RS 170
Digital Wireless System
RS 170
Instruction manual
Contents
Contents
Important safety information ........................................................................... 2
The RS 170 digital RF headphone system ...................................................... 4
Delivery includes .................................................................................................. 5
Product overview ................................................................................................. 6
Overview of the HDR 170 headphones ..................................................... 6
Overview of the TR 170 transmitter .......................................................... 7
Overview of the indicators and acoustic signals ..................................... 8
Overview of the connection stages .......................................................... 10
Putting the RS 170 into operation ................................................................. 11
Setting up the transmitter ......................................................................... 11
Connecting the transmitter to a sound source ...................................... 12
Connecting the transmitter to the mains ............................................... 15
Inserting and changing the rechargeable batteries ............................. 16
Charging the headphones’ rechargeable batteries ............................... 17
Adjusting the headband of the headphones ......................................... 17
Using the RS 170 ............................................................................................... 18
Switching the transmitter on and off ...................................................... 18
Switching the headphones on and off .................................................... 20
Adjusting the volume on the headphones ............................................. 21
Adjusting the sound of the RS 170 to your needs ................................ 22
Associating the headphones to the transmitter ................................... 24
Listening with several headphones simultaneously ............................ 27
Cleaning the RS 170 .......................................................................................... 28
If a problem occurs ... ........................................................................................ 29
Accessories and spare parts ............................................................................ 31
Specifications ...................................................................................................... 32
Manufacturer declarations ............................................................................... 33
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Important safety information
Important safety information
•
Please read this instruction manual carefully and completely before
using the product.
•
Make this instruction manual easily accessible to all users at all times.
Always include this instruction manual when passing the product on to
third parties.
•
Do not use the product in situations which require special attention
(e.g. in traffic or when performing skilled jobs).
•
Always keep the product dry and do not expose it to extreme
temperatures (normal operating temperatures: 0 °C/32 °F to 40 °C/
104 °F).
•
Use the product with care and store it in a clean, dust-free
environment.
•
Switch the headphones off after use to conserve battery power.
Remove the batteries if the product will not be used for extended
periods of time.
•
The headphones contain magnets that generate a magnetic field which
could cause interference with cardiac pacemakers and implanted
defibrillators. Keep the headphones at least 1.2” (3 cm) from cardiac
pacemakers or implanted defibrillators.
•
Please protect your hearing from high volume levels. Sennheiser
headphones also sound exceptionally good at low volumes.
•
Only use the Sennheiser supplied power supply units.
•
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not use the product near
water and do not expose it to rain or moisture.
•
Unplug the power supply unit from the wall socket
– to completely disconnect the product from the mains
– during lightning storms or
– when unused for long periods of time.
•
Only operate the power supply unit from the type of power source
specified in the chapter “Specifications” (see page 32).
•
Ensure that the power supply unit is
– in a safe operating condition and easily accessible,
– properly plugged into the wall socket,
– only operated within the permissible temperature range,
– not covered or exposed to direct sunlight for longer periods of time
in order to prevent heat accumulation (see “Specifications” on
page 32).
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•
Do not operate the product near any heat sources.
•
Only use attachments/accessories specified by Sennheiser (see
“Accessories and spare parts” on page 31).
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Important safety information
Replacement parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses
replacement parts specified by Sennheiser or those having the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result
in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Intended use
Intended use of the product includes
•
having read this instruction manual, especially the chapter “Important
safety instructions” on page 2,
•
using the product within the operating conditions and limitations
described in this instruction manual.
“Improper use” means using the product other than as described in this
instruction manual, or under operating conditions which differ from those
described herein.
Safety instructions for the NiMH rechargeable batteries
If abused or misused, the rechargeable batteries may leak. In extreme
cases, they may even present
•
•
•
•
a heat hazard,
a fire hazard,
an explosion hazard,
a smoke or gas hazard.
Please understand that Sennheiser does not accept liability for damage
arising from abuse or misuse.
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Keep away from
children.
Only use rechargeable batteries
recommended by Sennheiser.
Observe correct polarity.
Do not short-circuit.
Do not expose to
moisture.
Switch rechargeable batterypowered products off after use.
Do not pack charged
batteries loose – danger
of shorting out/fire
hazard.
When not using rechargeable
batteries for extended period
of time (1 month & above),
remove the batteries from
the device.
Only charge
rechargeable batteries
at ambient
temperatures between
10 °C/50 °F and 40 °C/
104 °F.
Do not heat above 70 °C/
158 °F, e.g. do not expose to
sunlight or throw into a fire.
Do not mutilate or
dismantle.
Do not continue to use
defective rechargeable
batteries.
Immediately remove
rechargeable batteries
from obviously
defective devices.
Dispose of rechargeable
batteries at special collection
points or return them to your
specialist dealer.
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The RS 170 digital RF headphone system
The RS 170 digital RF headphone system
The RS 170 is an RF stereo hi-fi headphone system with comprehensive
technical features. Its transparent and balanced sound image with
excellent bass response makes this system an ideal choice for hi-fi, home
cinema and TV use.
The rechargeable batteries can conveniently be recharged while in the
headphones. Enjoy total freedom of sound, stylish design and maximum
comfort.
Additional features of the RS 170 headphone system
•
Transmits uncompressed audio over a robust 2.4 GHz digital link,
enabling you to enjoy your music without the hassles of cables.
•
Dynamic transducer systems with powerful neodymium magnets
deliver clear and detailed audio reproduction.
•
Kleer’s uncompressed digital wireless transmission delivers CD-quality
sound.
•
No set-up required – just plug and play. Simply connect the transmitter
to your personal audio/video player, put on the headphones and turn
it on!
•
TR 170 transmitter with multi-receiver capability, enabling up to 4
people to listen to the same sound source.
KleerTM wireless transmission technology
The RS 170 headphone system features the digital wireless audio
transmission technology from Kleer. The Kleer company has developed an
RF-based wireless transmission standard (of the same name) that offers
lossless audio transmission in CD-quality while consuming minimal power.
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Delivery includes
Delivery includes
1 HDR 170 headphones
1 TR 170 transmitter
1 power supply unit with country adapters
1 stereo audio cable with 3.5 mm jack plugs
1 adapter 3.5 mm jack socket to ¼“ (6.3 mm) jack plug
1 adapter 3.5 mm jack socket to 2 RCA plugs
2 AAA size NiMH rechargeable batteries, 1.2 V
1 cable dresser
1 cable binder
1 quick guide incl. CD ROM with detailed instruction manual (PDF file)
1 safety guide
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Product overview
Product overview
Overview of the HDR 170 headphones
쐇
쐃
쐋
HDR 170
쐅
쐄
쐏
쐂
쐆
쐊
쐎
쐏
쐃 Headband
쐄 VOLUME + button
쐇 Charging contacts
쐂 Multi-function button
쐋 Ear pads
쐆 VOLUME – button
쐏 Battery compartments
쐊 SURR button
쐎 BASS button
쐅 Multi-function LED
With the multi-function button 쐂, you can switch the
headphones on/to standby mode, set the headphones to multi-user
operation, mute the headphones and associate the headphones.
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Product overview
Overview of the TR 170 transmitter
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1
2
3
6
7
8
4
9
햲 CHARGE LED, orange
햳 BASS button, backlit in green
햴 SURROUND button, backlit in green
햵 Multi-function button
, backlit in green
햶 Charging contacts for charging the headphones
햷 Audio input (AUDIO IN)
햸 ATTENUATOR switch
햹 Socket for power supply unit (DC 5V 0.5A)
햺 Cable dresser
With the multi-function button 햵, you can switch the
transmitter on/to standby mode, set the transmitter to multi-user
operation and associate the transmitter.
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Product overview
Overview of the indicators and acoustic signals
Meaning of the pictograms for the different LEDs
Status
Meaning
The LED is lit.
The LED flashes once per second.
1s
The LED flashes twice every 5 seconds.
5s
Indicators on the headphones
Indicator
Status
Multi-function LED 쐅
1s
1s
1s
5s
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Meaning
The rechargeable batteries
are almost flat.
The headphones are in
enrollment mode (searching
for a transmitter to pair
with).
The headphones are in
association mode
(exchanging device
information with the
transmitter).
The headphones receive an
audio signal.
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Product overview
Indicators on the transmitter
Indicator
Status
CHARGE LED 햲
Meaning
The rechargeable batteries
are being charged.
off
The rechargeable batteries
are fully charged.
BASS button 햳
The dynamic bass boost is
activated.
SURR button 햴
3D surround sound is
activated.
Multi-function
button 햵
off
1s
1s
5s
5s
The transmitter is in
standby mode.
The transmitter is in
enrollment mode (searching
for headphones to pair
with).
The transmitter is in
association mode
(exchanging device
information with the
headphones).
The transmitter is in singleuser operation.
The transmitter is in multiuser operation.
Acoustic signal of the headphones
1 short beep
Meaning
The minimum volume is reached.
The maximum volume is reached.
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The SURR button
쐊 is being pressed.
The BASS button
쐎 is being pressed.
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Product overview
Overview of the connection stages
Connection establishment
Enrollment mode
When you switch the headphones and the transmitter on, the headphones
search for a suitable transmitter.
1s
HDR 170
Pairing
The headphones and the transmitter have recognized each other and the
headphones are paired with the transmitter.
5s
HDR 170
Single-user and multi-user operation
Single-user operation
You can listen to your sound source via one pair of headphones. By default,
the transmitter is set to single-user operation (see page 24).
5s
HDR 170
Multi-user operation
In order to be able to listen to your sound source with several headphones
simultaneously, you have to set your transmitter to multi-user operation
(see page 27).
5s
HDR 170
HDR 170
HDR 170
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Putting the RS 170 into operation
Putting the RS 170 into operation
Setting up the transmitter
왘 Choose a suitable place near your sound source (e.g. TV, stereo or home
cinema system).
Music
Photos
Videos
Extras
Settings
Shuffle Songs
왘 Do not place the transmitter close to metal objects such as shelf bars,
reinforced concrete walls, etc. as this can decrease the transmitter’s
range.
It is not necessary that the transmitter and headphones are in the
same room, so you can move around freely in the home or outside
in the garden.
Cable dresser
왘 Snap the cable dresser 햺 into the opening at the rear of the
transmitter.
왘 Dress the cables through the small slit of the cable dresser 햺. The cable
dresser prevents the cables from slipping out of the sockets or being
kinked.
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왘 Use the cable binder to conceal the cables.
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Putting the RS 170 into operation
Connecting the transmitter to a sound source
You can connect the TR 170 transmitter to different sound sources, such
as a TV, a DVD player or a stereo system.
왘 Switch your sound source off before connecting the transmitter.
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0
왘 Connect the audio cable 햻 to the audio input 햷 of the transmitter.
왘 Check the connection possibility of your sound source.
Chapter
Connection possibility
Type of socket
A
Headphone socket
B
RCA sockets (output)
L
R
왘 Follow the instructions in the corresponding chapter in order to connect
your transmitter to the sound source.
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Putting the RS 170 into operation
A
Connecting the transmitter to a headphone socket
Depending on your sound source, you have to change the setting of the
ATTENUATOR switch 햸 in order to optimally adjust the signal of the sound
source.
Portable sound source
(MP3 player, mobile telephone)
Music
Photos
Videos
Extras
Settings
Shuffle Songs
Stationary sound source
(hi-fi system, amplifier)
왘 Set the ATTENUATOR switch 햸 왘 Set the ATTENUATOR switch 햸
to “0 dB”.
to “–8 dB”.
왘 Adjust the volume of the headphone socket on your sound source to a
medium level. This improves the quality of wireless sound
transmission. If necessary, check the settings of your sound source.
왘 Connect the audio cable 햻 to the headphone socket of your sound
source.
If the plug on the audio cable 햻 is too small for your headphone socket,
plug the adapter to ¼“ (6.3 mm) jack plug 햽 onto the audio cable.
A
0
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Putting the RS 170 into operation
B
Connecting the transmitter to RCA sockets (output)
WARNING Danger of hearing damage due to high volumes!
You can suffer hearing damage if you are using other Kleer
compatible headphones without integrated volume control,
such as the Sennheiser MX W1, with the TR 170 transmitter:
왘 In this case, do not connect the transmitter to the RCA
sockets (output) of your sound source, but to the
headphone socket of your sound source.
왘 Before putting the headphones on, set the volume on the
sound source to a low level.
Depending on your sound source, you have to change the setting of the
ATTENUATOR switch 햸 in order to optimally adjust the signal of the sound
source.
Portable sound source
(MP3 player, mobile telephone)
Music
Photos
Videos
Extras
Settings
Shuffle Songs
Stationary sound source
(hi-fi system, amplifier)
왘 Set the ATTENUATOR switch 햸 왘 Set the ATTENUATOR switch 햸
to “0 dB”.
to “–8 dB”.
왘 Plug the adapter for RCA sockets 햾 onto the audio cable 햻.
왘 Connect the red connector of the adapter 햾 to the red socket R of your
sound source.
왘 Connect the white connector of the adapter 햾 to the white or black
socket L of your sound source.
A
0
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If your sound source has several RCA sockets, use the RCA outputs
(usually “Audio Out”).
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Putting the RS 170 into operation
Connecting the transmitter to the mains
왘 Select the suitable country adapter 헀 for your wall socket.
왘 Slide the country adapter 헀 onto the power supply unit 햿 until it locks
into place.
D
EU
UK
US
AU
C
왘 Connect the connector 헁 of the power supply unit to the socket 햹.
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8
E
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왘 Plug the power supply unit 햿 into a wall socket.
The transmitter switches on. The multi-function button 햵 flashes
green after 9 seconds. The transmitter is in enrollment mode.
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Putting the RS 170 into operation
Inserting and changing the rechargeable batteries
For powering the headphones, you can use:
•
standard batteries (AAA size, 1.5 V)
•
NiMH rechargeable batteries (AAA size, 1.2 V, 800 mAh)
If you are using standard batteries, the headphones must not be placed on
the headphone holder/charger of the transmitter.
왘 Remove the ear pads 쐋 from both ear cups by turning the ear pads in
the direction of the arrow until you overcome a slight resistance.
왘 Lift the ear pads 쐋 off the ear cups.
쐋
쐋
왘 Remove the depeleted rechargeable batteries (where applies).
왘 Insert the rechargeable batteries. Observe correct polarity when
inserting the batteries.
왘 Secure the ear pads 쐋 to the ear cups.
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Putting the RS 170 into operation
Charging the headphones’ rechargeable batteries
CAUTION Danger of damage to the headphones!
If standard batteries are inserted into the headphones and
you place the headphones on the headphone holder/charger
of the transmitter, the batteries can leak and damage your
headphones.
왘 Only place the headphones on the headphone holder/
charger of the transmitter if rechargeable batteries are
inserted.
16h
Charge the rechargeable batteries for at least 16 hours prior to first time
use. Subsequent charging time is about half of the previous operating
time. The operating time is up to 24 hours.
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HDR
170
1
왘 Place the headphones on the headphone holder/charger of the
transmitter. Make sure that the headphones make good contact with
the charging contacts 햶.
The rechargeable batteries are being charged. The CHARGE LED 햲
lights up orange.
When the rechargeable batteries are fully charged, the CHARGE LED 햲
goes off.
Always store the headphones on the headphone holder/charger to
ensure that they are fully charged when they are needed.
Adjusting the headband of the headphones
For good sound quality and best possible comfort, the headband has to be
adjusted to properly fit your head. To do so, adjust the headband 쐃 via its
snap-in locking mechanism:
쐃
HDR 170
왘 Wear the headphones so that the headband 쐃 runs over the top of
your head.
왘 Adjust the length of the headband so that
– your ears are completely inside the earpads,
– you feel even, gentle pressure around your ears,
– a snug fit of the headband 쐃 on the head is ensured.
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Using the RS 170
Using the RS 170
To switch the product on and to listen to your sound source, proceed as
follows:
Sequence of steps
Page
1. Make sure that the rechargeable batteries are charged.
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2. Switch your sound source on.
–
3. Switch your transmitter on.
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4. Switch your headphones on.
20
5. Adjust the desired volume.
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Switching the transmitter on and off
Switching the transmitter on
1s
5s
왘 Press the multi-function button 햵 for approx. 1 second.
The transmitter switches on. The multi-function button 햵 flashes
green, indicating that the transmitter is in enrollment mode.
Once the transmitter has found suitable headphones, it pairs with the
headphones and transmits an audio signal. The multi-function LED 쐅
of the headphones and the multi-function button 햵 of the
transmitter flash slowly.
쐅
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Using the RS 170
Switching the transmitter off
왘 Press the multi-function button 햵 for approx. 1 second.
The multi-function button 햵 goes off. The transmitter is in standby
mode.
To disconnect the transmitter from the mains:
왘 Pull out the mains plug from the wall socket.
Please note that In this case, the headphones’ rechargeable batteries
will not be recharged.
If the headphones are outside the transmission range or switched
off for more than 5 minutes, the transmitter automatically switches
to standby mode. The multi-function button 햵 goes off. In
standby mode, the transmitter’s power consumption is very low so
that it can remain connected to the mains.
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Using the RS 170
Switching the headphones on and off
WARNING Danger due to high volumes!
Listening at high volume levels for long periods can lead to
permanent hearing defects.
왘 Before putting the headphones on, set the volume to a low
level.
왘 Do not continuously expose yourself to high volumes.
Switching the headphones on
1s
5s
왘 Press the multi-function button 쐂 for approx. 1 second.
The headphones switch on. The multi-function LED 쐅 flashes green,
indicating that the headphones are in enrollment mode.
Once the headphones have found a suitable transmitter, the
transmitter pairs with the headphones and transmits an audio signal.
The multi-function LED 쐅 of the headphones and the multi-function
button 햵 of the transmitter flash slowly.
쐅
쐂
4
Switching the headphones off
왘 Press the multi-function button 쐂 for approx. 1 second.
The multi-function LED 쐅 goes off. The headphones are in standby
mode.
If there is no signal from the transmitter for more than 5 minutes,
the headphones automatically switch to standby mode.
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Using the RS 170
Adjusting the volume on the headphones
왘 Press the VOLUME – button 쐆 or the VOLUME + button 쐄 repeatedly
until the volume is adjusted to a comfortable and undistorted level.
쐆
쐄
Vol -
Vol +
Vol -
Vol +
Muting the headphones
왘 Briefly press the multi-function button
or to cancel the muting.
쐂 to mute the headphones
쐂
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Using the RS 170
Adjusting the sound of the RS 170 to your needs
Activating/deactivating 3D surround sound
You can activate or deactivate 3D surround sound on the transmitter or
directly on your headphones.
To activate 3D surround sound:
왘 Press the SURR button 쐊 on the
SURROUND button 햴 on the transmitter.
The SURROUND button 햴 is backlit in green.
headphones
or
the
쐊
3
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Using the RS 170
Activating/deactivating the dynamic bass boost
You can activate or deactivate the dynamic bass boost on the transmitter
or directly on your headphones.
To activate the dynamic bass boost:
왘 Press the BASS button 쐎 on the headphones or the BASS button 햳
on the transmitter.
The BASS button 햳 is backlit in green.
쐎
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Using the RS 170
Associating the headphones to the transmitter
The RS 170 system features the digital wireless audio transmission
technology from Kleer. You can also associate other Kleer
compatible headphones (e.g. the Sennheiser MX W1) to the
transmitter. For more information, refer to the chapter “Associating
other Kleer compatible headphones to the transmitter” on page 26
or to the instruction manual of the corresponding product.
The headphones and the transmitter are already associated upon delivery.
You only have to associate the headphones to the transmitter
•
if you want to use another pair of Kleer compatible headphones or
•
if the transmission between the headphones and the transmitter is
disturbed by interferences in the vicinity.
If you want to use several headphones, refer to the chapter “Associating
several headphones to the transmitter” on page 26.
Associating the HDR 170 headphones to the transmitter
When associating the headphones to the transmitter, the distance
between the transmitter and the headphones should not exceed 1 m.
왘 Make sure that the transmitter and the headphones are in standby
mode (see page 19 and 20).
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Using the RS 170
1s
왘 Simultaneously press the multi-function button 햵 of the
transmitter and the multi-function button 쐂 of the headphones for
7 seconds.
The multi-function button 햵 of the transmitter flashes green.
7s
4
쐂
5s
After approx. 30 seconds, the headphones are paired with the transmitter
and you can hear your sound source via the headphones. The multifunction LED 쐅 of the headphones and the multi-function button 햵 of
the transmitter flash green.
쐅
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Using the RS 170
Associating other Kleer compatible headphones to the transmitter
The following describes how to associate the Sennheiser MX W1
earphones to the TR 170 transmitter.
For information on how to associate other Kleer compatible headphones to
the transmitter, refer to the instruction manual of the corresponding
product.
왘 Press the operation/pairing button on both MX W1 earphones for
7 seconds.
왘 Press the multi-function button
햵 of the transmitter for 7 seconds.
7s
4
5s
After approx. 30 seconds, the MX W1 earphones are paired with the
transmitter and you can hear your sound source via the earphones. The
multi-function button 햵 of the transmitter flashes green.
Associating several headphones to the transmitter
In order to be able to use several headphones simultaneously, you first
have to associate your additional headphones to the transmitter.
왘 Follow the steps in the chapter “Associating the headphones to the
transmitter”.
You can then only use the last headphones paired to listen to your
sound source (single-user operation).
To listen to your sound source with up to 4 headphones simultaneously:
왘 Set your transmitter to multi-user operation as described in the next
chapter.
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Using the RS 170
Listening with several headphones simultaneously
By default, the transmitter is set to single-user operation. In order to be
able to listen to your sound source with several headphones
simultaneously, you have to set your transmitter to multi-user operation.
The settings for the dynamic bass boost and for 3D surround sound are
applied to the additional headphones. The volume of the each pair of
headphones can be adjusted individually.
왘 Make sure that all headphones are paired to the transmitter (see
previous chapter).
왘 Switch all headphones on (see page 20).
왘 Then switch the transmitter on (see page 18).
5s
왘 Briefly press the multi-function button 햵 of the transmitter.
The multi-function button 햵 of the transmitter and the multifunction LEDs 쐅 of the headphones flash green. You can now listen to
your sound source with several headphones simultaneously.
HDR 170
HDR 170
HDR 170
When pressing the transmitter’s multi-function button 햵 in
multi-user operation, the transmitter switches to single-user
operation. You can still listen to your sound source with the last
headphones paired, the other headphones are disconnected from
the transmitter.
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Cleaning the RS 170
Cleaning the RS 170
CAUTION Liquids can damage the electronics of the product!
Liquids entering the housing of the product can cause a
short-circuit and damage the electronics.
왘 Keep all liquids far away from the product.
왘 Do not use any cleansing agents or solvents.
왘 Before cleaning, switch the product off and disconnect the transmitter
from the mains.
왘 Only use a dry and soft cloth to clean the product.
Replacing the ear pads
For reasons of hygiene, you should replace the ear pads from time to time.
Spare ear pads are available from your Sennheiser dealer (see “Accessoires
and spare parts” on page 31).
왘 Remove the ear pads 쐋 from the ear cups by turning the ear pads in
the direction of the arrow until you overcome a slight resistance.
왘 Lift the ear pads 쐋 off the ear cups.
쐋
쐋
왘 Secure the new ear pads to the ear cups.
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If a problem occurs ...
If a problem occurs ...
Sound problems
Problem
Possible cause
Possible solutions
No sound
Transmitter is/headphones Switch the
are switched off
transmitter/
headphones on
18/20
Headphones are muted
Cancel the muting
21
Jack plug is not properly
connected
Check the plug
connection
12
Sound source is switched
off
Switch the sound
source on
–
Audio cable is defective
Replace the cable
–
Transmission between
transmitter and
headphones is disturbed
by interferences (including
ESD) in the vicinity
Associate the
headphones with the
transmitter again
24
Disconnect the
transmitter from the
mains and reconnect
it again
15
Remove the
rechargeable
batteries from the
headphones and
reinsert them again
16
Headphones are not
correctly associated with
the transmitter (e.g.
additional headphones)
Associate the
headphones with the
transmitter
24
Headphones are out of
range
Reduce the distance
between
headphones and
transmitter
11
Signal is shielded
Remove obstacles
between transmitter
and headphones
11
Interfering devices in the
vicinity
Change your position
11
Sound is too Volume of the sound
low
source is adjusted too low
Increase the volume
of the sound source
–
Signal of the sound source
is too weak
Set the ATTENUATOR
switch 햸 to
“0 dB”
13
Headphone volume is
adjusted too low
Increase the volume
by pressing the
VOLUME + button 쐄
21
Audio cable is defective
Replace the audio
cable
–
Occasional
sound
dropouts
Sound only
on one ear
Audio cable is not properly Check the plug
connected
connection
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If a problem occurs ...
Problem
Possible cause
Possible solutions
Sound is
distorted
Signal of the sound source
is distorted
Reduce the volume
of the sound source
–
Reduce the volume
by pressing the
VOLUME – button 쐆
on the headphones
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Set the ATTENUATOR
switch 햸 to
“–8 dB”
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Signal of the sound source
is too strong
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Other problems
Problem
Possible cause
The
No mains connection
transmitter
cannot be
switched on
Possible solution
Check the connection
of the power supply
unit to the
transmitter and to
the mains
Headphone Rechargeable batteries are Recharge the
s cannot be flat
rechargeable
switched on
batteries
Rechargeable batteries are Remove the
inserted the wrong way
rechargeable
round.
batteries from the
headphones and
reinsert them again.
Observe correct
polarity
Headphone Headphones do not make
s cannot be contact to the charging
recharged
contacts
Operating
time
decreases
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15
17
16
Ensure that the
headphones are
properly seated on
the charging
contacts
17
Clean the charging
contacts
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Rechargeable batteries are Replace the
exhausted
rechargeable
batteries
16
If a problem occurs that is not listed in the above table or if the problem
cannot be solved with the proposed solutions, please contact your local
Sennheiser partner for assistance.
To find a Sennheiser partner in your country, search at
www.sennheiser.com.
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Accessories and spare parts
Accessories and spare parts
Only use original Sennheiser accessories and spare parts, otherwise the
product quality can be impaired or the product can be damaged.
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Cat. No.
Accessory/spare part
504251
HDR 170 headphones
534480
Power supply unit with country adapters
534486
Stereo audio cable with two 3.5 mm jack plugs (1 m)
534479
DC cable
(4.0 mm DC jack socket to 2 x 4.0 mm DC plug)
093778
Adapter
(3.5 mm jack socket to ¼“ (6.3 mm) jack plug)
514267
Adapter
(3.5 mm jack socket to 2 RCA plugs)
534470
1 pair of ear pads (closed type)
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Specifications
Specifications
RS 170 system
Modulation
MSK digital
Carrier frequencies
2.4 – 2.48 GHz
Range
approx. 80 m in the open area
Ambient temperature
32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to 40 °C)
TR 170 transmitter
Audio connection
3.5 mm stereo jack socket
Power consumption
(standby mode)
< 0.5 W
Power supply
5 V , 500 mA
Transmission power
< 10 mW
Weight
approx. 336 g
Dimensions
12.5 cm x 10 cm x 23 cm
HDR 170 headphones
Transducer principle
circumaural, closed
Max. SPL
110 dB (SPL)
THD
< 0.5 % at 1 kHz, 100 dB SPL
Frequency response
18 Hz – 21,000 Hz
Charging time of
rechargeable batteries
approx. 16 hours
Power supply
2 AAA size NiMH rechargeable batteries,
1.2 V, 800 mAh
Operating time
approx. 24 hours
Weight
(w/o rechargeable batteries) approx. 228 g
SSA-4P 5050F power supply unit
Rated input
100 – 240 V~, 0.2 A, 50 – 60 Hz
Rated output
5 V , 500 mA
Operating temperature range 32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to 40 °C)
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Manufacturer declarations
Manufacturer declarations
Warranty
Sennheiser GmbH & Co. KG gives a warranty of 24 months on this product.
For the current warranty conditions, please visit our website at
www.sennheiser.com or contact your Sennheiser partner.
In compliance with the following requirements
•
RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC)
•
WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC)
•
Battery Directive (2006/66/EC)
CE Declaration of Conformity
•
R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC)
•
EMC Directive (2004/108/EC)
•
Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC)
The declaration is available at www.sennheiser.com.
Before putting the product into operation, please observe the respective
country-specific regulations!
Batteries
The supplied batteries can be recycled. Please dispose of them as special
waste or return them to your specialist dealer. In order to protect the
environment, only dispose of exhausted batteries.
WEEE Declaration
Your Sennheiser product was developed and manufactured with highquality materials and components which can be recycled and/or reused.
This symbol indicates that electrical and electronic equipment must be
disposed of separately from normal waste at the end of its operational
lifetime.
Please dispose of this product by taking it to your local collection point or
recycling centre for such equipment. This will help to protect the
environment in which we all live.
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Manufacturer declarations
Statements regarding FCC and Industry Canada
FCC Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
SENNHEISER
Model No: RS 170
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation
One Enterprise Drive • Old Lyme •
CT 06371 • USA
Tel: +1 (860) 434 9190, ext. 144
Fax: +1 (860) 434 1759
We,
declare the above device comply with the requirements of Federal Communications Commission.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subjected 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.
Responsible Party: John Falcone
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and with RSS-210 of
Industry Canada. 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.
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 to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into 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.
This class B digital apparatus complies with the Canadian ICES-003.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved
by Sennheiser electronic Corp. may void the FCC authorization to operate
this equipment.
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Manufacturer declarations
RF Radiation Exposure Information
Since the radiated output power of this device is far below the FCC radio
frequency exposure limits, it is not subjected to routine RF exposure
evaluation as per Section 2.1093 of the FCC rules.
This device meets FCC RF exposure guidelines for an uncontrolled
environment. The transmitter of this device should be installed and
operated at least 20 cm away from the user's body. Use of other
accessories not verified by the manufacturer may not ensure compliance
with FCC RF exposure guidelines.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter.
In compliance with:
USA
FCC ID: DMOTR180
FCC ID: DMOHDR180
Canada
IC: 2099A-TR180
IC: 2099A-HDR180
Europe
Australia/
New Zealand
Singapore
Japan
R
201 WW 09215289
201 WW 09215290
Trademarks
The Kleer logo is a trademark of Kleer Inc.
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Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Am Labor 1, 30900 Wedemark, Germany
www.sennheiser.com
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