Creative SoundWorks 500DAB User`s guide

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User’s Guide
Creative SoundWorks 500DAB
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Version 1.0
April 2005
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Safety & Regulatory Information
Important Notice
WARNING: To prevent fire or
shock hazard, do not expose this
appliance to rain or moisture.
The serial number for your Creative SoundWorks 500DAB is located on the rear. Please write this number down and
keep it in a secure place. This is for your security.
Compliance
WARNING: DO NOT OPEN
To prevent the risk of electric shock,
do not remove the radio's cover. There
are no user-serviceable parts inside.
This product conforms to the following:
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC as amended by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC.
Mains operated products for the European market comply with LVD Directive 73/23/EEC as amended by 93/68/ EEC.
Communication/RF wireless products for the European market comply with Directive R&TTE 1999/5/ EC.
Fully compliant with ETS 300 401.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read Instructions
Heat
Object and Liquid Entry
Read all safety and operating instructions before operating the
product.
Do not place this product anywhere near heat sources such as
radiators, stoves, and other products (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
Never push any object through the product’s openings, as this
can result in a fire, electric shock or damage. Do not spill
liquids on the product.
Power Sources
Servicing
This radio is specifically designed for operation within the
electrical range(s) specified on the provided power adapter and
use outside of this range shall be at your own risk. Please
contact your local electric utility company if you have any
questions about the electrical voltage at your intended location
of use.
Do not attempt to service the product yourself. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
Retain Instructions
Keep all safety and operating instructions for future reference.
Heed Warnings
Take note of all warnings on the product and in the operating
instructions.
Follow Instructions
Follow all operating and usage instructions.
Cleaning
Polarisation
Do not use attachments or accessories not recommended by
Creative as they may cause hazards.
The product may be equipped with a polarised alternatingcurrent line plug, a safety feature. As one blade is wider than
the other, this plug can only fit into the power outlet in one
way. If you cannot insert the plug fully into the outlet, reverse
the plug. If the plug still fails to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not force the plug into the
outlet.
Water and Moisture
Power-cord Protection
Do not use this product near any water source or water hazard.
Arrange the power-cord to minimise the risk of damage from
traffic or other hazards. Pay particular attention to the area
near the plug head, the power source outlet and the connection
from the product.
Unplug this product from the power source before cleaning. Do not
use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Attachments
Placement
Place the product on a stable surface or recommended stand,
or sold with the product. Otherwise, the product may fall and
cause injury to a person, and damage to the product. Follow
the manufacturer’s instructions for mounting the product.
Ventilation
To ensure reliable operation and to prevent overheating, do not
block or cover ventilation openings and slots with fabrics or
impermeable material. Do not place in a built-in installation
such as a bookcase or rack unless there is proper ventilation or
Creative’s instructions have been adhered to.
Lightning
Unplug the product from the power source during lightning
storms or if unused for long periods of time. This will prevent
lightning and power-line surge damage to the product.
Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral
power circuits as this can result in a risk of fire or electric
shock.
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the product from the power source. Call for servicing
when:
a) the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b) objects have fallen through or liquids have been spilled into
the product’s openings.
c) the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d) the product does not operate normally when following the
operating instructions
e) the product behaves differently.
f) the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
Replacement Parts
When replacing parts, check that the service technician has
used replacement parts specified by Creative or have the same
characteristics as the original parts. Unauthorised substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety Check
After servicing or repairing the product, get the service
technician to perform safety checks to be sure that the product
is working properly.
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Contents
7
1
Your DAB/FM Radio
A
Glossary
2
Setting Up Your DAB/FM Radio
B
General Specifications
3
Using Your SoundWorks 500DAB
DAB Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Selecting DAB mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Scanning stations in DAB mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Tuning to stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Viewing additional information (INFO display) 3-6
FM Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Selecting FM mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Adjusting the FM tuning step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Scanning stations in FM mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Selecting audio mode (Auto or Mono) . . . . . . . 3-9
4
Using Basic Functions
Storing and recalling your stations . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Setting the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Checking the sleep timer setting . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Setting the alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Resetting the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Viewing your radio’s software version . . . . . . . 4-5
Using the AUX IN jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
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Introduction
Thank you for selecting Creative’s new high-performance Creative SoundWorks 500DAB. This
radio uses a revolutionary technology: DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast). With DAB, you can
enjoy interference-free reception and crystal-clear sound from your favourite DAB stations.
Information such as radio services, song titles, and special announcements is available on your
radio’s liquid crystal display (LCD). Besides DAB radio, SoundWorks 500DAB also offers FM
radio, two full-range speakers that provide spacious sound, and individual bass and treble
controls to suit your preference. To conveniently recall your favourite stations, your radio stores
up to 6 DAB and 6 FM stations. The clock and date display on your radio are retrieved
automatically through the DAB transmission. The built-in alarm clock wakes you to a radio
broadcast or an alarm tone. Connectors are provided for your headphones and your external
audio devices, such as CD, MP3 or MiniDisc players.
To experience radio entertainment at its best, read this manual to set up and use your
SoundWorks 500DAB properly.
Keep this manual for future reference.
Package Contents
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SoundWorks 500DAB (stereo DAB/FM radio)
Power adapter
Attached telescopic antenna (removable)
Stereo-to-stereo cable
Customer Support Services and Warranty leaflet
User’s Guide
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1
Your DAB/FM Radio
This chapter describes and shows
you the location of the various
controls, jacks and elements on
your SoundWorks 500DAB.
5
6
2
3
1
4
Figure 1-1: Front panel controls and rear panel view
Controls, Jacks and Elements Function
1. TUNING knob
Turn to select options, scan or switch stations and select ensembles. Press to confirm selection or activate a
function.
2. Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Backlit display
3. Headphone jack
Connect stereo headphones with a 3.5 mm (1/8-inch) stereo plug to this jack.
4. AUX IN jack
Connect an external device such as a CD, MP3 or MiniDisc player to this jack with a 3.5 mm stereo-to-stereo
cable.
5. Power connector
Connect the power adapter to this connector.
6. Antenna connector
You may disconnect the provided telescopic antenna and install your outdoor antenna to this connector for
better reception. Consult your dealer for more information, if necessary.
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3
4
5
6
7
1
8
11
10
9
Figure 1-2: Top panel view
Controls, Jacks and Elements Function
1. INFO button
Press to change the INFO display on your LCD.
2. DAB/FM button
Press to switch between DAB and FM mode.
3. ALARM button
Press to activate and set your alarm.
4. SNOOZE button
Press to temporarily turn off your alarm.
Press to mute a radio broadcast or the audio from a connected external audio device.
5. SLEEP button
Press to activate and set your sleep delay timer. This function turns off your radio after a preset period of time.
6. VOLUME knob
Turn to adjust the volume of your radio.
Turn the knob clockwise to increase the volume level and counterclockwise to decrease the volume level.
7. BASS knob
Turn to adjust the bass level of your radio.
8. TREBLE knob
Turn to adjust the treble level of your radio.
9. PRESETS buttons
Press to recall a stored radio station.
10. AUTOTUNE button
Press to perform a quick scan or full scan in DAB mode.
Press to perform an automatic scan in FM mode.
11. STANDBY button
Press to turn on your radio or to put it on standby.
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Setting Up Your DAB/FM Radio
• Your DAB/FM radio may
receive radio interference
from electronic devices such
as mobile phones, computers
and televisions, including
their cables, when they are
being used. If you experience
such interference, increase
the distance between the
radio and such devices.
• The power adapter supplied
may vary in different regions,
and is intended for use with
this radio only.
• Disconnect the power adapter
from the wall outlet if the
radio is not used for a long
period.
1. Place the radio on a flat surface, preferably in an interference-free location.
2. Connect the power adapter to your radio and power outlet (Figure 2-1). Turn on the power
outlet, if needed.
SoundWorks 500DAB goes into Standby mode.
Figure 2-1: Connecting your power adapter
Setting Up Your DAB/FM Radio 2-1
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3
Using Your SoundWorks 500DAB
Creative SoundWorks 500DAB goes into Standby mode when it is connected to the power
outlet. The radio displays the radio mode it is in, as shown in Figure 3-1.
Figure 3-1
The radio displays the correct time in DAB and FM mode, after you perform a full scan in DAB
mode for the first time. Your radio retrieves the time information from a DAB station.
DAB Mode
Selecting DAB mode
You may need to perform an
automatic full scan (see
“Scanning stations in DAB
mode” on page 3-2) if you are
not able to receive any signal
during the automatic quick
scan.
1. When the radio is in Standby mode, press the STANDBY button. The display below appears.
When doing this step for the first time, the radio automatically performs a quick scan in DAB
mode, as shown in Figure 3-6.
Figure 3-2
2. If you are not in DAB mode, press the DAB/FM button. The display below appears, and the
radio switches to DAB mode.
Figure 3-3
While in DAB mode, you can select FM mode at anytime using step 2 above.
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Scanning stations in
DAB mode
There are three ways to scan for stations:
• Automatic full scan
• Quick scan
• Manual scan
When scanning stations for the
first time, opt for the automatic
full scan.
Automatic full scan
To do an automatic full scan
1. Press and hold the AUTOTUNE button to begin automatic scanning of all ensembles* in
Band III (see “Glossary” on page A-1). This may take a few minutes, during which you will
see the displays in the sequence below. When a station is detected, it plays immediately.
• LCD displays may vary from
region to region.
• Extend or adjust the antenna,
or relocate the radio, to find
the best reception.
**
Figure 3-4
2. To preview another station, turn the TUNING knob until the name of another station
appears.
3. Press the TUNING knob to select and listen to the new station.
• * A group of stations being broadcasted on the same frequency or channel is called an ensemble.
• ** The empty block indicates the minimum required level for reception and the filled blocks indicate
current signal strength. For more information on the display shown, see “Viewing additional
information (INFO display)” on page 3-6.
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• When a station is unavailable or no signal is present, one of the messages similar to Figure 3-5 appears.
Figure 3-5
Quick scan
To do a quick scan
Press the AUTOTUNE button to begin automatic scanning of available ensembles in your
country or region. This may take a few seconds, during which you will see the displays in
the sequence below. When a station is detected, it plays immediately.
Figure 3-6
When a station is not available or its signal is not present, one of the messages similar to Figure 3-5
appears.
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Manual (MAN) scan
This option enables you to manually scan for stations within the same ensemble, or for other
ensembles in the Band III frequency (see “Glossary” on page A-1) that are broadcasted in your
country or region.
To manually scan in an ensemble
1. Press and hold the TUNING knob for two seconds until the display below appears.
Figure 3-7
The radio begins scanning for ensembles randomly. When an ensemble is detected, its name
and frequency appear, and if supported, a station from the ensemble plays.
Ensemble
Frequency
Figure 3-8
If this ensemble is unsupported, no station is played. To scan in another ensemble, see the
next section.
2. Press the TUNING knob to select the ensemble. The name of the current station playing
appears.
Station
name
Figure 3-9
3. To select another station, turn the TUNING knob.
4. To end manual scanning, press the TUNING knob. MAN is replaced by DAB on the LCD.
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To manually scan in another ensemble
1. Follow step 1 on page 3-4.
2. Turn the TUNING knob to go to another ensemble (see “Glossary” on page A-1). The
displays similar to Figure 3-10 appear.
Figure 3-10
3. Press the TUNING knob to select the new ensemble. A station from the ensemble plays.
4. To select another station, turn the TUNING knob. A display similar to Figure 3-11 appears.
Figure 3-11
5. To end manual scanning, press the TUNING knob. MAN is replaced by DAB on the LCD.
In Manual tune mode, you can only view the default INFO display.
Tuning to stations
To turn Autoselect mode on or off
Turn the TUNING knob to select a station, and then press and hold the TUNING knob for
two seconds. A display similar to Figure 3-12 appears.
Figure 3-12
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Using Autoselect
The Autoselect mode enables you to switch between stations without having to preview them.
When in Autoselect mode, turn the TUNING knob and wait two seconds to switch between
stations.
To preview stations, turn Autoselect off. Turn the TUNING knob and press it when the name
of the station you want appears on the LCD. Autoselect is disabled by default.
To store a station as a preset, see “Storing and recalling your stations” on page 4-1.
Viewing additional
information (INFO
display)
INFO displays contain useful information such as program type, ensemble name, and signal
strength, including radio services, song titles, and special announcements sent by your DAB
provider.
To view additional information
While playing a station, press the INFO button.
Additional information appears at the bottom row of the display.
Each time you press the INFO button, a new INFO display similar to the ones below appear.
Program type1
Ensemble name2
Dynamic lable segment5
Signal strength indicator3
Time and date4
Figure 3-13
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• There are 5 different INFO displays available for DAB mode:
1
Indicates genre of music being played.
2
Name of a group of stations broadcasted on the same frequency. The number of ensembles you can
receive depends on your location.
3Empty block indicates minimum level required for signal reception, and filled blocks indicate current
signal level.
4Time and date are obtained automatically from a DAB transmission in your country or region.
Depending on the station’s broadcast, time is displayed in the 12-hour or 24-hour format.
5Displays scrolling text messages such as song title, artiste’s name, and traffic reports.
FM Mode
Selecting FM mode
1. When the radio is in Standby mode, press the STANDBY button. The display below appears.
Figure 3-14
2. If you are not in FM mode, press the DAB/FM button. The display below appears, and the
radio switches to FM mode.
Figure 3-15
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Adjusting the FM
tuning step
To scan your FM stations using a different tuning step, follow the steps below:
1. Make sure you are in FM mode (see above).
2. Press and hold the INFO button until you see a display similar to Figure 3-16.
Figure 3-16
3. Press the INFO button twice. A display similar to Figure 3-17 appears.
Figure 3-17
4. Press the TUNING knob to select the tuning step you want: 50 or 100 kHz.
5. To exit this display, press the INFO button.
Scanning stations in
FM mode
To switch radio modes, see “Selecting DAB mode” on page 3-1. You can scan for FM stations
manually, or use the automatic scanning (autotune) method below.
Autotune
To do an autoscan
Press the AUTOTUNE button to scan for FM stations in ascending frequency.
To scan in descending frequency, press and hold the AUTOTUNE button.
Automatic scanning for an FM station begins. Once a station is successfully scanned, a
display similar to Figure 3-18 appears, and you hear the FM station’s broadcast.
Figure 3-18
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Manual tune
To manually scan
Turn the TUNING knob clockwise or anticlockwise until you hear an FM station's
broadcast, or see the frequency you want. A display similar above appears.
To store a station as a preset, see “Storing and recalling your stations” on page 4-1.
Selecting audio mode
(Auto or Mono)
This option is available in FM
mode only.
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Follow the steps below to set your radio’s audio output to Auto or Mono.
During an FM station’s broadcast, press the TUNING button to select an audio mode.
In Auto mode, the radio plays the program’s default output: stereo or mono.
In Mono mode, the radio plays mono output only. Some stations sound better in this mode
because of their mode of transmission.
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Using Basic Functions
Storing and recalling
your stations
Your radio can store up to 6 DAB and 6 FM radio stations as presets.
1. To store a station you are listening to, press and hold the PRESETS button you want to store
the station in. You hear a beep and the display shows Preset x stored (where "x" is the preset
number selected) to confirm that you have stored the station.
A new preset overrides an existing one when you store a new station over it.
2. To recall a station, press a PRESETS button.
If you select an empty preset, the display shows Preset x empty (where "x" is the preset number
selected).
Setting the sleep
timer
This option turns the radio off automatically after a specified period.
Press the SLEEP button repeatedly to increase the specified period by 15 minutes (to a
maximum of 90 minutes) or to turn off the timer. A letter "s" appears on the display as shown
in Figure 4-1, to show that the sleep mode has been enabled.
Figure 4-1
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Checking the sleep
timer setting
1. Press and hold the SLEEP button for two seconds. The amount of time left is displayed on
the bottom-right corner of the display.
2. To deactivate the sleep timer, press the SLEEP button repeatedly until the display in Figure
4-2 appears.
Figure 4-2
When you press the STANDBY button, the sleep delay mode is deactivated.
Setting the alarm
Your radio automatically
retrieves the time information
from a station during a DAB
transmission.
1. To set your alarm in FM mode, switch your radio to DAB mode first to obtain the correct
time, and then switch back to FM mode.
2. When your radio is broadcasting or in Standby mode, press and hold the ALARM button.
A display similar to Figure 4-3 appears. The current time is shown on the left of the LCD.
The minute section of your alarm time flashes.
Figure 4-3
3. Turn the TUNING knob to increase or decrease the value.
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4. Press the TUNING knob to go to the hours section. A display similar to Figure 4-4 appears.
The current time is shown on the left of the LCD. The hour section of your alarm time
flashes.
Figure 4-4
5.
6.
7.
8.
Repeat step 2.
Press the TUNING knob to go to the Alarm Type submenu.
Turn the TUNING knob to select BEEP or RADIO*.
Press the TUNING knob to confirm the selection.
The display similar to Figure 4-5 shows that the alarm has been activated.
Figure 4-5
• When the alarm is activated, an asterisk (*) appears on the display when the radio is broadcasting or in
Standby mode.
Standby mode
Broadcast mode
Figure 4-6
• * RADIO works only in Standby mode.
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To activate the alarm
Press the ALARM button. The ON alarm status appears. An asterisk also appears on the
LCD similar to Figure 4-6.
Figure 4-7
To deactivate the alarm
Press the ALARM button. The OFF alarm status appears. The asterisk on the LCD
disappears.
Figure 4-8
To stop the alarm after it rings
Press the STANDBY or ALARM button.
To turn on the Snooze function
Press the SNOOZE button. A letter "z" appears before the asterisk, as shown in Figure 4-9.
The alarm rings five minutes later.
Figure 4-9
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To turn off the Snooze function
Press the STANDBY or ALARM button.
• The alarm automatically turns off after one hour.
• When the radio is playing, you can press the SNOOZE button to mute the radio. To turn off the mute
function, press the SNOOZE button again.
Resetting the radio
You may want to erase your settings on your radio, including your presets, alarm and sleep
delay settings.
1. Turn off and turn on the main power supply to your radio.
2. Press and release the STANDY button, and immediately press and hold the TUNING knob
for two seconds. A display similar to Figure 4-10 appears and the radio scans for a radio
station.
Figure 4-10
Viewing your radio’s
software version
You may need to do this if you need to contact Customer Support Services for assistance.
Press and hold the INFO button until you see a display similar to Figure 4-11.
To exit this display, press the INFO button three times.
Software
version
number
Figure 4-11
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The software version may vary.
Using the AUX IN
jack
Use the 3.5 mm stereo-to-stereo cable provided to connect an external device, like your CD or
MP3 player to the AUX IN jack on your radio. See “Your DAB/FM Radio” on page 1-1.
After connecting the external audio device, a display similar to Figure 4-12 appears. Radio
broadcasts are disabled until the external device is disconnected from your radio. To listen to a
radio station, disconnect the external audio device from your radio.
Figure 4-12
To increase the radio volume, you may need to adjust the volume on your external audio device.
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A
Glossary
This chapter describes and defines new terminologies used in this user’s guide.
DAB
Digital Audio Broadcasting is a new method for the digital transmission of radio signals using a network
of terrestrial transmitters, which provides listeners with better sound quality, more choice and information.
This method was developed in Europe within the framework of EUREKA Project 147. DAB uses the
MPEG Audio Layer II system and the Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (COFDM)
technologies, which convert music or speech from analog signal into digital code. Through DAB, it is
possible to broadcast a group of stations on the same frequency, also known as ensemble. The number of
ensembles you can receive depends on your location and region. There are 41 frequencies on BAND III,
identified from 5A to 13F (see “Band III Frequencies” on page A-2, Table 1). Each of them is identified
by a label or name. DAB heightens your listening pleasure with near crystal-clear CD quality sound
without any annoying interference or signal distortion. DAB also transmits text on your radio’s LCD
screen, allowing broadcasters to send programme-associated data such as album title and song lyrics as
well as provide additional services, such as traffic information, sports, weather or stock market updates!
Ensemble
A group of stations broadcasted on a single frequency or channel. Also known as multiplex.
Glossary A-1
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Band III Frequencies
Table 1: List of DAB Band III Frequencies
Frequency block
Frequency
(MHz)
5A
5B
5C
5D
6A
6B
6C
6D
7A
7B
7C
7D
8A
8B
8C
8D
9A
9B
9C
9D
10A
174.928 MHz
176.640 MHz
178.352 MHz
180.064 MHz
181.936 MHz
183.648 MHz
185.360 MHz
187.072 MHz
188.928 MHz
190.640 MHz
192.352 MHz
194.064 MHz
195.936 MHz
197.648 MHz
199.360 MHz
201.072 MHz
202.928 MHz
204.640 MHz
206.352 MHz
208.064 MHz
209.936 MHz
Frequency block
Frequency (MHz)
10N
10B
10C
10D
11A
11N
11B
11C
11D
12A
12N
12B
12C
12D
13A
13B
13C
13D
13E
13F
210.096 MHz
211.648 MHz
213.360 MHz
215.072 MHz
216.928 MHz
217.088 MHz
218.640 MHz
220.352 MHz
222.064 MHz
223.936 MHz
224.096 MHz
225.648 MHz
227.360 MHz
229.072 MHz
230.784 MHz
232.496 MHz
234.208 MHz
235.776 MHz
237.488 MHz
239.200 MHz
For more information on DAB coverage and availability in your country or region, visit
www.worlddab.org/ or www.bbc.co.uk/digitalradio/
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B
General Specifications
These specifications apply to Creative SoundWorks 500DAB operating from the supplied power adapter.
Frequency range
❑ DAB:
• Band III (174 – 240 MHz)
• Decodes all DAB transmission mode 1- 4.
❑ FM:
• 87.5 – 108 MHz
Audio frequency range
❑ 45 Hz - 20 kHz
Amplifier power
❑ Two 4.5 W RMS/ch into 3-inch (76 mm) full range speakers
Antenna type
❑ RF F - connector 75 ohms for antenna connection (telescopic antenna attached)
LCD display
❑ 16 x 2 characters
❑ Blue backlight
Input voltage
❑ 9 V AC
Input connector
❑ 3.5 mm auxiliary input for portable players, for example, CD and MP3 players
Output connector
❑ 3.5 mm for headphones
Dimensions (W x H x D)
❑ 300 mm X 142 mm X 117 mm
Weight:
❑ 1.92 kg
General Specifications B-1
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