Cambridge Audio NP30 Portable Multimedia Player User Manual

Network Player
User’s manual
Your music + our passion
Introduction .................................................................................................2
Thank you for purchasing your Sonata NP30 Network Music Player. We are
confident that you will enjoy many years of listening pleasure from it. Like all
Cambridge Audio products the Sonata NP30 adheres to three core principles
– stunning performance, ease of use and incredible value.
Important safety instructions .....................................................................3
Wi-Fi information .........................................................................................4
Limited warranty..........................................................................................5
Rear panel connections..............................................................................6
Front panel controls ....................................................................................7
Remote control ............................................................................................8
Overview ......................................................................................................9
Getting connected.......................................................................................9
Operating the NP30..................................................................................10
Settings menu...........................................................................................13
UuVol Remote............................................................................................14
Technical specifications ...........................................................................15
The Sonata NP30 can access a wide range of audio from UPnP servers or local
media and directly from the internet such as from our own Uuvol Internet Radio
service or Streaming Services from other suppliers.
The free UuVol Radio service brings the best iRadio stations to your NP30
checked by us for reliability and sound quality with over 15,000 stations
currently available and more being added each day.
Our website allows you to suggest new stations, manage your
favourites and other settings for several UuVol enabled devices at once, find
out about new features and Streaming Services as we add them and more.
See for more details.
Streaming Services are services that come from partner suppliers. These
usually require a subscription from them with different services being available
in different countries.
In addition to pure internet content you can access your own locally stored
music from USB flash-disks or hard-drives and network connected UPnP
Various compressed formats are supported plus losslessly compressed and
uncompressed PCM/WAV up to 'better-than-CD' 24 bit content at 24/96 which
can be obtained from suitable download sites. Podcasts are also supported.
High quality components are used throughout including a WM8728 24 bit /
96kHz digital to analog converter (DAC) from renowned manufacturer Wolfson.
A proprietary audio buffering and re-clocking scheme re-constructs all
incoming audio clocks inside the NP30 with a set of precision oscillators
eliminating jitter and providing unprecedented sound quality.
The NP30 is largely a software based product and new features
and updates will be made available from time to time. See the
Upgrade Firmware section at the end of this manual for how to
check for and then automatically update your unit via the internet.
The process takes only a few minutes.
We would encourage you to check for any updates before using
your NP30 for the first time and then from time to time
Also please do check the support page for the NP30 at for details of any new
features, advice on compatibility with other products and audio
formats and the most recent copy of this manual.
Make sure you register your purchase.
The Sonata NP30 also features an environmentally friendly low power (<1w)
standby circuit.
We have also developed a free iPhone/iPod Touch application that allows full
wireless control of the NP30 (in conjunction with a Wi-Fi network).
Search for UuVol Remote on the Apple App Store or browse for
further details on this and other Apps and features as they become available.
Ultimate sound quality depends on the whole of your system, naturally we
particularly recommend speakers from the Cambridge Audio Sirocco range as
these have been designed to the same exacting standards as this product.
Your dealer can also supply excellent quality Cambridge Audio interconnects
to ensure your system realises its full potential.
Thanks for taking the time to read this manual; we do recommend you keep
it for future reference.
Matthew Bramble
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This guide is designed to make installing and using this product as easy
as possible. Information in this document has been carefully checked
for accuracy at the time of printing; however, Cambridge Audio’s policy
is one of continuous improvement, therefore design and specifications
are subject to change without prior notice.
This document contains proprietary information protected by copyright.
All rights are reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by any
mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior written
permission of the manufacturer. All trademarks and registered
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
© Copyright Cambridge Audio Ltd 2011.
Cambridge Audio and the Cambridge Audio logo are trademarks of
Cambridge Audio.
UuVol is a trademark of Audio Partnership Plc and is registered in the
European Community and other countries.
Other brands mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners and
are used for reference purposes only.
Cambridge Audio’s policy of continuous improvement means design
and specification may change without notice.
Cambridge Audio Technical Director
and the Sonata range development team
Important safety instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. 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 groundingtype 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
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where they exit from the
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use with only 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.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as the powersupply cord or plug having been 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.
For your own safety please read the following important safety instructions
carefully before attempting to connect this unit to the mains power supply.
They will also enable you to get the best performance from and prolong the life
of the unit:
The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of un-insulated 'dangerous voltage'
within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important operating and maintenance instructions in
the service literature relevant to this appliance.
The symbol on this product indicates that it is of CLASS II (double
insulated) construction.
WEEE symbol
The crossed-out wheeled bin is the European Union symbol for
indicating separate collection for electrical and electronic
equipment. This product contains electrical and electronic
equipment which should be reused, recycled or recovered and
should not be disposed of with unsorted regular waste. Please
return the unit or contact the authorised dealer from whom you purchased
this product for more information.
CE mark
This product complies with European Low Voltage (2006/95/EC),
Environmentally-friendly design of Energy-related Products (2009/125/EC)
Directives when used and installed according to this instruction manual. For
continued compliance only Cambridge Audio accessories should be used with
this product and servicing must be referred to qualified service personnel.
C-Tick mark
This product meets the Australian Communications Authority’s
Radio communications and EMC requirements.
Gost-R Mark
This product meets Russian electronic safety approvals.
– To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this unit to rain or
– Batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) shall not be exposed to
excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
The unit must be installed in a manner that makes disconnection of the mains
plug from the mains socket outlet (or appliance connector from the rear of the
unit) possible. Where the mains plug is used as the disconnect device, the
disconnect device shall remain readily operable. Only use the mains cord
supplied with this unit.
Please ensure there is ample ventilation (at least 10cm clearance all round).
Do not put any objects on top of this unit. Do not situate it on a rug or other
soft surface and do not obstruct any air inlets or outlet grilles. Do not cover the
ventilation grilles with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
This unit must not be used near water or exposed to dripping or splashing
water or other liquids. No objects filled with liquid, such as vases, shall be
placed on the unit.
Important safety instructions cont.
Wi-Fi information
FCC Statement
IMPORTANT – The unit will become hot when in use. Do not stack multiple
units on top of each other. Do not place in an enclosed area such as a
bookcase or in a cabinet without sufficient ventilation.
Ensure that small objects do not fall through any ventilation grille. If this
happens, switch off immediately, disconnect from the mains supply and
contact your dealer for advice.
Choose the installation location carefully. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight or
close to a source of heat. No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles,
should be placed on the unit. Also avoid locations subject to vibration and
excessive dust, cold or moisture. The unit can be used in a moderate climate.
This unit must be installed on a sturdy, level surface. Do not place in a sealed
area such as a bookcase or in a cabinet. Do not place the unit on an unstable
surface or shelf. The unit may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult as
well as serious damage to the product. Do not place other equipment on top
of the unit.
Due to stray magnetic fields, turntables or CRT TVs should not be located
nearby due to possible interference.
Electronic audio components have a running in period of around a week (if
used several hours per day). This will allow the new components to settle down
and the sonic properties will improve over this time.
Power sources
The unit should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power-supply to your home,
consult your product dealer or local power company.
This unit can be left in Standby mode when not in use and will draw <1W in
this state. To turn the unit off, switch off at the rear panel. If you do not intend
to use this unit for a long period of time, unplug it from the mains socket.
Do not overload wall outlets or extension cords as this can result in a risk of
fire or electric shock. Overloaded AC outlets, extension cords, frayed power
cords, damaged or cracked wire insulation and broken plugs are dangerous.
They may result in a shock or fire hazard.
Be sure to insert each power cord securely. To prevent hum and noise, do not
bundle the interconnect leads with the power cord or speaker leads.
To clean the unit, wipe its case with a dry, lint-free cloth. Do not use any
cleaning fluids containing alcohol, ammonia or abrasives. Do not spray an
aerosol at or near the unit.
Battery disposal
Batteries may contain substances harmful to the environment. Please dispose
of any discharged batteries with due consideration and in accordance with
local environmental/electronic recycling guidelines.
These units are not user serviceable. Never attempt to repair, disassemble or
reconstruct the unit if there seems to be a problem. A serious electric shock
could result if this precautionary measure is ignored. In the event of a problem
or failure, please contact your dealer.
We, Cambridge Audio, of Gallery Court, Hankey Place, London SE1 4BB,
declare under our sole responsibility that this device,
Sonata NP30 with Wi-Fi module
to which this declaration relates, complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation.
The device shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human
contact during normal operation is minimized.
When connecting an external antenna to the device, the antenna shall be
placed in such a manner to minimize the potential for human contact during
normal operation. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Federal Communications Commission Notice
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 and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment to 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.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated
with a minimum distance of 20cm between the radiator and your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
2 .4GHz operation of this product in the USA is firmware-limited to channels 1
through 11.
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications to
this device that are not expressly approved by Cambridge Audio, may void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Canada-Industry Canada (IC)
The wireless radio of this device complies with RSS 210 Industry Canada. This
Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions:
1) this device may not cause interference, and
2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
IC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with Canada radiation exposure limits set forth for
uncontrolled environments. This equipment should be installed and operated
with a minimum distance of 20cm between the radiator and your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B conforme á la norme NMB-003 du
Europe-European Union Notice
Radio products with the CE 0889 or CE alert marking comply with the R&TTE
Directive (1995/5/EC) issued by the Commission of the European Community.
Compliance with this directive implies conformity to the following European
• EN 60950-1 – Product Safety.
• EN 300 328 – Technical requirement for radio equipment.
• EN 301 489 – General EMC requirements for radio equipment.
To determine the type of transmitter, check the identification label on your
Cambridge Audio product.
Products with the CE marking comply with European Low Voltage
(2006/95/EC), Electromagnetic Compatibility (2004/108/EC) and
Environmentally-friendly design of Energy-related Products (2009/125/EC)
Directives issued by the Commission of the European Community. Compliance
with these directives implies conformity to the following European Norms.
• EN 55022 – Electromagnetic Interference.
• EN 55024 – Electromagnetic Immunity.
• EN 61000-3-2 – Power Line Harmonics.
• EN 61000-3-3 – Power Line Flicker.
• EN 60950-1 – Product Safety Products that contain the radio transmitter are
labeled with CE 0889 or CE alert marking and may also carry the CE logo.
• EN 62301:2005 - Household electrical appliances. Measurement of standby
• 1275/2008 - Implementing EuP Directive for Standby Power Consumption.
Cambridge Audio warrants this product to be free from defects in materials
and workmanship (subject to the terms set forth below). Cambridge Audio will
repair or replace (at Cambridge Audio’s option) this product or any defective
parts in this product. Warranty periods may vary from country to country. If in
doubt consult your dealer and ensure that you retain proof of purchase.
To obtain warranty service, please contact the Cambridge Audio authorised
dealer from which you purchased this product. If your dealer is not equipped
to perform the repair of your Cambridge Audio product, it can be returned by
your dealer to Cambridge Audio or an authorised Cambridge Audio service
agent. You will need to ship this product in either its original packaging or
packaging affording an equal degree of protection.
Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice, which is
evidence that this product is within the warranty period, must be presented to
obtain warranty service.
This Warranty is invalid if (a) the factory-applied serial number has been altered
or removed from this product or (b) this product was not purchased from a
Cambridge Audio authorised dealer. You may call Cambridge Audio or your
local country Cambridge Audio distributor to confirm that you have an
unaltered serial number and/or you made a purchase from a Cambridge Audio
authorised dealer.
This Warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of God,
accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or modification of, or to
any part of, the product. This Warranty does not cover damage due to improper
operation, maintenance or installation, or attempted repair by anyone other
than Cambridge Audio or a Cambridge Audio dealer, or authorised service
agent which is authorised to do Cambridge Audio warranty work. Any
unauthorised repairs will void this Warranty. This Warranty does not cover
products sold AS IS or WITH ALL FAULTS.
Some countries and US states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages or implied warranties so the above
exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may have other statutory rights, which vary from state to state or
country to country.
For any service, in or out of warranty, please contact your dealer.
Plug Fitting Instructions (UK only)
The cord supplied with this appliance is factory fitted with a UK mains plug
fitted with a 3 amp fuse inside. If it is necessary to change the fuse, it is
important that a 3 amp one is used. If the plug needs to be changed because
it is not suitable for your socket, or becomes damaged, it should be cut off
and an appropriate plug fitted following the wiring instructions below. The plug
must then be disposed of safely, as insertion into a mains socket is likely to
cause an electrical hazard. Should it be necessary to fit a 3-pin BS mains plug
to the power cord the wires should be fitted as shown in this diagram. The
colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond
with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug. Connect
them as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with
the letter 'N' or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be
connected to the terminal which is marked with
the letter 'L' or coloured RED.
The wire which is coloured GREEN/YELLOW
must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter 'E' or coloured GREEN.
If a standard 13 amp (BS 1363) plug is used, a 5 amp fuse must be fitted, or
if any other type of plug is used a 5 amp fuse must be fitted, either in the plug
or adaptor, or on the distribution board.
Limited warranty
Rear panel connections
Designed and engineered in London, England
Sonata NP30
Trigger In
Digital Outputs
Audio Out
For local media
Network Player
Power AC
Tip +ve
Power Rating: 100-240V AC ~ 50/60Hz
Rated Power Consumption: 21W
1 Power On/Off
Switches the unit on or off.
2 AC power socket
Once you have completed all connections to the amplifier, plug the AC power
cable into an appropriate mains socket and turn the unit on. Your unit is now
ready for use.
3 Wireless antenna
Should be in the upright position as shown. Allows connection to 802.11b/g
or n networks (2.4 GHz will only be used for n networks).
Use to connect a USB storage device or another portable device that is USB
HD/flashdisk compatible containing music files. 500mA maximum current
5 Trigger In
The Sonata NP30 can be turned on and off (i.e. brought in and out of Standby
mode) by a trigger voltage connected to the Trigger In. A transition from or to
5-12 DC will turn the Sonata NP30 on. Another transition from or to 5-12 DC
will put the Sonata NP30 into Standby mode. The matching Sonata AR30 or
DR30+ receivers’ feature a trigger output suitable for this purpose which
allows the Sonata NP30 to be automatically powered up when Aux is selected
on the Sonata AR30/DR30+.
6 Ethernet
Ethernet port for connecting to a 10/100BASE-T local area network (LAN).
7 Digital Outputs
S/P DIF co-axial digital output – For output to a separate DAC, such as
Cambridge Audio DacMagic*. To obtain best results, use a high quality 75ohm
digital RCA interconnect cable (not one designed for normal audio use).
TOSLINK Optical digital output – For output to a separate DAC*. Use a high
quality TOSLINK fibre optic interconnect cable.
Note: To obtain the best results from your system we recommend using only
high quality Cambridge Audio interconnects. This will ensure that you hear
your system as we designed it. Please ask you dealer for details.
* For more information, see the DacMagic page on the Cambridge Audio website:
8 Audio output
Use good quality inter-connect cables from these sockets to any line level input
on your amplifier (Aux, CD, Tape, etc.).
For the matching Sonata AR30/DR30 receivers, always use the Aux input as
this corresponds to the NP button on the NP30 remote control.
Front panel controls
Use to connect a USB storage device or another portable device containing
music files. 500mA maximum current consumption.
2 Standby/On
When powering up from standby the Standby/On LED will flash approximately
once a second as the unit boots up , the display will initially be blank before
'Starting…' appears. Note the startup sequence can take approximately 30
seconds to complete.
3 Infrared sensor
Receive IR commands from the supplied remote control. A clear unobstructed
line of sight between the remote control and the sensor is required.
Press to access the Memory features for preset recall and storage.
The Sonata NP30 can store up to 20 Presets which can be Internet Radio
stations, Streams from Streaming Services or your own choice of Internet
Radio URL. See later section.
This is the reply/interactive button. Press when listening to an Internet Radio
station or Streaming Service that has some form of interaction with the user.
This function will bring up an interactive menu (where available). This feature
is commonly used allow indication that you like or don’t like the current stream
so the service can tailor the music served to your personal taste.
Plays and pauses playback.
Press during playback to stop or press in various menus to delete the present
8 Display
Displays the status of the unit.
Go directly to the top Home Menu.
Press to return to the previous menu.
Press once to skip forwards or backwards one track.
12 Navigation/Select (rotary dial)
Rotate to navigate around the menus. Pressing the rotary dial in will activate
the 'Select' function to accept the item/function shown on the display.
For Media playback (UPnP or Local) this button will toggle between the 'Now
Playing' display and the current media browsing display.
Remote control
The default mode for the remote allows combined control
of the NP30 and Cambridge Audio Azur range amplifiers.
Press once to start media playback. Press and hold to
pause media playback.
The remote can be set to control the Cambridge Audio
Sonata range receivers (AR30/DR30) or Cambridge Audio
A/V Receivers instead. See later section on this page.
Press to turn the random/shuffle playback function on
and off.
Switches the NP30 between On and low power ecofriendly Standby mode.
Press to turn repeat playback function (media play back
only) on and off.
Note: The NP30 takes approximately 30 seconds to come
out of Standby, during this time the front panel
Standby/On LED will flash but nothing will be shown on
the display.
Changing the remote control functions
0-9 numeric buttons
Press to recall stored presets.
-/-- Numerical select
To recall a preset number greater than ten, press -/-followed by the required preset number.
Press to access the Memory features for preset recall and
The Sonata NP30 can store up to 20 Presets which can
be Internet Radio stations, Streams from Streaming
Services or your own choice of Internet Radio URL. See
later section.
When in AR30/DR30 mode, note the remote switches
functions depending on which source (NP, CD, DVD etc.)
you select via the remote only.
To control the NP30 in this mode, first press the NP button
on the remote (which also selects the NP source).
Go directly to the top Home Menu.
Press to return to the previous menu.
 Navigation
When in AR30/DR30 tuner mode, press to step through
the preset stations.
Note: If browsing through DAB stations, press Select to
immediately tune to the current station (DR30+ only).
This is the reply/interactive button. Press when listening
to an Internet Radio station or Streaming Service that has
some form of interaction with the user. This function will
bring up an interactive menu (where available). This
feature is commonly used allow indication that you like
or don’t like the current stream so the service can tailor
the music served to your personal taste.
For Media Play back (UPnP or Local) this button will toggle
between the 'Now Playing' display and the current media
browsing display.
i (info)
Changes the display to show information about the
currently playing track.
Press once to skip forwards or backwards one track.
Press once to stop media playback. Also used to delete
items where appropriate (press and hold).
To control other functions of an AR30 or DR30+, their
built-in tuners and DD30 dock for iPod or a DV30, first
press the required source (e.g. MP3 for iPod, DVD for
DV30, etc.) to select the right mode.
The following buttons control the function of
Cambridge Audio Amplifiers/Receivers.
Press to navigate around the NP30’s menus.
Press to accept the item/function highlighted in the
display menu, or while navigating your iPod. In tuner
mode, press and hold to store the current station in the
preset bank.
To change the remote to control the NP30 and Cambridge
Audio A/V Receivers remove the batteries and wait 3
minutes, now press and hold down the CD button whilst
re-inserting the batteries.
To return the remote to controlling the NP30 and
Cambridge Audio Azur amplifiers remove the batteries
and wait 3 minutes, now re-insert the batteries without
holding down any buttons.
When in AR30/DR30 iPod (MP3) mode press to browse
your iPod’s contents.
To change the remote to control the NP30 and Cambridge
Audio Sonata range receivers (AR30/DR30) remove the
batteries and wait 3 minutes, now press and hold down
the NP button whilst re-inserting the batteries.
Increases or decreases the volume. It is also used to
change the value of selected menu settings of the
Mutes the audio. Press again to cancel mute.
Source buttons (NP, CD, BD/DVD, Tuner, MP3)
Press the relevant source button to select desired input
Press for Tone/Balance adjustment, using the Volume
The following buttons control the functions of
a matching AR30/DR30 2.1 Receiver only.
Press once to enter the Alarm menu. Press and hold to
enter the Sleep menu.
Switches the display brightness between bright and dim.
Getting connected
The NP30 is able to receive and play back media from several distinct types
of source. Here we have attempted to give an overview of the various types of
service available and the terminology you may encounter.
Basic connections
UuVol/UuVol Radio
UuVol is Cambridge Audio’s evolving platform for streaming
client devices.
It incorporates amongst other things UuVol Radio our Internet Radio service
checked for broadcast reliability and quality and our website/portal.
The portal aspect of our website is the mechanism that allows transparent
connection (and update) of all UuVol enabled units to the various services.
The website is our visible presence at which amongst other
things allows you to also browse and play back the same stations from an
internet connected PC and manage your presets and other preferences for
your UuVol client products.
You can also add stations to your units that are currently not in the UuVol
database, suggest new stations to us and more. There are also links and help
for setting up third-party Streaming Services from a wide variety of other
suppliers. Other UuVol features will be launched in the future, check the
website from time to time to see the latest developments.
Streaming Services
Streaming Services are similar to Internet Radio but come from
other suppliers and often have an element of interaction with the
user. Because Streaming Services generally allow the user some choice over
the content they listen to, they are also licensed differently to iRadio by the
music companies and often each service only has arrangements in certain
countries and may also charge a subscription for membership.
Examples of such services are Last.FM, Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster and
others. All allow some control of the content from 'play me something that
sounds like U2' to the ability to select and play whole albums of your choice.
Some also offer the ability to download content for use off-line as well.
The NP30 supports many of these services, navigate to Streaming Services on
the unit for a list or even better check out our portal at for more
details of which services are available in your area, what they do and how to
sign up. These services come from third parties and although we support
connections to them they do not come from us and we are not responsible for
their service in any way. Your account will be with the service, we are merely
acting as a portal to make the connection simpler and more convenient plus
we support the correct software on our unit to allow playback and browsing of
their content.
Network Media
The NP30 supports a wide range of compressed formats; MP3,
AAC, WMA and Ogg Vorbis CODEC types are all supported, plus
for true audiophile use it also supports either uncompressed
PCM (in a WAV container) or losslessly compressed FLAC, both can contain
from 16 bits 44.1kHz from CDs right up to 24 bit / 96kHz for better than CD
quality from suitable download sites.
Note: For this to work your server will also need to support the CODEC you wish
to play as some have limitations and may not serve FLAC for instance. Always
check that the server you wish to use also supports your favoured CODECs.
Sonata AR30/DR30+
Network connections
Before you can use your NP30 for iRadio/Streaming you must have the following:
• A broadband internet connection (such as ADSL) to a suitable internet
service provider (ISP).
• A network connection either wirelessly via 802.11b/g or n Wi-Fi or wired
Ethernet connection (10 or 100 M bits/sec via an RJ45 connection).
Note: If you wish to play 24/48 or 24/96 content from a UPnP server, a wired
Ethernet connection will be required as the high data rate of these files is
beyond most Wi-Fi networks capability.
In many cases the broadband modem, router and wireless access point will be
a single combined unit supplied by your Internet Service Provider or bought
from a computer store.
If your wireless network is configured to use Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or WiFi Protected Access (WPA) data encryption then you will need to know your WEP
or WPA key so you can get the NP30 to communicate with the network.
Before you continue, make sure that your wireless access point or router is
powered up and working with your broadband internet service (use your
computer to verify this). To get this part of the system working you must read
the instructions supplied with the wireless access point or router.
The NP30 can be configured to connect to a Wired or Wireless network or has
a (default) Auto setting. In Auto the NP30 looks for a each connection type
and selects whichever is present. You can also force the unit to one or the
other connection type, see later Settings section.
Connecting to a wired network
Plug one end of a network cable (Category 5/5E straight through Ethernet
cable) into the LAN port on the back of the unit.
Also for lossless/uncompressed formats both the server and network
connection will need to sustain the high bitrate necessary.
Note: It is not recommended to use Wi-Fi connections for content above 16 bits
44.1/48kHz if lossless/uncompressed.
Local Media
The NP30 also supports local media from USB Flash-disks or USB hard-drives
and has two USB1.1 ports for this purpose. Here the NP30 simply browses
the folders present on the media attached and displays them. Only content
that the NP30 can play will be shown. This feature is provided for convenient
access to temporary storage devices.
It is however highly recommended that UPnP is used for continued use of
stored media as the UPnP system is able to support album art, sophisticated
content browsing and filtering and other features not possible with simple
folder browsing.
Note: Currently only the FAT32 file system is supported.
Podcasts are archived audio recordings downloadable over the
internet. Often podcasts are recordings of previous live broadcasts
or episodic content.
The NP30 supports various third party podcast services, navigate to Podcasts
on the unit for the list available in your area. In addition the NP30 supports
your own personal choice of podcasts where you know its URL (weblink) via the
UuVol portal, see later section.
Ethernet cable
Broadband Router/Modem
Note: Only connect the LAN port of the player to an Ethernet port that supports
10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX. Connecting to any other ports or jacks, such as a
phone jack, can damage the unit
The NP30 should automatically connect to your network as below via DHCP;
this means it will be given an IP address by your router automatically.
Getting connected cont.
Operating the NP30
Connecting to a wireless network
The NP30 home menu consists of 5 items:
Place the NP30 in range of your wireless network (usually 10-30m of a suitable
wireless transmitter, although this is affected by walls and the construction of
your building) and turn it on, via the back panel switch and then on the front
UuVol Radio
Streaming Services
These allow acess to the four basic types of media choice plus a Settings menu
for the unit.
You can return to this menu at any time by pressing the
Simply scroll through the items with the scroll wheel or navigator buttons on
the remote control and press in the scroll wheel or use the select button on the
remote to select the item you want.
Uuvol Radio
The UuVol Radio service brings thousands of internet radio stations to you.
The sheer choice available on the internet allows you to find new music, listen
to stations in your native language (or perhaps if you are learning another
one), from your home town or by your Genre of choice.
10-30m distance
Wireless broadband
The NP30 will automatically connect and obtain an IP address from your
wireless network. For advanced users, if you would like to give your NP30 a
static IP address, then see the 'Network config' section of the manual.
Note: If you make a mistake at any point, you can always press the
to go back to the previous screen.
The unit will now scan for all available wireless networks and will display
“Scanning”. If it can’t find one then the display will say: “No Wireless Networks
Found”. If this happens then you need to either move the NP30 nearer your
wireless access point or investigate if there is an issue with your wireless network.
It has to be said that the audio quality of internet radio varies greatly
dependant on the bitrate and compression technology used by the
broadcaster, but the choice more than makes up for this. UuVol Radio allows
you to explore and find new music from all over the world.
Note: As an 'aggregator' service we are simply organising the browsing and
connection process for these stations so that you don’t have to manually
search for them or type in any URLs (web links) etc to access them. Whilst we
regularly check the stations to make sure they are still transmitting reliably
and in reasonable quality we are not responsible for their content in any way.
As well as the thousands of stations we offer if you want to listen to a particular
station that is not included in our service you can add it via UuVol portal at, see later section. You can also visit the portal on the
web and put in a request suggesting new stations for us to add to the service.
We welcome your feedback.
It is not necessary to register your NP30 to use the free UuVol service but by
registering you will be able to edit settings on your NP30 via your own portal
on our website, manage your presets, set up new 3rd party Streaming Services
and more.
How to use Uuvol Radio
When the NP30 finds your wireless network, it displays the broadcast name
(ESSID) for the access point – this is a name allocated to the access point by
whoever set up the network, it may either be a default name for your
router/wireless or may be a more familiar name such as “Johns Wi-Fi” etc. If
your NP30 finds more than one wireless network you can simply choose which
one you want to connect to. Turn the rotary dial to see the ESSID for each
wireless network.
When the ESSID for the wireless network you want to connect to is displayed
on the screen, press the SELECT button. If your network is not configured with
an encryption code, the screen should say “Connecting to network” then
“Network OK”.
Press the
button to return to the top-level menu.
Select UuVol Radio from the list using the rotary dial then press the rotary dial
to select it. The NP30 displays the following submenus.
UuVol Radio
You can now turn the rotary dial to choose from Location, Genre or Search.
If the screen displays either “Enter WEP key” or “Enter WPA key”, then the
network is using one of the supported encryption systems: Wired Equivalent
Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). You now need to enter your
correct WEP or WPA code. The person who set up the wireless network in the
first place will know what this code is (or be able to reset it to a new known
code); if that person is not you, then you need to find out what it is.
After 3 seconds, the display goes into the code entry mode. To enter the code,
use the rotary dial to select each character of the code in turn, pressing the
SELECT button after entering each character.
Note: The WEP and WPA codes are case sensitive, so you must enter them exactly.
After entering the final character, use the rotary dial to select the
and press the SELECT button. It’s a little fiddly but you will only need to do this
once. The NP30 will remember this code and use it automatically from now on.
The unit should now be able to connect to the network.
Location – Enables you to choose from the stations in any of the countries which
you choose from a list.
Genre – Enables you to choose radio stations according to their declared
content, for example Classic Rock, Sport, News, etc.
Search– Enables you to search for a station you know the name of. Enter the
full name or first part of the name for your desired station. The NP30 will bring
up a list of all stations that contain a word that starts with your search term.
Note: Although we check the stations for continuity of service, some radio
stations do not broadcast 24 hours per day, and some stations may not always
be on-line.
Registering your NP30 with the UuVol portal on the web
After creating and logging into your new account, you can now add your NP30
to your account by accessing the 'My Products' link. Follow the instructions, you
will need to enter your NP30s seven digit registration code, which can be found
in the 'Settings > Register' menu of the NP30 itself.
UPnP servers
To access extra features on your NP30 such as editing and copying presets first
you will need to set up an account on UuVol. Open from an
Internet browser. Click on the 'Register' link and follow the on-screen
instructions to register an account. .
This is a unique code generated by the unit during the registration process.
UPnP Servers
Local Media
UPnP is by far the preferred method as it allows for browsing by artist, album
and other methods, has support for control from Wi-Fi controller and the media
can be shared amongst several devices.
Note the key lasts for about 10 minutes, if you don’t use it in that time you will
need to exit and re-enter this menu to get a new key.
Your NP30 is now registered and you can use the portal to manage your
presets, Podcasts and more. You can also suggest new stations to us, setup
3rd party Streaming Services and view information from us on new products.
Note: You can register as many products as you like and manage the presets
etc. across several products which could be in different parts of the world all
seamlessly from your UuVol portal.
Streaming Services
Your NP30 can connect with Computers or Network Attached Storage devices
that feature a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) AV Server.
When using a UPnP server to share your media, the search and selection
criteria are determined by the server and not the NP30, but typically include
Album, Artist and additional options such as Genre.
As long as the NP30 is correctly configured for your Network it will
automatically discover and connect to UPnP servers it finds when you go into
the UPnP playback menu. It will then allow navigation of the menu structure
coming from that server.
The NP30 supports a range of streaming services from other suppliers that
often have an element of interaction with the user. The NP30 displays the
following submenus.
Streaming Services
Note: The services available vary depending on your geographical location.
Because Streaming Services generally allow the user some choice over the
content they listen to they are licensed differently to iRadio by the music
companies and often each service only has arrangements is certain countries.
They may also charge a subscription for membership.
Examples of such services are Last.FM, Pandora, Rhapsody, Live365,
Mp3Tunes and others.
There are many suitable UPnP server software packages available for PC and
Mac. Stand-alone servers and Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices with
built in UPnP server capabilities are also available. Please see the set-up
guides on our website at
Once you have setup a suitable server, navigate to the Media/UPnP Servers
menu within the NP30 and press Select.
The NP30 will perform a scan of your network and report any UPnP Servers it
finds. If none are found it will display "No Servers Found" on the display. If a
server or servers are found their names will be displayed and you can select
which one you’d like to get content from.
Select the server you want and the NP30 will then load the appropriate menu
structure from that sever. These typically allow you browse your content by
Album, Artist, Genre etc.It is important to understand that the menu structure
here is coming from the Server not the NP30.
You can now browse and select any music content in a format the NP30
supports (currently AAC, MP3, WMA, AIFF, FLAC, WAV and Ogg Vorbis).
Note not all servers support serving of all these formats. Always make sure the
server you choose also supports your formats of choice.
When you enter this menu the ones that are available to you in your country
will be shown. Those that are free to use or have a free to use version will work
'straight out of the box' Others will guide you to the relevant sign up page,
should you so wish.
For more details on what these services offer please go to our
website, links to each service can also be found here.
Also via the portal you can prevent services appearing in this menu that you
do not wish to sign up to.
The NP30 can access media from UPnP Servers or local media connected via
USB. The NP30 displays the following submenus:
Operating the NP30 cont.
Alphameric Search
Accessed via the remote only. Press the
button to toggle Repeat On or Off.
If the currently selected media item is a track the NP30 will repeat that track,
if it is an album or artist etc. the NP30 will repeat all tracks in that item.
The NP30 displays a
in the 'Now Playing' screen when Repeat is On.
This is a search function menu inserted by the NP30 into the browse tree of
UPnP servers that support an external search function.
Where available you can select Alphameric search and then enter the name
or partial name of an album or track you wish to find.
Simply select each character in order using the Navigation/Select dial, rotate
to each character and then press in to select. You can also use the Skip
buttons to move forward/back a character,
to enter a character and
to delete a character.
Once finished either press the button or navigate to the symbol and press
the Enter button on the remote or press the Navigation/Select dial.
Local Media
The NP30 can also playback audio content from standard USB hard-drives
and thumb drives. Simply copy your media files onto your USB drive and then
connect it to the front or back USB socket of the unit.
The NP30 then displays all Album names or Track names it can find that
matches your chosen text.
You can then simply select your chosen item and press the Enter or
button on the remote to start it playing.
The 'Now Playing' screen
Selecting a new Station, Stream or Media item will start playback and display
the 'Now Playing' screen.
The current Artist/Album and Track or Station name will be shown with the
relevant CODEC details (i.e. audio file type and bitrate/samplerate.)
For Media files the NP30 also shows the incremental track playback time.
Press the
button to get to the top menu. Select the 'Media' menu and
then the 'Local Media' item.
The NP30 will now scan the thumb drive for media files. Once the scan is
completed, you will then be able to browse the files by selecting 'By Album' or
'By Artist'.
The NP30 features a queue function that allows you to select multiple albums
and/or tracks you’d like to be played in order.
You can also display the now playing screen at any time by pressing i on the
remote control.
Accessed via the remote only. Press the
The NP30 displays a
When in the UPnP or Local Media selection menus, if you highlight a track/artist
or album name etc and press and hold the Navigation/Select dial (or Enter on
the remote handset), the NP30 will add the current item to the Queue. If it is
the first item to be queued playback will start. If it is an additional item 'Added
to queue' will be displayed and that item will be appended to the queue.
button to toggle Shuffle On or Off.
in the 'Now Playing' screen when Shuffle is On.
All component parts of that media item will be added, if the item is a track
then only that track will be added but if the item is an album or an artist then
all that albums or artists tracks will be added.
If the currently selected media item/folder contains fewer than 1000 tracks
the NP30 generates a true random shuffle of those tracks and starts playback
such that all are played once in a random order and then playback stops.
To view the Queue simply navigate back to Queue item in the Media menu or
press the Reply button whilst a queue is playing. Tracks that are a component
part of a media item will be shown indented by a below their parent media
item as below.
If more than 1000 tracks are contained the NP30 will instead pick a track at
random for playback then pick another one randomly (and without reference
to what has gone before) once the current one has finished.
This continues until Shuffle is turned Off. Thus for >1000 tracks the playback
of any track may be repeated randomly.
The displayed menu shows the queued content for playback, you can navigate
to any item and select it (via Enter or
) to jump to playing that item.
can also be used to delete items from the Queue. The currently playing item
will have a next to it.
At the bottom of the Queue a Clear Queue command is available for deleting
the whole queue.
in the 'Now Playing' screen.
Pressing stop will stop the Queue playing but not delete it. Putting the NP30
into standby will delete the Queue.
To view the Queue at any time simply navigate back to Queue item in the Media
menu or press the
button whilst a queue is playing.
The NP30 also supports various playlist formats. For permanent storage of
favourite media selections it is recommended to use suitable software to
create playlists.
These can then be accessed by the NP30 from Local Media or UPnP servers
that support Playlist serving.
During Queue play back the NP30 displays a
The NP30 supports 20 presets. These can be UuVol Radio stations or streams
from most Streaming Services. UPnP/Local media cannot be set as a preset..
To add a station/stream to a preset first select that stream for playback in the
normal way. Now press the
button this will bring up the presets menu.
Select the preset location you require and press and hold in the
Navigation/Select dial to save the current station/stream to that preset.
Recalling presets is done simply by pressing the
button and selecting the
preset you want with a brief push of the Navigation/Select dial.
Note: The NP30 loads the presets for display from our UuVol servers over the
internet, thus they can take a few seconds to appear.
The podcast services in your area will be shown.
These typically allow you to choose different types of podcast by subject, date
or perhaps popularity etc. It is important to understand that the menu structure
here is coming from that service and is controlled by them. It may therefore
change as the service updates its features etc. The NP30 displays the following
BBC Podcasts
Personal Podcasts
Note: The services available vary depending on your geographical location.
There is also a menu item for your own choice of podcasts called Personal
Podcasts. This allows access to podcast links that can input via the
To use Personal Podcasts sign up at and enter the URLs of podcasts
you’d like the NP30 to automatically sync to.
My Podcasts
This feature allows you to access podcast on the NP30 that are not available
in the Podcasts services we support.
This is done by entering the URL for the podcast you want via the UuVol portal.
To do this you need to be registered as per the section under UuVol.
Simply login to your account and then click on the 'My Podcasts' link. From
your 'My Podcasts' section, you can add your chosen podcast by entering in the
podcast’s name and its URL as prompted by the website. Please note, the
podcast URL will have to be a direct RSS feed which will end with the '.xml'
extension e.g. Once you have podcasts
available in your 'My Podcasts' list, you may access these feeds from your
NP30. These podcasts will be available from the menu item: 'Podcasts > My
Please note, the podcasts are pushed to your NP30 at turn on when the unit
updates stations list and at intervals thereafter.
To cause the radio to download Podcasts and new stations list immediately,
turn on and off your NP30 from the front panel.
Settings menu
This menu contains various setup / configuration menus as shown below.
Network Config
Upgrade Firmware
Factory Reset
NP30 Name
WiFi Strength
Remote Code
Enter the network name
This option allows the NP30 to search for and connect to a particular network
name only.
Type your network name in using the alphanumeric entry screen.
If no matching network is found 'Network not found' will be displayed.
Network Config
This menu enables you to set your NP30’s network settings, scan again for a
connection to another wireless network, or to manually configure the network
parameters. This is useful if you move your NP30 to a new location for
By default the NP30 will be set for Automatic wired/wireless detection and
automatic IP addressing (DHCP) which will work without setup in most
circumstances (for Wi-Fi you will need to enter your WEP/WPA key if you have
In Auto mode the NP30 will look for a wired connection first and then scan for
wireless connections if it doesn’t find one. It will also try to obtain an IP address
automatically from your router/DHCP server.
If you wish to make changes to your setup the NP30 displays the following
Network Config
Scan for networks
Enter network name
View Config
Edit Config
Signal Warning
WiFi Region
Scan for networks
View Config
This menu firstly displays the IP mode (static or dynamic). This will be
Auto/DHCP (i.e. dynamic, this is the default) or alternatively Static IP.
For either mode by turning the Navigation/Select dial the NP30 will scroll
through the various current IP parameters, for instance the ESSID of the
current wireless network, Wired and Wireless MAC addresses, current IP
address, (Sub)Netmask, Gateway address etc.
Edit Config
This menu allows the selection of IP mode between static or dynamic
(Auto/DHCP). Auto/DHCP is recommended for most people in most
circumstances. Static IP requires quite a bit of knowledge about IP networks,
and is for advanced users only.
The default setting is thus Auto / DHCP, here the NP30 obtains its IP address
each time you switch in on by a process called DHCP which means it is
different each time it is acquired. This process is completely automatic and
much simpler than implementing Static IP.
However sometimes it is useful (especially in large networks) to know the exact
IP address of each device, this can only be done by using static IP.
When using Static IP you will also need to enter the network mask you wish to
use and the addresses of your gateway and DNS service, note there is no way
for Cambridge Audio to know what these are in your network. Only select static
IP if you know exactly what you are doing!
To set static IP, select the 'Settings > Network config > Edit Config' menu and
then press SELECT.
The NP30 will now display 'Auto (DHCP)? YES / NO'. Turn the NP30’s rotary
dial to select 'NO' and then press SELECT.
This option scans all available Wi-Fi frequencies for wireless networks and
allows you to connect to them.
The NP30 can connect to 802.11b/g or n networks (2.4GHz frequency range
only for n networks).
A list of available networks will be presented. If a particular network requires
an encryption key, a symbol will be seen at the end of the network name.
Select your local network using the Navigation/Select dial and press it in for enter.
You will now be able to enter the fixed IP address you wish to give your NP30
by using the rotary dial to select the desired numbers followed by pressing
Navigation/Select dial to end inputting the address.
The NP30 will now prompt you to enter the required network mask for the
network. You will be able to enter this in the same way as before for entering
the IP address.
You will now need to enter the default gateway’s IP address used by the NP30
on the network.
Finally, you will need to enter the DNS IP address for the NP30. On some
networks, you may need to enter your ISP’s DNS IP address, which should be
available on your ISP’s support page on their website.
The NP30 will then connect to the network using a saved key (if you have
previously set one) or present you with an alphanumeric entry menu. Here you
can enter the network key you set up when setting up your wireless network.
Select each character in turn using the Navigation/Select dial and then press
or navigate to the symbol and press Navigation/Select dial to enter that
key. If you make a mistake, press to go back one character.
The NP30 can handle keys in WEP, WPA and WPA2 formats (the choice of
format is made by appropriate settings on your router) and automatically
generates the right format from your text according to the router request.
After entering the above information, the NP30 will now try to connect to your
network. If you wish to use DHCP again simply select 'Settings > Network config
> Edit Config' and then set 'Auto (DHCP)? YES / NO' to 'YES'.
Signal warning
The NP30 can display a warning if the Wi-Fi signal strength is low enough to
be causing reduced throughput.The options for the Signal Warning are simply
Yes or No.
Wi-Fi Region
Different parts of the world use slightly different frequencies for Wi-Fi. For best
performance you should set the NP30 to the region you live in, the current
options are US, Spain, Europe (i.e. other than Spain), Japan.
Wired/Wireless connection
It is possible to connect your NP30 to your network via an available Ethernet
connection (RJ45) or via a Wi-Fi router. By default the unit is in AUTO mode,
each time you turn the unit it looks for the presence of a wired connection, and
tries to use this, if none is present or it cannot connect it then tries to use the
wireless connection and so on. In Auto mode once the NP30 has established
a certain type of connection to the network, then this type of connection will
remain in use while the NP30 is on.
You can alternatively configure the NP30 to permanently only use the wired or
wireless connection From the NP30’s 'Network config' menu, select
'Wired/Wireless'. This menu will present you with three options: 'Auto', 'Wired
Only' and 'Wireless Only'.
This will display a key that can be used to register your NP30 on the UuVol
portal at First you will need to set up an account on UuVol.
Open from your Internet browser. See the section earlier on
UuVol registration.
Note the generated key lasts for about 10 minutes, if you don’t use it in that
time you will need to exit and re-enter this menu to get a new key.
UPnP Name
This menu allows the setting of the declared UPnP Client name for your NP30.
This is the name other UPnP devices (such as control points and remote Apps
etc.) will display when they see the NP30.
The default name will be ‘NP30’ but can be changed to any name you can
easily recall such as ‘Dads NP30’ or ‘Kitchen’ etc.
WiFi Strength
Displays the strength of the received WiFi Signal.
Note: If WiFi has been turned off (Ethernet mode only) the signal strength will
show as 0%.
Selecting 'Wired Only' will cause the NP30 to reboot and then only use its
Ethernet connection to communicate with the network. Selecting the 'Wireless
Only' will cause the NP30 to reboot and only use its Wi-Fi connection. Selecting
the 'Auto' option means the NP30 will try both and settle on the one it can
make work as described above.
This menu item displays some hardware/software version numbers for your
NP30. Turn the rotary dial to scroll through the various items.
The Service Pack is the currently loaded firmware software. It’s a good idea to
note this down if you need to contact our technical support people as they
may request it.
The Serial Number and Product Code are not normally required by the
technical support team.
Note: This Serial Number is not the same as the physical serial number on the
back of the product itself.
Remote Code
There are two Options
Option 1 – is the default and works with the NP30 remote control when also
in its default mode.
Option 2 – gives a secondary code set in cases where the remote codes are
found to clash with another remote handset.
If Option 2 is selected on the NP30 then the remote handset must also be set
to Option 2 remote codes as well as follows:
Press and hold down the
button for approx. 12 seconds, this will toggle
between Option 1 and Option 2.
Performing the action again on the remote will toggle back to Option 1 codes.
UuVol Remote
Upgrade Firmware
Use this option to download new firmware for the NP30 from Cambridge Audio
over the Internet.
If you select this item the NP30 will contact our server and see if a newer
version of software is available (‘Checking for updates’ will be shown in the
If new software is found the NP30 will prompt you if you want to download it
or not. It is a good idea to update the firmware from time to time to take
advantage of any bug fixes or new features. At this stage, you can press the
button to cancel the firmware upgrade. A Firmware upgrade may
take several minutes.
Router/Broadband modem
– It is very important that once the Firmware upgrade has started you do not
switch off the power to the NP30 until the operation is complete otherwise
the NP30 may become permanently damaged.
– Also do not interrupt the network or internet connection by removing the
Ethernet lead or switching off your router etc.
UuVol remote is a free iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad application that allows wireless
control of the NP30 or other UuVol powered Cambridge Audio products.
Allows you to change the display language used.
The application allows full control of the NP30 including UuVol Radio,
Streaming Services, UPnP Media, Presets, Queing and more.
Note: The NP30 will then restart in order to start again in the new language,
To use UuVol Remote you will need a Wi-Fi network or Access point for the
application to connect to , the connection from your router to the NP30 can
then be either Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
A list of the currently supported languages will be shown. Select your preferred
one and press enter.
this will take approximately 30 seconds.
Factory Reset
Puts all the settings back to their defaults as they were when they left the
It also supports display of Album artwork and Station logos (where available).
Search for UuVol Remote on the Apple App Store or browse for
further details on this and other Apps and features as they become available.
The NP30 will ask you if you are sure you want to proceed before performing
a reset.
Note: If you perform a factory reset, you will lose all your presets and any saved
WEP/WPA keys for your wireless network connection.
Technical specifications
Wolfson WM8728 24 bit 96kHz capable
If you experience any trouble with your NP30, then you may find it useful to visit
the help section on our webpage at
Frequency Response
20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.2dB
Signal to Noise ratio
Total correlated jitter
Digital outputs* **
Audio Formats**
Streaming Protocols
Wi-Fi Encryption
File systems
Trigger In
Mains inlet voltage
Standby consumption
Max power consumption
Dimensions (W x D x H)
0.003% @ 1kHz
> 95dB
S/PDIF Co-axial and TOSLink Optical
16-24 Bits, 32-96kHz
WAV containing uncompressed
PCM 16-24 bit 32-96kHz
FLAC containing losslessly compressed
PCM 16-24 bit 32-96kHz
AIFF containing uncompressed
PCM 16 bit 32-48kHz
Microsoft® Windows MediaTM Audio
(WMA 9 Standard) 32-320kbps
MP3 (CBR or VBR) 16-320kbps
(CBR or VBR) 16-320kbps
OGG Vorbis 32-320kbps
RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol)
MMS (Microsoft Media Server Protocol)
HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol)
ASX (Microsoft® playlist format)
IEEE 802.11 b / g or n (2.4GHz
connection used only)
IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T
2 x USB 1.1 current limited to
500mA each
12V DC
100-240 VAC (switch mode)
270 x 285 x 67mm
* iRadio/Streaming Services are output as 16 bit data at the appropriate
sample rate for the decompressed data. The sample rate will be 32kHz,
44.1kHz or 48kHz depending on the streams sample rate.
Incoming streams of less than 32kHz sample rate cannot be output over S/P
DIF /Toslink.
For compressed streams the true resolution of the audio is of course limited
by the encoding.
For Media content from local drives or UPnP this outputs in its native resolution
of 16- 24 bits, 32 kHz 44.1kHz 48kHz or 96kHz with bit for bit transfer.
** 88.2kHz material is not supported.
If you have trouble with the UuVol service then you may also find it useful to
visit the help section at
General Help guidelines:
If you have trouble connecting the NP30 to your network, these steps may
help to resolve the problem:
• Confirm that a connected PC can access the Internet (i.e. can browse the
web) using the same network.
• Check that a DHCP server is available, or that you have configured a static
IP address on the NP30. You can configure a static IP address on the NP30
using the menu item ‘Settings -> Network Config -> Edit Config’, and then
select ‘No’ for ‘Auto (DHCP)’. DHCP is however the recommended method.
• Check that your network’s firewall is not blocking any outgoing ports. As a
minimum, the radio needs access to UDP and TCP ports 80, 554, 1755,
5000, 6000 and 7070.
• Check your access point does not restrict connections to a particular MAC
addresses. You can view the radio’s MAC address using the menu item
‘Settings -> Network Config -> View Config -> MAC address’.
• If you have an encrypted Wi-Fi network, check that you have entered the
correct key or passphrase into the NP30. Remember that text-format keys
are case sensitive. If, when attempting to connect to an encrypted network,
your NP30 displays: ‘Wireless error’ followed by a 5-digit number, then please
ensure that you enter the correct passphrase for the network. If the problem
persists, then you may need to consult your network configuration.
If your NP30 can connect to the network successfully, but is unable to play
particular UuVol stations, it may be due to one of the following causes:
• The station is not broadcasting at this time of the day (remember it may be
located in a different time zone).
• The station has reached the maximum allowed number of simultaneous
• The station is not broadcasting anymore.
• The link in our database is simply out of date.
• The Internet connection between the server (often located in a different
country) and you is slow.
• Try using a PC to play back the stream via the broadcaster’s web site.
If you can play back the station with a PC, you can use the form at to notify us so that we can investigate.
If you have problems with UPnP playback always check the following:
• Ensure your chosen UPnP server software is capable of serving the file type
you are trying to access. Some servers do not serve FLAC for instance.
• The NP30 can only play non DRM files. Files that have DRM controls cannot
be played by the NP30. Some servers may be able to authorise and de-crypt
Microsoft Playsforsure before then serving the content to the NP30 but this
operation is not guaranteed as it is purely a function of the server.
• If attempting to play 24 bit WAV or FLAC content note a wired Ethernet
connection is normally required for reliable operation due to bandwidth
• Check the NP30 is capable of playing back the file type you are trying to
access. WMA, AAC, MP3, Vorbis, FLAC and WAV can currently be played. The
NP30 does not support ALAC, WMA Pro, WMA lossless, RAW, AU or other file
types not mentioned.
If you have problems with Local Media playback always check the following:
• Check the NP30 is capable of playing back the file type you are trying to
access. WMA, AAC, MP3, Vorbis, FLAC and WAV can currently be played.
• The NP30 does not support ALAC, WMA Pro, WMA lossless, RAW, AU or other
file types not mentioned.
• For local media the NP30 can only play non DRM files. Files that have DRM
controls cannot be played.
• Check that your device does not require more than 500mA if it is powered
from the USB socket itself.
• Check your device is formatted in FAT32 format.
• The way you organise your local media affects the size of internal database
the NP30 needs to build dynamically as you browse content. Good practice
is to create folders for Artists within which you should have a sub folders for
each Album which then containing the tracks for that Album. Libraries with
thousands of tracks in one folder will progressively slow down the NP30s
media browsing.
For all servicing, in or out of warranty, please contact your dealer.
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