Panasonic RC-D8 - DAB-FM Radio Manual

Panasonic RC-D8 - DAB-FM Radio Manual

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Panasonic RC-D8 - DAB-FM Radio Manual

Control reference guide

Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use.

Control reference guide

  1. Standby/on switch
  2. Selects the frequency for radio source Selects menu item/setting (During standby mode) Adjusts hour and minute setting
    (During standby mode) Press and hold to enter time setting mode.
  3. Changes the displayed information
    • Press and hold to enter menu mode.
  4. Stores or selects preset radio station
  5. Sets sleep timer
    • Press and hold to perform auto presetting for FM stations.
  6. Selects "DAB" or "FM" as the audio source
    This button is indicated as [FM/dab+] in these operating instructions.
  7. Adjusts the volume (0 (minimum) to 16 (maximum))
    (During standby mode)
    Turn alarm on/off
    • Press and hold to enter alarm setting mode.
  1. Snoozes the alarm
    Changes brightness of display
    Confirms menu items/setting
  2. Display
  3. Speaker
    The speaker does not have magnetic shielding. Do not place this unit near PCs or other magnetic devices.
  4. Battery compartment
  5. USB port for charging a device

Memory backup batteries (not supplied)

The memory backup batteries retain the clock settings during power supply interruption. (These batteries do not power the unit.) Use alkaline or manganese batteries.
Install the batteries so that the poles (r and s) align with those in the unit.
Memory backup batteries

  • "" will light up on the display if there is no battery inserted or when the battery level is below its minimum.
  • When the batteries are weak, "" flashes on the display. Replace the batteries with new ones.
  • Do not disconnect the unit from the power source when replacing the batteries.

Power source

Connect the AC adaptor firmly to the household mains socket.
Power source

  • The unit is in the standby condition when the AC adaptor is connected. The primary circuit is always "live" as long as the AC adaptor is connected to an electrical outlet.
  • "0:00" flashes on the display if the time is not set.

Charging a device
Charging starts when a device (rated value: 5 V/1 A) is connected to the USB port of this unit.

  • Confirm from the screen of the connected device, etc. to make sure charging has started.
    Charging a device
  • You can charge the device regardless the unit is turned on or in standby mode.
  • A cable compatible with your device is required. Use the cable that comes with your device.
  • Even if you connect a cable compatible with the USB port of this unit, your device may not be charged. In that case, use the charger that comes with the device.
  • Depending on your device, using other chargers may not work. Check the operating instructions of your device before use.
  • Do not connect a device with a rated value higher than 5 V/1 A to this unit.
  • To check if charging is complete, look at the screen of the connected device, etc.
  • Once fully charged, remove the USB cable from the USB port.
  • Depending on the type and placement of the device that is connected to the USB port, you may notice a degradation in radio signal reception,

Preparing the antenna

This unit can receive DAB/DAB+ and FM stations with the antenna.
Rotate the antenna at to improve reception.
Preparing the antenna

Unit on/standby

Press to turn on the unit.

  • The first time you turn on the unit, it will enter DAB mode and automatically scan for stations. It sets the time and date (if data is available) and starts playing the first station it finds.
  • Press again to switch the unit to standby mode.

  • The unit is not turned off completely even in the standby condition. In the interest of energy conservation, if you will not be using the unit for an extended period of time, we recommend disconnecting the mains plug from the mains socket or removing the batteries. The unit consumes a small amount of power even in the standby condition. (⇒ "Specifications")
  • In standby mode, the time and date are displayed.

Listening to DAB/DAB+

Preparation

  • Turn the unit on.
  • Press [FM/dab+] repeatedly to select "DAB".

Memorising stations
The first time you enter DAB mode, or if the station list is empty, the unit will start the full scan and memorise the stations.
You can perform the full scan procedure when there is a new station or a station becomes available.
Press and hold [j MENU] for at least 2 seconds to select "Full scan" and then press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER] to start full scan.

  • To cancel, press and hold [- MENU] for at least 2 seconds.

Remove unavailable listed stations
This unit indicates those stations that are closed or no longer available with a question mark in front of the station name. You can remove these stations from the station list.

  1. Press and hold [j MENU] for at least 2 seconds.
  2. Press [TUNE / SELECT ] to select "Prune" and then press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER].
  3. Press [TUNE / SELECT ] to select "Y" (Yes) and then press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER].
    • To cancel, press [TUNE / SELECT ] to select "N" (No).

Listening to the memorised stations

  1. Press [TUNE / SELECT ] to select a station from the station list.
  2. Press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER] to tune to the selected station.

  • "" indicates a secondary service station. Secondary service stations are always listed next to their primary station in the station list.

Presetting DAB/DAB+ stations
You can preset up to 10 DAB/DAB+ channels.

  1. While listening to a radio broadcast: Press and hold [PRESET 1-10] for at least 2 seconds.
  2. Press [TUNE / SELECT ] to select the desired preset channel number and then press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER].

  • The station occupying a channel is erased if another station is preset in that channel.

Listening to preset DAB/DAB+ stations
Press [PRESET 1-10] repeatedly to select desired channel number.

Manually tuning 1 frequency block
You can manually tune to 1 frequency block. This can be useful when you are adjusting the antenna to achieve the best possible reception and scanning a particular frequency block to update the station list.

  1. Press and hold [j MENU] for at least 2 seconds.
  2. Press [TUNE / SELECT ] to select "Manual tune" and then press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER].
  3. Press [TUNE / SELECT ] to select the frequency block that is receivable in your region and then press [SNOOZE/BRIGHTNESS/ENTER]. The display shows the received signal strength of the selected frequency block. Adjust the antenna to achieve the best reception.

    Adjust the antenna so that the received signal strength (solid rectangles) exceeds the threshold indicator.

Viewing available information
You can view various information about the DAB/DAB+ broadcast such as dynamic label information (if available), signal strength, program type, ensemble name, frequency, bit rate, DAB variant and date.
Press [DISPLAY] repeatedly to view the available information.

Listening to FM radio

You can preset up to 10 FM channels.
Preparation

  • Turn the unit on.
  • Press [FM/dab+] repeatedly to select "FM".

Presetting stations automatically
Press and hold [j AUTO PRESET] for at least 2 seconds. (Once this step is performed, all previously preset stations will be erased.)

  • Auto preset begins with the lowest frequency.
  • The tuner starts to preset all the stations it can receive into the channels in ascending order.
  • To cancel, press [TUNE / SELECT ]. (Erased stations will not be recovered.)

Listening to preset stations
Press [PRESET 1-10] repeatedly to select desired channel number.

Tuning to a station
Press and hold [TUNE / SELECT ] until the frequency starts changing quickly.

  • The unit stops tuning when it finds a station.

  • Press [TUNE / SELECT ] repeatedly to search for the required station manually.

Presetting stations manually

  1. While listening to a radio broadcast:
    Press and hold [PRESET 1-10] for at least 2 seconds.
  2. Press [TUNE / SELECT ] to select the desired preset channel number and then press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER].

  • The station occupying a channel is erased if another station is preset in that channel.

Viewing available information
(Except for Australia and New Zealand)
This unit can show the text data transmitted by the Radio Data System available in some areas, such as radio text, programme service, programme type and date.
(For Australia and New Zealand) This unit can show the date.
Press [DISPLAY] repeatedly to view the available information.

  • Radio Data System may not be available if reception is poor.

Time and alarm settings

Time
This is a 24-hour clock.
The time and date are updated automatically with the DAB/DAB+ broadcast (if available).
You can also set the time and date manually as follows.
(Only when the unit is in standby mode)

  1. Press and hold [HOUR / jTIME SET] for at least 2 seconds.
  2. Set the time. (Hours and minutes)
    • Press [HOUR / jTIME SET] repeatedly to adjust the hour.
    • Press [MINUTE] repeatedly to adjust the minute.
  3. Press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER].
  4. Set the date. (Day, month and year)
    • Press [TUNE / SELECT ] to adjust the setting and then press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER].

  • Reset the clock regularly to maintain accuracy.

Alarm
You can set two alarms with different desired settings.
Preparation

  • Ensure the time is set.

(Only when the unit is in standby mode)

  1. Press and hold [ALARM/jSET, 1] or [ALARM/jSET, 2] for at least 2 seconds.
    • If the time is not set, this unit will enter time setting mode. Make settings for the time.
  2. While "Alarm 1 Setup" or "Alarm 2 Setup" is displayed, press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER].
  3. Set the alarm time.
    • Press [HOUR / jTIME SET] repeatedly to adjust the hour.
    • Press [MINUTE] repeatedly to adjust the minute.
  4. Press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER] to confirm the alarm time.
  5. Press [TUNE / SELECT ] to select desired item or setting and then press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER].
    • Set the audio source.
      Source: Buzzer, DAB, FM
      If FM or DAB is set, select the last station you tuned in to ("Last listened") or a preset station as the audio source.
    • Set the volume (8 (minimum) to 16 (maximum))
      The alarm starts at a low volume and increases gradually to the preset level.
      (Volume adjustment made using [VOLUME j, i] will not affect the alarm volume.)
    • Turn on the alarm
      Alarm: Off, On
      Select "On" to turn on the alarm.

Turning the alarm on/off
The alarm will sound at the set time every day for a duration of 59 minutes. You can turn the alarm on/off as desired.
(Only when the unit is in standby mode)
Press [ALARM/jSET, 1] or [ALARM/jSET, 2] to turn the corresponding alarm on/off.

  • The corresponding alarm indicator ("" or "") will be displayed when its alarm is turned on.

To stop the sounding alarm
Press or press the corresponding alarm button ([ALARM/jSET, 1] or [ALARM/jSET, 2]).
"Alarm off" is displayed.

To snooze the sounding alarm
Press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER] to put the alarm into snooze mode.

  • The unit will switch into standby mode and the corresponding alarm indicator ("" or "") blinks slowly.
  • Snooze interval is 5 minutes.
  • Press to turn on the unit will also stop the snooze mode.
  • The alarm works in both unit on and standby modes.

Sleep timer

The sleep timer can turn the unit off after a set time.
Press [SLEEP] repeatedly to select the setting (in minutes).
-→Sleep off, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 120 minutes

  • "SLEEP" is displayed when the sleep timer is set.
  • To cancel, select "Sleep off".
  • Pressing [SLEEP] while the sleep timer is set allows you to check the remaining time.

Display brightness

Press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER] repeatedly to select desired display brightness (bright, less bright, dim).

  • You can change the display brightness during unit on or standby mode.
  • You cannot change the brightness during menu setting mode, or when the alarm sounds or snoozes.

System settings

  1. Press and hold [j MENU] for at least 2 seconds.
  2. Press [TUNE / SELECT ] to select "System" and then press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER].
  3. Press [TUNE / SELECT ] to select desired item or setting and then press [SNOOZE / BRIGHTNESS / ENTER].
    • To cancel the setting in the middle, press [- MENU].
    • If there is an asterisk on the right-hand side of the menu item, the display is showing the current setting of the item.

Backlight
You can set the backlight of display to turn off automatically after 10 seconds of inactivity.

  • On: The backlight is always on.
  • 10 sec: The backlight turns off after 10 seconds of inactivity.

Language
(Except for Australia and New Zealand) You can change the language for the display.

  • English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano

Factory Reset
Select "Y" (Yes) to reset the unit to factory default setting.

  • N (No), Y (Yes)

Software ver
Select "Y" (Yes) to view the software version installed for this unit.

  • N (No), Y (Yes)

Troubleshooting

Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are uncertain about some of the check points, or if the solutions indicated in the following guide does not resolve the issue, then consult your dealer for instructions.

To return all settings to the factory defaults
Set "Factory Reset" in System menu to "Y" (Yes).

  • The settings are returned to the factory defaults. It is necessary to set the settings again.

General

Sound is distorted or no sound

  • Adjust the volume.
  • If the AC adaptor or fluorescent lights are near the cords, then keep other appliances and cords away from the cables.

The unit does not work

  • One of the unit's safety devices may have been activated.
  1. Press to switch the unit to standby.
    • If the unit does not turn off, disconnect the AC adaptor from the AC mains socket. After about 30 seconds, reconnect the AC adaptor to the AC mains socket. Then wait for about 10 seconds.
  2. Press to switch it on. If the unit still cannot be operated, consult the dealer.

Radio

DAB/DAB+ reception is poor

  • Keep the antenna away from computers, televisions, other cables and cords.
  • Move the unit to another location and do a full scan again.

Static or noisy reception is heard while listening to a radio broadcast.

  • Check and adjust the antenna.
  • Try to keep a certain amount of distance between the antenna and AC adaptor.
  • Turn the TV or other audio players off or separate it from this unit.
  • Keep this unit away from mobile phones if there is interference.

Messages

The following messages may appear on the unit's display.

"Alarm Not saved"

  • The changes made to the alarm settings are incomplete. The changes will be lost.

"No DAB Station"

  • No DAB/DAB+ station available.
  • Check the antenna.
  • Move the unit to another location and do a full scan again.

"Preset Empty" (" " stands for a number.)

  • There are no preset stations to select. Preset some channels.

"Service Invalid"

  • No DAB/DAB+ reception.

"Time Not saved"

  • The changes made to the time settings are incomplete. The changes will be lost.

"USB over current remove USB"

  • The USB device is using too much power. Disconnect the USB device. Then, disconnect the AC adaptor from the AC mains socket, and then reconnect the AC adaptor to the AC mains socket.
  • Check the connection, it may be caused by a faulty cable.

Maintenance

Disconnect the AC adaptor from the outlet before maintenance.

Clean this unit with a soft, dry cloth

  • When dirt is heavy, wring a wet cloth tightly to wipe the dirt, and then wipe it with a dry cloth.
  • Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit.
  • Before using chemically treated cloth, carefully read the cloth's instructions.

To dispose or transfer this unit
The unit may keep the user settings information in the unit. If you discard this unit either by disposal or transfer, then follow the procedure to return all the settings to the factory defaults to delete the user settings. (⇒ Troubleshooting, "To return all settings to the factory defaults")

Specifications

GENERAL

Power supply
AC adaptor
Input AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.5 A
Output (For Australia and New Zealand) DC 5.0 V, 2.0 A
(For others) DC 5.0 V, 2.0 A, 10.0 W
Main unit
Power supply input
DC IN DC 5 V, 2 A
Power consumption 9 W
Power consumption in standby mode Approx. 0.8 W
Memory backup batteries 3 V (2kR6/LR6)
Dimensions (WkHkD) 150 mmk89 mmk90 mm (including protrusions)
Mass
Without batteries Approx. 0.53 kg
With batteries Approx. 0.58 kg
Operating temperature range 0 oC to r40 oC
Operating humidity range 20% to 80% RH (no condensation)
  • AMPLIFIER SECTION
    Output power
    RMS output power

    Front Ch: 1 W Mono (8 ≠), 1 kHz, 10% THD
  • TUNER SECTION
    Preset Memory FM: 10 stations
    Frequency Modulation (FM)
    Frequency range:
    87.50 MHz to 108.00 MHz (50 kHz step)
  • DAB SECTION
    DAB memories
    : 10 channels
    Frequency Band (Wavelength)
    Band III:
    5A to 13F (174.928 MHz to 239.200 MHz)
    Sensitivity *BER 4x10 -4
    Min Requirement:
    s98 dBm
  • SPEAKER SECTION
    Speaker unit
    Full Range
    : 5 cm cone typek1
  • TERMINAL SECTION
    USB Port
    USB Port power (for charging only)
    : DC OUT 5 V 1 A

  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Mass and dimensions are approximate.
  • Total harmonic distortion is measured by a digital spectrum analyzer.

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Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
Hereby, "Panasonic Corporation" declares that this product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 2014/53/EU. Customers can download a copy of the original DoC to our RE products from our DoC server: http://www.ptc.panasonic.eu
Contact to Authorized Representative: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH, Panasonic Testing Centre, Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany

Manufactured by:
Panasonic Corporation Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
Authorized Representative in Europe:
Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre
Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany

Web Site: http://www.panasonic.com
© Panasonic Corporation 2020

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