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95MHz or faster
available parallel port that supports ECP mode
free hard disk space
hard drive if you wish to store more MP3 files
of June 2000, this first edition of the RFXMP3.8 changer will operate on the
Windows NT format, however, you will not be able to print from the printer
through the shared port. If you are comfortable unplugging your RFXMP3.8
changer to plug back in your printer, Windows NT will work fine. Additionally,
the multi-media card icon will not show that a card is inserted in the down
loader. Per Rockford, they are working to fix this, so please check
rockfordfosgate.com for updates.
The RFXMP3.8 is not compatible with Apple
Head Unit Compatibility: Although
the RFXMP3.8 changer will work with RFX head units designated by the prefix
"RFX82" or "RFX83", this unit is not compatible with the
RFX8340 or RFX8350. Any compatible RFX head unit will control all of the
changer's functions, including direct track access (from the head unit's
remote), direct card access (from the head unit's remote), track repeat, and
unit can play MP3 files that have been recorded with fixed bit rate (8-160 kbps)
or variable bit rate compression.
You can record using multiple bit rates on the same card.
Playback: Because this changer has no moving parts, playback will always be
Size: The changer's compact size gives it great mounting flexibility.
Since the changer is extremely small, it can be
mounted in the glove compartment, under the dash (using the supplied mounting
brackets), or even in some center consoles. Additionally, this unit can be
mounted at any angle.
Multi-Media Card: Additional
multi-media cards are available at most computer supply stores. The multi-media
cards are 0.947" wide, 1.262" long, and 0.055" thick.
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) music "files" are downloaded from the
Internet (or "ripped" from your own CDs) and then stored in your
computer. Using the supplied software and down loader, you can transfer these
music files to tiny multi-media cards (about the size of a postage stamp). The
RFXMP3.8 holds up to 8 individual multi-media cards.
The male DB25 connector should be plugged into the parallel port of your
computer. The male PS/2 connector should be plugged into the mouse port of your
computer and your mouse should be plugged into the down loader's female PS/2
connector. If you have a printer, connect the printer plug to the down
loader's female DB25 connector.
W=1.664", H=2.969", D=3.807"