Controls and Connections
HD Radio Overview: HD Radio is digital FM and AM
broadcasting, allowing you to enjoy your same favorite FM and AM stations with
digital sound quality. FM stations offer near CD-quality sound and AM stations
sound like today's analog FM stations. Because the transmission is digital,
multi-path distortion (a common problem with analog radio, receiving signal
reflections slightly later than the direct signal) is eliminated. Stations broadcasting HD radio can also
pass along text information, such as artist name, song title, weather, traffic, etc.
Another benefit of FM HD radio is a station's ability to multicast, broadcast
multiple programs (up to seven) using their existing frequency. The display shows multicast
stations with the frequency followed by the multicast number, 107.1-1, 107.1-2,
Note: Unlike satellite radio there is
no subscription needed to listen to HD radio. Check out HDRadio.com to find
your local HD radio broadcasters.
Tuner: The Sangean HDR-1 HD radio has a highly sensitive AM/FM
Hybrid and Full digital tuner. It can pull in weak
FM stations while its high selectivity allows it to separate closely-spaced
stations clearly. The tuning knob makes it easy to manually tune to your
favorite stations. The supplied remote control allows you tune manually as well
as tune through seek functions and stored presets. The radio uses an attached
telescopic aerial FM antenna and a detachable AM antenna loop. The unit's
frequency range coverage is as follows:
- FM and HD FM: 87.50 - 108MH
- AM and HD AM: 520 - 1720 kHz
Presets: The HD radio
features 20 total station presets for your favorite AM and FM stations, including
primary and multicast HD stations. You can select 10 presets each from the AM
and FM band. Once you set
the preset stations, you can quickly tune the preset stations by selecting the
numeric keys on the remote.
Auto Tuning System: The Auto Tuning
function will seek and save all the available stations with good reception
within the full FM and Am bands into the ATS table. The ATS table can save a
maximum of 100 station in each band.
FM RBDS: Not only does the HDR-1 display
HD broadcast information it also features FM RBDS with Program Type, Program
Station, and Radio Text information.
Antennas: The unit is
equipped with an attached FM telescopic aerial and a detachable AM loop antenna
that uses a 3.5mm input.
Cabinet: The HD-R1 features an
acoustically tuned wooden cabinet creating improved bass response and realistic
acoustic reproduction of your HD FM and AM channels.
Speakers and Amplifier: The HD-R1 features
a pair of 2.48" loud speakers that are powered by a 5 watts x 2 channel
amplifier for quality stereo imaging of your favorite music.
Music and News Mode: The unit features a
Music and New mode switch on the back of the unit which allows you to select the
speaker output depending on whether you are listening to music or a news
Equalizer: The HDR-1 features an equalizer
setting that allows you to choose from the following preset EQs - Flat, Classic,
Rock, Jazz or Pop. This feature is only available when the switch on the rear of
the unit is selected to Music mode.
Bass and Treble: If you choose to you can
set the Bass and Treble settings independently through the equalizer. This
feature is only available in Music mode.
Display: The unit's large
easy-to-read backlit LCD display clearly shows the station frequency, preset number, HD
radio text information, clock, and alarm/sleep status.
The display dimensions are 3" wide
0.75" high. You can select the brightness level of the display between 0 to
Built-In Clock: The HD-R1 features a
built-in clock that can manually or automatically adjusted. The clock can be set
to a 12 hour or 24 hour more.
Dual Alarms: The radio features
two independent wake-up alarms, each of which can be set to music (tuner or aux
in) or tone. The music alarm will sound for 60 minutes until you press the Power
button to switch the alarm off. The beep alarm will sound for 30 minutes until
you turn the alarm off. You can set the timers to a Daily, Weekdays, Weekends or
Note: If you select the alarm timer
via the Aux In, you must have the audio source turned on.
Humane Wake System: When the alarm is set
to the beep mode the alarm beep will increase in volume for 1 minute followed by
1 minute of silence before repeating the cycle. The radio will repeat the cycle
for 30 minutes until turned off.
Snooze Function: You can press any button
on the radio except for the Power button while the alarm is sounding to activate
the Snooze function. The Snooze function will silence the alarm for 5 minutes.
You can repeat this function for the duration of the alarm.
Sleep Timer: You can set the
unit's sleep timer to play the radio for a preset amount of time, then turn itself off.
The sleep timer can be set from 10 to 120 minutes in 10 minute increments.
A 3.5mm mini-jack input (1/8") on the back of the radio allows you to play an external
source through the HDR-1 such as a portable MP3 player.
Headphone Output: There is 3.5mm mini-jack (1/8") headphone output on the back of the radio. When
headphones are plugged in the speakers are muted.
Remote Control: The HDR-1 comes supplied
with a full-function, credit card size IR wireless remote control.
Controls and Connections
Front Panel Controls: The following
controls are located on the front panel of the unit.
- Power and Control Knob: This rotary
knob acts as a power, tune and volume control for the HDR-1.
Rear Panel Controls: The following
controls are located on the rear panel of the unit.
- Music/News Switch: This switch allows
you to select between a mono or stereo broadcast depending on whether you
are listening to a music or news program.
Wireless Remote Control: The HDR-1 comes
supplied with an IR wireless remote control that offers the following functions.
- Power: turns unit On or Off
- Information: used to display
- ATS: auto tunes radio and displays
ATS data when available (also acts as setup key)
- Band: switches between AM and FM
- Mute: turns off sound output
- Number Keypad: 0-9 and 0/10 numbered
- EQ: selects between EQ modes - Flat,
Classic, Rock, Jazz, Pop, My Bass, My Treble
- Last Recall: recalls previous station
- HD Seek: searches for available HD AM
and HD FM stations
- Tune: used for manual and search
tuning of AM and FM stations
- Volume: increases and decrease volume
- Execution: executes certain functions
of the radio
Rear Panel Connections: All the HDR-1's
connections are located on the rear of the unit.
- External Ant: 3.5mm minijack
connection used for supplied AM loop antenna
- Aux In: 3.5mm minijack input for
connecting an external audio source
- Headphones: 3.5mm minijack output
used to connect your headphones