Philips Fidelio SoundRing wireless speaker DS3881W

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Contents
1 Important 6
2 Your Entertainment System 9
Safety Notice Introduction What’s in the box What else you need Overview of the main unit Get started to use AirPlay 3 Prepare Connect power Turn DS3881W on 6
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4 Connect to your home Wi-Fi network for
AirPlay 12
Scenario 1: Connect to a WPS router Scenario 2: Connect to a non-WPS router 13
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5 Play 20
6 Update firmware 23
7 Product information 25
8 Troubleshooting 26
Stream audio from your iTunes music library to
DS3881W 20
Control play 21
Use advanced sound settings 22
Play/charge your iPod/iPhone/iPad through USB
socket 22
Play from an external device 23
Download the update file Update from the configuration page Specifications 23
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1Important
Safety
Important Safety Instructions
a Read these instructions.
k Only use attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
l Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
b Keep these instructions.
c Heed all warnings.
d Follow all instructions.
e Do not use this apparatus near water.
f Clean only with dry cloth.
g Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
h Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
i Do not defeat the safety purpose of
the polarized or grounding-type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety.
If the provided plug does not fit into
your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
j Protect the power cord from being
walked on or pinched, particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
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m Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
n Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or
has been dropped.
o Battery usage CAUTION – To prevent
battery leakage which may result in bodily
injury, property damage, or damage to the
unit:
• Install all batteries correctly, + and - as
marked on the unit.
• Remove batteries when the unit is not
used for a long time.
• Perchlorate Material-special handling
may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
p Apparatus shall not be exposed to
dripping or splashing, keep it away from
direct sunlight,naked flames or heat.
 
Warning
•• Never remove the casing of this apparatus.
•• Never lubricate any part of this apparatus.
•• Never place this apparatus on other electrical
equipment.
•• Keep this apparatus away from direct sunlight, naked
flames or heat.
•• Ensure that you always have easy access to the power
cord, plug or adaptor to disconnect this apparatus from
the power.
 
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b
Warning
•• To avoid injuries, never put your fingers into the bass
pipe (1) or your hands into the aluminum ring (2).
Risk of overheating! Never install this apparatus
in a confined space. Always leave a space of
at least four inches around this apparatus for
ventilation. Ensure curtains or other objects
never cover the ventilation slots on this
apparatus.
Notice
Notice of compliance
Modifications
The user is cautioned that changes or
modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment. 
FCC & RSS compliance statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules and Industry Canada licence-exempt
RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
a This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
b This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation. 
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC’s and IC’s
RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. The antenna(s)
used for this transmitter must be installed and
operated to provide a separation distance of
at least 20 cm from all persons and must not
be collocated or operating in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter. Installers must
ensure that 20cm separation distance will be
maintained between the device (excluding its
handset) and users.
FCC rules
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
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Canada:
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.  
Disposal of your old product and
batteries
Your product is designed and manufactured
with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
Never dispose of your product with other
household waste. Please inform yourself about
the local rules on the separate collection of
electrical and electronic products and batteries.
The correct disposal of these products helps
prevent potentially negative consequences on
the environment and human health.
Your product contains batteries, which cannot
be disposed of with normal household waste.
Please inform yourself about the local rules on
separate collection of batteries. The correct
disposal of batteries helps prevent potentially
negative consequences on the environment and
human health.
Please visit www.recycle.philips.com for
additional information on a recycling center in
your area.
Information about the use of batteries:
Caution
polystyrene foam (buffer) and polyethylene
(bags, protective foam sheet.)
Your system consists of materials which can
be recycled and reused if disassembled by a
specialized company. Please observe the local
regulations regarding the disposal of packaging
materials, exhausted batteries and old equipment. 
“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made
for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory
has been designed to connect specifically to
iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been
certified by the developer to meet Apple
performance standards. Apple is not responsible
for the operation of this device or its compliance
with safety and regulatory standards. Please note
that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone,
or iPad may affect wireless performance.
AirPlay, iPod, and iPhone are trademarks of
Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. 
Class II equipment symbol:
•• Risk of leakage: Only use the specified type of batteries.
Do not mix new and used batteries. Do not mix
different brands of batteries. Observe correct polarity.
Remove batteries from products that are not in use for
a longer period of time. Store batteries in a dry place.
•• Risk of injury: Wear gloves when handling leaking
batteries. Keep batteries out of reach of children and
pets.
•• Risk of explosion: Do not short circuit batteries. Do
not expose batteries to excessive heat. Do not throw
batteries into the fire. Do not damage or disassemble
batteries. Do not recharge non-rechargeable batteries.
Environmental information
All unnecessary packaging has been omitted.
We have tried to make the packaging easy to
separate into three materials: cardboard (box),
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CLASS II apparatus with double insulation, and
no protective earth provided. 
Note
•• The type plate is located on the bottom of the
apparatus.
2Your
Entertainment
System
Congratulations on your purchase, and
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If you contact Philips, you will be asked for the
model and serial number of this apparatus.The
model number and serial number are on the
bottom of the apparatus. Write the numbers here:
Model No. ____________________________
Serial No. _____________________________
Introduction
Apple AirPlay technology enables you to play
your iTunes music library, hosted on a Mac, PC,
iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad on any AirPlayenabled device (for example, your DS3881W)
connected to the Wi-Fi network.
With an AirPlay-enabled device (for example,
your DS3881W), you can:
• stream audio from your iTunes music
library to any room in your house
• choose which AirPlay-enabled devices you
want to play music on (if you have more
than one such devices in your house)
• stream audio to multiple AirPlay-enabled
devices at the same time (from the iTunes
music library on your PC/Mac only)
Tip
•• Please visit www.philips.com/welcome for information
about more Philips AirPlay-enabled devices.
With DS3881W, you can also:
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charge your iPod/iPhone/iPad through the
USB socket with an Apple USB cable (not
supplied).
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play your iTunes music library on your
iPod/iPhone/iPad through the USB socket
directly while charging.
play music from other audio devices
through the MP3-LINK socket.
What’s in the box
Check and identify the contents of your
package:
• DS3881W main unit (with a built-in Wi-Fi
module)
• 1 x AC power adapter
• 1 x MP3 link cable
• Charging stand
• User manual (in CD-ROM)
• Quick start guide
What else you need
To stream audio wirelessly by AirPlay, you need:
• A Wi-Fi certified router
• A host for your iTunes music library,
for example, an iPod touch/iPhone/iPad
installed with iOS 4.3 (or later) or a Wi-Fi
enabled PC/Mac installed with iTunes 10
(or later)
Your DS3881W should be connected to the
same local network as your iTunes host device
through the Wi-Fi router.
List of compatible iTunes host devices
for AirPlay
In terms of AirPlay, DS3881W is compatible with:
• a Wi-Fi enabled PC/Mac installed with
iTunes 10 (or later); and
• the following iPod/iPhone/iPad models
installed with iOS 4.3 (or later):
• iPad 2
• iPad
• iPhone 4
• iPhone 3GS
• iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation)
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Overview of the main unit
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a Power indicator
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Turn DS3881W on/off.
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Start or pause play.
d+/• Adjust volume.
• (Press and hold both buttons) reset
DS3881W.
eStand
fUSB
• Connect an iPod/iPhone/iPad through
an Apple USB cable (not supplied).
g WI-FI SETUP button/indicator
• Connect the unit to a Wi-Fi network.
• Show the Wi-Fi connection status of
the unit.
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hMP3-LINK
• Connect an external audio player
through the supplied MP3 link cable.
i DC IN
• Connect the power adaptor.
Get started to use AirPlay
To get started with AirPlay, you need to:
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Upgrade your iPod touch/iPhone/iPad to
the latest iOS version (iOS 4.3 or later).
• Or install the latest version of iTunes
(iTunes 10 or later) on your PC/Mac.
Connect power to DS3881W, then turn it
on (see ‘Prepare’ on page 11).
Connect DS3881W to your existing home
Wi-Fi network.
Make sure that your iPod touch/iPhone/
iPad or PC/Mac are also connected to the
same Wi-Fi network.
3Prepare
Always follow the instructions in this chapter in
sequence.
Connect power
Caution
•• Risk of product damage! Make sure that the power
supply voltage matches the voltage printed on the
bottom of the unit.
•• Risk of electric shock! When you unplug the AC
adaptor, always pull the plug from the socket. Never
pull the cord.
•• Before you connect the AC adaptor, make sure that you
have completed all the other connections.
DS3881W is designed with a built-in battery
that allows you to enjoy music on the go.
Before use, make sure to fully charge the built-in
battery.
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2
Dock the DS3881W main unit on the
charging stand.
Connect the AC power cord to
• the DC IN socket on the back of the
charging stand.
• the wall power socket.
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Tip
•• After AC power connection, if the built-in battery is full,
the power indicator on the front of the unit stays blue;
if the built-in battery is not full, the power indicator
flashes blue; if the battery is flat, the power indicator
turns red.
4 Connect to
your home WiFi network for
AirPlay
Turn DS3881W on
1Press on the top to turn the unit on.
2 Wait for successful boot-up of the unit.
»» The boot-up takes about 35 seconds.
»» During boot-up, the Wi-Fi SETUP
indicator on the back of the unit blinks
green quickly.
»» After boot-up, if no Wi-Fi connection
has been set up for DS3881W, the
Wi-Fi SETUP indicator starts to blink
green slowly.
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To turn the unit off, press
again.
To connect DS3881W to your existing home
Wi-Fi network, you need to apply your home
Wi-Fi setting to DS3881W.
You can do this in two ways (depending on
which type of Wi-Fi router you use):
• Automatically - if your Wi-Fi router is WPS
(Wi-Fi Protected Setup)-enabled and
supports PBC (Push Button Connection)
(see ‘Scenario 1: Connect to a WPS router’
on page 13)
• Manually - if your Wi-Fi router does not
support WPS (see ‘Scenario 2: Connect to
a non-WPS router’ on page 13)
Once connected successfully, DS3881W
will remember your home Wi-Fi settings.
Then you can enjoy AirPlay whenever
DS3881W is powered on and connected
to your home Wi-Fi network automatically.
 
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Before connection of DS3881W to you home
Wi-Fi network, check the points below.
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»» DS3881W is connected to your home
Wi-Fi network successfully.
Make sure that your Wi-Fi router is
powered on and working properly.
Make sure that DS3881W has been
powered on and booted up successfully
(see ‘Turn DS3881W on’ on page 12).
Identify the type of your Wi-Fi router (see
the user manual of your Wi-Fi router for
details).
Scenario 1: Connect to a
WPS router
Note
•• Before you press any button on DS3881W, make sure
that DS3881W has been booted up successfully (see
‘Turn DS3881W on’ on page 12).
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Press the WPS button on your home Wi-Fi
router.
WPS
2
Tip
•• For some Wi-Fi routers, you may need to hold the
WPS button for Wi-Fi connection or enable the WPS
PBC function from the router configuration pages. See
the user manuals of the specific routers for details.
•• If the Wi-Fi SETUP indicator on DS3881W blinks
yellow, it means that the Wi-Fi connection has failed.
Please wait for 2 minutes and try again. If the problem
remains, try to set up the Wi-Fi connection manually
(see ‘Scenario 2: Connect to a non-WPS router’ on
page 13).
•• If the Wi-Fi connection fails again, press and hold both
the + and - buttons on the top of DS3881W to reset
it, and then try again.
Scenario 2: Connect to a
non-WPS router
Shortly after step 1, press Wi-Fi SETUP on
the back of DS3881W.
»» The Wi-Fi SETUP indicator blinks red,
yellow and green alternately.
»» Within 2 minutes, the WI-FI SETUP
indicator stops blinking and stays green,
and the unit beeps.
Note
•• You can also follow the procedures below to connect
DS3881W to a WPS router manually.
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To connect DS3881W to a Wi-Fi router
manually, you need access to DS3881W’s
built-in configuration web page for change of
its internal Wi-Fi settings. To do so, you need a
Wi-Fi enabled device with an Internet browser
for temporary Wi-Fi connection to DS3881W.
The Wi-Fi enabled device can be an iPod touch/
iPhone/iPad or a Wi-Fi enabled PC/Mac.
Follow the sequence below for connection of
DS3881W to a non-WPS wi-Fi router.
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Collect settings of your home Wi-Fi
router
Note
•• Always consult the user manual of your home Wi-Fi
router for detailed instructions.
1
Collect settings of your home Wi-Fi router
and write down on paper for use during
DS3881W Wi-Fi setup (see ‘Collect
settings of your home Wi-Fi router’ on
page 14).
2
Switch DS3881W to Assisted Wi-Fi Setup
mode (see ‘Switch DS3881W to Assisted
Wi-Fi Setup mode’ on page 14).
»» A new Wi-Fi network created by
DS3881W will appear, with the
network name (SSID) of Philips Fidelio
AirPlay.
4
Connect your Wi-Fi enabled device to the
created new Wi-Fi network temporarily
(see ‘Connect your Wi-Fi enabled device
to the newly created Wi-Fi network’ on
page 15).
Open the built-in web page of DS3881W
with the Internet Browser of your Wi-Fi
enabled device (see ‘Open the built-in web
page of DS3881W’ on page 17).
Change the internal Wi-Fi settings of
DS3881W based on the settings you
wrote on paper at step 1 (see ‘Change the
internal Wi-Fi settings of DS3881W’ on
page 18).
Restore your Wi-Fi enabled device back
to your existing home Wi-Fi settings (see
‘Restore your Wi-Fi enabled device back
to your existing home Wi-Fi setting’ on
page 18).
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Connect your Wi-Fi enabled device to
your existing home Wi-Fi network.
Launch the Internet browser (for example,
Apple Safari or Microsoft Internet
Explorer) on your Wi-Fi enabled device.
Open the configuration page of your
home Wi-Fi router.
Find the Wi-Fi settings tab and write down
the following information on paper:
ANetwork name (SSID)
BWi-Fi security mode (usually WEP,
WPA or WPA2 if enabled)
CWi-Fi password (if Wi-Fi security is
enabled)
DDHCP mode (enabled or disabled)
EStatic IP address settings (if DHCP
mode is disabled)
Switch DS3881W to Assisted Wi-Fi
Setup mode
Note
•• Before you press any button on DS3881W, make sure
that DS3881W has been booted up successfully (see
‘Turn DS3881W on’ on page 12).
Connect your Wi-Fi enabled device to
the newly created Wi-Fi network
The new Wi-Fi network created by DS3881W
only allows access of one Wi-Fi enabled device.
To avoid interference from any other Wi-Fi
devices, you are recommended to temporarily
disable the Wi-Fi function on your other Wi-Fi
devices. 
Option 1: Use your iPod touch/iPhone/iPad
1Select Settings -> Wi-Fi on your iPod
touch/iPhone/iPad.
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Press and hold Wi-Fi SETUP on the back
of DS3881W for more than 5 seconds.
»» The Wi-Fi SETUP indicator blinks
green and yellow alternately.
»» A new Wi-Fi network created by
DS3881W will appear, with the
network name (SSID) of Philips Fidelio
AirPlay.
»» It may take up to 45 seconds for
successful creation of this new Wi-Fi
network.
Note
•• After you finish manual Wi-Fi setup for DS3881W,
the new Wi-Fi network created by DS3881W will
disappear.
•• If you fail to enter Assisted Wi-Fi Setup mode, power
off DS3881W and power on it, then try again after
successful boot-up.
•• Make sure that there are no other Philips AirPlayenabled devices in Assisted Wi-Fi Setup mode at the
same time. Multiple Wi-Fi networks created this way
may interfere with each other.
2Select Philips Fidelio AirPlay from the list
of available networks.
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Philips Fidelio AirPlay
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Wait until successful Wi-Fi connection on
your iPod touch/iPhone/iPad.
»»
is displayed at the upper left corner
of your iPod touch/iPhone/iPad.
3Select Philips Fidelio AirPlay from the list
of available networks.
Tip
•• If Philips Fidelio AirPlay is not in the list, try to scan the
available Wi-Fi networks again.
Use your Wi-Fi enabled PC/Mac
Note
•• See the user manual of your PC/Mac for how to
connect your PC/Mac to a Wi-Fi network.
•• During Wi-Fi network connection, do not connect any
network cable to your PC/Mac.
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Open the Wi-Fi setup tool or control
panel on your PC/Mac.
Scan the available Wi-Fi networks.
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Wait until successful Wi-Fi connection on
your PC/Mac.
Tip
•• If Philips Fidelio AirPlay is not in the list, try to scan the
available Wi-Fi networks again.
If you use Safari on your Wi-Fi enabled PC/
Mac, you can also select ‘Philips_Fidelio XXX’
from the Bonjour pull-down list to enter the
DS3881W configuration web page directly.
1Click
-> Preferences.
»» The Bookmarks menu is displayed.
Open the built-in web page of
DS3881W
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2
Launch Apple Safari browser or any other
Internet browser on your Wi-Fi enabled
device.
Type in 192.168.1.1 at the browser
address bar and confirm.
»» The DS3881W configuration web
page is displayed.
2Tick Include Bonjour for Bookmarks bar.
192.168.1.1
3
Select ‘Philips_Fidelio XXX’ from the
Bonjour pull-down list shown at the
bookmarks bar.
»» The DS3881W configuration web
page is displayed.
 
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Change the internal Wi-Fi settings of
DS3881W
On the DS3881W configuration web page,
you can change the internal Wi-Fi settings of
DS3881W for connection of DS3881W to
your existing home Wi-Fi network.
Note
Note
•• If the WI-FI SETUP indicator on DS3881W does not
stay green steadily, it means that the Wi-Fi connection
has failed. Please power off both your Wi-Fi router
and DS3881W and then power on them again to see
whether DS3881W can be connected to your home
Wi-Fi network. If the problem remains, try the above
procedures again.
•• After you finish the above changes or power-off and
power-on of DS3881W, the new Wi-Fi network
created by DS3881W will disappear.
•• Make sure that the settings on the configuration web
page match your home Wi-Fi network settings that you
wrote on paper.
Tip
•• If you like, you can change the name of your DS3881W
in Advanced settings -> AirPlay Device Name on the
DS3881W configuration web page. This is helpful when
you have multiple Philips AirPlay-enabled devices in
your house and you need to distinguish between them.
•• If you want to enter the network name (SSID) manually
(for example, if you want to hide your SSID), go to
Advanced settings -> CONFIGURE MANUALLY on
the DS3881W configuration web page.
Restore your Wi-Fi enabled device
back to your existing home Wi-Fi
setting
Note
•
Follow the on-screen instructions to
change and confirm the internal Wi-Fi
settings of DS3881W.
»» After a while, the indicator on the back
of DS3881W stops blinking and stays
green, and the unit beeps.
»» DS3881W is connected to your
existing home Wi-Fi network
successfully.
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•• Make sure that the settings at steps 2 to 3 below match
your home Wi-Fi network settings you wrote on paper.
1Select Settings -> Wi-Fi on your iPod
touch/iPhone/iPad.
• Or open the list of available Wi-Fi
networks on your PC/Mac.
3
4
2
Enter the network key if required.
Wait until successful Wi-Fi connection to
your home Wi-Fi network.
Select your network name (SSID) from the
list of available wireless networks.
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5Play
3Select Philips_Fidelio XXXX (or user
customized name) from the AirPlay list.
Stream audio from your
iTunes music library to
DS3881W
Note
•• Make sure that your iTunes host device is connected
to the same Wi-Fi network as DS3881W. Your iTunes
device can be an iPod touch/iPhone/iPad installed with
iOS 4.3 (or later) or a Wi-Fi enabled PC/Mac installed
with iTunes 10 (or later).
Stream from your iPod touch/iPhone/
iPad
1
2
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Launch the iPod application on your iPod
touch/iPhone/iPad.
Tap on the AirPlay icon.
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Select a media file and start play.
»» After a while, you will hear music from
DS3881W.
Note
•• If you fail to hear music after successful setup, do one of
the following on your iPod touch/iPhone/iPad:
•• (1) Disconnect and then re-connect to the same Wi-Fi
router again;
•• (2) Close all applications running at the background;
•• (3) Power off and then power on your iPod touch/
iPhone/iPad again.
Stream from your PC/Mac
1
2
Launch iTunes 10 (or a later version) on
your PC/Mac.
Click the AirPlay icon on the window.
Tip
•• When you stream audio from your iTunes music library
on a PC/Mac, you can select more than one AirPlayenabled devices (if available) at step 3 to stream music
to all of them at the same time.
•• If you are using an earlier version of iTunes, the AirPlay
icon may be instead of .
Control play
3Select Philips_Fidelio_AirPlay XXXX (or
user customized name) from the AirPlay
list.
You can select different play options from either
your iTunes host device or DS3881W.
Note
•• Make sure that you have successfully streamed audio
from your iTunes music library to DS3881W.
•
•
To pause or resume play, press
.
To adjust volume, press +/- repeatedly.
Tip
•• If you are streaming music from a PC/Mac, to control
music play from DS3881W, remember to tick Allow
iTunes audio control from remote speakers in Edit ->
Preferences -> Devices on iTunes.
4
Select a media file and start play.
»» After a while, you will hear music from
DS3881W.
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Use advanced sound settings
If your iTunes host device is an iPod touch/
iPhone/iPad:
For advanced sound settings and additional
features, you can use your iPod touch/iPhone/
iPad to download the Philips Fidelio application
from Apple App Store. It is a free application
from Philips.
 
If your iTunes host device is a Wi-Fi enabled
PC/Mac:
For advanced sound settings, you can use the
equalizer available on iTunes directly (View ->
Show Equalizer).
Tip
•• See the iTunes help documentation for more details.
Play/charge your iPod/iPhone/
iPad through USB socket
Note
•• The USB socket is only compatible with iPod/iPhone/
iPad.
•• To avoid possible damage to DS3881W, never try to
connect devices other than iPod/iPhone/iPad to the
USB socket on DS3881W.
You can play or charge your iPod/iPhone/iPad
through the USB socket with an Apple USB
cable (not supplied).
If you have stopped audio streaming by AirPlay,
after successful USB connection, the unit
switches to the USB source automatically.
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•
Connect an Apple USB cable (not
supplied) to:
• the USB
socket on the back of
DS3881W.
• the dock connector on your iPod/
iPhone/iPad.
Tip
•• With the built-in battery of DS3881W, you can play
your iPod/iPhone/iPad on the go.
•• The built-in battery does not support charge of your
iPod/iPhone/iPad.
Compatible iPod/iPhone/iPad
The USB socket supports play and charge of
the following iPod, iPhone, and iPad models.
• iPad 2
• iPad
• iPhone 4
• iPhone 3GS
• iPhone 3G
• iPhone
• iPod classic
• iPod 5G
• iPod 4G
•
•
iPod nano (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th
generation)
iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
generation)
Play from an external device
You can also listen to an external audio player
through DS3881W.
If you have stopped both audio streaming by
AirPlay and direct music play through the USB
socket, DS3881W switches to the MP3 link
source automatically.
6Update
firmware
To improve the performance of DS3881W,
Philips may offer you new firmware for upgrade
of your DS3881W.
Please register your product at www.philips.
com/welcome for information about the latest
firmware.
Note
•• You can only update the firmware from a PC/Mac.
Download the update file
www.philips.com/support
XXXX
•
Connect the supplied MP3 link cable to:
• the MP3-LINK socket on the back of
DS3881W.
• the headphone socket on an external
audio player.
XXXX. zip
1
2
3
On your PC/Mac, go to www.philips.com/
support.
Enter the model number to find the latest
firmware upgrade file available.
Save the upgrade file to your hard drive.
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Update from the
configuration page
Warning
•• Always connect your DS3881W to AC power for
firmware upgrade. Never power off your DS3881W
during firmware upgrade.
Note
•• To use an Internet browser other than Apple Safari
on your PC/Mac, remember to go to the Wi-Fi router
configuration page and write down the IP address of
your DS3881W. See the user manual of your Wi-Fi
router for how to find the IP addresses of devices
connected to the Wi-Fi router.
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2
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Power on DS3881W (see ‘Prepare’ on
page 11).
»» It takes about 35 seconds for the unit
to boot up. During boot-up, the WI-FI
SETUP indicator on the back of the
unit blinks green quickly.
»» After boot-up, you can hear a beep
and the WI-FI SETUP indicator
turns to green steadily. DS3881W is
connected to the last configured Wi-Fi
network automatically.
Make sure that DS3881W and your PC/
Mac are connected to the same Wi-Fi
router.
Open Apple Safari on your PC/Mac, then
select ‘Philips_Fidelio XXX’ from the
Bonjour pull-down list.
• Or open any other Internet browser
on your PC/Mac, then type in the IP
address of DS3881W (available on
the Wi-Fi router configuration page)
at the address bar.
»» The DS3881W configuration
web page is displayed.
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Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the firmware update.
Note
•• In case the firmware update fails, you can try the above
procedures again.
•• After successful firmware update, if there is any
problem with the Wi-Fi connection, press and hold
both the + and - buttons on DS3881W for more than
5 seconds at the same time to reset the device, and
then try to set up the Wi-Fi network for DS3881W
again (see ‘Connect to your home Wi-Fi network for
AirPlay’ on page 12).
7Product
information
Note
•• Product information is subject to change without prior
notice.
Specifications
Amplifier
Rated Output Power
Frequency Response
Signal to Noise Ratio
MP3 Link
General information
AC power
Operation Power
Consumption
Power Consumption in
Standby Mode
Dimensions
- Main Unit
(L x W x H)
Weight
- With Packing
- Main Unit
Input: 100 - 240 V~,
50/60 Hz 1A/1.2 A
Output: 12 V 3.0 A
35 W
≤ 0.5 W
197 x 144 x 211 mm
1.95 kg
1.32 kg
4 X 4 W RMS
63 - 20 kHz
> 75 dB
650 mV RMS 20 kohm
Speakers
Speaker Impedance
Speaker Driver
Sensitivity
8 ohm
40 mm full range
78 dB/m/W
Wireless
Wireless
standard
Wireless
security
Frequency
range
PBC (one
button push)
802.11b/g
WEP (64 or 128 bit),
WPA/WPA2 (8-63 characters)
2412 - 2462 MHz (CH1CH11) (for /79, /37, /55, /97)
2412 - 2472 MHz (CH1CH13) (for /12, /10, /05)
Yes
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8Troubleshooting
••
Warning
•• Never remove the casing of this apparatus.
••
To keep the warranty valid, never try to repair
the system yourself.
If you encounter problems when using this
apparatus, check the following points before
requesting service. If the problem remains
unsolved, go to the Philips web site (www.
philips.com/welcome). When you contact
Philips, ensure that the apparatus is nearby
and the model number and serial number are
available.
No power
•• Make sure that the AC power plug of the
device is connected properly.
•• Make sure that there is power at the AC
outlet.
•• Before you carry DS3881W for use on the
go, make sure to fully charge the built-in
battery. 
No sound
•• Adjust the volume.
•• Check the Wi-Fi network connection.
Set up the network again if needed (see
‘Connect to your home Wi-Fi network for
AirPlay’ on page 12).  
No response from the unit
•• Press and hold both the + and - buttons
on DS3881W for more than 5 seconds
to reset the device. Then set up the
Wi-Fi network for DS3881W again (see
‘Connect to your home Wi-Fi network for
AirPlay’ on page 12).
•• Disconnect and reconnect the AC power
plug, and then switch on the device again. 
Wi-Fi network connection failed
•• Check if your Wi-Fi router is Wi-Fi
802.11b/g certified. This device is only
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••
••
••
••
••
••
••
compatible with Wi-Fi 802.11b/g certified
routers.
If your Wi-Fi router is Wi-Fi 802.11n
certified, make sure to enable the
802.11b/g mode. DS3881W does not
support connection to routers with
802.11n only.
This device does not support the WPSPIN method.
If your Wi-Fi router supports WPS and
the WPS-PBC method but fails to connect
to DS3881W, try the manual Wi-Fi setup
method (see ‘Scenario 2: Connect to a
non-WPS router’ on page 13).
Enable SSID broadcast on the Wi-Fi router.
Keep away from potential sources of
interference which may affect Wi-Fi signal,
such as microwave ovens.
If you fail to use your PC for Wi-Fi network
setup, check whether your PC is using a
Wi-Fi network. You cannot use Ethernet
connection for AirPlay network setup.
Make sure that the SSID name of your
home router consists of alphanumeric
characters, with no space or special
characters like %/#/* inserted.
If you choose to rename the AirPlay device
‘Philips_Fidelio XXXX’ in the setting
menu, do not use special characters or
symbols.
For some new types of Wi-Fi routers, a
network name (SSID) may be created
automatically when you use WPS for
connection. Always change the default
network name (SSID) to a simple one that
consists of alphanumerical characters, and
also change the Wi-Fi security mode to
secure your network. 
Occasional breaking of AirPlay music
streaming
Do one or all of the following:
•• Move DS3881W closer to your Wi-Fi
router.
•• Remove any obstacles between DS3881W
and your Wi-Fi router.
••
••
••
••
Avoid using Wi-Fi channel which is
overlapped by the nearby Wi-Fi network.
Check if your network speed is fast enough
(in cases where multiple devices share the
same router, the AirPlay performance may
be affected). Turn off the other devices
connected to your home router.
Enable the Quality of Service (QoS)
option (if available on the Wi-Fi router).
Turn off other Wi-Fi routers. 
No AirPlay icon on my iTunes host device
•• Make sure that DS3881W is already
connected to your home Wi-Fi network.
•• Before you open iTunes, make sure that
you have enabled Bonjour service in
your PC. Take Windows XP for example:
to enable the service, you can click
Start->Control Panel, and double-click
Administrative Tools-> Services->Bonjour
Service, then click Start followed by OK
on the pop-up menu.
•• If the problem remains, try to restart
DS3881W. 
AirPlay connection failed with Mac or PC
•• Temporarily disable the firewall and
security software to see whether it blocks
the ports that AirPlay uses to stream
content. See the help documentation of
your firewall and security software on how
to unblock the ports used by AirPlay.
•• When you use iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad/
Mac/PC for AirPlay, if the music play breaks
or stops, try to restart your iPod Touch/
iPhone/iPad, iTunes or DS3881W.
•• Video streaming or FTP downloads may
overload your router and therefore may
cause interruptions during AirPlay music
play. Try to reduce the load of your router.
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