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Lyra Personal
Jukebox
User's Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.
RD2825 / RD2840
It is important to read this instruction book prior to using your new product for the first time.

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    Lyra Personal Jukebox User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again. RD2825 / RD2840 It is important to read this instruction book prior to using your new product for the first time.

  • Page 2: Important Information

    AC charger to rain or moisture. Technical Specification Product: Lyra Personal Jukebox Brand: RCA Model: RD2825 / RD2840 Electrical Rating Power supply for charger : 100V-240V ~ 50-60Hz Charger Output Power : 9.9Watts DC : 3.7 V Li-ion battery (built -in) IMPORTER Comercializadora Thomson de México, S.A.

  • Page 3: Federal Communications Commission Information

    Tested to Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE Tested to Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the user’s authority to operate it. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION INFORMATION This equipment has been tested and found to...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents Important Information ... 2 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION INFORMATION ... 3 Table of Contents ... 4 Before You Begin ... 6 Unpacking Your Unit ... 6 Things to consider before you get started..7 Computer System Requirements ...

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    Lyra•jukebox ... 23 Overview of General Controls ... 23 Front View ... 23 Navigation Controls ... 23 Playback Controls ... 24 Side View ... 24 Top view ... 24 Display Overview ... 25 Menu Navigation ... 26 Basic Operation ... 26 Playback Operation ...

  • Page 6: Before You Begin

    Before You Begin Before You Begin Unpacking Your Unit Your Lyra Personal 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 Personal Jukebox. LIKE MENU SELECT...

  • Page 7: Things To Consider Before You Get Started

    Things to consider before you get started... Computer System Requirements • Pentium III 500MHz or higher recommended Macintosh iMac G3 or higher • Windows ®98SE, Me, 2000, or XP Mac OS X Version 10.1.5 or higher • Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher •...

  • Page 8: Back Up Your Data

    Before You Begin Back up your data As with any portable device that has a hard drive, you must back up the drive regularly. RCA and Thomson are not responsible for lost data. Important Battery Information • The battery used in this device may present a risk of fire or chemical burn if mistreated.

  • Page 9: Insert The Included Cd-rom Into Cd-rom Drive

    Getting Started: Software Setup The Music Management CD that came with your Lyra Personal Jukebox contains all of the necessary software components you need to make your Lyra Personal Jukebox work properly. These components do the following: • install USB driver for Windows 98SE/Me users (Refer to page 10) •...

  • Page 10: Getting Started: Software Setup

    Getting Started: Software Setup Installing Software Components Install the USB Driver (Windows 98SE and Me Only) For Windows 98SE and Me systems, you need to install a USB driver before your computer can recognize your Lyra Personal Jukebox. Select your Lyra model (RD2825/RD2840) on the startup screen and click Install to access installation programs corresponding to your Lyra device.

  • Page 11: Install System Applications

    Getting Started: Software Setup Install System Applications Install MusicMatch Jukebox MusicMatch Jukebox is a music management software used to organize and manage digital audio files and can be used to transfer the music to your Lyra Personal Jukebox. Click Install System Application to install applications that will help you better manage your Lyra Jukebox.

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    Getting Started: Software Setup The Welcome Screen appears, click Next to continue and show the License Agreement. After you’ve read the license agreement, click Yes to accept (to continue, you must click Yes), or No to decline. If you click Yes, the User Registration Information screen appears.

  • Page 13: Install Musicmatch Plug-in

    If this is necessary, a dialog box will appear on the computer screen. Note: As with any device that has a hard drive, you must back up the drive. RCA and Thomson are not responsible for lost data. For more information on MusicMatch Jukebox, click Tutorials on the CD or go to www.musicmatch.com.

  • Page 14: Install Additional Services

    Getting Started: Software Setup Install Additional Services Click on Install ID3man by Auditude, Get 100 Free mp3 Tracks from eMusic or Try Rhapsody Music services for additional digital music services provided by our partners. Launch the MusicMatch software The MusicMatch icon found in your computer’s system tray.

  • Page 15: Connecting Lyra Hd To The Computer

    Getting Started: Software Setup Connecting Lyra HD to the Computer Connect the Lyra Personal Jukebox to your computer with the mini USB cable provided. Turn on the unit by pressing the ON/OFF button. The Lyra Personal Jukebox will appear as a Removal Disk drive letter. Note: It might take several seconds for the device (the Lyra Personal Jukebox) to be detected, especially in Windows 2000/XP.

  • Page 16: Transfer Files Via Musicmatch Jukebox

    Getting Started: Software Setup Transfer Files via MusicMatch Jukebox Drag and drop desired tracks from the Music Library to the Playlist display. USB 2.0 Hi-speed capable connected... Do not unplug From the menu area, select Files/Send to Portable Device to display the Portable Device Manager screen.

  • Page 17: Create Pre-defined Playlists And Transferring Them To The Jukebox

    Getting Started: Software Setup Transfer Files via Windows Explorer (Drag and Drop) If your Lyra Personal Jukebox isn’t already connected to your computer, connect the Lyra Personal Jukebox to the computer using the provided USB cable as illustrated on page Create Pre-defined Playlists and Transferring them to the Jukebox Pre-defined playlists can be created on your PC using MusicMatch Jukebox.

  • Page 18: Disconnecting Your Lyra From The Computer

    Getting Started: Software Setup Disconnecting Your Lyra from the Computer USB 2.0 Hi-speed capable connected... Safe to unplug Note: Before disconnecting the USB cable from the computer or the Lyra Personal Jukebox, be sure the “Safe to unplug” message is displayed. From the System Tray, left click on the select Unplug or eject hardware.

  • Page 19: System Tray Applications

    Getting Started: Software Setup System Tray Applications Profile New files that are transferred to your Lyra Personal Jukebox using Windows Explore (drag and drop) will not appear in the Navigation Menus until you profile the contents. If MusicMatch Jukebox was used to transfer files, profiling will be done automatically. Connect your Lyra Personal Jukebox to the computer using the provided USB cable if it is not already connected.

  • Page 20: Updating System File

    You can upgrade your Lyra Personal Jukebox or repair system files on your device if it becomes damaged by downloading the latest firmware from http://www.rca.com/digitalaudiodownloads. After you have downloaded the latest firmware, follow the steps below to update your system files.

  • Page 21: Lyrasync

    Getting Started: Software Setup LyraSync Files and folders can be synchronized between your PC and your Lyra Personal Jukebox. Connect your Lyra Personal Jukebox to the computer using the provided USB cable if it is not already connected. Right click on the Lyra icon tray (bottom right hand corner of the computer screen and select LyraSync.

  • Page 22: System Selections

    Getting Started: Software Setup System Selections Items in the Dislikes playlist can be viewed and deleted in system selections. Connect your Lyra Personal Jukebox to the computer using the provided USB cable if it is not already connected. Right click on the Lyra icon tray (bottom right hand corner of the computer screen and select System Selections...

  • Page 23: Lyra•jukebox

    Overview of General Controls Front View MENU/ Lock - Returns to Top Menu. - Press and hold to select between key lock and key activation. Navigation Controls SELECT - Selects a highlighted item in navigation mode. Press SELECT to tag any item to be included in the My Selection playlist. These items can be individual songs, or a group of songs under an artist, album, etc.

  • Page 24: Playback Controls

    Lyra • jukebox Playback Controls Play / Pause - When the unit is on, press to play and pause music. LIKE - Puts the currently playing song into the Like playlist (active only during playback). DISLIKE - Puts the currently playing song into the Dislike playlist (active only during playback).

  • Page 25: Display Overview

    Display Overview Charger is connected. The lock icon is displayed when the key lock function is activated. This can be activated by pressing and holding the MENU/ displayed. To unlock, press and hold again until the lock icon is turned off. The battery indicator shows battery level.

  • Page 26: Menu Navigation

    Lyra • jukebox 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 “Getting Started: Software Setup” on page 9-22. If you want more detailed information about the Lyra Jukebox’s features, go to page 23.

  • Page 27: Playback Operation

    Playback Operation Artist Album Song title Genre 128k 233/2356 1:00 LIKE MENU SELECT DISLIKE • To scan forward in the track that is playing, press and hold the Next • To go to the next track, press and release the Next •...

  • Page 28: Step-by-step Example

    Lyra • jukebox Step-by-Step Example The following example illustrates (with more detail than the previous information) how you find the song you want to play. These instructions presume you’ve already done the following: • Installed the MusicMatch Jukebox software and the Lyra Personal Jukebox profiler application (go to page 11 for detailed instructions).

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    How to Use Your Clip Phones (The e.clipz) CLICK If your Lyra Personal Jukebox isn’t already on, turn it on (press and hold the ON/OFF button). The RCA Lyra logo flashes on the screen, and then the main Menu appears. Lyra • jukebox The right ear clip phone is labeled R while the left ear clip phone is labeled L.

  • Page 30: Navigation Menu

    Lyra • jukebox Navigation Menu The following example illustrates steps to select and play songs in the Artist/Album category. TOP MENU Artist/Album Album Title Genre Year ARTIST Artist 1 Artist 2 Artist 3 Artist 4 Artist 5 Artist 3 Album 1 Album 2 Album 3 Album 4...

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    Artist 3 Album 1 Song 4 Genre mp3PRO 233/2356 0:55 Album 1 Song 1 Song 2 Song 3 Song 4 Song 5 Song Info Artist: Artist 3 Album: Album 1 Title: Song 4 Genre: Pop year: 2002 Lyra • jukebox Highlight the desired song.

  • Page 32: Additional Features

    Lyra • jukebox Additional Features Lyra Personal Jukebox has three System Playlist selections: My Selection, Like and Dislike. My Selection You can create a My Selection temporary playlist using the Lyra Personal Jukebox. Album 1 Song 1 Song 2 Song 3 Song 4 Song 5 Album 1...

  • Page 33: Likes

    Likes During playback, you can select and place songs you like into the Likes playlist. These songs are played more frequently during Smart Shuffle mode (Refer to page 36 for Smart Shuffle details). Artist 3 Album 1 Song 4 Genre 128k 233/2356 0:55...

  • Page 34: View User Playlists

    Lyra • jukebox View User Playlists TOP MENU Genre Year User Playlists All Files Settings USER PLAYLISTS My Selection Likes Dislikes Playlists 1 Playlists 2 USER PLAYLISTS My Selection Likes Dislikes Playlists 1 Playlists 2 MY SELECTION Song 1 Song 2 Song 3 Use Navigation Up buttons to scroll to highlight User Playlists on the...

  • Page 35: Pre-defined Playlists

    Pre-defined Playlists Pre-defined playlists are those playlists created on the PC and transferred to the Lyra Personal Jukebox. Refer to page 17 for details on creating Pre-defined Playlists and transferring them to your Lyra Personal Jukebox. USER PLAYLISTS My Selection Likes Dislikes Playlists 1...

  • Page 36: Additional Menu

    Lyra • jukebox Additional Menu Settings TOP MENU Year User Playalists All Files Settings Profile Contents SETTINGS Shuffle Repeat Bass System Settings Playlist Smart Shuffle When Smart Shuffle is On, songs are played in random order. If shuffle is activated, the songs in the folder where playback begins are played randomly.

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    TOP MENU Year User Playlists All Files Settings Profile Contents SETTINGS Shuffle Repeat Bass System Settings Playlist Lyra • jukebox Use the Back button or the MENU button to return to the main Menu. Use the Navigation buttons to select the folder where you want shuffle playback to begin.

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    Lyra • jukebox Repeat Three repeat options are available on the Lyra Personal Jukebox. • Repeat Off - No repeat option selected. • Repeat One - Plays the current song repeatedly. The repeat one icon on the display. Repeat All - Plays all songs in the current play mode repeatedly. The repeat all icon •...

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    Adjusting DSP Settings DSP Settings (Digital Signal Processor settings) adjust 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.

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    Lyra • jukebox Graphic EQ FREQ=60HZ +8dB System Settings You can personalize the display settings. SETTINGS Shuffle Repeat Bass System Settings Playlist SYS SETTINGS Contrast Backlight Power Save 1 min Press Enter to show the Graphic EQ display. Press Enter to move among frequency adjustments (60Hz, 250Hz, 1kHz, 4kHz and 12 kHz).

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    Emptying User Playlists SETTINGS Shuffle Repeat Bass System Settings User Playlist User Playlist Empty My Sel. Empty Like list Empty Dislike list Lyra • jukebox In the Settings Menu, highlight User Playlist. (Press the Navigation Up Down button). Press Enter to view the Sub Settings menu under the User Playlist.

  • Page 42: Profiler

    Lyra • jukebox System Info System Information shows Lyra Personal Jukebox system details which includes the number of songs you have on your Jukebox, the amount of free space available and your firmware version. System Info No. of Songs Free Space Firmware Version Profiler The application will profile and sort supported audio files on your Lyra Personal Jukebox...

  • Page 43: Connecting Your Lyra Hd To Your Car Stereo (included With Rd2840 Only)

    Connecting your Lyra HD to your Car Stereo (Included with RD2840 only) The cassette adapter lets you listen to the Lyra in an automobile or RV safely without having to wear headphones. The car kit is only included with the RD2840 Lyra Personal Jukebox. This accessory kit includes a car cord adapter and a cassette adapter.

  • Page 44: Connecting Your Lyra Personal Jukebox On Your Stereo System

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

  • Page 45: Check For Updates

    Share information. Check for Updates Visit http://www.rca.com/digitalaudiodownloads for the latest news and firmware upgrades for our Lyra Personal Jukebox. You must update your system after new downloads have been made in order for the new applications to be executed (Refer to page 20).

  • Page 46: Additional Information

    Additional Information Tips and Troubleshooting Problem: Audio distorted at high volume. • Select another DSP setting. • Turn down the volume. Problem: The audio tracks on my Lyra keep skipping or popping. • You’ll need to re-record the audio track – make sure you close all other applications on your PC when you record.

  • 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. 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: Hard Disc

    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

    PC Hardware Requirements • Pentium III 500MHz or higher recommended Macintosh iMac G3 or higher • Windows ®98SE, Me, 2000, or XP Mac OS X Version 10.1.5 or higher • Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher • Internet access • 100MB free hard disk space for the software •...

  • Page 50: Limited Warranty (u.s.)

    How you get service: • Contact us on the Internet at www.rca.com and have your unit’s date of purchase and model/serial number ready. The model/serial number information is on your unit. •...

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    • 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.

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    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 INC., ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A GUARANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY.

  • Page 53: Limited Warranty (canada)

    Limited Warranty (Canada) Thomson multimedia Ltd. warrants to the purchaser or gift recipient that if any manufacturing defect becomes apparent in this product within 1 year from the original date of purchase, it will be replaced free of charge, including return transportation. This warranty does not include damage to the product resulting from accidents, misuse or leaking batteries.

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    Comercializadora Thomson de México, S.A. de C.V. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 57 Col. Ampliación Granada C.P. 11529 Mexico D.F. Telefono: (55)25 81 53 20 RFC: CTM-980723-KS5 visit us at www.rca.com EXPORTER Thomson Inc. P.O. Box 1976 Indianapolis, IN 46206-1976 ©2003 Thomson Inc.

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