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In The Box

Digital MP3 Recorder-Player with Built-In AM/FM Radio

The CC Witness Plus is one of the best, most versatile and compact digital personal recorder/players made. Built to record your favorite radio shows. It can record for hours. Great as a travel radio and for listening to all kinds of audio. If you like to exercise to music, the CC Witness Plus can record your favorite music from the internet. A special feature can create individual recording tracks so you can skip to the next song or delete songs you don't like. You can listen to rich, full audio using the included earphones, the built-in stereo speakers or a patch cord to your favorite radio.

Recording with the Plus

Whether it's from a radio, computer or home stereo, the CC Witness Plus will record high-quality audio from your device. 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 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.

Radio on the Go

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. If you ride a motorcycle - check out our blog post about how Sue uses the CC Witness Plus on her rides.

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 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.

Saving space

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, as a maximum size, the 8GB Sandisk brand SD card for stability of operation.

Edit makes perfect

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.

From Witness to Computer and Back

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 Plus for your playback enjoyment. Please see the FAQs for important information regarding file transfers.

When you order this kit you receive all the items needed for recording your favorite radio shows, transferring files to and from your computer, charging the CC Witness and hands-free listening. This "Enthusiast" kit includes the CC Witness Plus and the Accessory Kit. The accessory kit includes earbuds, a charging cradle, AC adapter, clear carry case with belt clip and a sports sleeve/armband carry case.

Product Highlights
  • Stylish design and sturdy exterior with a wide LCD and half-mirror window to maximize the display
  • Not only receives all available AM and FM radio stations but it can also be programmed to record any broadcast in advance (20 Timer recording in total)
  • Various programmed recording modes and setting the time(Specific Date/Week/Weekly)
  • MP3/WMA/WAV Player
  • Good AM/FM Radio Reception
  • FM Stereo or Mono Option
  • Voice recording in various recording quality(32Kbps-192kbps/MP3 format or 1411kbps WAV format)
  • External memory expandability (Subject to compatibility)
  • File can be copied to SD card or internal memory
  • File dividing - from one file into several others
  • Ability to rename files
  • Internal Stereo Speaker(0.6W * Stereo)
  • Long lasting Li-ion polymer rechargeable battery( 5V 900mA )
  • Alarm Play back at Specific setting time & date
  • 10 presets available in AM/FM
  • USB 2.0 interface that can help easily transfer data to a computer
  • Mini USB connection
  • Built-in calendar
  • Highly sensitive, built-in stereo microphones and an external microphone can be attached
  • Key lock function to prevent unintentional operation
  • Sleep mode
  • Digital volume control (30 steps)
  • Equalizer modes (Normal, Classic, Live, POP, Rock, Jazz)
  • Playback functions (Normal/Section Repeat/1 Track/All Track/Random)
  • Fast forward/rewind (Search at 3 seconds/7 seconds/1 minute/2.5 minutes)
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Sydney NSW Australia
August, 25 2016
Great product
I think it is a great app thank-you .

For All music

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Middleburg, VA
July, 14 2014
perfect except for one thing
Excellent unit - well made, instinctive to use (aka didnt need the manual much). Its just the big honking charger and base are not transportable. For those of us who live on the road, this needs to be fixed in the -2 version.
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So. Texas
July, 10 2014
If there were 10 stars I would label 10 stars
I am one of Jehovahs witnesses and I use this to record public talks every week as well as talks at seminars and conventions. I have had mine for about 4 years. I stopped looking for anything better its just not out there. Awesome job C.Crane keep it coming.
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October, 12 2012

"This is a review of a ccwitness plus on firmware ver 1.1_107There are 51 radio stations that maybe within distant listening range of 45159 (New Vienna, Ohio). (39° 19' 55"" N, 83° 41' 17"" W) my location according to I can put my new ccwitness plus on scan and it will stop at nothing on the AM or FM band! The nearest FM station is WKLN which is just 4.3 miles away and I should be within their ""local"" range. WKRC 550 AM is 46.2 miles away and has 5,000 watts of daytime power, yet is unlistenable. WLW 700 AM has 50,000 watts of power and at 34 miles is barely listenable if I'm standing in just the right spot. If I'd like to walk around, the only thing listenable are the files I've loaded onto the ccwitness. Certainly not the radio. On a more positive note, for those of you living in a major city, the ccwitness plus does recognize a 32 GB Sandisk ultra SDHC card. SDSDH-032G-AW11, and I have recorded files to it. It reports the card as a SD card with 29.7
What kind of recording time can I expect from a CC Witness Plus?
Does the CC Witness Plus record in Stereo?
What sorts of file formats are supported?
Can the CC Witness Plus play files recorded at 320kbps in full quality?
Can the CC Witness Plus display the titles to the MP3 songs?
Can the CC Witness Plus record from another radios headphone jack?
How long does a fully charged battery last?
Does the CC Witness Plus work with iTunes?
Can I record music from my computer or WiFi Radio?
Will recordings I make with my CC Witness Plus to an SD card be playable on the Senta Ally?
How many radio presets does the CC Witness Plus have?
Does the CC Witness Plus come with a memory card?
What are the possible sleep timer settings?
What are the possible back light timer settings?
Can the external memory card be formatted without a computer?
Which type of USB Interface does the CC Witness Plus use?
If the firmware is upgraded on the CC Witness Plus, do all the stored functions and settings go away?
How come the CC Witness Plus keeps shutting off?
What is the Lock Switch located on the right side of the CC Witness Plus for?
When I play purchased music from Amazon on my CC Witness Plus VBR is displayed for the quality. What does VBR mean?
The CC Witness Plus is hooked up to my PC. What do I do now?
How large is the display on the CC Witness Plus?
How can I send a CC Witness Plus recording to someone over the internet when I am on the road?
Does the CC Witness Plus support a 2GB or 4GB memory card?
Will the CC witness Plus accept the SDHC cards?
Why are the left and right leads of my CC Witness Plus earbuds different lengths?
I purchased a 16 GB SD card but it freezes up my CC Witness Plus?
What is the operating temperature of the CC Witness Plus?
Are there any precautions I should take when performing a soft reset on the CC Witness Plus?
The Play speed and Equalizer settings do not seem to work with CD quality recordings, is this normal?
Can I store files other than audio on the CC Witness Plus using a computer?
What is the maximum number of files that can be held on the CC Witness Plus?
How do files recorded on the CC Witness Plus display?
My computer doesn't recognize or is slow to load when plugging the CC Witness or CC Witness Plus into my USB port. Why is this happening?
What type of battery is in the CC Witness Plus?
How long does it take to charge the battery?
How can I power and charge the CC Witness Plus when I am on the road?
Can I use the CC Witness Plus and charge the battery at the same time?
When should I consider replacing the battery of my CC Witness Plus?
Will I need to set the time and date again after changing the battery pack?
Is the AM reception any good?
Does the tuner receive FM Stereo?
If earphones are in use, where is the FM antenna wire plugged in?
Where is the CC Witness Plus manufactured?
Why is the audio better/louder when I am listening to the Witness using headphones, then when I am listening to the Witness using the internal speaker?
In The Box
What's in the Box

CC Witness Plus Digital MP3 Recorder-Player with Built-In AM/FM Radio

  • CC Witness Plus
  • FM Wire Antenna
  • Stereo Earbuds
  • USB Charger/Connector Cable

CC Witness Plus Accessory Kit

  • CC Witness Charging Cradle
  • AC Adapter
  • Clear Cover with Belt Clip
General Specifications
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)
Lock Switch: Yes
Sleep Timer: 15-300 minutes
Alarm: Yes
Clock: 12-hour system
Dimensions: 2.2" W x 4" H x 0.6" D
Weight: 3.6 oz
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.
PC Compatibility
Communication: USB 2.0
System: CPU 200MHz
OS: Windows 2000
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
MAC OS10 and above
Sound Card: Sound Blaster 16 compatible
Display: 640 x 480 or better
Accessory Kit
AC Adapter: Input 120V AC, 60Hz 10W
Output 5V DC 0.9A
Weight: 2.25 lbs (for complete kit)
Recording Specifications
Playable Formats: MP3 or WMA 16-320kbps
WAV 1411kbps
Recordable Formats: MP3 32, 64, 96, 128, or 192kbps
WAV 1411kbps
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.


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