CDAB7-AUTO

DAB/FM IN-CAR ADAPTER
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on purchasing the Clarity CDAB7-AUTO.
We trust that this product will give you hours of listening pleasure, and provide years
of unparalleled performance. As with any new electrical product please be patient
and allow 36 hours of use before all components have acclimatized themselves with
your surroundings and found their optimum working temperature.
GLOSSARY
DAB Digital Audio Broadcasting
RDS Radio Data System
UI User Interface
DLS Dynamic Label Segment
SNR Signal to Noise Ratio
CONTENTS

Page 1
Introduction / Glossary
Page 2
What is DAB
Page 3
Safety instructions / Care &
Maintenance
Page 4
Controls & Functions
Page 5
Before Use
Page 5-8
DAB Operation
Page 8
Line-In Operation
Page 9
System Reset / Antenna
Confguration
Page 10
Troubleshooting / Specifcations
/ Contact details
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DAB radio will change the way that people listen to radio over the next few years. You
will probably not be aware that digital radio will become mandatory in the future as the
terrestrial radio frequencies which you currently listen to will be re allocated for other
uses such as emergency services. This means that today you are one of the pioneers
using this technology, however in a short space of time everybody will beneft from
clear digital radio.
Digital radio offers an abundance of new digital only stations and improved sound
quality. There are no frequencies to remember so the CDAB7-AUTO can be tuned
by searching through station names. The audio quality of DAB is near that of a CD
with virtually no interference and no retuning. DAB is also enhanced with DLS (Digital
Label Segment), this is data transmitted by the station which may include information
about the station, program or song (see page 9).
The BBC was the pioneer of digital radio, beginning transmissions in September
1995. Digital One, the national commercial radio multiplex operator, began
broadcasting in November 1999. There has been a growth in the number of digital
radio stations throughout the UK and both the BBC and Digital One are committed
to extending their coverage. Digital One currently covers 80% of the UK population,
soon to increase to 85%, and the BBC covers 65% with the aim of increasing
coverage to 90%
DAB reception is not currently available nationally, there are some areas not
fully serviced or suffer weak signals. Enter a post code into the UK Digital
Radio website http://www.ukdigitalradio.com for a list of stations you should
be able to receive in the post code area. The unit may pick up stations not
listed however they may be weak and suffer signal drop-out.
Your CDAB7-AUTO will receive DAB programs broadcast on Band 3 digital radio
(174-240MHz). There are a total of 41 channels within this range numbered 5A to 13F,
the number of channels you can receive will be dependant on your location and signal
strength. The UK has been allocated seven multiplexes by the Radio Authority - in the
spectrum 217.5-230.0 MHz, which are numbered 11B to 12D.
A multiplex is a broadcaster such as BBC National DAB or Digital One who will
provide a host of different stations within their multiplex. If we consider the BBC as an
example, the following diagram shows how the BBC multiplex may work.
Below the main multiplex provider (in this case ‘BBC National DAB’) will be a number
of primary stations. These are labelled with the station name (e.g Radio 2) rather than
the frequency. This allows you to tune the CDAB7-AUTO by station name, which is
easier than trying to recall frequencies.
Sometimes a secondary service station may
be provided by the broadcaster, for instance
this is sometimes used when an alternative
commentary is provided on a sporting match
or event. These secondary service stations
are not permanent and may not always be
used for broadcast. When a secondary station
is available below the primary station, a ‘>’
symbol will be displayed after the primary
station name. A secondary station can
be recognise by the ‘>’ symbol before the
secondary station name .
WHATS IS DAB?
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CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE ANY COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE,
REFER ANY SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Read and keep these instructions available for future reference.
• For indoor use only
• The unit must only be connected to a the UK mains power supply using the mains
power adapter provided.
• To reduce the risk of fre or electrical shock, do not expose this unit to rain or
moisture.
• The apparatus should not be exposed to dripping or splashing.
• No objects flled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
• Take care that foreign objects do not enter, or liquids are not spilled, into the case
through any openings. If this should happen, refer to qualifed service personnel
before attempting to use.
• Do not install near any heat source, such as radiators, or other equipment that
produces heat.
This product complies with European low voltage (73/23/
EEC) and electromagnetic compatibility (89/336/EEC)
directives.
WEEE marking
“Information for the consumer”
Disposal of your old product
Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
When this crossed out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product it means the
product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC.
Please make yourself aware of the local collection system for electrical and
electronic products.
Please act according to your local rules and do not dispose of your old products with
your normal household waste. The correct disposal of your old product will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and human health.
To clean the CDAB7-AUTO radio, wipe the case with a slightly moist, lint-free cloth.
Do not use any cleaning fuids containing alcohol, ammonia or abrasives.
Do not spray an aerosol at or near the radio. Always use original packaging if it is
necessary to transport the unit at any time. If this unit is used in a dusty environment,
it may be necessary to have the unit serviced at your local dealer periodically. It
is not advisable to allow large deposits of dust to accumulate within the unit as it
may prevent adequate cooling. Similarly dust deposits which become damp can
sometimes lead to electrical problems which may cause severe damage to the
delicate electronics within this unit.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
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1. Menu button
2. Enter button
3. Down button
4. Up button
5. Scan button
6. Antenna jack
7. Line-Out/Headphone
8. Line-In jack ( MP3 )
9. DC IN jack
10. Display
CONTROLS & FUNCTIONS
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MENU ENTER UP SCAN
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Included in the pack:
NOTE: If any of these items are missing, please contact our helpline. Details listed on
page...
ANT
OUT
IN
DC IN
DAB transmitter Antenna Instruction book windscreen
mount
12/24V to 5V DC
in-car adaptor
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BEFORE USE BEFORE USE
1. Make sure the antenna is plugged into the socket.
2. Plug in the adaptor into the DC socket.
3. After plugging in the adaptor to the DC socket, the device will display the following.
4. If the unit detects a Line-In device, it will automatically set to Line-In, if no Line-In
device is found then the unit will perform a DAB Quick Scan.
5. If the quick scan does not detect and stations, an auto full scan will be performed, if
stations where found, skip this step by pressing the ENTER button.
6. The unit will then perform a search for available FM channels. Once the strongest
frequency is found it will be displayed on screen for 5 seconds.
7. Next, tune your car radio to the selected Frequency.
8. The device will transmit the DAB/Line-in program to the car radio.
DAB OPERATION
1. When the device is idle in DAB mode, it will display the current station name, a
DAB indicator, and an information line.
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2. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to change the DAB service.
3. If the device fails to tune to the desired station within this time, the display will show
the following.
NOTE: If after selecting a station the display shows “No Signal”, it may be necessary
to relocate to obtain a better signal.
Finding a new FM transmitter frequency
If the current FM frequency selected has interference then let the unit re-scan for
another frequency by pressing and holding the MENU button.
DAB OPERATION DAB OPERATION
Finding New Stations – DAB
1. Press the SCAN button and hold it for 3 seconds. This initiates a Full Scan, the
device will display the following:
2. Press the SCAN button. This initiates a Quick Scan, the device will display the
following:
3. During scanning, the device will initially display the following.
4. As new stations are found, the number of stations detected will be updated on the
display
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DAB OPERATION DAB OPERATION
5. When the scan is complete, the last previously selected station will be tuned.
6. When there is no previously selected station available, the frst station (in numeric-
alpha order 0-9 / A-Z) will be selected.
7. If the station list is still empty after a scan, the device will display the following:
NOTE: the Frequency shown is only for demo purposes, your frequency may vary.
Storing Station Presets – DAB
You can store up to 10 stations.
1. Press the ENTER button and then press the UP or DOWN buttons to choose a
preset 1-10 to store the current station to.
2. Press the MENU button to save the preset.
3. Presets already stored in memory can be replaced easily simply by following the
above procedure again.
Selecting Station Presets – DAB
1. Press the ENTER button and then press the UP or DOWN buttons to choose a
preset 1-10.
2. Press SCAN button to activate the selected preset.
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3. If there is no station stored in preset memory, the device will display the following.
Then it will return to its idle state
Info operation - DAB
1. Pressing the MENU button repeatedly during DAB playback will cycle the INFO
options as follows:
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LINE-IN OPERATION
1. Whenever a Line-In device ( such as an iPod ) is
connected the unit automatically activates the
LINE-IN mode.
2. When the Line-In device is disconnected the
previous mode will be restored.
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GENERAL OPERATION ANTENNA CONFIGURATION
System Reset
Press the ENTER button for 5 seconds, the device will perform a system reset, and
all your customized information will be lost, like presets and FM transmitter frequency.
NOTE: Only perform this function if you really need to.
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2-3m
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2-3mm
ANT
OUT
IN
DC IN
12V-24V DC
Antenna Wire
The antenna should be placed as shown in the diagram above.
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SPECIFICATIONS
PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION
No Sound
Static Sound
Sound is
distorted
Volume not turned up
Signal reception too low
Volume is too high
Adjust the car units main volume
knob
Adjust the antenna or move the
unit to a stronger signal location
The display shows
“No Signal”
No DAB coverage in your
area
Poor reception Adjust the position of the aerial
The display is blank This may occur if the
broadcaster changes the
label of a service or removes
a label while tuned.
the radio will try to retune
perform a scan
I can hear a burbling
noise on some stations.
Weak signal area try re-positioning the aerial
Signal lost between car
radio and unit
Tuning drift in car radio Check the transmission
frequency ( outlined on page 8).
To retune to a different frequency
see page 6.
TROUBLESHOOTING SPECIFICATION
Frequency Range: DAB Band III 174-240 MHz
FM transmit range: 87.6-107.9 MHz
Input connectors: MCX antenna connector
Output connectors: 3.5mm stereo output for headphones
Controls DAB/FM transmitter, menu, enter, down, up & scan
LCD display 2 rows x 16 characters
Power Supply 12-24V DC to 5V DC ( 500mA ) adaptor
CONTACT DETAILS
We trust you are completely satisfed with this product from Clarity Vision (Group) Ltd,
however please feel free to contact us if you experience any diffculties, or if you would like
to express your views regarding our products. Please write to:
Clarity Vision (Group) Ltd.
Grand Union Buildings
54 High Street
Weedon Bec
Northampton, NN7 4QD
United Kingdom
Telephone: 0871 226 8935
email: enquiries@clarityvision.co.uk
Through the process of continuous improvement, Clarity Vision (Group) Ltd reserves the
right to change or alter specifcations without prior notice. E&OE

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