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Apple DDR-43+ User's Manual
DDR-43+
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Version 1
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Contents
About this instruction manual .............................................. 2
Introduction ............................................................................ 3
DDR-43 Plus Sound System features ................................ 3
Controls and connections ................................................. 4-5
Remote control .................................................................. 6-7
Using the touch panel ........................................................... 8
Remote control functions ..................................................... 8
Display icons ........................................................................ 8
Using the sound system for the first time ........................... 9
DAB+ radio ............................................................................ 10
Operating your sound system - DAB+ .............................. 10
Selecting a station - DAB+ ................................................. 11
Secondary services - DAB+ ............................................... 11
Display modes - DAB+ ................................................. 12-13
Finding new stations - DAB+ .............................................. 13
Manual tuning - DAB+ ........................................................ 14
Station order setup - DAB+ .......................................... 15-16
Software version - DAB+ .................................................... 17
Dynamic range control - DAB+ .......................................... 18
FM radio ................................................................................. 19
Operating your radio - search tuning FM ......................... 19
Manual tuning - FM ............................................................. 20
FM stereo / mono ................................................................ 20
Display modes - FM ........................................................... 21
Presetting stations .............................................................. 22
CD / MP3 / WMA ................................................................... 23
Compact discs ..................................................................... 23
Playing a CD .................................................................. 24-25
CD search and repeat ......................................................... 26
CD track programming ....................................................... 27
MP3 / WMA CD mode ........................................................ 28
MP3 / WMA file and folder selection ........................... 29-30
iPod Docking ........................................................................ 31
Navigating your iPod .......................................................... 32
Playing a file on your iPod ........................................... 32-33
Clock and Alarms ................................................................ 34
Alarms ............................................................................. 34-35
Cancelling alarms ............................................................... 36
Snooze ................................................................................. 36
Sleep function ..................................................................... 36
Setting the clock manually ........................................... 37-38
Standby brightness control ................................................ 39
Audio and Setup .................................................................. 40
Equaliser function ............................................................... 40
Bass and treble settings ............................................... 40-41
Mute function ....................................................................... 41
Auxiliary input socket .......................................................... 42
Line output socket ............................................................... 42
Headphone socket .............................................................. 43
Aerial removal ..................................................................... 43
Touch panel sensitivity control .......................................... 44
System reset ........................................................................ 45
Information ........................................................................... 46
Cautions ............................................................................... 46
Specifications ...................................................................... 46
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About this instruction manual
This instruction manual is split into sections for each of the different
operating modes of your Sangean DDR-43 Plus Digital Sound System.
The introduction describes the features and controls of the product.
There are six sections covering the main features in detail DAB+ radio, FM radio, CD / MP3 / WMA playback, iPod docking,
Clock and Alarm, and Audio and Setup. Each section is clearly
identified by the shaded heading in the top right hand corner of each
pair of pages.
The two sections for DAB+ Radio and FM Radio describe how to use
the sound system to listen to radio broadcasts.
The section for CD / MP3 / WMA player describes how to play digital
audio CDs or MP3 / WMA files which have previously been recorded to
CD-R or CD-RW.
The section for iPod docking describes how to use your DDR-43 Plus
to play audio files or video soundtracks directly from your iPod.
The section titled Clock and Alarms describes setting the clock, as well
as explaining the use of the alarms, snooze and sleep timer features.
The Audio and Setup section describes how to use the audio equaliser
and tone controls, how to connect other audio equipment, how to adjust
the sensitivity of the touch panel and how to reset the sound system.
Lastly, the Information section includes safety, specifications and
warranty information.
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DDR-43 Plus Sound System features
The Sangean DDR-43 Plus Digital Sound System provides the following
range of features in an attractive compact unit:
Radio for DAB+ and FM (with RDS) broadcasts.
Easy-to-read 2 line text display with large clock display.
Audio CD player with track search and programming facility (can also
play CD-R, CD-RW discs).
A 3.5mm stereo Auxiliary Input socket for playing audio from
MP3 players, iPod devices which cannot use the dock connector,
or other audio equipment.
Playback of MP3 and WMA files which have been recorded to CD-R
or CD-RW.
A standard 3.5mm Line Output socket for connecting the audio signal
to an external ampli.er or recorder.
20 radio station presets (10 for DAB+ and 10 for FM).
A standard 3.5mm headphone socket for private listening.
iPod docking connector to play your music collection or video
soundtracks from your iPod.
Easy to use, wipe clean, touch sensitive control panel.
High quality, full range, stereo speakers (2 x 7W).
An acoustically tuned, hand finished cabinet that includes bass ports
and internal bracing for optimal sound reproduction.
Clock display with time and date when in standby.
Low power consumption when in standby mode.
Two alarm timers with snooze feature to wake you to either buzzer,
radio, CD or iPod (with humane wake system on buzzer alarm).
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Adjustable sleep timer which can be set to turn the sound system off
after between 15 and 120 minutes.
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Controls and connections
(Front)
1. Infra-red sensor
2. On / Standby button
3. Radio button
4. Volume Up and Down buttons
5. Media button
6. Info / Menu button
7. Folder button
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8. Equaliser button
9. Sleep / Clock set button
10. Alarm button
11. Tuning Up / Fast-forward button
12. CD eject button
13. CD in indicator
14. CD slot
15. Tuning down / Rewind button
16. Select / Stop button
17. Repeat button
18. Play / Pause button
19. LCD display
Controls and connections
(Rear)
20. Telescopic aerial
21. Headphone socket
22. Line output socket
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23. Auxiliary input socket
24. Mains input socket
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Remote control
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.
L.
M.
N.
O.
P.
Q.
R.
S.
T.
U.
On / Standby button
Mute button
Key pad buttons 1-10/0
Folder Up button
Tuning Down / Rewind button
Menu button
Repeat button
Media button
Sleep / Clock set button
Equaliser button
Alarm button
Radio button
Auto-tune button
Random button
Play / Pause button
Folder down button
Tuning / Fast-forward button
Select / Stop button
Info button
Volume Up / Down buttons
CD eject button
Note:
The button marked Record is not used with the DDR-43 Plus.
It is intended for use with another Sangean product. Button 8,
marked CD/iPod/SD/USB, only provides access to CD and iPod
functionality. The SD/USB markings are for another Sangean product.
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Remote control battery replacement
1. Remove the battery cover on the rear of your remote control by
applying pressure to the catch in the direction shown by the arrow in
the diagram, and then lifting the cover.
2. Insert 2 x AAA size batteries into the compartment. Make sure the
(+) and the (-) ends of the batteries are positioned as shown inside
the compartment.
3. Close the battery cover by inserting the retaining lugs first,
then apply pressure to the free end such that the catch latches
the cover securely.
4. If the remote is not to be used for an extended period of time it is
recommended that the batteries are removed.
IMPORTANT:
The batteries should not be exposed to excessive heat such
as sunshine, fire or the like. After use, disposable batteries should
if possible be taken to a suitable recycling centre. On no account
should batteries be disposed of by incineration.
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1. Battery compartment
2. Latch
3. Retaining lugs (inside)
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Using the touch panel
Display icons
The DDR-43 Plus sound system has a stylish touch panel instead of
conventional buttons.
To operate the buttons simply touch the button area with the tip of a
finger for about half a second. The clock set and system menu functions
marked with a dot ( ) are accessed by means of a long touch
(2-3 seconds) on the appropriate button until the display on the sound
system shows that the command has been accepted.
You may find that at first, the sound system does not always detect
that you have touched a button. If so, try touching with a little
more pressure, or for slightly longer. You will soon find the optimum
touch needed to control your sound system. (See also Touch Panel
Sensitivity Control on page 44.)
The panel may be cleaned using a dry cloth. Do not use abrasives,
cleaning fluids or solvents.
Remote control functions
Most of the functions of the DDR-43 Plus sound system can be
controlled using either the touch panel or the remote control.
However, there are a few functions which are only accessible using the
remote control. These are:
DAB+ / FM radio station presets DAB+ / FM auto-tune
DAB+ menu function
CD track access by numbers
CD / iPod random track control
Audio mute
As with the front panel, some operations require a longer operation
of the button (explained in the relevant sections). In this case simply
keep your finger held on the remote control button for 2-3 seconds
until the display on the sound system shows that the command has
been accepted.
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A. Sleep indicator
B. Alarm 1 and 2 indicators
C. Snooze indicator
D. Speaker indicator
E. Clock digits
F. FM indicator
G. DAB+ indicator
H. Stereo indicator
I. CD indicator
J. WMA indicator
K. MP3 indicator
L. Repeat all files indicator
M. Repeat folder indicator
N. Repeat single file indicator
O. Aux input indicator
P. Two line text display
Using the sound system for the first time
1. Place your sound system on a flat surface.
2. Fully extend the telescopic aerial. The aerial should be fully extended
and positioned vertically for optimum reception.
3. Plug the mains lead into the mains socket located on the back
of your sound system ensuring that the plug is pushed fully into
the socket.
4. Plug the other end of the mains lead into the wall socket and switch
on the wall socket.
IMPORTANT:
The mains plug is used as the means of connecting the sound
system to the mains supply. The mains socket used for the sound
system must remain accessible during normal use. In order to
disconnect the sound system from the mains completely, the mains
plug should be removed from the mains socket outlet completely.
5. When your sound system is first switched on the clock display will
show 12:00 and the unit will enter standby mode. It will then scan for
DAB+ radio stations and when stations have been found the clock
and date should be set automatically. Note that the display will not
show any scanning message for this first scan.
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6. If no stations have been found then the clock will not set.
You may need to relocate your sound system to a position giving
better reception. You should then carry out an auto-tune to find
DAB+ stations. See DAB+ Operation on page 10 and also Finding
New Stations on page 13. The clock will then be set from a
DAB+ broadcast.
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Operating your sound system - DAB+
1. Fully extend the telescopic aerial. If your sound system is in
standby mode, press the On / Standby button to switch it on.
2. Press and release the Radio button to select DAB+ mode.
The display will show “DAB” for a few seconds.
3. If this is the first time the sound system is used a quick scan of the
DAB+ channels may be carried out (depending on whether scanning
was already completed in standby mode). If the radio has been
used before, the last used station will be selected.
4. When first switched on, the first station in the list of stations will
be shown. Press and release the Select button to tune to this station
or press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select an alternative
station. See selecting a station on the following page. The display
will show the station name on the upper line of the text display and
broadcast information on the lower line.
5. If the station list is still empty after the scan operation or if the
selected station cannot be received your radio will display
“Service not available”.
6. If no signals are found it may be necessary to relocate your sound
system to a position giving better reception, and then repeat the scan
using the Auto-tune facility (see Finding New Stations on page 13).
Note that radio station name and frequency displays shown in
this user guide may differ from those that you see on your radio.
Broadcasters may change radio station names that are transmitted,
and the frequencies used for DAB+ and FM radio stations may not be
the same in all parts of the country.
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Selecting a station - DAB+
1. When the unit is in DAB+ mode the upper line of the text display
normally shows the name of the station currently tuned.
2. Repeatedly press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to scroll through
the list of available stations on the lower line of the text display.
Stop pressing the Tuning buttons when you find the station that you
wish to hear. If you keep pressing one of the tuning buttons then the
unit will rapidly scroll through the list of available stations.
3. Press and release the Select button to cause the radio to tune to the
chosen station. The display may show “Now tuning” while your radio
finds the new station.
The use of memory presets is described on page 22.
4. Adjust the Volume to the required setting.
If after selecting a station the display shows “Service not available”
it may be necessary to relocate your radio to a position giving
better reception.
Secondary services - DAB+
1. Certain radio stations may have one or more secondary services
associated with them. If a station has a secondary service associated
with it the display will show “>>” next to the station name on the
station list. The secondary service will then appear immediately after
the primary service as you press the Tuning Up button.
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2. Press and release the Select button to select the station.
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Display modes - DAB+
When in DAB+ mode your radio has a range of display options.
1. Press the Info button to cycle through the various modes.
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a. Scrolling text
Displays scrolling text messages such as
artist/track name, phone in number, etc.
b. Signal strength
Displays signal strength for the station
being listened to. The clear rectangle
shows the minimum required signal
strength for clear DAB+ reception.
c. Programme type
Displays the type of station being listened
to e.g. Pop, Classic, News, etc.
d. Multiplex Name
Displays the name of the multiplex to which
the current station belongs.
e. Frequency
Displays the frequency for the current
DAB+ radio station.
Display modes - DAB+ cont.
f. Signal error
Displays the signal error for the station
being listened to. The lower the number
the better the signal received.
g. Bit rate/audio type
Displays the digital bit rate and audio
type for the current DAB+ radio station.
h. Time and date
Displays the current time and date.
Finding new stations - DAB+
As time passes new stations may become available. To find new
stations proceed as follows:
1. With the unit in DAB+ mode (see page 10) press and release the
Auto-tune button. The display will then show “Local scanning”.
The radio will perform a scan of the DAB+ frequencies. As new
stations are found the station counter on the right-hand side of the
display will increase and stations will be added to the list.
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2. To carry out a full scan of the entire DAB+ band press and hold the
Auto-tune button for more than 2 seconds and then release.
The display will show “Full scanning”. As new stations are found the
station counter on the right-hand side of the display will increase and
stations will be added to the list.
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Manual Tuning - DAB+
Manual tuning allows you to tune directly to the various DAB+ channels.
1. Press and release the Menu button so that the display shows
“Station list”.
2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until “Manual tune” appears on
the display. Press and release the Select button.
3. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select the required
DAB+ channel.
4. Press and release the Select button to select the channel. A signal
strength display will appear. The clear rectangle shows the minimum
required signal strength for clear DAB+ reception.
5. Any new stations that are found are automatically added to the
stored list of stations.
6. Press and release the Select button to return to normal tuning mode.
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Station order setup - DAB+
Your radio has 3 station order settings from which you can choose.
The station order settings are, alphanumeric, ensemble and valid.
Note: The default station order setting is alphanumeric.
1. Press and release the Menu button so that “Station list” appears on
the display.
2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until “Station order” appears on
the display. Press the Select button to enter the station order
selection menu.
3. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to choose between
alphanumeric, ensemble and valid.
Alphanumeric
Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until “Alphanumeric” appears on
the display. This option will cause DAB+ stations to be listed in
alphanumeric order 0....9 A....Z.
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Station order setup - DAB+ - cont.
Ensemble
Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until “Ensemble” appears on
the display. This mode organises the station list by DAB+ multiplex.
4. Press and release the Select button to select the station order
setting required.
Valid
Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until “Valid” appears on
the display. The display will show only those DAB+ stations for which a
signal can be found.
4. Press and release the Select button to select the station order
setting required.
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Software version - DAB+ only
The software version display cannot be altered and is provided for
reference only.
1. To view the DAB+ software version installed in your sound system,
press and release the Menu button so that “Station list” appears
on display.
2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the software version
appears on the display.
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Dynamic Range Control (DRC) settings - DAB+ only
DRC can make quieter sounds easier to hear when your radio is used in
a noisy environment. This function is only for the DAB+ waveband.
1. Press the On / Standby button to switch on your sound system.
2. Press and release the Menu button so that “Station list” appears on
the display.
3. Press and release the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the display
shows “DRC”.
4. Press and release the Select button to enter the DRC
adjustment mode.
5. Press and release the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select the
required DRC setting (the default is off).
DRC off - DRC is switched off, Broadcast DRC will be ignored.
DRC low - DRC level is set to 1/2 that sent by broadcaster.
DRC high -DRC is set as sent by broadcaster.
6. Press and release the Select button to confirm the setting.
The display will then return to the previous radio display mode.
Note:
Not all DAB+ broadcasts are able to use the DRC function.
If the broadcast does not support DRC, then the DRC setting
in the radio will have no effect.
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Operating your radio - Search tuning FM
1. Fully extend the telescopic aerial.
2. Press the On / Standby button to switch on your sound system.
3. Press and release the Radio button until the FM band is selected.
4. Press and release the Auto-tune button to cause your radio to scan in
the direction previously scanned and stop automatically when it finds
a station of sufficient strength.
5. After a few seconds the display will update. The display will show the
frequency of the signal found. If the signal is strong enough and there
is RDS data present then the radio will display the station name.
6. To find additional stations press and release the Auto-tune button
as before.
7. To scan the FM band in a opposite direction press and release either
the Up Tuning button (to scan low frequency to high frequency) or the
Down Tuning button (to scan high frequency to low frequency) and
then press the Auto-tune button again.
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8. When the end of the waveband is reached your radio will recommence
tuning from the opposite end.
9. Adjust the Volume to the required setting.
10. To switch off your radio press the On / Standby button.
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Manual tuning - FM
1. Press the On / Standby button to switch on your sound system.
2. Press and release the Radio button to select the FM band and fully
extend the Telescopic aerial for optimal FM reception.
3. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to tune to a station.
The frequency will change in steps of 50kHz. Pressing and holding
one of the buttons will advance the frequency selection several times
each second.
4. When the end of the waveband is reached the radio will recommence
tuning from the opposite end.
5. Set the Volume to the desired setting.
6. To switch off your sound system press the On / Standby button.
FM stereo / mono
1. If an FM station is received with a weak signal some hiss may
be audible. To reduce the hiss press and release the Select button
so that the Stereo indicator on the display is cancelled. Your radio
will switch to mono mode.
2. To return to stereo mode press and release the Select button so that
Stereo indicator on the display is visible. The radio will switch to
stereo mode.
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Display modes - FM
Your sound system has four display options for FM radio mode.
In addition to the audio content of the programme, data is
broadcast using the Radio Data System (RDS). RDS is a system
in which inaudible digital information is added to the normal FM
radio transmission.
In FM mode the lower line of the text display can be set to any of the
following options. If RDS data is received, the upper line of the text
display is used to show the radio station name as well as a stereo and
RDS indicator (“St” and “RDS”)
1. Press the Info button to cycle through the various modes.
a. Radio Text
Displays radio text messages such as
news items etc.
b. Frequency
Displays the frequency of the station
being listened to.
c. Programme Type
Displays the type of station being
listened to e.g. Pop, Classic,
News, etc.
d. Time and date
Displays the current time and date.
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Note:
When tuned to the FM band, information display is only available when
the radio is able to receive RDS information from the broadcaster.
2. If there is no RDS data available (or if the signal is too weak) then
the radio will display only the FM frequency and the optional
Stereo indicator.
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Presetting stations
You may store your preferred DAB+ and FM radio stations to the preset
station memories (1 to 10). The procedure for setting presets and using
them to tune stations is the same for FM and DAB+ modes, and is
described below. Note that the radio stores FM and DAB+ presets
separately and so there are ten of each. Presets are preserved in the
event of a power failure.
1. Press the On / Standby button to switch on your sound system.
2. Tune to the required station as previously described.
3. Press and hold down the required Preset button (1 to 10) until the
display shows for example “Preset 1 saved”. The station will be
stored using the chosen preset number. Repeat this procedure for
the remaining presets as you wish.
4. Preset memories which have already been stored may be overwritten
by following the above procedure if required.
Recalling a preset station
1. Press the On / Standby button to switch on your sound system.
2. Select the required waveband by pressing the Radio button.
3. Momentarily press the required Preset button (1-10) to cause your
radio to tune to the station stored in preset memory.
Note:
If you have not previously stored a preset station and the preset
button is pressed “Empty preset” will be displayed.
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Compact discs
Use only Digital Audio CDs which have the
symbol.
Use only full size CDs (12cm diameter) with the sound system.
Mini CDs (8cm diameter) are not compatible with the player and
may jam the CD mechanism.
Never write on a CD or attach any sticker to the CD. Always hold the
CD at the edge and store it in its box after use with the label facing up.
To remove dust and dirt, breathe on the CD and wipe it with a soft,
lint free cloth in a straight line from the centre towards the edge.
Cleaning agents may damage the CD.
Do not expose the CD to rain, moisture, sand or to excessive heat.
(e.g. from heating equipment or in motor cars parked in the sun).
CD-R / CD-RW discs
Your DDR-43 Plus can playback CD-DA format audio CD-R/CD-RW
discs that have been finalised* upon completion of recording.
Your DDR-43 Plus may fail to play some CD-R/CD-RW discs due to
poor recording and wide variation in quality of the CD-R/CD-RW disc.
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* Finalising enables a CD-R/CD-RW disc to playback on audio players
such as your DDR-43 Plus. A disc which has not been finalised may
have information added to it using a computer but may not always
be playable.
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Inserting a CD
Ensure the CD player is empty before inserting a disc. If there is a disc
in the player then the CD indicator will be lit. If you cannot insert a disc,
press the CD Eject button to remove the CD currently in the player.
1. Press the On / Standby button to switch on your sound system.
2. To select the CD mode press the Media button until “CD” shows on
the upper line of the display.
3. To eject a CD press and release the CD Eject button. To reload a CD
that has just been ejected, press the Eject button a second time.
4. Insert a disc with printed side facing up into the CD slot. The disc will
be loaded automatically. The unit will check the CD type and load its
track list. The display will show “LOADING” and then “READING” as
the information is read.
5. If you load a disc containing MP3 or WMA files your sound system
will enter the MP3 / WMA mode (see page 28).
Playing a CD
1. Press the Play / Pause button to start playing the disc. The display
will show the first track number.
2. Adjust the Volume to the required setting.
3. To pause playing press the Play / Pause button. To resume press the
Play / Pause button again.
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4. To stop play, press the Stop button. The total number of CD tracks
and the stop symbol ( ) will be displayed. If you put the unit into
standby mode without pressing the Stop button, then the next time
the unit is switched on it will return to the previously played track.
5. To take out the CD, press the CD Eject button. The display will show
“EJECT”. In order to protect the disc if it is not removed, the unit will
reload the CD after 10 seconds and then enter standby mode.
Selecting a track
1. While the CD is playing, press either the Fast-forward or Rewind
buttons to change to the desired track. The updated track number is
shown in the display.
2. You can also skip tracks when the player is paused or stopped.
Skip to the desired track using the Fast-forward or Rewind buttons,
release the button when the desired track is displayed.
3. Press the Play / Pause button to play the selected track.
Select a desired track
1. For track numbers 1-9 simply press the corresponding digit button.
For track numbers ten and above press the required digits using the
10/0 button to enter the digit zero.
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2. If the track number entered exceeds the number of tracks on the CD,
then the last track on the CD will be played.
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Search function
1. While the CD is playing, press and hold the Fast-forward or
Rewind buttons. Release the button when the desired part of the
track is reached.
Repeat a single track
2. While the CD is playing, press the Repeat button until the repeat
single track symbol ( ) appears in the display. The current track
will be repeated.
Repeat all tracks
3. While the CD is playing, press the Repeat button until the repeat all
tracks symbol (
) appears in the display. All of the tracks on the
CD will be played repeatedly.
Play tracks introduction
4. While the CD is playing, press the Repeat button until the track
introduction symbol (
) appears in the display. The first
10 seconds of each track will be played. When the desired track
is reached, press the Repeat button once more to revert to normal
play mode.
Play tracks in random order
5. While the CD is playing, press the Random button until the random
symbol (
) appears in the display. The tracks will be played in
random order. To cancel the random playback function, press the
Random button a second time.
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CD track programming
In addition to playing of complete CDs, selected tracks, or a
random selection, the CD player allows you to programme a sequence
of up to 20 tracks to be played in whatever order you choose.
1. With the unit in CD mode and with a CD inserted, make sure that the
CD is stopped (press the Stop / Select button).
2. To enter programming mode, press the Menu button.
3. Choose the first track using the Fast-forward or Rewind buttons.
4. Press the Menu button to enter the selected track into
the programme.
5. Choose another track using the Fast-forward or Rewind buttons,
and enter it into the programme using the Menu button
(track 6 in example shown).
6. Repeat step 5 to store as many as 20 tracks in the programme.
7. When the programme is complete, press the Play / Pause button to
start playing. The tracks will then be played in the order that you
have just programmed.
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8. Pressing the Stop / Select button, or switching to another operating
mode will erase the programme.
Note:
If you are programming the tracks using a CD with MP3 or WMA files in
folders (see the following pages), you can also use the Up or Down
Folder buttons to specify the folder in steps 3 and 5 above.
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MP3 / WMA CD Mode
The DDR-43 Plus is able to play CD-R and CD-RW discs containing
MP3 and WMA files. It is assumed in this section that a file is
equivalent to a CD track.
An MP3 / WMA CD may not contain more than 511 files and not more
than 99 folders. MP3 and WMA files should be created with an audio
sample rate of 44.1kHz (this is normal for files created from CD
audio content). MP3 and WMA data rates up to 320 kilobits per second
are supported. WMA Lossless files are not supported. The unit will not
play files which include digital rights management (DRM) protection.
When burning CD-R and CD-RW discs with audio files,
various problems may arise which could lead to problems
with playback. Typically such problems are caused by poor CD writing
or audio encoding software, or by the hardware settings of the PC’s
CD writer, or by the CD being used. Should such problems arise,
contact the customer services of your CD writer or software
manufacturer or look in their product documentation for
relevant information. When you are making audio CDs, take care to
observe all legal guidelines and ensure that the copyright of third parties
is not infringed.
1. To select the CD mode press the Media button until “CD” shows on
the display, or insert a suitably prepared CD-R or CD-RW disc.
2. Insert a CD with printed side facing up into the CD slot. The disc will
be loaded automatically. The unit will check the CD type and load its
track list. The display will show “loading” and then “reading” as the
information is read.
If there are many files or folders on the CD then it may take some
tens of seconds to read all of the file and folder names and to identify
those which are playable (with .mp3 or .wma filename extension).
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Playing an MP3 / WMA CD
1. Press the Play / Pause button to start playing from the CD.
The display will show the first folder and file numbers - “01” and “001”.
2. To pause playing press the Play / Pause button. To resume playing
press the Play / Pause button again.
3. To stop play, press the Stop button. The total number of files on the
disc and “STOP” will be displayed.
If you put the unit into standby mode without pressing the
Stop button, then the next time the unit is switched on it will return
to the previously played file.
4. To take out the CD, press the CD Eject button. The display will show
“EJECT”. In order to protect the disc if it is not removed, the unit will
reload the disc after 10 seconds and then enter standby mode.
To reload a CD that has just been ejected, press the Eject button a
second time.
Selecting a file
1. While the CD is playing, press either the Fast-forward or Rewind
buttons to change to the desired file, the file number is updated in
the display. If there is more than one folder, when all files in the
current folder have been played the next folder will be played.
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2. You can also skip files when the player is in stop mode. Skip to the
desired file using the Fast-forward or Rewind buttons and release the
button when the desired file number is displayed.
3. Press the Play / Pause button to play the selected file.
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Select a specific file
1. For file numbers 1-9 simply press the corresponding digit button.
For file numbers ten and above press the required digits using the
10/0 button to enter the digit zero.
2. If the file number entered exceeds the number of playable files on
the CD, then the last file will be played.
File numbers up to 511 may be entered. The numbers of files in folders
are added together. So, for example, if the first two folders each contain
10 files, then entering 15 will play the fifth file in the second folder.
Search function
1. While the MP3 / WMA CD is playing, press and hold the Fast-forward
or Rewind buttons. Release the button when the desired part of the
current file is reached.
To skip to another folder
1. With the MP3 / WMA CD in stop or play mode, press and release
either the Up or Down Folder button. The first file of the next or
previous folder will be played.
Repeat, Intro, Random and Programmed play
The DDR-43 Plus allows you to use the same playback options for files
as can be used for conventional audio CDs (see pages 26-27).
In addition to Repeat Once and Repeat All options, there is also a
Repeat Folder facility.
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iPod docking
Your DDR-43 Plus sound system has an iPod dock facility which
allows you to play digital audio files and video soundtracks held on your
iPod directly.
The DDR-43 Plus uses the Universal Dock Connector developed
for use with iPods. Recent models of iPod are supplied with
adaptor inserts which ensure correct alignment of the iPod with the
electrical connector. Earlier models of iPod were not supplied with the
necessary inserts, and so your DDR-43 Plus is supplied with insert
types 1 - 7. Should you require a later insert to use your iPod with the
DDR-43 Plus, then please contact an iPod accessories supplier.
1. Ensure that the sound system is in standby. Carefully remove the
iPod dock connector cover from the top of your sound system.
2. Place the iPod docking adaptor (types 1 - 7 supplied with the
DDR-43 Plus) into the iPod docking recess so that it is
securely seated.
3. Carefully place your iPod on the universal iPod dock connector then
press the On / Standby button to switch on the sound system.
To avoid possible damage to either device, not use your iPod
without the correct adaptor fitted in the dock connector.
4. To select the iPod mode press the Media button until “iPod” shows
on the display. If it was previously playing, your iPod will switch on
and continue playing from where it was previously stopped.
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Note:
The DDR-43 Plus sound system is able to recharge your iPod’s
internal battery. Recharging does not take place while your DDR-43 Plus
is using DAB+ or FM radio.
Your iPod will use its backlight settings as configured. If these
need changing, use the iPod’s Settings menu.
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Navigating your iPod
1. Use the Menu button on the remote control to navigate to higher level
menus on your iPod.
2. Use the Folder Up or Down buttons on the remote control as required
to move up and down a menu screen on your iPod.
3. Press the Select button to choose the highlighted on screen
menu item. If this item is a lower level menu item, you may then
navigate further using the Folder Up or Down and Select buttons.
Playing a file on your iPod
1. When you have found the required item use the Select button to start
the iPod playing (or the Play / Pause button - but see note below).
2. Adjust the volume to the required setting using the Volume Up and
Down buttons on your sound system.
3. To pause playback press the Play / Pause button. To resume
playback press the Play / Pause button again.
4. iPod’s do not have a Stop button (they use the Pause function).
To play an alternative selection, use the iPod menus to make the
selection using the Play / Pause button to stop playing the current
item if needed.
Note:
iPods vary in how they respond to the Play / Pause button dependent
upon the iPod model and software revision. Play / Pause may pause
and resume the current selection, or it may pause the current selection
and then start playing a new selection. The use of the Select button to
start playing an item avoids this inconsistency.
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Search function
1. While the iPod is playing, press and hold the Fast-forward or
Rewind buttons.
2. Release the button when the desired part of the item is reached.
Repeat a single file
1. While the iPod is playing, press the Repeat button until the repeat
single file symbol appears in the iPod display. The currently playing
item will be repeated.
Repeat all
2. While the iPod is playing, press the Repeat button until the repeat all
files symbol appears in the iPod display. All files in the current album
or playlist will be repeated.
Repeat cancel
3. While the iPod is playing, press the Repeat button until the repeat
symbol is removed from the iPod display. Remaining files in the
current album or playlist will be played.
Shuffle
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4. While the iPod is playing, press the Random button to control the
shuffle symbol in the iPod display. The tracks in the current album
or playlist will be played in random when shuffle is enabled.
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Alarms
Your DDR-43 Plus sound system has two alarms which can each be set
to wake you to DAB+, FM radio, CD, iPod or buzzer alarm. The alarms
may be set while the unit is in standby mode or while playing.
1. Before setting an alarm ensure that the clock time is set
(see page 37). Press and release the Alarm button. “Alarm 1” will
show on the display.
2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select the required alarm,
1 or 2. Press and release the Select button to cause “Alarm setting”
to show on the display.
3. Press and release the Select button to choose alarm setting.
“Alarm: On/Off” will show on the upper line of the text display.
4. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to choose whether to set the
alarm to On or Off.
5. Press and release the Select button. If the previous selection was to
switch on the alarm, then “Alarm: Time” will show on the upper
line of the text display and the Alarm hour digits will flash. If Off
was selected, the unit will exit the alarm menu.
6. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to choose the alarm hour and
then press and release the Select button to enter the hour setting.
The Alarm minute digits will then flash on the display.
7. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to choose the alarm
minute and then press and release the Select button to enter the
minute setting. “Alarm: Mode” will show on the upper line of the
text display.
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8. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to choose the required alarm
mode and then press the Select button to confirm the setting.
Each alarm can be set to any of the following modes:
BUZZER - will wake you with a buzzer alarm
DAB+ - will wake you with DAB+ radio
FM - will wake you with FM radio
CD - will wake you playing a CD
iPod - will wake you playing your iPod
9. Press and release the Select button to select the alarm mode.
“Alarm: Day” will show on the upper line of the text display.
10. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to select the required day
option and then press the Select button to confirm the setting.
Your alarm can be set to the following options:
Once - will sound once in the next 24 hours only
Daily - will sound everyday
Weekdays - will sound only on weekdays
Weekends - will sound only on weekends
11. The alarm has now been set and the unit will revert to the
previous display. The alarm indicator (alarm 1 or 2) will show on
the display.
To view an alarm setting, select “View” instead of “Setting” at steps
2 and 3. Successive presses of the Select button will display the
alarm details.
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Note:
When the alarm is set to wake by DAB+ or FM radio, the last used
DAB+ or FM station will be used and the alarm volume will be the
volume previously listened to.
When the buzzer alarm activates, the alarm will start softly and
gradually increase in level.
The alarm will sound for 60 minutes unless cancelled.
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Cancelling alarms
1. While an alarm is sounding it can be cancelled by pressing the
On / Standby button.
2. To cancel an alarm at any other time, enter the alarm setup menu and
set the alarm On/Off option to “Off”. See steps 1 - 5 on page 34.
Snooze
1. When the alarm sounds, pressing any button other than the Standby
button will silence the alarm for five minutes. The snooze symbol
(
) will appear in the display.
Sleep function
Your sound system can be set to turn off after a preset time
has elapsed. The sleep setting can be adjusted between 15 and
120 minutes.
1. To use the sleep timer, press and release the Sleep / Clock set
button to enter the sleep setup. “Sleep off” will appear on the display.
2. Repeatedly press and release the Sleep / Clock set button to
select the desired sleep time. The options are 15, 30, 60, 90 or
120 minutes. Use the OFF option to cancel the sleep function.
3. Your radio will switch off after the preset sleep time has elapsed.
4. To cancel the sleep function before the preset time has elapsed,
either set the sleep timer to off (step 2) or press the
On / Standby button.
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Setting the clock manually
The DDR-43 Plus will automatically set its clock when tuned to a
DAB+ radio station or to an FM station which is broadcasting the time
via RDS.
If the clock cannot be set using DAB+ or FM radio then you will need to
set the clock manually before the alarm function can be used. The clock
may be set while the unit is in standby mode or while playing. The clock
display is always in 24 hour format.
If it becomes necessary to set the clock manually, please follow
these steps:
1. Press and hold the Clock Set button. The hour digits on the display
will flash.
2. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to change the hour digits
as needed. Keep the button pressed to cause the digits to change
more quickly.
3. Press and release the Select button to confirm the hour setting.
The minute digits on the display will flash.
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4. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons to change the minute digits
as needed. Keep the button pressed to cause the digits to chang
more quickly.
5. Press and release the Select button to confirm the minutes setting.
The year digits on the display will flash.
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6. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the desired year is set.
Keep the button pressed to cause the digits to change more quickly.
7. Press and release the Select button to con. rm the year setting.
The month will flash on the display.
8. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the desired month is set.
Keep the button pressed to cause the month to change
more quickly.
9. Press and release the Select button to confirm the month setting.
The day number will flash on the display.
10. Press the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the desired day is set.
Keep the button pressed to cause the digits to change
more quickly.
11. Press and release the Select button to confirm the day and to
complete the clock and date setting. The display will revert to the
display for the previous operating mode.
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Standby brightness control
The brightness of the display when the unit is in standby mode may
be adjusted. If you use the unit in the bedroom, you may prefer a lower
standby brightness level than the standard setting.
1. Press and hold the Menu button so that the display shows
“Set Brightness” on the lower line of the text display
2. Press and release the Select button to show the current setting.
3. Press and release the Tuning Up or Down buttons to change the
standby brightness level. The backlight level will change at the same
time so that you can see the effect of the change.
4. Press and release the Select button to save the new setting.
The default setting after a system reset is 5. Possible brightness values
range from 1 - 7.
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Equalizer function
The sound on your sound system can be adjusted to suit your personal
taste for the material that you are listening to. The DDR-43 Plus has six
preset equalizer modes. Alternatively, you may set the treble and bass
levels to your own preferences.
1. Press the Equalizer button to cycle through the various modes.
a. Flat - no tone modification is applied
b. Jazz
c. Rock
d. Classic
e. Pop
f. News
g. Treble - tone setting may be adjusted
h. Bass - tone setting may be adjusted
Treble control
2. Press the Equalizer button to cycle through the modes until “Treble”
appears on the upper line of the text display. The current treble
setting will be shown on the lower line.
3. To adjust the treble setting press and release the Tuning Up or Down
buttons until the desired level is displayed.
4. If you wish also to adjust the bass, then press the Equalizer button
once more as described in step 5. Alternatively press the Select
button to revert to the play mode display.
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Bass control
5. Press the Equalizer button to cycle through the modes until “Bass”
appears on the upper line of the text display. The current bass
setting will be shown on the lower line.
6. To adjust the bass setting press and release the Tuning Up or Down
buttons until the desired level is displayed.
7. Press the Select button to revert to the play mode display.
To quickly cancel the effect of the treble or bass settings press
the Equaliser button until “Flat” appears on the upper line of the
text display. The treble and bass settings will be remembered for
the next time that you wish to adjust them.
Mute function
Pressing the Mute button will mute the output from the loudspeakers.
1. Press the Mute button to mute the sound output. The speaker volume
symbol on the display will disappear.
2. Press the Mute button again or one of the Volume buttons to un-mute
the sound output.
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Auxiliary input socket
A 3.5mm stereo Auxiliary Input socket is provided on the rear of your
sound system to permit an audio signal to be fed into the unit from an
external audio device such as iPod, MP3 or CD player.
1. Repeatedly press and release the Radio button until “AUX IN”
is displayed.
2. Connect an external audio source (for example, iPod,
MP3 or CD 1 player) to the Auxiliary input socket.
3. Adjust the volume setting on your iPod, MP3 or CD player if
necessary to ensure an adequate signal level, and then use the
Volume Up or Down buttons on the sound system as needed for
comfortable listening.
Line Out socket
A 3.5mm stereo Line Out socket is provided on the rear of your sound
system to permit the audio signal to be fed to an external amplifier or
other audio device.
Inserting an audio cable into this socket will not mute the internal
loudspeaker. Set the volume control to a low level if desired
(minimum level = 1). Setting the volume to MIN may cause the line
output to be muted.
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Headphone socket
A 3.5mm stereo Headphone Socket is provided on the rear of your
sound system for use with headphones. Inserting a plug automatically
mutes the internal loudspeakers.
IMPORTANT:
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause
hearing loss.
Aerial removal
The fitted telescopic aerial is suitable for most applications. In some
locations if reception conditions are poor, an external antenna may be
more suitable. For this purpose the telescopic aerial may be removed to
allow connection to an external aerial using a coaxial cable.
First remove the two small screws holding the antenna connector cover
in place using a small cross-head screw driver. Then using a suitable
spanner (11mm across the flats), remove the telescopic aerial by
rotating in an anti-clockwise direction when viewed from the rear of
the product.
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This will expose an F-type connector to which a coaxial cable may then
be connected.
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Touch panel sensitivity control
The sensitivity of the touch panel may be adjusted. The default setting
will normally be found to provide satisfactory operation, however,
the touch panel system may respond differently depending upon the
moisture of the skin. The touch panel sensitivity may be reduced or
increased relative to the standard setting.
1. Press and hold the Menu button so that the display shows
“Set Brightness” on the lower line of the text display.
2. Press and release the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the display
shows “Touch Pad Set”.
3. Press and release the Select button to show the current setting.
4. Press and release the Tuning Up or Down buttons to change the
touch panel sensitivity level.
5. Press and release the Select button to save the new setting.
The default setting after a system reset is Normal.
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System reset
If your radio fails to operate correctly, or some digits on the display are
missing or incomplete carry out the following procedure.
1. Press and hold the Menu button so that the display shows
“Set Brightness” on the lower line of the text display.
2. Press and release the Tuning Up or Down buttons until the display
shows “System reset”.
3. Press and release the Select button. The display will show
“Press SELECT to reset”.
4. Press and release the Select button again to confirm the
reset operation.
5. After a system reset, all radio station presets will be set to empty.
Alarms will be cancelled, audio equaliser, display brightness and
touch panel settings will have been set to their default values.
The clock will be reset and the unit will behave as when first switched
on (see page 9).
In case of malfunction due to electrostatic discharge, reset the product
using the above procedure. In some circumstances it may be necessary
to disconnect and then reconnect the mains power in order to resume
normal operation.
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Cautions
Do not allow this sound system to be exposed to water, steam or sand.
Do not leave your sound system where excessive heat could
cause damage.
It is recommended that the DAB+ band is used for radio listening where
possible since this may result in better sound quality and freedom from
interference than will often be obtained on the FM band.
The name plate is located on the rear of your sound system.
Specifications
The sound system shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and
that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on
the sound system.
It is recommended to operate the product such that there is a
minimum distance (10cm recommended) to adjacent objects in
order to ensure good ventilation.
The ventilation of the product should not be restricted by covering it
or its ventilation openings with items such as newspapers,
tablecloths, curtains etc.
No naked flame sources such as lighted candles should be placed on
the product.
It is recommended to avoid using or storing the product at extremes
of temperature. Avoid leaving the unit in cars, on window sills,
in direct sunlight etc.
Circuit features
Power Requirements
Mains
Battery (Remote control)
AC 230 volts, 50Hz
2 x AAA
Frequency Coverage
FM
DAB+
87.5 - 108MHz
174.928 - 239.200MHz
Output Power
2 x 7 watts
Headphone socket
Auxiliary in socket
Line Out socket
3.5mm dia
3.5mm dia
3.5mm dia
only
Aerial System
Telescopic aerial
FM
DAB+ Telescopic aerial
The Company reserves the right to amend the specification without notice.
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If at any time in the future you should need to dispose of this product please note that: Waste electrical products should not
be disposed of with household waste. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check with your Local Authority or retailer for
recycling advice. (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive)
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