Rio Fuse - Digital Networks North America

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Rio Fuse
User’s Guide
Table of Contents
Getting Started
Connections
Software Setup
Basic Operations
Advanced Features
Help
Index
Contents
Package Contents
• AAA-Battery
• Earphones
• Installation CD
• Quick Start Poster
• Rio Fuse
Copyright/Trademarks
© 2003 Digital Networks North America, Inc. All rights reserved.
Digital Networks North America, Inc. shall not be liable for any errors contained herein or for
any damages arising out of or related to this document or the information contained herein,
even if Digital Networks North America has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
This document is intended for informational and instructional purposes only. Digital Networks
North America, Inc. reserves the right to make changes in the specifications and other information contained in this document without prior notification. Digital Networks North America,
Inc. disclaims any obligation to update the information contained herein.
Rio® is a registered trademark of Digital Networks North America, Inc.
RealOne is a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc.
This product is iTunes ready. iTunes is provided by Apple Computer, Inc. Copyright © 2001
Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. iTunes is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Mac
and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. registered in the United States and
other countries.
Microsoft, Windows Media and the Windows Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Rio Fuse
All other product names may be trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.
P/N 41000865-001
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Index
Table of Contents
1 - Getting Started
Welcome .......................................................1
• Learning More .................................................1
Tour of the Rio Fuse ..............................2
LCD Overview ............................................4
• Playback Mode ................................................4
• Menu Mode .....................................................4
• Date View........................................................5
• Time Code View..............................................5
• Track Format View..........................................5
• Play Screens.....................................................5
2 - Connections
Basic Connections...................................6
• Battery .............................................................6
• Earphones ........................................................6
• USB .................................................................6
• Additional Accessories....................................7
Rio Fuse
3 - Software Setup
Windows .......................................................9
• Rio Music Manager .......................................10
• RealOne Player..............................................11
Mac.................................................................12
• iTunes ............................................................13
4 - Basic Operations
Basic Operations....................................14
Copy ..............................................................15
• Copying Tracks with Rio Music Manager ....15
Transfer ......................................................16
• Rio Music Manager .......................................16
• RealOne Player..............................................17
• iTunes ............................................................18
Control .........................................................19
Play................................................................20
• Play All..........................................................21
• Play Track......................................................21
• Playlists .........................................................21
5 - Advanced Features
Advanced Features...............................22
Equalizer.....................................................23
• Bass & Treble ................................................24
• Normal...........................................................25
• Rock...............................................................25
• Jazz ................................................................26
• Classical.........................................................26
• Pop.................................................................27
• Trance ............................................................27
Bookmarks ................................................28
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Stopwatch..................................................29
Settings .......................................................30
• Playback ........................................................31
• Power.............................................................32
• Resume ..........................................................33
• Display...........................................................34
• Time...............................................................35
• Language .......................................................36
• Lock Setup.....................................................37
About ............................................................38
Rio Fuse
6 - Help
Troubleshooting.....................................39
• Customer Service Information ......................39
• Frequently Asked Questions..........................40
Glossary of Digital Audio Terms...43
• Bass................................................................43
• Bitrate ............................................................43
• Codec.............................................................43
• Firmware........................................................43
• ID3 Tag..........................................................44
• MP3 ...............................................................44
• Rip and Encode..............................................44
• Synchronize ...................................................44
• Treble.............................................................44
• VBR...............................................................44
• WMA.............................................................44
Limited Warranty and
Software License ...................................45
• Warranty ........................................................45
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• Warranty Service ...........................................45
• Scope of and Limitation on Warranty ...........46
FCC and
Industry Canada Compliance.........47
• Federal Communications Commission ........47
• Industry Canada.............................................47
Safety ...........................................................48
• Warning .........................................................48
• CAUTION .....................................................48
Contents
Chapter 1
Index
Getting Started
:: Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the Rio Fuse. The Rio Fuse is a portable digital audio player that provides many hours of
MP3 and WMA playback. The Rio Fuse includes a AAA-battery, earphones, a Quick Start poster, and an installation
CD.
Rio Fuse
Learning More
•
Refer to the Quick Start poster for the basics on how to set up and start using the Rio Fuse.
•
Visit the Rio website at www.rioaudio.com.
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:: Tour of the Rio Fuse
LOCK/UNLOCK
Slide into the LOCK position to disable buttons and prevent
accidental operation.
EARPHONES
POWER
Press to turn the player on.
Press and hold to turn the
player off.
Connects to supplied earphones.
VOLUME + and -
MENU
Press to adjust volume
level.
Press to enter Menu mode.
When in Menu mode, press to
return to Playback mode.
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RIOSTICK
Press to select menu options.
Move to control menu navigation.
In Playback mode, move to control
PLAY/PAUSE, STOP, FORWARD, and REVERSE
playback functions.
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invisible text
USB JACK
Plugs into a USB port on a computer.
BATTERY COMPARTMENT
COVER
Rio Fuse
Remove to access the battery
compartment.
CAP
BATTERY COMPARTMENT
Remove prior to removing the battery
compartment cover. Remove cap to
access the USB jack.
Insert AAA-battery. The Rio Fuse
supports both alkaline and NiMH
batteries.
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:: LCD Overview
Playback Mode
Volume Level
Repeat Playback Indicator
Shuffle Playback Indicator
Lock Indicator
Power Indicator
Track (Artist) Scroll
Track Time
Play Indicator
Menu Mode
Track Position Bar
Track Number/Total
Number of Tracks
Menu Title
Selected Option
Options
Rio Fuse
More Options Below
Indicator
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invisible text
Play Screens
Time Code View
Track Time
Press the RioStick to cycle
through Time Code, Track
Format, and Date Views.
Track Number/Total
Number of Tracks
Date View
Time
Month/Day/Year
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Track Format View
Codec
Bitrate
Track Size
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Connections
:: Basic Connections
The Rio Fuse must use a AAA-battery and will frequently be connected to earphones and your computer’s USB
port.
Battery
The Rio Fuse uses a single AAA-battery that can provide many hours of use. The cap and the battery
compartment cover must be removed before a battery can be installed.
Earphones
Connect the supplied earphones to the EARPHONES port on the top of the player.
USB
The Rio Fuse’s USB jack is designed to plug directly into the USB port on a computer. The Rio Fuse must be connected to a computer’s USB port to transfer music or files to and from the player.
USB Detection with the Windows Device Driver
USB connectivity is ready to work immediately after Rio Music Manager has been installed.
If for any reason the Windows Device Driver Wizard is displayed after the USB cable has been
plugged into both the Rio Fuse and the computer, please follow these steps:
Rio Fuse
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Confirm the Rio installation CD is in the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
Check the CD-ROM Drives box when the Windows Device Driver Wizard requests the location of the Rio Fuse drivers.
Click Next and follow the Windows Device Driver Wizard instructions.
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Additional Accessories
Get the most out of your Rio with additional accessories available online at the Rio website. Some of the most popular accessories include the following:
• Rio Car Stereo Adapter
Rio Fuse
Upgrade your car stereo for hundreds of dollars less than buying a new MP3 CD player. The Rio
car stereo adapter lets you play your favorite music in any vehicle equipped with a standard
cassette deck.
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Software Setup
Software Setup
Software found on the Rio installation disc must be installed on a computer before it will recognize the Rio Fuse.
Rio Music Manager must be installed on computers that use the Windows operating systems. iTunes must be
installed on computers that use the Mac operating system.
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Windows
Mac
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:: Windows
Follow these instructions to load software that enables a computer to recognize the Rio Fuse. The installation also
loads Rio Music Manager.
1
Place the installation CD label-side up into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
The Rio installation software launches automatically.
2
Click Rio Music Manager INSTALL NOW (required) and follow the on-screen instructions. Additionally, one
may click RealOne Player INSTALL NOW and follow its installation instructions as well.
3
If prompted, reboot the computer when the installation is complete.
Rio Fuse
• If Rio installation software does not display automatically, follow these steps to begin the installation
manually:
4
Double-click the My Computer icon,
5
Double-click the CD-ROM icon,
6
Double-click the Install icon,
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Go to Step 2.
, on the Windows desktop.
.
.
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Rio Music Manager
Rio Fuse
Rio Music Manager is an all-in-one solution that can rip, encode, and manage entire collections of digital audio
tracks. Rio Music Manager provides the following capabilities:
•
Copy (rip and encode) audio CDs into compressed digital
audio formats. Rio Music Manager encodes WMA files by
default and MP3 via an optional upgrade pack.
•
Automatically synchronize the music collection on your
computer with your Rio Fuse.
•
Edit ID3 and WMA tags on digital audio tracks.
•
Organize and manage digital audio tracks on your
computer and Rio Fuse.
•
Search for tracks on your computer and Rio Fuse.
•
Create custom playlists.
•
Transfer tracks from your computer to Rio Fuse.
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RealOne Player
Rio Fuse
The RealOne player is included on the Rio installation CD and provides full speed CD ripping and encoding features
perfect for the digital audio enthusiasts. Support for the RealOne player can be found here. RealOne offers the following features:
•
Copy (rip and encode) your audio CDs into compressed
digital audio formats including MP3 and WMA.
•
Organize digital audio tracks on your computer.
•
Search for tracks on your computer or on the Internet.
•
Create custom CDs.
•
Transfer tracks from your computer to the Rio Fuse.
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:: Mac
Follow these instructions to load the software that enables your Macintosh to recognize the Rio Fuse. The installation also loads iTunes music management software.
1
Place the software CD label-side up into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
Double-click the Rio icon,
2
Double-click the Install OSX icon,
, on your computer’s desktop.
.
The Rio Software Screen will display.
Rio Fuse
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Click Install.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
If prompted, reboot the computer when the installation is complete.
• Rio installation software only supports the OSX operating system.
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iTunes
Rio Fuse
Apple’s iTunes is standard software included with every new Mac. Upgrading from older versions of iTunes to the
most current version of iTunes is absolutely free. iTunes is available online. Support for iTunes can be found here.
iTunes offers the following features:
•
Save (rip and encode) your audio CDs into
compressed digital formats including MP3s.
•
Organize digital audio tracks on your computer.
•
Search for tracks on your computer.
•
Create custom CDs.
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Basic Operations
:: Basic Operations
Enjoying music on the Rio Fuse is easy. Basic operations of the Rio Fuse include:
Rio Fuse
Copy
Transfer
Control
Play
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:: Copy
Copying Tracks with Rio Music Manager
Copying tracks from Audio CDs involves two steps commonly known as ripping and encoding. Ripping and encoding refers to the process of ripping (copying) audio from a CD and encoding (saving) the audio content into a compressed digital audio format like MP3 or WMA.
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Track Type
Technique
Single track.
• Left-click the track.
Multiple tracks.
• Press SHIFT+Click or CTRL+Click.
All tracks.
• Press CTRL+A.
No tracks.
• Press CTRL+N.
Every track except for the currently selected
tracks.
• Select Edit, Invert Selection.
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Launch the Rio Music Manager.
Insert an Audio CD into your CD-ROM drive.
Click the CD-ROM icon on the Rio Music Manager Device List.
Use any of the following techniques to select tracks:
Click
to begin copying tracks to your computer.
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:: Transfer
Rio Music Manager
Transferring tracks from the PC to the Rio Fuse with the Rio Music Manager involves selecting tracks, then transferring them onto the player.
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2
3
Launch the Rio Music Manager.
Click My Music in the left frame to access tracks. Rio Music Manager will scan the computer’s hard drives for
digital audio files that are compatible with the Rio Fuse player. Files are automatically categorized by album
title and displayed in the Track List.
Select tracks within a category of tracks. Categories include Albums, Artists, Genres, Songs, and Playlists.
For example, if you wish to copy all tracks from a favorite artist onto the player, click the Artists tab and then
use any of the techniques in Step 4 to select the desired tracks.
4
File type
Technique
Single track, album, or artist.
• Left-click the track, album, or artist.
Multiple tracks, albums, and/or artists.
• Press SHIFT+Click or CTRL+Click.
All tracks, albums, and artists.
• Press CTRL+A.
No tracks, albums, or artists.
• Press CTRL+N.
Every track except for the currently selected
tracks.
• Select Edit, Invert Selection.
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Use any of the following techniques to select files:
After the tracks have been selected they can be copied to the Rio Fuse by clicking
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RealOne Player
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2
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4
Launch RealOne Player.
Connect the player to a USB port on the computer.
Power the Rio Fuse on.
Click DEVICES at the bottom of the RealOne Player window.
The Devices window is displayed.
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Double-click Rio Fuse.
Click ADD CLIPS in the command bar at the bottom of the RealOne Player window.
The Add Clips window is displayed.
• Tracks can be added from My Library by selecting tracks to be transferred and clicking COPY TO on
the My Library command bar.
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Select the tracks to be transferred to the Rio Fuse. Click Add Clip to queue the tracks to be transferred and
close the Add Clips window.
Click TRANSFER in the command bar at the bottom of the window to begin transferring the selected tracks to
the Rio Fuse. Tracks labeled Will Not Fit will not be transferred. Will Not Fit status indicates that the total
size of the tracks being transferred to the Rio Fuse exceeds the available memory.
Rio Fuse
• Only MP3 and WMA files can be transferred. An error message will be displayed if unsupported files
are transferred unsuccessfully to the player.
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iTunes
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Launch iTunes.
Connect the player to a USB port on the computer.
Power the Rio Fuse on.
Click Library in the iTunes Source frame.
Select tracks to transfer.
Drag and drop selected tracks to the Rio Fuse Player in the iTunes Source frame.
Rio Fuse
• iTunes will only refresh the audio contents located on the Rio Fuse Player after all selected tracks have
been transferred.
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:: Control
Rio Fuse
The controls on the Rio Fuse work as follows:
•
POWER
Press to turn the player on. Press and hold to turn the player off.
•
MENU
Press to enter Menu mode. In Menu mode, press to return to Playback mode.
•
RIOSTICK (Press)
In Playback mode, press to cycle through Play Screens. In Menu mode, press to
select menu options.
•
RIOSTICK (Movement)
Move to control menu navigation. In Playback mode, move to control PLAY/
PAUSE, STOP, FORWARD, and REVERSE playback functions.
•
PLAY/PAUSE
Select with the RioStick to play or pause playback.
•
FORWARD and REVERSE
Select with the RioStick to skip to the next or previous track. Select and hold to
scan forward or reverse through a track.
•
STOP
Select with the RioStick to stop playback.
•
VOLUME + and Press to adjust volume level.
•
LOCK/UNLOCK
Slide into the LOCK position to disable buttons and prevent accidental operation.
Controls
Locations of all controls can
be found on page 2 and 3.
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:: Play
In Playback mode any track or preset customized playlist can be played within a matter of seconds.
Rio Fuse
Play All
Play Track
Playlists
• If the Rio Fuse does not power on after POWER has been pressed, check the LOCK/UNLOCK switch
and confirm it is in the UNLOCK position.
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Play All
Follow these steps to play all tracks on the Rio Fuse:
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2
3
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5
Press MENU.
Select Play Music.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Play All.
Press RIOSTICK to begin playback.
Play Track
Follow these steps to play a specific track on the Rio Fuse:
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2
3
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Press MENU.
Select Play Music.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Play Track.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select a track to play.
Press RIOSTICK to begin playback.
Playlists
Follow these steps to play a specific playlist on the Rio Fuse:
Rio Fuse
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2
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Press MENU.
Select Play Music.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Playlists.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select a playlist to play.
Press RIOSTICK to begin playback.
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Advanced Features
:: Advanced Features
Advanced features of the Rio Fuse include:
Rio Fuse
Equalizer
Bookmarks
Stopwatch
Settings
About
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:: Equalizer
The sound of tracks played on the Rio Fuse can be adjusted using various preset and customizable equalizer
options. Equalizer options include:
Rio Fuse
Bass/Treble
Normal
Rock
Jazz
Classical
Pop
Trance
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Bass & Treble
The Bass & Treble feature can be used to adjust bass and treble a total of 28 decibels, from -14dB to +14dB.
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Press MENU.
Select Equalizer.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Bass & Treble.
Press RIOSTICK.
Move RIOSTICK up or down to select Bass or Treble options. Move RIOSTICK
left or right to adjust Bass or Treble settings.
Press RIOSTICK to confirm settings and return to playback mode.
Rio Fuse
Bass & Treble options include:
•
Bass
Adjusts the low end of the sound spectrum from -14db to +14db.
•
Treble
Adjusts the high end of the sound spectrum from -14db to +14db.
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Normal
Select the Normal equalizer option to apply no equalizer adjustments to audio content on the Rio Fuse.
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2
3
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5
Press MENU.
Select Equalizer.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Normal.
Press RIOSTICK to set the Normal equalizer option and return to playback mode.
Rock
Select the Rock equalizer option to change the sound of tracks according to the Rock preset settings.
Rio Fuse
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2
3
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5
Press MENU.
Select Equalizer.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Rock.
Press RIOSTICK to set the Rock equalizer option and return to playback mode.
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Jazz
Select the Jazz equalizer option to change the sound of tracks according to the Jazz preset settings.
1
2
3
4
5
Press MENU.
Select Equalizer.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Jazz.
Press RIOSTICK to set the Jazz equalizer option and return to playback mode.
Classical
Select the Classical equalizer option to change the sound of tracks according to the Classical preset settings.
Rio Fuse
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2
3
4
5
Press MENU.
Select Equalizer.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Classical.
Press RIOSTICK to set the Classical equalizer option and return to playback mode.
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Pop
Select the Pop equalizer option to change the sound of tracks according to the Pop preset settings.
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2
3
4
5
Press MENU.
Select Equalizer.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Pop.
Press RIOSTICK to set the Pop equalizer option and return to playback mode.
Trance
Select the Trance equalizer option to change the sound of tracks according to the Trance preset settings.
Rio Fuse
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2
3
4
5
Press MENU.
Select Equalizer.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Trance.
Press RIOSTICK to set the Trance equalizer option and return to playback mode.
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:: Bookmarks
Perfect for multiple users who use the same Rio Fuse, bookmarks store specific player settings, including the current running order, the current track, the current time position of the track, the repeat setting, and the shuffle setting. Users can save these settings in a bookmark and restore them whenever they use the player.
1
2
3
4
5
Press MENU.
Select Bookmarks.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select a Bookmark option.
Press RIOSTICK.
Rio Fuse
Bookmark options include:
•
Select
Use RIOSTICK to select a bookmark. Press RIOSTICK to restore the selected bookmark settings.
•
Set
Press RIOSTICK to set a bookmark.
•
Delete
Use RIOSTICK to select a bookmark. Press RIOSTICK to delete the selected bookmark.
• The Rio Fuse automatically saves user settings when it is turned off. These settings are automatically
restored when the Rio Fuse is turned on. Settings saved automatically are not saved as a bookmarks.
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:: Stopwatch
Use the stopwatch to keep track of time-sensitive events while listening to music.
1
2
3
Press MENU.
Select Stopwatch.
Press RIOSTICK.
Lap statistics are displayed at the bottom of the Stopwatch screen. When a new lap
is set, the difference, either faster (-) or slower (+) between new lap times and the
average laptime is displayed for a few moments.
Average Lap
Time
When in Stopwatch mode, the controls work in the following ways:
•
MENU
Press to return to the Main Menu.
Rio Fuse
• Pressing MENU and using other player functions will not turn the timer off.
The timer will continue to run until the RioStick is moved into the Up position (PLAY/PAUSE) while in Stopwatch mode.
•
RIOSTICK (Up)
Press to start and stop the timer.
•
RIOSTICK (Press)
Press to set a lap time. Press and hold to return to single lap display. Multiple
laps and lap averages will be lost.
•
RIOSTICK (Down)
Press to reset timer.
Lap Difference
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:: Settings
Rio Fuse settings include:
Rio Fuse
Playback
Power
Resume
Display
Time
Language
Lock Setup
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Playback
Various playback settings can be set to modify the way the Rio Fuse plays tracks. Tracks can be shuffled at random, or repeated continuously.
1
2
3
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7
Press MENU.
Select Settings.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Playback.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Playback options.
Press RIOSTICK to apply settings and return to Playback mode.
Plackback options include:
•
Shuffle
Set selected tracks to play in standard or random order. Settings include Off (the default setting) and On.
• Repeat
Rio Fuse
Set selected tracks to repeat playback of all tracks or the current track. Settings include Off (the default
setting), All, and One.
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Power
By adjusting the Power settings the player can conserve energy and extend the amount of playback time during
each battery charge.
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2
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7
Press MENU.
Select Settings.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Power.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Battery and Pwr Save options.
Press RIOSTICK to apply settings and return to Playback mode.
Rio Fuse
Power options include:
•
Battery
Although the Rio Fuse ships with an Alkaline battery, it can also use rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
batteries. The Battery option must be set to the same battery type that is being used or the battery indicator
will not display the correct amount of battery life. Settings include Alkaline (the default setting) and NiMH.
•
Pwr Save
Set the player to enter standby mode after being idle for a specific number of minutes. When in standby mode,
the player conserves energy and behaves as if it was shutdown but maintains the ability to power on
immediately. Settings include 1m, 5m (the default setting), 10m, 30m, and Never.
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Resume
Use the options in the Resume menu to set the track that the player will play whenever the player restarts.
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2
3
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7
Press MENU.
Select Settings.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Resume.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Resume options.
Press RIOSTICK to apply settings and return to Playback mode.
Rio Fuse
Resume options include:
•
Track
Set the player to begin playback of the last track played before shutdown or the first track in the running order
when the player restarts. Settings include Current (the default setting) and First.
•
Timecode
Set the player to begin playback of the last track played at the point the track was at during shutdown or at the
start of the track. Settings include Current (the default setting) and Start.
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Display
Use the Display menu to adjust backlight and contrast settings.
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2
3
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7
•
Press MENU.
Select Settings.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Display.
Press RIOSTICK.
Adjust Backlight options and Contrast settings.
Press RIOSTICK to apply settings and return to Playback mode.
Backlight
Set the backlight on the player to shut itself off after a specific number of seconds. Settings include Off, 2s,
5s, (the default setting) 10s, 20s, and On. On sets the backlight to remain lit constantly.
• To conserve battery life, the On setting should rarely be used.
Rio Fuse
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Contrast
Move RIOSTICK to control the contrast slider. Use the contrast slider to set how light or dark the images on
the LCD will appear. Setting the contrast too high will result in washed out images. Setting the contrast too
dark will result in images that are too dark to read.
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Time
Use the options in the Time menu to set the player’s internal clock.
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2
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9
Press MENU.
Select Settings.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Time.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Set Time, Set Date, or Time/Date Mode options.
Press RIOSTICK.
Adjust options.
Press RIOSTICK to apply settings and return to Playback mode.
Rio Fuse
Time settings include:
•
Set Time
Options include Hour, Minute, and AM / PM.
•
Set Date
Options include Month, Day, and Year.
•
Time/Date Mode
Options include 12 hour (the default setting) and 24-hour time formats and USA (the default setting),
Europe, and Japan date formats.
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Language
The Rio Fuse menus can be set to display in one of six languages.
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2
3
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7
Press MENU.
Select Settings.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Language.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select a Language setting.
Press RIOSTICK.
Language settings include:
•
Rio Fuse
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English (the default setting)
Set the player display language to English.
Set the player display language to Japanese.
•
Deutsch
Set the player display language to German.
•
Français
Set the player display language to French.
•
Español
Set the player display language to Spanish.
•
Italiano
Set the player display language to Italian.
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Lock Setup
Use the options in the Lock Setup menu to enable volume and RioStick control when the lock is enabled.
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2
3
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7
Press MENU.
Select Settings.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Lock Setup.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Lock Volume and RioStick options.
Press RIOSTICK to apply settings and return to Playback mode.
Rio Fuse
Lock Setup settings include:
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Lock Volume
Options include On (the default setting) and Off. When set to Off, the volume level can be adjusted even when
the Rio Fuse has been locked.
•
RioStick
Options include Lock and /. When set to /, any RioStick movement will be interpreted as the /
control.
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:: About
The about screen displays information about the Rio Fuse. Information includes the total amount of space on the
disk, the amount of free space, the number of tracks on the player, and the firmware version.
1
2
3
4
5
Press MENU.
Select About.
Press RIOSTICK.
Select Player or Storage.
Press RIOSTICK.
Rio Fuse
About options include:
•
Player
Displays firmware version, copyright, and Rio website information.
•
Storage
Displays disk usage graphic bar, disk usage (MB used/MB capacity), and the total number of tracks.
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Help
:: Troubleshooting
Customer Service Information
The FAQs below will help you solve common issues with your player. If you do not find the answers you need here,
you can contact our Customer Service Department via any of the following methods:
Web: www.rioaudio.com/support
Technical Support Telephone: (206) 515-1400
Customer Support Telephone: (800) 468-5846
Rio Fuse
With every Rio product you receive the following support services:
•
Unlimited access to the Rio web-based technical information resources, available 24 hours a day every day at
http://www.rioaudio.com/support. Here you will find FAQ files, product updates, and other useful information.
•
Unlimited e-mail support for the duration of your Rio product hardware warranty period.
•
Access to the latest software updates and enhancements for Rio products via our website.
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Rio Fuse
Frequently Asked Questions
Question
Answer
What type of files can I
play with the Rio Fuse?
• You can play MP3 and WMA files.
Can I load MP3 and WMA
files to the Rio Fuse at the
same time?
• Yes. You can play MP3 and WMA audio content. They can be mixed together.
What are the differences
between MP3 and WMA
files?
• WMA files are generally half as large as comparable sounding MP3 files. Because
WMA uses smaller file sizes, you can store more music in less space on the Rio
Fuse. The WMA format is exclusive to Windows-based computers.
Will the Rio Fuse play
Variable Bitrate (VBR)
files?
• Yes. Because there are many standards for VBR files, it cannot be guaranteed
that every encoding software package will properly function with the Rio Fuse.
VBR files that do not comply to standards may lack track time, fast forward, and/
or rewind capabilities.
What kind of batteries can
I use with the Rio Fuse?
• The Rio Fuse can use either alkaline or Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries.
Where is the battery indicator on my Rio Fuse?
• The battery indicator on the Rio Fuse is located in the top-right corner of the display. The segments in the battery icon show the remaining battery power. The
illumination of all segments indicates a fully charged battery. Non-illuminated
segments indicate a run down battery. The battery indicator blinks when less
than 20% of the charge on the battery remains.
What kind of skip protection does the Rio Fuse
have?
• Because the Rio Fuse uses no moving parts it will never skip or stutter during
audio playback.
Why will the Rio Fuse not
turn on?
• The Rio Fuse will not power on if LOCK/UNLOCK is in the lock position. Confirm
the LOCK/UNLOCK switch on the Rio Fuse is not in the lock position and press
POWER to turn the Rio Fuse on.
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How many tracks can I
store on the Rio Fuse?
Index
• The number of tracks that can be stored on the Rio Fuse depends on the bitrate
of the files stored.
Bitrate
Approximate amount of space required per
minute of audio content
64 kbps
96 kbps
128 kbps
164 kbps
192 kbps
0.5 MB
0.75 MB
1 MB
1.25 MB
1.75 MB
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Can I update the firmware
on the Rio Fuse?
Index
• Yes. If available, firmware for your Rio can be downloaded online.
Note: Quit all applications before running the firmware update. While running the
firmware update, do not close the program, turn off the player, or unplug the
player from the USB port on your computer.
1
2
3
Downloading the update
Click on the following link: Firmware Upgrade.
Click on the link to the Rio Fuse.
Locate UPDATES and click Firmware.
Select and download the latest software. Download the software that is specific
to the operating system you use on your PC:
*.exe (Windows)
*.hqx (Mac)
*.zip (Windows; must use WinZip to open)
*.txt (All operating systems—a text file including update information and
instructions.)
Installing the update (PC)
1 Connect the player to your computer’s USB port.
2 Turn the player on.
Waiting will display on the player screen.
Rio Fuse
3
Double-click the file that you downloaded from the Rio website.
The update should take approximately 30 seconds to load.
Installing the update (Mac)
1 Connect the player to your computer’s USB port.
2 Turn the player on.
3 Double-click the iTunes icon.
4 Select the Rio player icon.
5 Click Options on the iTunes window. The Rio Settings window is displayed
6 Click Upgrade Firmware on the Rio Settings window.
7 Select the firmware update you downloaded from the website.
8 Click Open.
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:: Glossary of Digital Audio Terms
Bass
Bass is the particular low-range area of the sound spectrum where low musical notes and sounds are located.
Increasing the bass value will make the low vocals and drums more prominent in your music. You can select the
amount of bass in your music by selecting various Equalizer options or setting your own Bass menu option.
Bitrate
Bitrate denotes the number of bits per second used by a digital music file. The size and quality of a compressed
digital audio file is determined by the bitrate used when encoding the file. Generally, the higher the bitrate used,
the higher the sound quality, and the larger the file size. For example, a bitrate of 96kbps (96,000 bits per second)
is generally thought of as “CD quality” for WMA audio files, and takes up about 0.75 megabytes (MB) per minute of
music. At a 64kbps bitrate, the sound quality of WMA is similar to that of an FM radio signal, but approximately two
minutes of music will fit in 1MB of space.
Codec
Depending on the context and kind of technology involved, codec can be defined as a compressed digital audio file
format (like MP3, WMA, etc.), a “coding/decoding” chip used to translate between digital and analog transmissions
(used in modems), or a compression/decompression algorithm. Codecs compress audio data into a file, often for
efficient transmission over a network, and then decode it for playback. While all the codecs perform similar compression of digital audio, there are differences in the technology.
The Rio Fuse supports the following digital audio codecs:
•
•
MP3
WMA
Firmware
Rio Fuse
Firmware is the read-only software that is installed on the player. Like software it can be updated, but unlike software it can never be deleted from the player.
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ID3 Tag
The ID3 tag is the part of the encoded MP3 or WMA file that contains information about the digital music file such
as song title, artist, album title, encoding bitrate, track time duration, and so on. ID3 tag information is displayed
on the Album/Artist/Track title line on the player’s LCD.
MP3
MP3 is short for Moving Pictures Experts Group Audio Layer 3. MP3 is the most well known compressed digital
audio file format. This format allows for near “CD quality” sound, but at a fraction of the size of normal audio files.
MP3 conversion of an audio track from CD-ROM can reduce the file size by approximately a 12:1 ratio with virtually
no perceptible loss in quality. MP3 compression removes the redundant and irrelevant parts of a sound signal that
the human ear doesn't hear. This digital sound encoding and compression process was developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits and Thomson Multimedia.
Rip and Encode
Rip and encode refers to the process of extracting audio from a music CD (ripping) and encoding it into a compressed digital audio format like MP3 or WMA.
Synchronize
Rio Music Manager can automatically (or manually) delete old content, transfer new audio content, and keep the
content on your Rio Fuse fresh and dynamic. Rio Music Manager must be open for synchronization to occur.
Treble
Treble notes occupy the higher portion of the sound spectrum. Increasing the treble value will raise the levels of
the high sounds in your music files. You can select the amount of treble in your music by selecting various Equalizer options or setting your own Treble menu option.
VBR
Variable Bitrate (VBR) encoding converts tracks at a variable rate, using higher bitrate encoding for complex portions and lower bitrate encoding for pauses in songs.
Rio Fuse
WMA
Windows Media Audio (WMA) is a compressed audio format created by Microsoft as an alternative to MP3. The
WMA codec offers greater file compression than the MP3 codec, enabling storage of more digital audio tracks in the
same amount of space when compared to MP3s at the same level of quality.
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:: Limited Warranty and Software License
Warranty
Digital Networks North America, Inc. warrants that your product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of original retail purchase. Digital Networks North America,
Inc. warrants refurbished products, marked and sold as such, for thirty (30) days from the original purchase date.
This warranty is extended to the original end user purchaser only and is not assignable or transferable to any other
party.
If you discover a defect covered by this warranty, Digital Networks North America, Inc. will repair or replace the
product at our sole discretion using new or remanufactured product or components. Digital Networks North America, Inc.'s liability is limited solely to the repair or replacement of the defective product. If Digital Networks North
America, Inc. cannot reasonably repair or replace the defective product then Digital Networks North America, Inc.
may, at its sole discretion, refund the current suggested retail price for the product. Digital Networks North America, Inc. warrants any replaced or repaired product for a period of thirty (30) days from shipment, or through the
end of the original warranty period, whichever is longer.
Warranty Service
Rio Fuse
To obtain service under this warranty, you must contact a Digital Networks North America, Inc. Customer Care
Center within the applicable warranty period to receive a warranty service authorization. You will be required to
provide a dated original proof of purchase. Products shipped to Digital Networks North America, Inc. must be
shipped postage-paid and packaged appropriately for safe shipment. Digital Networks North America, Inc. is not
responsible for products received without a warranty service authorization and may be rejected. Repaired or
replacement products will be shipped to you at Digital Networks North America, Inc.'s expense. All products or
parts that are replaced become the property of Digital Networks North America, Inc.
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Scope of and Limitation on Warranty
Rio Fuse
This warranty does not cover damage caused by abuse, misuse, unauthorized attempts to open, modify, or repair
the product, moisture, extreme heat or cold, corrosive environments, shipping, or high voltage surges from external sources such as power line, telephone line, or connected equipment. This warranty does not cover wear and
tear on covers, housing or wiring. This warranty also does not apply to any product with an altered or defaced
serial number. Digital Networks North America, Inc.'s liability is limited to the repair or replacement of this product. In no event will Digital Networks North America, Inc. be liable for any amount greater than the currently suggested retail price of this product. We will not be liable to you or anyone else for any damages that result from the
failure of this product or from the breach of any express or implied warranties. These include damage to other
equipment, lost data, lost profits, or any consequential, incidental, or punitive damages. This written warranty represents the entire warranty agreement between Digital Networks North America, Inc. and you. This warranty is
given in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. This warranty is limited to the term specified above. No warranties, either express or implied, will apply after this period. This warranty may not be altered in any way other than
in writing by an officer of Digital Networks North America, Inc. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you
may also have other rights, which vary, from state to state. Some states limit what warranties may be excluded as
well as how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
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:: FCC and Industry Canada Compliance
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1
2
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
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.
Industry Canada
Rio Fuse
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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:: Safety
Warning
TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF SHOCK OR INJURY, DO NOT USE or OPERATE THIS DEVICE IN OR NEAR WATER OR
WET LOCATIONS.
CAUTION
RISK OF EXPLOSION, DAMAGE OR BATTERY LEAKAGE IS POSSIBLE IF BATTERY IS REPLACED INCORRECTLY OR
BY AN INCORRECT TYPE. NEVER ATTEMPT TO CHARGE A NON-RECHARGEABLE ALKALINE BATTERY. DISPOSE OF
USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO INSTRUCTIONS OR LOCAL LAWS.
Rio Fuse
Use of headphones while operating a vehicle is not recommended and is unlawful in some states and areas. Be
careful and attentive while driving. Stop operation of the player if you find it disruptive or distracting while operating any type of equipment. Listening to music at full power over extended periods of time can be damaging to the
hearing of the user.
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Index
Symbols
+/- control 19
A
about 38
accessories 7
advanced features 22
B
backlight 34
basic operations 14
bass
definition 43
menu option 24
battery
indicator 40
installation 3
bitrate definition 43
bookmarks 28
buttons and controls 19
Rio Fuse
C
codec
definition 43
MP3 44
WMA 44
copy tracks 15
contrast 34
controls 19
customer service information 39
D
date view 5
display 34
E
earphones 6
encoding 15
equalizer 23
F
firmware 43
forward 2, 19
frequently asked questions 40
G
getting started 1
glossary 43
limited warranty 45
lock setup 37
M
MP3 44
P
package contents ii
play all 21
play/pause 2, 19
playback 31
playlists 21
power button 2
power settings 32
R
I
RealOne Player 11
regulatory information
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resume 33
reverse 2, 19
Rio Music Manager 10
ripping and encoding 44
ID3 tag definition 44
iTunes 13
S
H
help 39
L
language 36
liquid crystal display
LCD 4
safety information 48
settings 30
stop 2, 19
stopwatch 29
T
technical support 39
time 35
time code view 5
track format view 5
transferring tracks
iTunes 18
RealOne Player 17
Rio Music
Manager 16
treble
definition 44
menu option 24
Troubleshooting 39
U
upgrading firmware 42
usb 6
V
variable bitrate (VBR)
44
volume +/- 2, 19
W
warranty 45
WMA 44
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