Important Safety Information Be sure to read all the safety information before you begin to use this product. WARNING: 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 C A U T I O N ATTENTION...
Introduction Your Lyra personal digital player is designed to give you hours of listening pleasure. To get the most out of your new purchase, we suggest that you take a few minutes right now to read through this instruction manual. If you have any questions or problems, consult the Troubleshooting Guide or log onto www.lyrazone.com for help and recent updates.
Important Information The Lyra works with your computer to let you play your favorite music from files recorded on removable CompactFlash* memory cards. The player plays files encoded with the popular MP3 and Real Networks G2** audio formats and may allow for future upgrades of some alternative audio compression formats.
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. LIGHT PLAY MODE • STOP SKIP/REV. SKIP/FWD.
Getting Started 2. Connect the CompactFlash™ external drive. The external drive allows you to transfer MP3 or G2 encoded files to the CompactFlash* card. Attach it to the parallel port of your computer. The external drive cables have passthrough connectors and adapters so you can attach the CompactFlash* drive at the same time your printer and keyboard are attached.
Getting Started 3. Install the Music Management software. Install the music management software on your computer so you can compress audio files from your CDs to MP3 or G2 (Real Network) format or download already compressed files from the internet. Use this software to transfer MP3 or G2 files to the CompactFlash card so you can play them on your player.
Getting Started 5. Transfer the audio files to the CompactFlash™ Card. Use the music management software to transfer music files to the removable storage card so you can take the music with you anywhere. *Note: Actual items may differ in appearance from those shown.
Getting Started 6. Insert the alkaline batteries into the player. Before you can use the player, you must insert two alkaline “AA” batteries. A. Slide the battery compart- ment door in the direction of the arrow and lift up. B. Insert the batteries into the battery compartment making sure the polarities (+ and –) are aligned correctly with the...
Getting Started 7. Insert the CompactFlash card in the player. Before you can use the player, you must insert the removable card containing the desired MP3 or G2 format music files into the player. Align Arrows A. Align the arrows on the front of the card to the arrows on the back of the player.
Getting Started 9. Play the CompactFlash card. SELECT/ VOLUME Control STOP STOP•OFF Button A. Press PLAY to start playing the first track. • Adjust the volume by turning the SELECT/ VOLUME control on the side of the player. • Press PLAY while the player is playing to pause the player.
Player Features Controls A brief description of the player’s controls is given below. Detailed descriptions of each feature are on the following pages. Headphone Jack SELECT/ VOLUME Control Display Button LIGHT PLAY STOP•OFF MODE Button • STOP SKIP/REV. SKIP/FWD. Connect Car Cord Here Model RD2204 Only...
Player Features Card Slot Insert the removable memory card here top first with front of card facing back of player. Eject Lever Slide this lever in the direction of the arrow to remove the card from the player. Headphone Jack Insert the plug from the headphone in this jack on the top of the player.
Player Features Playing a CompactFlash Card Headphone Jack SELECT/ VOLUME Control Display LIGHT PLAY MODE • STOP•OFF STOP SKIP/REV. SKIP/FWD. Button SKIP/REV. SKIP/FWD. (Reverse) (Forward) Button Button 1. Make sure batteries are installed in the player. 2. Insert the plug on the headphone cable into the headphone jack on the top of the player.
Player Features The name of the song, the artist, the playback mode selected, the DSP mode selected, the number of the track playing, and the elapsed playing time of the track appear. Note: The Volume, data rate and battery indicators may also appear. •...
Player Features Playback Features SELECT/ VOLUME Control • STOP SKIP/REV. (Reverse) Button Pause Feature During playback, you can pause the player and mute the volume. • Press PLAY during playback to pause the player. Note: If the player is left in pause for approximately one minute, it will enter the sleep mode.
Player Features Skip and Search Features Skip Feature When the file list is displayed, SKIP/ FWD. and SKIP/REV. or the SELECT/ VOLUME control allow you to select which track to play using the file list. • Press SKIP/FWD. 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. SELECT/ VOLUME Control Display LIGHT PLAY MODE...
Player Features Program Feature 1. Display the MODE menu, and press SKIP/FWD. to move the cursor to PROGRAM. 2. Press the SELECT/VOLUME control in to display the list. Press SKIP/FWD., SKIP/REV. or rotate the SELECT/VOLUME up or down to move the cursor to the first track you want in your program.
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). SELECT/ VOLUME Control Button STOP•OFF STOP Button SKIP/REV. (Reverse) Button DSP Modes 1.
Player Features Note: If you select EQ (equalizer), the equalizer menu appears. 3. Press the SELECT/VOLUME control in to select the DSP feature. The player returns to the file list. Notes: Pressing PLAY also starts the player playing with the selected feature.
Make sure you use only these cards. Use of the wrong card could damage your player or external hard drive. We recommend the use of RCA memory cards available from your local dealer or by phone order on page 22.
Included Accessories Model RD2204 Only: Car Kit The car kit is included with Model RD2204 or can be purchased as optional accessories from your local dealer or by phone order on page 22. This accessory kit includes a car cord adapter (#54097) and a cassette adapter (#54095).
Optional Accessories Pricing information and ordering instructions can be obtained by calling 1-800-338-0376. CompactFlash* Memory Card CompactFlash No. PC32CF, PC48CF, or PC64CF Any of these CompactFlash memory cards can be used with your player. Stereo Headphones No. PC400 Lightweight stereo headphones with 3.5mm stereo plug.
Optional Accessories Rechargeable Batteries No. PC202MH These nickel metal hydride batteries are rechargeable. The operation time is approximately half of that of new alkaline batteries. These batteries can be charged over and over again. To charge these batteries, you will also need the AC power adapter #PC611, or wall charger for NimH rechargable batteries #PC224.
Specifications Player Size: (H) 4-1/2 x (W) 2-1/2 x (D) 7/8 inches Weight: 3.5oz. without batteries Solid state memory Batteries: 2 alkaline “AA” Parallel Port Transfer Rate: Up to 450 Kbps Signal-to-noise ratio: > 75 db Slot: 1 external CompactFlash slot: supports Type I or Type II CompactFlash cards and IBM Microdrive* memory cards.
Troubleshooting Guide Trouble Checks and Adjustments No power to • Check all connections. See page 4. external drive • Make sure computer is turned on and plugged into an operating outlet. Player does not • Maybe batteries are weak. Install new batteries. operate •...
Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Any defect in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 90 days - Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor. • 91 days to 1 year - Unit exchange, which includes parts only; you pay the labor.
Limited Warranty • Evidence of purchase date such as a bill of sale. • A brief note describing your Player problem. • Your name, address, and phone number. Only ship the defective portion of your Player. In all cases retain the CompactFlash card.