  
RANDOM  
REPEAT/RANDOM OFF  
STEREO PHONOGRAPH OPERATION  
NOTE, BEFORE USE:  
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Remove the stylus protector.  
Be sure that the tone arm is detached from the tone arm  
rest before operating, and replace again when finished.  
1.) Press down the POWER button to turn the system "On".  
2.) Slide the FUNCTION selector to the PHONO position.  
3.) Raise the turntable dust cover.  
4.) Release the tone arm clamp and remove the stylus protector.  
5.) Place a record on the platter, over the center spindle (use the 45 RPM record adaptor  
when playing 45 RPM record).  
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6.) Set the Speed selector to 33, 45 or 78 rpm according to the record you are playing.  
7.) Lift the tone arm from the rest and slowly move it over the record. The platter will  
being to turn.  
8.) Move the tone arm to the beginning of the record, or to the start of  
a particular track. Gently lower the tone arm onto the record to start  
playing.  
9.) Press and hold the VOLUME+/- buttons to adjust volume level  
as desired.  
10.) When the record is played to the end of the record, the platter will automatically stop  
rotating. Lift the tone arm and return it to the rest position.  
11.) To stop the record manually when playing, lift up the tone arm and return it to the  
rest position.  
REMARK: Some types of records may have an auto-stop area outside the preset limit,  
so the turntable may stop before the last track finishes. In this case, set the auto-stop  
switch to the “OFF” position. This allows the record to play to the end, but it will not stop  
automatically. You must manually raise the tone arm and place it back in the rest to stop  
the turntable from spinning and turn it off.  
CASSETTE TAPE OPERATION  
1.) Press down the POWER button to turn the system "On".  
2.) Slide the FUNCTION selector to the TAPE position.  
3.) The system will start playback automatically after inserting  
the cassette tape.  
4.) Press and hold the VOLUME+/- buttons to adjust volume level as desired.  
5.) Press the TAPE FAST FORWARD / EJECT button half way when playing, the tape  
will be advanced forward rapidly.  
6.) Slightly press the TAPE FAST FORWARD / EJECT button again to resume normal  
playback. The button will resume to the outermost position.  
7.) Press the TAPE FAST FORWARD / EJECT button completely, then the playing will  
be stopped and the cassette tape will be ejected.  
REMARK:  
Make sure the direction is correct when inserting the tape.  
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