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Complete owner's manual in digital format. The manual will be available for download as PDF file after You purchase it.

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Using the Wired Remote Control
The remote control can be operated regardless of the hold mode of the unit.


Portable CD player
Skip function
Press once during play. Forward (Beep Beep) Type Signal detection system Pickup system Number of channels: Frequency response Wow & flutter Output Duration of battery (with T.S.P. ON) : : : : Compact disc player Non-contact optical pickup (semiconductor laser) 3 beam laser 2 channels (stereo)

Troubleshooting Guide
Before requesting service for this unit, check the chart below for a possible cause of the problem you are experiencing. Some simple checks or a minor adjustment on your part may eliminate the problem and restore proper operation. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, refer to the directory of Authorized Service Centers (enclosed with this unit) to locate a convenient service center, or consult your dealer for instructions.

Concerning Compact Discs
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 the unit.

How to use the wired remote control
Press once during off or stop mode.

For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which are located either on the rear, bottom or side of the cabinet. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. Serial No.


Release the remote control from the hold mode.

To start play
(Beep) Press once during play.

: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz : Unmeasurable : Headphone (3.5 mm dia. stereo × 1) 9 mW/ch at 10 % THD/16 ohms matching impedance (16 ohms to 1 kohm) Out (3.5 mm dia. stereo × 1) 0.6 V/50 kohms : Approx. 6 hours when using two rechargeable batteries (BN-R122J or equivalent) charged for 3 hours, Approx. 21 hours when using two alkaline batteries (LR6-Panasonic) Approx. 46 hours when using four alkaline batteries (XL-PG5)

Cannot close cover. Cannot play discs.

Check this
Is the disc properly secured in place? • Is the unit in HOLD status? • Is the disc properly secured in place? • Is there moisture condensation on the lens? (Wait for about an hour and then try again.) Did you press the PUSH button to release the disc? Is the RESUME, NORMAL, RANDOM (play mode) selector in the NORMAL position?

Fast forward/ reverse
Reverse (Beep Beep Beep)

How to remove a disc from its case

How to store the disc in its case
Label side up


To stop play
Search function

s Operation confirmation tones
When an operation button is pressed, a confirmation tone sounds. Refer to the parentheses in the illustration for the different types of confirmation tones.

(Beep...Beep) Keep depressed during play or stop mode.

Keep depressed during play. Power requirements When adjusting the volume using the remote control, position the volume control on the unit between 4 and 6.

How to hold a disc

: DC 3 V (“AA” size battery × 2) DC 2.4 V (rechargeable battery × 2)

Cannot remove disc. Tracks on disc do not play in order, starting with the first track. Cannot hear music—too noisy.

To turn off the unit

To adjust the volume

DC IN 4.5 V Dimensions (W × H × D) : 128.5× 28.9 × 144 mm (5-1/16”× 1-3/8”× 5-21/32”) (Excluding buttons and controls) Mass : Approx. 220 g (0.48 lbs) (without batteries)

If the surface is dirty
Wipe it with a damp cloth and then wipe dry. Wipe from the center toward the outer circumference. Play surface (shiny surface)


Supplied Accessories
Check the packing carton for these accessories.
AC adaptor (RFEA 417C) ............................................................................................................... 1 pc. Stereo headphone ............................................................................................................................ 1 pc. Car adaptor (CA-R455) (XL-PV400) ............................................................................................ 1 pc. Car audio cassette adaptor (CA-RC4/CA-RC5) (XL-PV400) ................................................. 1 pc. Wired remote control (XL-PG5) ................................................................................................... 1 pc. Rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries (BN-R122J) with carrying case (XL-PG5) ........................... 2 pcs. Remove the rechargeable batteries from their case before use. Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts. 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.

AC adaptor
Input power source Output voltage : AC 120 V, 60 Hz : DC 4.5 V, 800 mA

• Is the headphone plug inserted all the way? • Is the plug dirty? (Wipe away dirt on the plug.) Are you using the unit body too near a TV or tuner? (If the TV or tuner is connected to a simple indoor antenna, connect it to an outdoor antenna.) 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 it off using a soft dry cloth. When storing discs Avoid locations which are • Exposed to direct sunlight. • Susceptible to high levels of humidity or dust. • Directly exposed to heat from a heating appliance. • On top of a car dashboard or near the rear window. Handling precautions • On the label side (the side with writing) Do not write anything using a pencil, ball-point pen, etc. Do not stick on 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.

Using the Unit with Optional Accessories
Using the unit with an audio system
Using a stereo connection cable (not included), you can listen to CDs through your audio system. • Connect the cable to the amplifier after turning off its power. • Do not connect the cable to the PHONO jacks on the amplifier. • Obtain the optional connecting cable if the amplifier comes with mini-phone jacks. • Adjust the volume level on the amplifier. OUT jack

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Using the unit with a car audio system

Maintaining the unit

TV picture is distorted. Radio reception is noisy.

Wipe the unit with a soft cloth. Remove stubborn dirt using a cloth which has been dipped in water or soapy water and wrung out, and then wipe dry. XL-PV400 comes with the car adaptor and car audio cassette • If you intend to use a chemically treated cleaning cloth, read its adaptor. directions first. • Car adaptor (CA-R455) • Do not use alcohol or paint thinners. • Car audio cassette adaptor (CA-RC4/CA-RC5)

For connection to the car audio system:
Connect the car audio cassette adaptor to the unit’s headphone jack. (When doing this, keep the unit’s VOLUME control at a setting between 4 and 6.) If there is an Aux jack in the car audio system, connect the OUT

Maintaining the lens
Open the lid and clean the lens as shown in the figure. Use a cotton swab to gently wipe off any finger-prints. Recommended product: Lens cleaner kit

• Recharging already charged batteries will shorten their service

Listening caution
Air blower for camera lens Lens

life. • 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 state. • Do not allow any metal objects to touch the terminals of rechargeable batteries since this may cause short-circuiting which is dangerous. • Do not peel off the plastic covering on the rechargeable batteries. Short-circuiting may occur which is dangerous.

When purchasing rechargeable batteries
As a safety precaution, the portable CD players made by JVC have a construction designed to make it impossible to recharge ordinary batteries. 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-R122J (set of 2) For details, check with your dealer.

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.



(See page 5 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.

Back panel of the unit

jack of the CD player with the Aux jack using a 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-plug signal cord (optional). Depending on the automobile used, noise may occur, and in that case, it is recommended that a KS-U32 noise filter (optional) be used. Amplifier

POWERED BY NICKEL-CADMIUM BATTERY. MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. ATTENTION: The product that you have purchased is powered by a rechargeable 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 stream. Check with your local solid waste officials for details in your area for recycling options or proper disposal.



EST. 1924

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 discontinue use. Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle. It may create a

It may not be possible to use the unit with some types of car stereo owing to restrictions imposed by the construction of the car Lens audio cassette adaptor. For further details, refer to the instructions of the part concerned.

1. Care of AC adaptor - Take care that 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 body when connecting or disconnecting it. 2. Nonuse Periods - When not in use, be sure to disconnect the AC adaptor from the AC power outlet.





traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas. You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use

Dry cell batteries / rechargeable batteries
To prevent damage to the batteries and electrolyte leakage, heed the following points. • Align the , and . polarities properly when inserting the batteries. • Do not mix different types or makers of batteries or old and new batteries. • 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, disassemble or subject them to excessive heat. • Do not attempt to recharge dry cell batteries.

1. Damege 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.

Special rechargeable batteries

Stereo connection cable (not included)

in potentially hazardous situations. Even if your headphones or earphones is an open-air type designed 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.




Sound quality changes when HBS is selected, but volume is reduced by approximately fifty percent.

Ordinary dry cell batteries/rechargeable batteries

3. Batteries - If the set 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 possible battery leakage. Do not mix batteries (old and new ) or different types of batteries.

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. designed to provide reasonable protection These limits are 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 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. Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the user’s authority to operate this device.

When driving a car
In the interest of traffic safety, do not operate the unit while driving.

Accidental Operation Prevention Function (Hold Mode)
This function causes the unit to ignore short, accidental button presses.

s Environment
1. Condensation - Moisture may form on the lens in the following conditions… • 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.



” indication
” to

Guard against this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
A •

When the unit is in hold mode, pressing any operation button (other than the OPEN button) causes the indication “ appear on the display.

N •

The misoperation prevention function preHOLD

vents the following:
• Powering on the unit accidentally (which can cause the batteries to go dead). • Play being cut off unexpectedly in the middle of a selection.

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.


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 shortcircuiting which, in turn, may cause a fire. Be absolutely sure to carry the rechargeable batteries in the battery carrying case. 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.

When the unit is powered off
The “ pressed. ” indication appears only when the 3 8 button is Once you have established a comfortable sound level: • Set the dial and leave it there.

Hold Mode

The unit and wired remote control have HOLD switches, each of which works independently.

To release the function
Move back the HOLD switch.

Rechargeable batteries
• Only the BN-R122J 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.

s Placement
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 shock. 2. Magnetism - The unit should be situated away from equipment or devices that generate strong magnetic fields. 3. Stacking - Do not place any objects, on top of the unit.

XL-PG5 Only

To use the accidental operation prevention function
• To prevent the unit from powering up accidentally, set the HOLD switch to the HOLD position. • To prevent the unit from unexpected operation during play, set the HOLD switch to the HOLD position after playing the

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 (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.


Hold Mode

OPEN button operation

Even when the unit is in hold mode, the (CD) lid can be opened or closed by pressing the OPEN button.

Printed in Japan

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