Important Safety Information Be sure to read all the safety information before you begin to use this product. IMPORTANT NOTE: To reduce the risk of fire or shock hazard, do not expose this player to rain or moisture. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN ATTENTION RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE...
Introduction Your LYRA2 personal digital player is designed to give you hours of listening pleas- ure. To get the most out of your new purchase, we suggest that you take a few min- utes right now to read through this instruction manual. If you have any questions or problems, consult the Troubleshooting Guide or visit www.lyrazone.com for help and recent updates.
Table of Contents Create a Playlist for Playing or downloading ....29 Create an Auto-Playlist ..30 Searching for Tracks ...30 Radio .
Important Information The LYRA2 player works with your computer to let you play your favorite music from files recorded on removable CompactFlash cards. The player plays files encoded with the popular MP3, Windows Media Audio and RealNetworks** G2 audio formats and may allow for future upgrades of some alternative audio compression formats.
Important Information Computer System Requirements Minimum • Pentium 166 MHz or faster • 32MB RAM • Windows* 98 or Windows 2000 (Parallel Port also available for Windows 95) • 45 MB free hard disk space plus 1 MB for every minute of CD quality music you store on your hard drive •...
Getting Started 1. Unpack the player and accessories. When you unpack your new player, be sure you have removed all the accessories and information papers. The items shown below are packed with your player. LCD Display stop play / pause /off f.skip b.skip...
Getting Started 2. Insert the included software CD into your CD-ROM drive. Use the software setup program on the included CD to install the CompactFlash drivers, Music Management software, and User’s guide and documentation. A. Turn on your computer and insert the software CD.
Getting Started 4. Connect the CompactFlash external drive. The external drive allows you to transfer MP3, Windows Media audio, or G2 files to the CompactFlash card. The drivers for this drive must be installed first so Windows can find them when you connect the external drive. Note: Actual items may differ in appearance.
Getting Started 5. Install the music management software. ( A. Insert the LYRA2 software disc into your CD-ROM drive. Follow the directions under Step 2 to display the Select Components screen. B. Click the Install the Music Management Software icon to dis- play the Select Music Software screen.
Getting Started 6. Install the MusicMatch Jukebox™ software. A. Display the Select Music Software screen as described in Step 5. Make sure MusicMatch Jukebox is highlighted and click Install. QUICKSTART screen will appear after installation has started. Click on Install MusicMatch Jukebox 5.1. Click Yes to accept or No to decline after you have read the license agreement.
Getting Started Install the MusicMatch Jukebox™ software. ( C. Click Next to display Installation Options dialog. Select the installa- tion option you wish to use. Express Setup is recommended. Click Next to continue. Set MusicMatch Jukebox basic preferences. Detailed information, Welcome Tips, and troubleshooting are available through the Help menu and the MusicMatch Internet site (accessed from the Help and Sites menus).
Getting Started Set MusicMatch Jukebox basic preferences. ( A. Start the MusicMatch Jukebox software. B. The Search for Music screen appears asking if you want the pro- gram to search for existing compati- ble music files. Click OK, to have the files found appear in the Music Library.
Getting Started Set MusicMatch Jukebox basic preferences. ( D. Click the Recorder tab to display the Recorder settings. E. Select the recording Quality level. CD Quality MP3 (128Kbps) is the rec- ommended quality level. MP3 and Windows Media formats are supported by MusicMatch Jukebox for the LYRA2 player.
Getting Started Set MusicMatch Jukebox basic preferences. ( • Windows Media audio is a compression format created by Microsoft. This audio format incorporates digital rights man- agement. • WAV audio is unencoded music that is not compressed. This for- mat has the best quality sound but requires the largest file size, as much as 650MB per CD.
Getting Started Learn the MusicMatch Jukebox basic controls. Listed below are the basic functions of the main controls for the program. Sites and Help Current Selection Display Area PLAY Button (Press to start playback. PAUSE Button (Press to pause playback) PREV and NEXT Buttons (Use to select the next or previous...
Getting Started Save CD tracks to play on your PC or in your LYRA2 player. A. 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. If you are on a LAN system and the titling feature does not work, contact your administrator.
Getting Started Save CD tracks to play on your PC or in your LYRA2 player. (continued) C. Press the REC button if the Recorder window is not open. Press REFRESH if the songs are not listed. Stop Cancel Button Button RECORD Button CD Info...
Getting Started Use MusicMatch Jukebox to play Radio on your PC. A. Click the Radio button to open the Radio window. Note: You can also select Show MusicMatch Radio from View in the Options menu to dis- play this window. B.
Getting Started Organize the Music Library. You can choose how to view your music library. You can select as many as seven categories to display at one time. A. Click the Music Library button from the Main window to display the Music Library window.
Getting Started Create a playlist for playing or downloading. To create a playlist, you can drag and drop files from your Music Library or you can open an existing playlist. Undocks and Docks Playing Info Playlist Window PLAY Button PAUSE Button Displays Music...
Getting Started Create a Playlist for playing or downloading. ( E. To remove a single track from the playlist, click on the track to highlight it, and then press Delete on the key- board. Edit Tags for Your Songs You can edit or delete the tags for the tracks in your Music Library. If you delete the track’s tag, all of the information about the track will be deleted.
Getting Started Transfer the audio files to the CompactFlash Card. Use MusicMatch Jukebox to transfer music files to the CompactFlash card for the LYRA2 player. Make sure the external drive is installed properly and the CompactFlash card is inserted. Important Note Note: Actual items may differ in Removing the card appearance from those shown.
Getting Started Transfer the audio files to the CompactFlash Card. (continued) F. After you have selected all of the music you want to record on the CompactFlash card, click the Download button on the bottom of the screen. File size and availability are listed in the status and window displays.
Getting Started Install the RealJukebox software. After you have installed the external drive and placed the LYRA2 software CD in the CD-ROM drive as described on pages 6-8, follow these directions to install the RealJukebox software. A. Display the Select Music Software screen as described in Step 5.
Getting Started Set basic preferences. Detailed information, tutorials, and troubleshooting are available through the Help menu and the RealJukebox Internet site (accessed from the Help and Sites menus). Note: We recommend you familiarize yourself with the RealJukebox New User’s Guide and complete the Online Tutorial before using and recording files.
Getting Started Set basic preferences. 2. Check Analog if your CD-ROM drive does not support digital audio extraction. E. With the Preferences menu dis- played, click Audio Quality to display the Audio Quality menu. F. Select a recording Format and Quality Level.
Getting Started Learn the RealJukebox basic controls. Listed below are the basic functions of the main controls for the program. Play Stop Button Button Previous Record Pause Button Button Button Menus Mode Selection Program Information Display Area Save CD tracks to play on your PC or in your LYRA2 player.
Getting Started Save CD tracks to play on your PC or LYRA2 player. (continued) RealJukebox is an internet enabled application and connects to the Internet to retrieve information about the CD in the CD ROM. Make sure the Automatic CD Lookup Information is selected in the Internet Settings Preferences.
Getting Started Save CD tracks to play on your PC or LYRA2 player. (continued) B. Select the tracks you want to play or record. • To start or stop playback, click play. • To start or stop recording, click record. •...
Getting Started Organize the Playlist. A. All tracks can be grouped by Genre, Artist / Album, or all three. Choose Music Files from Preferences in the Tools menu. Create a Playlist for playing or downloading. A. Click the Playlist icon in the mode selection mode.
Getting Started Create an Auto-Playlist. A. Click the Auto-Playlist icon in the mode selection mode. Click New Auto-Playlist button on the right of the screen. Fill out the Create a New Auto Playlist form to give specifications as to how songs will be organized in the the new Auto playlist.
Getting Started Radio A. Click on the Radio icon on the Mode Selection banner. B. Click on the Features page to search for stations according to Featured Genre or view Featured Stations. Click the Find Station page to search the internet for the type of station you like to find.
Getting Started Transfer the audio files to the CompactFlash card. Use RealJukebox to transfer music files to the CompactFlash card so you can take the music with you anywhere. Important Note Removing the card Note: Actual items may differ in before the data is appearance from those shown.
Getting Started Transfer the audio files to the CompactFlash card. (continued) E. After you have selected all of the music you want to record on the flash card, double click the Flash Card icon. File size and availability are listed in the status and window displays.
Getting Started 8. Install the LYRA2 user’s guide and documentation. After you have installed the external drive and placed the LYRA2 software CD in the CD ROM drive as described on pages 6-8, follow these directions to install the LYRA2 User’s Guide and documentation. A.
Getting Started 10. Insert the alkaline batteries into the player. Before you can use the player, you must insert two alkaline "AA" batteries. A. Slide the battery compartment door in the direction of the arrow and lift B. Insert the batteries into the battery compartment making sure the polari- ties (+ and –) are aligned correctly with the + and –...
Getting Started 11. Insert the CompactFlash™ card in the player. Before you use the digital audio feature, you must insert the removable card with the MP3, Windows Media Audio or G2 music files into the player. CompactFlash memory card LCD Display stop (A.) Check to make sure the unit is turned off.
Player Features Controls (continued) 1. Headphone Jack ( Insert the plug from the headphone in this jack on the top of the player. 2. MODE / RECALL Button • Selects Playback mode: Press to select a playback mode (NORMAL, REPEAT 1, REPEAT ALL, SHUFFLE, REPEAT ALL SHUFFLE, PROGRAM, or REPEAT ALL PROGRAM).
Player Features Controls (continued) 7. F. SKIP / Tune Up Button • Player Playing: Press once momen- tarily to skip to the next track. Press and hold to search forward within saved tracks. • Player Stopped: Press to move the cursor forward to an item.
Player Features Remote control Connecting the Remote Control • Plug the remote into the headphone jack on top of the player. CompactFlash memory card 1. Volume Control 2. Stop / Off Button 3. Play / Pause / On Button 4. f.skip Button 5.
Player Features Playing a CompactFlash Card PLAY button B.SKIP (Reverse) Button 1. Make sure batteries are installed in the player. 2. Insert the headphone cable plug into the headphone jack ( ) on top of the player. Please refer to GETTING STARTED NO.12 (pg 36) for further instructions 3.
Player Features Playing a CompactFlash Card 6. Press PLAY again to start playing the first track in the list. Detailed informa- tion about the track that is playing appears in the LCD display. Fire and Snow-Jo di Ward 128K NORMAL FLAT Trk=03 1:38...
Player Features Playback Features LCD Display PLAY / PAUSE Button b.skip b.skip (Reverse) tune Button digital Pause Feature During Digital Music playback, you can pause the player and mute the volume. • Press PLAY during playback to pause the player. PAUSE will flash on the display.
Player Features Playback Features Skip and Search Features Skip Feature When the file list is displayed, F. SKIP and B.SKIP. or the SELECT/VOLUME con- trol allows you to select which track to play using the file list. • Press F. SKIP. to move the cursor down the list.
Player Features MODE Menu You can use the MODE menu to select several playback features (REPEAT 1, REPEAT ALL, SHUFFLE, REPEAT ALL SHUFFLE, PROGRAM, and REPEAT ALL PROGRAM). These are described on the next two pages. MODE LCD Display Button stop play / pause /off...
Player Features MODE Menu (continued) Program Feature 1. Display the MODE menu, and press F. SKIP to move the cursor to PROGRAM NORMAL REPEAT 1 REPEAT ALL SHUFFLE PROGRAM 2. Press the SELECT/VOLUME control in to display the list. 01 Walking Fan J 02 Don’t See Me 03>Fire and Snow 04 Atlanta Jerry...
Player Features DSP (Digital Signal Processor) Menu You can use the DSP menu to select several DSP modes (FLAT, BASS BOOST, ROCK, POP, JAZZ) or adjust the equalizer (EQ). LCD Display Button stop play / pause /off b.skip f.skip tune tune lock digital...
Player Features Radio Mode RECALL Button Button b.skip B. SKIP (Reverse) Button tune PLAY digital Button RADIO Mode 1. Press the PLAY to turn on the play- 2. Selection Menu for Digital Audio and FM Radio appears on the LCD dis- play 3.
Player Features Radio Mode Preset Memory (cont’d) 3. Turn the multi-function scroll (select) button or press f.skip / b.skip to select the desired channel number (1-15) you want to store in. 4. Push ENTER to confirm storage and exit Program mode NOTE: Program Mode will automatical- ly exit if no buttons are pressed for 10 seconds.
The player uses Type I and II CompactFlash memory cards. Make sure you use only these cards. Use of the wrong card could damage your player or CompactFlash Card reader. We recommend the use of RCA memory cards available from your local deal- er or by phone order on page 52.
Included Accessories Car Kit The car kit is included with Model RD2211. It can also be purchased as an optional accessories from your local dealer or by phone on page 52. This accessory kit includes a car cord adapter (#54095) and a cassette adapter (#54097). The car cord adapter lets you power your LYRA2 from the cigarette lighter socket of a car, truck, or RV.
Optional Accessories Pricing information and ordering instructions can be obtained by calling 1-800-338-0376 or visit www.lyrazone.com. CompactFlash Memory Card No. PC32CF, PC48CF, and PC64CF Any of these CompactFlash memory cards can be used with your player. Stereo Headphones No. 54118 Lightweight stereo headphones with 3.5mm stereo plug.
Optional Accessories Rechargeable Batteries No.PC202MH These nickel-metal-hydride batteries are rechargeable. They operate the LYRA approximately 1/2 as long as new alkaline batteries. These batteries can be charged over and over again. To charge these bat- teries, you need the AC power adapter #PC611.
Specifications Player Size: (H) 4.11 x (W) 2.5 x (D) 0.75 inches Weight: 3.2oz. without batteries or memory card Solid state memory Batteries: 2 alkaline "AA" Signal-to-noise ratio: > 70 db (MP3 mode) 55db (radio mode) Slot: 1 external CompactFlash slot: supports Type I or Type II CompactFlash cards.
Troubleshooting Guide Trouble Checks and Adjustments • Check all connections. See page 4. No power to external • Make sure computer is turned on and plugged into an oper- drive ating outlet. • Batteries may be weak. Install new batteries. Player does not operate •...
Limited Warranty (For US) What your warranty covers: • Any defect in materials or workman- ship. For how long after your pur- chase: • 90 days - Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor. • 91 days to 1 year - Unit exchange, which includes parts only;...
Limited Warranty (For US) Option II: • Write the RA 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.
Limited Warranty (For Canada) Thomson Consumer Electronics Canada, Inc. warrants to the purchaser or gift recipi- ent 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.
Index AC adaptor 53 Accessories included 5, 50, 51 optional 52, 53 Auto resume feature 43 Batteries indicator 35 inserting 35 safety precautions 35 Belt clip 39, 50 Belt clip, attaching 50 Browse button 32 B. skip button 38 Card slot 39 Cassette adapter car kit 39, 51 Caution while driving 3 Cautions 3, 36, 42, 51, 53...
Index Memory Recall 49 MODE button 38, 45 MODE menu 45, 46 MP3 audio 12 Multi function scroll 39 Music management software 7, 8 MusicMatch Jukebox 14 basic controls 14 basic preferences 10 CD-R button 19 CLEAR button 19 CompactFlash card 21 create a playlist 19 digital rights management option 13...
Index Radio mode 48 RealJukebox basic controls 26 CompactFlash card 32 continuous play button 26 create an autoplaylist 30 create a playlist 29 download music from the Internet 28 eject button 26 email address 23 install 8, 23 Lyra2 CD Music window 32 next button 26 organize your playlist 29 pause button 26...