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RCA RS22162

5-Disc CD Audio System with AM/FM Radio

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RCA RS22162

5-Disc CD Audio System with AM/FM Radio


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What's In The Box?
  • 5-Disc CD RCA Receiver Unit
  • Stereo Speaker Cabinets (x2)
  • Speaker Wire (x2)
  • Wireless Remote Control
  • Batteries for Remote
  • User Manual
  • Manufacturer Warranty Policy

General Features:

  • 5-Disc CD Audio System with AM/FM Radio
  • Universal 3.5mm audio jack to plug-in any music or media player
  • Built-In Storage bay to hold your iPod, iPhone, Portable MP3 Player, Android Phone (Droid), or Smartphone while using the Stereo Auxiliary Input
  • AM/FM radio tuner
  • The full-range stereo speakers carry 4-inch one-way drivers that produce high quality audio with just the push of a button
  • The LED readout displays large 2/3-inch red characters
  • The remote control lets you operate the CD functions from across the room
  • Easy to use Rotary volume and tuning control knobs for precise tuning and music playback
  • Low Profile Speaker design enables these to perform in limited space environments
  • Primary Color Tone: Black
  • Manufacturer Model Number: RS22162 (RS22162S)
  • Product Dimensions In Inches (L x W x H): 11.3" x 15.55" x 11.61"
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Speaker Configuration: Two-Way Stereo Speakers (x2)
  • Speaker Type: Dynamic Speaker Drivers (x2)
  • Speaker Connection: Wired
  • Radio Tuners: AM / FM
  • Tuner Type: Digital
  • Built-In CD Player: Yes, Five Disc (Top Load)
  • Additional Inputs:
    • Line-In: 3.5mm plug for portable audio player
    • Auxiliary Input: 3.5mm Stereo Audio "Mini Jack" (Front)

General Features

Audio Options
These are the different audio options available in the shelf system.
CD Player
AM Radio
FM Radio
Auxiliary Input
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.

Speaker Specifications

Speaker Configuration
This is the configuration of the speakers in the home theater system. The more speakers, the more realistic the surround sound is.
Stereo (2.0)

CD Specifications

Number of Discs
The number of discs that the unit can store internally. The discs can be accessed quickly and sometimes from a remote source.
Tray Type
This is how the CD is loaded into the player. Some units will accept the CDs from the top, while others take them in on the front.
Top Loading
The unit will play CDs, also known as Compact Discs. This is the standard format for audio optical discs.
The unit offers playback of CD-R discs. These are compact disc that have had audio burned on to them.
The unit will play CD-RW discs. CD-RW are also know as CD-ReWriteable and they can be used more than once.

Playback Features

The unit offers MP3 playback.

MP3 should not be confused with MPEG-3. MP3 files are the third audio layer of a MPEG-1 file. The compression algorithm of a MP3 file reduces the file size while keeping the audio quality.

The unit offers the playback of WMA files.

WMA stands for Windows Media Audio and was developed by Microsoft. It is a file used specifically for audio.

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Bluetooth Connectivity
Bluetooth® technology allows two or more electronic devices to communicate with each other wirelessly, such as using your cell phones "hands-free" or transmitting music to Bluetooth enabled receiver. If a unit is Bluetooth capable, it typically can allow you to connect to your Bluetooth cell phone to make and receive calls. Others can access your phone and address book too via Bluetooth. Other Bluetooth capable units offer even more services, such as live traffic information and map upgrades.

More uses of Bluetooth technology include transmitting music to a compatible receiver, printing wirelessly from a computer, and many other wireless uses. Please see the item description for more specific information regarding what features the unit includes.

Built-In Microphone
This will designate if thedevice has a built-in microphone for the recording or transmitting of audio.

iPod Compatibility

This will tell you if the unit features Apple AirPlay technology for playing music wirelessly from your device. AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iOS device and Mac to your speakers. Guests can even easily share their content with peer-to-peer AirPlay.


Headphone Output
If the unit is capable of outputting audio to a pair of headphones, this is the type of jack that makes the connection.
3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Jack

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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It met requirements of the veterans home which we support. The veterans and the staff will be very happy to have two new boomboxes that are dependable.
Ina C on Sep 11, 2014
Need to have as music in the back-ground at our All Nation Native American Veterans Memorial.
Wes W on Aug 8, 2014
Can my outdoor speakers be connected to this unit that will sit indoors? My outdoor speakers have wires that run into the unit I now own.
jan p on Nov 2, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Jan,

There are a few "Yes, IF..." ways to answer this. Generally speaking;
Yes, IF you do not wish to use the speakers that this unit comes with. Integrating Your speakers will split the power, and may not provide a desirable quality sound. In addition, this may drop the impedance of the internal amp, causing it to overheat. I'll save the fancy terminology and just say the main unit may not like additional speakers.
IF you are ok with NOT using the speakers this unit comes with, then you will need to CUT the speaker wires that the RCA speakers come with, and attach them to the speaker wires that run to YOUR speakers. This is because this unit uses a Proprietary Plug, pictured below, to make connection.
Point is, not impossible, but the unit is not intended to be used with other products.
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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: RCA RS22162