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Lyra Jukebox
User's Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.
RD2800
3rd Review • 9/4/2001
LyraIB.00.Cover
1
9/4/01, 5:07 PM

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  • Page 1

    Lyra Jukebox User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again. RD2800 3rd Review • 9/4/2001 LyraIB.00.Cover 9/4/01, 5:07 PM...

  • Page 2: Important Information

    Important Information WARNING To reduce the risk RISK OF ELECTRIC of fire or electric SHOCK DO NOT OPEN shock, do not expose this product or AC charger to rain or moisture. To reduce risk of injury, charge only rechargeable batteries recommended by the manufacturer for this product.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1: Getting Started Things to consider before you get started..4 Computer System Requirements ... 4 Warning ... 4 Caution ... 4 Caution While Driving ... 4 Back up your data ... 4 What you want to know & where to go ... 5 Unpack the box and check your parts ...

  • Page 4

    Table of Contents Chapter 2: Lyra Jukebox Menus and Features Using the Play Modes ... 34 How to access the play modes ... 35 Repeat A-B ... 35 Adjusting DSP Settings ... 36 Personalizing DSP Output (GRAPHIC EQ menu item) ... 37 Setting LCD Preferences (SYSTEM SETTINGS menu) ...

  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Getting Started Chapter Overview: • Things to consider before you get started • What’s where — what you want to know vs. where to go • Parts checklist • Overview of Lyra Jukebox buttons • Basic operation (how to play music on your Lyra Jukebox) •...

  • Page 6: Things To Consider Before You Get Started

    Back up your data As with any device that has a hard drive, you must back up the drive. RCA and Thomson multimedia are not responsible for lost data. LyraIB.01 Chapter 1 9/4/01, 5:37 PM...

  • Page 7: What You Want To Know & Where To Go

    Getting Started What you want to know Go to page ... Parts checklist — everything that was in the Lyra box Buttons — where they are and what they do Operation — the details If the information on the printed QuickStart guide wasn’t enough, this section gives you a little more detail about the basics of sorting and playing music on your Lyra Jukebox.

  • Page 8: Unpack The Box And Check Your Parts

    Getting Started Unpack the box and check your parts Your Lyra Jukebox came with everything you need to make music portable — all of the items shown below should have been packed in the box with your Lyra Jukebox. stop mode select Lyra Jukebox model...

  • Page 9: Overview Of Buttons And The Display

    Overview of buttons and the display The following pages explain what each button does — some of the buttons have more than one function depending upon whether you’re playing music or not. save select Volume up – Increases the volume level. SELECT–...

  • Page 10

    Getting Started save select soft key 1 Left arrow button – When you’re playing music, press and release to skip back to the previous song (to scan backwards in the song that’s playing, press and hold). When you’re using the Lyra Jukebox menu, moves highlight left. Up arrow button –...

  • Page 11

    POWER Back view POWER – Lights when the Lyra Jukebox is on (receiving power). CHARGE – Lights when the battery is charging. DC IN – Plug in the AC power adapter here. When you plug in the AC adapter, the battery inside of the Lyra Jukebox automatically starts charging.

  • Page 12: Basic Operation

    Getting Started Basic Operation The information in this section presumes you’ve successfully transferred files to your Lyra Jukebox, and you’re ready to play some music. If you need specific set-up information (downloading music, transferring files, installing software), go to page 22. If you want more detailed information about the Lyra Jukebox’s features, go to page 34.

  • Page 13: Playback Operation

    save select Playback operation • To scan backwards in the track that’s playing, press and hold button). • To scan forwards in the track that’s playing, press and hold button). • To go to the next track, press and release •...

  • Page 14: Operation: Step-by-step Examples

    Lyra). If your Lyra Jukebox isn’t already on, turn it on (press and hold the two seconds). The RCA Lyra logo flashes on the screen and then the main menu appears — the SORT BY menu.

  • Page 15: Sort By Artist

    SORT BY Artist Album Title Genre User Playlists Audio Files HELP MORE Soft key 1 Soft key 2 ARTIST Aerosmith America Animals Anna Belle Another Group Assume the worst MAIN Soft key 1 Soft key 4 Soft key 3 ANNA BELLE Absolutely Another Record Can’t Make It...

  • Page 16: Sort By Album

    Getting Started ANOTHER RECORD 01 A Song for You 02 Be Yourself 08 Assume the Worst 09 Do Your Best 10 Another Song INFO BACK Soft key 1 Soft key 3 Soft key 2 Soft key 4 SORT BY Artist Album Title Genre...

  • Page 17: Sort By Title

    HAPPY MUSIC II 01 A Song For You 02 Do Your Best 03 Be Yourself 04 Integrity Song 05 Freedom INFO BACK Soft key 1 Soft key 3 Soft key 4 Soft key 2 SORT BY Artist Album Title Genre User Playlists Audio Files HELP...

  • Page 18: Sort By Genre

    Getting Started ANNA BELLE A Song For You Anytime You Want t... Be Yourself Details of Today Do Your Best INFO BACK Soft key 1 Soft key 3 Soft key 4 Soft key 2 SORT BY Artist Album Title Genre User Playlists Audio Files HELP...

  • Page 19

    DISCO Cool Caroline’s... Disco King Kuntz Disco Madness Band Disco Queen Disco King Kuntz Gold Disco Band MAIN ARTST Soft key 4 COOL CAROLINE’s... Disco Beat Disco Dream Disco Fantastic Simon Tired of Disco INFO BACK Soft key 1 Soft key 3 Soft key 4 Soft key 2 Chapter 1...

  • Page 20: Sort By User Playlists

    Getting Started SORT BY Artistt Album Title Genre User Playlists Audio Files HELP MORE Soft key 1 Soft key 2 USER PLAYLISTS Playlist1.m3u Playlist2.m3u Playlist3.m3u Playlist4.m3u Playlist5.m3u MAIN PG HELP Soft key 1 Soft key 3 Soft key 4 Soft key 2 How to Create User Playlists If you need information about Creating User Playlists, go to page 30.

  • Page 21: Sort By Audio Files

    PLAYLIST1.M3U All About Yout Ego Waltz Global Gone Mad Losing Faith Lucky Me Audio BACK MOVE DONE Soft key 1 Soft key 3 Soft key 4 Soft key 2 PLAYLIST1.M3U All About Yout Ego Waltz Global Gone Mad Losing Faith Lucky Me Audio DONE...

  • Page 22: Sort By All Files

    Getting Started SORT BY Album Title Genre User Playlists Audio Files All Files HELP MORE Soft key 1 Soft key 2 ALL FILES Work stuff Caroline’s song.mp3 Simon’s song.mp3 Steve’s song.mp3 my_resume.doc Maggie’s song.mp3 INFO MAIN Soft key 1 Soft key 3 Soft key 4 Soft key 2 LyraIB.01...

  • Page 23: Lcd Screen During Playback

    LCD Screen During Playback My favorite song Simon and Caroline The Two of Us Classic Rock 0005/0012 BACK This picture illustrates what you’ll see on your Lyra Jukebox LCD screen when you’re playing music. LCD Screen during Playback Playlist name, or path of file Song title or file name –...

  • Page 24: Setup Information - The Details

    Getting Started Setup Information – the details 1. Install software in your computer The Music Management CD that came with your Lyra Jukebox contains all of the necessary software components you need to make your Lyra Jukebox work properly. These components do the following: •...

  • Page 25

    Note: This book only discusses the MusicMatch features that directly apply to your Lyra Jukebox. For additional information about MusicMatch Jukebox features such as MusicMatch radio MX, creating Music CDs, Music Library features, go to: MusicMatch tutorial on the Music Management CD Getting Started tips On-line help (www.musicmatch.com)

  • Page 26

    Getting Started 12. Enter your name, e-mail address, postal code, country, year of birth, and sex (male or female). Note: You must enter an e-mail address to proceed. If you don’t have an e-mail address, enter yourname@home.com 13. Click Next (the Personalize Music Recommendation screen appears). Read the screen to determine if you want to use this feature or not —...

  • Page 27: Step 2: Launch The Musicmatch Software

    Start the MusicMatch Jukebox software (click on the MusicMatch icon in your system tray or desktop). Note: If the RCA Lyra theme doesn’t appear, select the Change Skins menu item from the Options menu. Select the RCA item from the list and click OK to change to the proper theme.

  • Page 28: Set Up The Recorder Settings

    Getting Started Note: This book only discusses the MusicMatch features that directly apply to your Lyra Jukebox. For additional information about MusicMatch Jukebox features, go to www.musicmatch.com LyraIB.01 Detailed information, Getting Started tips, and troubleshooting are available through the Help menu and the MusicMatch Internet site (accessed from the Help and Site menus).

  • Page 29

    Chapter 1 LyraIB.01 Getting Started Select the recording Quality level – CD Quality MP3 (128Kbps) is recommended • MP3 audio is MPEG Layer-3 Audio available at various encoding bit rates. The highest bit rate has the best quality sound, but uses the most disk space.

  • Page 30: Save Cd Tracks To Play On Your Pc Or In Your Lyra Jukebox

    Getting Started Save CD tracks to play on your PC or in your Lyra Jukebox Insert a CD into your CD-ROM drive. If you are connected to the Internet, MusicMatch Jukebox will retrieve information about the CD in the CD-ROM drive. Note: If you are on a LAN system and the titling feature does not work, contact your administrator.

  • Page 31: Download Music From The Internet

    Main player area Music Guide tab (window) Download music from the Internet Make sure you’re connected to the internet. Click MUSIC GUIDE to connect to the MusicMatch download site. Note: You can also select Show MusicMatch Guide from View in the Options menu to display this window.

  • Page 32: Creating Personalized Playlists

    Getting Started Creating Personalized Playlists. To create a playlist, you can drag and drop files from your Music Library or you can open an existing playlist. To manually add tracks to the playlist, double click on the track or drag and drop the track from the Music Library into the playlist display (the song automatically starts playing if no other song is playing).

  • Page 33: Step 3: Transfer Files To Your Lyra Jukebox

    Step 3: Transfer files to your Lyra Jukebox Once you have created the current playlist that has all of the songs you want to transfer to your Lyra Jukebox follow the steps below: If your Lyra Jukebox isn’t already connected to your computer, use the mini-USB cable that came with your LyraJukebox to connect the LyraJukebox to the computer.

  • Page 34

    Getting Started This is the Portable Device Memory area Files to Download area Progress indicator After you have selected all of the music you want to transfer to your Lyra Jukebox player, click the Download button on the bottom of the screen. IMPORTANT: If your Lyra Jukebox doesn’t appear in the Memory area, click the REFRESH button.

  • Page 35: Chapter Overview

    Features & Menus Chapter Overview: • Play modes (Repeat, A-B Repeat, Shuffle, etc.) • Adjusting DSP settings (flat, rock, jazz, etc.) • Setting LCD preferences (contrast, backlight, etc) • Connecting your Lyra Jukebox to your car stereo • Connecting your Lyra Jukebox to your stereo system Changing Entertainment.

  • Page 36: Using The Play Modes

    Lyra Jukebox Features & Menus Using the Play Modes Once you have music transferred to your Lyra Jukebox you can use the MODE button to access different play modes that are used in other audio equipment: Shuffle, Repeat 1, Repeat, Repeat All, Repeat Shuffle. Note: The REPEAT A-B play mode can only be accessed when you’re playing music, go to page 35 for more information.

  • Page 37: How To Access The Play Modes

    Lyra Jukebox Features & Menus How to access the play modes During navigation mode (you’ve turned on your Lyra Jukebox, but you are using the menu system and not playing music) Press the MODE button (the MODE SETTINGS menu appears). Press the arrow down button (or soft key 2) or the arrow up button (soft key 3) until the play mode you want to use is highlighted.

  • Page 38: Adjusting Dsp Settings

    Lyra Jukebox Features & Menus Adjusting DSP Settings DSP Settings (Digital Signal Processor settings) adjust the the various levels of the audio output for different types of songs. For example, the DSP setting for BASS makes the bass sounds more prominent. You can also personalize the levels via the GRAPHIC EQ menu item.

  • Page 39: Personalizing Dsp Output (graphic Eq Menu Item)

    Lyra Jukebox Features & Menus SORT BY Artist Album Title Genre User Playlists Audio Files INFO HELP Soft key 1 DSP SETTINGS FLAT BASS ROCK JAZZ GRAPHIC EQ BACK Soft key 3 Soft key 2 GRAHIC EQ BACK Soft key 3 Soft key 2 Soft key 4 USER PLAYLIST 1...

  • Page 40: Setting Lcd Preferences (system Settings Menu)

    Lyra Jukebox Features & Menus Setting LCD Preferences (SYSTEM SETTINGS menu) You can personalize the setting of your LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). SORT BY Artist Album Title Genre User Playlists Audio Files HELP MORE Soft key 4 SORT BY Artist Album Title Genre...

  • Page 41

    Lyra Jukebox Features & Menus SYSTEM SETTINGS Backlight Timeout LCD Contrast BACK HELP Soft key 3 Soft key 2 SYSTEM SETTINGS Backlight Timeout LCD Contrast BACK HELP Chapter 2 LyraIB.02 • Backlight Timeout: you can adjust the amount of time that the backlight stays on by highlighting Backlight Timeout.

  • Page 42: Playing Your Lyra Jukebox In Your Car Stereo

    Lyra Jukebox Features & Menus Playing Your Lyra Jukebox in your car stereo The cassette adapter lets you listen to the Lyra in an automobile or RV safely without having to wear headphones. The car kit is included with your Lyra Jukebox. This accessory kit includes a car cord adapter (#54095) and a cassette adapter (#54097).

  • Page 43: Playing Your Lyra Jukebox On Your Stereo System

    Lyra Jukebox Features & Menus Playing Your Lyra Jukebox on your stereo system Your Lyra Jukebox came with a Line Out Cable that you can use to connect your Lyra to your audio system. Make sure your Lyra Jukebox is off. Connect the black end of the cable to the LINE OUT jack on your Lyra Jukebox player.

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  • Page 45: Chapter 3: Additional Information

    Additional Information Chapter Overview: • Troubleshooting • FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) • Limited Warranty • Specifications & System Requirements Changing Entertainment. Again. LyraIB.03 Chapter 3 9/4/01, 5:43 PM...

  • Page 46: Tips And Troubleshooting

    Additional Information Tips and Troubleshooting Problem: Player repeats same tracks or all tracks. • Repeat play is turned on. Press the MODE button to change the play mode. Problem: Audio distorted at high volume. • In DSP mode, reduce the BASS gain. •...

  • Page 47: Faq (frequently Asked Questions)

    FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Question: What is MP3? MP3 is an abbreviation for MPEG-1, Layer 3 Audio (MPEG = Motion Picture Experts Group). This is a digital sound encoding and compression process that was developed by the Fraunhofer Institut fur Integrierte Schaltungen and Thomson multimedia. MP3 is an international standard and is well suited for the transfer of high quality audio files over telephone or ISDN lines, and over the internet.

  • Page 48

    Additional Information Hard Disc • External Hard Disc Drive: When connected to a computer via USB, the Lyra Hard Disc player is capable of storing any file type allowing the user a fast, convenient method of storing, retrieving, and transferring files. Including word processing files, presentations, spreadsheets and any other computer files.

  • Page 49

    PC Hardware Requirements – 233MHz or higher (Pentium II 300 MHz or higher recommended) – Windows® 98SE, Me, XP or 2000 – Internet Explorer 4.0 or better with Internet access – 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended) – Free hard disk space (4 MB for the software plus 1 MB for every minute of CD quality audio that will be stored on the PC).

  • Page 50: Limited Warranty

    Additional Information Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defects in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 90 days from date of purchase - Unit repair or exchange, which includes parts and labor. • 91 days to 1 year from date of purchase - Unit repair or exchange, which includes parts only;...

  • Page 51

    • Write the SR number on the outside of the carton used to return the unit. Make sure you insure your shipment in case of damage or loss. • Carefully pack the unit using the original box and packing material if possible. Please retain all non-defective accessories that were included with your unit such as the headphones.

  • Page 52

    Additional Information Limitation of Warranty: • THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY THOMSON MULTIMEDIA INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.

  • Page 53: Index

    Index A-B Repeat 35 AC/DC adapter charger 6 Adapter AC/DC 6 car 6, 40 ADD button 29 Album menu 14 All Files menu 20 Analog setting 27 Arrow button 8 Arrow buttons left 11 right 11 Artist menu 13 Assistance 4, 26, 34, 44, 48 Audio Files menu 19 Audio problems 44 Backlight Timeout, changing 39...

  • Page 54

    Light CHARGE 9 POWER 9 Limited Warranty 48 Line Out cable 6 Line out cable 41 LINE OUT jack 9 LOCK switch 9 Logo, RCA 12 Loss of data 4 Lyra Jukebox profiler application icon Chapter 3 9/4/01, 5:44 PM...

  • Page 55

    Power adapter 9 Power button 8 Problems, solving 44 Product registration 2 Profile Lyra MP3/Personal Jukebox Device menu 25 RCA Lyra logo 12 Rearranging the order of the songs 19 Recorder settings 26 Recording quality level 27 Repeat A-B 35 Requirements...

  • Page 56

    Additional Information SAVE button 7 SELECT button 7 Settings menu 26 Setup instructions 22 Soft keys 8 Software 22 SORT BY menu 10 Sorting by Album 14 by All Files 20 by Artist 13 by Audio Files 19 by Genre 16 by Title 15 by User Playlists 18 Sorting problems 44...

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  • Page 58

    Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product. Thomson multimedia Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2001 Thomson multimedia Inc.

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