Usage and care of your AVE device
All persons who:
- have a history of epilepsy, photic epilepsy or any seizure disorder,
- suffer from any mental disorder or psychiatric illness,
- are currently using any drugs (prescription or recreational),
- are under the influence of alcohol,
- have had any head injuries,
- have ever had a seizure of any kind,
should not use the DAVID Delight unless under the supervision of a health care provider qualified in the safe detection of seizures.
NOTICE TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
It is the responsibility of the health care provider to complete a proper intake addressing these concerns mentioned above. Mind Alive Inc., its employees, suppliers and distributors are exempt from any liability in damages resulting from a seizure or psychiatric condition that may occur from prescribing this device.
CLINICAL RESEARCH SHOWS THAT THE DAVID DELIGHT IS EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING COGNITIVE DECLINE, ADD, SAD, DEPRESSED MOOD, INSOMNIA AND ANXIETY.
The DAVID Delight is a non-invasive tool. All resulting effects are produced in the brain solely by audio and visual stimulation.
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the express written consent of Mind Alive Inc.
Tru-Vu Omniscreen Eyesets protected under U.S. Patent 5,709,645
Mind Alive Inc.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Version 2, Revision 8
TABLE OF CONTENTS
NOTICE TO HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS INSIDE FRONT COVER
COMPONENT LIST 2
ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES 2
SESSION CONTROLS 3
TONE SELECTION 3
HEARTBEAT SELECTION 3
SAVING PREFERENCES 3
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 4
TURN ON/TURN OFF 5
BATTERY LEVEL 5
SELECTING A SESSION 5
QUICK START 6
ICON DESCRIPTIONS 7
DELIGHT SESSIONS 8
SOUND SYNC SESSIONS 9
TONES AND HEARTBEAT 9
WARRANTY AND CARE 11
RETURNING FOR REPAIRS 11
FOR UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS 12
CARE AND MAINTENANCE 12
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY 12
TROUBLESHOOTING INSIDE BACK COVER
You have purchased the most innovative, high quality Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE) device available on the market today. The DAVID Delight integrates the necessary principles of audio/visual stimulation to safely and effectively guide the user into desired states of consciousness and maximum brain functioning. We are confident you will find using the DAVID Delight not only an enjoyable, relaxing experience, but also beneficial as you explore heightened states of consciousness and personal awareness.
The DAVID Delight is non-invasive and no electrical current is passed through to the user. All resulting effects are produced in the brain solely by audio-visual stimuli. The portability of the DAVID Delight lends itself to easy travel (airport X-ray machines will not harm the DAVID Delight).
In order to obtain the maximum enjoyment and benefits from your DAVID Delight, please read this operator’s manual and the companion DAVID AVE User Guide thoroughly. Go online to view user guide:
- DAVID Delight – Serial Number ___________________________________________
- Tru-Vu Omniscreen Eyeset (white), Eyeset Cord and Carry Case
- Stereo Patch Cord
- Carry Bag
- 9-Volt Alkaline Battery
- 9-Volt DC Power Adapter
- Operator’s Manual, DAVID AVE User Guide insert, and Quick Start Guide
- Tru-Vu Omniscreen Multi-Color Eyeset
- Tru-Vu Omniscreen White Viewhole Eyesets – For eyes open use
- Extra User Package
- DAVID Session Editor
If you would like more information about our products and research on AVE and CES, visit our website at www.mindalive.com. If you require additional assistance, please call us toll free at 1-800-661-MIND(6463). Outside Canada and the U.S., please call (780)465-6463.
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The volume, intensity, and power buttons are raised to help you find them easily with eyes closed.
The volume level affects both tones and the heartbeat together. There are 30 volume levels. To adjust the volume, press and release or press and hold the VOL or buttons. The graph will display the volume level. The volume
cannot be adjusted during Soft Off™.
The intensity level affects the brightness of the lights in the eyeset. There are 15 eyeset intensity levels. To adjust the intensity, press and release or press and hold the INT or buttons. The graph will display the
intensity level. The intensity cannot be adjusted during Soft Off™.
There are three (3) different tone options available in the Delight: Pulse Tones, Binaural Beats, and Stereo Monaural Beats. Tones may also be turned off. All sessions start with pulse tones. Press and release the tone button ( ) to cycle through the tone options.
All sessions start with the heartbeat on. The heartbeat can be used to help modulate breathing for improved HRV (for more information on HRV go to: https://mindalive.com/hrv/). To turn the heartbeat on/off, press and hold the tone button ( ).
You can save your preferred volume, intensity, tone, and heartbeat settings for each session. Adjust the volume, intensity, and tone settings then press and hold the active session group button. The session group icons will blink. You may continue the session or end it immediately and the Delight will save your preferred settings and use them the next time you run that session.
The headphones connect to the headphone output jack ( ). When using an Extra User Package (sold separately), connect the 3.5mm splitter cable to the Delight and connect each set of headphones to the splitter cable. Please ensure that you have the side marked “L” on your left ear and the side marked “R” on your right ear. It is recommended that you disconnect the headphones from the unit before storing or travelling to prevent accidental damage to the jack.
The Tru-Vu Omniscreen, Tru-Vu Omniscreen Viewhole, or Tru-Vu Omniscreen Multi-Color Eyeset connect to the eyeset output jack ( ) with the included 2.5mm patch cord. Connect one end to the Delight and the other to the jack located on the lower left of the glasses. When using an Extra User Package (sold separately), connect the 2.5mm splitter cable to the Delight and connect each eyeset to the splitter cable. It is recommended that you disconnect the eyeset cable from the device and from the eyeset before storing or travelling to prevent accidental damage to the jacks.
An external audio source (such as an MP3 or CD player) can be connected to the Delight so that music or other audio can be listened to while running a session. Plug the stereo patch cord into the headphone output of the audio device and the audio input jack ( ) of the Delight.
Note: start the Delight and select a session before playing audio unless you would like to run a Sound Sync Session (see page 9).
The Delight can be powered with a 9-volt alkaline or rechargeable battery, or with the 9-volt adapter provided. To install the battery, slide the cover off of the battery compartment on the back of the unit. Insert a 9-volt battery as indicated on the diagram in the battery compartment. Slide the cover back into place. An alkaline 9-volt battery will provide approximately seven (7) hours of operation.
To use the 9-volt adapter, connect the adapter to the 9-volt jack ( ) on the side of the unit. The 9-volt DC power adapter uses a 1.3mm center-positive plug. No battery power is used when plugged into an adapter.
TURN ON/TURN OFF
Press and hold the power button ( ) until the power LED turns on. The graph (between the VOL and INT controls) will display the battery level when you first turn on the unit (see Battery Level). If no session is selected within two (2) minutes, the Delight will turn off.
At the end of a session, the lights and sound will fade out (Soft Off™) and the Delight will automatically turn off. To end a session early, press and release the power button ( ) to initiate a short Soft Off™ (30 seconds).
To turn off the Delight at any time, press and hold the power button ( ) until the unit turns off. This may take up to three (3) seconds if a session is running.
The battery level is displayed on the graph for a couple of seconds when the Delight is first turned on. The battery level is also monitored and displayed periodically while the session is running.
When the battery level is getting low, the graph will display two (2) blinking bars. It is recommended that you replace the battery before running a session if this warning is displayed.
When the battery level is critically low, the graph will display a single (1) blinking bar. If this warning is displayed when you turn the unit on, replace the battery. If this warning occurs during a session, the session will end early and the battery indicator will continue to blink for a short period of time. The battery must be replaced before the unit can be used again.
SELECTING A SESSION
The Delight has five (5) session category buttons ( , , , , ). Each button offers two (2) session options. Session 1 is indicated by the steady session LED. Session 2 is indicated by the blinking session LED.
To select a session, press the session button. The session LED will turn on. To select the alternate session, press the session button a second time within five (5) seconds. Press a different Session button to change the current selection.
The selected session will start after a five (5) second delay.
Each session button
remembers which option was played last. If you ran Energize 2, the next time you select Energize, the LED will blink for Energize 2.
Find a comfortable spot
Sessions are an average of 30 minutes. Find a place where you won’t be disturbed. Dark, quiet places are better.
Drink a glass of water at least 15 minutes before your session. Staying hydrated will help to prevent headaches or feeling groggy.
Insert the 9V battery according to the diagram inside the battery compartment. Or connect the 9V adapter to the jack
Plug in the eyeset
One end of the eyeset cable connects to the jack on the left side of the glasses, the other to the jack on the unit.
Plug in the headphones
Connect the headphone plug to the jack on the unit. Please ensure that you have the side marked “L” on your left ear and the side marked “R” on your right ear.
Turn on the Delight
Push and hold until the power light comes on.
All the session LEDs are dimly lit before a session is selected, so that they can be easily seen in the dark.
Select a session
Press a session button to start that session. Press it again to select the alternate session. See the session list for details (page 7).
Relax and enjoy
The session will begin in 5 seconds. Put on the headphones and eyeset. Close your eyes and relax.
Turn the Delight on/off
Initiate manual Soft Off™
Cycle through the available tones
Turn the heartbeat on/off
|Increase or decrease the loudness of the tones and|
Increase or decrease the brightness of the eyeset lights
9-Volt DC Power Adapter
Audio Input (3.5mm, stereo)
Tru-Vu Omniscreen Eyeset
Icon Session Group (see page 7 for descriptions)
Session 1 – Steady light Session 2 – Blinking light
Energize 1 – Energizer (20 min) (Steady Light)
Energize 2 – Super Energizer (18 min) (Blinking)
The Energize sessions are a great way to get going in the morning. Use them as a caffeine-free burst of energy.
Meditate 1 – Healthy Alpha Relaxer (30 min)
Meditate 2 – Schumann Resonance (40 min)
The Meditate sessions are a great way to relax and easily reach meditative states. Healthy Alpha Relaxer will help to produce healthy alpha waves. Schumann Resonance can be used for deeper meditation.
Brain Booster 1 – SMR/Beta (24 min)
Brain Booster 2 – Alpha to SMR/Beta (30 min)
The Brain Booster sessions are used to improve concentration and memory. SMR/Beta is great for students and seniors. Alpha to SMR/Beta is more stimulating and particularly effective for teens and adults with ADD/ADHD.
Sleep 1 – Paradise (45 min)
Sleep 2 – Serenity (40 min)
The Sleep sessions help guide you from restless wakefulness into sleep. Paradise is for those with busy minds and tense bodies and helps to lower anxiety and reduce tension. Serenity is most effective for busy minds and relaxed bodies. Start with Paradise first and move to Serenity as needed.
Feeling Better 1 – Mood Booster (30 min)
Feeling Better 2 – Meditation with Mood Booster (42 min)
The Feeling Better sessions settle down negative thoughts while boosting happiness. Mood Booster is best used in the morning, but may be used at any time. Meditation with Mood Booster has a relaxing introduction to calm generalized anxiety.
Sound sync sessions use randomization. The left and right frequencies will vary slightly from the target rate to create a lucid mind-state.
SOUND SYNC SESSIONS
The Delight has the ability to use sound to run a special session for relaxation and lucid dreaming effects. To start a sound sync session, connect your audio device (e.g. CD or MP3 player) to the audio in jack ( ) with the 3.5mm stereo patch cord provided.
Turn on the Delight, but do not select a session. Start the playback on the audio device. After a short period (about 10 seconds) the Delight will detect the audio
and enter sound sync mode. The graph will activate to indicate there is audio present and the session LEDs will flicker. Press a session button to begin the session.
A sound sync session will last for as long as audio is playing. Once the audio ends,
the session will Soft Off™. If audio is detected again during the Soft Off™, the lights will fade back up and the session will continue.
Session Target Frequencies
Left Stim 14Hz, Right Stim 20Hz
Left Stim 10Hz, Right Stim 19.5Hz
TONES AND HEARTBEAT
Tones and heartbeat may be turned on during any sound sync session. To turn on tones, press and release the tone button ( ). The tones will cycle through the available tone options (see page 3). To turn on the heartbeat, press and hold the tone button ( ). Press and hold the tone button ( ) again to turn the heartbeat off.
If you are an epileptic, photic epileptic or have any history of seizures: We recommend that all persons who have a history of epilepsy, photic epilepsy or have ever had a seizure of any kind not use the DAVID Delight unless under the supervision of a health care professional who is qualified in the safe detection of seizures.
If you have had a brain injury or suffer from any mental disorder or psychiatric illness: We recommend that people who have had a brain injury or have a history of psychiatric illness or mental disorders not use the DAVID Delight unless under the supervision of a qualified health care professional. If you are taking drugs or using alcohol: We recommend that people currently using drugs and/or excessive alcohol consumption not use the DAVID Delight unless under the supervision of a qualified health care professional.
If you are a first-time DAVID Delight user: We advise that you always remain seated or reclined while using the DAVID Delight. We also suggest that new users begin sessions with low brightness in the eyeset. If at any time during a session, you begin to feel vertigo, nausea, euphoria, “déjà-vu”, or a sense of mental instability, lower the intensity of the eyeset and lower the volume of the tones or discontinue the session.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO COMPLETE A PROPER INTAKE, ADDRESSING THE CONCERNS MENTIONED ABOVE. MIND ALIVE INC., ITS EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS ARE EXEMPT FROM ANY LIABILITY IN DAMAGES RESULTING FROM A SEIZURE OR PSYCHIATRIC CONDITION THAT MAY OCCUR FROM USING THIS DEVICE.
Traumatic Childhood Experiences – The DAVID Delight can cause the release of suppressed memories. If traumatic memories surface during or after a session, be certain to seek appropriate support.
Somnatic Shock – If abruptly returning to a normal conscious state, a mild case of somnatic shock can result, leaving the user feeling disoriented, nauseous, or experiencing a mild headache. All preset sessions in the DAVID Delight are programmed to end with the lights fading out (Soft Off™) to avoid somnatic shock.
Orthostatic Hypotension – Occasionally when a person becomes very relaxed during a session, his/her blood pressure may fall significantly. We advise rising slowly after a session.
WARRANTY AND CARE
The DAVID Delight is warranted against defects in workmanship or materials for one year from date of original purchase, on the terms stated herein. Should this unit become inoperative within the one-year period, it will be repaired or replaced at our option, without charge. Any postage, insurance and shipping costs incurred in returning the DAVID Delight for service are the responsibility of the customer.
This warranty does NOT cover:
- shipping damage
- damage caused by accidents or by other than normal use
- improper battery installation
- physical damage to cords for headphones and Omniscreen™ eyeset
- damage caused by exposure to excessive static electricity
- damage caused by any unauthorized person tampering with the DAVID Delight.
RETURNING FOR REPAIRS
Should your DAVID Delight require repairs, please contact us via email (email@example.com) or phone to obtain a warranty/repair authorization number and important shipping instructions.
When returning your device for repair, be sure to surround the DAVID Delight with at least one inch of tight packing on all sides in a strong carton. Neither Mind Alive Inc., nor courier companies will pay for damage incurred by poorly packaged goods. Label the carton “FRAGILE, HANDLE WITH CARE.” Include a copy of your sales receipt, a brief written description of the problem and a daytime contact number. All postage, insurance and shipping costs incurred in returning the DAVID Delight for service are the responsibility of the customer.
WARRANTY AND CARE
FOR UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
Failure to receive proper instructions about completing customs and shipping documents may result in additional brokerage and duties charges to the customer. Some courier companies do not include brokerage fees in their quoted charges. The customer is responsible for any and all charges. Equipment will not be returned to the customer until these charges have been paid. Indicate on ALL shipping documents “RETURN TO COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR REPAIRS UNDER WARRANTY”.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Use a soft, slightly moistened cloth (use water or mild detergent) to clean the DAVID Delight. Do not clean with any solvents. Do not subject the DAVID Delight to static electricity. Do not place the DAVID Delight near heat sources such as radiators, air ducts, or in direct sunlight. Should any liquid enter the DAVID Delight, turn it off immediately. If liquid does enter the electronics, we advise that the DAVID Delight be checked by authorized personnel before commencing operation.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Mind Alive Inc., its employees, its authorized dealers and distributors shall not be held liable for any claim, demand, action, cause of action, liability or damages arising out of any injuries resulting from malfunction or defect of the DAVID Delight whether willful or negligent either to person or damage to property of the purchaser, employees of the purchaser, persons designated by the purchaser for training in the use of the DAVID Delight, clients or patients of the purchaser, any other person, designated by the purchaser for any purpose, prior to or subsequent to acceptance, delivery, installation and use of the DAVID Delight either at the premises of Mind Alive Inc. or the premises of its dealers or distributors or the purchaser’s premises.
The purchaser, employees of the purchaser, clients or patients of the purchaser or any other person designated by the purchaser for any purpose, hereby undertake to waive and disclaim any action in respect of the aforesaid terms as above.
|Graph blinks a single bar,||Replace the battery or use a 9-volt DC power|
|then the Delight turns off||adapter|
|Delight does not turn on||Replace the battery or use a 9-volt DC power|
|Lights in eyeset are||Ensure the eyeset cable is fully plugged into|
|active on the left side||the glasses and theeyeset jack|
|Tones and/or heartbeat||Ensure the headphone is fully plugged into the|
|sounds are audible on||headset jack|
|the left side only|
|No sound from external||Ensure the 3.5mm patch cord is fully plugged|
|audio device||into the headphone output of the audio device|
|and the||jack of the Delight|
|Check the volume level of the audio device|
|Delight will not enter||Ensure the 3.5mm patch cord is fully plugged|
|Sound Sync mode||into the headphone output of the audio device|
|and the||jack of the Delight unit.|
|Check that the audio device is playing and|
|adjust the volume level (audio should be|
|present in the headphones when they are|
|plugged into the Delight)|
|Download is not||Ensure the 3.5mm patch cord is fully plugged|
|recognized||into the download source and the jack of|
|the Delight unit.|
|Adjust the source volume to a moderate|
|listening level (audio should be present in the|
|headphones plugged into the Delight).|
|Session starts with no||Adjust the intensity and/or volume level|
|lights and/or sounds||Re-save preferences (see page 3)|