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Thank you for purchasing Harman Kardons Drive + Play, an elegant mobile audio solution that provides the driver with total iPod control, including full music browsing capability. Weve organized this manual to make installation and operation as simple and trouble-free as possible. Please read it thoroughly before you begin installing Drive + Play. Remember to keep your sales receipt with this manual in a safe place, so both are available for future reference. If you have any questions about the installation, please contact us at: 1 (516) 255 HKHK (4545) Or on the Web at: www.harmankardon.com
Drive + Play Warnings
Distraction Warning Do not connect or disconnect your iPod or program Drive + Play while driving. Always be careful and attentive to your vehicle and the traffic around you. Always obey all traffic laws while driving. Always pull off the road and park in a position you are sure presents absolutely no risk before browsing your iPod or adjusting the settings on your Drive + Play. Connecting the iPod Always hold the Drive + Plays iPod dock connector by its sides and gently insert (or remove) the dock connector. Never use excessive force to insert or remove the connector, or damage to your iPod may occur. Lost Data Harman/Kardon is not responsible for any lost data on your iPod when using the Drive + Play. Be sure to back up the audio data files on your computer. Loud Music and Hearing Playing loud music in a vehicle can permanently damage your hearing, as well as hinder your ability to hear traffic. The maximum volume levels achievable with this product, combined with high power amplification, may exceed safe levels for extended listening. We recommend using low volume levels when driving. Harman/Kardon accepts no liability for hearing loss, bodily injury, or property damage as a result of use or misuse of this product.
Drive + Play is designed to work with all iPods equipped with the following Apple hardware and software: 1. iPod dock port
iPod Dock Port
Headphones and Driving Do not use headphones while operating a vehicle. This practice is illegal in some areas. Always be careful and attentive to your vehicle and the traffic around you. Always obey all traffic laws while driving. Drive + Plays audio output is not suitable for driving headphones and is intended to output a signal appropriate for an audio systems line-level input jack. About Installation Although we recommend professional installation for your Harman/Kardon Drive + Play, this product is designed for do-it-yourself installation as well, especially when using the wireless FM transmission method (see page 4). Although the enclosed instructions explain how to install the Drive + Play in a general sense, they do not show the exact methods for your particular vehicle. After reading the manual, if you feel uncomfortable in performing the necessary steps to install the product, consider asking your car-audio dealer about professional installation options.
2. iPod software
Model Description and Minimum Software Version/Date
3G Buttons above touch wheel v2.2 2/04 Mini All v1.1 3/04 4G Click Wheel v3.0 7/04 Photo Color Screen v1.0 10/04 5G Color Screen v1.0 6/05 Nano Color Screen v1.0 9/05
As long as both of these requirements are met, Drive + Play can be easily added to virtually any mobile audio system for total control of your iPod.
Drive + Play includes the following components and parts: Text Display With Universal Mounting Base and Attached Cable (3m) Control Knob With 30 Mounting Base and Attached Cable (3m) Electronics Enclosure (the Brain) 12-Volt Accessory Power Cable (2m) With Cigarette Lighter Adaptor 12-Volt Power Harness (0.5m) With In-Line Fuse Holder (for direct connection to the vehicles electrical system) Line Out Cable (1.6m): Stereo 3.5mm (M) Plug to L/R RCA (M) Plugs iPod Cable (3m): 8-Pin Mini DIN (M) Plug to iPod Dock Connector (2) Control Knob Bases: 0 and 60 (2) Mounting Plates for Knob Base and Display Base (10) Mounting Screws: (3) Knob Base, (3) Display Base and (4) Electronics Enclosure (6) Cable Ties, Black (2) Hex Keys: 3mm and 1.5mm (2) Adhesive Mounting Pads (2) Alcohol Prep Pads Warranty Card Drive + Play Components Drive + Play consists of three main components: Text Display, Control Knob and Electronics Enclosure. They operate together as a system to make controlling your iPod easy, and to route the audio signal to your mobile audio system. All three components must be installed. You can choose wireless FM transmission, wired FM transmission (adaptor sold separately), or direct connection of the line-output audio signal for the audio interface. Text Display Location The Text Display shows current iPod information and is similar to the display on your iPod. It comes with a three-position pivot arm for virtually limitless viewing adjustment. You can install the unit in a variety of locations, as long as the proposed site offers a direct view of the display. For easiest viewing, mount the unit near other instrument-panel gauges or on top of the dashboard. Control Knob Location The Control Knob allows you to control the iPod much like the iPod Click Wheel. The unit comes with three interchangeable bases so you can choose the most comfortable operation angle. Ideally, you should install the Control Knob in a location that provides comfortable access while driving where you can easily feel and operate it without taking your eyes off the road.
Choosing Installation Locations
IMPORTANT: Drive + Play should be installed according to these instructions and relevant regulations. No part of this system should obstruct the drivers view of the road or vehicle controls or information displays necessary for safely operating the vehicle. The text display should be positioned to eliminate glare and reflections, and should be as close as possible to the drivers normal line of sight.
Install Text Display
(on dash) (on windshield glass) (on gauges panel) (on dash)
Install Electronics Enclosure
(in glove box)
Install Control Knob
Tools and Precautions
To install Drive + Play components, we recommend using the following tools: Electric or cordless drill with drill bit set Phillips screwdriver set Pencil Protective eyewear
Before starting the installation, please observe the following precautions: Turn off all audio system power, including the iPod, before making any connections. Always wear protective eyewear when using tools.
continued on next page.
Choosing Installation Locations (continued)
Electronics Enclosure Location The Electronics Enclosure contains the wireless FM transmitter and the power supply for the three components. You can install it under a seat, in the center console compartment, or in the glove box. If possible, select a site that provides both convenient access to the enclosure and easy cable routing. Drive + Play also provides an audio interface to a cell phone, satellite radio, or any other device that outputs a low-level audio signal using the Aux In jack. When using the Auxiliary Input feature, select a mounting site for the electronics enclosure that provides easy access to the Aux In jack. Otherwise, you will need to purchase a 3.5mm stereo extension cable for a longer cable run (see Wiring Diagram on page 5). iPod Location With this system, you can place your iPod in any location that allows you to conveniently connect it to the Drive + Play iPod cable. Since you dont have to view the iPod or use its controls, you can place it inside the center console compartment, the glove box, or another hidden site.
Wireless FM Transmission This method is the most convenient and requires the least wiring. After setup, you simply tune your radio to the assigned FM frequency to listen to your iPod. Drive + Play has a built-in FM transmitter and its software provides a choice of five fixed FM frequencies or a tunable frequency for areas where none of the fixed frequency selections are available. See Initial Setup on page 9 for details. Wired FM Transmission For better quality FM transmission performance, consider purchasing our Wired FM Adaptor for direct connection (via the Antenna jack on the Electronics Enclosure) to your radios antenna input (see Wiring Diagram on the next page).
NOTE: Depending on your vehicle model, antenna plug adaptors may be required to connect the Wired FM Adaptor to your radio and antenna.
Connecting to Audio Out This method provides the best sound quality, but involves more wiring. After making the connections and setup, you will select Auxiliary Input or CD Changer on your audio system to listen to your iPod. See Initial Setup on page 9 for details.
NOTE: Since an iPod can get hot during operation, avoid tightly enclosed areas. Review About Operating and Storage Temperatures in your iPods Users Guide.
Planning the Installation
IMPORTANT: When routing wires from any of the components to the electronics enclosure, be sure to route them away from any moving parts such as the gear-shift levers, pedals, parking brake and steering column.
Temporarily place the main components at their proposed sites and lay out their interconnect cables to judge the cable routes (see Wiring Diagram on page 5 for wiring options). If a cable comes up short, try moving one or more components to find a better run. Next, inspect the vehicles interior assembly and locate areas where cables can be hidden or tucked into seams (e.g., under the center console housing, along body panel, etc.). Once you have found the ideal cable runs and component locations, mark the sites with a pencil and continue with the installation.
NOTE: In order to use the Audio Out, your audio system must have an auxiliary input jack or a CD changer input. A thirdparty interface is required for a CD changer interface. If your system has neither feature, FM transmission is the only choice for the audio interface.
Choosing a Power Interface
Referring to the Wiring Diagram on the next page, you can connect Drive + Plays power connections to your vehicles electrical system in one of two ways: Removable 12-Volt Accessory Power Cable With Cigarette Lighter Adaptor This power interface is the most convenient, since the power cable can be simply plugged into the vehicles cigarette lighter outlet. No additional wiring is required. The cigarette lighter adaptor is fuse-protected, and the fuse can be changed by removing the adaptors end nut.
Choosing an Audio Interface
Referring to the Wiring Diagram on the next page, you can interface the Drive + Plays audio output to your mobile audio system in three ways:
NOTE: If your cigarette lighter works even when the cars ignition switch is in the off position, youll have to turn Drive + Play on manually. It can be turned off manually, or it will shut off automatically after one hour of inactivity.
iPod Text Display Control Knob
Audio Input/Output Jacks
Tip = LEFT RIGHT = Ring Sleeve = GROUND
3.5mm Stereo Mini-Plug Cable
Electronics Enclosure Side Back
Wireless FM Transmitter
or or 12-Volt Power Harness
Aux. L/R In Antenna In
3.5mm Stereo Cable (not included)
Line Out Cable
CD Changer L/R In
Third-Party CD Changer Interface (optional)
Auxiliary Device (optional)
+12Vdc = yellow
Wired FM Adaptor (optional) 12-Volt Accessory Power Cable
Antenna Cable (disconnect from Head Unit/Radio)
Cell Phone, Satellite Radio, etc.
ACC = red GND = black
Direct Connection of the 12-Volt Power Harness With In-Line Fuse Holder Use this method when you want a permanent power connection to the vehicle. Also, by connecting the harnesss red wire to the ignition switchs ACC terminal, Drive + Play will turn on
or off with the vehicles ignition (ACC) switch. An in-line fuse holder provides protection for the unit.
IMPORTANT: Replace the in-line fuse only with one of the same type and rating.
Installing the Electronics Enclosure At the selected site, install the Electronics Enclosure. Use either the enclosed cable ties or mounting screws, as shown below.
b. Select another viewing angle position (middle or top). Reassemble the parts in reverse order and tighten the recessed hex screw.
3mm Hex Key Display Base
2. At the base, using the 1.5mm hex key, loosen (but do not remove) the hex setscrew. Installing the Text Display 1. Temporarily place the Text Display at the proposed site and check the default viewing angle while adjusting the pivot arm. If it meets your needs, then skip to step 2. Otherwise, change the viewing angle as follows: a. Using the 3mm hex key, loosen the recessed hex screw (inside the display base) until the pivot arm is free from the display assembly. The hex screw will remain captive. 3. To install the Text Display with adhesive tape, perform the following steps or skip to step 4: a. Insert the mounting plate, rotate it 180, and tighten the hex setscrew as shown below.
Hex Setscrew Recessed Hex Screw Mounting Plate
b. At the proposed site, wipe the surface and exposed mounting plate with one of the enclosed alcohol pads. Allow both to dry. c. Remove the protective tape from one side of one of the enclosed adhesive pads, and press the pad against the mounting plate. d. Remove the remaining protective tape, and press and hold the Text Display to its site for 5 seconds. 4. To install the Text Display with mounting screws, perform the following steps: 1. Place the Control Knob at the site and check the operation angle with the default 30 base. If it meets your needs, then skip to step 2. Otherwise, change the base as follows: a. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the two screws from the bottom of the base and set the internal mounting plate aside.
Internal Mounting Plate
Hex Setscrew Arrow Mounting Plate
b. While holding the base, grasp the Control Knob and turn it to the right until you feel it release from the base. Slide the base off the attached cable and put it aside. c. Select another base (0 or 60) and thread the cable through the base to meet the Control Knob. d. Place the new base against the Control Knob bottom and turn it to the left until it locks. Route the attached cable through the bases opening. Fasten the internal mounting plate to the base with the screw(s) from step a.
a. At the proposed site, place the mounting plate and rotate it so that the arrow will point toward the hex set-screw at the back of the base after its mounted. b. Holding the mounting plate in position, fasten it to the surface with three enclosed mounting screws. c. Place the Text Display on the mounting plate (180 from its final position), and then rotate it a half-turn to the final position. Tighten the hex setscrew at the back of the base. 5. Route the attached cable to the Electronics Enclosure. Installing the Control Knob
NOTE: The 60 base uses two screws, while the 0 base uses one screw. continued on next page.
Control Knob 0 Base Cable Through 0 Base and Internal Mounting Plate
NOTE: The Control Knobs cable can be routed differently for adhesive or screw mounting. The default cable route is through the back of the base and should be used when mounting the base with the supplied adhesive pad. For screw mounting, the cable can be routed through the center of the base and through a hole that must be drilled in the mounting surface. You may use the mounting plate as a template.
Installing the Control Knob (continued) 2. At the base (below the cable), using the 1.5mm hex key, loosen (but do not remove) the hex setscrew. 3. To install the Control Knob with adhesive tape, perform the following steps or skip to step 4: a. Insert the mounting plate, rotate it 180, and tighten the hex setscrew.
Control Knob With 0 Base Mounting Plate Arrow Control Knob With 0 Base
5. Route the attached cable to the Electronics Enclosure. Installing the iPod Cable
Route the iPod dock connector cable to the chosen iPod site (e.g., the center console compartment or the glove box). Be sure to leave enough cable exposed to make connecting and disconnecting the iPod easy. Making the System Connections With all power off, refer to the Wiring Diagram on page 5 and make only the power, ground and audio signal connections that apply to the scheme you have chosen. After verifying all connections including the iPod, proceed to the next section, Operating Drive + Play.
b. At the site, wipe the surface and exposed mounting plate with one of the enclosed alcohol pads. Allow both to dry. c. Remove the protective tape from one side of one of the enclosed adhesive pads, and press the pad against the mounting plate. d. Remove the remaining protective tape, and press and hold the Control Knob to its site for 5 seconds. 4. To install the Control Knob with mounting screws, perform the following steps: a. At the proposed site, place the mounting plate and rotate it so that the arrow will point toward the hex set-screw at the back of the base after its mounted. b. Holding the mounting plate in position, fasten it to the surface with three enclosed mounting screws. c. Using the mounting plates center hole as a template, drill a hole through the mounting surface and pass the Control Knobs cable through the hole. d. Place the Control Knob on the mounting plate (180 from its final position), and then rotate it a half-turn to the final position. Tighten the hex setscrew at the back of the base.
OPERATING DRIVE + PLAY
Do not connect or disconnect your iPod or program Drive + Play while driving. Always pull off the road and park in a position that you are absolutely sure presents no risk before browsing your iPod or adjusting the settings on your Drive + Play. Always obey all traffic laws while driving.
Scroll Left Once to Last Menu Item
Press Once to Jump to Last Screen
Scroll Left and Hold to Jump Back In Now Playing, Scroll Left to Fast Rewind
Scroll Right Once to Next Menu Item Scroll Right and Hold to Jump Forward In Now Playing, Scroll Right to Fast Forward
Press Once to Play Last Track
Press Once to Play Next Track
Press Once to Stop or Resume Play of Current Track
Press Once to Choose Highlighted Menu Item
Drive + Play operates much like the iPod itself. The Control Knob mimics the iPods Click Wheel, and its software uses a similar menu-select system. Before you use Drive + Play, youll need to set it up for the first time. After you perform the Initial Setup using the Settings Menu, controlling your iPod with Drive + Play will be easy and intuitive. To make selections on the Text Display, you simply turn the Control Knobs Scroll Ring to highlight a desired menu item. Turn the Scroll Ring to the right to scroll down, and to the left to scroll up. Press the (center) Select button once to confirm your selection. Depending on your selection, this display may show: a list of settings or menu operation, or a highlighted setting with a choice of values, or a highlighted setting with a check box, or a graphic display which may be adjusted using the Scroll Ring. When in any of the settings menus: Drive + Play will tell your iPod to play the same selection as when it was last turned off. If you plugged your iPod into Drive + Play while it was playing, Drive + Play will tell the iPod to play the current song without interruption. However, if nothing was playing when your iPod was last turned off or when it was plugged in, Drive + Play will tell the iPod to begin playing the first song in its Songs database.
Setting FM Transmission FM Settings can be accessed from the Main Menu or later within the Settings Menu. To turn FM Transmission on or off: Drive + Play Menu > FM Settings > FM Transmitter> select On (default) or Off. To change the preset FM Frequency: Drive + Play Menu > FM Settings > FM Frequency > select 88.1 (default), 88.3, 88.5, 88.7, 88.9 or Custom (default = 91.7MHz or last setting).
Pressing the (center) Select button again will select the next highlighted setting (to the right) or go back to the beginning if all settings have been viewed, or set the check box on or off (i.e., check or uncheck). If a graphic display appears, use the Scroll Ring to adjust the setting. After making your adjustment or selection, you may press the (top) Menu button to go to the previous menu. If no buttons are pressed within 10 seconds, the Now Playing screen will appear. At this point, pressing the Menu button will take you back to the screen of your previous selection. Repeated Menu presses will take you back to the Drive + Play Menu.
NOTE: If the preset FM frequencies are already assigned to FM stations in your listening area, then use Custom FM Frequency (below) to select an unused frequency. The default setting is 91.7MHz.
To select a Custom FM Frequency: 1. Drive + Play Menu > FM Settings > Custom Frequency. 2. The FM Frequency graphic display will appear. Scroll to select a desired FM frequency. Setting Shuffle You can set Drive + Play to shuffle (randomly play) iPod songs or albums as follows: Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Shuffle > select Off (default), Songs or Albums.
NOTE: Please refer to Drive + Plays display screen as you make initial settings. Also refer to your iPod Users Guide for operation information.
Power On 1. With the main volume turned down (on your audio system), power on your entire mobile audio system and then turn on Drive + Play by pressing the (bottom) Play/Pause Button. If everything is operating correctly, the iPod screen will display the following message: OK to disconnect. 2. Drive + Plays Text Display will show the Harman Kardon splash screen first, followed by the Now Playing screen. What the Now Playing screen displays next depends on the following conditions:
Setting Repeat You can set Drive + Play to repeat the current iPod song or all songs in a playlist or album as follows:
NOTE: When browsing by Artists, Genres or Composers, selecting Repeat All will repeat the album that contains the selected song.
Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Shuffle > select Off (default) > One > All.
Initial Setup (continued)
Setting AUX Input To route an audio signal from a device (e.g., cell phone or satellite radio; see Wiring Diagram on page 5) connected to Drive + Plays auxiliary input to your mobile audio system: To enable or disable automatic sensing and switching of audio signals on Drive + Plays auxiliary input: Drive + Play Menu > Settings > select Auto audio sense check box to enable or to disable (default) it. To select Auxiliary input signals manually with iPod connected: 1. Drive + Play Menu > Settings > AUX input. 2. Go Back (on) will appear. To restore audio from the iPod manually with iPod connected: 1. Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Go Back (on). 2. Audio from the iPod will be restored, and the Settings Menu will appear. To enable/disable AUX input manually, when no iPod is connected: 1. Turn on the Drive + Play. Aux is Disabled is highlighted. 2. Press (center) Select button once to enable AUX input. Listening to AUX message will appear. 3. Press Select button again to disable AUX input. Aux is Disabled message will appear. Setting the Display You can customize Drive + Play to display your viewing preferences as follows: To enable or disable Large Fonts: 1. Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Display Settings > select Large Font check box to turn it on or off (default). 2. To enable or disable Large Fonts, press the (top) Menu button twice to return to the Drive + Play menu.
When Large Fonts are enabled, you can also enable or disable Auto Scroll, which automatically scrolls a text message longer than 16 characters in the Now Playing screen: Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Display Settings > Auto Scroll > select On or Off (default).
To adjust the displays contrast: 1. Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Display Settings > Adjust Contrast. 2. The Contrast graphic display will appear. Scroll to select a desired contrast.
To adjust the displays backlight: 1. Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Display Settings > Adjust Backlight. 2. The Brightness graphic display will appear. Scroll to select a desired brightness.
You can set Drive + Plays backlight to turn off after 10 seconds. When it is off, pressing any button on the Control Knob will turn it back on. To turn the displays backlight timer on or off: Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Display Settings > Backlight Timer > select On (default is always on) or 10 sec.
To enable or disable an inverted display (i.e., white text on black background): Drive + Play Menu > Settings > select Display Settings check box to enable or disable (default) it.
Setting the Drive + Play (Main) Menu You can set the Drive + Play (Main) Menu to display your choice of menus as follows:
NOTE: As a default, the following eight menus will be displayed (denoted by checked boxes): FM Settings, Now Playing, Playlists, Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres and Composers. If you want all these selections to display, then skip this section.
1. Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Change Main Menu. 2. Scroll to a selection (e.g., Composers) you want to remove and press the (center) Select Button once to uncheck the box. To add the menu again, press the (center) Select Button once to check the box. 3. Repeat step 2 for other menus you want to remove from or add to the Main Menu.
NOTE: When Large Fonts is disabled (unchecked), the Now Playing screen can display up to 32 characters. When Large Fonts is enabled (checked), the first 16 characters will be displayed and you can press the (center) Select button to display the next 16 characters and again to display the first 16, or use Auto Scroll (see next item).
Setting the Sleep Timer Drive + Play is equipped with a sleep timer that delays its power off by a default of 2 seconds after the ignition is turned off. You can set a different delay time as follows:
Now Playing Song Title Artist TO1 0:00
NOTE: Sleep Timer only works when the Drive + Plays ACC wire is connected to the ignition switchs accessory terminal (see Wiring Diagram on page 5).
Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Sleep Timer > select 2 sec (default), 4 sec, or 8 sec.
Setting the Jump Size When browsing a database (songs, albums, artists, etc.), you can scroll and hold to jump to a different position in the list, skipping over undesired titles. The default jump size is 10 percent of your database. You can set a different jump size as follows: Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Jump Size > select 5%, 10% (default), 15%, 20%, or 25%.
NOTE: Now Playing, Playlists, Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres or Composers will only appear in the Main Menu after they have been checked for display (see the previous page).
Browsing Playlists Drive + Play Menu > Playlists > select a playlist (e.g., Favorites) > select a song.
NOTE: The On-The-Go playlist will not be updated while using Drive + Play.
Browsing Artists Drive + Play Menu > Artists > select an artist > select an album > select a song. Drive + Play Menu > Albums > select an album > select a song. Drive + Play Menu > Songs > select a song. Drive + Play Menu > Genres > select a genre > select an artist > select an album > select a song. Drive + Play Menu > Composer > select a composer > select an album > select a song.
About Drive + Play You can view information about Drive + Play as follows: Drive + Play Menu > Settings > About. Resetting All Settings
NOTE: Resetting all settings will erase all your custom settings and replace them with default values.
To reset all Drive + Play settings to their default values: 1. Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Reset All. 2. After a few seconds, you will see the Harman Kardon splash screen, followed by the Now Playing screen. At this point, all Drive + Play settings have been reset.
Browsing Songs Browsing Genres
Browsing and Playing Songs
Browsing and playing songs using Drive + Play works much like an iPod. Using the Control Knob (see Overview on page 8), you can play songs in any playlist, or play songs in categories such as Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres or Composers.
Shuffle Play You can set Drive + Play to shuffle (randomly play) iPod songs or albums as follows: Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Shuffle > select Off (default), Songs, or Albums.
NOTE: Drive + Play does not support chapter search when playing an Audiobook. You may use the scroll wheel to move forward or backward manually.
Press the (center) Select Button to advance through menu items to locate and play songs. Press the (top) Menu Button to go back to a previous menu.
Repeat Play You can set Drive + Play to repeat the current iPod song or all songs in a playlist or album as follows:
When a song starts to play, the Text Display will show the Now Playing screen (see above right) with Song Name, Artist, track number and the elapsed play time. You can also set Drive + Play to shuffle-play or repeat-play a song or album.
NOTE: When browsing by Artists, Genres or Composers, selecting Repeat All will repeat the album containing the desired song.
Drive + Play Menu > Settings > Shuffle > select Off (default), One, or All.
Message = iPod Disconnected
Dimensions of Electronics Enclosure: 6" (152.0mm) x 1-14" (32.4mm) x 2-58" (66.4mm) (W x H x D) Maximum Mounting Diameter of Text Display: 1-1316" (46.2mm) Maximum Mounting Diameter of Control Knob: 1-1316" (45.9mm) Fuse Rating: 2A Nominal Current Requirement with iPod Connected: 500mA Line Output Voltage: 1V Maximum Auxiliary Input Voltage: 1V Audio Input and Output Jacks: 3.5mm stereo mini-plug
All features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Harman Kardon and Harman International are registered trademarks, and Drive + Play is a trademark, of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. Apple and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
Check that the iPod Connection Cable is connected between the Electronics Enclosure and the iPod.
Message = AUX is Disabled
Check AUX Input (see page 10). Check the connection between the Electronics Enclosure and the auxiliary device.
Hearing static when playing the iPod with wireless FM transmission.
Interference from an FM station at the same frequency. Try another FM frequency (see page 9). Consider installing the optional Wired FM Adaptor (see page 5).
Information for the User
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B Digital Device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Drive + Play wont turn on.
Replace the in-line fuse with one of the same type and rating.
Message = Please update your iPod software
Download and install the latest software version for your iPod (see Apple.com).
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate the equipment.
If you are having other problems with Drive + Play, please contact us at: 1 (516) 255 HKHK (4545) Or on the Web at: www.harmankardon.com
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Thank you for Choosing Harman Kardon. With your purchase of a new AB 1 Amplified In-Wall Module you will be able to extend the flexibility of your home entertainment system so that it delivers sound to another room in your home. Customdesigned for use exclusively with Harman Kardon A-BUS/ Ready receivers, the AB 1 enables you to send a separate source to the remote room and power most speakers without the need for an additional amplifier through one single Category 5/5e cable. Thanks to a built-in IR sensor, you may also control source selection, operate compatible Harman Kardon source components and turn the system on and off using the Zone II remote packaged with your receiver. In order to fully enjoy the benefits of remote keypad control, please take a few minutes to read this owners manual. It contains important information that will guide you through the correct and safe installation of your Amplified In-Wall Module. If you do not have experience installing in-wall electrical and telecommunications components, you are advised to consult with a qualified low-voltage contractor or custom installer. If you have any questions about this product, its installation or its operation, please contact your retailer or custom installer. They are your best source of product information. Designed for simple installation by a custom installer or advanced do-it-yourself hobbyist, the AB 1 will add to your listening pleasure by distributing sound beyond the confines of your main listening room with the level of performance and product design elegance Harman Kardon has been known for throughout its fifty-year history. Features Simple connection to any A-BUS/Ready Harman Kardon receiver Touch button control for volume up/down Built-in IR sensor for control of compatible Harman Kardon source devices Decora-style wall-plate blends perfectly with other in-wall electrical controls Mounts in most standard electrical junction boxes or plaster rings Uses standard Category 5/5e cable and RJ-45 connections for easy installation Typographical Conventions In order to help you use this guide with the front-panel controls and rear-panel connections, the following typographical conventions have been used: Example Indicates a specific front-panel button or rear-panel connection jack 1 Indicates a specific front-panel control or indicator Indicates a rear-panel connection
Important Safety and Installation Information
Low-voltage wiring systems must be properly installed to minimize the possibility of accidental contact with hazardous power and lighting wiring. Never place remote control wiring near bare power wires or lightning rods, antennas, transformers, steam or hot water pipes, or heating ducts. Never run low voltage wire in any conduit, box, channel, duct or other enclosure containing power or lighting circuits of any type. In addition to ensuring proper separation between any AC power wiring and the Category 5/5e cable used for A-BUS, it is important to avoid running the A-BUS cable in parallel to any AC wiring. Always maintain at least the minimum separation between AC wiring and the A-BUS cable or ANY low-voltage cable that is required by the NEC or any applicable local building codes or regulations. Make sure to follow all instructions when preparing wiring for use with the AB 1 module. Failure to do so may result in a potential safety hazard, including possible danger to persons and/or equipment. If you will be running the cable through a ventilation plenum, remember to use plenum-rated cable to comply with NEC and other safety requirements. Failure to do so may result in a potential fire or safety hazard. Always observe the appropriate safety codes for concealed wiring. Be extremely careful not to cut through or drill into concealed wiring or pipes. Make a small inspection opening before cutting or drilling. Dust or dirt can cause special problems on wiring contacts. Be sure all contacts are clean, and that all parts are installed correctly to protect them from dust and dirt. Your new Harman Kardon AB 1 Amplified In-Wall Module has been custom-designed for use with Harman Kardons A-BUS/Ready products and it is also compatible with other A-BUS-compatible systems. Do not connect it to any other device. The AB 1 is only to be installed by qualified personnel and as per the requirements of all applicable state and local building codes, as well as NEC (National Electrical Code) requirements. Check with your local authorities as needed to ensure that all wiring inside walls is installed in compliance with the proper standards. Failure to do so may present a potential safety hazard. If you have any doubt about your ability to work with electrical and telecommunications wiring, you are advised to hire a professional licensed electrician or custom installer to install this product.
dimmer-controlled lighting, bright sunlight, and reflective surfaces such as mirrors or blank walls. You may wish to temporarily place the component to be controlled using the sensor in the proposed location in order to test the integrity of IR signals. When determining the specific location for an AB 1, keep in mind that it should be in a convenient place where it may be operated manually, or that, when it is used with a remote control, the mounting position enables the built-in IR sensor to see commands from any place in the room. In practice, the AB 1 may be mounted close to other wall switches, but remember that the AB 1 should NEVER be installed in the same gang box as any switch or product, such as a light switch or dimmer, where AC line voltage is present. When planning the installation, it is also wise to consider the distance from the AB 1 module to the speakers, particularly when they are in-wall or ceiling mounted. Be certain that there are no solid walls or load-bearing structures that would prevent the speaker wires from reaching their location. The wiring used to connect the AB 1 to the A-BUS/Ready receiver may be Category 5, 5e (or better) wiring. Be certain that any safety requirements mandating the use of plenum wiring are taken into account. The speaker wiring should also be in-wall rated as required, and may not exceed 14 AWG. To simplify wiring you may wish to use two-pair CL-3 rated in-wall wiring and run a single cable from the AB 1 to both locations. One pair will be used to connect the first speaker and the other will continue to the second speaker. Speaker Selection The AB 1 is compatible with most modern in-wall or ceiling speakers, provided that they have an efficiency rated at 88dB or greater. Minimum speaker impedance is six ohms. It is possible to run two pairs of speakers from one AB 1, but we do not recommend that due to the degradation in performance. What Is Included Your AB 1 in-wall module includes two mounting screws: selfstarting, universal-head machine screws. You are responsible for providing a Decora-style wall-plate, available in a variety of colors and finishes at your local hardware retailer. You are also responsible for providing the speakers and a sufficient length of Category 5/5e (or better) UTP (unshielded twisted pair) cable and an RJ-45 modular plug. The wiring scheme is the standard TIA T568A configuration. The maximum length should not exceed 150 feet in order to avoid degrading the signal. Further information on the correct wiring configuration is provided in these instructions.
Input Cable Connection Block Using standard IDT punch-down tools, connect the Category 5/5e cable linking the AB 1 to the receiver to this connection block in accordance with the color code printed on the circuit board. Output Level Trims These trim pots are used to match the output level of the AB 1 module to the specific speakers in use. Speaker Terminal Block The wire used to connect the AB 1 to your speakers is connected to this terminal block. Insert the wire in accordance with the color coding shown and then tighten the screw. Note that the maximum wire size is 14 AWG.
Installation and Connection
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTES: Before beginning the installation process, make certain that all electronic products in the system are turned off and disconnected from their A/V power connection. This avoids the possibility of accidental activation, which could possibly damage the equipment or cause personal injury. Do not turn on the equipment until instructed to do so. Be certain to observe all appropriate safety measures when installing any wiring, including, but not limited to, the use of eye protection when required, and attention to the required distances between low-voltage wiring and high-voltage AC mains wiring. Step One: Run a Category 5/5e cable from the receiver location to the module. Run a splice-free Category 5/5e cable from the location where the AB 1 module will be installed to the location where the A-BUS/Ready receiver is placed. At each end, make certain to leave sufficient wire for ease of installation. Any extra wire may be trimmed back during the installation. Remember that you will need to have access to the rear of the AB 1 after the module is connected, but before the module is secured into the wall box. Step Two: Prepare and install an RJ-45 plug at the receiver end of the system. The connection and cable termination at the receiver end of the installation is a standard RJ-45 connector using the TIA T568A configuration. Connect an RJ-45 plug to the end of the wire as follows. Looking at the connector with its clip down and the wires coming out of the connector toward you, numbered from left to right, the typical pin colors are as follows: Pin # Striped Wire Pairs White with Green Stripe Green White with Orange Stripe Blue White with Blue Stripe Orange White with Brown Stripe Brown Solid Wire Colors White Green White Blue White Orange White Brown
1 Screw Holes After you have completed installation, these screw holes accept the screws supplied with your Decora-style wall plate to attach it to the AB 1. 2 Screw Slots Use the supplied machine screws to attach the AB 1 to an electrical junction box or plaster ring through these slots. 3 Volume / Buttons Pressing these buttons raises or lowers the volume level of the speakers connected to the AB 1. 4 IR Sensor This sensor receives signals from a remote control, such as the Zone II remote supplied with Harman Kardon multichannel-capable receivers, and passes them on to the receiver or other compatible source components. 5 Status LED The LED behind the red window will light when the AB 1 is connected to an A-BUS/Ready receiver that is turned on. It is now ready to accept control commands, as long as the AVRs Multiroom system is activated. It will flash when a command is received from a compatible remote control.
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The AB 1 may be installed in any location appropriate for standard in-wall electrical components. You are responsible for selecting and properly installing an appropriate electrical junction box or plaster ring. Be sure to check the fit of the box or ring with the AB 1 before installation into the wall. Since the AB 1 uses a built-in infrared sensor to relay commands to the A/V receiver, be sure to avoid installing the AB 1 in an area subject to potential interference with the IR signal. Possible sources of interference include plasma video displays,
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Once the AB 1 is properly connected and the levels have been set, operation is simple. In order to use the AB 1 module, the A-BUS/Ready receiver must be turned on and placed in the Multiroom mode. The procedure for doing this will vary from model to model, so we suggest that you consult the owners manual for your receiver for the correct instructions. As long as the receiver is powered up, and the Multiroom system is turned on, the AB 1s amplifier may be turned on by simply pointing the Zone II remote supplied with the unit, or any remote programmed with the proper Harman Kardon IR codes, at the AB 1s IR Sensor 4 and pressing the remotes Power On button. You may adjust the volume in the remote room by pressing the Volume Up/Down Buttons 3 on the AB 1 or with the volume control buttons on the remote. The remote may also be used to operate the receiver to change sources and make other adjustments, such as changing the station on the tuner. When the proper IR codes are programmed in the remote being used, you may also operate compatible source components, such as CD or DVD players, that are connected to the IR remote output jack on the receiver. To turn the remote room feed off, press the OFF button on the Zone II or other properly programmed remote.
Wire type required: Category 5/5e (or better) cable in compliance with any applicable local building code or NEC requirements for in-wall, riser or plenum use. Wiring protocol: TIA wiring specification for T568A at the A-BUS/Ready product end. Connections at the AB 1 are specified on the AB 1. Connection terminals: IDT type for Category 5/5e wire, screw terminal type for speaker connections. Speaker wire: Maximum AWG 14, in compliance with any applicable local building code or NEC requirements for in-wall, riser or plenum use. Speaker impedance: Suitable for connection to speakers with nominal 6 ohms to 8 ohms impedance. Speaker sensitivity: Optimized for speakers with sensitivity above 88dB. Infrared compatibility: 38kHz and 56kHz, with talkback Dimensions (H x W x D): 4-1/4" x 1-3/4" x 2-1/4" Weight: 0.25 lb
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If you cannot hear any sound from the speakers connected to the AB 1: Make certain that the Cat. 5/5e cable is properly connected to both the AB 1 and receiver. Make certain that the receiver is turned on and that the Multiroom mode is properly activated. Make certain that any needed volume-level adjustments on the receiver are properly made. Make certain that the volume control on the AB 1 is turned up. Check for proper adjustments of the output level trims. Check the speaker connections. If the receiver or other components do not respond to commands from the AB 1 or a remote pointed at the AB 1: Make certain that the A-BUS/Ready receivers Multiroom system has been turned on. Make certain that the Cat. 5/5e cable is properly connected to both the AB 1 and receiver. Make certain that there is a proper connection between the A-BUS/Ready receiver and any additional IR controlled components. Make certain that the remote is properly programmed to operate the receiver and other components.
Step Seven: Install the AB 1. Place the AB 1 in the junction box or plaster ring, making sure that any loose wire is carefully secured inside the wall or box, and that there are no shorts between any of the connections.
Speaker Terminal Block
Output Level Trims Input Cable Connection Block
Step Four: Connect the speaker cable to the AB 1. Connect speaker wires to the AB 1 module using the colorcode chart on the Speaker Terminal Block as a guide. Be careful to properly observe the positive (+) and negative () polarity indications, and to avoid having the wire strands from one cable touch another. Insert the wire into the terminal block. Tighten the retaining screws to secure the wire.
Front Panel Cover Plate & 2 Screws (not included) J-Box 1/8" x 3/4" Machine Screws (2) (included)
Using the supplied mounting screws, attach the AB 1 to the junction box or plaster ring through the Screw Slots 2.
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Harman Kardon is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. A-BUS and A-BUS/Ready are registered trademarks of LeisureTech Electronics Pty Ltd. Australia. Decora is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Step Three: Connect the Category 5/5e cable to the AB 1. Once the wire is run to the remote location where the AB 1 will be installed, connect the Category 5/5e cable to the AB 1. Prior to making the connections, strip the outer jacket of the Cat. 5/5e cable 1-1/2" to 2" from the end, taking care not to nick the inner conductors. Next, separate the four twisted pairs within the cable and then untwist the ends of each pair about 1/2." All terminations are made at the Input Cable Connection Block. Connect the wires using standard Insulation Displacement Terminal (IDT) tools and procedures. DO NOT use screwdrivers to insert the wire into the IDT connection points. Also, take special care to make certain that there are no shorts between any of the individual wires, as this may cause damage to the AB 1. From left to right, the connections are made as follows:
Step Six: Adjust the output levels. This step sets the level adjustments for the AB 1. Once this process is complete, all further volume settings are made with the Volume Up/Down Buttons 3 on the AB 1, the Zone II remote, or an optional third-party remote that is programmed for Harman Kardon products. With the Multiroom system activated and a source playing, press the Volume Up Button 3 for 20 seconds so that the AB 1s volume is set at its maximum. Next, adjust each of the Output Level Trims until the output begins to clip. At this point, back the trim control down in the opposite direction until the clipping stops. This is the correct level for your specific A-BUS/ Ready receiver and AB 1. Before proceeding further, lower the volume back to normal listening level using the Volume Down Button 3.
Note that one wire in each pair is always a solid color, and the other is either white or striped. Make sure that the twisted pairs of wires consist of those attached to pins 1 and 2, pins 3 and 6, pins 4 and 5, and pins 7 and 8. When making the connections at each end of the cable, strip the outer insulation jacket about 1-1/2" to 2" from the end. The cable is constructed of four twisted pairs of wires as indicated above. Flatten the wire ends to prepare them for insertion into the connector. Fully insert the wire into the connector, being certain to check the color codes of the pin assignments one last time. Carefully crimp the connector, making sure that each wire is securely fastened.
Step Five: Connecting the AB 1 to the A-BUS/Ready product. To set the output trims, the AB 1 must first be connected to the A-BUS/Ready receiver. After first checking to make certain that the connections to the speaker cable and Cat. 5/5e cable have properly been made, plug the RJ-45 jack at the receiver end of the cable into the A-BUS jack on the back of the A-BUS/Ready receiver. Next, turn on the receiver and make any adjustments required to turn on the Multiroom system and send an active source to the output. As a confirmation that the connections have been made and that receiver is on, the Status LED 5 will light up. So that the level adjustments are as accurate as possible, select a program source or music type that is representative of what will most often be listened to in the room where the A-BUS module will be installed.
Attach a Decora-style wall plate (not included) through the AB 1s Screw Holes 1. Although any color Decora wall plate may be used with the AB 1, the AB 1 itself should not be painted.
Other notes on using the AB 1 and other A-BUS products with Harman Kardon A-BUS/Ready receivers: When using the AB 1 with Harman Kardon A-BUS/Ready products, you may connect only one AB 1 at a time unless optional, external A-BUS-powered hub equipment is used. If A-BUS keypads or other A-BUS accessories not specifically designed for use with Harman Kardon products are used, their operation may be slightly different than with the AB 1. Consult the support area of the Harman Kardon Web site at www.harmankardon.com.
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