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Pyle PLMRB29B Marine Bluetooth Stereo Radio User Manual

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About Pyle
Pyle is a well-known consumer electronics company that specializes in manufacturing a wide range of audio equipment and accessories. The company was founded in 1960 and is based in Brooklyn, New York. Pyle Audio has built a reputation for producing affordable and quality audio products, catering to various consumer needs.

PRECAUTIONS

Precautions & Warnings

  • To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and interference, do not attempt to repair this unit yourself. Refer all services to a qualified technician.
  • Some MP3/WMA files may not be playable.
  • Keep the volume at a reasonable level to avoid distracted driving. High volume levels may make it difficult to concentrate on traffic and road conditions while driving.
  • If the car has been in direct sunlight for an extended period, you may need to reduce the temperature inside the car before turning on and using the unit.
  • If the battery is disconnected, discharged, or changed, the preset memory of the unit will be lost and require reprogramming.
  • The unit is designed to be installed in a level, horizontal position. For optimal performance, avoid installing the unit at an angle. Do not tightly grip the display and buttons to avoid damage.

Lithium Battery Cell Warnings

  • Cell leakage may cause damage to the remote control Do not throw cells into as this may cause an explosion.
  • Keep battery cells out of reach of children.

Drives and connections

Never place any foreign objects into the openings of the car radio (USB jack, card slot, AUX-IN connection). Otherwise, you might damage the slots and connections.

Others Warnings

Do not switch on the car radio for long periods when the motor is switched off.  This could cause the car battery to discharge and the vehicle can no longer be started.

INSTALLATION

  • Installation Procedures
    |First complete the electrical connections and then check for correctness.
  • Installation Opening
    This unit can be installed in any dashboard Having an opening as shown in the right figure.Pyle PLMRB29B Marine Bluetooth Stereo Radio User Manual-fig 1

To Install the Car Radio

Be sure you test all connections first, and then follow these steps to install this unit.

  1. Make sure the ignition is turned off, and then disconnect the cable from the vehicle battery negative (-) terminal.
  2. Disconnect the wire harness and the antenna.
  3. Lift the left or right top corner of the plastic outer trim ring then pull it out to remove it.
  4. Insert the two bracket keys into the left and right sides of the chassis, as shown in the below figure to separate the chassis from the housing.Pyle PLMRB29B Marine Bluetooth Stereo Radio User Manual-fig 2
  5. Insert the mounting sleeve into the dashboard and bend the mounting tabs out with a screwdriver. Make sure that the lock lever is flush with the mounting sleeve and is not projecting beyond.
  1. Insert the car radio into the mounting sleeve.
  2. Use a metal strap to secure the rear part of the chassis using the hardware indicated.
  3. Make wiring connections, as illustrated in the “Wiring Diagram.”
  4. Install the plastic outer trim ring.Pyle PLMRB29B Marine Bluetooth Stereo Radio User Manual-fig 3

Warning

  • – Only use speakers with 4 ohms impedance.
  • – Do not attach the control panel to the chassis before the wiring is complete.
  • – The maximum current of the auto antenna is 200mA.

Wiring ConnectionsPyle PLMRB29B Marine Bluetooth Stereo Radio User Manual-fig 4

Removal of the Main Unit

  1. Remove the metal strap from the main unit.
  2. Remove the plastic trim from the main unit.
  3. Insert a bracket key into the left and right side of the main unit and draw the unit out of the mounting sleeve.

CONTROL PANEL BUTTON LOCATIONSPyle PLMRB29B Marine Bluetooth Stereo Radio User Manual-fig 5

  1. (power)/MODE (source) button
  2. SEL (select/menu) button and VOL (volume) knob
  3. BAND(band) button, button
  4. AMS (automatic store / preset station scan, automatic music search) button
  5. (pause/play), Preset station 1 button
  6. INT (intro), Preset station 2 button
  7. RPT (repeat), Preset station 3 button
  8. RDM (random), Preset station 4 button
  9. -10(previous 10 tracks), Preset station 5 button
  10. +10(next 10 tracks), Preset station 6 button
  11. CLK (clock setting) button, button
  12. (tune down, seek down, track down, fast reverse) button
  13. (tune-up, seek-up, track-up, fast forward)button
  14. MUTE button
  15. IR remote control sensor
  16. LCD Display
  17. USB port
  18. SD Card Slot
  19. MIC hole(built-in Microphone)
  20. AUX IN (auxiliary input) jack
  21. RESET button

GENERAL OPERATION

Turn Unit On/Off

  • Press the power ( ) /MODE button on the front panel to turn on the unit, and long press it again to turn off the unit.
  • Press the power ( ) button on the remote control to turn the unit on or off.

Adjust Volume (VOL)

Rotate the VOL knob on the front panel or press the VOL+   /VOL-   button on the remote control to increase or decrease the volume level.

Adjust Menu Options (SEL)  

  • Press the SEL button on the front panel or on the remote control repeatedly to cycle through the following adjustable audio functions: BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, FADER, EQ FLAT/POP/ROCK/CLASS/OFF, LOUD ON/OFF, DX/LOC, STEREO/MONO and VOLUME.
  • Rotate the VOL knob on the front panel or press the VOL+ /VOL- button on the remote control to adjust the selected item.
    • BASS/TREBLE:-07,-06, ~, -01,00,+01,~, +06,+07
    • BALANCE:L07,L06,~, L01, 00, R01,~,R06,R07
    • FADER:R07,R06~,R01,00,F01,~,F06,F07
    • EQ(Equalizer) Setting: OFF, FLAT, POP, ROCK, CLASS
    • Loudness: LOUD ON/OFF
    • DX/LOCAL: Enables or disables the local broadcast mode (LOCAL).
    • Stereo/Mono: Switches between MONO and STEREO reception mode for radio frequencies.
    • – Volume level:00,01,~,40
  • Press and hold the SEL button on the front panel or press the SEL/ENTER button on the remote control to access these additional functions: VOL(LAS/ADJ), AREA EU/US, CLOCK 24/12, BEEP ON/OFF.
    • VOL(LAS/ADJ): This option allows you to preset a volume level as the power-on memory volume level.
    • VOL LAST: In this mode, the unit switches on at the actual volume it had when it was last switched off.
    • VOL ADJ: In this mode, the unit powers on at the actual volume that you preset a constant switch-on volume level. Press the SEL button to enter the constant switch-on volume adjusting mode and the “A-VOL XX” will be shown on the LCD. Then you can adjust a constant switch-on volume level by rotating the VOL knob.
    • AREA EU/US: This car radio is equipped with the Europe / USA frequency. Rotate the volume knob to switch between USA and Europe frequencies. The system will change the frequency setting in about 3 seconds.
    • CLOCK 24/12 This unit is equipped with two types of clock display formats, 24 and 12 hours.  Rotate the volume knob to choose 24 hours format or 12 hours format.
    • BEEP ON/OFF: Enables or disables the “BEEP” signal to confirm use.
  • Rotate the VOL knob on the front panel or press the VOL+ /VOL- button on the remote control to adjust the selected item.

Set the Clock (CLK)

  1. To display clock time, press the CLK
  2. To set the clock time, press and hold the CLK button and the hour will flash.
  3. Press the or button on the front panel or on the remote control to adjust the hour.
  4. Press the CLK button and the minutes will flash.
  5. Press the or button on the front panel or on the remote control to adjust the minute.
  6. Note: During Bluetooth mode, the clock can not be adjusted.

Change the Source (MODE)

Press the MODE button to switch between RADIO, BT(Bluetooth), USB(with USB device inserted), CARD(with SD card inserted), and AUX-IN(auxiliary input) modes.

Mute on/off

In power-on mode, briefly press the MUTE button to toggle mute on or off. The muted state will be also released when the volume knob is used.

Loudness on/off

Press the LOUD button on the remote control to turn on the loudness to reinforce the output of bass frequencies, and press again to turn it off.

Preset Equalizer(EQ)

Press the EQ button on the remote control to toggle between EQ OFF, FLAT, POP, ROCK, and CLASS.

USB port

The USB port of this car radio is designed for media playback from flash memory devices and charging for iPhone / Android mobile phones. The charging current consumption is 1 ampere.

Built-in Microphone

To receive your voice when you call by using this Bluetooth hands-free system.

Aux input connector

The 3.5mm auxiliary input stereo connection is designed for devices with 3.5mm line-out or headphone output.

Reset System (RESET)

The RESET button is used to reset all parameters to factory default settings. This function may be used when the LCD does not display normally or sound is distorted, or when any of the controls are disabled. Use a thin object with a pointed end to depress the RESET button.

RADIO OPERATION

Switch Between USA area and Europe area Frequency In radio mode, press and hold the VOL/SEL button to enter the switch state of the EU(USA) and EU (Europe) frequencies, then rotate it to switch between the US(USA) and EU(Europe) frequencies.  The system will change the frequency setting in about 3 seconds.

Change Bands (BAND)
Press the BAND button to switch between the FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 bands.  Each band stores up to six preset stations.

Manual Tuning (    /    )
Press and hold the or button on the front panel or on the remote control to enter manual tuning mode. In manual tuning mode, press the or button to move the radio frequency number up or down one step.

Auto Seek Tuning (    /    )
In standby mode or while not in manual tuning mode, quickly press the or button to move to the next/previous available station automatically.

To Store / Recall Preset Stations
The radio can be stored in 6 preset stations for each band (FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2) for a total of 30 preset stations.

  • To memorize a station:
  • Turn the radio on and select the desired band and station.
  • Select a station by or
  • Press and hold the desired preset button (numbered 1-6 on the face of the radio) for more than 2 seconds to save the station to that preset number.
  • To recall a preset station:
  • Select the desired band.
  • Briefly press a preset button (numbered 1-6) to recall the corresponding preset station.

Automatic Store station/ Preset station scan (AMS)
Press and hold the AMS button for more than 2 seconds to select six strong stations and store them in the current band. The radio will automatically scan the current frequency and enter the six strongest stations into the preset memory positions for that band.  Briefly press the AMS button on the remote control to recall each preset station that is saved in the memories in each band.

LOCAL/DX
In urban areas, most stations are strong enough, and the “LOCAL ON” mode should be selected.  Switch to LOCAL OFF mode to search for stations with weaker signals. Press the LOC button on the remote control to choose local or distant reception mode.

STEREO/MONO
FM station is received in stereo mode. However, if the signal is weak or reception is not as good as you would like, switching to MONO mode usually improves the overall sound quality.

Press the ST button on the remote control to choose FM STEREO or MONO audio effect.

USB / SD CARD OPERATION

To insert USB / SD CARD

  • To play files on a USB device, open the USB port cover and insert the USB storage device into the USB port. Playback will begin automatically.
  • Insert the SD card into the SD slot on the chassis. Playback will begin automatically.Pyle PLMRB29B Marine Bluetooth Stereo Radio User Manual-fig 6

Eject USB/SD

  • To eject a USB device, press the button to stop playback, then remove the USB device.
  • To eject an SD card, press the button to stop playback, and puss the SD card in the slot, then remove the SD card from the chassis.

Play/Pause

  • Press the    (play/pause) button to pause or resume playback.

Next/Previous Track

  • To play the next track, press the
  • To play the previous track, press the

Fast Forward/Backward

  • To fast forward, press and hold the
  • To fast backward, press and hold the

Introduction Scan

  • Press the INT button to play the first 10 seconds of each track, press again to stop the introduction scan, and play the current track.

Repeating the same track

  • Press the RPT button to repeat the current track, press again to stop repeat playback, and resume normal playback.

Playing all tracks in random

  • Press the RDM button to play all tracks in random order, and press again to cancel this function.

Track/Folder Navigation

  • During a disc, USB, or SD card mode, press the 5/-10 button to go backward 10 tracks. Press the 6/+10 button to jump forward 10 tracks.
  • During an MP3 disc, USB, or SD card mode, press and hold the 5/-10 button to go back to the previous folder. Press and hold the 6/+10 button to go to the next folder.   You can repeat this function depending on the number and level of folders.
  • These buttons have no function if the USB device or SD card has no folders.

Select the track or file for playback in MP3 format

Press the AMS button repeatedly to select one of the following 3 search modes:

    •          NUM SCH (Searching by track or file serial number)
    •          DIR SCH (Searching by folder serial number)
    •          FILE SCH (Searching by track or file name)

Searching by track or file serial number:

  • In playback of files with MP3 format, press the AMS button once to access the track or file number searching mode which allows you to quickly find a specific MP3 track or file by its serial number, and the “NUM SCH” and “NUM ***” will appear on the LCD display in sequence, and the first symbol “*” will blink.
  • Rotate the VOL knob to select the serial number of your favorite file at high speed.
  • Finally press the SEL/ENTER button to confirm and play the selected file.

Searching by folder serial number:

The folder search mode allows you to quickly find an MP3 track or file under a specific group folder.  a) In playback of files in MP3 format, press the AMS button twice, and the “DIR SCH” will be shown on the LCD.

  • Rotate the VOL knob to select a desired folder. If there is no root Folder in the USB or SD card, the LCD will display “ROOT”)
  • Press the SEL/ENTER button to play the first track or file of the selected folder.

Searching by track or file name:

This track or file name search function requires only the first few characters as search keywords, it will allow you to quickly find an MP3 title by its name.

  • Press the AMS button three times, and the “FILE SCH” and “*——” will be shown on the LCD in sequence, and the first character “*” will blink.
  • Rotate the VOL knob to change the first character (*). The character will be changed from “A” to “Z”, “0” to “9” and “_”, “-”, “,+”, “space”. Press the SEL/ENTER button to confirm the character entered and the next character will blink for setting. Press the AMS button to delete the incorrect character.
  • When matched files are found, press the SEL/ENTER button to start playing the searched file. If the file is not found, a “NO FOUND” message will be visible on the display.

AUXILIARY INPUT OPERATION

This car radio has an external auxiliary input jack, it is compatible with audio output from an MP3 music player.  So you can listen to sounds and music from external devices if you have plugged such a player into the AUX IN jack with an audio cable. Press the MODE button to switch to the AUX input mode on or off.Pyle PLMRB29B Marine Bluetooth Stereo Radio User Manual-fig 7

 

BLUETOOTH OPERATION

Pair and Connect
Before using the Bluetooth device as a hands-free system for a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone for the first time, you must pair and connect the two devices as follows:

  1. In any mode, before pairing and connecting, the BT logo on the LCD indicates that no device is connected. To begin pairing, enable BT mode on your mobile phone.
  2. When the phone the car audio system, the “PYLE” name will be displayed.
  3. Choose “PYLE” from the device list to pair and connect with the car audio system. Upon confirming, the BT logo will stop flashing.
  4. When pairing is complete, the mobile phone audio will automatically transfer to the car audio system whenever a call is made or received, or when the mobile phone plays music.

Make a Call

  • To make a call, dial the call directly from the paired mobile phone.
  • To make a call with this Bluetooth hands-free system:
    1. When linking up the Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone to this Bluetooth hands-free system, press the button to access the dial telephone number mode, then press the “0~9”, *, and # buttons on the remote control to input the telephone number, and the entered number will be shown on the LCD.
    2. If a number has been incorrectly inputted, press the DEL button or button to delete it.    c) Press the button to make outgoing calls.

Redial Last Dialed Number

  • Press and hold the button on the control panel to redial the last dialed phone number.

Answer a Call

  • When the mobile phone is called, the incoming telephone number is displayed on the LCD.
  • To receive the call, press the button on the control panel.

Reject a Call
To reject the call, press the button on the control panel.

End a Call
To end an active call, press the button.

Switch Audio Between Car Audio and Mobile Phone
During a call, press the VOL knob/button to switch the audio source from the car audio system back to your mobile phone.

Adjust Talk Volume

  • During a call, use the VOL knob or VOL+ /VOL-    button to adjust the volume level.
  • Use the MUTE button to mute the sound.

Audio Streaming (A2DP)

  1. Press the /MODE button to enter BT mode and display media in the LCD.
  2. When a mobile device is paired, music played through that device will automatically be heard through the car audio system.
  3. Press the or button to play the next or previous on the mobile phone.
  4. Press the button to pause or resume music playback.

REMOTE CONTROL

Remove Insulating Sheet
The remote control comes with an insulating sheet attached to the underside of the remote control, as illustrated on the right. The remote control will not work until the insulating sheet is removed.Pyle PLMRB29B Marine Bluetooth Stereo Radio User Manual-fig 8

Replace Lithium Battery Cell

  1. When the lithium cell battery becomes weak, replace it as illustrated on the right.
  2. Press and hold the movable block in the direction indicated by arrow 1. At the same time, pull the cell holder out of the remote control in the direction indicated by arrow 2.
  3. Replace the old cell with a new one, making sure the (+) polarity is facing upward.
  4. Re-insert the cell holder into the remote control.

Warning

  • Cell leakage may cause damage to the remote control.
  • Do not throw cells into it as this may cause an explosion.
  • – Keep battery cells out of reach of children.

Remote Control Operation

Position the emitting window of the remote control toward the sensor window of the unit.

  • The operation angle for the front panel remote control reception is about 30 degrees.
  • The distance between the emitting window of the remote control and the sensor window of the unit should remain less than 5 meters.

Button Names and LocationsPyle PLMRB29B Marine Bluetooth Stereo Radio User Manual-fig 9

  1. (Power on/off) button
  2. VOL+/VOL-(volume increase/decrease) button
  3. Band button, (answer call) button
  4. button: Tune down, seek down; Track down, fast reverse
  5. SEL(selection) button
  6. button: Tune-up, seek up; Track up, fast forward
  7. Mute button, DEL(Delete) button
  8. CLK(clock setting) button, (end call) button
  9. button, preset station 1 button, keypad 1
  10. INT(intro) button, preset station 2 button, keypad 2
  11. RPT(repeat) button, preset station 3 button, keypad 3
  12. RDM (random), preset station 4 button, keypad 4
  13. -10(previous 10 tracks), preset station 5 button, keypad 5
  14. +10(next 10 tracks), preset station 6 button, keypad 6
  15. ST (stereo) button, keypad 7
  16. LOUD(loudness) button, keypad 8
  17. AMS (automatic music search) button, keypad 9
  18. MODE button, keypad
  19. EQ(Equalizer) button, keypad 0
  20. LOC (local)/DX button, keypad #

Note: When using the remote control for the first time, you must pull out the protective plastic tab from the battery compartment found on the back of the remote control.

SPECIFICATIONS

General

  • Chassis Dimensions………………………………………………………178(W) x 160(D) x 50(H) mm
  • Power Supply Requirement ………………………………………………………………………..DC 12V
  • Current Consumption ……………………………………………………………………………10A (max.)
  • Maximum Power Output …………………………………………………………………………….4 x 75W

Radio

FM

  • USA/ Europe Frequency Range………………………………..
    • 87.5 – 107.9 MHz (200KHz/Step)
    • 87.5 – 108.0 MHz(50KHz/Step)
  • Usable Sensitivity …………………………………………………………………………………….30 dBu
  • I.F. Frequency ………………………………………………………………………………………10.7 MHz

AM

  • USA/ Europe Frequency Range…………………………………….530 – 1710KHz (10KHz/Step)
  •                                                                                     522 – 1620 KHz (9KHz/Step)
  • Usable Sensitivity …………………………………………………………………………………….20 dBu
  • I.F. Frequency ………………………………………………………………………………………..450 KHz

USB/Card

  • Usable Audio Formats …………………………………………………………………………..MP3/WMA
  • Pre-amp Output ……………………………………………………………………………..Front and Rear
  • Frequency Response ………………………………………………………………………20 Hz – 20 KHz
  • S/N Ratio …………………………………………………………………………………………………….60dB

BT

  • BT Profile supports …………………………………………………………..A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
  • Range of frequency ……………………………………………………………………..2.4GHz spectrum

TROUBLESHOOTING

If you suspect something is wrong, immediately switch the power off. Do not use the unit in abnormal conditions, for example without sound, or with smoke or foul smell, which can cause fire or electric shock. Immediately stop using it and call the store where you purchased it. Never try to repair the unit by yourself because it is dangerous to do so.

General

  1. The car’s engine switch is not on.
    – Turn your car’s key to ACC or ON.
  2. The cable is not correctly connected.
    – Check the connection.
  3. The fuse is burnt.
    – Replace fuse.
  4.  Volume is in mute or minimum.
    – Check volume or mute on/off, and adjust volume to a desired level.
  5. Sound skips.
    – The installation angle is more than 30°. Adjust the installation angle to less than 30°.
  6. The operation keys do not work.
    The built-in microcomputer is not operating properly due to noise. Press the RESET button to restore the program to zero

Radio

  1. Much noise in broadcasts.
    – Station or signal is too weak. Select other stations of stronger signal level.
  2. The antenna cable is not connected.
    – Insert the antenna cable firmly into the antenna socket of this car radio. The present station is reset.
  3. The battery cable is not correctly connected. Connect the battery cable to the terminal that is always live.

USB/SD

USB or SD card is connecting but no sound

  • USB or SD card connection is not good. Take it out and insert it again.
  • USB or SD card is damaged or no music file inside. Change to another USB or SD card, or record music inside it.

FAQs about Pyle PLMRB29B Marine Bluetooth Stereo Radio

 

Is Bluetooth available on Pyle?

The Pyle Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a little IPX4 waterproof speaker that comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, a wireless microphone, and clear surround sound for both indoor and outdoor use.

Is there a Pyle app?

Seeing and feeling the results will make each workout more fun and provide you with the necessary drive. With the Pyle PHLSCBT2 Bluetooth Fitness Scale, you can set and meet objectives while discovering more about your body. The ‘Pyle Health’ app is compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones.

Pyle audio is made by who?

American corporation Pyle USA specializes in consumer electronics and audio equipment, which is mostly offered at big-box shops and online. Abe Brach is the business’s current president, and the corporation has its headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.

How much time does it take to charge a Pyle speaker?

These Pyle Bluetooth wireless speakers include an integrated 7.4V, 4400mAh rechargeable battery that takes around 5 hours to fully charge. They are completely portable.

What is Pyle radio’s Bluetooth PIN?

As soon as “PyleUSA” appears, connect to the mobile device by making sure its Bluetooth capability is activated and start searching. Passwords are not required for mobile device connections; however, if asked, enter “0000” to begin pairing.

Where are the goods created at Pyle?

We completely stand behind our goods and manufacture all we do here in the USA. Pyle Percussion is dedicated to offering the music industry the Best Quality, Greatest Value, and the Guarantee that every purchase will leave consumers completely satisfied.

Where is the headquarters of Pyle Audio?

The American city of Brooklyn is home to Pyle Audio’s headquarters.

Are speakers of Pyle any good?

For the price, it’s a fantastic offer. Good bass for the money, but it’s neither deep or hefty. Overall, great value and ease of usage. I really adore it! We purchased this for our weekend camping trips.

Pyle, is he a good receiver?

Our ability to adjust our audio settings remotely is made much more practical by the FM antenna and remote control that are supplied. To sum up, we are impressed by the Pyle Bluetooth Home Audio Amplifier Receiver’s strength, adaptability, and user-friendly features. Our home theater and audio experience have been much improved by it.

Without a charger, how can a Pyle speaker be charged?

In an emergency, a power bank might come in handy for quickly charging your Bluetooth speaker while you’re out and about. Using a USB connection, attach the power bank to your speaker in order to utilize it. To get the most out of your power bank’s charging capabilities, ensure sure it is completely charged beforehand.

 

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