PCR3000RMKIII
Instruction manual
PCR3000RMKIII Instruction manual
PCR3000RMKIII Manual
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Features
The Apart PCR3000RMKIII is a professional multisource CD/USB/
SD card music player with integrated FM RDS and DAB+ tuner,
equipped with multiple independent analog outputs, coaxial and
optical digital output for the CD/USB/SD player and a RS232 port
for use in automated systems.
The maximum analog output level can be preset at the back to
match the output level of other audio sources. Additionally there is
a combi output available. This output will play the music from the
CD/USB/SD player by default. When there is no media playing from
the CD/USB/SD player, the output will automatically switch to the
tuner (FM or DAB+) output after a few seconds, provided that the
tuner is not in standby mode.
The unit can be controlled by the front panel controls, infrared
remote (included) or RS232 commands. A list with the available
RS232 commands is included in this manual. If you wish to control
the unit using a third party infrared remote control unit, use the
learn function on your third party remote to transfer the commands
from the included remote. Read the manual of your third party
remote for more details.
The CD/USB/SD player has an additional digital volume control,
which can be operated via the infrared remote or via serial control.
The PCR3000RMKIII has an internal Bluetooth receiver which can be
connected to any music source, smartphone or computer equipped
with a Bluetooth connection.
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Front panel
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1. P ower led: lights up blue when powered on, lights up red when
in standby mode.
2. CD tray.
3. C
D/USB/SD player display: displays track number and playback
time and status.
4. T uner display: displays tuner info such as station name, tuner
frequency, RDS information…
5. Mode: this button switches between DAB+, FM and Bluetooth
mode.
6. BT device: selects a previously connected device, first activates
Bluetooth mode if not active. To connect with a selected device
press the “ENTER |> ||” button.
7. E NTER |> ||: push to play the selected track or pause the playing
track in Bluetooth mode. In DAB+ mode the button will activate
a selected station.
8. |<<:
FM mode: push the button to tune one step back (50kHz). To
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activate an automatically search down press and hold the button.
DAB+ mode: the tuner will show the previous item of the station
list. To activate this item, press the “ENTER |> ||” button.
Bluetooth mode: push to go back one track.
9. >>|:
FM mode: push the button to tune one step up (50kHz). To
activate an automatic search up press and hold the button.
DAB+ mode: the tuner will show the next item of the station list.
To activate this item, press the “ENTER |> ||” button.
Bluetooth mode: push to skip to the next track.
10. Memory >>: push to tune to the next station stored in memory.
There are 10 memory locations for FM and DAB+ mode each. If
there is no station programmed on a certain memory location, the
display will show “Preset xx empty”.
11. << Memory: push to tune to the previous station stored in
memory. There are 10 memory locations for FM and DAB+ mode
each. If there is no station programmed on a certain memory
location, the display will show “Preset xx empty”.
Note: To store a station into memory: first select an empty
memory location or a location you wish to overwrite. Then press
and hold both of the memory buttons.
12. Menu: press to enter or leave the menu. You can move through
the menu structure with the |<< and >>| buttons. Press “ENTER |>
||” button to activate the selected action.
13. + Info: push to switch between different display options, such
as RDS information, station name, program type, mono /stereo
(auto) and time information.
14. Standby: push to switch the tuner to standby mode or to wake up
from standby mode.
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15. Infrared receiver eye.
16. Eject: push to open or close the CD tray.
17. Standby: push to switch to standby mode or to wake up from
standby mode.
18. << Fast >>: push once to search forward or backward. Push
again to resume normal play.
19. << Track : push to go one track back, Track >>: push to skip to
the next track.
20. Repeat: push to switch between the repeat modes: repeat one,
repeat all, off
21. Random: push to switch on random playback mode.Push again
to switch this mode off. Default = random off.
22. Stop: push to stop the playback.
23. Play / Pause: push to start play or pause a playing song.
24. CD-USB-SD: push this button to switch between the media
drives, USB, SD or CD.
25. SD card slot.
26. USB connector: accepts memory sticks only, capacity up to 32
GB.
27. Power: push to power on or off. This button powers off the
unit entirely in the off position. The power led will not light up
when in the off position.
28. Removable rack ears.
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Rear panel
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1. Antenna connector: connect the antenna supplied here. Do not
connect this to a cable distribution network, unless you use an
isolation transformer. Connecting the unit to a cable network
may cause interference to the DAB+ reception. This depends on
the signal present on the cable network. Check availability of
DAB+ signals with the cable network supplier first!
2. B
T antenna connecter: connect the supplied Bluetooth antenna
here.
3. T uner output level: turn the output level control to match the
tuner output to the output from other music sources.
4. Tuner output: adjustable line level output on RCA connectors.
5. C
ombi output: as soon as CD/USB/SD player has finished
playing, the tuner output will be present on this combi output.
Output levels from both tuner as well as CD/USB/SD player are
adjustable.
6. C
D/USB/SD output: adjustable line level output on RCA
connectors.
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7. C
D/USB/SD output level: turn the output level control to match
the CD/USB/SD output to the output from other music sources.
8. Update: unused connector.
9. O
ptical output: digital optical output on Toslink® connector.This
connector carries the SPDIF digital output from the CD/USB/SD
player in 16 bits / 44.1 kHz PCM format.
10. Coaxial digital output: digital output on RCA connector. This
connector carries the SPDIF digital output from the CD/USB/SD
player in 16 bits / 44.1 kHz PCM format.
11. Rear USB slot: this is a copy of the front USB connector, use the
front OR the rear USB connector, not both simultaneously.
12. Operating mode switch: Autoplay: the unit will start playing
back at power up. Cue: the unit will wait for a play command
after power up, or when in stop or pause. This function allows
a track to be selected without playing it back automatically.
13. IR jack: connect a suitable infrared eye here. Connecting an IR
receiver here will automatically bypass the front IR eye.
14. RS232 port: for external control on SUB D9 connector.
For control purposes only. The radio or CD/USB/SD media
information is not available on the serial port.
15. Fuse holder: contains a standard 20 x 5 mm fuse. Value
500mA/250V/slow blow. Replace only with a fuse of the same
value. If the fuse breaks regularly, contact your dealer.
16. Mains cable connector.
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*Please note: the unit may respond slowly when you change the
input source. This depends on the memory capacity and reading
speed of the memory stick/card and the number of files present on
the media. When inserting a CD, the unit will first read the table of
content to determine the type of media present on the disc. This
may take a few seconds. During this time, the unit will not respond
to any command.
The unit will automatically recognize the serial commands for CD/
USB/SD and tuner part. When the tuner or the CD/USB/SD is in
standby mode, sending a command will cause no reply from the
unit or action taken by the unit. This is valid for all commands
except for the CD ON and DAB ON commands. Note: the output
level can also be adjusted during playback via the infrared remote
or serial control commands. The output level controls (2,6) are
located on the rear panel of the unit. After waking up from standby
or after power up, the volume level is automatically reset to the
maximum as set by the rear volume knob.
Important notice: always allow the unit to acclimatize during at
least one hour. E.g when the unit has been transported in cold
weather conditions, the electronics and optical devices inside the
unit might condensate, causing malfunction or even permanent
damage to the unit!
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RS232 communication
Communication with PCR3000RMKIII via RS232 is done with
simple ASCII commands. The port settings are: 38400 baudrate, 8
databits, no parity, handshake off. These parameters cannot be
changed. The physical connection is made with a straight through
wired 9 pin serial cable (NO null modem cable!) Maximum wire
length depends on cable quality and influence caused by external
interference.
Pin 2: TX data: data transmission output.
Pin 3: RX data: data transmission input.
Pin 5: GND: ground
Other pins are not used.
Serial commands used in PCR3000RMKIII have been simplified and
consist basically of a command such as PLAY, STOP, ... commands
are not case sensitive.
Some commands require an attribute, such as TRACK #, where #
stands for a numeric value, in this case the track number. The unit
needs no carriage return <CR> at the end of the instruction.
From here we assume that you are familiar with RS232
communication protocols and hardware. If not, please read the user
manual of your control device first. In case you are experiencing a
problem with serial communication, start at the basics, connect a
computer with a working serial port, use the right serial cable, use
a simple terminal program, make communication settings and start
from there.
Please note that most commands sent from the infrared remote
control will also be shown on the serial port. This is the easiest way
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to find out whether your serial communication settings are correct.
Unknown characters in your terminal communication program
usually indicate that the baudrate is incorrect.
Below is a table with the list of commands recognized by
PCR3000RMKIII and some examples of the replies sent by the
PCR3000RMKIII.
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RS232 COMMANDS
COMMAND (DESCRIPTION)
REPLY
PLAY
PCR3000R--> Play
PAUSE
PCR3000R--> Pause
STOP
PCR3000R--> Stop
EJECT
PCR3000R--> Eject Comman
SKIP+ (go to next track)
PCR3000R--> Skip Next
SKIP- (go to previous track)
PCR3000R--> Skip Back
FAST+ (fast forward search, send
again to resume normal play)
PCR3000R--> Fast Play Forward
FAST- (fast backword search, send
again to resume normal play)
PCR3000R--> Fast Play Backward
TRACK # (# stands for a numerical
value from 1 to 4095; note the
space between TRACK and #)
PCR3000R--> Track : 25
CD ON
PCR3000R--> CD On
CD OFF
PCR3000R--> CD Off
INPUT (change between inputs CDUSB-SD, valid only when a medium
is present)
PCR3000R--> Change Playing
Source
CD MUTE ON (mute the output)
PCR3000R--> CD Mute On
CD MUTE OFF (unmute the output)
PCR3000R--> CD Mute Off
VOL+
PCR3000R--> Vol Up
VOL-
PCR3000R--> Vol Down
RANDOM ON
PCR3000R--> Random Mode On
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RANDOM OFF
PCR3000R--> Random Mode Off
REPEAT 1
PCR3000R--> Repeat 1
REPEAT ALL
PCR3000R--> Repeat All
REPEAT OFF
PCR3000R--> Repeat Off
STATUS CD
(displays the status of the
PCR3000RMKIII)
PCR3000R--> Device: CD Player
PCR3000R--> Track: 030
PCR3000R--> Status: Play
PCR3000R--> Time: 03:18
DAB ON (switches the tuner ON)
PCR3000R--> DAB on
DAB OFF (switches the tuner to
STANDBY)
PCR3000R--> DAB off
MODE (switch between FM, DAB
and Bluetooth modes).
PCR3000R--> Device: DAB
Device: Bluetooth
Device: FM
DAB
PCR3000R--> Device: DAB
FM
PCR3000R--> Device: FM
BT
PCR3000R--> Device: Bluetooth
BT PLAY
PCR3000R--> BT Play
BT PAUSE
PCR3000R--> BT Pause
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BT SKIP+
PCR3000R--> BT Skip+
BT SKIP-
PCR3000R--> BT Skip-
TUNE+ (tune up)
PCR3000R--> Tuning up command
TUNE- (tune down)
PCR3000R--> Tuning down
command
PRESET 1 (recall preset1, max
preset# =10)
PCR3000R--> Preset: 1
SAVE 1 (save to preset1, max
preset# =10)
PCR3000R--> Save: 1
AUTO+ (search next station up, FM.
DAB+ perform quick scan)
PCR3000R--> Up search for FM/
Quick scan for DAB
AUTO- (search previous station
down, FM. DAB+ perform full scan)
PCR3000R--> Down search for FM/
Full scan for DAB
SCAN
PCR3000R--> DAB/FM Scan
ENTER (Play/Pause for Bluetooth,
Enter for menu or DAB)
PCR3000R--> Enter Command
DAB MUTE ON (mute tuner, FM or
DAB+)
PCR3000R--> DAB Mute On
DAB MUTE OFF (un-mute, FM or
DAB+)
PCR3000R--> DAB Mute Off
STATUS DAB (displays tuner status,
FM or DAB+)
PCR3000R--> 97.40 MHz FM Auto
(Stereo)
INFO (switch between different
display options, such as RDS
information, station name, program
type, mono/stereo (auto) and time
information.
PCR3000R--> Info Command
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Specifications
CD PLAYER
Compatible media
Audio CD, CDR, CDRW, DVD,
DVDR, DVDRW
Audio format
Audio CD 16 bit PCM, MP3
32-320 kbps and variable
bitrate, WMA. ID3 tags are not
supported. Maximum number of
files on the media = 4095. File
name recognition is limited to 8
characters.
USB - SD
Compatible media
Flash memory sticks and cards, 32
Mb up to 32 GB.
File system recognized is FAT32.
Some memory sticks and cards may
not work because they don’t allow
direct memory access! Maximum
number of files on the media =
4095. File name recognition is
limited to 8 characters.
Audio format
MP3 32-320 kbps and variable
bitrate, WMA ID3 tags are not
supported.
CD-USB-SD
Line level output (balanced &
unbalanced)
1.9 V adjustable
Output impedance
less than 1 KΩ
Digital outputs (Toslink and Coax)
SPDIF format, 16 BIT, 44.1 KHz
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S/N ratio
> 90dB
THD
< 0.05%
Frequency range
20 Hz - 20 KHz
FM-RDS/DAB/DAB+TUNER
Technical Specifications
Frequency range FM radio
87.5 MHz to 108 MHz
Frequency range DAB radio band 3
174 MHz to 240 MHz
Frequency response FM radio
20 Hz - 15 KHz
Frequency response DAB+
20 Hz - 20 KHz
Sensitivity
-97 dBm typical
Aerial input impedance
50 Ω
THD
< 0.05 %, 1 kHz (DAB)
< 0.15 %, 1 kHz 50 KHz deviation
(FM mono)
< 0.6 %, 1 kHz 50 KHz deviation
(FM stereo)
Bluetooth
Frequency response
20 Hz – 20 kHz
THD
< 0.08 % @ 1 kHz full power
Supported bluetooth profiles
A2DP, AVRCP and SPP
GENERAL
Power supply
230 VAC 50-60 Hz max 30 VA
Fuse rating
500 mAT / 250 V
Dimensions
430 (482) x 305 (315) x 44 mm
Net weight
4.5 kg
Shipping weight
5.5 kg
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Accessories supplied
Mains power cable, IR remote
control unit, FM antenna, BT
antenna
RS232 port
Standard RS232 port on DB9
connector.
RS232 port setting (fixed)
38400 baudrate, 8 data bits, no
parity, handshake off
Infrared extension port
Mini jack connector at the rear,
disables the front infrared receiver
Remote control battery type
AAA type LR03
Operating temperature
10 - 40 °C
Relative humidity
10 to 80 % non condensing
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Important safety instructions
Please check the carton for any kind of damage on reception of
the goods. In case of a damaged carton, please contact your dealer
before opening the carton.
Read all documentation before operating your equipment.
Keep all documentation for future reference.
Save the carton and packing material even if the equipment has
arrived in good condition.
Should you ever need to ship the unit, use only the original factory
packing.
Do not spill water or other liquids into or on the unit.
Make sure power outlets conform to the power requirements listed
on the back of the unit.
Do not use the unit if the electrical power cord is frayed or broken.
Have gain controls on amplifiers turned down during power-up to
prevent speaker damage if there are high signal levels at the inputs.
Do not connect the inputs / outputs of amplifiers or consoles to
any other voltage source, such as a battery, mains source, or power
supply, regardless of whether the amplifier or console is turned on
or off.
Power down & disconnect units from mains voltage before making
connections.
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Do not use the unit near stoves, heat registers, radiators, or other
heat producing devices.
Do not remove the cover. Removing the cover will expose you to
potentially dangerous voltages.
Do not drive the inputs with a signal level higher than that required
to drive equipment to full output.
In case of mal-function this device should be serviced by qualified
service personnel only.
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PCR3000RMKIII infrared code definition
PCR3000RMKIII infrared code definition
(According to NEC® standard) Device ID code = 00FF
Command structure: Device ID code - command - inverse command
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Notes
developed
by
Apart Audio nv
Industriepark Brechtsebaan 8 bus 1
2900 Schoten - Belgium
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respective owners.
Apart-Audio specifications are subject to change without notice.
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