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You may have noticed this new acronym popping up on some of our products. RoHS stands for Restrictions on Hazardous Substances, and it's a directive that could have a huge impact on the production and disposal of consumer electronics. First adopted in Europe in 2006 (and later adopted in California in 2007), RoHS restricts the use of six dangerous substances in lots of common electronics. According to the official RoHS compliance Web site (www.rohs.eu), the RoHS symbol indicates that "new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market does not contain any of the six banned substances: lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, poly-brominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), in quantities exceeding maximum concentration values."
While some military and medical equipment is exempt from RoHS compliance, the electronics governed by the standard are among the most common you'll find in your home, from radios to MP3 players to cell phones and (increasingly) computers. In practical terms, the standard protects factory workers at the production level, sharply reducing their exposure to hazardous substances. The standard also has a profound impact on the disposal and recycling of electronics, in that disposed substances will no longer have at least six of the most hazardous chemicals formerly found in electronics, and recycled electronics will not expose workers to toxics as they harvest components.
One of the best MP3 digital recorders with onboard AM/FM radio just got better! The CC Witness Plus includes several new features like stereo microphones, CD quality (WAV) recording, and a Mini USB jack, making it a "Plus". You can listen to rich, full audio using earphones or the built-in stereo speakers.
Whether it's from a radio, computer or home stereo, the CC Witness Plus will record high-quality audio from your device. Just plug in the 1/8" input cable and press the record button. Recording your own music files is simple and saves money compared to buying individual songs. You can even detect song breaks and create individual recording tracks like a CD. You can then skip to the next song when you playback your music files.
The CC Witness Plus now has One-Touch Recording. Simply press and hold the record button to get 1, 2, 3 or 4 hours of instant recording. You can record using the built-in microphones or from the line-in using the included 1/8" stereo line-in cable.
If you are a talk radio fan, then you may love the 20 independent recording timers. Timers allow you to record all your favorite shows so you can listen at a more convenient time. You can also use the timers to eliminate the commercials normally found at the top and bottom of the hour.
With the built-in stereo microphones, you can record meetings, memos or even a live concert. The CC Witness Plus can accept an external mono or stereo microphone for even better voice recording quality.
For mobile use, most new cars have an 1/8" auxiliary MP3 jack or mini-USB jack. You can plug the patch cord directly from your MP3 jack or mini-USB into the Witness and then use the Witness to listen to an almost unlimited audio library you create.
The CC Witness Plus is an excellent portable travel companion because of its small size and capabilities. AM and FM radio reception is very good for a pocket radio and there are 10 easy presets per band to access your stations quickly. For better AM reception, there is an option for disabling the display screen reducing any possible interference. For best FM reception, the CC Witness Plus uses your headphones or an included wire as an external antenna. FM mono can also be enabled to improve weak FM stations and reduce automatic stereo switching sound.
You can maximize your recording time for voice by adjusting the audio quality to a lower speed of 32 kbps (kilobits per second). When great audio quality is necessary, you can set it to record at up to CD Quality at 1411 kbps. There are six selectable levels of audio quality. The CC Witness Plus comes with 2GB of onboard memory which stores up to 2000 audio files or up to 140 hours of recordings at 32 kbps.
Using an optional SD memory card will give you more recording time and is a great way to collect hard copies of your favorite programs. An SD card can store more content than a CD or cassette tape. We recommend a maximum size 4GB Sandisk brand SD card for stability of operation. Larger cards may work with proper formatting. If you have success with a brand of larger size SD card please let us know.
Copy, chop, erase, or rename your files with the powerful editing features of the CC Witness Plus. File names and folder structure can be changed and edited through your computer also.
Transfer your files from the CC Witness Plus to a Computer using a USB cable. With a computer you can listen, store, or upload your files over the internet. If you already have a collection of MP3, WAV, or WMA files on your computer, then transfer them to the Witness for your playback enjoyment.
To get the most out of your CC Witness Plus be sure to pick up the CC Witness Plus Accessory Kit for only $39.95. The kit includes a charging cradle for the Witness Plus, an AC adapter, a clear carry case with belt clip and also an armband carry case. The carry cases are great for hands-free listening.Please note that neither the CC Witness Plus accessory kit or CC Witness Plus firmware are compatible with the original CC Witness.
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|Input Power:||3.7v 900mA Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Battery|
|Recharging Time:||~4 Hours|
|Stereo Speakers:||8Ω 0.6 Watts|
|Frequency Coverage:||AM 520 - 1710 kHz (10KHz Steps)
AM 522 - 1629 kHz (9KHz Steps)
FM 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
|AM Antenna:||Internal ferrite|
|FM Antenna:||Earphones or FM Antenna wire (plugs into earphone jack)|
|S/N Ratio:||AM 35dB
FM 45dB at 1mV 98.1MHz
MP3 85dB up (1KHz Input 0dB)
|Frequency Response:||AM 150Hz - 1.5KHz at 0dB
FM 350Hz30Hz, 3KHz0.25KHz (150Hz~2.5KHz, 60dBuV)
MP3 20 ~ 20KHz
Line/Mic Jack (-3dB) 50Hz - 20KHz
|Sensitivity:||AM 68dBuV at 1KHz
FM 5uVAT S/N=26Db
An FM Signal under 40db is automatically changed into mono
|Data Rate:||Reading rate:3.5Mbps
Writing rate: 2.8Mbps
|Earphone Jack:||1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo 16Ω|
|Line/Mic-In Jack:||1/8" (3.5mm) Mono or Stereo|
|Presets:||20 Total (10 AM + 10 FM)|
|Sleep Timer:||15-300 minutes|
|Dimensions:||2.2" W x 4" H x 0.6" D|
|Drop Tested:||30" on concrete floor|
|Warranty:||1 Year parts and labor|
|Included Accessories:||47" USB Cable (Mini USBMale x Type A Male)
41" 3.5mm stereo male x male cable
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
MAC OS10 and above
|Sound Card:||Sound Blaster 16 compatible|
|Display:||640 x 480 or better|
|AC Adapter:||Input 120V AC, 60Hz 10W
Output 5V DC 0.9A
|Weight:||2.25 lbs (for complete kit)|
|Playable Formats:||MP3 or WMA 16-320kbps
|Recordable Formats:||MP3 32, 64, 96, 128, or 192kbps
|Memory:||2 GB Internal Memory, plus SD/MMC Expansion Slot (Subject to compatibility)|
|Timers:||20 Play or Recording Schedules|
|Microphone:||Built-in Stereo Microphones|
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Kilobits Per Second = (kbps)
1,024 kilobits = 1 Megabit (Mb)
Recording time on 2GB:
32kbps ~ 140 hours
64kbps ~ 70 hours
128kbps ~ 35 hours
256kbps ~ 17.5 hours
An average song length of 4 minutes recorded at 128kbps takes up about 3.75MB of memory. So, a CC Witness Plus with 2GB of memory can store 500+ songs recorded at 128kbps.
The CC Witness Plus can record in stereo when recording from the FM band, Mic/Line Input or the Stereo Microphones.
The CC Witness Plus will playback MP3, WMA and WAV formats. However, the CC Witness Plus will only record in MP3 or WAV formats.
Yes, the ID3 Tag Support function must be enabled.
Yes. First set the volume of the radio to a normal listening level. Next, connect the included recording patch cable between the earphone jack of the radio and the MIC/LINE IN of the CC Witness Plus. Navigate to the main MENU screen on the CC Witness, then press record. You can monitor your recording by using the built-in speakers or headphone jack of the CC Witness Plus.
For higher quality recording, use a radios line-output jack instead of the headphone jack and connect to the MIC/LINE IN of the CC WitnessPlus. When using a radios line-output, the recording level is fixed and cannot be changed.
Yes and no. The iTunes program itself will not sync with the CC Witness Plus, but it is still possible to copy iTunes audio files to the CC Witness Plus. The iTunes audio must first be downloaded or converted to MP3 format using iTunes before the CC Witness Plus will accept it. To convert audio to MP3 format in iTunes follow these instructions:
All future downloads will be imported in MP3 format. To convert an existing file to mp3 format simply select the audio file, then select Convert Selection to MP3 from the advanced menu.
After the iTunes audio is in MP3 format you can drag and drop or copy and paste it from the iTunes Music folder to the CC Witness Plus. The iTunes Music folder is found in My Music on a PC and Music on a MAC.
The CC Witness Plus does a great job of recording music from the popular websites like Pandora, Slacker or Rhapsody. If the time interval between songs is similar then the CC Witness can be set up to create music tracks automatically.
C. Crane encourages you to purchase the music when you like a song. Here are three places to purchase royalty free MP3 music. It is easy to do. The quality is very high at 256KBS or higher. The songs cost about $1.00 each at all three places.
Mp3 recordings (not CD quality .wav files), will sound great on the Senta Ally. The Sent Ally does not have the ability to play .wav files.
Each radio band has 10 presets (20 total).
No. The CC Witness Plus ships with 2 GB of internal memory.
You can set the sleep timer for 15, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, 240 or 300 minutes.
You can set the back light to be illuminated for 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.
Yes. When using a new memory card, format the card inside the unit BEFORE trying to record on the card.
If the memory card has been used in any other device (Digital Camera, MP3 Player, etc) you must first format the card using a computer and then again in the CC Witness Plus BEFORE using the card.
USB 2.0; the cord used is a Mini USB male to USB type A male. The type A male USB is what the average USB connector looks like.
The CC Witness Plus shuts off automatically if it remains idle for 3 minutes (by default). You can adjust the amount of time that passes before auto shut-off occurs by configuring the "Auto Off Time" function in the "System Settings" menu options.
With the Lock Switch 'on' (in the UP position) the CC Witness Plus is locked. No settings can be changed while the Lock Switch is on.
VBR is an abbreviation for Variable Bit Rate. When a file is recorded in VBR the bitrate dynamically changes depending on the complexity and loudness of the music. A simple quiet passage may record at 32 Kbps. A loud complex song will record at 320 Kbps. High quality recordings can be made this way without making an unnecessarily large file.
Click on the 'My Computer' icon. Look for a removable disk icon, usually displayed as Drive E or F. Double click on the disk icon belonging to the CC Witness Plus. Files from the PC can now be downloaded onto the CC Witness Plus via dragging and dropping, copying and pasting, etc. Likewise, files can be uploaded to the PC from the CC Witness Plus using these same methods.
Note: 2 GB SD Cards can only hold 420 MB on the root directory. To place more than 420 MB on the SD card, simply create a folder on the root directory and place the files inside of that folder.
The display measures 1.85" diagonally.
We recommend using a laptop with a cellular PC card or WiFi antenna for mobile internet service. Once connected to the internet, simply transfer your recording to the laptop and email it to the desired location.
Yes, it has the necessary firmware to do so.
They are made this way so that the CC Witness Plus can be placed on your left or right side without the cords getting in the way. The longer cord goes around the back side of your neck to the opposite ear and the shorter cord goes to the ear on the side the Witness is on.
Not all SD Cards are compatible with the CC Witness Plus. Our current 16 GB SD CARD WILL NOT WORK on the CC Witness Plus at this time.
The safe operating temperature does not refer to the CC Witness Plus so much itself as the lithium rechargeable battery inside. Battery industry professionals state that Lithium rechargeable batteries should not be used or stored in environments that exceed 60° C (140° F). For these reasons the CC Witness Plus should not be stored in a location that can reach high temperatures such as a closed automobile or sunny window ledge. High temperatures can cause the battery to fail.
Yes, you will want to use a small thin blunt-tipped object such as a paperclip. The reason for this is twofold: First, to make sure that a sharp object is not imbedded into the recessed button. Second, to make sure the battery pack (which is located inside the unit next to the reset button) is not punctured which can cause severe damage to the unit.
Yes, the Play speed and Equalizer settings only work with mp3 recordings.
Yes, you can store any type of file in the memory of the CC Witness Plus using a computer. Only MP3, WMA and WAV files will be visible when viewing the CC Witness Plus display. Non-audio and other types of files will only be visible when browsing the CC Witness Plus memory files with a computer.
The CC Witness Plus has a limitation of 2000 files.
This depends on the naming format chosen by the user (SettingsSystem SettingsFile Name Format). You can choose Simple Track # or Date_Time_#_Freq.
If you choose Simple Track # the recording files are displayed as the month, day, track, and source. For example, depending on which method you used to record, the files would look like:
If you choose Date_Time_#_Freq the recording files are displayed as the month, day, year, time, track, source/frequency, and file format. For example, depending on which method you used to record, the files would look like:
A wireless mouse can cause this. Try unplugging the wireless mouse and then plug the CC Witness (Plus) into the USB port.
The CC Witness Plus uses a rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery pack.
It takes roughly 4 hours to completely charge the internal battery.
A fully charged battery will give you about 15-16 hours of playtime or 8 hours of record time before you need to recharge it again.
The BoxWave VersaCharger Pro is a great power source for home, on the road and in a car. The Box Wave does produce a buzzing when listening to live AM radio so if this is your forte' then stick with the AC adapter (included in the CC Witness Plus Accessory Kit). This oversized AC adapter is designed for low noise and good AM listening.
Yes, if you charge the CC Witness Plus with the AC adapter that comes in the optional accessory kit. Once the CC Witness Plus is connected you will see "Charging" on the display. At this point, press the center button on the Witness to turn it on and you will then be able to use all functions as normal including timers.
If you want to use the CC Witness Plus while charging with a computer, it is only possible if you are running Windows XP. When running Windows XP, connect the CC Witness to the USB port on your computer. A small green icon will show up in the system tray of Windows XP. Right click on the green icon and choose "Safely Remove Hardware". Once you complete this step, the display on the CC Witness Plus will change from "USB Connected" to "Charging".
At this point, you can press the center button on the Witness to turn it on and select from any options on the display. If any timers are set during this time they will also activate for recordings, though you may notice a bit more static on AM while connected to and located near your computer. Please keep in mind the above only works with Windows XP; with any other operating system (that we have tested) it will not work.
Typically, any device with rechargeable lithium batteries should have the battery replaced after approximately 300-500 charge cycles (or two to three years). If you notice playback on a fully charged battery is significantly less than it used to be (80% of original run time) or the unit becomes excessively hot during a charge cycle, these are good indicators that it is time to replace the battery.
The AM reception is good when tuned to a strong signal. The AM tuner in the CC Witness Plus will not receive distant AM stations like the CCRadio-2E. With the display screen off reception is better. It is also possible to record from a more powerful AM radio using the CC Witness Plus input jack. Another option to improve AM reception is with the addition of our Twin Coil AM Antenna (a ferrite stick adapter is required for this connection).
Yes, the CC Witness Plus receives FM Stereo. There is an option in the Sound Settings menu to change to FM Mono.
The earphones also act as an FM antenna when in use. When listening to the CC Witness Plus via the internal speakers, you can plug the FM antenna wire into the earphone jack. The FM antenna and earphones cannot both be used at the same time.
The CC Witness Plus is the exclusive of C. Crane for several countries. It is manufactured in South Korea.
The speakers are not capable of producing the same kind of audio that you would hear with a qood quality set of headphones or earbuds.
|CC Witness Plus Digital MP3 Recorder-Player with Built-In AM/FM Radio Instruction Manual||1.9 MB||4:31 @ 56KBps|
|Battery Replacement Guide|
|CC Witness & CC Witness Plus Battery Installation Guide|
|Firmware Update (for CC Witness Plus ONLY)|
|CC Witness plus Firmware Update (v1.2)|
|CC Witness plus Firmware Update Installation|
|What's in the Box|