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First Setup

For the first setup you need a USB keyboard and mouse. 

Front Panel Functions

PureMedia Front View

Press short to power on and off. Both will take some time!*Press 5 seconds for emergency power off. This may corrupt your data!

Options within the Media Player application.

Fast Forward / Backward within the Media Player application.

Play / Pause, Stop

Front USB3 Terminal for backup media or other.

Up / Down navigation keys.

Enter / Confirm a selection or input.

Left / Right navigation keys.

Return / Escape


Rear Panel Connections

Rear Panel View

HDMI Outputs for connecting a display. A connected display is required for proper function!

WiFi Antenna, connect the included WiFi antenna.

USB3 Terminal for backup media or other.

USB2 Terminal for connecting USB-DAC.

Ethernet Terminal for the recommended wired network.

12V-DC power input for connecting the power supply.
SBooster offers a compatible power supply with some sound upgrades.



Never use any power supply not specified for use with the PureMedia! It may cause damage to the unit.



Connection Plan

Connection Plan


PureMedia HDMI
HDMI connection from PureMedia to a TV.

PureMedia LAN
LAN connection to a router to PureMedia.

USB Audio Connection
From PureMedia to e.g. PureDAC. B.M.C. PureUSB1 cable is recommended.

Analog XLR Connection
From PureDAC output to PureAmp XLR1 input. B.M.C. MonoC or MonoS cables recommended.

B.M.C. Link
If PureAmp is used together with a B.M.C. DAC this optical Toslink connection is strongly recommended! The B.M.C. Link switch on the PureDAC must be on.

AC Power Connections
Connect all components of your system to the AC power supply..

Speaker Connection
Connect a speaker here. If connecting B.M.C.'s PureVox SpeakON connectors can be used on both sides.


PureMedia Start Screen


PureMedia contains 2 separate user interface levels:
1. Is the media center
2. Is the desktop with all other functions and settings.

The first screen you will see is the media center, but for the first setup you have to "Exit" the media center and go to the desktop. The exit might be VERY slow if you should have no working network connection.



Setup Network

Setup Helper

Start the "Setup Helper"



  The first step will be the Network settings you may enter.

The PureMedia by default has automatic network setup. Provided a functional LAN cable is connected PureMedia will negotiate a setup with your router automatically. The resulting IP address is diplayed on the home screen and needed for setting up the remote applications.

PureMedia is also a file server and therefore it is strongly recommended you use a wired LAN network to the home router. Wireless LAN is good for all remote control functions but slow and unreliable for large file transfers.
The default setting assumes a connected LAN cable and uses automatic settings.

We also recommend using a fixed IP for the PureMedia, so that every device connecting to PureMedia will work reliably always using the same IP address. Not every route will assign a fixed IP to each connected device, which would cause malfunction. Do this setting only if you are familiar with terms like IP-number, netmask, gateway and DNS server.
It is best to check your router IP first. A standard IP-V4 number looks like this: The first three blocks with three digits normally never change inside a home network. The last block must be unique for each device (just like telephone numbers). Often a leading zero is not displayed. The above example is a very common router default.

Assuming the router IP is as above, a valid example set for a fixed PureMedia IP would look like:
IP-Number: - Take care "2" is not used by any other device.
Netmask: - Means no difference is accepted on the first 3 digit blocks and 254 different addresses on the fourth block.
Gateway: - Normally the router IP
DNS: - Router provided DNS service. Sometimes this is an IP from the provider.


Wireless Access Point

  The next step in setup is the "WiFi Access Point", you can just enter in case you set up a fixed network IP address.

PureMedia offers the function of a wireless access point. This is very useful for having a good WiFi signal quality and connectivity to the PureMedia. The access point routes website requests automatically to the router and delivers perfect internet connectivity.
Using the access point requires a PureMedia setup with a fixed IP. See the "Setup Network" chapter.
The wizard guides you through the simple procedure. If you want the access point the wizard will propose an IP number for it. Normally there should be no reason to change the IP.
All IP numbers are displayed on the desktop.

When using remote control apps on smartphones and tablets, or a remote desktop via WiFi, it is recommended you use the PureMedia access point.


Music Player Default Output

Music Player Settings
Enter the "Music Default Output" step in the setup procedure.

PureMedia's music player works separately from the media center for the purest audiophile experience. By default PureMedia is prepared for use with a USB-DAC. Using a USB-DAC like the PureDAC or UltraDAC opens the full range of audiophile music playback.
The first step is setting the music player default output. Open the wizard and select which outputs to activate. This is just the default. Inside the music player software you can activate other outputs at any time. If you use a USB-DAC it is recommended you activate just the USB output. DSD and DXD are available via USB only.
Note the music player with USB output will not play without a connected USB-DAC.

PureDAC or UltraDAC must show a resolution display when the USB input is active. If it doesn't just power-off / power-on the DAC.


DSD Settings

DSD Settings

Enter the "DSD Settings" for selecting the best DSD handling for your DAC.

PureMedia supports native DSD (Direct Stream Digital) playback with a compatible DAC. PureDAC and UltraDAC are recommended for best results.
Open the wizard and set your option.
If you choose no DSD support any DSD track will be converted to PCM for compatibility.
The most popular is DoP (DSD over PCM) which is sometimes mistaken for a conversion. DoP is a clever transportation protocol within the USB2-Audio protocol for reliable function. The DSD data never gets altered in any way and the DAC receives pure DSD data.
B.M.C.'s PureDAC and UltraDAC must be set to DoP for native DSD playback.


Language Setting



Enter the "Language Setting" for changing the language.

PureMedia has several languages available for the desktop as well as the media center. Both have to be set separately.
Just start the wizard and choose your preferred desktop language from the list. After restarting PureMedia your desktop language setting has been applied.


Set Time Zone

TimezoneEnter the "Time zone" setting to adjust your timezone.

Use this wizard to choose the time zone you are living in. PureMedia will retrieve the right time and date from the internet automatically according to your time zone setting. Just start the wizard and select your location.
You will be asked for a password which is "puremedia".


You are now done!
Enjoy your media with PureMedia!

B.M.C. Audio