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Owner’s manual
Safety instructions
Keep the unit away from heat sources such as radiators, heaters or other appliances that produce heat.
Ensure that the unit is not placed in such a way as to interfere with proper ventilation. For example the unit
should not be placed on soft furnishings that may block ventilation openings or placed in an enclosed unit
such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings.
Do not expose the unit to direct sunlight.
Do not use the unit near water.
Avoid objects or liquids getting into the unit.
Do not remove screws from or open the unit casing.
Care instructions
DMX-50 speaker casings have a wood veneer covering. As with other wood products care must be taken when
handling and cleaning to protect the wood from damage.
Do not expose the casings to detergents, solvents or abrasive materials
Do not expose the casings to sources of direct heat such as hot drinks.
Wipe over gently with a soft cloth to clean the casings.
Occasional use of light furniture polish (applied via a soft cloth) will help protect the surface.
Copyright
Copyright 2005 by Imagination Technologies Limited. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be copied or distributed, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any human or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic,
mechanical, magnetic, manual or otherwise, or disclosed to third parties without the express written permission of Imagination Technologies
Limited.
Disclaimer
Imagination Technologies Limited makes no representation or warranties with respect to the content of this document and specifically disclaims
any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Further, Imagination Technologies Limited reserves the right to
revise this publication and to make changes in it from time to time without obligation of Imagination Technologies Limited to notify any person or
organization of such revisions or changes.
Trademarks
DMX-50, the DMX-50 logo, ReVu, the ReVu logo, PURE, the PURE logo, PURE Digital, the PURE Digital logo, Imagination Technologies, and
the Imagination Technologies logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Imagination Technologies Limited. All other product names are
trademarks of their respective companies.
Warranty information
Imagination Technologies Ltd. warrants to the end user that this product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship in the course of
normal use for a period of two years from the date of purchase. This guarantee covers breakdowns due to manufacturing or design faults; it does
not apply in cases such as accidental damage, however caused, wear and tear, negligence, adjustment, modification or repair not authorised
by us. Please register your product on our website at www.pure.com/register or by filling in and returning your warranty card. Should you have a
problem with your unit please contact your supplier or contact PURE Support at the address shown on the rear of this manual.
Credits
This manual was written by Bruce Murray. It is a product of PURE Digital, Imagination Technologies Ltd., Imagination House, Home Park Estate,
Kings Langley, Herts, WD4 8LZ, UK.
Version 1
October 2005
Great Britain
Contents
Getting started ................................................................... 2
Overview diagrams ................................................................................... 2
Connecting speakers ................................................................................ 4
Switch on and off....................................................................................... 4
Changing the volume ................................................................................ 4
Navigating menus ..................................................................................... 4
Listening to DAB radio ........................................................ 5
Selecting a station .................................................................................... 5
Changing the information displayed ......................................................... 5
ReVu™ - Pausing and rewinding radio ...................................................... 5
Storing and recalling presets ................................................................... 6
Changing DAB options ............................................................................... 6
Playing a CD........................................................................ 8
Selecting a track ....................................................................................... 8
Changing the information displayed ......................................................... 8
Changing CD options ................................................................................. 8
Playing an MP3 CD ............................................................ 10
Changing the information displayed ........................................................10
Changing MP3 options..............................................................................10
Listening to FM radio ........................................................ 11
Selecting a station ...................................................................................11
Changing the information displayed ........................................................11
Storing and recalling presets ..................................................................11
Changing FM options................................................................................12
Using an SD memory card ................................................ 13
Inserting and removing a card .................................................................13
Recording DAB radio ................................................................................13
Playing files from SD card .......................................................................14
Changing the information displayed ........................................................14
Changing SD card options ........................................................................14
Listening to a connected device ........................................ 16
Adjusting the volume of your connected device .......................................16
General setup options ...................................................... 17
Audio ........................................................................................................17
Screen......................................................................................................17
Alarm ......................................................................................................17
Sleep timer ..............................................................................................17
S/W version .............................................................................................17
Hints and tips .................................................................... 18
Technical specifications .................................................... 19
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Getting started
Overview diagrams
These diagrams show the function of controls, the connectors on the rear panel, the remote control and screen icons.
Front panel
Six shortcut buttons
Provide quick access to radio presets,
CD/MP3 controls and menu options
Infrared receiver
Receives signal
from remote control
TUNE/ SELECT
LCD screen
Backlit LCD screen with
variable contrast
and brightness
RECORD
Starts and stops record
of DAB radio to SD card
ReVu
Enters ReVu mode for
DAB pause and rewind
TUNE/SELECT
Turn to browse and push to select
stations, tracks and menu options
RECORD
INFO
VOLUME
POWER
DMX-50
M I C R O S Y S T E M
POWER
Switches between
on and standby
-
Mode buttons
Switch between
DAB/FM, CD/SD card
and AUX 1/2 inputs
MENU
DAB/FM
CD/SD
+
AUX 1/2
MUTE
MENU
Change audio and general
setup options
INFO
Switch between display modes
and exit menus
VOLUME
Turn for volume
Headphone
3.5 mm headphone
socket (mutes speakers)
MUTE
Mutes output from
speakers/headphones
CD tray
For audio and MP3 CDs
SD MEMORY CARD
CD eject button
Opens and closes the CD tray
Play/Pause
Toggle play/pause of
CD or SD track.
Skip/Fast forward/Rewind
Press to skip to next/previous CD/SD track.
Hold to fast forward or rewind through the current track.
STOP
Stop playback
of CD or SDcard.
SD MEMORY CARD
Slot for SD card removable MP3 storage.
Light shows when recording or accessing card via USB.
Rear panel
USB
Type B connector
for software upgrades
and SD card access
USB
AERIAL
OPTICAL OUT
OPTICAL OUT
Digital output of
DAB, FM, CD or SD
AUX 1/AUX 2
Stereo inputs from
iPod/minidisc etc.
LINE/SUB OUT
Configurable output giving
fixed volume output for
connection to an external
amplifier or recorder or
variable for connection to
a powered subwoofer.
See page 17 for details.
SPEAKERS
AUX1IN 1
AUX
AUX
AUX2IN 2
LINE
LINE/SUB
OUTOUT
AERIAL
F-type connector
for DAB/FM aerial.
Unscrew aerial cap and remove
to access.
SPEAKERS
Spring loaded speaker connectors
Connect red socket to red on speaker
and black socket to black on speaker
DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
Power Lead
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Remote control
Mode
Switches between
DAB/FM/CD/SD/AUX
Mode
Info
Switch between
display modes and
exit menus
Power
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
-/--
0
Info
Select and
Select stations/tracks
and menu options
Record
Start/stop
record to SD card
Power
Switches between
on and standby
Number buttons
Press Save + number or hold down
number to store a preset.
Press number to recall.
Press -/-- first for double digit presets.
Press to quickly access CD tracks
Save
Menu
Menu
Change audio and
general setup options.
Also exits current menu.
Select
Record
Mute
Mutes output from
speakers/headphones
+/Volume
Adjust volume
ReVu
Mute
ReVu
Enters ReVu mode
for DAB pause and
rewind
CD/SD controls
Also used for FM
tuning and ReVu
+
-
DMX-50
FM screen
DAB screen
Mute
Volume
muted
Mode
Current
mode (DAB)
Station
name
Scrolling
text
Alarm Clock
Alarm set Time from
DAB signal
09:40
D AB
Mode
Current
mode (FM)
Stereo
Indicates
stereo reception
Signal strength
Shows signal strength
for current DAB station
BBC Radio 1
J o W h i l e y Ch a n g i n g
Tracks - go online to
nominate the tunes
09:41
FM
Station
Frequency or
RDS name
RDS
RadioText
Signal strength
Shows signal strength
for current FM station
Ch i l t e r n
Today's Best Mix for Her t s
Beds and Bucks - 97.6
Chiltern FM
SD screen
CD screen
Mode
Current
mode (CD)
Track/
Total tracks
Clock
Stereo
Time updated Indicates
by RDS if
stereo reception
available
CD
Playlist
Playlist
selected
Mode
Current
mode (SD)
Shuffle
Random track
order selected
09:40
Track 1
Repeat
Repeat all
tracks selected
Stop
Pause/Play
Shuffle
Random track
order selected
09:40
Permanent Vacation
SD
Track
Repeat
Repeat all
tracks selected
Stop
Pause/Play
Rewind
Fast forward
Rewind
Fast forward
Skip back
Skip forward
Skip back
Skip forward
CD information
Elapsed track time/track time remaining/
CD time remaining/CD text/
CD total time (when stopped)/ Date & time
SD information
Elapsed track time/ID3 information
Date & time from DAB
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USB
AERIAL
OPTICAL OUT
SPEAKERS
AUX IN 1
AUX IN 2
LINE/SUB
OUT
DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
Connecting speakers
When connecting speakers connect the red (positive) terminals on DMX-50 to
the red terminals on the speaker and black (negative) to black. The speaker
cable has a darker tint on one strand to aid connection.
Ensure that the bared ends of the wires are securely gripped by the spring
clips. Note that the sound from new speakers should improve over the course
of a few days as they are ‘run-in’.
Switch on and off
Before switching on for the first time - ensure the aerial is uncoiled and
mounted as high as possible.
When you first plug in your DMX-50 it switches to DAB mode and asks you
if you want to perform a UK (UK Band III only) or Full autotune (full Band III)
to find all DAB stations available in your area. These stations are stored in a
station list and ordered alphanumerically.
DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
Extending the aerial
The first station on the station list is selected.
D AB Au t o t u n e M e n u
Select autotune type:
Full
UK
Initial startup screen
Volume
Adjusting volume
To switch your unit off (standby) - press the POWER button on the unit or
remote control. You see the standby symbol and clock on the screen. Push
the INFO button to change between a small clock, large clock and day/time
/date display in standby.
To switch your DMX-50 back on press the POWER button again. Your unit
starts in whatever mode you were in when you switched off.
Changing the volume
Use the large Volume dial on the main unit or volume buttons on the remote
control to adjust the volume. When you adjust the volume you temporarily see
the volume scale on screen indicating the current level. You can also Mute the
volume using the MUTE button on the main unit or remote control.
Navigating menus
You turn the TUNE/SELECT dial to scroll through menu options or station
or track lists and push the dial to select options. In most menus if you do
not select anything you return to the previous screen. Alternatively use the
equivalent (
+ Select) remote control buttons. You can also press a
shortcut button to select the option shown on screen next to that button.
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Listening to DAB radio
To listen to DAB radio press the DAB/FM button on the main unit or Mode button on
the remote until you see DAB in the top left of the screen.
When you first switch on your DMX-50 it automatically enters DAB mode, autotunes
to find all DAB stations available in your area and lists them in alphanumeric order.
D AB
BBC Radio 1
J o W h i l e y ' s Ch a n g i n g
Tracks - go online to
nominate the tunes
Selecting a station
To change stations, turn the TUNE/SELECT dial to scroll through the station
list, then push the dial to tune to the highlighted station. Alternatively use the
(
+ Select) remote control buttons.
The currently selected station is shown in the box at the top of the screen.
09:40
Default DAB screen
D AB S t a t i o n L i s t
BBC Radio 1
BBC London
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 2
Selecting a station
Changing the information displayed
To change what you see on screen while you listen to DAB radio press the
INFO button. Choose between the following options:
D AB
Text
1 2 B 2 2 5 .6 4 8 M H z
Scrolling text broadcast by most stations.
Reception info DAB channel and frequency of the station you are listening
to, signal strength meter and signal quality reading. As a
guide, values from 85 to 100 indicate good reception, 70 to
84 average reception and 0 to 69 poor reception.
Broadcast info Name of the multiplex the current station belongs to.
Multiplexes are groups of stations broadcast by a single
operator. Description of the content broadcast by the
station, Stereo or Mono indicator and data rate at which the
station is being transmitted. This rate is set by the stations
to suit the type of material being transmitted. High rates
generally mean higher quality.
Presets
BBC Radio 1
Signal quality 96%
Information modes - Reception info
D AB
09:40
BBC Radio 1
BBC N a t i o n a l D AB
Pop Music
128kbps Stereo
Information modes - Broadcast info
D AB
09:40
BBC Radio 1
27/09/05
DAB presets for quick access to your favourite stations using
the six shortcut buttons.
Date and time Date and time broadcast by the multiplex.
09:40
Information modes - Date and time
ReVu™ - Pausing and rewinding radio
ReVu mode lets you pause and rewind live DAB digital radio.
DMX-50 constantly stores audio and text from the station you are tuned to in
its memory. The amount stored depends on how long you have been listening
to that station and the data rate of the broadcast. You can access this stored
audio and pause or rewind live radio over short periods (approximately 10 to
20 minutes depending on data rate).
Once the memory is full, ReVu keeps adding to the memory but starts to
overwrite the oldest stored audio and text.
You can enter ReVu mode in two ways:
Paused - press and release the ReVu button or pause button on the remote
D AB
09:40
Paused
Fast forward/rewind - press and hold the ReVu button for three seconds or
press the fast forward/rewind or skip forward/back buttons on the remote
ReVu mode - paused
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When you enter ReVu mode you see the ReVu icon on the screen and a timer
shows how many minutes and seconds behind the live broadcast you are.
09:40
D AB
BBC R a d i o 1
ReVu mode - playing
Once in ReVu mode you can toggle between paused and playing by pushing
the ReVu button again or pressing the pause/play ( / ) button. To exit
ReVu mode and return to the live broadcast press the stop button ( ) or
press TUNE/SELECT or press the skip forward (
) button to catch up with
the live broadcast but remain in ReVu mode.
To pause and replay live radio
Press the ReVu button. The screen shows ‘Paused’ and the timer shows how
far behind the live broadcast you are.
Press the ReVu button again to start replaying the stored audio and text
from where you left off. The timer stops counting, showing that you are now
listening that many minutes and seconds behind real time. You can listen in
this way for as long as you like, or press the fast forward, skip forward, stop
button or press TUNE/SELECT to catch up to real time.
To rewind radio
Press the ReVu button twice. Use the Rewind ( ) button to move back in
the recorded audio or the skip back (
) button to return to the start.
D AB
09:40
BBC Radio 1
Radio 1
Pln t R o c k
Virgin
Cla s s i c
Pr e s e t s 01-04
Presets 1 to 4
Storing and recalling presets
You can store up to 99 of your favourite stations as presets which you can
then access quickly using the shortcut buttons or remote control. You can
store and access presets while using ReVu but changing station will exit ReVu.
Press any shortcut button or / buttons on the remote or set the
Information mode to show the presets as described on page 5. This shows
the first page of presets on the screen. Flick through the other pages of
presets using the left (
)and right (
) shortcut buttons, / on the
remote or skip buttons on the remote.
To store a preset - Hold down the shortcut button or numbered button on the
remote you want to store the current station to until the station name appears
or press the Save button and numbered buttons on the remote. The preset is
stored.
D AB M e n u
Au t o t u n e U K M a n u a l t u n e
Au t o t u n e f u l l D R C [ O F F ]
Station order
DAB options
To recall a preset - Press the shortcut button next to the preset you want to
listen to or press the number buttons on the remote.
Changing DAB options
To customise the way your DMX-50 works in DAB mode press the Menu
button, select DAB and choose from the following:
Autotune UK
Scans all UK frequencies for DAB stations and adds any new ones to the
station list.
Autotune full
Scans the full range of digital frequencies in Band III. This option is for use
outside the UK where other Band III stations may be available.
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Station order
Change the order of stations on your station list using this option. The current
order is shown at the top of the screen. Choose from the following:
Alphanumeric Displays all stations in alphanumeric order.
Favourite
Displays your eight most listened to stations at the top of the
station list and the others below. Your favourite stations are
selected by how long you listen to each station and indicated
by a heart next to the name in the station list.
Active
Displays active stations at the top of the station list and
inactive ones at the bottom, in alphanumeric order. Inactive
stations are those on your station list but not currently
available, marked with a ’?’.
Multiplex
Lists stations in groups according to their multiplex.
Multiplexes are groups of stations owned and broadcast by a
multiplex operator.
Trim stn list
Removes inactive stations from the station list.
Favs presets Available only when Favourite station order (above) has been
selected. Transfers your eight favourite stations to presets.
Manual tune
Find new stations or fine tune your reception using this option.
You see a list of channels and frequencies. Each multiplex has a different
channel and frequency (E.g., BBC is channel 12B and Digital One is 11D.
1.
Select the channel you want from the list.
You see a signal strength display. The marker indicates the minimum
required level for reception and the filled blocks indicate the current
level.
2.
Move your aerial and try to raise the current level to the marker or
beyond. You see the multiplex name at the top of the screen if a good
signal is received and the stations in that multiplex are listed below and
added to the station list.
3.
Select a station or press INFO or MENU to exit manual tuning.
D AB M a n u a l Tu n e
Select frequency:
12A 223.93MHz
12B 225.64MHz
12C 227.36MHz
Manual tune
DRC
Make the quieter sounds in a broadcast easier to hear at low volume or in
a noisy environment using this option. The DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
level of a broadcast is set by the station and sent with the signal. At the time
of writing only stations such as BBC Radio 3 and 4 regularly broadcast a
DRC level. Check with the broadcasters to find out if they use DRC on their
stations. Select one of the following options:
DRC OFF
DRC is switched off. Any DRC level broadcast is ignored. This is
the default setting.
DRC HALF DRC level is set to half that sent with the broadcast.
DRC FULL Applies the DRC level as sent with the broadcast.
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Playing a CD
CD
09:40
Track 1
CD mode
CD T r a c k L i s t
Total tracks: 15
Track 1 03:58
Track 2 04:31
To listen to a CD press the CD/SD button or press the Mode button on the remote
until you see CD in the top left of the screen.
Press the eject button ( ) and place your CD label side up in the CD tray. Press the
eject button again to load the CD. DMX-50 checks the CD type and loads a track list.
If you insert a CD with MP3 files on it DMX-50 enters MP3 mode, see page 10.
If you close the CD tray by pushing the tray or pressing play the CD automatically
starts playing. You see the standard CD controls, track title and time into track on the
screen.
Selecting a track
To change tracks on a CD, either:
•
Selecting a track
•
•
CD
09:40
Track 1
turn the TUNE/SELECT dial to scroll through the track list, then push the
dial to play the highlighted track or use the (
+ Select) buttons on
remote.
use the skip forward or skip back buttons, shortcut buttons on screen or
skip buttons on remote
select a track number using the numbered buttons on the remote
Changing the information displayed
To change what you see on screen while you listen to a CD push the INFO
button. Choose from the following options:
CD time into track
CD
09:40
Track 5
Orbital
You Lot
CD text
CD M e n u
P l a y [ AL L ]
Set playlist
Shuffle [OFF]
Repeat [OFF]
CD options
Track elapsed
Time the current track has been playing, or if stopped total
time and number of tracks on the CD.
Track remaining Time remaining of the current track.
Disc remaining Time remaining of current CD.
CD text
Displays album name, track information, artist, etc., if
included on the CD.
Date and time
Obtained from the DAB or FM (RDS) signal.
Changing CD options
To customise the way DMX-50 works in CD mode press the Menu button,
select CD and choose from the following:
Play
Press Select to choose between playing all tracks on the CD [ALL] or just
those on a playlist you have created [LIST]. See Set playlist below for details
of creating a CD playlist. If you select LIST you see the playlist icon ( ).
Shuffle
Press Select to choose between playing CD tracks in the order they appear on
the disc [OFF] or in a random order [ON]. If you select ON you see the shuffle
).
icon (
Repeat
Press Select to choose between repeating the current track [TRACK] when it
ends or the whole disc [ALL]. This loops continuously until you set it to [OFF].
If you select TRACK you see the repeat track icon (
), if you select ALL you
see the repeat all icon (
).
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Set playlist
Create a playlist containing the order in which to play up to 20 tracks from
the current CD. To create a playlist:
1.
Turn the TUNE/SELECT dial and push to set the first track on your
playlist.
2.
Repeat until you have completed your playlist and select OK or press
the bottom right shortcut button (OK) to set your playlist and exit. This
automatically sets the Play mode to [LIST].
You see the playlist icon (
).
Alternatively press the left middle shortcut button (Clear) to delete the
current playlist order or bottom left shortcut button (Cancel) to exit the
screen without saving any changes made
Your playlist is now set and if you play your CD it plays the tracks you
specified in the order you specified.
The playlist remains available for as long as the CD inserted. If you eject the
CD or change the CD the playlist you created is no longer available.
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Playing an MP3 CD
MP3
09:40
Firestarter
Press the CD/SD button or the Mode button on the remote until you see CD in
the top left of the screen to listen to a CD with MP3 files stored on it. DMX-50
automatically detects if a CD has MP3 files on it and changes to MP3 mode.
MP3 files can be in folders on the CD if desired and MP3 playlist files are also
supported. MP3 playlist files are simple text files (usually with a .M3U extension)
specifying an order in which to play a selection of MP3 files on the CD.
MP3 mode
The following icons on the track list help you identify tracks, folders and playlist files:
MP3 files
Open folder
Playlist file
Closed folder
Push the eject button and place your MP3 CD label side up in the CD tray. Push the
eject button again to load the CD. DMX-50 checks the CD type, changes the mode to
MP3 and displays the normal CD controls.
If you close the CD tray by pushing the tray or pressing play the CD automatically starts
playing. You see the standard CD controls, track title and time into track on the screen.
MP3 Track List
Rock tracks
Blues tracks
Layla
Selecting a track, playlist or folder
To change tracks on an MP3 CD, either:
•
MP3 track list
•
•
MP3
09:40
Layla
Ar t i s t : E r i c Cla p t o n
Al b u m : Be s t o f E r i c
MP3 ID3 text
turn the TUNE/SELECT dial to scroll through the track list, then push the
dial to play the highlighted track or use the (
+ Select) buttons on
remote.
use the skip forward or skip back buttons, shortcut buttons on screen or
skip buttons on remote
select a track number in the current folder using the numbered buttons
on the remote. Tracks are numbered in the order they appear on the
track list.
Changing the information displayed
To change what you see on screen while you listen to an MP3 push the
Display button. Choose from the following options:
Time into track
ID3 text
Date and time
MP3 Menu
Shuffle [OFF]
Repeat [OFF]
MP3 options
Time the current track has been playing
Displays ID3 text – album name, track information artist
etc., if included with file
Obtained from the DAB or FM (RDS) signal.
Changing MP3 options
To customise the way DMX-50 works in MP3 CD mode press the Menu
button, select MP3 and choose from the following:
Shuffle
Choose whether to play MP3 tracks in the order they appear on the disc,
current selected folder or playlist [OFF], or in random order [ON]. If you select
ON you see the shuffle icon (
).
Repeat
Choose to repeat the current track [TRACK] when it ends or the whole disc,
currently selected folder or playlist [ALL]. This loops continuously until you set
it to [OFF]. If you select TRACK you see the repeat track icon (
), if you
select ALL you see the repeat all icon (
).
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Listening to FM radio
To listen to FM radio press the DAB/FM button or the Mode button on the remote
until you see FM in the top left of the screen. The first time you enter FM mode
DMX-50 asks you to select the FM tuning mode you want. Use the shortcut buttons or
TUNE/SELECT dial to select one of the following:
Autotune
Finds all the stations available in your area and lists them in
alphanumerical order using RDS (Radio Data System) station
names where available.
FM
Today's Best Mix for Herts
Beds and Bucks - 97.6
Chiltern FM
FM mode
FM Station List
Manual tuning Lets you tune manually either in steps of 0.05 MHz or using a
seek to find the next station.
Ch i l t e r n
BBC R 2
Ch i l t e r n
Heart FM
Selecting a station
You select a station in different ways depending on which tuning mode you
have chosen:
Autotune
To change stations, turn the TUNE/SELECT dial to scroll
through the station list, then push the dial to tune to the
highlighted station or use the shortcut buttons on screen.
Manual Tune
To change stations, turn the TUNE/SELECT dial right or left
to step up or down the frequency range or use the shortcut
buttons on screen or remote to step
or scan
to
the next station.
11:40
Chilt e r n
FM station list
If you scan, the scan stops when the next station is found.
The frequency display changes to show the RDS station name
if available.
Changing the information displayed
To change what you see on screen while you listen to FM radio press the INFO
button. Choose between the following options:
RadioText
Dynamic text broadcast by some RDS stations.
FM
Pop Music
9 7 .6 0
Broadcast info Description of the content broadcast by the station (RDS
stations only), frequency, stereo/mono and signal strength.
Presets
FM presets for quick access to your favourite stations using
the six shortcut buttons.
Date and time
Date and time updated by RDS signal if available.
Storing and recalling presets
You can store up to 99 of your favourite stations as presets which you can
then access quickly using the shortcut buttons or remote control.
Push any shortcut button or set the information mode to show the presets
as described above. This shows the first page of presets on the screen.
Flick through the other pages of presets using the left (
)and right (
)
shortcut buttons or skip buttons on the remote.
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Ch i l t e r n
FM - Broadcast info
FM
09:40
Radio 1
-
Pr e s e t s 0 1 - 0 4
FM - Presets
To store a preset - Hold down the shortcut button or numbered button on
the remote you want to store the current station to until the station name or
frequency appears or press the Save button and numbered buttons on the
remote. The preset is stored.
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FM Menu
Tune [ BYNAME ] Au t o t u n e
Station order
Stereo mode
FM Setup options
To recall a preset - Press the shortcut button next to the preset you want to
listen to or press the number buttons on the remote.
Changing FM options
To customise the way your DMX-50 works in FM mode press the MENU
button, select FM and choose from the following:
Tune
Push the Tuning dial to choose between [BYNAME] which shows stations
in a station list (similar to the DAB station list) using RDS station names or
[MANUAL] to manually step through the FM frequencies in steps of 0.05 MHz
or scan to next station.
Station order
Change the order of stations on your FM station list using this option. The
current order is highlighted on screen. Choose from the following:
Alphanumeric
Displays named stations at the top of the station list and
others below in numerical order
Named stations Displays stations with an RDS name only
Stereo mode
Change the way stereo/mono signals are handled. Choose from:
Auto
Uses stereo signal by default where available
Mono
Uses mono signal only. This may provide clearer audio for stereo
stations with poor reception.
Autotune
Performs a scan to find all the stations available in your area and lists them
in alphanumeric order using RDS station names where available.
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Using an SD memory card
You can use an SD card in your DMX-50 for recording* and playing back DAB digital
radio or playing MP2/MP3 files recorded elsewhere.
SD cards are readily available from PURE and other electronics retailers. As a rough
guide – a 64 MB card will give you around an hour of recording time from a 128 kbps
broadcast data rate.
There is an ever increasing range of brands, capacities and quality of SD cards
available. We have tested DMX-50 with the most popular cards but cannot guarantee
all cards will work. Check www.pure.com/support for any known issues.
Note DMX-50 records files to SD cards in MP2 format. You may need to use a
computer to convert these files to a different format if you wish to use them in
another device that uses SD cards. Check www.pure.com/support for information on
software you can use to convert files.
Inserting and removing a card
To insert an SD memory card in your DMX-50 push the card label side up into
the slot on the front panel with the gold pins towards the rear of the unit until
it clicks.
To remove a card push the card in slightly and it will pop out so you can
remove it.
It is not recommended that you remove a card when the SD access light is lit.
Inserting an SD card
Recording DAB radio
You can record DAB radio* to SD card. The amount you can record depends
on the size of your card and the quality of the audio being broadcast.
1.
Tune to the DAB radio station you want to record from.
2.
Press the RECORD button to start recording. You see the record
icon ( ) flashing on the screen.
3.
Press the RECORD button again to stop recording. You see a message
giving the time, date and filename that the recording has been saved
under. The filename is made up of the month, date and time. e.g.
10141020.mp2 means that the recording was made on October the
14th, starting at 10:20 am. The recording also stores the station and
multiplex name. DAB recordings are saved in a special TRACKS folder on
your SD card so they can be found easily.
D AB
10:20
BBC Radio 1
J o W h i l e y ' s Ch a n g i n g
Tracks - go online to
nominate the tunes
Recording in progress
Tip If you have just missed the start of something you wanted to record try
using ReVu to go back to where you want the recording to start then
pressing RECORD. See pages 5 and 6 for more details on using ReVu.
*Record function provided for personal use only
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Playing files from SD card
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SD
No track selected
To play MP2/MP3 files from an SD card press the CD/SD button or the Mode
button on the remote until you see SD in the top left of the screen.
You see a list of the files ( )and folders ( ) on the SD card.
DMX-50 records MP2 files to a TRACKS folder when you record from DAB
radio. DAB recordings will show recording date and time and show the station
name and multiplex when played, MP3s will show track title and additional
file information where available.
SD mode
MP2/MP3 Track List
Selecting a track, playlist or folder
To change tracks on an SD card, either:
Rock tracks
Blues tracks
Layla
•
turn the TUNING/SELECT dial to scroll through the track list, then push
the dial to play the highlighted track or playlist or open or close a folder
or use the (
+ Select) buttons on the remote
•
while playing use the skip forward or skip back shortcut buttons on
screen or remote
select a track number in the current folder using the numbered buttons
on the remote. Tracks are numbered in the order they appear on the
track list.
MP3 track list
•
Changing the information displayed
To change what you see on screen while you listen to an MP2/MP3 from SD
card press the INFO button. Choose from the following options:
Time into track
Time the current track has been playing
ID3 text
Displays ID3 text – album name, track information artist
etc., if included with file
Date and time
Obtained from the DAB or FM (RDS) signal.
S D Ca r d M e n u
Status
Shuffle [OFF]
Repeat [OFF]
SD card options
Delete
Format
USB
Changing SD card options
To change SD card settings, manage files and customise the way your
DMX-50 works in SD mode press the MENU button, select SD Card and
choose from the following:
Status
Displays the total, used and available space on the SD card.
Shuffle
Press SELECT to choose between playing MP3/MP2 tracks in the order they
appear in the current folder [OFF] or in a random order [ON]. If you select ON
you see the shuffle icon (
).
Repeat
Press SELECT to choose between repeating the current track [TRACK] when it
ends or all tracks in the current folder [ALL]. This loops continuously until you
set it to [OFF]. If you select TRACK you see the repeat track icon (
), if
you select ALL you see the repeat all icon (
).
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Delete
You see a list of the tracks and folders on the SD card.
Turn the TUNE/SELECT dial to browse the list and push the dial, or use the
(
+ Select) buttons on the remote to delete the highlighted track
or open/close a folder. Use the bottom left shortcut button to delete a
highlighted folder or track and bottom right shortcut button to open/close a
folder.
Press the Menu button to exit.
Format
Deletes all files (including any non-audio files) and clears the card. This may
be a good idea if you have previously used the card in another device.
USB
Enables access to an SD card inserted in your DMX-50 using a USB
connection to your PC. This enables you to manage files on your SD card
using Windows Explorer on your PC e.g. move files to and from the SD card,
delete files etc.
While USB access is enabled using this option you cannot access the files on
the SD card using DMX-50, only through your PC.
Press the TUNE/SELECT dial or the bottom right shortcut button to exit USB
access mode.
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Listening to a connected device
AU X 1
11:39
Au x i l i a r y i n p u t 1
30/09/05
1139
To listen to an audio source such as an iPod or MiniDisc player attached to the AUX 1
or AUX 2 inputs on your DMX-50 press the AUX1/2 button or press the Mode button
on the remote until you see AUX 1/2 in the top left of the screen. The date and time
obtained from the DAB or FM (RDS) signal are also displayed on screen when your
DMX-50 is in Auxiliary mode.
AUX mode
AUX IN 1
AUX IN 2
AUX IN 1
AUX IN 2
LINE/SUB
OUT
DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
/ AUDIO OUT
Adjusting the volume of your connected device
It is recommended that you set the volume on your connected device quite
high then use the volume control on your DMX-50 to control the volume
through your speakers/headphones.
If you find that you need to turn your DMX-50 up quite loud you can alter the
gain (amplification) applied to the auxiliary inputs using the AUX1 or AUX2
setup options.
To adjust the auxiliary input gain in AUX mode:
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1.
Press the MENU button, and select the AUX(1 or 2) menu option
2.
Turn the TUNE/SELECT dial or use the / buttons on the remote to
move the gain level between 0 and 12 dB (4 times as loud).
3.
Press the TUNE/SELECT dial to select a value and exit.
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General setup options
Push the menu button to access general setup options, available at all times. Choose
one of the following options:
Audio
Tone
Turn the TUNE/SELECT dial to set the Bass output level. Press the Tuning dial
again to set the Treble level.
Balance
Turn the TUNE/SELECT dial to adjust the audio balance between left and right.
Subwoofer
Push the TUNE/SELECT dial to specify if you have an active subwoofer connected
to your LINE/SUB OUT socket:
YES LINE/SUB OUT will be a variable level output and will mute if headphones
are inserted.
NO LINE/SUB OUT will be a fixed line level output and will not mute if
headphones are inserted.
Au d i o M e n u
To n e
Ba la n ce
Subwoofer [ N O ]
Audio options
S c r e e n Co n t r o l s
Screen
Active settings
Turn the TUNE/SELECT dial to set the screen backlight brightness. Press the
Tuning dial again to set the contrast.
Standby settings
Turn the TUNE/SELECT dial to select the standby screen brightness level
Note if you set the backlight to its lowest setting (Screen off) in standby the
blue power standby LED will not light up and you will not see the clock in
standby. If you set it to the 2nd lowest (Backlight off) you will see the clock
but no standby LED.
Br i g h t n e s s
Co n t r a s t
Active screen settings
Alarm
To set an alarm, which will switch the unit on (if in standby) and tune to a
station or sound a tone:
Turn the TUNE/SELECT dial or use the +/- shortcut buttons to set an alarm
time, Mode [DAB/FM/Tone] and set the Alarm [On]. Radio alarms tune to the
station you were tuned to last in that mode and to the volume the radio was
set to at the time the alarm went off. When the alarm is set you see the Alarm
icon ( ) on the screen. The alarm icon flashes when the alarm goes off.
To cancel the alarm and leave the unit switched on press the TUNE/SELECT
dial or press the POWER button to cancel the alarm and switch off.
Ala r m
-
hh
mm
M o d e [ D AB]
-
Al a r m [ O f f ]
Alarm settings
Sleep Timer
Sleep timer
Turn the Tuning dial or use the +/- shortcut keys to set a time after which you
want your DMX-50 to switch off. Choose between 15, 30, 45, 1hr, 1hr 15 and
1hr 30 minutes. To switch a sleep timer off use the Clear shortcut button or
set the time to zero.
S/W version
Displays the current software version installed on your DMX-50, 16-digit unit
serial number and gives access to the Software Upgrade option.
Register your product and include an e-mail address to receive notification of
software updates or visit our website at www.pure.com/support.
To upgrade your software, press the S/W upgrade shortcut button and follow
the instructions on screen.
Cl e a r
Sleep timer settings
V1.0
0502151204281F27
0 0 0 0 1 6 1 7 F F F F A10 0
S/W upgrade
Exit
S/W version screen
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Hints and tips
(>>/<<) DAB Secondary services
Secondary services accompany some stations, providing extra information or alternative
content and may only be broadcast at certain times. At the time of writing not many
secondary services are available. If a station has secondary services available, the station
shows ‘>>’ next to its name in the station list and the secondary service appears next to the
station in the list. A secondary service has a ‘<<’ before its name in the station list.
(?) Inactive or unavailable DAB stations
Inactive or unavailable stations are those which appear on the station list but are not
currently available because either you are outside the broadcast area, have lost reception or
the station is not currently broadcasting. Unavailable stations have a ‘?’ before their name
on the station list. If you select a station which has this symbol, DMX-50 tries to tune to the
station again and returns to the last station you were listening to if unsuccessful.
I hear a ‘burbling’ sound on some DAB stations
Although DAB is excellent at providing quality audio from very little signal, the quality can
suffer if the signal strength is too low. If that happens, a ‘burbling’ sound can sometimes be
heard. To help reduce this, check that your aerial is fully extended. If the problem persists try
moving your unit or repositioning your aerial using manual tuning.
Screen says ‘No stations available’ in DAB mode
Check that your aerial is fully extended. Use Autotune to search for stations. Use manual
tuning to adjust your aerial position.
Clock shows the wrong time
This may happen if the last/current DAB multiplex or FM RDS station you tuned to
broadcasts an incorrect time signal, try tuning to another station/different multiplex (DAB).
Resetting your unit
Resetting your DMX-50 removes all presets, stored stations and favourite station settings
and resets all options to defaults. To reset:
1. Press and hold the MENU button for three seconds. The screen shows ‘Do you want to
reset?’.
2. Push the ‘Yes’ shortcut button or use the
+ Select button on the remote to
confirm the reset or press no buttons to cancel the reset.
My speakers don’t sound good
Make sure that the red (positive) terminal on the speakers is connected to the red terminal
on DMX-50 and black (negative) to black .
Ensure the connections are secure and bared ends of the cables are contacting the metal of
the terminals.
Note that from new, the sound from your speakers should improve over the course of a few
days as they are ‘run-in’.
My screen is too bright in standby
To set the brightness of your screen for when the unit is in standby press the MENU button,
select Screen and choose Standby settings to alter the brightness or switch off the screen.
Alarm bell icon has a cross through it
This happens if you set an alarm but no DAB or FM RDS time has been acquired yet. Check
that your aerial is extended, return to DAB/FM or standby and wait for a short period and the
normal icon should appear indicating that the time has been acquired.
Screen says ‘Time not available’ or ‘Waiting for time...’
This happens if time has not been acquired yet from a DAB signal or FM (RDS) signal. Check
that your aerial is extended, switch to DAB, FM (RDS station) or standby mode, wait for a
short period and the time should appear.
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Technical specifications
Amplifier
40W RMS per channel power output (into 8 Ohms @10% THD+N, A-weighted)
10 Hz to 40 kHz (-3dB) frequency response
Bass and treble tone control
CD player
CD-R and CD-RW playback compatible
Support for CD Text and 20 track audio CD playlist
Multiple playback modes (repeat, shuffle, etc.)
MP3 playback, including support for ID3v2 tags and M3U playlists
DAB
PURE ReVu™ enables pause and rewind of live DAB digital radio
Full Band III (174 - 240 MHz) reception. Fully compliant with ETS 300 401 and
capable of decoding all DAB transmission modes 1-4
Fast autotune feature
FM
Supports RDS and RadioText
Tune by RDS station name
87.5 - 108 MHz frequency range
SD card
SD card slot for recording DAB radio to SD card*
Red SD access warning LED
MP3 playback, including support for ID3v1 tags
Speakers
8 Ohms (nominal) impedance
40W RMS power handling
Polypropolene mid-bass drivers
2-way rear ported enclosure
Custom-tuned 2nd order crossovers
Connectors
3.5 mm headphone output on front panel
RF F-connector 75 Ohms for combined DAB/FM aerial connection
2 separate dual phono line level audio input for auxiliary device connection
Dual phono for either stereo analogue line level output or variable output.
Optical Toslink connector for digital S/PDIF output (IEC958 @ 48 kHz)
USB connector for software upgrades and SD card access
Stereo spring-clip terminals for speakers
General
Fully featured remote control
Compliant with the EMC and Low Voltage Directives (89/336/EEC and 73/23/EEC)
Main unit dimensions (mm) (excl. controls/connectors) 166 (w) x 240 (h) x 252 (d)
Speaker dimensions (mm) 150 (w) x 240 (h) x 255 (d)
2 x 3m speaker cable supplied
Integral mains cable with Euro/UK adapter
Bootlace DAB/FM aerial supplied
Two year warranty
*Record function provided for personal use only
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