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DAB+/FM digital radio
Trademark of TEAC Corporation JAPAN
v1.5.2: DEC 2011
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Authorised Service Centres in Major Australian Cities
151 Arthur Street
Homebush West, NSW 2140
Unit 1, 320 Curtin Ave West
Eagle Farm, QLD 4009
South Australia
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Ridleyton, SA 5008
282 Normanby Road
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Western Australia
Unit 2, 50 Pilbara Street
Welshpool, WA 6106
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v1.5.2: DEC 2011
Our goods come w ith guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law . You are
entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably
foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail
to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
Warranty Terms & Conditions
TEAC warrants that this product is free from defects in material and workmanship under normal domestic use with
reasonable care and skill. Maintenance and cleaning (i.e. laser head) is not covered by this warranty. The TEAC
warranty only applies to TEAC products purchased, used and serviced in Australia.
The benefits to the consumer given by this Warranty are in addition to other rights and remedies of the consumer
under a law in relation to goods or services to which the warranty relates, being the Australian Consumer Law.
Refund or replacement via your retailer is available for a period of 14 days after purchase for goods that have been
inspected and determined to have a major failure. Refund and exchange is not applicable for change of mind.
Subject to the terms herein, this warranty effectively covers the equipment as specified in the Warranty Periods
Table below from the date of purchase.
LED/LCD TV 32” (80 cm) and above
All other TEAC products
1 Year (In-Home Service/ Pick up Available)*
1 Year (Carry-in Service)
In Home Service/Pick up* Service
This service will only be provided as part of this warranty if all the following conditions are met;
a) The product is indicated in the Warranty Period Table.
b) The product is within the warranty period.
c) The product is located within the normal service area of the local TEAC Authorised Service Centre.
If TEAC determines that the product is not repairable on site, TEAC can complete the repair by taking the product to
a TEAC Authorised Service Centre.
Carry-in Service
Where In-Home service/Pick up* is not available, the purchaser is required to send the product to the nearest TEAC
Authorised Service Centre for repair. In this event, proof of purchase is required to support a warranty claim. After
the repair, the product will be available for collection by or return to the purchaser at a fee upon request. TEAC inhome service can be made available at a fee upon request.
A 12-month replacement warranty is applicable to all Accessories such as Remote, Power Adaptors and Cables.
TEAC will ensure to the best of its abilities that all required parts are made available for any required service/repair.
TEAC Australia Pty Ltd and its Authorised Service Centres will use their best endeavours to complete product
repairs within a reasonable period based on available resources and workload during the time when service is
requested and performed.
Refurbished parts may be used to repair the product. In the case of a replacement, the product may be replaced,
with a refurbished unit of the same type or, if one is unavailable, a similar refurbished model with equal or better
features & specifications.
Please be advised that if the product presented for repair is capable of retaining user-generated data, the data may
be lost during servicing. Customers are strongly encouraged to back up all important information/data before
sending the product in for service/repair.
Service will be provided only during normal business hours and under safety conditions and circumstances. TEAC
and its authorised service agents can refuse any repair if safety, in relation to OH&S, becomes a concern to its staff
or authorised service agents’ personnel.
The warranty is void and warranty claims may be refused, subject to the Australian Consumer Law, if:
a) The product was not transported, installed, operated or maintained according to manufacturer instruction, or
b) The product was abused, damaged, tampered, altered or repaired by any unauthorised persons, or
c) Product failure is due to accidents during use, installation or transit, power surges, use of defective or
incompatible external devices, exposure to abnormal conditions such as excessive temperatures or humidity, or
entry of liquids, objects or creatures into the product.
No one is authorised to assume any liability on behalf of TEAC or impose any obligation on it, in connection with the
sale of any equipment other than as stated in this warranty and outlined above.
TEAC reserves the right to inspect and verify whether the product is exhibiting a major failure as claimed by
LCD dead pixel policy, please contact TEAC Customer Support Hotline on 1300 553 315 for assistance.
Safety Precautions
To achieve the utmost in enjoyment and performance, and in order to become familiar with its
features, please read this manual carefully before attempting to operate this product, this will
assure you years of trouble free performance and listening pleasure.
Important Notes
This safety and operating instruction should be retained for future reference.
The apparatus should not be exposed to dripping or splashing or placed in a humid
atmosphere such as a bathroom.
Do not install the product in the following areas:
o Places exposed to direct sunlight or close to radiators
o On top of other stereo equipment that radiate too much heat
o Blocking ventilation or in a dusty area
o Areas where there is constant vibration
o Humid or moist places.
Do not place near candles or other naked flames
Operate the product only as instructed in this manual
Before turning on the power for the first time, make sure the power adaptor is
properly connected.
For safety reasons, do not remove any covers or attempt to gain access to the inside of the
product. Refer any servicing to qualified personnel.
Do not attempt to remove any screws, or open the casing of the unit; there are no user
serviceable parts inside, refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Dangerous Voltages, that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to personsare present within this product’s enclosure.
The owner’s manual contains important operating and maintenance
instructions, for your safety, it is necessary to refer to the manual.
Note: This unit will become warm when used for a long period of time. This is normal and
does not indicate a problem with the unit.
Safety Information
Some Do’s and Don’ts on the Safe Use of Equipment
This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards
but, like any electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and
safety is to be assured.
DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
DO ensure that all electrical connections (including the mains plug, extension leads and interconnections between the pieces of equipment) are properly made and in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions. Switch off and unplug the power before making or changing
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of
your equipment.
DON’T remove any fixed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages.
Overheating will cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment.
DON’T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to dripping or splashing, or objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, to be placed on/near the equipment.
DON’T place hot objects or naked flame sources such as lighted candles or nightlights on, or
close to equipment. High temperatures can melt plastic and lead to fires.
DON’T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from the
requirements of traffic safety.
DON’T leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stated that
it is designed for unattended operation. Switch off using the switch on the equipment and
make sure that your family knows how to do this. Special arrangements may need to be made
for infirm or handicapped people.
DON’T continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about if it’s working normally
or if it’s damaged in any way. Switch it off, unplug the mains power and consult your dealer.
ESD Remark: In case of malfunction due to electrostatic discharge just reset the product
(reconnection of mains power maybe required) to resume normal operation.
Table of Contents
Safety Precautions ______________________________________________________ 2
Safety Information ______________________________________________________ 3
Package Contents _______________________________________________________ 5
Front Overview _____________________________________________________________ 6
Back Overview ______________________________________________________________ 7
DAB+ Mode ____________________________________________________________ 9
How to Turn on? ____________________________________________________________ 9
How to Change to another Station? ____________________________________________ 9
How to Prune? ______________________________________________________________ 9
How to Update Stations List?__________________________________________________ 9
How to View Station Information? ____________________________________________ 10
How to Set DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Value? ________________________________ 10
DAB+ Menu Tree ___________________________________________________________ 11
FM Mode _____________________________________________________________ 12
How to Tune to FM Mode? __________________________________________________ 12
How to Search Programs? ___________________________________________________ 12
How to Start Scan for available station? _______________________________________ 12
How to Change Audio Setting? _______________________________________________ 12
How to View Station Information? ____________________________________________ 12
FM Menu Tree _____________________________________________________________ 13
How to Set Station Presets (DAB+ and FM mode)? _______________________________ 13
How to Recall Preset station (DAB+ and FM mode)? _____________________________ 13
AUX IN Mode _________________________________________________________ 14
General Operation _____________________________________________________ 14
Set Sleep __________________________________________________________________ 14
Set Display Dimmer_________________________________________________________ 14
Set Time __________________________________________________________________ 15
Set Equaliser ______________________________________________________________ 15
Set Language ______________________________________________________________ 15
Factory Reset ______________________________________________________________ 15
SW version ________________________________________________________________ 15
Set Alarm _________________________________________________________________ 16
Specification __________________________________________________________ 17
Package Contents
Main unit
(To prolong your radio’s lifespan, please use the adapter we provided only.)
User manual
Front Overview
All mode
Press to turn on/off radio
When alarm sounds, press to turn alarm off
Power On – red indicator ‘OFF’, Power OFF – red indicator ‘ON’
Turning it to adjust volume level
Press to enter Equalizer settings
Press to enter relevant alarm settings
Press to enter main menu and select other menus
Rotate to browse menu options, press to confirm
(Note: From this chapters onwards, this knob will be referred
to as TUNING knob)
Press to access sleep settings
DAB+ and FM mode:
Press to display station and program information
When alarm sounds, press to postpone alarm.
Press to change front panel display brightness level.
DAB+ and FM mode:
Press and hold to activate store function,
Press to recall preset station.
Press to switch between DAB+, FM and AUX IN mode
Back Overview
Do not use any AC adaptors other than the one included with this unit
to avoid fire, electric shock, etc.
3.5mm AUX IN
Connect the provided AC/DC power adaptor (12V) to this socket,
and then connect the AC/DC adaptor plug to the AC wall outlet.
Be sure that only connect to an AC outlet that match the AC adaptor.
Extend the telescopic aerial to ensure best reception for DAB+ and
FM modes.
Connects to external audio device.
When connect the 3.5mm PHONES jack from your MP3 player, you
must adjust the volume of the MP3 player or you may not hear
sound from your R-5.
Turning up volume too high on your MP3 player may cause sound
distortion from your R-5. If this is the case, reduce the volume on the
MP3 player until the distortion stops and then adjust the volume level
on the R-5 to a comfortable listening level.
For private listening, insert your headphones' plug into this jack, and
adjust VOLUME knob.
By inserting a headphone jack will automatically mutes the built-in
Connecting the battery pack
The R-5DAB uses a Nickel-Metal-Hydride battery
pack stored in the battery compartment.
1. Loosen the two screws on the battery
compartment cover.
2. Remove the cover.
3. Connect the battery pack connector.
The battery pack’s connector is not connected to
prevent discharge when you purchase the unit.
Connect the battery pack before using the unit for
the first time.
Do not heat or disassemble rechargeable
batteries. Never dispose of old batteries by
throwing them into fire or open water.
The cycles of recharging the Nickel-Metal- Hydride
battery pack diminish the battery’s capacity. It is
called “Memory effect”. To prevent this, sometimes
the battery must be discharged before you
recharge it.
4. Replace the cover and tighten the screws.
Checking the battery icon
The battery icon state varies depending on the AC adaptor, battery pack, and power standby/on states.
When connected to AC adaptor and batteries
Not fully charged (charging)
Fully charged
icon blinking
icon blinking
No icon
No icon
When connected to AC adaptor only
icon blinking
No icon
When connected to batteries only
Not fully charged (charging)
Fully charged
icon shown
icon shown
No icon
No icon
DAB+ Mode
How to Turn on?
1. Place the unit on a flat stable surface and extend the telescopic aerial to ensure best
reception in both DAB+ and FM modes. Connect the power adaptor to the DC jack on the
rear of the unit, and press STANDBY to switch it on. A message -- ‘Welcome to Digital
Radio’ will be followed.
2. For initial use, it will automatically run a full scan and save all the detected stations into
memory. Once the scanning completed, the first station in its station list will be selected
for listening
Note: a. if no DAB+ signal is found in your area, relocate your
radio and perform another scan
How to Change to another Station?
1. While playing a DAB+ program, you can change to
another station by rotate TUNING knob to browse.
2. Press TUNING knob to confirm the program you
How to Prune?
Note: Pruning removes inactive stations from the station list
Press MENU à rotate TUNING knob to select ‘Prune’, press TUNING knob to confirm,
‘Prune? <No> Yes’.
2. Rotate TUNING knob to ‘Yes’, press TUNING knob to confirm.
How to Update Stations List?
Note: It’s recommended to do a full scan every now and then to add any new stations to the
station list
Press MENU àpress TUNING knob to select ‘Full scan’, the unit will scan all the DAB+
channels and add any new stations available to its station list.
How to View Station Information?
While playing a DAB+ program, press INFO repeatedly to display station information such as
station signal strength, program type, multiple name, program frequency, signal error rate,
time and date, etc
How to Start Manual Tune?
1. Press MENU à rotate TUNING knob to select < Manual tune >.
2. Press TUNING knob to confirm, the display will show the channel number and frequency
3. Rotate TUNING knob scroll through the channels and press TUNING knob to select
preferred radio channel.
Note: If there is a multiplex corresponding to this channel and frequency, then the display will show
a tuning meter with the signal strength and the multiplex name after a few seconds.
4. Press TUNING knob to exit this order.
How to Set DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Value?
The DRC makes quieter sounds easier to hear when your radio is used in a noisy
1. Press MENU, and then rotate TUNING knob to select < DRC >, press TUNING to confirm.
2. Rotate TUNING knob to browse options: off/low/high.
a. Set DRC to off means no compression;
b. Set DRC to low indicates little compression;
c. Set DRC to high shows maximum compression.
3. Press TUNING knob to confirm your preferred option.
DAB+ Menu Tree
FM Mode
How to Tune to FM Mode?
1. Press FUNCTION to switch from DAB+ Mode to ‘FM
How to Search Programs?
1. Once in FM mode, it will start at the beginning of the FM frequency range (87.50MHz).
Otherwise, it will play the last FM station you were listening to.
2. Manual Scan
Slowly rotate TUNING knob to change frequency by 0.05MHz per step.
3. Automatic Scan
Press TUNING knob.
How to Start Scan for available station?
1. By default, FM scans stop at any available station. This may result in a poor signal-tonoise ratio (hiss) from weak stations.
2. To change the scan settings to stop only at stations with good signal strength, press
MENU à < Scan setting > à ‘Strong stations only?’ press TUNING knob to
How to Change Audio Setting?
1. By default, all stereo stations are reproduced in stereo. For weak stations, this may
result in a poor signal-to-noise ratio (hiss).
2. To play weak stations in mono, press MENU à < Audio setting > à Forced mono,
press TUNING knob to confirm.
How to View Station Information?
Note: only available for DAB+ and FM mode.
While listening to a DAB+/FM program, you can view station information by pressing
INFO repeatedly. The information is displayed on the second line of the display.
FM Menu Tree
How to Set Station Presets (DAB+ and FM mode)?
Your radio can store 10 DAB+ and 10 FM station presets. To store the current station:
1. Press and hold PRESETS button, until it shows: ‘Preset Store <1: (Empty)>’.
2. Rotate TUNING knob to cycle through preset stations 1-10.
3. Once you have located your favourite preset position, press TUNING knob, it will show:
‘Preset # stored’ followed by specified preset number shows up.
Note: # stands for preset station numbers from 1 - 10
How to Recall Preset station (DAB+ and FM mode)?
To recall a preset station:
1. Press FUNCTION repeatedly to switch mode (DAB+/FM mode).
2. Press PRESET button to access to preset station list: ‘Preset Recall #’.
3. Rotate TUNING knob to locate 1 of your favourite 10 stations, press TUNING knob to
Note: This radio has an auxiliary input which can be used as an audio speaker system for
external audio device such MP3 or CD player.
1. Connect an external audio device to the AUX IN socket using a 3.5mm audio stereo cable
(not included).
2. Press FUNCTION repeatedly until ‘Auxiliary Input Mode’ is displayed.
To gain optimal volume levels, adjust the output volume level on both of the source
device and on radio itself is recommended.
Note: AUX IN allows for quick and easy connection to an MP3 player or other external audio
device sources.
General Operation
Set Sleep
Note: Your radio can be set to turn off after reaching a pre-define time.
1. Press SLEEP to enter ‘Set sleep time ------- sleep off’.
2. Rotate TUNING knob to select your desire sleep time: off/15/30/45/60/90 minutes
3. Press TUNING knob to confirm your sleep time.
Radio will turn off after reaching this pre-defined time.
To continue listening to your program, press
to power it on.
Set Display Dimmer
Note. Select the front panel display backlight level of to suit your preference
Press SNOOZE/DIMMER repeatedly to adjust dimmer, 4 Settings available: Maximum,
medium, low and off.
Set Time
Press MENUà ‘<Time>’,--- ‘Set 12/24 hour’.
Rotate TUNING knob to enter a range of time settings:
n <Set Time/Date>: Manually set-up both Time and Date
n <Auto update>: ‘Update from DAB’, ‘Update from FM’ and ‘No update’
n <Set date format>: DD-MM-YYYY’ and ‘MM-DD-YYYY’
n <Set 12/24 hour format>: ‘Set 24 hour’ and ‘Set 12 hour’
Set Equaliser
Note: Note: The sound system of your unit can be adjust to suit your personal listening taste by
setting the bass and treble levels.
Press TONE to enter Equalizer mode, rotate TUNING Knob to select Treble or Bass,
press TUNING Knob to confirm.
2. Set your personal preference for each configuration, each level ranges from +5 to -5.
Set Language
1. Press MENUà ‘Language’, rotate TUNING knob to confirm.
2. Rotate TUNING knob to select: ‘English’, ‘Frangais’, ‘Deutsch’ and ‘Italiano’.
3. When your desired language comes up, press TUNING knob to confirm.
Factory Reset
Note: Performing a factory reset will reset all settings including alarms and preset stations to return
its factory default settings.
1. Press MENUà ‘Factory Reset’à ‘Factory Reset? <No> Yes’.
2. Rotate TUNING knob to ‘Yes’, and then press TUNING knob to confirm.
SW version
1. Press MENU, rotate TUNING Knob to select ‘<SW version>’.
Press TUNING knob to confirm.
Set Alarm
Note: Ensure that time is set correctly before setting the Alarm.
1. Press ALARM1 to select ‘Alarm 1 Setup’, with alarm1 icon blinking.
2. Or press ALARM2 to select ‘Alarm 2 Setup’ mode, , Let’s take Alarm1 setup for example
3. Press TUNING Knob to enter ‘Alarm 1 Wizard’, follow the radio’s display instructions to
configure the following parameters:
On time: 06: 00 (alarm sounding time)
Source: Buzzer/DAB/FM
Alarm sounds frequency: Daily, Once, Weekends or weekdays
Alarm volume: turn TUNING knob to your favor alarm volume, and then press
TUNING knob to confirm, your radio will indicate ’Alarm saved’.
Repeat above 3 steps for Alarm 2 Setup settings
To Operate SNOOZE
When Alarm wake up, press SNOOZE/DIMMER to postpone alarm for 5 minutes, or
press SNOOZE/DIMMER repeatedly to select your desired snooze time.
While in SNOOZE function, your radio is in standby mode and continue to countdown,
During this time you can press STANDBY/ON to stop snooze, or press STANDBY/ON
again to have your radio play.
When radio reached SNOOZE time, it will be sound again.
To Turn Off Alarm
1. To turn alarm off temporarily, press STANDBY/ON.
2. To turn alarm off permanently, press corresponding alarm button: ALARM1 or
ALARM2, and then rotate TUNING knob to ‘ Alarm Off’, press TUNING knob to
confirm and it displays ‘Alarm saved’.
Volume Control
Adjust the radio volume by turning Volume knob.
DAB+, FM digital Radio
Frequency Ranges:
FM : 87.5-108MHz
Power Requirement
(AC adaptor):
100-240Vac, 50-60Hz
Speaker Type:
65 mm
Speaker Impedance:
6 ohms
Power Consumption :
8 W (at operation)
238mm x 120mm x 130mm
Net Weight :
1.2kg (including battery pack)
DAB+ : 174 –240MHz
Output DC 12V/1250mA
15 W (during the charge)
Note: Specification subject to change without notice.
Weight and dimensions are approximate
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