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Goodmans GMR1990DABT DAB  Digital and FM Radio with Bluetooth User Guide
PORTABLE
DAB RADIO
V+
MENU/
INFO
SOURCE
SCAN
UNPAIR
PRESET
SELECT
V
MODEL: GMR1990DABT
USER MANUAL
OPEN
DC IN
AUX IN
1
Welcome
2
Your DAB Radio
2.0
2.1
3
In The Box
Front View
Top View
Rear View
Quick Setup
3.0 Connecting the Power
3.1 Standby & Auto Standby
3.2 Fitting the Batteries
4
2.4
2.5
3.3 Adjusting the Volume
3.4 Switching Modes
Operation
DAB Radio Operation
4.00 Using DAB For the First Time
4.01 Quick Scan
4.02 Full Scan
4.03 Manual Tuning
4.04 Positioning the Antenna
4.05 Storing a Station Preset
4.06 Recalling a Preset
4.07 DAB Display Modes
4.08 Secondary Services
4.09 Pruning
4.10 Dynamic Range Control
FM Radio Operation
4.20 Tuning a Station
4.21 Scan Modes
4.22 Storing a Station Preset
4.23 Recalling a Preset
4.24 FM Display Modes
5
Troubleshooting
6
Technical Specifications
7
Customer Support
AUX Input Operation
4.30 Aux In Mode
Bluetooth Operation
4.40 Connecting a Bluetooth Device
4.41 Controlling a Connected Device
Advanced Operation
4.50 Equaliser
4.51 Factory Reset
4.52 Backlight
4.52 Time Settings
1 Welcome
Thank you for choosing this Goodmans product. We’ve been
making electronics for the British people for 70 years. Each of
our projects has been carefully designed to be great at what it
does and this one is no exception. We hope you enjoy your
new DAB Radio.
2 Your DAB Radio
2.0
In The Box
Carefully remove your DAB Radio from the packaging.
Inside the box you will find:
• GMR1990DABT DAB Radio
• Mains adaptor
• Quick Start Guide
• Guarantee Booklet
If any of these items are missing, contact customer support.
Visit: www.goodmans.co.uk/support
Mains Power
Your GMR1990DABT requires a mains supply of
230-240V AC ~ 50Hz. Please ensure that your mains supply is
compatible before use. Disconnect the power cord from the
mains when not in use.
Position of DAB Radio
Place on a flat, stable surface that is not subject to vibrations.
Avoid the following locations:
• Where it is exposed to direct sunlight
• Where it is close to heat radiating sources
• Where the humidity is high and ventilation is poor
• Where it is dusty
Adjusting the Antenna
Fully extend the antenna to ensure good reception in both DAB
and FM Radio modes. It may be necessary to alter the position
of the GMR1990DABT and/or the antenna to achieve the best
signal.
GMR1990DABT
2.1
Front View
A SPEAKER
B LCD display. Displays information
required for operation.
2.2
Top View
B
A
C BLUETOOTH indicator. This will
illuminate to show bluetooth status.
D SCAN button. Press to perform a
scan DAB / FM modes. Press & hold
to unpair a bluetooth device.
E PRESET button. Press for preset
recall/ Press & hold for preset storing.
F MODE button. Press to switch
modes between DAB, FM, Bluetooth
& AUX input.
G MENU/INFO button. Press & hold to
enter DAB or FM menu options/
Press to display information about the
current DAB or FM station.
A
C
D
M
C
/ SELECT button. Bluetooth Play/
Pause functions. Select when in DAb
or FM menu.
K VOLUME- button. Press to decrease
the volume level.
L
button. Press to skip to previous
Bluetooth tracks.
M
STANDBY button.
Press to wake or enter STANDBY
mode.
MODE
E
PRESET
D
F
I
H
SELECT
G
MENU
INFO
V
L
SCAN
K
V+
J
MODE
I
SELECT
M
MENU
INFO
PRESET
V
L
DC IN
Q
OPEN
J
H
K
J
N
OPEN
button. Press to skip to next
Bluetooth track(s).
F
B
G
V+
SCAN
H VOLUME+ button. Press to increase
the volume level.
I
E
O
N
AUX IN
O
P
DC IN
Q
AUX IN
P
GMR1990DABT
SCAN
MODE
I
SELECT
M
MENU
INFO
PRESET
V
2.3
L
Rear View
K
J
N TELESCOPIC ANTENNA. Extend for
best radio reception.
N
P MICRO USB power socket. Connect
the supplied mains adaptor for mains
power.
Q BATTERY compartment. Insert 4 x
AA batteries for portable use.
OPEN
O AUX input. Connect external audio
sources with a 3.5mm audio cable
(not supplied)
DC IN
Q
AUX IN
O
P
GMR1990DABT
3 Quick Setup
3.0
Connecting the Power
1. Connect the MICRO USB jack into the DC IN power socket on
the rear of the radio.
2. Insert the plug into a power socket, and switch the power on.
3. Press the
STANDBY button to power the radio on.
OPEN
DC IN
AUX IN
OPEN
DC IN
AUX IN
SCAN
MODE
PRESET
3.1
MENU
INFO
Standby & Auto Standby
1. Press the
STANDBY button to wake from standby mode.
2. Press the
STANDBY button again to enter Standby mode.
Due to new ECO regulation requirements this product
incorporates a power saving feature.
3. When in Bluetooth or AUX mode, once audio playback has
ceased and the unit has stood idle for approximately 20
mins, it will switch into a ‘power-down’ power saving mode.
4. To wake the unit up, press the
STANDBY button.
GMR1990DABT
3.2
Fitting the Batteries
1. Press the tab to the right of the battery cover inwards. Then
lift the cover away from the radio.
2. Insert 4 x AA batteries into the compartment.
Take care to match the battery directions to the diagram
below.
OPEN
DC IN
AUX IN
3. Replace the battery cover.
NOTE: The mains cable must be removed in order to use
battery power.
Leaking batteries may damage the battery cabinet and the
radio as a whole. If you are not going to use the
GMR1990DABT radio for an extended period, please remove
the batteries to avoid damage.
Caution: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
3.3
Adjusting the Volume
V+
MODE
SELECT
1. Press the VOLUME+ button to increase the volume level.
MENU
INFO
V
2. Press the VOLUME- button to decrease the volume level.
3.4
Switching Modes
To switch between the available modes: DAB, FM, Bluetooth &
AUX IN follow the below steps.
SCAN
MODE
PRESET
MENU
INFO
1. Press MODE to switch between DAB, FM, Bluetooth & AUX
inputs.
GMR1990DABT
4 Operation
DAB Radio Operation
4.00 Using DAB For the First Time
1. After switching to DAB input mode for the first time a full
scan of DAB stations is performed automatically.
During the full scan mode, the LCD will display the progress of
the scan, and the amount of radio stations that have been
found so far. Once the scan has finished, the radio will select
the first alphanumeric station.
Scanning...
14
NOTE: The station name will be shown on the top of the
display. Information about the DAB radio station will be
displayed on the bottom of the display.
/
2. To listen to the located DAB stations use the
buttons. When you reach the desired station press the
/SELECT button to begin playback of that station.
NOTE: If no stations were found, or no DAB stations can be
received currently [No DAB station] will be displayed. In this
case you may need to perform another station scan.
4.01 Quick Scan
Quick scan: searches only UK DAB band III channels.
SCAN
1. Press the SCAN button to perform a quick scan.
MODE
PRESET
4.02 Full Scan
Full scan: searches all available DAB channels.
1. To activate the full scan press and hold the MENU/INFO
button.
2. When you see the <Full scan> option press the
/
SELECT button. The unit will search for all available DAB
stations that can be tuned.
V+
SCAN
MODE
SELECT
PRESET
MENU
INFO
V
GMR1990DABT
DAB Radio Operation
4.03 Manual Tuning
As well as an auto tune function, you can manually tune the
receiver.
V+
SCAN
1. Press and hold the MENU/INFO button in DAB mode.
/
buttons to find <Manual tune>. Press the
Use the
/SELECT button to activate the manual tune options.
MODE
SELECT
MENU
INFO
PRESET
V
2. Now use the
/
buttons to cycle through the DAB
ensembles/multiplexes, which are numbered from 5A to
13F.
3. Press the
/SELECT button to view the ensemble/
multiplex details. Press the
/SELECT button and then
the MENU button twice to return to the default display.
V+
MODE
SELECT
PRESET
MENU
INFO
V
4. Any stations found during the manual tune operation will
be added to your station list.
4.04 Positioning the Antenna
Positioning of the aerial will influence the DAB signal quality.
1. To find the optimum position, select the display signal
strength indicator by cycling through the display modes
using the MENU/INFO button.
Absolute 80s
2. Once the indicator is displayed, move the aerial and
observe the signal level as shown by the bar graph. When
you are happy with the positioning, perform an auto-tune to
capture all of the available stations.
4.05 Storing a Station Preset
You can store up to 10 of your favourite stations.
This will enable you to access your favourite stations quickly &
easily.
SCAN
MODE
PRESET
MENU
INFO
1. To store a preset, you must first be listening to the station
that you would like to save.
2. Then press & hold the PRESET button.
3. You will see <X: (Empty) > appear on the display (where 'X'
is the preset location number). Use the
/
buttons to
cycle through the preset locations 1-10.
Preset Store
<1: (Empty)
>
4. Press the
/SELECT button to store the station to the
selected preset location.
GMR1990DABT
DAB Radio Operation
4.06 Recalling a Preset
1. To select a preset, press the PRESET button.
2. Use the
/
locations 1-10.
3. Press the
buttons to cycle through the preset
Preset Recall
<1: Station Name>
/SELECT button to listen the selected station.
4.07 DAB Display Modes
Every time you press the “MENU/INFO” button the display will
cycle through the following display modes.
• DLS (dynamic label segment): Dynamic label segment is a
scrolling message that the broadcaster may include with
their transmissions. This message usually includes
information, such as program detail etc.
• Signal strength: This option will display a bar indicating the
signal strength.
• Program type: This describes the “Style” or “genre” of
music that is being broadcast e.g. “Rock “or “Classical”.
• Ensemble/Multiplex (group name): A multiplex/ensemble is a
collection of radio stations that are bundled and transmitted
on one frequency. There are national and local multiplexes.
Local ones contain stations that are specific to that area
e.g. MXR West.
Unlike FM radio, DAB groups several radio stations together
& transmits on one frequency.
DLS (scrolling text)
Signal Strength
Programme Type
Ensemble Name
Channel Frequency
Signal Error
Mode
Power Mode
Time
Date
• Channel frequency: Displays the current DAB multiplex in
use.
• Signal error: Displays a number denoting the amount of
errors present in the received signal (zero being no errors).
• Mode: Displays the current mode.
• Power mode: Displays Mains or Battery power
• Time & date: The time & date is set automatically from the
DAB or FM broadcast.
GMR1990DABT
DAB Radio Operation
4.08 Secondary Services
On some occasions you will see a “>>” symbol directly after
the name of the station. This indicates that there are
secondary services available to that station.
These secondary services contain extra services that relate to
the primary station, e.g. a sports station may want to add extra
commentaries. The secondary services are inserted directly
after the primary station.
button. You
1. To activate a secondary service press the
will see that the >> has changed to a << to indicate you
have selected the secondary service.
2. Press the
service.
Station List
< BBC R5L >>
>
/SELECT button to begin playback of the
3. To return to the original service press the
then the
/SELECT button.
button and
4.09 Pruning
When the radio has performed a Scan in several locations you
may find there are stored stations that you can no longer
receive. This function automatically removes them from the
stored station list.
DAB
<Prune
>
1. Press and hold the MENU/INFO button in DAB mode; then
/
buttons to find <Prune>. Press the
/
use the
SELECT button.
2. Use the
/
buttons to select YES and press the
/SELECT button.
4.10 DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
This causes the radio to reduce the dynamic range of the
audio signal. The purpose of this is to adapt the dynamic
range of the audio signal to listening in a noisy environment.
DAB
<DRC
>
This is not available on some DAB stations.
1. Press and hold the MENU/INFO button in DAB mode; then
/
buttons to find <DRC>. Press the
/
use the
SELECT button.
2. Select between DRC off, DRC Low and DRC High using the
/
buttons.
3. Press the
/SELECT button to save the setting.
GMR1990DABT
FM Radio Operation
4.20 Tuning a Station
1. You can scan up or down the frequency range manually by
pressing the
/
buttons to increase or decrease the
frequency in 0.05 MHz increments. To scan through the
frequency range quickly press and hold either
/
buttons.
V+
MODE
SELECT
PRESET
MENU
INFO
V
2. Once a station has been found, the scanning will stop
automatically. If no station is found, then the tuning will stop
once it has cycled through the entire FM band (87.5108MHz).
4.21 Scan Modes
When performing an scan you can set the sensitivity level of
the stations to be found. e.g. strong signals only or all stations.
V+
SCAN
In FM mode, press and hold the MENU/INFO button, when
<Scan Setting> appears on the display press the
/SELECT button to view the submenu.
3. Use either
/
buttons to select STRONG STATION
(which will only detect stations with a good signal strength)
or ALL STATIONS (which will detect any station, even with a
weak signal). Press the
/SELECT button to select the
required option.
MODE
SELECT
MENU
INFO
PRESET
V
Scan Setting *
<All Stations
>
4. When you perform a scan as described in ‘Tuning a station’,
only stations fitting the specified setting will be detected.
4.22 Storing a Station Preset
You can store up to 10 of your favourite stations.
This will enable you to access your favourite stations quickly &
easily.
SCAN
MODE
PRESET
MENU
INFO
1. To store a preset, you must first be listening to the station
that you would like to save.
2. Then press & hold the PRESET button.
3. You will see <X: (Empty) > appear on the display (where 'X'
is the preset location number). Use the
/
buttons to
cycle through the preset locations 1-10.
Preset Store
<1: (Empty)
>
4. Press the
/SELECT button to store the station to the
selected preset location.
GMR1990DABT
FM Radio Operation
4.23 Recalling a Preset
1. To select a preset, press the PRESET button.
2. Use the
/
locations 1-10.
3. Press the
buttons to cycle through the preset
Preset Recall
<1: Station Name>
/SELECT button to listen the selected station.
4.24 FM Display Modes
Every time you press the “INFO” button on the remote control,
the display will cycle through the following display modes.
• Radio text: Broadcasters can include a scrolling text that
displays information about the current program. If radio text
is not available then the display will show ‘NO TEXT’.
• Program type: This describes the “Style” or “genre” of
music that is being broadcast e.g. “Rock “or “Classical”.
• Program name: Displays the name of the current station.
• Signal strength: This option will display a bar indicating the
signal strength.
• Power mode: Displays Mains or Battery power
• Time & date: The time & date is set automatically from the
DAB or FM broadcast.
Radio text
Program type
Frequency
Signal Strength
Power Mode
Time
Date
GMR1990DABT
AUX Operation
4.30 Aux In Mode
You can connect an external audio source such as an MP3
player using a 3.5mm audio cable (not supplied).
1. Connect one end of the cable to the AUDIO devices
headphone /Line output and the other end to the AUX
INPUT input on the rear of the GMR1990DABT as shown.
OPEN
DC IN
AUX IN
2. Press the MODE button until you reach the AUX INPUT
mode option.
3. Adjust the volume to your desired level.
The volume output is affected by the volume level on the
source e.g. MP3 player so make sure that is set to about
70-80% (not too loud to avoid distortion).
GMR1990DABT
Bluetooth Operation
4.40 Connecting a Bluetooth Device
When using the Bluetooth connection, you can listen to audio
wirelessly from a Bluetooth audio device (For example a
Smartphone/ Tablet) within 10 metres of the GMR1990DABT
unit.
1. When the Bluetooth mode is selected the words ‘BT NOT
CONNECTED’ will flash on the display and the Bluetooth
indicator blinks. This means the unit is in connection mode
and will pair with any previously connected devices.
SCAN
PRESET
2. If you have not connected a device you can now enable
‘discovery’ mode on your device and select the
GMR1990DABT Bluetooth device. If you are asked for a
pass code enter ‘0000’.
If you turn off either device before pairing is complete the
process will need to be repeated when powered ON again.
3. Once paired the display will change to ‘BT CONNECTED’
and the Bluetooth indicator will stop blinking and remain
solid.
The volume output is effected by the volume level on the audio
source e.g. Phone or laptop, so make sure that is set to about
70-80% (not too loud to avoid distortion).
4. To un-pair a device press and hold the SCAN button. You
can now pair another bluetooth device to the
GMR1990DABT.
SCAN
MODE
PRESET
4.41 Controlling a Connected Device
Once connected you can either use the controls on the audio
device to begin playback, skip tracks etc. Or you can use the
control buttons on the radio.
/SELECT button when pressed will begin playback
1. The
of the selected track on the audio device. Press again to
pause playback.
2. To skip to the next track press the
3. To skip to the previous track press the
button.
button
GMR1990DABT
Advanced Operation
4.50 Equaliser
Follow the below steps to apply an EQ to the sound output.
V+
1. Press and hold the MENU/INFO button.
SCAN
MODE
SELECT
2. Use the
/
buttons to locate <System>, press the
/SELECT button.
MENU
INFO
PRESET
V
3. Use the
/
buttons to find <Equaliser> and press the
/SELECT button.
4. Using the
/
buttons select from the following EQ
modes: NORMAL, CLASSIC, JAZZ, POP, ROCK, SPEECH
& MY EQ, and press the
/SELECT button to save the
setting.
Equaliser
<Normal
>
Equaliser
<Treble
>
5. If you select 'My EQ' pressing the
/SELECT button
enters a sub menu. Use the
/
buttons to select from
/SELECT
TREBLE, BASS and LOUDNESS. Press the
button to enter the setting for each.
6. When selecting TREBLE or BASS you are required to use
the
/
buttons to adjust the levels from -7 to +7. Press
the
/SELECT button to save the setting and return to
the My EQ menu.
7. When LOUDNESS is selected the
/
used to select ON or OFF. Pressing the
will save the setting.
buttons are
/SELECT button
4.51 Factory Reset
There may be times when you need to reset the unit back to
its original factory setting.
V+
SCAN
1. Press and hold the MENU/INFO button.
MODE
SELECT
PRESET
MENU
INFO
2. Use the
/
buttons to locate <System>, press the
/SELECT button.
3. Use the
/
buttons to find <Factory reset> and press
the
/SELECT button.
4. Using the
/
buttons select ‘YES’ and press the
/SELECT button to perform the reset function.
V
Factory Reset?
<Yes> No
GMR1990DABT
Advanced Operation
4.52 Backlight
Follow the below steps to adjust the backlight behaviour.
1. Press and hold the MENU/INFO button.
2. Use the
/
buttons to locate <System>, press the
/SELECT button.
V+
SCAN
MODE
SELECT
PRESET
MENU
INFO
V
3. Use the
/
buttons to find <Backlight> and press the
/SELECT button.
Time out Settings
DAB
<System
>
Timeout
<10 sec
>
On level
<High
>
Dim level
<High
>
Adjust how long the backlight stays on after use before
dimming.
/
buttons. Press the
1. Select <Timeout> using the
/SELECT button to enter the backlight timeout options.
2. Using the
/
buttons select from ON (always on) 10,
20, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120 or 180 seconds.
3. Press the
/SELECT button to store the setting.
On Level
Alter the brightness of the backlight when on.
/
buttons. Press the
1. Select <On Level> using the
/SELECT button to enter the options.
2. Using the
/
3. Press the
/SELECT button to store the setting.
buttons select from LOW or HIGH.
Dim Level
Alter the brightness of the backlight when dimmed.
/
buttons. Press the
1. Select <Dim Level> using the
/SELECT button to enter the options.
2. Using the
/
3. Press the
/SELECT button to store the setting.
buttons select from LOW or HIGH.
GMR1990DABT
Advanced Operation
4.53 Time Settings
The time & date is normally set from the DAB/FM signal. But
should you need to adjust manually follow the below steps.
V+
SCAN
1. Press and hold the MENU/INFO button.
MODE
SELECT
PRESET
MENU
INFO
2. Use the
/
buttons to locate <System>, press the
/SELECT button.
3. Use the
/
buttons to find <Time> and press the
SELECT button.
V
/
Set Time/Date
DAB
<System
>
1. Select <Set Time/Date> using the
/
buttons. Press
the
/SELECT button to enter the options.
2. Using the
/
buttons set the HOUR digits. Press the
/SELECT button to advance to the MINUTE digits.
3. When the HOUR & MINUTES have been set, press the
/SELECT button to advance to the DATE settings.
Set time
10:31
4. Repeat the process for the date using the
/
buttons
to adjust the digits, and the
/SELECT button to advance
to the next setting. Once complete the press the
/
SELECT button once more to save the time and date.
Auto Update
1. Select <Auto update> using the
/
buttons. Press the
/SELECT button to enter the options.
2. Using the
/
buttons choose from UPDATE FROM
ANY, UPDATE FROM DAB, UPDATE FROM FM or NO
UPDATE.
3. Press the
Auto update
<Update from An>
/SELECT button to store the setting.
12/ 24 Hour Clock
1. Select <Set 12/24 hour> using the
/
buttons. Press
the
/SELECT button to enter the options.
2. Using the
/
SET 24 HOUR.
3. Press the
buttons choose from SET 12 HOUR or
Set 12/24 hour
<Set 24 hour
>
/SELECT button to store the setting.
GMR1990DABT
Advanced Operation
Date Format
1. Select <Set date format> using the
/
buttons. Press
the
/SELECT button to enter the options.
2. Using the
/
MM-DD-YYY.
3. Press the
buttons choose from DD-MM-YYYY or
Set date format
<DD-MM-YYYY
>
/SELECT button to store the setting.
GMR1990DABT
5 Troubleshooting
Problem
What to do
No Power
Check the mains plug is connected to the wall socket.
Switch the wall socket on.
Press the
mode.
STANDBY button to wake from Standby
No sound
The volume level is too low. Increase using the
volume control.
No sound from an AUX input
The external audio source volume is too low,
increase the volume level.
Reduce the GMR1990DABT volume level using the
volume control.
The sound is distorted
The sound is distorted from an AUX input
The external audio source volume is too high,
decrease the volume level.
Static interference/Burbling sound when
listening to the radio
This is caused by poor reception. Re-locate the
antenna or if that fails try moving the
GMR1990DABT to a different location.
Bluetooth sound is interrupted or distorted
The unit is close to a device that generates
electromagnetic radiation. Re-locate the
GMR1990DABT away from the electromagnetic
radiation source
Obstacle(s) between the unit and the Bluetooth
audio source device. Remove the obstacle.
GMR1990DABT
6 Technical Specification
Model Number
GMR1990DABT
Power Supply
AC 230-240V ~ 50 Hz
Speaker Output Power
2W x 1 (RMS)
Speaker Impedance
3 Ohms
Frequency Range
DAB/DAB+: 174-240 MHz
FM: 87.5-108MHz
Max Power Consumption
AC 15W
Dimensions
165mm (L) x 88mm (W) x 52mm (H)
7 Customer Support
Our customer service team is available for technical or
guarantee support. Visit www.goodmans.co.uk/support
www.goodmans.co.uk
QSG-AUG16-GMR1990DABT
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