What kind of recording time can I expect from a CC Witness Plus?
Kilobits Per Second = (kbps)
Does the CC Witness Plus record in Stereo?
The CC Witness Plus can record in stereo when recording from the FM band, Mic/Line Input or the Stereo Microphones.
What sorts of file formats are supported?
The CC Witness Plus will playback MP3, WMA and WAV formats. However, the CC Witness Plus will only record in MP3 or WAV formats.
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?
Yes, the ID3 Tag Support function must be enabled.
Can the CC Witness Plus record from another radios headphone jack?
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.
How long does a fully charged battery last?
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.
Does the CC Witness Plus work with iTunes?
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:
Can I record music from my computer or WiFi Radio?
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.
Will recordings I make with my CC Witness Plus to an SD card be playable on the Senta Ally?
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.
How many radio presets does the CC Witness Plus have?
Each radio band has 10 presets (20 total).
Does the CC Witness Plus come with a memory card?
No. The CC Witness Plus ships with 2 GB of internal memory.
What are the possible sleep timer settings?
You can set the sleep timer for 15, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, 240 or 300 minutes.
What are the possible back light timer settings?
You can set the back light to be illuminated for 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds.
Can the external memory card be formatted without a computer?
Yes. When using a new memory card, format the card inside the unit BEFORE trying to record on the card.
Which type of USB Interface does the CC Witness Plus use?
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.
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?
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.
What is the Lock Switch located on the right side of the CC Witness Plus for?
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.
When I play purchased music from Amazon on my CC Witness Plus VBR is displayed for the quality. What does VBR mean?
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.
The CC Witness Plus is hooked up to my PC. What do I do now?
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.
How large is the display on the CC Witness Plus?
The display measures 1.85" diagonally.
How can I send a CC Witness Plus recording to someone over the internet when I am on the road?
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.
Does the CC Witness Plus support a 2GB or 4GB memory card?
Will the CC witness Plus accept the SDHC cards?
Yes, it has the necessary firmware to do so.
Why are the left and right leads of my CC Witness Plus earbuds different lengths?
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.
I purchased a 16 GB SD card but it freezes up my CC Witness Plus?
Not all SD Cards are compatible with the CC Witness Plus. The 16GB SD CARDS WE TESTED WILL NOT WORK on the CC Witness Plus at this time.
What is the operating temperature of the CC Witness Plus?
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.
Are there any precautions I should take when performing a soft reset on the CC Witness Plus?
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.
The Play speed and Equalizer settings do not seem to work with CD quality recordings, is this normal?
Yes, the Play speed and Equalizer settings only work with mp3 recordings.
Can I store files other than audio on the CC Witness Plus using a computer?
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.
What is the maximum number of files that can be held on the CC Witness Plus?
The CC Witness Plus has a limitation of 2000 files.
How do files recorded on the CC Witness Plus display?
This depends on the naming format chosen by the user (SettingsSystem SettingsFile Name Format). You can choose Simple Track # or Date_Time_#_Freq.
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?
A wireless mouse can cause this. Try unplugging the wireless mouse and then plug the CC Witness (Plus) into the USB port.
What type of battery is in the CC Witness Plus?
The CC Witness Plus uses a rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery pack.
How long does it take to charge the battery?
It takes roughly 4 hours to completely charge the internal battery.
How can I power and charge the CC Witness Plus when I am on the road?
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.
Can I use the CC Witness Plus and charge the battery at the same time?
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.
When should I consider replacing the battery of my CC Witness Plus?
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.
Will I need to set the time and date again after changing the battery pack?
Is the AM reception any good?
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 the Twin Coil AM Antenna or Terk AM Advantage.
Does the tuner receive FM Stereo?
Yes, the CC Witness Plus receives FM Stereo. There is an option in the Sound Settings menu to change to FM Mono.
If earphones are in use, where is the FM antenna wire plugged in?
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.
Where is the CC Witness Plus manufactured?
The CC Witness Plus is the exclusive of C. Crane for several countries. It is manufactured in South Korea.
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?
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.