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Insignia - Portable CD Player with FM Tuner and MP3 Playback - Black

This portable CD player features an FM tuner with 10 station presets, so you can listen to your favorite stations on the go. The skip protection ensures your favorite tunes aren't interrupted.
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Questions & Answers for Insignia - Portable CD Player with FM Tuner and MP3 Playback - Black

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Where is the remote?

Remote no longer included!!! Is this true?
4 months ago
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Atax
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answer 1
Remote is not included.
1 week, 2 days ago
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Dude
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answer 2
No remote
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Bear
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answer 3
When I bought mine in July, it came with a remote.
Maybe you should exchange it.
4 months ago
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ROCKLVR
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Tampa Bay, FL
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answer 4
As far as I'm aware, this has never had a remote. I checked and we have no documentation on a remote anywhere.
4 months ago
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does this unit have its own speaker

can it be played with out ear butds
2 years, 2 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
no built it speaker, but you could buy one of the many external powered speakers available and plug it in to the headphone jack
6 months ago
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jrj6060
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answer 2
No, portable CD players do not have built-in speakers. However, you can always buy a speaker or pair of speakers and plug it/them into the headphone jack, just make sure whatever you by has the standard (or smaller) jack, which I believe is 3.5mm.
1 year, 7 months ago
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LVE4GOD
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answer 3
No there is not speaker included. You do get a set of head phones.
2 years, 2 months ago
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Sallybby
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can I use this player to transmit through my car FM radio station?

1 year, 10 months ago
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debijap
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answer 1
Yes by attaching it to an FM Transmtter.
(plugging it into the earphone jack)
Dynex makes one. I have a DX-MP3FM.
I use it with many of my players.
1 year, 6 months ago
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boju
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Montana
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answer 2
no, DOES NOT PLAY AT ALL
1 year, 10 months ago
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MMIKE2013
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answer 3
yes this should work
1 year, 10 months ago
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InsigniaCustomerSupport
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Battery life

How long do the batteries last?
1 year, 7 months ago
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Milwauken
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Not good at all. Within 1 hour - you get "battery low".
When the same batteries are installed in a Sony Walkman - battery life is extended several hours.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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answer 2
I've never used it with batteries. I had an AC adapter that fit this unit (not included when you buy it!) so I plug it in.
1 year, 6 months ago
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cheaptvowner
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saugerties. ny
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answer 3
There isn't a concrete answer for this question. It depends on how frequently you use this product, for how long at a time, etc. Batteries should last for a while though..
1 year, 7 months ago
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do you have to use the ear plugs for sound? if so, then what can I purchase to be able to hear without earphones?

External speakers available?
4 months ago
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Teresa
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The player has no external speaker but you can purchase mp3 speakers at Best Buy. Use an audio cable to connect. There are Jams, Insigna, Beats pill, JBL, and many others.
1 week, 2 days ago
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Dude
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answer 2
This unit has no internal speaker; you must use headphones or some external speaker to listen. The particular unit I purchased came with a set of headphones in the package.
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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MrBR
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Maryland
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answer 3
This item could be connected to an external set of speakers using a male-to-male 3.5mm audio cable.
4 months ago
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Question

what is SKIP PROTECTION, and what do 240 seconds and 480 seconds tell me.

Insignia CD/MP3 Player Digital FM Tuner NS-P5113
What is SKIP PROTECTION, and what do 240 seconds and 480 seconds tell me?
3 years, 7 months ago
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Leo C.
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TN
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answer 1
skip protection is if the unit is shaken it will not skip the time in seconds is how long the unit remembers so it doesnt skip
3 years, 5 months ago
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gebo
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auburn ca
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answer 2
The Insignia NS-P5113 |SKU:9139826 Portable CD Player’s anti-skip electronic shock protection (ESP) system prevents this unit’s laser beam pickup from skipping or missing parts of a song during active use. Active use includes activities such as walking, jogging, running, or exercising while holding the portable player in hand. The Insignia CD player will also be subject to excessive vibration if it is used in a moving vehicle. Under normal circumstances, a CD player’s optical pick-up mechanism would be unable to focus on continuously reading the playback disc during active use for enjoyment of your favorite songs. However, the Insignia CD Player incorporates an automatic electronic buffer system that allows it to store up to 240 seconds of music on an audio CD or 480 seconds of music on an MP3 disc into memory so that the Insignia portable does not skip portions of a track while the user is engaged in active use while carrying the CD player. The buffer time of 240 or 480 seconds allows the CD player enough time in most instances of active use to recover playback of the disc should it experience an unexpected violent movement that would normally cause disruption or stoppage of disc playback. Please note that electronic shock protection is not needed if the Insignia CD player is used during a non-active use such as listening to the unit on your sofa at home. You can disable the ESP for audio CD’s when appropriate, but not for MP3 discs. This unit’s FM tuner is not affected by the built-in anti-shock protection system. Good Luck.
3 years, 7 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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NY
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iPad Compatible?

Is this device compatible with the ipad?
Also, do you have to use the headphones, or does it also have a speaker.
Thanks!
3 years, 6 months ago
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Laura
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California
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answer 1
no built in speakert
6 months ago
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jrj6060
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SW Ohio
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answer 2
No. Unfortunately, the Insignia NS-P5113 |SKU:9139826 Portable CD Player is not compatible with your iPad. Sorry. You must use headphones to listen to the portable CD player as this unit does not feature a built-in speaker. Good Luck.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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NY
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audiobooks

when listening to an audiobook, how do you stop or pause in middle of cd and then restart at that same place later? it keeps going back to the beginning of cd..
3 years, 2 months ago
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Anonymous
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I don't think you can. I don't think its that sophisticated to be able to do that.
9 months ago
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Escantey
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Columbia, sc
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answer 2
Unfortunately, the Insignia NS-P5113 MP3 Portable CD Player |SKU:9139826 does not offer the resume play function for your start, stop, and continue in the same spot audio book CD playback needs. Sorry. However, don’t despair. You can still purchase a very high quality portable CD player from Best Buy or Best Buy Marketplace vendors that will meet your resume playback expectations exactly. With that in mind, you can select from any of the following portable audio products for your advanced mobile audio book disc playback needs:
1. Sony Walkman CD Player D-EJ011 |SKU:8234449
2. Sony Walkman CD Player D-FJ041 |SKU:4426839
3. Sony Walkman CD Player D-EJ017CK |SKU:4781295
Good Luck.
3 years, 2 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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NY
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Is this cd player stereo?

I need a portable STEREO CD player for a special meditation cd. Is this a stereo player?
3 years, 1 month ago
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Peggy
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San Jose, CA
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Yes. The Insignia NS-P5113 FM Tuner MP3 Portable CD Player |SKU:9139826 does offer two channel stereo reproduction of any of your favorite audio CD’s. You must use stereo headphones with this unit to achieve stereo CD playback. The Insignia NS-P5113 portable audio player features a 3.5mm stereo headphone output jack for impressive stereo CD playback listening sessions. The Insignia portable player includes stereo headphones in the product packaging or you can use any aftermarket pair of upgrade stereo headphones with this item. The Insignia portable CD player is compatible with any of the following audio discs: CD-DA compliant audio CD, store purchased audio CD, MP3 CD, CD-R/RW discs, WMA audio CD, audio books on CD, nature sounds audio CD, and your special meditation CD as long as it meets the audio disc standards listed above and it contains a stereo recording. Please note that the Insignia NS-P5113 CD Player does not offer DVD or CD-ROM media playback. The portable CD player offers electronic shock protection to prevent disc skipping issues while using this unit indoors or outdoors. The Insignia CD Player is powered by 2 AA cell batteries. Additionally, this CD player offers a hold switch to prevent accidental operation, random, repeat, intro, and shuffle disc playback modes, LCD display to view important disc information, disc transport controls, auto-power off function to conserve battery power, and it offers a wired remote controller for convenient playback operations. Good Luck.
3 years ago
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Computerhobbyist
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NY
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answer 2
As long as your audio source (e.g., CD, radio, etc.) is stereo, this player will play in stereo.
3 years, 1 month ago
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JohnINSG
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portable Speaker

Can you connect a portable speaker to this product?
2 years, 10 months ago
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Anonymous
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Yup - attach it to the earphone jack.
1 year, 6 months ago
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boju
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Montana
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answer 2
Yes. It is possible to listen to any store purchased audio CD or user created CD-R/RW disc that conforms to the Red Book industry standard CD-DA bit-rate format on the Insignia NS-P5113 Portable MP3 CD Player without a pair of stereo headphones. Playback of discs that are outside the scope of this item’s operating instructions or audio discs that do not conform to the CD-DA standard may work but can’t be guaranteed by the manufacturer. An optional pair of speakers is required that plug into the Insignia NS-P5113 Portable CD Player’s dedicated 3.5mm stereo line output jack. Any single or pair of powered, passive, wireless, travel companion, portable battery operated, or computer speakers with a 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo or mono line input jack from the portable audio or computer departments that Best Buy sells online or in-store will work for this type of music sharing application on the Insignia Portable CD Player. Personally, I recommend Sony SRS series portable speakers for best audio performance. The Insignia NS-P5113 FM Tuner Portable CD Player does not feature an integrated speaker for any non-private playback scenario. Most listeners will use this Insignia NS-P5113 Portable MP3 CD Player with a pair of included or aftermarket upgrade stereo headphones connected to this unit’s 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo headphone output jack. Please note that the Insignia NS-P5113 Portable CD Player does not support DualDisc DVD/CD playback, DVD-Audio disc playback, DVD video disc playback, DVD+/-R/RW recordable media, or Blu-ray Disc playback. With that in mind, you can purchase the Insignia NS-P5113 |SKU:9139826 CD Player with digital FM Tuner and MP3 CD Playback from Best Buy for your music and audio book public sharing listening needs. Additionally, I would recommend any of the following Sony, Insignia, Rocketfish, Memorex, or Dynex self-powered stereo speakers for your music sharing interests indoors or outdoors on the Insignia NS-P5113 Portable FM Tuner CD Player.
1. Sony SRS-M50/BLK| SKU:8989197
2. Sony SRS-D4 |SKU:2690882
3. Sony SRS-DB500 |SKU:9734199
4. Sony SRS-D25/BLK |SKU:9733967
5. Sony SRS-P7
6. Sony SRS-A3
7. Sony SRS-Z50/BLK
8. Insignia NS-PS1111|SKU:9183288
9. Rocketfish RF-RBWS01 |SKU:2053402
10. Rocketfish RF-RBWS02 |SKU:9426089
11. Dynex DX-PS1-B |SKU:2256416
12. Memorex ML100BLK |SKU:1160608

Good Luck.
2 years, 10 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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NY
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