Arcam CD23 Operating instructions

Compact disc player CD23
Lecteur de Disque Compact
CD23
Arcam CD23 Compact DiscSpieler
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This handbook has been designed to give you all the information you
need to install, connect, set up and use the Arcam FMJ CD23 Compact
Disc player. The remote control handset supplied with the equipment
is also described.
CONTENTS
Using this handbook................................................................ 3
Safety .............................................................................................................3
Digital to analogue conversion .......................................................3
It may be that the CD23 has been installed and set up as part of
your Hi-Fi installation by a qualified Arcam dealer. In this case, you may
wish to skip the sections of this handbook dealing with installation and
setting up the unit. Use the Contents list to guide you to the relevant
sections.
Safety guidelines ...................................................... 4
Safety instructions ..................................................................................4
Safety compliance...................................................................................4
Installation ................................................................................... 5
Positioning the unit ................................................................................5
Connecting to other equipment....................................................5
Connecting to a power supply .......................................................5
SAFETY
Using your CD player ................................................. 6
Compact Discs with text ...................................................................6
Safety guidelines are set out on the following page of this handbook.
Many of these items are common sense precautions, but for your own
safety, and to ensure that you do not damage the unit, we strongly
recommend that you read them. This is a class 1 product and requires
an earth connection.
Using the remote control .......................................... 7
Technical specification................................................ 8
Guarantee .................................................................................... 8
On-line registration ...............................................................................8
DIGITAL TO ANALOGUE CONVERSION
The FMJ CD23 incorporates the unique dCS Ring DAC™ which
delivers state-of-the-art performance from its revolutionary 24-bit
technology.
This new DAC is the result of a partnership between two British
companies – Arcam and dCS (Data Conversion Systems Ltd), the
world’s leading supplier of professional audio ADCs and DACs. Ring
DAC technology exhibits exceptionally linear response when decoding
digital audio data, with the ability to resolve the finest acoustic details
recorded on a compact disc.
In the CD23, 24-bit digital filtering is provided by the Pacific Microsonics
digital filter, which also performs HDCD® (High Definition Compatible
Digital) decoding of suitably encoded CDs. The sonic performance of
the CD23 makes it one of the very best CD players currently available
at any price.
OTHER LANGUAGES
Check the Arcam website (www.arcam.co.uk) for further
languages.
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Using this handbook
Safety guidelines
9. Power sources
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Only connect the appliance to a power supply of the type described
in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.
This product is designed and manufactured to meet strict quality
and safety standards. However, you should be aware of the following
installation and operation precautions:
10. Power-cord protection
Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to cords and plugs, and the point where they exit
from the appliance.
1.Take heed of warnings and instructions
You should read all the safety and operating instructions before
operating this appliance. Retain this handbook for future reference and
adhere to all warnings in the handbook or on the appliance.
11. Grounding
2. Water and moisture
Ensure that the grounding means of the appliance is not defeated.
The presence of electricity near water can be dangerous. Do not use
the appliance near water – for example next to a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool, etc.
12. Power lines
3. Object or liquid entry
13. Non-use periods
Take care that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the
enclosure through any openings. Liquid filled objects such as vases
should not be placed on the equipment.
If the unit has a standby function, a small amount of current will
continue to flow into the equipment in this mode. Unplug the power
cord of the appliance from the outlet if left unused for a long period
of time.
Locate any outdoor antenna/aerial away from power lines.
4.Ventilation
14. Abnormal smell
Do not place the equipment on a bed, sofa, rug or similar soft surface,
or in an enclosed bookcase or cabinet, since ventilation may be
impeded. We recommend a minimum distance of 50mm (2 inches)
around the sides and top of the appliance to provide adequate
ventilation.
If an abnormal smell or smoke is detected from the appliance, turn
the power off immediately and unplug the unit from the wall outlet.
Contact your dealer immediately.
15. Servicing
5. Heat
You should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described
in this handbook. All other servicing should be referred to qualified
service personnel.
Locate the appliance away from naked flames or heat producing
equipment such as radiators, stoves or other appliances (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
16. Damage requiring service
6. Climate
The appliance should be serviced by qualified service personnel
when:
The appliance has been designed for use in moderate climates.
A. the power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged, or
7. Racks and stands
B. objects have fallen, or liquid has spilled into the appliance, or
Only use a rack or stand that is recommended for use with audio
equipment. If the equipment is on a portable rack it should be moved
with great care, to avoid overturning the combination.
C. the appliance has been exposed to rain, or
D. the appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance, or
8. Cleaning
E. the appliance has been dropped or the enclosure damaged.
Unplug the unit from the mains supply before cleaning.
The case should normally only require a wipe with a soft, damp, lintfree cloth. Do not use paint thinners or other chemical solvents for
cleaning.
SAFETY COMPLIANCE
This product has been designed to meet the EN60065 international
electrical safety standard.
We do not advise the use of furniture cleaning sprays or polishes as
they can cause indelible white marks if the unit is subsequently wiped
with a damp cloth.
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Installation
AUDIO OUTPUTS
230V
L
DIGITAL OUTPUTS
POWER INLET
1
R
1
CO-AXIAL
REMOTE
IN
2
OPTICAL
2 3
4
5
1 Power inlet, with voltage indicator
2 Coaxial digital output
3 Optical digital output
4 Twin audio outputs
5 Remote input
POSITIONING THE UNIT
CONNECTING TO A POWER SUPPLY
Always place the CD player on a level, firm surface. Placing your
player on a set of dedicated isolation feet will isolate the unit from
its surroundings as well as absorbing the vibrations created within the
player itself. You will generally hear some sonic improvements, which
makes this an extremely cost-effective upgrade.
WRONG PLUG?
Check that the plug supplied with the unit fits your supply and that
your mains supply voltage agrees with the voltage setting (120V or
230V) indicated on the rear panel of the unit.
If your mains supply voltage or mains plug is different, consult your
Arcam dealer or Arcam Customer Support on +44 (0)1223 203203.
CONNECTING TO OTHER EQUIPMENT
MAINS LEAD
The appliance is normally supplied with a moulded mains plug already
fitted to the lead. If for any reason the plug needs to be removed, it
must be disposed of immediately and securely, as it is a potential shock
hazard when inserted into the mains socket. Should you require a new
mains lead, contact your Arcam dealer.
INTERCONNECT CABLES
Interconnecting cables are not supplied with this CD player. We
recommend high quality cables as inferior quality cables will degrade
the sound quality of your system. Please contact your Arcam dealer for
details of suitable cables.
PLUGGING IN
AUDIO OUTPUTS
Push the plug (IEC line socket) of the power cable supplied with the
unit into the socket (POWER INLET) in the back of the unit. Make sure
it is pushed in firmly.
Connect these to your amplifier’s CD or any other line-level input
using suitable high quality interconnect cables. Ensure that the left and
right audio outputs from the CD player are connected to the same
left and right inputs on your amplifier.
Put the plug on the other end of the cable into your power supply
socket and switch the socket on.
The second set of sockets can be used to connect to a second
amplifier set up for multi-room use.
COAXIAL DIGITAL OUTPUT
Use this socket if you are using a separate digital to analogue converter
(DAC) or digital recorder. Connect to the DAC or recorder’s digital
input using a suitable 75Ω screened cable.
CAUTION: Never connect the digital output socket to a
conventional audio input.
OPTICAL DIGITAL OUTPUT
Use this socket if you are using a separate DAC or digital recorder
with an optical connection. Connect using a suitable optical cable.
REMOTE INPUT CONNECTION
It is not necessary to make any connection to this socket in normal
use. This connection is for ease of installation to multi-room remote
control systems and is suitable for modulated IR commands. Contact
your multi-room installer for more information.
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Using your CD player
CD23 COMPACT DISC PLAYER
LOAD
PLAY
STOP
PAUSE
POWER
POWER
HDCD INDICATOR
Press this button to switch the CD player on and off. When first
powered up with no CD installed the display shows:
The presence of an HDCD-encoded disc is recognised automatically
by the CD player and is indicated by a red LED positioned just below
the FMJ badge.
COMPACT DISCS WITH TEXT
LOAD
LOAD
To install a CD, press ‘LOAD’ (or ‘OPEN’ on the remote control). The
CD tray opens – it accepts 12cm and 8cm discs. Place the CD in
the tray with the label facing uppermost. Press ‘LOAD’ again (or press
‘PLAY’, or gently push the tray in 5mm) to close the tray. You will see
the total number of tracks and total disc time, for example…
You will see the total number of tracks and the total disc time with ‘CD
TEXT’ illuminated in the display.The artist and album title scrolls across
the display before returning to show the artist and total number of
tracks.
TRACK
TRACK
INDEX
MIN
SEC
INDEX
MIN
SEC
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
6 7 8
11 12
CD TEXT
PLAY
The display returns to ‘0’ after a few seconds. The disc is now ready to
play.
The track number is briefly displayed, followed by the track title
scrolling across the display. The display returns to showing the track
number and time.
PLAY
Press to play the CD. To restart from track 1, press ‘STOP’ and then
‘PLAY’. Make sure your amplifier’s input source selector is set to the
correct input.
TRACK SELECTION
When a new track is selected, the track number is briefly displayed,
followed by the track title scrolling across the display. The display
returns to showing the track number and time.
STOP
Press to stop the CD playing. The display shows ‘0’ and the number of
tracks.
NOTES
PAUSE
The track title is always displayed when a track is selected, either for
playing or programming.
Press to pause the disc (interrupt play). Press ‘PAUSE’ again, or ‘PLAY’
to resume play from the same point.
The artist’s name is always displayed when the disc is stopped.
SEARCH
The text display supports English only.
The ‘TITLE’ button turns the text display off.
Press
to search backwards, or
to search forwards for a
particular passage within the currently playing track. If the player is
in ‘PAUSE’ mode the search is made at high speed with the sound
muted.
SKIP TRACK
To start a CD with a track other than the first, press
the desired track.
or
to locate
or . The track is played
To select another track during play, press
automatically after selection. Pressing
once returns to the start of
the current track. To select the previous track, press
twice quickly.
To go back two tracks, press
three times, and so on.
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CD/DVD
Ensure that CD mode is selected using the CD/DVD toggle
button. The ‘CD’ LED above the CD/DVD button is lit
briefly when CD mode is selected.
DISP
Turns the display on or off. Turning the display off generally
produces a slight improvement in sound quality.
CD/DVD REMOTE
CD
A–B
This button enables you to repeat any section of music
within a track. Whilst the disc is playing, press the ‘A–B’
button at the start of the section you wish to repeat.
‘REPEAT’ is shown on the display and the letter ‘A–’ flashes.
Press the button a second time when you reach the end
of the section you wish to repeat. The ‘A–B’ letters stop
flashing and remain lit. This section will repeat until you
press ‘ ’ or ‘ ’ or ‘ ’. The forward search button (
)
moves forward within the selected loop.
RPT
To repeat the entire CD or a pre-programmed selection
of tracks press ‘RPT’ once: ‘REPEAT’ lights on the display. To
repeat a particular track, select that track and then press
‘RPT’ twice so that ‘REPEAT 1’ is shown on the display.
If you now select a different track, that track is repeated
instead.
0–9 KEYPAD
This allows direct access to individual tracks on the
disc. To select a track, press the corresponding keypad
button and then press
. For tracks greater than
9, enter the digits in sequence. For example, to play
track 15, press and hold 1, then press 5.
DVD
CD
DVD
1
2
3
DISP
4
5
6
A-B
7
8
9
RPT
CLEAR
0
PROG
To exit the program facility, press ‘PROG’.
OK
OPEN
SKIP AND SEARCH TRACK
Skip track backwards and forwards; Search backwards and
forwards.
PROG
You can program a selection of up to 24 tracks from
a disc to play in any order. Select a track by using the
and
buttons, then press ‘PROG’ to program
the track into memory (‘PROGRAM’ appears on the
display to indicate that you have started programming
a sequence). Repeat these steps to program the
remaining tracks in your selection. Alternatively, press
‘PROG’ once and enter your track selection using the
0–9 keypad.
The display shows the track numbers programmed,
the total length of the programmed sequence and
the number of tracks programmed (shown by a
number below the word ‘STEP’).
To cancel the repeat function press ‘RPT’ a third time.
MUTE
Each time you enter a track, the number below ‘STEP’
increments by one and flashes until you press ‘PROG’
to confirm. If you fail to press ‘PROG’ within about five
seconds, the display stops flashing and you will have
to reselect the track.
Press ‘ ’ to play the program. Press ‘ ’ again to
replay the entire sequence from the start. Press and
hold ‘CLEAR’ to erase the programmed sequence.
Press ‘PROG’ again to exit the program facility: the
display flashes ‘CONTINUE’ and shows ‘0’.
OPEN
Opens and closes the CD tray
PLAYBACK CONTROL
Pause, Play and Stop
CLEAR
If you make a mistake whilst programming you can
delete the last entered track by pressing ‘CLEAR’.
To delete all the programmed tracks press ‘CLEAR’
repeatedly until ‘0’ is displayed.
P
MODE
SUBT
TITLE
MENU
ZOOM
AUDIO
MEM
RTN
ANGLE
SETUP
STATUS
SRCH
MUTE
Stops sound to the speaker outputs of certain Arcam
amplifiers.
P MODE
Press once to shuffle play CD tracks (i.e. play them in a random
order). Press again to cancel shuffle play.
TITLE
VOLUME +/–
Adjusts the volume on Arcam remote-controllable
amplifiers.
Note that the volume ‘+/–’ controls and ‘MUTE’
button have no effect on the audio output level of
the CD players.
Press ‘TITLE’ once to display the remaining time of the currently
playing track. Press again to display the time remaining of
the disc. Press a third time to turn the text display on.
Press ‘TITLE’ again and the display reverts to its original setting,
showing the time elapsed for the current track.
CR-314
For CDs with text, pressing ‘TITLE’ once while the disc
is loaded but not playing displays the artist’s name.
Pressing ‘TITLE’ a second time displays the total number of
tracks and the total playing time.
NOTE
Remember to install the two AAA batteries supplied
before trying to use your remote control.
Do not place anything in front of the FMJ badge on
the top left of the CD player (where the IR receiver is
located), or the remote control may not work.
Note that greyed-out buttons on the remote control
are DVD-specific and are not used with the CD
player.
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Technical specifications
Digital to Analogue conversion
Physical
High resolution proprietary multi-bit current output digital to
analogue conversion. 24-bit dCS Ring DAC plus HDCD
Laser pick-up
3 beam
Laser wavelength
780nm
Numerical aperture
0.45
Dynamic range
106dB
Signal to noise ratio (CCIR)
>100dB
Harmonic distortion (0dB, 1kHz)
<0.005%
Frequency response (±0.5dB)
5Hz–20kHz
Output level (0dB)
2.3Vrms
Output impedance
50Ω
Minimum recommended load
5kΩ
Dimensions
Weight
Power consumption
Digital output connection
W430 x D290 x H85mm
6.5kg nett/8.4kg packed
32VA maximum
75Ω co-axial
optical TOSLINK
Supplied accessories
Mains lead
CR-314 remote control
2 x AAA batteries
E&OE
EC COUNTRIES -– These products have been designed to comply
with directive 89/336/EEC.
NOTE: All specification values are typical unless otherwise stated.
USA – These products comply with FCC requirements.
CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT POLICY
Arcam has a policy of continual improvement for its products. This
means that designs and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
LASER RADIATION
If an Arcam CD player is operated whilst the outer casing is removed,
invisible laser radiation could cause eye damage.
RADIO INTERFERENCE
The FMJ CD player is a digital audio device which has been designed
to very high standards of electromagnetic compatibility. CD players
generate, and can radiate RF (radio frequency) energy. In some cases
this can cause interference with FM and AM radio reception. If this is
the case, keep the CD player and its connecting cables as far from the
tuner and its aerials as possible. Connecting the CD player and the
tuner to different mains sockets can also help to reduce interference.
For more details about HDCD and HDCD recordings please visit
the Pacific Microsonics website at www.hdcd.com or contact them
at: Pacific Microsonics Inc., 2560 Ninth Street, Suite 219, Berkeley CA
94710, USA.
Guarantee
WORLDWIDE GUARANTEE
For further details contact Arcam at:
This entitles you to have the unit repaired free of charge, during the
first two years after purchase, at any authorised Arcam distributor
provided that it was originally purchased from an authorised Arcam
dealer or distributor. The manufacturer can take no responsibility for
defects arising from accident, misuse, abuse, wear and tear, neglect
or through unauthorised adjustment and/or repair, neither can they
accept responsibility for damage or loss occurring during transit to or
from the person claiming under the guarantee.
Arcam Customer Support Department,
Pembroke Avenue, Waterbeach, CAMBRIDGE, CB5 9PB, England
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 203203
Fax:
+44 (0)1223 863384
Email:
support@arcam.co.uk
PROBLEMS?
Always contact your dealer in the first instance.
THE WARRANTY COVERS:
If your dealer is unable to answer any query regarding this or any other
Arcam product please contact Arcam Customer Support on +44 (0)
1223 203203 or write to us at the above address and we will do our
best to help you.
Parts and labour costs for two years from the purchase date. After two
years you must pay for both parts and labour costs.The warranty does
not cover transportation costs at any time.
CLAIMS UNDER GUARANTEE
This equipment should be packed in the original packing and returned
to the dealer from whom it was purchased, or failing this, directly
to the Arcam distributor in the country of residence. It should be
sent carriage prepaid by a reputable carrier -– NOT by post. No
responsibility can be accepted for the unit whilst in transit to the
dealer or distributor and customers are therefore advised to insure
the unit against loss or damage whilst in transit.
ON LINE REGISTRATION
You can register your Arcam product on line at:
www.arcam.co.uk/reg
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