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Contents
FUNCTION BUTTONS
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CONNECTION OPTIONS
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4-speaker system
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2-speaker system
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INSTALLATION
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Installation instructions
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Preparation
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Assembly
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Insert the control panel
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Removing the control panel
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Problems due to incorrect cable connections
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OPERATION
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Basic operation
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Radio functions
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CD Player
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MP3 Player
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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TECHNICAL DATA
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Connection options
4-SPEAKER (QUADRO) SYSTEM
CAR RADIO REAR VIEW
Important!
Memory back-up
should be
connected to
permanent plus
for the station
memory.
Front
2-SPEAKER (DUAL) SYSTEM
CAR RADIO REAR VIEW
Important!
Memory back-up
should be
connected to
permanent plus
for the station
memory.
Front
An external amplifier can be connected to the cinch cables. Please refer to your instructions
for the external amplifier.
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Installation
Installation instructions
• Insert the radio in the ISO slot for car radios in your vehicle, or select another location for
installation where it will not affect the driver's ability to drive.• Connect the cable shortly
before finally installing the device and check the station memory function.
• If changes have to be made to the vehicle, consult a vehicle dealer or specialist workshop.
Incorrect installation can lead to malfunctions affecting the complete electrical system of the
vehicle.
• If necessary use vehicle-specific ISO adapters for installing the car radio. These adapters can
be obtained from specialist workshops, dealers, or specialist departments of car equipment
warehouses.
• Install the unit in such a manner that no injury can be caused during heavy braking or other
driving situations.
• Note that the functioning of the car radio may be impaired if it
is installed at an angle of more than 30% from a level position.
• Ensure that the car radio is not exposed to excessive temperatures
(e.g. from direct sunlight or air from the in-car heating system),
dust, dirt, or excessive vibration.
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Preparation
• Before installation always remove the two transportation safety screws in the upper part
radio casing (recognisable by their red flags)!
• Now remove the mounting frame from the casing of the car radio.
Remove screws before
installing.
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ASSEMBLY
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General
The car radio can be fitted in any standard ISO slot for car radios. If you vehicle has no ISO
slot, please consult a specialist workshop, dealer, or a specialist department of a car
equipment warehouse.
Operating voltage
DC12V, negative earth connection
Fitting dimensions
178 x 165 x 60 cm (W x D x H)
• Insert the mounting frame in the ISO installation slot.
Output power
4 x 20 watts RMS
• Bend the flaps in the mounting frame with a screwdriver so that it is fixed firmly in place
in the installation slot (see diagram).
Fuses
0.5 amp (red); 15 amp (pink)
Dashboard
Flaps
RADIO
FM RADIO
Frequency range
87.5 – 108 MHz
IF
10.7 MHz
Sensitivity
4 µV
(Signal-to-noise ratio = 30 dB)
Stereo separation
> 25 dBu
AM RADIO
Installation frame
• Now connect the car radio's ISO block to the vehicle's
two ISO plugs.
LW RADIO
Frequency range
522 – 1620 kHz
Frequency range 144 – 288 kHz
IF
450 KHz
IF
450 KHz
(Signal-to-noise ratio = 20 dB)
(Signal-to-noise ratio = 30 dB)
• Push the car radio carefully into the slot until it fits securely.
Stereo separation
Stereo separation 38 dBu
While pushing the radio, take care to ensure that the cables are not damaged during the
process.
Frequency range 40 Hz – 18kHz
• Connect the vehicle's antenna cable to the radiobox's antenna plugs.
36 dBu
CD/MP3 PLAYER
• Press the RESET BUTTON (21) using the tip of a pen or another sharp object.
• Insert the control panel as described in the next section.
Please use the car radio's ISO block for installation. These adapters can be obtained from
specialist workshops, dealers, or specialist departments of car equipment warehouses.
If the ISO block is separated from the radio the warranty will become NULL AND VOID!
Insert the control panel
MPEG rate
64 – 320 k
MP3 Playback
ISO 9660/Joliet format
SUPPORTED CD FORMATS
Audio CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs
can all be played.
COMPACT
DIGITAL AUDIO
DIGITAL AUDIO
Recordable
DIGITAL AUDIO
ReWritable
Please note:
These days there are many non-standard CD recording and copy protection procedures in
use and a wide range of CD-R and CD-RW discs on the market. Therefore in individual cases
there may be read errors or delays. This does not mean the unit is faulty.
C-Tick compliant
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COMPACT
This device has been approved in accordance with Directive 72/245/EEC (last amended by
Directive 95/54/EC) on "Electromagnetic compatibility" (so-called e1 approval).
• First insert the left side of the control panel in a horizontal position
in the frame of the slot and then the right side.
• When both sides are resting within the frame,
press the control panel into the frame and ensure
that it is securely in place.
COMPACT
Control panel
022451
Subject to technical changes.
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PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SUGGESTIONS
The unit cannot be
switched on.
The ignition is not
switched on.
Activate the ignition by
turning the key.
One of the fuses
is faulty!
Replace the fuses.
There is already a
CD in the unit
Remove the CD from the unit.
The CD has been put in
the wrong way up.
Place the CD with the
label facing upwards.
The disk is dirty
defective.
Clean the CD or place
another CD in the unit.
The temperature in
the car is too high.
Wait until the ambient
temperature has stabilised.
Condensation!
Switch off the car radio
and then try again.
The volume is set
to minimum.
Adjust the volume to the
required level.
The cables are not
connected properly.
Check the cable connections.
Function buttons
The built-in
Press the RESET button (21).
do not work!
microcomputer
cannot function
owing to interference.
No sound!
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Removing the control panel
Troubleshooting
The CD cannot
be loaded or
taken out.
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• Press the OPEN button (1).
Tip it gently forwards and then pull out first the left and
then the right side.
Open
For protection, always keep the control panel in its case.
When the panel is not attached, the LED anti-theft protection light will flash on the unit.
Problems due to incorrect cable connections
In some vehicle models, the standard arrangement of the cables [4] and [7] in the ISO block
A (see below, "ARRANGEMENT OF THE ISO BLOCK") is exchanged at the factory.
If this is the case in your vehicle, certain functions may be impaired: stations may not be
stored properly, for example.
To solve this, the red cable switched plus and the pink cable (permanent plus) will need
to be reversed in the ISO block.
Arrangement of the iso block
BLOCK B – Speakers
BLOCK A – Electricity supply
1 – back right +
1-
2 – back right -
2-
B
1 3 5 7
2 4 6 8
A
1 3 5 7
2 4 6 8
3 – front right +
3-
4 – front right -
4 – Switched plus (permanent 12 V supply from main electrical
system)
The control panel is
not inserted properly.
Check that the control panel
is inserted correctly.
The installation angle
exceeds 30°.
Correct the installation angle!
5 – front left +
5 – Auto. antenna (also for external amplifiers, etc.)
6 – front left -
6-
The CD is very dirty
or faulty.
Clean the CD or place another CD
in the player.
7 – back right +
7 – Alternating plus (alternating 12 V voltage, via ignition)
Radio and/or the
automatic station
Self-burned CDs
do not play properly.
Check the self-burned CD in
in another player.
8 – back right -
8 – Earth/ground
memory do not
not correctly work.
The antenna cable is
connected.
Check the antenna cable for
correct position.
The transmission signals
are too weak.
Tune in the stations manually.
The steady plus cable
is not correctly
connected.
Check the cable connections.
For this, refer to the
"INSTALLATION" chapter.
The CD jumps
Station storage function
does not work.
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Operation
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Mp3-player (cont.)
ID3 TAG
Basic operation
SWITCHING ON/OFF
• Press the POWER button (11) to switch the car radio on or off.
This feature refers to a block of information stored on an MP3 CD lying "behind" the actual
music information on the MP3. Among other things, it includes the name of the artist, the
name of the track, the name of the album, the year it was released, the style of music, and
in some cases notes.
• Briefly touch the POWER button (11) to dim the level illumination on the display through
three levels.
The car radio can read this block of information and show it on the display (5). This is more
user-friendly than with an audio CD, where only the title (track) numbers are displayed.
VOLUME
When producing your MP3 CDs, please take care to ensure that you can input or modify the
ID3 tag for your MP3 CDs yourself using an ID3 tag editor available from specialist providers.
• Turn the volume control (4) to adjust the volume to the level required.
BASS/TREBLE/BALANCE/FADER
DISPLAYING ID3 TAGS
• By pressing the SEL button (3) you can display the bass, treble, balance and fader settings
and adjust them using the AUDIO (4) control.
LOUDNESS
• Hold down the BAND "LOUDNESS" button (8) to increase the bass level using the "Loudness"
function.
• Press the DSP button (12) and the applicable entry from the ID3 tag will be shown on the
Display (5). Each time the DSP button (12) is pressed, the display title will change as follows:
" TRACK " ARTIST " NAME OF ALBUM " YEAR OF RELEASE " NOTES
DISPLAY
• By pressing the DSP button (12), you can switch from one display setting to another.
MODE:
• By pressing the MODE button (19), you can switch between the radio and CD/MP3 functions.
EQ
• By pressing the EQ button (20) you can switch on the equaliser function and select from
CLASSIC, POP M, JAZZ, FLAT or DSP OFF sound effects. If FLAT is set, all equaliser settings are
set at zero (0). DSP OFF means that Digital Sound Processing (DSP) is switched on.
RESET
• To return the car radio settings to those set by the manufacturer, press the RESET button
(21).
SETTING THE TIME
Your car radio is fitted with an RDS controlled clock. The time is set automatically and will
still function even when the radio is switched off. If you are unable to receive an RDS signal,
you can adjust the time displayed manually.
• Press the DSP/0 button (12) to display the time.
• Hold down the DSP/0 button (12) for about 2 seconds to display the time. The time displayed
will flash on and off.
• Using the 8/< (22) button and the 9/> (6) button, you can now set the minutes and hours
respectively.
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Mp3 player
Radio functions
An MP3 CD will start to play automatically as soon as it is inserted in the player. Please refer
to "CD PLAYER OPERATION" for details of the button functions.
SELECT BAND
You can select the tracks and artists directly. The use of this function and other MP3-specific
functions will depend to some degree on the MP3 CD itself. Please bear this in mind when
producing this type of CD.
Press the BAND button (8) to switch between FM (F1, F2, F3), medium wave (MW) and long
wave (LW). You can store up to 6 stations in each band.
TUNING IN STATIONS
Press the TUNE/TRACK<<- (22) or TUNE/TRACK+>> (6) tuning buttons. You can switch to the
manual frequency selection mode by holding down one of these buttons.
TRACK SEARCH (NUMBERS)
• Press the OPEN button (18).
The display (5) will show [MP3T*
K
].
STORING STATIONS
Now enter the number using the number keys. Confirm your selection by pressing the BAND
"ENTER" button (8).
After the tuning function has located a station, keep one of the number buttons 1-6 (16)
held down for a few seconds. A beep will sound to indicate that the station has been stored.
ARTIST SEARCH (LETTERS)
FINDING STORED STATIONS
• Press the AMS button (18) twice. The display (5) will show [* ]. Now enter the number
using the number keys. Confirm your selection by pressing the BAND "ENTER" button (8).
By pressing a number button 1-6 (16) you can locate the stations you have stored.
• To limit the search you can also add the letters that come after the first letter. To do this,
after entering the first letter press the SEL (3) button and enter the next letter. Confirm your
selection by pressing the BAND "ENTER" button (8).
By pressing the AMS button (18) all stations that can be picked up will be stored in order.
TABLE FOR MP3 SEARCHES
Key
Action
STORING STATIONS AUTOMATICALLY (AMS)
REGIONAL PROGRAMME MODE
Some stations broadcast regional programmes. So that only these alternative frequencies
for the required regional programmes are selected, hold down the AF button (10) until you
hear a signal tone and the AF display starts to flash on and off. Now briefly press the Taste
AF (10) to select either REG ON or REG OFF. After a short time the display will change pack
and REG will be shown on the display.
AMS (18)
Select setting
BAND (8)
Confirm
1 (16)
A, B, C, 1
PTY (Program Type Code)
2 (16)
D, E, F, 2
To activate the menu, press the PTY button (9).
3 (16)
G, H, I, 3
You can now search for or select your preset stations by the following categories:
4 (16)
J, K, L, 4
" PTY MUSIC " PTY SPEECH " PTY OFF
5 (16)
M, N, O, 5 / 10 Next track down
6 (16)
P, Q, R, 6 / 10 Next track up
Type of music
Type of speech programmes
1
POP M
NEWS, AFFAIRS (current affairs),
INFO (information)
MODE (19)
S, T, U, 7
TUNE/TRACK <<- (22)
V, W, X, 8
TUNE/TRACK +>> (6)
Y, Z, 9
2
EASY M, LIGHT M
SPORT, EDUCATE, DRAMA
3
CLASSICS,
OTHER M (other music)
CULTURE, SCIENCE,
VARIED
4
JAZZ, COUNTRY
WEATHER , FINANCE ,
CHILDREN
5
NATION M, OLDIES
SOCIAL, RELIGION
6
FOLK M
TRAVEL , LEISURE, DOCUMENT
(documentary)
AUDIO (4)
Move between characters
DSP (12)
0, _, -, +
AUDIO (4) left, right
Scroll through all available letters and numbers
When producing your MP3 CDs please ensure that the tracks are listed either individually
or in folders. Never mix tracks and folders as this can lead to problems during playback and
especially when searching. All standard MP3 codings can be played by the unit.
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Please note that this information will depend on the region, the broadcaster and the station.
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Radio (cont.)
Radio (cont.)
TA ("TRAFFIC ANNOUNCEMENT")
Hold down the TA button (2) to switch this mode on or off.
When the TA function is active during CDs or MP3 playback, the unit will automatically switch
back to the radio mode. This can be interrupted by pressing the TA button again without
switching off the TA function.
RDS (RADIO DATA SYSTEM)
RDS is not a very popular feature in Australia. However, there are some Australian radio
stations that transmit RDS signals that could be received by your new Car CD Radio. Please
refer to the list below showing stations transmitting RDS signals. For further information on
RDS in Australia please refer to the following website: http://sutcliffetech.com.au/rdsinfo.html
RDS is a service provided by radio stations. In addition to traditional music and voice services
they also broadcast additional information in the form of encrypted digital signals and these
are analysed and displayed by the car radio.
Press the AF button (10) to switch the RDS mode on or off. On the display (5) you can now
see the programme name and other information (traffic information, the title of the track
currently being played, etc.).
The following different kinds of RDS services may be available:
• PI (Programme Identification Code):
The PI code is used by the radio to identify the station being received.
Cd player
INSERTING AND REMOVING CDS
• To insert a CD place it in the slot (24). The CD will now be played. The display (5) will show
[S-CDP].
• To take out the CD, open (1) the control panel, which will now pop open. Now press the
EJECT button (25). The CD will be ejected. The car radio will change back to RADIO mode.
• PS (Programme Service Name):
SKIPPING TRACKS
This service allows the station's name to be displayed.
• By pressing the TUNE/TRACK+>> (6) or TUNE/TRACK<<- (22) buttons, you can select the previous
or next track on the CD. The track number is shown on the display (5).
• AF (Alternative Frequencies):
The car radio automatically searches for an alternative frequency for the current station with
the strongest signal.
• TP/TA (Traffic Programme / Traffic Announcement):
Traffic information
• EON (Enhanced Other Network Information)
If there is a traffic announcement, then this enables the radio to switch to the radio station
broadcasting it even if you are currently listening to another station.
PAUSING CD PLAYBACK
• You can pause the CD by pressing the PAU button (13). Pressing the button again will restart
playback.
FAST FORWARD/REWIND
• By holding down the TUNE/TRACK+>> (6) or TUNE/TRACK<<- (22) buttons for a little longer,
you can "spool" forwards or backwards through the track being played.
PTY (Programme Type Code)
SCANNING ALL TRACKS
This code enables you to search for your selected type of programme, for example a sport
broadcast (see the table on page 9).
• Press the SCN button (14). The first 10 seconds (approx.) of every track will be played in order.
Further pressing of the button will change the playback mode back to normal.
REPEATING A TRACK
Please note that the information displayed will depend on the region, the broadcaster and
the station.
• Press the RPT button (15). The current track will be repeated. Further pressing of the button
will change the playback mode back to normal.
RANDOM PLAY OF ALL TRACKS
• Press the SHF button (17). The player will "shuffle" through the tracks, playing them in
random order. Pressing the button again will change the playback mode back to normal.
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