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PORTABLE JUKEBOX RECORDER
MODEL
HR-GB201
OPERATION MANUAL
If you require any advice or assistance regarding
your Sharp product, please visit our web-site
www.sharp.co.uk/customersupport.
Customers without Internet access may telephone
08705 274277 during office hours (or (01) 676 0648
if telephoning from Ireland).
for UK (9JCG5230100042)
Thank you for purchasing this SHARP product.
For the best performance, read this manual carefully.
It will guide you in operating your SHARP product.
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  • Page 1 08705 274277 during office hours (or (01) 676 0648 if telephoning from Ireland). for UK (9JCG5230100042) Thank you for purchasing this SHARP product. For the best performance, read this manual carefully. It will guide you in operating your SHARP product. 0101...
  • Page 2: Special Notes

    In the unlikely event of your equipment requiring re- pair, please use the supplied postage paid label to send your unit to the Sharp repair centre or contact the dealer or supplier from whom it was purchased. Where this is not possible, please visit our web-site www.sharp.co.uk/customersupport.
  • Page 3 " SHARP is not liable for damage or loss of your record- ing arising from malfunction of this unit. " At full volume, prolonged listening to a personal stereo may damage the user's hearing.
  • Page 4 ! Only the above accessories are included. ! The AC adaptor may be different from the one in the drawing. Warning: ! The AC adaptor supplied with the HR-GB201 must not be used with other equipment. ! Use only the supplied AC adaptor. 04/5/18 HR-GB201_UK.fm...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Outline of SHARP Music Manager ...10, 11 Installing SHARP Music Manager ....12 " Transferring from PC Connecting the unit to a PC .
  • Page 6: Controls And Indicators

    Controls and indicators HR-GB201 00 03 30 HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 " Main unit 1. Strap Eyelet 2. Line Input Socket ......34 3.
  • Page 7 Rear LINE OUT DSC IN HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 " Remote control unit 1. Earphone Socket ....23, 31, 35 2. Equaliser/Bass Button ... 24, 26, 31, 36 3.
  • Page 8: Precautions

    ! Do not use an external power supply, other than the 5 V DC supplied with this unit, as it may damage the unit. ! SHARP is not responsible for damage due to improper use. Refer all servicing to a SHARP authorised service centre.
  • Page 9: General Notes

    ! The attached software and manual may be used only on a single computer. ! In no event shall Sharp be liable for any damages to you or any other party arising from the use of this product.
  • Page 10: Charging The Main Unit

    To the wall socket ! At low temperatures, continuous playing time is short- ened. ! Sharp shall not be liable for any damages resulting from loss or alteration of data caused by malfunction, repairs, or complete discharge of the battery.
  • Page 11: Turning The Power On

    ! Replacement should be carried out by qualified personnel only. Contact your dealer or local SHARP service facility. Never disassemble this product for this purpose. Caution: Pay attention to the environment when disposing of this product (the built-in battery should be handled sepa- rately).
  • Page 12: System Requirements

    *3 Depending on the Windows version, more free space may be necessary. Music data also requires more space. Notes: ! You cannot install SHARP Music Manager on Windows 98 or earlier. Use SHARP Music Manager in Windows 98 Second Edition or later.
  • Page 13: Outline Of Sharp Music Manager

    Transfer Play USB connection cable HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 SHARP Music Manager is software that allows you to transfer audio data (MP3, WMA, or WAV files) to the main unit. You can manage the data and edit playlists. " Transferring audio data Transfer audio data to a PC using Windows Media Player, etc.
  • Page 14: Outline Of Sharp Music Manager

    Outline of SHARP Music Manager (continued) HR-GB201 MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3): MPEG is an international standard developed by Moving Picture Experts Group, a working group of ISO. Audio data can be compressed to about one-tenth to one- twelfth its original size.
  • Page 15: Installing Sharp Music Manager

    Click the "Finish" button. ! Check the "Yes, Launch the program file." box. After installation, SHARP Music Manager starts. Notes: ! If the "Software Installer" screen does not appear in step 1, double click the "autorun.exe" stored on the CD-ROM from Explorer, etc.
  • Page 16: Connecting The Unit To A Pc

    Rear LINE OUT DSC IN To the USB port HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Turn on the unit (see page 8). Connect the AC adaptor to the DC IN 5V socket and place the unit on the cradle (see page 7). Connect the unit to a PC with a USB connection Hard disk cable.
  • Page 17: Disconnecting The Unit

    "USB Disk can now be safely removed" appears. Click the "OK" button and disconnect the USB con- nection cable from the PC. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 " Windows 2000 Professional Click "Unplug or eject hardware" on the taskbar. Click "USB Mass Storage Device - Stop Drive".
  • Page 18: Starting Sharp Music Manager

    Starting SHARP Music Manager HR-GB201 " How to start From the "Start" menu, click "All Programs", "Sharp Music Manager", and then "SharpMusicManager". The navigation window appears. " Navigation window 1. Menu bar 4. Folder tree 2. Standard bar 5. File list 3.
  • Page 19 Display folder/file properties. Exit Exit SHARP Music Manager. (*1) You cannot create a new folder in the "Jukebox_Sys" folder on the "SHARP" drive. (*2) File names cannot be changed on SHARP Music Man- ager. 2. Edit Cut a selected folder/file. Copy Copy a selected folder/file.
  • Page 20: Transferring Audio Data

    " Audio data are sorted alphabetically after being trans- ferred to the unit. " You can also transfer in the following way; select audio data, click "Copy" on the "Edit" menu, select the "SHARP" drive and click "Paste" on the "Edit" menu. 04/5/18 HR-GB201_UK.fm...
  • Page 21 Right-click operations are not available for audio data in the "Jukebox_Sys" folder. ! Setting the startup folder Specify a folder to be displayed first when SHARP Music Manager starts. Select a folder and click "Set Start" on the stan- dard bar (see page 15).
  • Page 22: Editing Playlists

    Select audio data to add to the playlist. ! The data is added to the playlist. ! Select from MP3, WMA and WAV files. ! Only the audio data on the "SHARP" drive can be added. ! Change the order with the "Upward" and "Downward"...
  • Page 23 " Editing playlists Connect the unit to a PC (see page 13). Start SHARP Music Manager. ! The navigation window appears. Click "Edit Playlist" on the "Tools" menu. Click the "Open" button and select a desired playlist. ! The playlist edit window appears.
  • Page 24: Folder Settings

    Folder settings HR-GB201 " Assigning folders Assign folders to open them quickly. Start SHARP Music Manager. ! The navigation window appears. Click "Add To Favorites" on the "Favorites" menu. ! The "Add My Favorite" dialogue box appears. Enter the name and location of a folder and click the "Add"...
  • Page 25: Editing Music Information

    You can change information of audio data (MP3 format only). Connect the unit to a PC (see page 13). Start SHARP Music Manager. ! The navigation window appears. Click "Edit Music Info" on the "Tools" menu. ! The "Music Information Editor" dialogue box appears.
  • Page 26: Playing Transferred Audio Data

    Pull to cover. Left Right Observe the correct channel channel direction for the plug. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Turn on the unit (see page 8). Use the button to select a folder or audio data and press the button. Playback starts when au-...
  • Page 27: Volume Control

    ! You can also use the EQ/BASS button on the remote control. Use the button to select "SETUP", and press the button. Select "EQ/BASS" in the same way as step 2. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Use the button to select an equaliser mode. Normal ROCK USER U-BASS Press the MENU button.
  • Page 28: Advanced Playback

    " Selecting audio data by information You can select audio data by title, artist name, etc. Use SHARP Music Manager to name audio data and edit other information (see page 22). Hold down the MENU button for 2 seconds or more.
  • Page 29 ! You can also use the EQ/BASS button on the remote control. Use the button to select "SEARCH", and press the button. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Using the , VOL + or VOL - button, enter the first few characters of the desired data name and press the button.
  • Page 30 "SETUP", and press the button. 00 03 30 HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Select "REPEAT" in the same way as step 2. Select "CLASS" in the same way as step 2. Use the lowing parameters, and press the MENU button.
  • Page 31 RANDOM: OFF*: Normal playback Random play (Random play is off) (*) indicates default setting. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Press the MENU button three times. Start playback (see page 23). ! Playback starts in the selected play mode. Notes: ! In random play, the unit selects and plays data auto- matically.
  • Page 32 To delete a bookmark, select audio data with a book- mark, and press the button for 2 seconds or more. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 " To listen to the audio data in a playlist or audio data with bookmarks You can play bookmarked data or audio data in a playlist.
  • Page 33: Recording With The Built-in Microphone

    Recording with the built-in microphone Microphone HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 You can record voice data with the built-in microphone. Turn on the unit (see page 8). Hold down the REC button for 2 seconds or more. ! Recording starts. 00 00 03...
  • Page 34: Playing Recorded Voice Data

    Right Observe the correct channel channel direction for the plug. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Turn on the unit (see page 8). Hold down the MENU button for 2 seconds or more. ! You can also use the EQ/BASS button on the remote control.
  • Page 35 HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 " To interrupt playback Press the button. To resume playback, press the button again. " To stop playback Press the button. You can set the main unit to turn off automatically after a period of inactivity (see "POWERDOWN" on page 40).
  • Page 36: Advanced Playback

    Press the MENU button three times. ! You can also use the EQ/BASS button on the remote control. Play the voice data (steps 3 - 5, page 31). HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Press the button. ! The start point (A) is created.
  • Page 37: Recording From A Cd Player

    Recording from a CD player To audio output sockets CD player Audio cable (commercially available) HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 " Playback sound-actuated recording Music from CDs is recorded as MP3 files. The unit starts recording when a signal from LINE IN socket is detected (Synchronised recording).
  • Page 38: Playing Recorded Music Data

    Press the button. ! To resume recording, press the ! A new music data is created when recording resumes. To stop recording: Press the button. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Playing recorded music data Attaching ear pads Pull to cover. Left Right channel channel button again.
  • Page 39 ! Playback starts. ! Adjust the volume and select a favourite equaliser (see page 24). HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 " To interrupt playback Press the button. To resume playback, press the button again.
  • Page 40: Transferring Image Data From A Digital Camera

    Image data can only be directly transferred when us- ing the USB Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport (BOT) recommended by Microsoft. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Turn on the unit (see page 8). If connected, disconnect the USB connection cable from the cradle.
  • Page 41 0000 0003 Unplug the USB cable when finished. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Caution: ! It is recommended to use the AC adaptor when trans- ferring data from a digital camera. Otherwise data on the unit may be corrupted when batteries run out.
  • Page 42: Changing Default Settings

    "SETUP", and press the button. 00 03 30 HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Select a menu in the same way as step 2. ! Example: "SYSTEM" is selected Change the setting item in the same way as step ! Example: "AUTO PLAY" is selected Press the MENU button.
  • Page 43 REPEAT See pages 27 - 28 or 33. EQ/BASS See page 24. (*) indicates default setting. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 " SYSTEM AUTO PLAY: The unit plays the last played audio data automatically. Auto play is disabled once you connect and disconnect the unit from a PC.
  • Page 44: Hold Function

    Danish Portuguese Dutch (*) indicates default setting. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Hold function The operation can be kept even if other buttons are acci- dentally pressed in a place such as a crowded train. Use either the unit or remote control to activate the hold function.
  • Page 45: Listening To Sound Using The External Equipment

    Audio cable (commercially available) External equipment To audio input sockets HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Turn on the unit (see page 8). If connected, disconnect the USB connection cable from the cradle. Connect the LINE OUT socket of the cradle to external equipment via an audio cable (commer- cially available).
  • Page 46: Folder Structure

    Artist name 1 Album name 1 Audio data 1 Audio data 2 Audio data 3 Album name 2 Audio data 1 Audio data 2 Audio data 3 Artist name 2 HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Display 0000 0004 0000 0004 0012 0000 04/5/18 HR-GB201_UK.fm...
  • Page 47: Error Messages

    Many potential "problems" can be resolved by the owner with- out calling a service technician. If something seems to be wrong with this product, check the following before calling your authorised SHARP dealer or service centre. The unit does not turn on. " Is the AC adaptor disconnected? "...
  • Page 48 ! The SHARP Music Manager will build the audio data in- formation database right after the audio data are trans- ferred into the unit. If you stop transferring in before the...
  • Page 49: Maintenance

    You can download firmware files to your PC to upgrade this product. Caution: Never format the hard disk on this product. Functions may be disabled. HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 Maintenance " Cleaning When the unit becomes dirty Clean it with a soft cloth. When the unit is excessively dirty, use a soft cloth dampened in water (external sur- faces only).
  • Page 50: Specifications

    Specifications HR-GB201 As a part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production units. There may be some deviations from these values in individual units.
  • Page 51 Line-in recording at 128 kbps (earphone output 0.5 mW + 0.5 mW) ! Continuous playback: MP3, 128 kbps (earphone output 0.5 mW + 0.5 mW) ! The values are the standard values when the unit is used at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F). HR-GB201 9JCG5230100042 HR-GB201 04/5/18 HR-GB201_UK.fm...
  • Page 52 Subject to the terms listed below, Sharp Electronics (U.K.) Ltd. (hereinafter called “the Company”) guarantee to pro- vide for the repair of, or at its option replace this Sharp Equipment, or any component thereof, (other than bat- teries), which is faulty or below standard, as a result of inferior workmanship or materials.

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