Use numbers in parentheses when asking for replacement parts.
AC adaptor (AA-R4513, supplied for the U.S.A. only) ............................................................ 1 pc.
Stereo headphones .......................................................................................................................... 1 pc.
Check the packing carton for these accessories.
Concerning Compact Discs
PORTABLE CD PLAYER XL-PR1BK
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.
Only compact discs bearing this mark can be used with this unit.
However, continued use of irregular shape CDs (heart-shape, octagonal, etc.) can damage
If moisture has formed on a disc
When moisture has formed because the
disc was brought suddenly into a warm
room from a cold environment, wipe off
the moisture using a soft dry cloth.
When storing discs
Avoid locations which are
· Exposed to direct sunlight.
· Susceptible to high levels of humidity or
· Directly exposed to heat from a heating
· On top of a car dashboard or near the
· On the label side (the side with writing)
Do not write anything using a pencil,
ball-point pen, etc. Do not use adhesive
paper or labels.
· On the disc (shiny) side
Handle this side carefully to keep it free
from fingerprints or scratches. Do not
use record cleaners, solvents, etc.
· Do not attach labels or stickers to CDs.
Do not use CDs with exposed adhesive
from tape or left over peeled off stickers.
· Do not use scratch-proof protectors or
covers other than those specified for use
with this unit.
If the disk surface is dirty
Wipe it with a damp cloth and then wipe dry.
Wipe from the center toward the outer edge.
How to hold a disc
How to store the disc in
How to remove a disc from its case
Label side up
CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded with the audio
CD format can be played back, though some may
not be played back because of the disc characteris-
tics or recording condition.
Play surface (shiny surface)
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial
No. which are located either on the rear,
bottom or side of the player. Retain this
information for future reference.
©2003 VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LIMITED
Location of Controls
B Stop / power off button (
C DC IN jack (DC IN 4.5 V
D Play / pause button (
E Skip / search buttons (
F Headphones jack ( )
G Volume control (VOLUME
H Lid open switch
I MODE/FM MODE button
J A.S.P. (Anti-Shock Protection EX) button
K PROGRAM button
L PRESET DOWN button
M FM/AM button
N PRESET UP button
O HOLD switch
P Hyper-Bass Sound switch (HBS)
Power Supply Preparations
Using rechargeable batteries
Be sure to recharge the rechargeable batteries (BN-R1211J for the
U.S.A. and Canada, BN-R1211 for other area) before using them.
When you want to purchase the rechargeable batteries, see page 4.
1 Insert the rechargeable batteries.
Do not forcibly open the battery lid too wide.
2 Connect the AC adaptor (supplied for the
Recharging will be completed after 10 hours.
3 When recharging is complete, unplug the
AC adaptor from the AC power outlet and
the DC IN jack.
Using the AC adaptor (supplied for
the U.S.A. only)
Connect the AC adaptor.
Refer to "Using rechargeable batteries" for connection instruc-
· Even if the unit is turned off, small power is consumed as long
as the AC adaptor is connected to the AC power outlet.
· (Except the U.S.A.) When you want to purchase the AC adap-
tor, see page 4.
Using dry-cell batteries
After disconnecting the AC adaptor, insert two "AA" (LR6) alka-
The procedure for inserting and removing dry-cell
batteries is identical to that for rechargeable bat-
This indicator flashes on and off when the batteries are almost
out of power. Power will be cut off a short while later.
Turning off the Anti-Shock Protection will save the battery power
more or less. For details, see "Anti-shock Protection" on page 6.
AC adaptor (for multi voltage area only)
Make sure the present voltage of your AC adaptor fits to your lo-
cal voltage before plugging it into the AC power outlet. If it
doesn't, shift the AC line-voltage selector with a screwdriver so
that it corresponds to your local voltage.
If the power plug will not fit your socket, use the AC plug adaptor.
How to use the AC plug adaptor (not
When you want to purchase the AC adaptor and the AC plug
adaptor, see page 4.
· Rechargeable batteries have a service life of approximately
300 charge-discharge cycles. If the operating time on one full
charge becomes noticeably shorter than it used to be, the batteries
have reached the end of their service life and should be replaced.
· You can recharge the batteries only when the unit is turned off.
· The AC adaptor and rechargeable batteries may become warm while
recharging is in progress. This is normal and is not a malfunction.
· (Except the U.S.A.) When you want to purchase the AC adap-
tor, see page 4.
If the battery lid
Slide the lid back into
Push up on the battery in
the direction indicated by
the arrow. Then lift it out.
AC power outlet
When the unit is in Hold mode, "HOLD" lights as follows.
Power on : "HOLD" stays lit.
Power off : "HOLD" lights up for a few seconds when the
button or FM/AM button is pressed.
To release the function
Set the HOLD switch to OFF position.
If the HOLD switch is set to the ON position, you cannot turn on
This function causes the unit to ignore, accidental button presses.
Hold mode prevents the following:
· Powering on the unit accidentally (which can cause the batter-
ies to go dead).
· Play or broadcast reception being cut off unexpectedly.
To use the Hold mode
· To prevent the unit from powering on accidentally, set the
HOLD switch to the ON position, while the unit is turned off.
· To prevent the unit from unexpected operation during play,
set the HOLD switch to the ON position after you starts play-
ing the disc.
Preventing Accidental Operation (Hold mode)
Before using this unit, be sure to read the applicable items of the
operating instructions and these safety-suggestions carefully.
Afterwards keep them handy for future reference. Take special
care to follow the warnings indicated on the unit itself as well as
in the operating instructions.
1. Care of AC adaptor
- The cord of the AC adaptor should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched
by items placed upon or against them. Never take hold of the
AC adaptor if your hand is wet, and always grasp the plug
when connecting or disconnecting it.
2. Disconnect when not in use
- When not in use, be sure to
disconnect the AC adaptor from the AC power outlet.
- If the unit is not used for a long period of time or is
used only from an AC power source, remove all the batteries
to prevent potential damage due to battery leakage. Do not
mix (old and new ) batteries or different types of batteries.
- Moisture may form on the lens in the follow-
· immediately after a heater has been turned on.
· in a steamy or very humid room.
· when the unit is suddenly moved from a cold environment
to a warm one. If moisture forms inside this unit, it may not
operate properly. To correct this problem wait about one
hour for the moisture to evaporate.
1. Foreign Material
- Care should be taken so that objects do not
fall into and liquids are not spilled into the unit. Do not subject
this unit to excessive smoke, dust, mechanical vibration, or
- The unit should be situated away from equipment
or devices that generate strong magnetic fields.
- Do not place any objects on top of the unit.
(See page 8 for details.)
Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth lightly
moistened with mild detergent solution.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
1. Damage Requiring Service
- The unit should be serviced by
qualified service personnel when:
(a) The AC adaptor is damaged; or
(b) Objects have fallen or liquid has been spilled into the unit; or
(c) The unit has been exposed to rain; or
(d) The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance; or
(e) The unit has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
THE FOLLOWING NOTICES ARE APPLIED ONLY FOR THE U.S.A.:
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE
OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN
MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
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 com-
munications. However, there is no guarantee that interfer-
ence will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or televi-
sion reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one of the following measures:
· Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
· Increase the separation between the equipment and re-
· 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
Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equip-
ment would void the user's authority to operate this device.
POWERED BY NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERY.
MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF PROPERLY.
The product that you have purchased is powered by a re-
chargeable battery. The battery is recyclable. At the end of
it's useful life, under various state and local laws, it may be
illegal to dispose of this battery into the municipal waste
Check with your local solid waste officials for details in your
area for recycling options or proper disposal.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
2. DANGER: 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.
· Do not block the ventilation opening or holes. (If the ventilation
openings of holes are blocked by a newspaper or cloth, etc., the
heat may not be able to get out.)
· Do not place any naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
on the apparatus.
· When discarding batteries, environmental problems must be con-
sidered and local rules or laws governing the disposal of these
batteries must be followed strictly.
· Do not expose this apparatus to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing
and that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed
on the apparatus.
Bottom of the unit
(Except the U.S.A. and Canada)
Marking sign is located on bottom of the unit.
Do not play your headphones or earphones at a high volume.
Hearing experts advise against continuous extended play.
If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discon-
Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle. It may create a
traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in
potentially hazardous situations.
Even if your headphones or earphones are an open-air type de-
signed to let you hear outside sounds, don't turn up the volume
so high that you can't hear what's around you.
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 BE-
FORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
· Start your volume control at a low setting.
· Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and
clearly, and without distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
· Set the dial and leave it there.
· Only the BN-R1211J (for the U.S.A. and Canada) and BN-R1211
(for other area) battery can be recharged.
· If the power delivered by the batteries lasts for a very short
time after recharging, it means that the batteries' service life is
over. Do not use them any more.
· Recharging already charged batteries will shorten their service
· When recharging batteries for the first time or when they have
not been used for a long period of time, the play time may be
shorter than usual. In a case like this, repeatedly recharge and
discharge the batteries. This will restore them to their regular
· Do not allow any metal objects to touch the terminals of re-
chargeable batteries since this may cause short-circuiting which
· Do not peel off the plastic covering on the rechargeable batter-
ies. Short-circuiting may occur which is dangerous.
Notice about the rechargeable battery
The battery is designated recyclable.
Please follow your local recycling regulations.
Dry cell batteries / rechargeable
To prevent damage to the batteries and electrolyte leakage, heed
the following points.
· Align the , and . polarities properly when inserting the bat-
· Do not mix different types or makers of batteries or old and
· Remove the batteries if you do not plan to use the unit for a
long period of time.
· Do not throw batteries into a fire, and do not short-circuit, dis-
assemble or subject them to excessive heat.
· Do not attempt to recharge dry cell batteries.
Carrying dry cell batteries /
rechargeable batteries around
When putting dry cell or rechargeable batteries in a pocket or
bag, ensure that no other metal objects such as a necklace are
placed together with them. Contact with metal may cause short-
circuiting which, in turn, may cause a fire.
· Handle the AC adaptor carefully. Improper handling is dan-
· Do not touch it with wet hands.
· Do not place heavy objects on top of it.
· Do not forcibly bend it.
· Be sure to connect only the AC adaptor provided (for the
U.S.A. only) with the unit.
· Disconnect the AC adaptor from the power outlet if the unit is
not going to be used for a long time.
No altering or remodeling
This can cause malfunctioning.
No dropping or strong impacts
This may damage the unit.
Locations to be avoided
Avoid using the unit in the following locations since they can
1. Bathrooms and other moisture-prone places.
2. Warehouses and other dusty places
3. Very hot places near heating appliances, etc.
Do not leave the unit exposed to direct sunlight for
long periods of time
This may deform or discolor the cabinet and may also cause mal-
When purchasing AC adaptor
(Except the U.S.A.)
Be absolutely sure to purchase the AC adaptor designed espe-
cially for this unit.
AC adaptor: AA-R4513 (for Canada)
AA-R4516 (for multi voltage area)
For details, check with your dealer.
When purchasing AC plug adaptor
(for multi voltage area)
Be absolutely sure to purchase the AC plug adaptor designed es-
pecially for this unit.
AC plug adaptor: QAM0060-001
For details, check with your dealer.
When purchasing rechargeable
As a safety precaution, the portable CD players made by JVC
have a construction designed to make it impossible to recharge
To use rechargeable batteries, be absolutely sure to purchase the
rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries designed especially for this unit.
Special rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries:
BN-R1211J (set of 2) (for the U.S.A. and Canada)
BN-R1211 (set of 2) (for other area)
For details, check with your dealer.
Ordinary dry cell
I N D
C I A T
INFORMATION (For Canada)
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for
radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the
interference-causing equipment standard entitled "Digital
Apparatus", ICES-003 of the Department of Communications.
5/22/03, 3:12 PM
To pause play
To stop play
To turn off the
Keep depressed during play.
· Play stops automatically
when all the tracks have
For your reference:
This indication appears if
3/8 is pressed when no disc is loaded
in the unit or if the disc is not properly seated.
· Preparation period before playing the track
Flashes for several seconds after pressing
3/8 to play.
This indication appears when the lid is open.
Turn off the unit and, after the disc has stopped rotating, remove
the disc as shown below:
Auto power off function
If the unit is left in stop mode for 30 seconds, the unit turns
itself off automatically to prevent the batteries from running
· To skip back to the previous track, quickly press
· During Program play, the button is used to fast for-
ward or back through the programmed sequence of
· During Random play, the skip button cannot be used
to skip back to tracks that were played previously in
the random sequence.
In stop mode,
Press again to resume play.
Follow the steps in the numerical order.
Total number of tracks
Total playing time.
Elapsed playing time of each track
Track munber in play