32-Character Display: The
Cambridge SoundWorks Radio CD 745I has a 3-7/8" x 7/8", 32-character
(two lines of 16-characters each), light-blue
LED display. The display's built-in light sensor detects the amount of ambient
light in the room and automatically dims or brightens the display. In addition
to normal time, alarm, and CD and radio display information, the radio can decode and
display Radio Data Service data (typically program or music titles) transmitted
by some FM stations as well as CD-text and ID3 text stored on most MP3 and WMA
iPod Dock: The SoundWorks Radio
CD 745i comes supplied with an iPod dock and two iPod dock adapters to playback
your iPod through the unit. The iPod dock connects to the CD 745i via a 3.5mm
minijack audio input and 2.5mm minijack power output on its rear panel. The iPod
dock is compatible with iPod nano, iPod mini, and iPod video with dock
connection. Your iPod will charge while connected to the iPod dock and when the
SoundWorks radio is on. You can use the CD 745i's supplied wireless remote to
control your iPod or you can still use your iPod's controls. The iPod dock also
features a composite and s-video output so you can watch video or playback
photos from your iPod on your TV or monitor. In addition to docking your iPod,
the iPod dock also has a slot to rest the supplied remote control. Dock
Dimensions: 3.942" wide x 1.037" tall x 3.602" deep.
CD/MP3/WMA Player: The Radio CD
can play audio 12cm CDs, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3/WMA files recorded on a 12cm CD-ROM disc. The
unit will decode and display CD text and MP3 ID3 tags that may be included on
the discs. The CD Info button lets you cycle through disc playing time readouts
(CD track/disc time elapsed, CD track/disc time remaining, MP3 file time
elapsed). During MP3 play, the unit supports 30-300kbps and variable data rates,
and will play up to a total of 295 files, 29 folders, and 99 files per folder.
The unit features the following play modes:
Resume Play: During audio CD
and MP3/WMA playback, when the Stop button is pressed once, the unit can resume play from the
same location. During MP3/WMA play only, the unit can resume play from the beginning
of the current folder when the stop button is pressed twice. The unit will
resume play from the beginning of the disc if stop is pressed twice for CD and
three times for MP3.
Tuning Options: The SoundWorks Radio CD 745i
features two Autotune methods, one Manual tune method, 16 FM presets
and 8 AM presets. Autotune Method 1 is a seek tuning method, activated by
pressing the "Seek" button on the radio or remote. The radio
automatically searches for the next listenable station of higher frequency.
Autotune Method 2, another seek tuning method, lets you automatically search the
AM or FM band in either direction. You can manually search either band for a
particular frequency, or select one of 8 presets in FM1, FM2 or AM bands.
When storing a station in a preset, you can also store an FM mode setting
(stereo, wide, or mono) for best sound quality.
Internal/External FM Antenna:
The Radio CD has an FM antenna built into the AC power cord. You can also connect
an external FM antenna to the threaded female "F"-type coax jack, if
desired. A switch on the back panel allows you to choose the internal or
external antenna. An external wired FM antenna is supplied.
Jog Button: The Radio CD has a Jog
button on the front panel which activates the unit's setup menu. When the Jog
button is pressed, you can make the following adjustments:
- Bass: -4 to +4
- Treble: -4 to +4
- FM Mode: Stereo, Wide, or
- Loudness: On (the unit will
boost bass output at low volume levels) or Off
- Snooze: 5-22min
- Clock Mode: 12 hour + AM/PM,
- Display Language: English,
Spanish, French, Italian, or German
- Disc Text Mode: Scrolling, Static
or No Text
- RDS Text Mode: Scrolling, Static
or No Text
Dual Alarms: The SoundWorks Radio CD 745i
features two independent alarms. You can choose to wake to a Tone Alarm or Music
Alarm, and select the alarm volume. When a Music Alarm is chosen, you can select
an AM or FM preset or a specific CD/MP3/WMA track.
Snooze Function: The alarms
have a snooze function which can silence the alarm for a pre-determined amount
of time. The snooze delay period can be set between 5 and 22 minutes.
Sleep Timer: You can set the Radio CD
to automatically turn off after a specific period of time. Using the front
panel or remote, you can set the sleep timer for 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 or 120
Backup: The Radio CD features
an internal long-life power cell maintains the current time for up to 48 hours
during a power outage. By inserting a 9-volt battery (not supplied), you can
ensure that a previously activated wakeup function will work during a power
2.1 Speaker Design:
The unit features two main front panel speakers driven by actively-equalized
stereo amplifiers along with a 3-1/2",
down-firing powered subwoofer for accurate high frequency reproduction and deep
low end response.
Front Panel Auxiliary Input: In
addition to rear auxiliary input used for the iPod dock, the SoundWorks Radio CD 745i
features a front-panel 3.5mm mini-jack auxiliary input for
connecting an additional external audio source.
Headphone Output: The Radio CD features a 3.5mm stereo headphone output
on the front panel. When headphones are plugged into the
headphone jack, the radio's speakers are muted.
Minimum Turn-on Volume: The Radio CD
has a preset minimum turn-on volume setting of 5. Whenever the radio is
turned off with the setting lower than 5, it will power up with a volume setting
of 5. If the volume setting was 5 or greater when the unit was turned off, the
unit will power up with the volume at the previous volume setting.
Remote Control: You can control
the SoundWorks Radio CD 745i with the supplied IR wireless remote
control. With the remote, you can control the volume, select the source, adjust
the tuning frequency, perform basic CD play modes, activate preset 1-8, set sleep
timer and snooze function, and
mute as well as control iPod functions. Dimensions: Width: 2.211", Length:
4.895", Height: 0.304"