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Lyra Jukebox
User's Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.
RD2850 / RD2854
It is important to read this instruction book prior to using your new product for the first time.

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  • Page 1 Lyra Jukebox User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again. RD2850 / RD2854 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 Jukebox Brand: RCA Model: RD2850 / RD2854 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

    RD2850 Equipment tested for compliance as a complete unit RD2854 Equipment tested for compliance as a complete unit 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 comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules.
  • Page 4: End User License Agreement

    End User License Agreement IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This End User License Agreement (“Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you and Thomson Inc. (“Thomson”) for the RCA Lyra Audio Device application/driver software program and associated documentation, if any (“Program”). ACKNOWLEDGMENT BY INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE OR...
  • Page 5 In this case, the Program may not operate properly. Updated versions of the Program can be downloaded from www.rca.com. d) Thomson is not obligated to provide support services for the Program. e) The Program is provided with “RESTRICTED RIGHTS”.
  • Page 6 Microsoft that enables you to play Windows Media Audio (WMA) files (“WMA Software”).The WMA Software is licensed to you for use with the RCA/ THOMSON Portable Audio Device digital music player under the following conditions. By installing and using this version of the Lyra Player, you are agreeing to these conditions.
  • Page 7 You may transfer your right to use this version of the Lyra Player only as part of a sale or transfer of your Portable Audio Device player, on the condition that the recipient agrees to the conditions in this End User License Agreement. If the version of the Lyra Player that you are transferring is an upgrade, you must also transfer all prior versions of the Lyra Player...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Important Information ... 2 Warning ... 2 FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION INFORMATION ... 3 End User License Agreement ... 4 Table of Content ... 8 Before You Begin ... 10 Unpacking Your Unit ... 10 Things to consider before you get started..11 Computer System Requirements ...
  • Page 9 Selecting Music Mode ... 30 Music Playback Display ... 30 Music Playback Operation ... 31 Step-by-Step Example ... 32 Navigation Menu ... 34 Playlists ... 36 My Selections ... 36 My Dislikes ... 37 View User Playlists ... 38 Pre-defined Playlists ... 39 Save MySelections or MyDislikes as a Playlist ...
  • Page 10: Before You Begin

    Before You Begin Unpacking Your Unit Your Lyra 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 Jukebox. Lyra Jukebox Music Management CD Contains the Lyra Jukebox applications &...
  • Page 11: 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 12: 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 13: Getting Started: Software Setup

    Getting Started: Software Setup The Music Management CD that came with your Lyra Jukebox contains all of the necessary software components you need to make your Lyra Jukebox work properly. These components do the following: • install USB driver for Windows 98SE/Me users (Refer to page 14) •...
  • Page 14: Installing Software Components

    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 Jukebox. Select your Lyra model on the startup screen and click Install to access installation programs corresponding to your Lyra device.
  • Page 15: Install System Applications

    Getting Started: Software Setup Install System Applications Click Install System Application to install applications that will help you better manage your Lyra Jukebox. Note: The installation program will detect whether your system requires a USB driver. If you see the Install USB driver/System Applications option, click it to install the USB driver.
  • Page 16: Install Musicmatch Jukebox

    Getting Started: Software Setup 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 Jukebox. Click Install MusicMatch Jukebox to run the MusicMatch setup program.
  • Page 17: Install Additional Services

    Getting Started: Software Setup Install MusicMatch Plug-in MusicMatch requires a plug-in for your particular device in order to transfer files from your computer to your Lyra Jukebox. Install Additional Services Click on Install ID3man by Auditude, Get 100 Free mp3 Tracks from eMusic, Moodlogic or Try Rhapsody Music services for additional digital music services provided by our partners.
  • Page 18: Connecting Lyra Hd To The Computer

    Getting Started: Software Setup Connecting Lyra HD to the Computer Connect the Lyra Jukebox to your computer with the mini USB cable provided. Turn on the unit by pressing the ON button. Press and hold the Play button to start USB transfer. The Lyra Jukebox will appear as a Removal Disk drive letter.
  • Page 19: 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 and save the playlist. Note : Be sure to save the playlist or it will not be displayed on the playlist window of the Portable Device Manager screen.
  • Page 20: 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 Jukebox isn’t already connected to your computer, connect the Lyra Jukebox to the computer using the provided USB cable as illustrated on page 18 and turn on the unit.
  • Page 21: 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 Jukebox, be sure the “Safe to unplug” message is displayed. From the System Tray, double click the left mouse button on the icon and select Unplug or eject...
  • Page 22: System Tray Applications

    Getting Started: Software Setup System Tray Applications Profile New files that are transferred to your Lyra Jukebox using Windows Explorer (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 Jukebox to the computer using the provided USB cable if it is not already connected and turn the unit on.
  • Page 23: Updating System File

    You can upgrade your Lyra Jukebox or repair damaged system files on your device 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. Connect your Lyra Jukebox to the computer using the provided USB cable if it is not already connected and turn the unit on.
  • Page 24: Lyrasync

    Getting Started: Software Setup LyraSync Files and folders can be synchronized between your PC and your Lyra Jukebox. Connect your Lyra Jukebox to the computer using the provided USB cable if it is not already connected and turn the unit on. Right click on the Lyra icon tray (bottom right hand corner of the computer screen and select LyraSync.
  • Page 25: Mydislikes

    Getting Started: Software Setup MyDislikes Items in the MyDislikes playlist can be viewed and deleted in MyDislikes. Connect your Lyra Jukebox to the computer using the provided USB cable if it is not already connected and turn the unit on. Right click on the Lyra icon tray (bottom right hand corner of the computer screen and select MyDislikes...
  • Page 26: Lyra•jukebox

    Lyra • jukebox Overview of General Controls Front View LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) - This is where the Lyra’s user interface appears (go to page 30 for an explanation of the items that appear on the LCD during playback). Navigation Controls SELECT - Selects a highlighted item in navigation mode.
  • Page 27: Left View

    Enter / Next ( ) - Enters the highlighted item. - Views the content of the highlighted item. - Shows info screen during menu navigation when the item selected is a song. In music mode - press and release to skip forward to the next song. To scan forward in the current song, press and hold.
  • Page 28: Display Overview

    Lyra • jukebox Display Overview The relative icon lights to show the sorting method of the current folder. The menu level you are currently at. The items in the current menu level. The lock icon is displayed when the key lock function is activated. This can be activated by pressing and holding the MENU/ displayed.
  • Page 29: Menu Navigation

    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 13-25. If you want more detailed information about the Lyra Jukebox’s features, go to page 26.
  • Page 30: Selecting Music Mode

    Lyra • jukebox Selecting Music Mode MENU Go to Music Clear Preset Mode Stereo RecDur 30min RecQua High Settings System Info Music Playback Display Title Artist Album Genre Year 1223 / 1921 0:34 Displays song information. The current song number out of the total number of songs on the unit. Song elapse time.
  • Page 31: Music Playback Operation

    Music Playback Operation • To scan forward in the track that is playing, press and hold the Enter / Next ( button. • To go to the next track, press and release the Enter / Next ( • To go to the previous track, press and release the Back / Previous ( •...
  • Page 32: 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 Jukebox profiler application (go to page 16 for detailed instructions).
  • Page 33 CLICK If your Lyra Jukebox isn’t already on, turn it on (press the ON / Play / Pause ( 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 34: Navigation Menu

    Lyra • jukebox Navigation Menu The following example illustrates steps to select and play songs in the Artist category. MUSIC Artist Artist/Album Album Title Genre Year Playlists All Files ARTIST Artist 1 Artist 2 Artist 3 Artist 4 Artist 5 Artist 6 ARTIST 2 Artist 2 Song 1...
  • Page 35 Title 1 Artist 1 Album 1 Genre Year 1/100 128kbps 0:10 SONG INFO Artist: Artist 3 Album: Album 1 Title: Title 4 Genre: Pop Year: 2002 File: \Music\Title 4.mp3 Lyra • jukebox Highlight the desired song. • To play the song, press the Play / Pause ) button.
  • Page 36: Playlists

    Lyra • jukebox Playlists Lyra Jukebox has 2 System Playlist selections: MySelections and MyDislikes. My Selections You can create a MySelections temporary playlist using the Lyra Jukebox. - The song is included in MySelections. - If the item is a folder, all the songs in the folder is included in MySelections. - If the item is a folder, some of the songs in the folder is included in MySelections.
  • Page 37: My Dislikes

    ALBUM 1 Song 1 Song 2 Song 3 Song 4 Song 5 Song 6 My Dislikes In playback mode, you can tag songs you don’t like and place them into the MyDislikes playlist. SELECT A SONG MySelections MyDislikes Title Artist Album Genre Year...
  • Page 38: View User Playlists

    Lyra • jukebox View User Playlists MUSIC Artist Artist/Album Album Title Genre Year Playlists All Files Radio Recordings PLAYLISTS MySelections MyDislikes Playlist1 Playlist2 Playlist3 MYSELECTIONS Song 1 Song 2 Song 3 Song 4 Use the Up ( ) or Down ( and highlight Playlists from the Music menu.
  • Page 39: Pre-defined Playlists

    Pre-defined Playlists Pre-defined playlists are those playlists created on the PC and transferred to the Lyra Jukebox. Refer to page 20 for details on creating Pre-defined Playlists and transferring them to your Lyra Jukebox. PLAYLISTS MySelections MyDislikes Playlists1 Playlists2 Save MySelections or MyDislikes as a Playlist MENU Go to Radio Clear Playlist...
  • Page 40: Clear Playlists

    Lyra • jukebox Clear Playlists PLAYLISTS MySelections MyDislikes Playlist1 Playlist2 Playlist3 MENU Go to Radio Clear Playlist Save as Playlist Repeat Shuffle Flat Profile Content Settings All Files Your Lyra Jukebox is a USB mass storage device that can be used to store any files. To see all of the files that are stored on your Lyra Jukebox: MUSIC Artist/Album...
  • Page 41: Additional Features

    Additional Features MENU Go to Radio Clear Playlist Save as Playlist Repeat Shuffle Flat Profile Contents Settings System Info Repeat Three repeat options are available on the Lyra Jukebox. • Repeat Off - No repeat option selected. • Repeat One - Plays the current song repeatedly. The repeat one icon on the display.
  • Page 42: Shuffle

    Lyra • jukebox Shuffle When Shuffle is On, songs are played in random order. If shuffle is activated, the songs in the view where playback begins are played randomly. After all the songs have been played, the unit will randomly select another folder and shuffle all the songs in the newly selected folder.
  • Page 43: Adjusting Dsp Settings

    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.
  • Page 44: Profiler

    Lyra • jukebox GRAPHIC EQ FREQ=60HZ +8dB Profiler The application will profile and sort supported audio files on your Lyra Jukebox so you can sort and play them properly. Note: It is best to profile your contents on your PC after each transfer of music files. Profiling on the unit will take longer and may use up battery power.
  • Page 45: Selecting Radio Mode

    Selecting Radio Mode MENU Go to Radio Clear Playlist Save as Playlist Repeat Shuffle Flat Profile Contents Settings System Info Preset Station Press the PLAY / PAUSE ( Tuning to a Station RADIO FM 106.1 MHz Manual Stereo If the unit is in music mode, press the MENU / Lock ( ) button to view the music sub-menu.
  • Page 46: Setting Preset

    Lyra • jukebox Setting Preset RADIO FM 106.1 MHz Manual Stereo SAVE AS PRESET Save FM 106M.1 MHz as Preset: 1 Name: SAVE AS PRESET Save FM 106.1 MHz as Preset: 1 Name: SAVE AS PRESET Save FM 106.1 MHz as Preset: 1 Name: KMEL Hip-Hop RADIO...
  • Page 47: Selecting Preset Station

    Selecting Preset Station In preset mode, press Back / Previous ( press Enter / Next ( ) to select the next preset station. Clearing Preset MENU Go to Music Clear Preset Mode Stereo RecDur 30min RecQua High Settings System Info CLEAR PRESET Clear preset 5? Change Preset:...
  • Page 48: Record Fm Radio

    Lyra • jukebox Record FM Radio RADIO FM 106.1 MHz Preset 1 KMEL Hip-Hop Preset Stereo RECORD RADIO Recording... 00:55:34 FM 106.1MHz RECORD RADIO Paused... 00:55:34 FM 106.1MHz RECORD RADIO Recording as: FM106.1 [001].mp3 Tune to the Station to be recorded by following steps under “Tune to a Station”...
  • Page 49: Selecting Recording Duration

    Selecting Recording Duration MENU Go to Music Clear Preset Mode Stereo RecDur 30min RecQua High Settings System Info Selecting Recording Quality MENU Go to Music Clear Preset Mode Stereo RecDur 30min RecQua High Settings System Info View FM Recording MUSIC Artist Artist/Album Album...
  • Page 50: Delete Fm Recording

    Lyra • jukebox Delete FM Recording RADIO RECS FM87.5 [001] FM106.1 [001] FM106.1 [002] FM102.5 [001] FM106.1 [003] MENU Go to Radio Clear / Delete Repeat Shuffle Flat Profile Contents Settings System Info DELETE After deleting, please profile contents! Please confirm ! [ <...
  • Page 51: System Settings

    System Settings You can personalize the display settings for your Lyra Jukebox. Press MENU to view music or radio sub-menus. Music Menu MENU Go to Radio Repeat Shuffle Profile Contents Settings System Info SETTINGS Customize Menu Contrast Backlight 5sec PowerSave 1 min AutoResume Go to Music...
  • Page 52: Customize Music Menu

    Lyra • jukebox Customize Music Menu You can set the music menu on the Lyra Jukebox to show and hide certain menu items. MENU Go to Radio Repeat Shuffle Flat Profile Contents Settings System Info SETTINGS Customize Menu Contrast Backlight PowerSave 1min AutoResume...
  • Page 53: System Info

    System Info System Information shows Lyra 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 Song : 4627 Free Space : 1630.54M Used Space 2370.46M Firmware Info FIRMWARE INFO...
  • Page 54: Connecting Your Lyra Jukebox To Your Car Stereo

    Lyra • jukebox Connecting your Lyra Jukebox to your Car Stereo The cassette adapter lets you listen to the Lyra in an automobile or RV safely without having to wear headphones. The car kit is included with your Lyra Jukebox. This accessory kit includes a car cord adapter and a cassette adapter.
  • Page 55: Connecting Your Lyra Jukebox On Your Stereo System

    Connecting Your Lyra Jukebox on your stereo system Your Lyra Jukebox came with a Line Out Cable that you can use to connect your Lyra to your audio system. Make sure your Lyra Jukebox is off. Connect the black end of the cable to the Headphones jack on your Lyra Jukebox player.
  • Page 56: Check For Updates

    Share information. Check for Updates Visit http://www.rca.com/digitalaudiodownloads for the latest news and firmware upgrades for our Lyra Jukebox. You must update your system after new downloads have been made in order for the new applications to be executed (Refer to page 23).
  • Page 57: Additional Information

    Tips and Troubleshooting Problem: Player repeats same tracks or all tracks. • Repeat play is turned on. Press the MENU button to change the play mode. 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.
  • Page 58: Faq (frequently Asked Questions)

    Additional Information 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 59: Hard Disc

    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 60: Pc Hardware Requirements

    Additional Information 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 •...
  • Page 61: 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. •...
  • Page 62 Additional Information • 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.
  • Page 63 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 64: Limited Warranty (canada)

    Additional Information 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.
  • Page 65 Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product. EXPORTER Thomson Inc. Importador P.O. Box 1976 Comercializadora Thomson de México, S.A. de C.V.

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