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Lexicon DC-1 Installation And Operation Instructions Manual

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MC-8

Installation and Operation Instructions

A Harman International Company

CONFIGURATION TOOL

DIGITAL CONTROLLERS AND RECEIVERS

 


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ii

SAFETY SUMMARY

The following general safety precautions must
be observed during all phases of operation,
service, and repair of this unit. Failure to
comply with these precautions or with specific
warnings elsewhere in these instructions
violates manufacturer safety standards and
intended use of this unit. Harman Specialty
Group assumes no liability for failure to comply
with these requirements.

GROUND THE INSTRUMENT

To minimize shock hazard, the component
chassis and cabinet must be connected to an
electrical ground. The component is
equipped with a three-conductor AC power
cord. The power cord must be connected to
either an approved three-contact electrical
outlet or a three-contact-to-two-contact
adapter with the grounding-wire (green)
firmly connected to an electrical ground
(safety ground) at the electrical outlet. The
power jack and mating plug of the power
cord meet International Electro-technical
Commission (IEC) safety standards.

DO NOT OPERATE IN AN 
EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERE

Do not operate the unit in the presence of
flammable gasses or fumes. Operation of any
electrical instrument in such an environment
constitutes a definite safety hazard.

KEEP AWAY FROM LIVE CIRCUITS

Operating personnel must not remove unit
covers. Qualified maintenance personnel must
make component replacements and internal
adjustments. Do not replace components with
the power cord connected. Under certain
conditions, dangerous voltages may exist even
with the power cord removed. To avoid
personal injuries, always disconnect power and
discharge circuits before touching them.

DO NOT SERVICE OR ADJUST 
ALONE

Do not attempt internal service or
adjustment unless another person capable of
rendering first-aid resuscitation is present.

DO NOT SUBSTITUTE PARTS OR 
MODIFY INSTRUMENT

Because of the danger of introducing additional
hazards, do not install substitute parts or
perform any unauthorized modification to the
unit.

DANGEROUS PROCEDURE 
WARNINGS

Warnings such as the example shown below
precede potentially dangerous procedures
throughout this document. Instructions
contained in warnings must be followed.
Dangerous voltages capable of causing death
are present in this unit. Use extreme caution
when handling, testing, or adjusting.

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE 

(ESD) PRECAUTIONS

• The following practices minimize 

possible damage to circuit boards 
resulting from electrostatic discharge or 
improper insertion.

• Keep circuit boards in their original 

packaging until ready for use.

• Avoid having plastic, vinyl, or Styrofoam 

in the work area.

• Wear the supplied anti-static wrist strap.

• Discharge personal static before 

handling circuit boards.

• Remove and insert circuit boards with care.

• When removing circuit boards, handle 

only by non-conductive surfaces. Never 
touch open-edge connectors except at a 
static-free workstation.

• Minimize handling of circuit boards.

• Handle each circuit board by its body.

• Do not slide circuit boards over any 

surface.

• Insert circuit boards with the proper 

orientation.

• Use static-shielded containers for 

handling and transporting circuit boards.

 


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3 Oak Park
Bedford, MA   01730-1413   USA
Tel

781-280-0300

Fax

781-280-0490

www.lexicon.com

Customer Service

Telephone:

781-280-0300

Sales Fax:

781-280-0495

Service Fax:

781-280-0499

Product Shipments

16 Progress Road
Billerica, MA   01821-5730   USA

Part No. 070-15860  | Rev 2 |  10/05

These service instructions are only intended for use by qualified personnel. Do not perform any servicing other than
that contained in these instructions unless qualified to do so. Refer to “Safety Summary” on page ii prior to performing
any service.

“Lexicon” and the Lexicon logo are registered trademarks of Harman International Industries. U.S. patent numbers and other worldwide
patents issued and pending.

Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

© 

2005 Harman International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved.

This document should not be construed as a commitment on the part of Harman International Industries, Inc. The information it contains is
subject to change without notice. Harman International Industries, Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors that may appear within this
document.

WARNING

 


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Introduction

Lexicon

iv

DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS

This document contains Configuration Tool installation and operating instructions for Lexicon Digital Controllers and Receivers. Refer to the
component’s designated User Guide for general safety, installation, and operation instructions. 

Unless otherwise specified, this document uses the term “component” to refer to the Lexicon Digital Controller or Receiver. 

The following symbols are used in the document:

Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition or the like that, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could result in injury
or death.

Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition or the like that, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could result in damage
or destruction to part or all of the unit.

Calls attention to information that is essential to highlight.

WARNING

CAUTION!

Note:

 


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Digital Controllers and Receivers

Configuration Tool Instructions

1

ABOUT THE CONFIGURATION TOOL

This configuration tool can be used to transfer a component config-
uration to a computer or to transfer a configuration stored on a
computer to a component. A stored configuration file serves as an
archive of user-defined settings. It can be emailed (for instance, to
Lexicon Customer Service, if troubleshooting issues arise). If the file
is saved in .txt format, it can also be printed.

Hardware and Software Requirements

The following items are needed to install and operate the
configuration tool:

* A USB-to-serial port adapter is required if the computer has only a USB
connector. It is not required if the computer has an RS-232 connector.
Refer to “Preserving User Settings” on page 3 for additional information.

The computer must meet ALL of the following requirements:

Windows® 95, 98, ME, 2000, or XP operating system

312kB of available hard drive space

RS-232 or USB connector*

The serial extension cable must meet the following requirements:

Straight-through male-to-female cable

DB-9 RS-232 connector (9-pin)

Making Connections

If the computer has only a USB connector, a USB-to-serial port
adapter is required to make the connection to the component. It is
not required if the computer has an RS-232 connector.

Certain USB-to-serial port adapters have been reported to be
incompatible with the upgrade kit. For a current list of known-
compatible adapters, visit the knowledgebase area of the Lexicon
website at www.lexicon.com/kbase.

Figure 1: Serial port-to-serial port connections.

Wiring for a 9-pin-to-9-pin serial connection requires a male-to-female 
straight-through cable as shown in Figure 1 above.

Item Quantity

Lexicon Digital Controller or Receiver

1

PC (personal computer)

1

Serial extension cable

1

USB-to-serial port adapter

*

1

Installation software (downloaded from lexicon.com)

1

Component

Transmit Data   2

Receive Data   3

Ground   5

Computer

2  Receive Data
3 Transmit Data
5  Ground

9-pin D-shell (Male)

9-pin D-shell (Female)

Cable Ends

 


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Configuration Tool Instructions

Lexicon

2

Navigating The Windows Operating System

The configuration tool uses standard Windows operating system
navigation commands to install and operate the software. The
following descriptions are provided for reference:

Back

Returns to the previous window.

Cancel

Cancels the software installation. When clicked, the “Setup is

not complete” message displays in the “Install” window on the
computer monitor.

Cancels the configuration file transfer. When clicked, the

configuration file transfer is stopped and the file is not
transferred.

• Click 

Resume

 to return to the previous window and

continue with the software installation or file transfer.

• Click 

Exit Setup

 to cancel the software installation or file

transfer.

Exit

Closes the window on the computer monitor and cancels
the software installation or file transfer.

Installing the Configuration Tools Program

Before you can transfer file configurations, the Configuration Tools
software must be installed on your personal computer.

To install Configuration Tools on your computer:

1. Exit all computer programs.

2. Navigate to www.lexicon.com/downloads and select the

Configuration Tools download from the appropriate product

page. Use the Browse feature to save the file to the hard drive of
your computer.

3. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the file location where

you saved the downloaded file. Double-click the file to unzip the
contents, then double-click the .EXE file to start the setup menu.

4. The “Welcome” window displays on the computer desktop. Read

the enclosed notes. Then, click 

Next 

to continue.

5. The “Choose Destination Location” window displays. Click

Browse 

to select a hard drive location in which to install the

software. Then, click 

Next 

to continue.

If no location is selected, the software is installed in the default
location: 

C:\Program Files\ Harman\Configuration

.

6. The “Start Installation” window displays. Click 

Next 

to begin

copying the software to the selected hard drive location.

7. The “Installing” window displays, indicating the progress of the file

transfer.

8. The “Installation Complete” window displays.

Click 

F i n i s h

 

to complete the software

installation.

The 

Configuration

 

icon shown to the right

displays on the computer desktop.

 


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Digital Controllers and Receivers

Configuration Tool Instructions

3

Preserving User Settings

The Configuration Tool installation and configuration file transfer
processes will preserve user settings, except under the circum-
s t a n c e s   l i s t e d   b e l o w.   B e f o r e   i n s t a l l i n g   o r   o p e r a t i n g   t h e
Configuration Tools program, create an archive of user settings
using the Installation Worksheets found in the Appendix section of
the component’s user manual. This will expedite the reconfigu-
ration of the component in the event that user settings are not
preserved.

The installation and file transfer processes will preserve user
settings UNLESS:

The computer hard drive does not contain the 312kB of available
hard drive space required to load the Configuration Tool program.

A communication error occurs when files are sent to the
component or computer. Communication errors may occur if the
serial extension cable is disconnected, the component or the
computer is powered off, or the computer experiences a problem.

Note:

The Configuration Tool program is designed to preserve configuration file
transfers during serial communication failures. But, certain factors such as
cable type, cable length, and environmental conditions sometimes cause
communication failures. If this occurs, attempt the file transfer again. If
problems persist, contact Lexicon Customer Service at 781-280-0300 or
go to www.lexicon.com.

TRANSFERRING CONFIGURATION FILES

When installed, the configuration tool can be used to transfer the
current component configuration to a computer or to transfer a
configuration stored on a computer to a component.

Note:

It is recommended that the component not be used for normal
operation during file transfers.

Transfer current configuration to a computer:

1. Exit all computer programs.

2. Power off the component with the rear panel power switch.

3. Connect the male end of the serial extension cable to the RS-232

connector labeled 1 on the component rear panel.

4. Connect the female end of the serial extension cable to the

appropriate connector on the computer.

If this is a USB connector, a USB-to-serial port adapter is

required. Refer to “Making Connections” on page 1 for
additional information.

5. Power on the component with the rear panel power switch.

6. When the component completes its initialization sequence,

double-click the 

Configuration 

icon on the computer desktop.

The “Configuration” window displays. 

7. Press the “Get Config” button to transfer the current component

configuration to the computer.

8. The “Save As” window displays. Click 

Browse

  to  select  a  hard

drive location in which to save the configuration file, then select a
name for the configuration file.

 


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Configuration Tool Instructions

Lexicon

4

If no location or filename is selected, the configuration file is

saved in the default location: 

C:\Program Files\Harman\

Configuration\Data

 and under the default name:

MyConfig.txt

.

9. Click the “Save” button to continue.

The Config window indicates the amount of time remaining

the transfer process.

If the transfer process is successful:

When the configuration file transfer is complete, the message

“Retrieval of configuration was successful” displays on the
computer monitor.

Note:

The component is NOT finished transferring the configuration file
until this message is displayed. The component itself displays no
indication that the file transfer is complete.

If the transfer process is unsuccessful:

The message “Failed to communicate with. Please check

connections and try again.” will appear on the computer
monitor. If this occurs:

• Press the OK button to close the message. The Config

window will appear on the computer monitor containing
the message “Retrieval of configuration was unsuccessful”.

• Check the serial cable to ensure a good connection between

the component and the computer.

• Begin again with Step 7.

If problems persist, contact Lexicon Customer Service at

781-280-0300 or go to www.lexicon.com.

10. Press the Exit button to close the configuration tool.

Transfer stored configuration to component:

1. Power off the component with the rear panel power switch.

2. Connect the male end of the serial extension cable to the RS-232

connector labeled 1 on the component rear panel.

3. Connect the female end of the serial extension cable to the

appropriate connector on the computer.

If this is a USB connector, a USB-to-serial port adapter is

required. Refer to “Making Connections” on page 1 for
additional information.

4. Power on the component with the rear panel power switch.

5. When the component completes its initialization sequence,

double-click the 

Configuration 

icon on the computer desktop.

The “Configuration” window displays. 

6. Press the Browse button to select the configuration file to transfer

to the component. When the desired file is selected, press the
Open button to continue.

7. Press the “Send Config” button to transfer the selected

configuration files to the component. The Config window
indicates the amount of time remaining in the transfer process.

Note:

If an invalid filename is entered in Step 6 and sent in Step 7, the
message “(filename) not found. Please re-enter (filename)” will
appear on the computer monitor. If this occurs, return to Step 6
and repeat. 

 


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Digital Controllers and Receivers

Configuration Tool Instructions

5

If the transfer process is successful:

When the configuration file transfer is complete, the message

“Sending of configuration was successful” displays on the
computer monitor and the component will restart.

Note:

The component is NOT finished transferring the configuration file
until this message is displayed. 

If the transfer process is unsuccessful:

The message “Failed to communicate with. Please check

connections and try again.” will appear on the computer
monitor. If this occurs:

• Press the OK button to close the message. The Config

window will appear on the computer monitor containing
the message “Sending of configuration was unsuccessful”.

• Check the serial cable to ensure a good connection between

the component and the computer.

• Begin again with Step 7.

If problems persist, contact Lexicon Customer Service at

781-280-0300 or go to www.lexicon.com.

8. Press the Exit button to close the configuration tool.

To disconnect the serial extension cable:

1. Power off the component with the rear panel power switch.

2. Disconnect the serial extension cable from the component and the

computer.

3. Power on the component with the rear panel power switch.

 


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3 Oak Park, Bedford, MA, 01730-1413 USA | Telephone: 781-280-0300 | Fax: 781-280-0490 | www.lexicon.com

Customer Service: 

Telephone: 781-280-0300 | Sales Fax: 781-280-0495 | Service Fax: 781-280-0499

Product Shipments: 

16 Progress Road, Billerica, MA 01821-5730 USA

Part No. 070-15860 | Rev 2| 10/05