Cary Audio Design CD 306 SACD Owner`s manual

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OWNER’S MANUAL
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CD 306 SACD
Super Audio CD Player
NOTE: Before installing your new component, please read this manual carefully
as it will inform you of the product specifications, proper installation and correct
operating procedures for your unit. Also included in this manual are guidelines
on how to service and care for your new Cary Audio Design product.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Safety Instructions ........................................................... 2
Welcome
Product Overview .................................................................................... 5
Unpacking and Installation ....................................................................... 5
Specifications....................................................................................... 6
Controls & Displays
Front Panel .............................................................................................. 8
Rear Panel .............................................................................................. 10
Remote Control....................................................................................... 12
Playback
Normal Playback ....................................................................................
Starting Playback ...................................................................................
Stopping Playback ..................................................................................
Various Playback Functions .....................................................................
Using the CD 306 as a Digital to Analog (D/A) Converter .........................
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Service and Care
Care and Cleaning ................................................................................. 19
Factory Service ...................................................................................... 19
Non-Warranty Repairs ............................................................................ 19
United States Limited Warranty ....................................................... 20
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. The lightning
flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of un-insulated
dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover. There are no user serviceable parts inside.
Please refer to qualified personnel for service.
ALERT: The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user of the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the component.
1.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS: All the safety and operating instructions of your Cary Audio equipment should be read
before power is applied to the equipment.
2.
RETAIN OWNER'S MANUAL: These safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3.
HEED WARNING: All warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS: All operating and use instructions should be followed.
5.
CLEANING: Unplug the unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. The unit should be cleaned only as recommended
by the manufacturer.
6.
ATTACHMENTS: Do not use attachments not recommended by the unit manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
7.
WATER AND MOISTURE: Do not use the unit near water - for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink,
or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool.
8.
ACCESSORIES: Do not place the unit on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The unit may fall,
causing serious injury to a child, an adult, or damage to the unit. Mounting of the unit should follow the
manufacturer's instructions and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
9.
VENTILATION: Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the
unit and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The top or bottom panel
openings should never be blocked by placing the unit on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. The unit should
not be installed in a built-in location such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided. There should
be free space of at least 6 inches (16cm) above the unit and an opening behind the unit.
10. GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION: The unit may be equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a
plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you cannot insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should fail to fit, contact
a licensed electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
11. POWER SOURCES: The unit should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of power supplied to your home, consult your unit dealer or local power
company.
12. POWER CORD PROTECTION: Power supply cords should be routed so that they are unlikely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed on or against them. Pay close attention to cords where they enter a plug, or a convenience
receptacle, and the point where they exit from the unit.
13. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING: If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the unit, be sure the
antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, NSI/NFPA 70, provides information regarding proper grounding of the
mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an Antenna-discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
14. LIGHTNING: For added protection for the unit during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused
for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent
damage to the unit due to lightning and power line surges.
15. POWER LINES: An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, take extreme care to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be
fatal.
16. OVERLOADING: Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
17. OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY: Never push objects of any kind into the unit through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind
on the unit.
18. SERVICING: Do not attempt to service the unit yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
19. REPLACEMENT PARTS: When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized
substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
20. SAFETY CHECK: Upon completion of any service or repairs to the unit, ask the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the unit is in proper operating condition.
21. WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING: The unit should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the
manufacturer.
22. HEAT: The unit should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other units
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
23. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Before connecting a new component such as the DVD 7 to your audio or home
theater system it is always good practice to make certain that all components are turned off, and preferably
unplugged from their AC power source. Many modern electronics products feature automatic turn-on circuits that
may be activated during an installation, causing the potential for damage to electronic components and/or speakers.
Such damage is not covered by product warranties and Cary Audio specifically disclaims responsibility for any such
damage.
Power Cord: The removable power cord that is shipped with the player is specifically designed to be used with this
product. Other AC cords may be used, so consult your dealer for advice on AC power cords and high quality wire in
your system.
AC Fuse: The fuse is located inside the chassis and is not user serviceable. If power does not
come on, contact your authorized service representative.
Wiring: Cables that run inside of walls should have the appropriate markings to indicate compliance with, and listing
by the UL, CSA or other standards required by the UL, CSA, NEC or your local building code. Questions about cables
inside of walls should be referred to a qualified custom installer, or a licensed electrician or low-voltage contractor.
Do Not Open the Cabinet: There are no user serviceable components inside this product. Opening the cabinet
may present a shock hazard, and any modification to the product will void your warranty. If water or any metal
object, such as a paper clip, coin, or staple accidentally falls inside the unit, disconnect it from the AC power source
immediately and contact Cary Audio for further instructions.
24. RECORDING COPYRIGHT: Recording of copyrighted material for other than personal use is illegal without
permission of the copyright holder.
25. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to
article 820-40 of the NEC, ANSI/NFPA 70, which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies
that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry
as practical.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
26. FCC INFORMATION FOR USER:
CAUTION: ANY changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from where the receiver is connected.
27. OUTDOOR ANTENNA INSTALLATION/SAFE ANTENNA AND CABLE
CONNECTION: If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to
the equipment, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to
provide protection against built up static charges and voltage surges,
Section 810 of the national Electrical Code, ANSI/NFP A70 (in Canada,
part 1 of the Canadian Electrical Code) provides information with respect
to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of
the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Keep Antenna Clear of High Voltage Power Lines or Circuits
An outside antenna system should be located well away from power lines, electric light or power circuits and where
it will never come into contact with these power sources if it should happen to fall. When installing an outside
antenna, extreme care should be taken to avoid touching power lines, circuits or other power sources as this could
be fatal. Because of the hazards involved, antenna installation should be left to a professional.
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WELCOME
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
This technological 'tour de force' CD and SACD player includes an all aluminum chassis with
custom machined aluminum cone feet, eight (8) Burr Brown 1792u DAC chips running in parallel
pairs, it has the ability to play multi channel SACD disks as stereo down mix or to play stereo
playback of SACD disks. It incorporates the finest available SACD drive, the SCD 1 digital drive. It
has a top panel drive mechanism viewing window with an integral bubble level balance.
The interior houses four power transformers to make the power supplies separate for all critical
circuits. On the back panel it has XLR, RCA and TOSLINK digital inputs to work as a digital
processor for an external digital signal like an iPod or a digital cable box. It also has XLR, RCA
and TOSLINK digital outputs. In addition, it has balanced XLR and RCA single ended analog
outputs. CD disks played in the CD 306 SACD can be played back at 44.1 kHz to utilize the Pacific
Microsonics PMD 200 digital filter to decode HDCD encoded CD disks. CD 306 SACD can also
upsample a CD disk from 44.1 kHz to 96, 192, 384, 512 or 768 kHz to release all the information
available in your CD disk library. This is the 3rd generation of the CD 306 player and it has
achieved a clear technological improvement over the previous generation with the ability to
process signals as high as 768 kHz and to play SACD disks. It will take an external digital signal
and play it back at 44.1 kHz or let you choose digital upsampling rates of 96 kHz or 192 kHz.
UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION
This section describes the unpacking and installation procedures for your new component.
Unpacking
All Cary Audio Design shipping cartons have been specially designed to protect their contents and
special care has been taken to prevent damage under normal shipping conditions. Mishandling
should be evident upon inspection of the shipping container. If shipping damage is found after
visual inspection, take care not to destroy the evidence. If necessary, document the damage with
photographs and contact the transport carrier immediately.
Carefully remove your new component from its packing carton and examine it closely for signs of
shipping damage. We strongly recommend saving all original packing cartons to protect your
component from damage should you wish to store it or ship it at a later date.
Warranty Card
If you are the original purchaser of this unit and you purchased it in the United States, you
should fill out the enclosed warranty registration card and return it to Cary Audio Design within
15 days of your purchase. Cary Audio Design also suggests that you keep your original packing
cartons in case you ever need to ship the unit when moving to a new home. Warranty
restrictions apply. Consult the warranty section of this manual for details. Please be certain to
keep a copy of the original sales receipt from your Authorized Cary Audio Design dealer to
validate the warranty if ever needed.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Operating the CD 306 SACD Transport/Processor is a simple procedure, since each unit is
designed for long term stability in virtually any home operating situation. However, if the unit is
operated outside the parameters outlined in this owner’s manual, damage may result. Please
read this manual carefully before putting your new CD 306 SACD in operation. The following
definitions are applicable to this manual.
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SACD Mechanism
Triple-beam laser, multi speed SACD transport
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Formats
SACD, CD AUDIO (CD-DA), CD-R, CD-RW
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Master Clock Jitter
Below measurable levels
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Digital Filter
Pacific Microsonics PMD 200 with HDCD decoding
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Digital / Analog Converters 8 channel (4) Burr Brown DSD 1792U
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Analog Filter
3rd Order Bessel
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Analog Outputs
Balanced XLR , Single – Ended RCA
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Digital Outputs
AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs)
from 44.1 kHz 16 bit to 192 kHz 24 bit
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Digital Inputs
AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs)
from 44.1 kHz 16 bit to 192 kHz 24 bit
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Comms
RS232 full remote configuration interface
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Power Input
Configured at factory
for either 100-120 or 200-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
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Power Consumption
65 Watts
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AUDIO (CD)
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Frequency Range
2 Hz - 22 kHz (44.1 kHz)
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Amplitude Linearity
0.1 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
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Phase Linearity
3 degrees (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
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Dynamic Range
131dB (1 kHz)
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Signal-to-Noise Ratio
127dB (1 kHz)
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Channel Separation
109dB (1 kHz)
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Total Harmonic Distortion
0.0004% (1 kHz)
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Audio Output Level
3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance)
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Balanced
6.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance)
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SPECIFICATIONS
AUDIO (SACD)
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Frequency Range
2 Hz - 100 kHz (2.822 MHz)
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Signal system
1 bit DSD
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Sampling frequency
2.822 MHz
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Dynamic Range
132dB
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Signal-to-Noise Ratio
128dB
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Audio Output Level
3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance)
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Balanced
6.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance)
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Front Panel
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19 18
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15
14 13
12 11
3
4
5
6
7
9
1
1
2
8
10
POWER button:
* Press once to turn the power on.
* Press again to set to the "OFF" position and turn the power off.
2
DIGITAL OUTPUT SAMPLE-RATE CONVERTER button: (CD only)
* Use this button to switch the digital output sample-rate converter mode.
OFF(44.1) ---> 96kHz ---> 192kHz --->
3
ANALOG OUTPUT SAMPLE -RATE CONVERTER button: (CD only)
* Use this button to switch the analog output sample-rate converter mode.
OFF(44.1) ---> 96 ---> 192 ---> 384 ---> 512 ---> 768kHz --->
4
TEXT DISPLAY button: (Super Audio CD only)
* Use this button to switch the track titles on or off.
5
DISC HOLDER:
* Load discs here.
6
DISC HOLDER OPEN/CLOSE button:
* Press this button to open and close the disc holder.
7
PLAY button:
* Press this button to start playback the disc.
8
STOP button:
* Press this button to stop playback.
Front Panel
9
AUTOMATIC SEARCH REVERSE button:
* Press this button to return the pickup to the beginning of the present track.
* Press again to return to other tracks.
10
AUTOMATIC SEARCH FORWARD button:
* Press this button to move the pickup forward to the beginning of the next track.
* Press again to move ahead to other tracks.
11
EXT. IN TOSLINK (OPTICAL) button:
* Press this button to select the program source connected to the digital input jack
TOSLINK (Optical) is output.
12
EXT. IN COAXIAL button:
* Press this button to select the program source connected to the digital input jack
COAXIAL is output.
13
EXT. IN AES/EBU button:
* Press this button to select the program source connected to the digital input jack
AES/EBU is output.
14
CD/SACD button:
* Press this button to select the source played on the set is output.
15
2 CH/MULTI CHANNEL button:
* Use this button to select the layer of the 2channel or multi channel in the
Super Audio CD.
16
ALPHANUMERIC DISPLAY:
* This twenty-character display provides a wide range of information concerning
the operation of the CD 306 SACD.
17
TEXT DISPLAY indicator:
* This indicator lights when the text information on the disc can be displayed.
18
ANALOG OUTPUT SAMPLE-RATE CONVERTER indicator:
* This indicator lights when the analog output sample-rate converter function is "ON".
19
DIGITAL OUTPUT SAMPLE-RATE CONVERTER indicator:
* This indicator lights when the digital output sample-rate converter function is "ON".
20
POWER indicator:
* This indicator lights when the player is switched off.
Rear Panel
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12
11
10
44.1kHz-192kHz DIGITAL INPUTS
AES/EBU
TOSLINK
COAXIAL
Rs232
are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Pacific Microsonics, Inc. in the United States and /or other countries
.
HDCD system manufactured under license from Pacific Microsonics, Inc.
This product is covered by one or more of the following :
Country
Patent No.
United States
5,479,168 5,638,074 5,640,161 5,808,574 5,838,274 5,854,600 5,864,311 5,872,531
Australia
669114
Other patents pending.
AC POWER
HDCD , High Definition Compatible Digital and Pacific Microsonics
AES/EBU
AES/EBU
RIGHT
CARY AUDIO DESIGN, INC.,
CD 306 SACD PLAYER
SN:
[ ] 110v-120v
[ ] 220v-240v
AES/EBU
COAXIAL
LEFT
1
2
3
i. LINK S200
4
5
6
Complies with FDA radiation
performance standards,
21CFR Subchapter J
This device complies with part
15 of the FCC Rules.Operation
is subject to the following two
conditions:(1) This device may
not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept
any interference received,
including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
44.1kHz-192kHz DIGITAL OUTPUTS
ANALOG OUTPUTS
1
TOSLINK
7
8
9
RIGHT CHANNEL ANALOG OUTPUT JACK (AES/EBU BALANCED):
* Use this jack for connection to the amplifier's balanced input jack.
2
RIGHT CHANNEL ANALOG OUTPUT JACK (RCA UNBALANCED):
* Use this jack for connection to the amplifier's RCA unbalanced input jack.
3
LEFT CHANNEL ANALOG OUTPUT JACK (RCA UNBALANCED):
* Use this jack for connection to the amplifier's RCA unbalanced input jack.
4
LEFT CHANNEL ANALOG OUTPUT JACK (AES/EBU BALANCED):
* Use this jack for connection to the amplifier's balanced input jack.
5
DIGITAL OUTPUT JACK ( AES/EBU):
* 44.1kHz-192kHz digital data is output from this jack.
* With Super Audio CD disks, no digital signals are output.
6
DIGITAL OUTPUT JACK ( COAXIAL):
* 44.1kHz-192kHz digital data is output from this jack.
* With Super Audio CD disks, no digital signals are output.
7
DIGITAL OUTPUT JACK ( TOSLINK):
* 44.1kHz-192kHz digital data is output from this jack.
* With Super Audio CD disks, no digital signals are output.
8
i.LINK S 200
Rear Panel
9
POWER INPUT(AC IN):
* Connect to an AC power supply using the included power supply cord.
10
RS 232 JACK
11
DIGITAL INPUT JACK ( AES/EBU):
* 44.1kHz -192kHz digital data is input to this jack.
12
DIGITAL INPUT JACK ( COAXIAL):
* 44.1kHz -192kHz digital data is input to this jack.
13
DIGITAL INPUT JACK ( TOSLINK):
* 44.1kHz -192kHz digital data is input to this jack.
* The pin assignments of ALL of the XLR-type male analog outputs,
the XLR-type male digital output and XLR-type female digital inputs are:
1
3
2
Pin 1: Signal ground
Pin 2: Signal + (non-inverting)
Pin 3: Signal - (inverting)
Connector ground lug: chassis ground
Refer to your amplifier's operating manual to verify that the XLR pin
assignments of its input connectors correspond to the CD 306 SACD.
If they are different, wire the XLR cable so that the appropriate XLR
output pin connects to the equivalent XLR input pin.
2
3
1
Pin 1: Signal ground
Pin 2: Signal + (non-inverting)
Pin 3: Signal - (inverting)
Connector ground lug: chassis ground
Refer to your digital input source signal player or other digital source's
operating manual to verify that the XLR pin assignments of its input
connectors correspond to the CD 306 SACD. If they are different, wire
the XLR cable so that the appropriate input pin connects to the equivalent
input pin.
1
3
2
Pin 1: Signal ground
Pin 2: Signal + (non-inverting)
Pin 3: Signal - (inverting)
Connector ground lug: chassis ground
Refer to your digital source's operating manual to verify that the XLR
pin assignments of its input connectors correspond to the CD 306 SACD.
If they are different, wire the XLR cable so that the appropriate output
pin connects to the equivalent output pin.
Remote Control
Switching the power on and off.
Opening and closing the disc holder.
D-SRC
Interrupting play. Resuming play.
BRIGHT
SACD/CD
Starting play. Playing a program.
1
2
3
REPEAT
4
5
6
DELETE
7
8
9
PROGRAM
0
TIME
CLEAN
RANDOM
Stopping play.
Muting sound. Resuming sound.
D-SRC
TEXT
DISPLAY
AES/EBU
Select the digital sample-rate converter mode.
SACD
2CH/MULTI CH
COAXIAL
TOSLINK
CD/SACD
96
192
384
DELETE
44.1
PROGRAM
ANALOG UPSAMLING MODE
512
Clears a program.
768
Presets tracks to be played by keying in
track numbers.
Fast search for a passage.
Selecting another track during play.
CD 306/SACD R/C
REPEAT
Repeating play.
Remote Control
BRIGHT
Select the player display brightness levels.
SACD/CD
Select the layer of the SACD or CD.
CLEAN
D-SRC
Clears the last track number during
programming.
BRIGHT
SACD/CD
TIME
Displays the remaining time of a track or
it displays the total remaining time of a disc.
RANDOM
1
2
3
REPEAT
4
5
6
DELETE
7
8
9
PROGRAM
0
TIME
CLEAN
RANDOM
TEXT
DISPLAY
AES/EBU
Use this function to play all the tracks on
the disc once in random order.
TEXT
DISPLAY
Use this function to display the text
information on the disc.
SACD
2CH/MULTI CH
Select the 2channel or multi channel layer
on the SACD.
SACD
2CH/MULTI CH
COAXIAL
TOSLINK
CD/SACD
96
192
384
AES/EBU
44.1
COAXIAL
ANALOG UPSAMLING MODE
512
Select the program source connected to
the digital input jack (AES/EBU) is output.
768
Select the program source connected to
the digital input jack (COAXIAL) is output.
TOSLINK
Select the program source connected to
the digital input jack (TOSLINK) is output.
CD/SACD
CD 306/SACD R/C
Select the source played on the set is output.
ANALOG UPSAMPLING MODE
Select the analog sample-rate converter mode.
Normal Playback
3.1 Setting the Top Priority Playback layer for Super Audio CD
* The SACD disk layer for top priority playback after the disc is loaded can be set.
* The SACD disk layer set for top priority playback upon shipment from the factory
(default setting) is the Super Audio CD (stereo) layer.
1
3
1
Press the POWER button to turn on the power.
2
Check that the disc is loaded.
* If the SACD disk layer is switched while the disc is being loaded, the playback layer
switches for that disc, but the top priority playback layer setting itself does not change.
3
Press the 2CH/MULTI CHANNEL button and switch to the layer you want to set.
* When a SACD disk is loaded after the setting has been made, the contents recorded on the
set layer are displayed.
* If a disc that does not contain the layer set for top priority playback is loaded,
the contents recorded on another layer are displayed automatically.
* This setting is stored in the memory and is not cleared even when the disc holder
is opened or closed or the power is turned off. To change the setting, repeat the
procedure above.
Normal Playback
3.2 Starting Playback
1
3
2
5
1
Press the POWER button to turn on the power.
2
Press the OPEN/CLOSE button.
* The disc holder opens.
3
Load the disc you want to play.
4
For Super Audio CD, use the 2CH/MULTI CHANNEL button to set the layer to be played,
as necessary.
5
Press the PLAY button.
* Playback starts.
* Playback stops automatically after the last track on the disc has been played.
3.3 Stopping Playback
1
During playback, press the STOP button.
* Playback stops.
Various Playback Functions
4.1 Playing a specific track (Remote control unit only)
Use the number buttons and + 10 button to select the desired track.
* Playback starts from the selected track.
D-SRC
SACD/CD
BRIGHT
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
DELETE
7
8
9
PROGRAM
TIME
CLEAR
RANDOM
0
TOSLINK
COAXIAL
44.1
REPEAT
SACD
2CH/MULTI CH
TEXT
DISPLAY
AES/EBU
[Direct Play]
CD/SACD
192
96
384
ANALOG UPSAMPLING MODE
512
768
4.2 Stopping playback temporarily (Remote Control unit only)
1
D-SRC
SACD/CD
BRIGHT
1
2
3
4
5
6
DELETE
REPEAT
7
8
9
PROGRAM
0
TIME
CLEAR
RANDOM
TOSLINK
COAXIAL
44.1
During playback, press the PAUSE button on the remote control unit.
* Playback pauses.
* To resume playback from the position at which the disc is paused,
press PLAY button .
SACD
2CH/MULTI CH
TEXT
DISPLAY
AES/EBU
[Pause]
CD/SACD
192
96
384
ANALOG UPSAMPLING MODE
512
768
4.3 Automatic Search
1
2
D-SRC
SACD/CD
BRIGHT
1
2
3
REPEAT
4
5
6
DELETE
PROGRAM
7
8
9
0
TIME
CLEAR
COAXIAL
TOSLINK
44.1
RANDOM
SACD
2CH/MULTI CH
TEXT
DISPLAY
AES/EBU
1.Press the NEXT button. (Operable with the remote control unit)
* Press the button more than once to move ahead to the beginning
of subsequent tracks.
* When the NEXT button is pressed during random playback, the
next track is selected at random and played.
CD/SACD
192
96
384
ANALOG UPSAMPLING MODE
512
768
2.Press the PREV. button. (Operable with the remote control unit)
* Press the button more than once to move back to the beginning
of previous tracks.
4.4 Finding the desired spot while listening to the sound (Remote Control unit only)
1
2
D-SRC
SACD/CD
BRIGHT
1
2
3
4
5
6
DELETE
7
8
9
PROGRAM
0
TIME
CLEAR
RANDOM
COAXIAL
TOSLINK
44.1
REPEAT
96
192
CD/SACD
384
ANALOG UPSAMPLING MODE
512
1.During Playback, press and hold in the
button.
* When the button is released, normal playback resumes from that point.
SACD
2CH/MULTI CH
TEXT
DISPLAY
AES/EBU
Use this function to skip forward or backward while listening to the sound.
This function comes in handy for finding the desired spot in the middle
long tracks.
768
2.During playback, press and hold in the
button.
* When the button is released, normal playback resumes from that point.
Various Playback Functions
4.5 Playing the tracks in the desired order (Remote control unit only) [Programmed play]
3
D-SRC
SACD/CD
BRIGHT
2
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
DELETE
7
8
9
PROGRAM
TIME
CLEAR
RANDOM
0
SACD
2CH/MULTI CH
TEXT
DISPLAY
AES/EBU
TOSLINK
COAXIAL
44.1
REPEAT
CD/SACD
192
96
384
ANALOG UPSAMPLING MODE
512
768
Use this function to select the desired tracks on the disc and play them
in the desired.
Up to 35 tracks can be programmed.
1.In the stop mode, press the PROGRAM button.
2.Press the number to select the track to be programmed.
* For example, to program the 3rd track and 9th track,
Press PROGRAM , 3 and PROGRAM , 9 .
3.Press the PLAY button.
* The tracks are played in the programmed order.
4.6 Playing the tracks in random order (Remote Control unit only)
D-SRC
SACD/CD
BRIGHT
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
DELETE
REPEAT
7
8
9
PROGRAM
0
TIME
CLEAR
RANDOM
SACD
2CH/MULTI CH
TEXT
DISPLAY
AES/EBU
TOSLINK
COAXIAL
44.1
Use this function to play all the tracks on the disc once in random order.
1. In the stop mode, press the RANDOM button.
* The "Random" indicator lights.
* A track is selected automatically and playback starts.
* To cancel random playback, press the RANDOM button in the stop
mode, Normal playback resumes.
CD/SACD
192
96
[Random play]
384
ANALOG UPSAMPLING MODE
512
768
4.7 Repeat play (Remote control unit only)
D-SRC
SACD/CD
BRIGHT
1
1
2
3
REPEAT
4
5
6
DELETE
PROGRAM
7
8
9
0
TIME
CLEAR
COAXIAL
TOSLINK
44.1
RANDOM
SACD
2CH/MULTI CH
TEXT
DISPLAY
AES/EBU
CD/SACD
192
96
Playing all the tracks repeatedly.
1. In the PLAY mode, press the REPEAT button twice.
* The "RepAll" indicator lights.
* To cancel the all-track repeat mode, press the REPEAT button
three time.
384
ANALOG UPSAMPLING MODE
512
768
Playing a single track repeatedly.
1.During playback, press the REPEAT button once.
* The "Rep-1" indicator lights.
* To cancel the one-track repeat mode, press the REPEAT button
four time.
4.8 To display text (Super Audio CD only)
D-SRC
SACD/CD
BRIGHT
1
2
3
4
5
6
DELETE
7
8
9
PROGRAM
TIME
CLEAR
RANDOM
0
1
SACD
2CH/MULTI CH
TEXT
DISPLAY
AES/EBU
44.1
REPEAT
COAXIAL
96
TOSLINK
192
CD/SACD
384
ANALOG UPSAMPLING MODE
512
768
With Super Audio CD that contain text information, the text information
included on the disc can be displayed while in the stop or play mode.
1.Press the TEXT DISPLAY button.( Text display in the stop mode)
* The album title scrolls on the display.
2. Press the PLAY button. (Text display in the play mode)
* The title of the currently playing track scrolls on the display.
* When the track is switched while the track title is being displayed
the title of the new track is scrolled.
* " NO TEXT " is displayed if the TEXT DISPLAY button is pressed
when a disc that does not contain text information is loaded.
Using the CD 306 SACD as a Digital to Analog (D/A) Converter
5. Select "AES/EBU" ,"COAXIAL" or "TOSLINK"button.
1
1
Press the POWER button to turn on the power.
2
Press the COAXIAL button.
3
2
COAXIAL D-IN : NONE
D-OUT: NONE A-OUT: NONE
Analog Out is the first to appears on the display, then the external digital inputs sampling
frequency appears .(Example: External digital inputs sampling frequency is 192kHz)
COAXIAL D-IN : 192k
D-OUT: 192k A-OUT: 192k
* Digital input signal can be output in digital format and analog format.
* Only linear PCM signals with a sampling frequency of 32kHz, 44.1kHz,48kHz,88.2kHz,
176.4kHz or 192kHz can be played on this set. Do not input any digital signal other than
linear pulse code modulation (PCM) signals. (CD-ROM, Dolby Digital, DTS signals, etc.)
Doing so will generate output noise that could damage the speakers.
* When the digital sampling frequency is switched, the muting circuit is activated for 1 or 2
seconds, so the sound will stop momentarily and then start again each time the digital
sample rate is changed.
SERVICE AND CARE
CARE AND CLEANING
The cabinet housing and front panel of the CD 306 SACD may be cleaned with a soft cloth and
Windex or a window cleaner. The frequency of cleaning will be governed by how many hours the
CD 306 SACD is operated and by operating environment cleanliness.
FACTORY SERVICE
Careful consideration has been given to the design of your CD 306 SACD processor to keep
maintenance problems to a minimum. Any problems or requests for service should be referred to
our Customer Service Department at 919-355-0010. DO NOT return the CD 306 SACD to the
factory without a return authorization number (RA) from the Customer Service Department.
Cary Audio Design will assume no responsibility if the shipping company refuses to pay for
damage due to your improper packing or lack of insurance should the unit be lost or damaged in
shipment. Please retain and always use the original shipping carton for shipping the player.
NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS
Cary Audio Design will provide repair service for its products charging on a time and expense
basis. At this time, the standard non warranty service bench fee is $125 with all parts used for
repair charged extra. This may change and is not a quote for service. Please call us at 919-3550010 for more information about out of warranty service and repair fees.
CAUTION - Never remove or insert the back panel AC plug when the unit is on or the
ac cord is plugged into the wall.
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UNITED STATES LIMITED WARRANTY
Cary Audio Design warrants to the original United States purchaser for use in the United States that Cary
Audio Design vacuum tube or solid state power amplifiers, surround sound processors or preamplifiers shall
be free from defects in parts or workmanship for three (3) years from the date of the original purchase.
Vacuum tubes, if any are used in the component, are offered a 90 day from purchase date exchange policy
against defects with the exception of the CAVT 300B vacuum tube which has a (1) one year from purchase
date exchange policy. Any digital drive design, whether a Cary Audio Design CD or SACD player or a Cary
Cinema DVD player, has a limited one year parts and labor warranty against defects in manufacture. This is
a limited warrant, for the original purchaser only and does not transfer to any subsequent owner.
During the limited warranty period, Cary Audio Design or an authorized Cary Audio Design service facility
will provide free of charge both parts and labor necessary to correct any defects in material or
workmanship.
To obtain such warranty service, the original purchaser must:
1. Complete and send in the warranty Registration Card within 15 days of purchase.
2. If claiming service the owner must send a fully filled in copy of the original sales receipt along with
any unit sent in for service showing the AUTHORIZED CARY AUDIO DESIGN DEALER’S name, the
new selling price, the buyer’s name, e-mail or phone number and address on the receipt. Blank
receipts will NOT validate the limited warranty for service.
3. Notify Cary Audio Design as soon as possible after the discovery of a possible defect and submit
the following information to determine eligibility for warranty:
(a) The model number and serial number;
(b) A fully filled in copy of the original sales receipt showing the original selling price, purchasers
name and address filled in by an AUTHORIZED CARY AUDIO DESIGN DEALER with the original
date of purchase shown on the form;
(c) a detailed description of the problem.
4. Deliver the product to Cary Audio Design or the nearest authorized service facility or ship with all
freight and insurance charges prepaid, in its original packing container or equivalent, to Cary
Audio.
Correct maintenance, repair and use are important to obtain performance from this product. Therefore,
please carefully read the Operating Manual. This warranty does not apply to any defect that Cary Audio
Design in its sole discretion determines is due to:
1. Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or accessories that do not
conform to the quality and the specifications of the original parts.
2. Misuse, abuse, neglect or improper installation.
3. Accidental or incidental damage.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
Except for the express warranties stated herein, Cary Audio Design disclaims all other warranties including,
without limitation, all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The
foregoing constitutes Cary Audio Design’s entire obligation with respect to this product, and the original
purchaser and any user or owner shall have no other claim for incidental or consequential damages. Some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives legal rights and you may also have other
rights, which vary from state to state.
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the purchaser’s exclusive remedy for any breach of warranty, express or
implied, is limited to the repair or replacement of the defective unit or the refund of the purchase price, at
the option of Cary Audio Design. Under no circumstances is Cary Audio Design liable for incidental or
consequential damages. Any implied warranties imposed by law terminate one (1) year from the date of
purchase.
INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS (Export markets)
Cary Audio Design warrants its merchandise to purchasers within the United States exclusively for use within
the United States of America. It provides no other warranties, expressed or implied. If you are living
outside the USA, please consult with your local dealer or distributor to determine the details of your local
warranty.
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