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Capacity: 600 mAh Voltage: 3.7V Battery type: Li-ion Compatible part numbers: TY02 DY002 Compatible models: Rio Nitrus MP3 player
Part Number: CS-TY02SL-72106849
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User reviews and opinions
|cmallam||8:36am on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010|
|I use velcro on the back of the nitrus and then use a velcro arm band. Works great|
|sergiopereira||8:48pm on Wednesday, August 11th, 2010|
|the best bits about the rio and the worst bits about ipods I have owned my rio for about 6 months now and i am glad that i brought it.|
|masas||12:35am on Monday, August 9th, 2010|
|SMALL, GOOD SPACE FOR MONEY PAYED,, LIGHT,,,THTS ABOUT IT bOUT EVERYTHING,. This Audio player can hold up to 750 songs! I usually see the price at $150. Size: Fits in pocket and everything else!!! none so far!!!|
|rtconstant||3:21pm on Monday, June 28th, 2010|
|Wish I could give zero stars... Rio Nitrus is the worst electronic item I have owned in my 23 years on this earth. In the 2 years I have owned it. Poor joystick design I had no problems with charging, battery endurance or transferring files. The player is big and clunky in comparison to others.|
|sscorpie||2:06am on Monday, June 14th, 2010|
|Ive had mine for quite a while now and it ROCKS! It is veeery small but it has i high resolution lcd screen so you can still read it easily.|
|OldSeaDog||3:52pm on Thursday, April 15th, 2010|
|This is a great mp3 player but is just doesnt have the support that i need from an mp3 player. I did extensive studies on the Rio, and got it for a great deal.|
|nbabkina||10:45pm on Thursday, April 1st, 2010|
|I have had mine for over a year. price, size, and ease of controls. The earbuds that came with are awful, but I purchased a pair that I like. I had many prolems with the my first nitrus before it finally just stopped working. looks nice, but thats about it. Very Faulty Hardware.|
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Table of Contents Getting Started Connections Software Setup Basic Operations Advanced Features Help Index
Table of Contents
Rio Nitrus Installation CD AC Adapter Earphones Quick Start Poster USB Cable
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Package Contents. ii Copyright/Trademarks.. ii
Copying Tracks with Rio Music Manager.. 12
1 - Getting Started
Welcome.. 1 Learning More. 1 Tour of the Rio Nitrus. 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 AC Power Adapter. 6 Batteries.. 6 Earphones.. 7 USB.. 7 Additional Accessories. 8
Transfer. 13 Rio Music Manager.. 13 Control.. 14 Play.. 15 Play All.. 16 Album.. 16 Artist.. 16 Genre.. 17 Track.. 17 Year... 17 New Music.. 18 Playlist.. 18
5 - Advanced Features
Advanced Features. 19 Equalizer.. 20 Custom.. 20 Normal.. 20 Rock.. 21 Jazz... 21 Classical. 21 Pop.. 22 Trance.. 22 Bookmarks. 23 Stopwatch.. 24
3 - Software Setup
Software Installation. 9 Rio Music Manager.. 10
4 - Basic Operations
Basic Operations.. 11
Settings. 25 Playback. 26 Power.. 27 Resume.. 28 Display.. 29 Time.. 30 Language.. 31 Lock Setup.. 32 About.. 33
FCC and Industry Canada Compliance. 43
Federal Communications Commission (FCC).. 43 Industry Canada. 43
Safety.. 44 Warning. 44 CAUTION.. 44
6 - Help
Troubleshooting. 34 Customer Service Information. 34 Frequently Asked Questions. 35 Glossary of Digital Audio Terms 39 Bass... 39 Bitrate.. 39 Codec.. 39 Firmware.. 39 Gain... 39 ID3 Tag.. 40 MP3... 40 Rip and Encode.. 40 Synchronize. 40 Treble.. 40 VBR... 40 WMA.. 40 Limited Warranty and Software License.. 41 Warranty.. 41 Warranty Service.. 41
Scope of and Limitation on iv
Chapter 1 :: Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the Rio Nitrus. Small and powerful, the Rio Nitrus can store more than 400 4-minute songs on its 1.5GB* hard drive. The Rio Nitrus includes an AC adapter, earphones, a lighted LCD display, a long lasting built-in battery, and high speed USB 2.0 connectivity.
Refer to the Quick Start Poster for the basics on how to set up and start using the Rio Nitrus. Visit the Rio website at www.rioaudio.com.
* Actual formatted capacity less. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.
:: Tour of the Rio Nitrus
Press to turn the player on. Press and hold to turn the player off.
Press or rotate to control menu navigation and select menu options.
Volume + and Press to adjust the volume level.
Press to enter Menu mode. When in Menu mode, press to return to Player mode.
Select with the RioStick to play or pause playback.
RIOSTICK Forward and Reverse
Select with the RioStick to skip to the next or previous track. Select and hold to scan forward or reverse. In Menu mode, press to select menu options. Move to control menu navigation. In Player mode press to cycle through Time Code View, Track Format View, and Date View. Move to control PLAY/PAUSE, STOP, FORWARD, and REVERSE playback functions.
Select with the RioStick to stop playback.
Insert pin to reset the player.
Connects to AC adapter.
Connects to USB cable.
Connects to earphones.
Slide into the LOCK position to disable buttons and prevent accidental operation.
:: LCD Overview
Volume Level Track Artist Album Track Position Bar Track Time Play Indicator Repeat Playback Indicator Shuffle Playback Indicator Lock Indicator Power Indicator
Track Number/Total Number of Tracks
Menu Title Selected Option
Time Code View
Press the RioStick to cycle through Time Code, Track Format, and Date Views.
Track Format View
Codec Bitrate Track Size
Chapter 2 :: Basic Connections
This chapter describes how to connect the Rio Nitrus to power adapters, USB cables, and alternate audio devices. Basic connections include:
AC Power Adapter
Connect the AC adapter to the DC IN port on the player. The AC adapter will recharge the battery, from 0% capacity to 60-70% capacity, within two hours. 3 Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet. Connect the AC adapter to the Rio Nitrus. After the battery is fully charged, remove the AC adapter from the Rio Nitrus.
The Rio Nitrus uses a built-in lithium-ion rechargable battery that lasts many hours per charge. Lithium-ion batteries drain at a very slow rate even when they are not being used. If you have not used your Rio Nitrus in a long period of time you will need to recharge the battery. The battery should be charged for at least five hours during its initial charge. The player will recharge anytime the AC adapter is plugged into the player.
Low Charging (indicator grows)
Empty (indicator flashes)
Connect the supplied earphones to the EARPHONE port on the top of the player.
The player must be connected using the included USB cable to the USB port on your computer to transfer files to and from the player and your computer.
USB Detection with the Windows Device Driver
The Rio Nitrus is ready to be connected to your PC 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 Nitrus and the computer, please follow these steps: 3 Confirm the Rio installation CD is in the computers CD-ROM drive. Check the CD-ROM Drives box when the Windows Device Driver Wizard requests the location of the Rio Nitrus drivers. Click Next and follow the Windows Device Driver Wizard instructions.
You can get the most out of your Rio Nitrus with additional accessories available online at the Rio website. Some of the most popular accessories include the following:
Rio Player AC Adapter
An extra AC adapter lets you recharge your batteries whenever you are near an electrical outlet. Perfect for digital audio at the office.
Rio Car Stereo Adapter
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 tracks in any vehicle equipped with a standard cassette deck.
Chapter 3 :: Software Installation
Follow these instructions to load software that enables a computer to recognize the Rio Nitrus. The installation also loads Rio Music Manager. 1 Place the Rio installation CD label-side up into the computers CD-ROM drive. The Rio installation software launches automatically. Click Rio Music Manager INSTALL NOW (required) and follow the on-screen instructions. If prompted, reboot the computer when the installation is complete. If Rio installation software does not display automatically, follow these steps to begin the installation manually:
Double-click the My Computer icon, Double-click the CD-ROM icon, Double-click the Install icon, Go to Step 2.
, on the Windows desktop.
Rio Music Manager
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: Save (Rip and Encode) audio CDs into compressed digital audio files. Rio Music Manager encodes WMA tracks by default, and MP3 via an optional upgrade pack. Automatically Synchronize the music collection on your computer with your Rio Nitrus. Edit ID3 Tag and WMA tags on digital audio tracks. Organize and manage digital audio tracks on your computer and Rio Nitrus. Search for tracks on your computer and Rio Nitrus. Create custom playlists. Transfer tracks from your computer to Rio Nitrus.
Chapter 4 :: Basic Operations
Enjoying audio tracks on the Rio Nitrus is easy. Basic operations of the Rio Nitrus include:
Copy Transfer Control Play
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. 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:
Single track. Multiple tracks. All tracks. No tracks. Every track except for the currently selected tracks. 5 Click
Left-click the track. Press SHIFT+Click or CTRL+Click. Press CTRL+A. Press CTRL+N. Select Edit, Invert Selection.
to begin copying tracks to your computer.
Transferring tracks from the PC to the Rio Nitrus using Rio Music Manager involves selecting tracks and transferring them to the player. 3 Launch the Rio Music Manager. Click My Music in the left frame to access tracks. Rio Music Manager will scan the computers hard drives for digital audio tracks that are compatible with the Rio Nitrus player. Tracks 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 Use any of the following techniques to select tracks:
Single track, album, or artist. Multiple tracks, albums, and/or artists. All tracks, albums, and artists. No tracks, albums, or artists. Every track except for the currently selected tracks. 5
Left-click the track, album, or artist. Press SHIFT+Click or CTRL+Click. Press CTRL+A. Press CTRL+N. Select Edit, Invert Selection.
After the tracks have been selected they can be transferred to the Rio Nitrus by clicking
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 Player mode. ROTARY CONTROL (Rotate) Rotate to control menu navigation and select menu options. ROTARY CONTROL (Press) Press to select menu options. In Player mode, press to cycle through Time Code View, Track Format View, and Date View. RIOSTICK (Press) Press to select menu options. RIOSTICK (Movement) Move to control menu navigation. In Player mode, move to control PLAY/ PAUSE, STOP, FORWARD, and REVERSE playback functions. PLAY/PAUSE Select with the RioStick to play or pause playback. STOP Select with the RioStick to stop playback. FORWARD and REVERSE Select with the RioStick to skip to the next or previous track. Select and hold to scan forward or reverse. VOLUME + and Press to adjust volume level.
Locations of all controls can be found on page 2 and 3.
The Rio Nitrus player can play audio tracks in multiple playback formats. Formats can be set within a matter of seconds so you can spend more time enjoying your favorite tracks and less time arranging them.
Play All Album Artist Genre Track Year New Music Playlist
If the Rio Nitrus does not power on after POWER has been pressed, check the LOCK/UNLOCK switch and confirm it is in the UNLOCK position.
To play all tracks on the player please follow these steps: 5 Press MENU. Select Play Music. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Play All. Press ROTARY WHEEL to begin playback.
To play tracks from specific albums please follow these steps: 7 Press MENU. Select Play Music. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Album. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select an album. Press ROTARY WHEEL to begin playback.
To play tracks from a specific artist please follow these steps: 7 Press MENU. Select Play Music. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Artist. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select an artist. Press ROTARY WHEEL to begin playback.
To play tracks from a specific genre please follow these steps: 7 Press MENU. Select Play Music. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Genre. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select a genre. Press ROTARY WHEEL to begin playback.
To play a specific track please follow these steps: 7 Press MENU. Select Play Music. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Track. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select a track. Press ROTARY WHEEL to begin playback.
To play tracks from a specific year please follow these steps: 7 Press MENU. Select Play Music. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Year. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select a year (or none). Press ROTARY WHEEL to begin playback.
Select to compose a running order composed of the most recently played tracks during a set amount of time. The most recently played tracks are played first. Settings include 1 day (the default setting), 2 days, 1 week, and 1 month. To play tracks using New Music please follow these steps: 7 Press MENU. Select Play Music. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select New Music. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select a set amount of time. Press ROTARY WHEEL to begin playback.
To play tracks from playlists created in Rio Music Manager please follow these steps: 7 Press MENU. Select Play Music. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Playlist. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select a playlist. Press ROTARY WHEEL to begin playback.
Chapter 5 :: Advanced Features
Advanced features of the Rio Nitrus include:
Equalizer Bookmarks Stopwatch Settings About
Custom mode allows the players equalizer settings to be adjusted according to personal preferences. 7 Press MENU. Select Equalizer. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Custom. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Adjust 5-band equalizer. Move the RioStick left or right to navigate between frequencies. Move the RioStick up or down to boost or reduce the Gain of the frequency. Press RIOSTICK to set the Custom equalizer setting and return to player mode.
Select the Normal equalizer option to apply no equalizer adjustments to audio content on the Rio Nitrus. 5 Press MENU. Select Equalizer. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Normal. Press ROTARY WHEEL to set the Normal equalizer option and return to Player mode.
Select the Rock equalizer option to change the sound of tracks according to the Rock preset settings and return to Player mode. 5 Press MENU. Select Equalizer. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Rock. Press ROTARY WHEEL to set the Rock equalizer option.
Select the Jazz equalizer option to change the sound of tracks according to the Jazz preset settings and return to Player mode. 5 Press MENU. Select Equalizer. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Jazz. Press ROTARY WHEEL to set the Jazz equalizer option.
Select the Classical equalizer option to change the sound of tracks according to the Classical preset settings and return to Player mode. 5 Press MENU. Select Equalizer. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Classical. Press ROTARY WHEEL to set the Classical equalizer option.
Select the Pop equalizer option to change the sound of tracks according to the Pop preset settings and return to Player mode. 5 Press MENU. Select Equalizer. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Pop. Press ROTARY WHEEL to set the Pop equalizer option.
Select the Trance equalizer option to change the sound of tracks according to the Trance preset settings and return to Player mode. 5 Press MENU. Select Equalizer. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Trance. Press ROTARY WHEEL to set the Trance equalizer option.
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. Bookmarks are great for: Placing digital bookmarks in digital audio books or other extended length tracks. Maintaining positions in long term running orders. Sharing your player with others without losing personal settings. 5 Press MENU. Select Bookmarks. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select a Bookmark option. Press ROTARY WHEEL.
Bookmark options include: Set Press ROTARY WHEEL to set a bookmark. Select Use the ROTARY WHEEL to select a bookmark. Press the ROTARY WHEEL to restore the selected bookmark. Delete Use the ROTARY WHEEL to select a bookmark. Press the ROTARY WHEEL to delete the selected bookmark.
The Rio Nitrus automatically saves user settings when it is turned off. These settings are automatically restored when the Rio Nitrus is turned on. Settings saved automatically are not saved as a bookmarks.
Use the stopwatch to keep track of time-sensitive events while listening to music. 3 Press MENU. Select Stopwatch. Press ROTARY WHEEL.
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. When in Stopwatch mode, the controls work in the following ways: MENU Press to return to the Main Menu. 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 (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 (Up) Press to start and stop the timer. RIOSTICK (Down) Press to reset timer.
Average Lap Time
Rio Nitrus settings include:
Playback Power Resume Display Time Language Lock Setup
Various playback settings can be set to modify the way the Rio Nitrus plays tracks. Tracks can be shuffled at random and/or repeated continuously. 7 Press MENU. Select Settings. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Playback. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Adjust Shuffle and Repeat settings. Press RIOSTICK to apply settings return to Player mode.
Plackback options include: Shuffle Set selected tracks to play in standard or random order. Settings include Off (the default setting) and On.
Set selected tracks to repeat playback of all tracks or the current track. Settings include Off (the default setting), All, and One.
By adjusting the Power settings, the player can conserve energy and extend the amount of playback time during each battery charge. 7 Press MENU. Select Settings. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Power. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Pwr Save options. Press RIOSTICK to apply settings and return to Player mode.
Power options include: Pwr Save Set the player to automatically power down after being idle for a set number of minutes. Settings include 1m, 5m (the default setting), 10m, 30m, and Never.
Use the options in the Resume menu to set the track that the player will play whenever the player restarts. 7 Press MENU. Select Settings. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Resume. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Adjust Track and Timecode settings. Press RIOSTICK to apply settings and return to Player mode.
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.
Use the Display menu to adjust backlight and contrast settings. 7 Press MENU. Select Settings. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Display. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Adjust Backlight and Contrast settings. Press RIOSTICK to apply settings and return to Player mode.
Backlight Set the backlight on the player to shut itself off after a set 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 only be used when the Rio Nitrus is connected an AC adapter.
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.
Use the options in the Time menu to set the players internal clock. 7 Press MENU. Select Settings. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Time. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Adjust Set Time, Set Date, or Time/Date Mode settings. Press RIOSTICK to apply settings and return to Player mode.
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.
The Rio Nitrus menus can be set to display in one of six languages. 7 Press MENU. Select Settings. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Language. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select a Language setting. Press ROTARY WHEEL.
Language settings include: 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. Franais Set the player display language to French. Espaol Set the player display language to Spanish.
Use the options in the Lock Setup menu to enable volume and RioStick control when the lock is enabled. 7 Press MENU. Select Settings. Press RIOSTICK. Select Lock Setup. Press RIOSTICK. Adjust Lock Volume and RioStick settings. Press RIOSTICK to apply settings and return to Player mode.
Lock Setup settings include: Lock Volume Options include On (the default setting) and Off. When set to Off, the volume level can be adjusted even when the Rio Nitrus has been locked. RioStick Options include Lock and control. /. When set to / , any RioStick movement will be interpreted as the /
The about screen displays information about the Rio Nitrus. 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. 5 Press MENU. Select About. Press ROTARY WHEEL. Select Player or Storage. Press ROTARY WHEEL.
About options include: Player Displays firmware version, copyright, and Rio website information. Storage Displays disk usage graphic bar, disk usage (MB used/MB capacity), total number of tracks, and total number of playlists.
Chapter 6 :: 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 (United States): (650) 261-2202 Technical Support Telephone (United Kingdom): 0207-744-0802 Technical Support Telephone (Canada): (905) 305-6565 Customer Service (United States): (650) 261-2203 Customer Service (United Kingdom): 0207-744-0802 Customer Service (Canada): (905) 305-6565 Customer Sales/Presales (United States): (866) 286-3662 Customer Sales/Presales (United Kingdom): 0207-744-0802 Customer Sales/Presales (Canada): (905) 305-6565
Table of Contents Can I upgrade the firmware on the Rio Nitrus?
Yes. If available, firmware for your Rio can be downloaded from the Rio Audio website. 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 USB cable. 3 Downloading the update Click on the following link: Firmware Upgrade. Click on the link to the Rio Nitrus. 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) *.txt (All operating systemsa text file including update information and instructions.) Installing the update (PC) Connect the player to your computer with the USB cable. Turn the player on. Waiting will display on the player screen. 3 Double-click the file that you downloaded from the Rio website. The update should take approximately 30 seconds to load.
:: Glossary of Digital Audio Terms
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.
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.
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 Nitrus supports the following digital audio codecs: MP3 WMA
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.
Gain is a measurement of the amplitude of frequency ranges. Gain adjustments boost or reduce frequencies to provide a more desirable audio output.
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 players LCD.
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.
Rio Music Manager can automatically (or manually) delete old content, transfer new audio content, and keep the content on your Rio Nitrus fresh and dynamic. Rio Music Manager must be open for synchronization to occur.
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.
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.
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.
:: Limited Warranty and Software License
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.
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.
Scope of and Limitation on Warranty
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.
:: 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: This device may not cause harmful interference, and This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Using the Rio Nitrus
1. Unplug the USB cable from the Rio Nitrus. 2. Connect earphones to the EARPHONES port on top of the Rio Nitrus. 3. Press POWER.
Location of Controls
EMERGENCY RESET Insert small pin to reboot the Rio Nitrus. VOLUME + and Press to adjust volume level. ROTARY CONTROL Press or rotate to control menu navigation. MENU Press to enter Menu mode. In Menu mode, press to return to Playback mode.
1. Select PLAY/PAUSE,
To begin playing music immediately: , using the RioStick.
For detailed playback and feature descriptions please see the Users Guide located on the installation CD.
DC IN Connects to AC Adapter.
EARPHONES Connects to earphones.
LOCK/UNLOCK Slide into the LOCK position to disable buttons and prevent accidental operation. RIOSTICK Move to control menu navigation. Press to select menu options. In player mode, move to control PLAY/PAUSE, STOP, FORWARD, and REVERSE playback functions.
USB Connects to USB cable. POWER Press to turn the player on. Press and hold to turn the player off.
While in playback mode, the controls work as follows: ROTARY CONTROL (Rotate) Rotate to control menu navigation. ROTARY CONTROL (Press) Press to select menu options. RIOSTICK (Press) Press to select menu options. RIOSTICK (Movement) Move to control PLAY/PAUSE, STOP, FORWARD, and REVERSE playback functions. PLAY/PAUSE Select with the RioStick to play or pause playback. STOP Select with the RioStick to stop playback. FORWARD and REVERSE Select with the RioStick to skip to the next or previous track. Select and hold to scan forward or reverse.
Playback Option (Repeat and Shuffle) Lock Indicator Battery Indicator
Track Number of Total
Selected Menu Option
Codec Type and Information
Volume Indicator Track Title Artist Album (CD) Time Information Date Information Time Lap Number Time Lap Time
Advanced features include the following: Equalizer Set custom 5-Band settings or default Rock, Jazz, Classical, Pop, and Trance equalizer configurations. Bookmarks Save multiple playback settings and restore them within seconds. Settings Adjust shuffle, repeat, power, contrast, language, and many other advanced Rio Nitrus settings.
Press ROTARY CONTROL to cycle through Time Code, Track Format, and Date Views.
Average Lap Time
Web Connect for web-based help and e-mail support. www.rioaudio.com/support Technical Support Telephone Call for answers to technical questions about your product. (206) 515-1400 Customer Service Telephone Call for Rio sales and general product information. (800) 468-5846
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, Inc. 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. MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson Multimedia. This product includes technology owned by Microsoft Corporation and cannot be used or distributed without a license from Microsoft Licensing, Inc. Microsoft, Windows Media, and the Windows Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. 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. CD and music-related data from Gracenote, Inc., copyright 2000-2003 Gracenote. Gracenote CDDB Client Software, copyright 2000-2003 Gracenote. This product and service may practice one or more of the following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525, #6,061,680, #6,154,773, #6,161,132, #6,230,192, #6,230,207, #6,240,459, #6,330,593, and other patents issued or pending. Gracenote and CDDB are registered trademarks of Gracenote. The Gracenote logo and logotype, the CDDB logo and logotype and the "Powered by Gracenote" logo are trademarks of Gracenote. All other product names may be trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.
Read and keep these instructions. Follow all instructions. Heed all warnings.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not use or operate this apparatus in or near water or wet locations. Do not spill liquid on this apparatus. Apparatus should not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should be placed on the apparatus. Risk of electric shockDo not disassemble or modify this apparatus. No user-serviceable parts are inside. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as the when power-supply plug or cord is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen onto the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped. Do not use in places exposed to strong magnetic or electrostatic fields (close to TV or speakers). Do not use in places where the humidity is excessively low. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized-type plug: A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. The wide blade is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at the plug, convenience receptacle, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. Unplug this apparatus during lightening storms or when unused for long periods of time. Risk of explosion, damage or battery leakage is possible if the 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. Use of headphones while operating a vehicle is not recommended and is unlawful in some states and areas. Stop operating this apparatus 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. Do not clean the apparatus with solvents, chemicals or abrasive cleaners. If necessary, use a soft cloth to clean the apparatus. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures may cause damage to the Rio player or cause it to malfunction. Do not expose the Rio player to direct sunlight continuously or leave it in a vehicle with the doors and windows closed. The case may become deformed or discolored or the Rio player may malfunction. Do not use the Rio player near an open flame. If moving from a cold environment to a warm environment, let the Rio players temperature stabilize before operation. Keep dirt, sand, dust, and moisture from entering the Rio player. Do not use in areas of excessive dust. Do not use in places where the humidity is excessively high. Do not drop or subject the Rio player to shock. If interference occurs close to radios or televisions, move the Rio player away from them.
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