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  • Page 2 Thomson multimedia Inc. 10330 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2001 Thomson multimedia Inc. Trademark(s) © Registered Marca(s) © Registrada(s) Marque(s) © Deposée(s) 55118880 (EN) www.rca.com...
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  • Page 4: Important Information

    Important Information Warning • Do not play your headset at a high volume. Hearing experts warn against extended high-volume play. • If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use. • You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially haz- ardous situations.
  • Page 5: Power Supply

    Important Information Care of MultiMediaCards • Do not touch the golden electrodes. Use a soft dry cloth to clean any dirt. • Do not bend MultiMediaCards. • Do not operate or store MultiMediaCards in places with frequent static electricity or electrical noise (e.g.
  • Page 6: Fcc Information

    FCC Information FCC Information This device generates and uses radio fre- quency (RF) energy, and if not installed and used properly, this equipment may cause interference to radio and television recep- tion. This equipment has been type tested and found to comply with the specifications in Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Content Important Information FCC Information Before You Begin ... .1 What’s So Special About This MP3 Player? ......1 Computer System Requirements .
  • Page 8 Table of Content 22. Create An Auto-Playlist ..32 23. Searching For Tracks ..32 24. Radio ..... .33 25.
  • Page 9: Before You Begin

    Before You Begin What’s so special about this MP3 player? This player is meant to play MP3 files encoded on a memory card or recorded in the built-in flash memory. To do so, you need the use of a Windows computer with USB connection, USB cable (included) and a music management software (MusicMatch Jukebox recommended).
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Getting Started 1. Insert the included software CD into your CD-ROM drive. Use the software setup program on the included CD to install the USB drivers, Music Management software, and User’s guide and documentation. A. Turn on your computer and insert the software CD.
  • Page 11: Install The Usb Drivers

    Getting Started 2. Install the USB drivers. A. Click the Install Universal Serial Bus Drivers button and follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers. 3. Connect the k@zoo player to computer A. Make sure you have installed the USB drivers and that your computer has been restarted (if necessary).
  • Page 12: Install The Music Management Software

    Getting Started 4. Install the music management software. MusicMatch Jukebox and RealJukebox software are included on the k@zoo software CD. We recommend MusicMatch Jukebox for ease of use and func- tionality. Both software programs operate as players on your PC, compress CDs to MP3 format, download files from the Internet, and transfer the files to your k@zoo player.
  • Page 13: Software

    Getting Started 5. Install the MusicMatch Jukebox™ software. Helpful Hint It is recommended to uninstall any previous installations of the MusicMatch Jukebox soft- ware before preceding with the Getting Started process. After the uninstall process has been completed, it is also rec- ommended to delete the C:\Program Files\MusicMatch folder from Windows as well...
  • Page 14 Getting Started 5. Install the MusicMatch Jukebox™ software. D. Click Yes to accept or No to decline after you have read the license agreement. You must click Yes to continue. E. When the next screen appears, enter your Name, E-mail address, Postal code, Country, Year of Birth, and sex (Male or Female).
  • Page 15: Set Musicmatch Jukebox Basic Preferences

    Getting Started 5. Install the MusicMatch Jukebox™ software. H. Click Next to display Installation Options dialog. Select the installa- tion option you wish to use. Express Setup is recommended. Click Next to continue. I. After the installation is complete, click Finish to complete setup. 6.
  • Page 16 Getting Started 6. Set MusicMatch Jukebox basic preferences. A. Start the MusicMatch Jukebox software. Note: If the RCA Jukebox theme does not appear, select the Change Theme menu item from the View item listed under the Options menu. Select the RCA Jukebox item from the list and click OK to change to the proper theme.
  • Page 17 Getting Started 6. 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 recommended quality level. The MP3 format is supported by MusicMatch Jukebox for the K@zoo player.
  • Page 18 Getting Started 6. Set MusicMatch Jukebox basic preferences. • WAV audio is unencoded music that is not compressed. This format has the best quality sound but requires the largest file size, as much as 650MB per CD. WAV audio files are much larger than MP3 audio files.
  • Page 19: Learn The Musicmatch Jukebox Basic Controls

    Getting Started 7. Learn the MusicMatch Jukebox basic controls. Listed below are the basic functions of the main controls for the program. Menus Options, Register, Current Selection Sites and Help Display Area PLAY Button (Press to start playback.) PAUSE Button (Press to pause playback.) PREV and NEXT Buttons (Use to select...
  • Page 20: Save Cd Tracks To Play On Your Pc Or In Your K@Zoo Player

    Getting Started 8. Save CD tracks to play on your PC or in your k@zoo 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, con- tact your administrator.
  • Page 21 Getting Started 8. Save CD tracks to play on your PC or in your k@zoo player. C. Press the REC button if the Recorder window is not open. Press REFRESH if the songs are not listed. CD Info Display Area RECORD Stop Cancel...
  • Page 22: Download Music From The Internet

    Getting Started 9. Download music from the Internet. A. Click the MUSIC GUIDE button to connect to the MUSICMATCH MUSIC GUIDE download site. Note: You can also select Show Music Match Guide from View in the Options menu to display this window.
  • Page 23 Getting Started 10. Use MusicMatch Jukebox to play Radio on your PC. (continued) B. Click on STATION SELECTOR to open the following window. Click the button in the upper left corner to toggle between FORMAT, CITY, or COUNTRY to select the sta- tion you want to listen to.
  • Page 24: Organize The Music Library

    Getting Started 11. 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.
  • Page 25: Create A Playlist For Playing Or Downloading

    Getting Started 11. Organize the Music Library. C. The Music Library now displays your selections. To sort by categories click on the folder icon (sort/view button) in the Music Library win- dow. to Select how you want to view your songs.
  • Page 26 Getting Started 12. Create a playlist for playing or downloading. DELETE FIND Button Button Button Button Sort/View Button Music Library Window A. To manually add tracks to the playlist, double click the track or drag and drop the track from the Music Library into the playlist display.
  • Page 27: Edit Tags For Your Songs

    Getting Started 13. 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. A. Highlight the track in the Music Library and click the Tag button to dis- play the Tag Song File window.
  • Page 28: Transfer The Audio Files To K@Zoo Player

    Getting Started 14. Transfer the audio files to k@zoo player. Use MusicMatch Jukebox to transfer music files to the MultiMediaCard or built in (internal) flash memory on the k@zoo player. Important Note Removing the MultiMediaCard and unplugging the USB connection before the data is completely writ- ten may cause loss of EJECT...
  • Page 29 Getting Started 14. Transfer the audio files to the k@zoo player. C. Double click Internal device icon to view contents of the built-in flash memory Double click the External device icon to view contents of the MultiMediaCard (if present) D. Select either the Internal or External device icon to transfer files to the player.
  • Page 30 Getting Started 14. Transfer the audio files to the k@zoo player. (continued) G. Click Done when you are finished. H. Click Exit under File in the Options menu to close MusicMatch Jukebox. I. Disconnect the USB cable from the k@zoo player. Note: If using Windows 2000, must stop the k@zoo device first before discon- necting the USB cable to avoid loss of...
  • Page 31: Install The Realjukebox Tm Software

    Getting Started 15. Install the RealJukebox software. After you have installed the k@zoo USB drivers and placed the K@zoo software CD in the CD-ROM drive as described previously, follow these directions to install the RealJukebox software. A. Display the Select Music Software screen as described in Step 4.
  • Page 32: Set Basic Preferences

    Getting Started F. Read Information about RealJukebox window appears. Click Tell Me More for more information or click Next to continue. G. Setup Options screen. Select the setup option you wish to use. Express Setup is recommended. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 33 Getting Started 16. Set basic preferences. (continued) A. Start the RealJukebox software. B. Display the Preferences menu by choosing Preferences under the Tools menu. C. Click Recording to display the Recording menu. D. Select a recording method. 1. Check Digital and Use Error Correction for the best results.
  • Page 34 Getting Started E. With the Preferences menu displayed, click Audio Quality to display the Audio Quality menu. F. Select a recording Format and Quality Level. 1. RealAudio 8 with ATRAC 3 is RealNetworks’ audio format. This format saves your music as RealAudio (.rmx) secure or RealAudio unsecured (.rmj) files.
  • Page 35: Learn The Realjukebox Basic Controls

    Getting Started 17. Learn the RealJukebox basic controls. Listed below are the basic functions of the main controls for the program. Play Stop Button Button Pause Record Previous Button Button Button Menus Mode Selection Program Information Display Area Next Continuous Play Button Button Shuffle Play...
  • Page 36: Save Cd Tracks To Play On Your Pc Or In Your K@Zoo Player

    Getting Started 18. Save CD tracks to play on your PC or in your k@zoo player. A. Insert a CD into your CD ROM drive. If you have auto play/record enabled, the CD will automatically begin playing and recording. Note: If you do not want the CD to automatically start playing or recording, you can change the settings.
  • Page 37: Download Music From The Internet

    Getting Started The information from the Internet appears on your screen. If the information cannot be retrieved from the Internet, enter it manually. Important Note: If the information is not entered, titling and sorting information will not be available in the library. Press View Track Info for information on the artist of the track.
  • Page 38: Organize The Playlist

    Getting Started You can also search the internet to download the music you want through the search mode. A. Click the Search icon on the mode selection row. B. Key in information on how you want the search to be done. 20.
  • Page 39: Create A Playlist For Playing Or Downloading

    Getting Started 21. Create a Playlist for playing or downloading. A. Click the Playlist icon in the mode selection row. Click New Playlist button on the right of the screen. B. Fill out the Create Playlist form to give specifications as to the name of the new playlist, which tracks to put into the playlist and the location where you want to put it.
  • Page 40: Create An Auto-Playlist

    Getting Started 22. 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. B. 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.
  • Page 41: Radio

    Getting Started 24. Radio A. Click on the Radio icon on the Mode Selection bar. 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.
  • Page 42: Transfer The Audio Files To The K@Zoo Player

    Getting Started 25. Transfer the audio files to the k@zoo player. Use RealJukebox to transfer music files to the MultiMediaCard or built in (internal) flash memory for the k@zoo player. Important Note Removing the MultiMedia card or unplugging the USB cable before the data is com- pletely written may cause loss of data or damage to the con-...
  • Page 43 Getting Started 25. Transfer the audio files to the k@zoo player C. Double click the Internal device icon to view contents of the built-in flash memory Double click the External device icon to view contents of the MultiMediaCard (if present). D.
  • Page 44: Install The K@Zoo User's Guide And Documentation

    Getting Started 26. Install the k@zoo user’s guide and documentation. After you have installed the music Software and placed the k@zoo software CD in the CD ROM drive as described on section 1, follow these directions to install the k@zoo User’s Guide and documentation. A.
  • Page 45: Before You Begin

    Before You Begin 1. Insert batteries into the player A. To insert batteries, lift open the bat- tery compartment door. B. Insert 2 “AAA”(LR03) batteries with polarities corresponding to indications on the compartment. (Refer to “More information” on page 45 for battery pre- cautions.) EJECT C.
  • Page 46: Inserting A Multimediacard (Optional)

    Before You Begin 2. Inserting a MultiMediaCard (Optional) The player has built-in flash memory. To extend the playtime, you can use the optional MultiMediaCard slot. A. Insert a MultiMediaCard into the card slot when the player is off as the diagram shows: EJECT B.
  • Page 47: General Controls

    General Controls EJECT 1. Display 2. STOP - Stop playback and turn unit off . 3. LAST - Skip back to last track. Press and hold to search backward within the same track. 4. NEXT - Skip to next track. Press and hold to search forward within saved tracks.
  • Page 48: Display

    Display DSP modes Battery level indicator Key locked Total number of FLAT track / Current track TRACK number during playback Volume level bar USB cable connected Encoded bit rate Repeat mode Total playing time on card / Elapsed time during playback Program mode Multimedia card...
  • Page 49: Operation

    Operation General operation • Press PLAY to turn the unit on. Total number of tracks and playing time show on display. Playback then starts automatically from the first track. • In stop mode, press PLAY to start playback of select- ed track.
  • Page 50: Dsp

    Operation • Press repeatedly to select among the DSP modes: FLAT > BASS > POP > ROCK > JAZZ Play modes MODE • Press MODE repeatedly during playback for the fol- lowing playback modes: Off (Normal playback) > Repeat All > Shuffle > Shuffle and Repeat All >...
  • Page 51: Editing Program

    Operation Editing program 1. In stop mode, press and hold MODE to enter pro- gramming mode. MODE 2. Press MODE to select the programmed track to be deleted. 3. Press and hold DSP for about 3 seconds to delete unwanted track from your program list. ‘ - - ‘ shows to indicate track deleted from the program.
  • Page 52: Troubleshooting Tips

    Troubleshooting Tips k@zoo player does not turn on when PLAY button pressed. • Batteries may be inserted incorrectly. (Refer to page 37 for details) • Batteries may be empty. (Refer to page 37 for details) • LOCK button may be activated. (Refer to page 43 for details) Skipping tracks or bad sound quality? •...
  • Page 53: Limited Warranty (For Us)

    Limited Warranty (For US) What your warranty covers: • Any defect in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • One year (The warranty period for rental units begins with the first rental or 45 days from date of shipment to the rental firm, whichever comes first.) What we will do: •...
  • Page 55: Limited Warranty (For Canada)

    Limited Warranty (For 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 bat- teries.