Simaudio MOON CD-1 Owner`s manual

Owner’s Manual
MOON
260D
CD Player
MOON 260D CD Player
Important Safety Instructions
1.
Read these instructions.
2.
Keep these instructions.
3.
Heed all warnings.
4.
Follow all instructions.
5.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
6.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
7.
Do not block ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or another apparatus that produces
heat.
9.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong is provided for safety. If the provided plug does not fit into the outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of
the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus. Unplug mains cord during transportation.
11. Only use attachments and accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury
from tip over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as when the power cord or plug has been damaged; liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus; or the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. No naked flame sources, such as candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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MOON 260D CD Player
Important Safety Instructions
(cont’d)
The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is
intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
Marking by the “CE” symbol (shown left) indicates compliance of this device with the
EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and LVD (Low Voltage Directive) standards of the
European Community
Please read all instructions and precautions carefully and completely before
operating your Simaudio MOON 260D CD Player.
1.
ALWAYS disconnect your entire system from the AC mains before connecting or disconnecting any cables,
or when cleaning any component. To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC mains, disconnect
the power suppy cord plug from the AC receptacle.
2.
The MOON 260D must be terminated with a three-conductor AC mains power cord which includes an earth
ground connection. To prevent shock hazard, all three connections must ALWAYS be used. Connect the
MOON 260D only to an AC source of the proper voltage; Both the shipping box and rear panel serial number
label will indicate the correct voltage. Use of any other voltage will likely damage the unit and void the
warranty
3.
AC extension cords are NOT recommended for use with this product. The mains plug of the power supply
cord shall remain readily accessible.
4.
NEVER use flammable or combustible chemicals for cleaning audio components.
5.
NEVER operate the MOON 260D with any covers removed. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. An
open unit, especially if it is still connected to an AC source, presents a potentially lethal shock hazard. Refer
all questions to authorized service personnel only.
6.
NEVER wet the inside of the MOON 260D with any liquid. If a liquid substance does enter your MOON
260D, immediately disconnect it from the AC mains and take it to your MOON dealer for a complete checkup.
7.
NEVER spill or pour liquids directly onto the MOON 260D.
8.
NEVER block air flow through ventilation slots or heatsinks.
9.
NEVER bypass any fuse.
10. NEVER replace any fuse with a value or type other than those specified
11. NEVER attempt to repair the MOON 260D. If a problem occurs contact your MOON dealer.
12. NEVER expose the MOON 260D to extremely high or low temperatures.
13. NEVER operate the MOON 260D in an explosive atmosphere.
14. ALWAYS keep electrical equipment out of reach of children.
15. ALWAYS unplug sensitive electronic equipment during lightning storms.
16. WARNING: Do not expose batteries or battery pack to excessive heat such as sunshine, or fire or the like.
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MOON 260D CD Player
Table of Contents
Congratulations ............................................... 5
Unpacking and Warnings ................................... 5
Introduction .................................................... 6
Installation & Placement ................................... 6
Front Panel Controls ......................................... 7
Rear Panel Connections ..................................... 8
SimLink™ ........................................................ 9
Operating the 260D .......................................... 9
Remote Control Operation ................................10
Specifications .................................................12
www.simaudio.com
Simaudio Ltd., 1345 Newton Road
Boucherville, Quebec J4B 5H2 CANADA
Date Code: 20130306
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MOON 260D CD Player
Congratulations!
Thank you for selecting the MOON 260D CD Player as a part of your hi-fi reproduction system. This CD Player has been
designed to offer state-of-the-art high-end performance in an elegant package, while retaining all the sonic hallmarks on
which Simaudio has made its reputation. We have spared no effort to ensure that it is amongst the finest CD players available
in its class. We have been building high-performance audio equipment for over 25 years, and the know-how gained through
our cumulative experience is an important reason why MOON CD Players are so musically satisfying.
The performance of your 260D will continue to improve during the first 400 hours of listening. This is the result of a “breakin” period required for the numerous high quality electronic parts used throughout this CD Player.
Before setting up your new MOON 260D, we encourage you to please read this manual thoroughly to properly acquaint
yourself with its features. We hope you enjoy listening to the MOON 260D CD Player as much as the pride we have taken
in creating this fine audio product. We understand the power and emotion of music and build our products with the goal of
faithfully capturing these elusive qualities.
The information contained in this manual is subject to change without notice. The most current version
of this manual is available on our official website at http://www.simaudio.com/manuals.htm
Unpacking
The MOON 260D CD Player should be removed from its box with care. The following accessories should be included inside
the box with your CD Player:
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AC power cable
CRM-2 Full-Function remote control with two ‘AA’ batteries (USA and Canada only)
This owner’s manual
Warranty and product registration information (USA and Canada only)
As soon as the CD Player is safely removed from its box and placed down, perform a thorough physical inspection and report
any physical damage to your dealer immediately. We suggest that you keep all of the original packaging, storing it in a safe,
dry place in the event that you’re required to transport the CD Player. The customized packaging is specially designed to
protect the MOON 260D CD Player from potential damage that may occur during shipping.
Please write the serial number of your new Simaudio MOON 260D in the space provided below for future reference.
Serial No.: ________________
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Congratulations / Unpacking
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MOON 260D CD Player
Introduction
Your MOON 260D CD Player incorporates many significant design features to achieve its “world class” level of performance.
This is an abbreviated list of the more important features:
8 stages of DC voltage regulation.
Internal upsampling which uses 24-bit/352.8kHz processing.
Proprietary M-ProDrive transport mechanism with in-house developed hardware & software.
BurrBrown PCM1793 high-resolution 24-bit/192-kHz Digital-to-Analog Converter and 8X oversampling digital filter.
RS-232 port for i) full unsolicited bidirectional feedback in custom installation setups and ii) firmware updates.
IR input for external control.
All digital and analog audio circuitry mounted on a single circuit board, each with their own respective ground plane,
to minimize signal path lengths and eliminate any potential for interference and signal degradation.
MOON Alpha Clocking System for exceptionally low intrinsic jitter levels.
Advanced analog signal path using a DC servo circuit and proprietary analog filter.
Circuit board with pure copper tracings and gold plating that yields low impedance characteristics.
Optimized selection of very high quality electronic components.
Designed to be powered up at all times for optimal performance.
Low operating temperature to ensure a longer than normal life expectancy.
Installation & Placement
The MOON 260D requires reasonable ventilation to maintain an optimum and consistent operating temperature. As a result,
it should be placed in a location with empty space around it for proper heat dissipation. As well, it should be placed on a solid
level surface. You should avoid placing it near a heat source or inside a closed cabinet that is not well ventilated as this could
compromise the CD Player’s performance and reliability. The 260D uses a toroidal transformer; even though it is well
shielded, you should not place the player too close to source components sensitive to EMI, such as turntables and phono
preamplifiers. You should never place another component directly on top of this CD Player.
Compact discs are easily damaged, and must be kept very clean. Always store them in their jewel cases. Dirty or fingermarked discs will reproduce music poorly. Moreover, the player may even mute parts of a track, or be unable to find some
tracks. If you need to clean a CD remember to use a soft lint-free cloth, using a radial action (i.e. starting from the center and
aiming towards the edges). Do not attempt to clean a compact disc using a rotating motion.
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MOON 260D CD Player
Front Panel Controls
Figure 1: MOON 260D Front panel
The front panel will look similar to Figure 1 (above). The large digital display window indicates the track number of the
compact disc currently playing (or the total number of tracks in stop mode) and time information.
The “Standby” button disengages the transport mechanism from the rest of the 260D’s circuitry and turns off the digital
display. However, when in “Standby” mode, all digital and analog audio circuitry remains powered up to help maintain
optimal performance. The blue LED on the 260D will no longer be illuminated when the player is in “Standby” mode.
On the left side of the display window, from top to bottom, are four (4) red indicator LED’s that will illuminate as follows
(each of these functions is described in detail in “Remote Control Operation” section beginning on page 10):
‘Program’ ‘Repeat’ ‘Random’ -
when Program mode is engaged
Both LED’s - when Repeat mode is engaged for the entire compact disc
Lower LED only - when Repeat mode is engaged for one (1) specific track
when “Random” play mode is engaged
To load a compact disc into the 260D, press S, put the CD in the drawer with the label side facing up and press S again to
close the drawer. When a CD is first loaded into the 260D, the total number of tracks, and total playing time will appear in
the display. In the event that you load a CD that contains no musical tracks (i.e. data only), the word ‘DATA’ will appear in the
display window. As well, if you load a disc that is not compatible with the 260D (i.e. SACD, DVD-A, etc), the phrase ‘NO DISC’
will appear in the display window.
Press X to begin playing a compact disc. Pressing while a disc is already playing results in the current track being paused;
Press either X or again to resume playing the disc.
Press to search backward or to search forward through the compact disc’s tracks. When you’ve located the track
number, press X to begin playing that track. In the event that you initiate a forward or backward track change while a disc is
already playing, it will automatically start playing the track you select; you need not press X.
Press and hold to search backward through the current track; Press and hold to search forward through current track.
Press „ to stop the compact disc from playing. The laser will return to the start position of the disc. To open the drawer and
remove the compact disc, press S.
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MOON 260D CD Player
Rear Panel Connections
Figure 2: MOON 260D Rear panel
The rear panel will look similar to Figure 2 (above). On the left side is the analog audio output. There is one pair of RCA
analog audio output connectors labeled “ANALOG OUT” that you should connect to a stereo analog input on your preamplifier
or integrated amplifier.
There is one (1) digital audio output labeled “DIGITAL OUTPUT” located directly to the right of the “ANALOG OUT”. An RCA
connector labeled “S/PDIF” allows you to use the 260D as a CD transport whereby, digital signal processing will be handled
externally by another DAC or surround processor. You should use a 75Ω digital audio cable terminated with RCA connectors.
Your MOON 260D is equipped with several features for custom type installations: To the right of the “Digital Output” is a fullfunction bi-directional “RS-232” port control and status for custom integration or automation and uses a DB9 connector. As
well, there’s a 1/8” mini jack input for use with aftermarket infrared remote control receivers. The “IR in” connector is located
to the right of the “RS-232” port.
Immediately to the right of the “IR” input are two (2) “SimLink” connectors labeled “in” and “out” on 1/8” mini jacks. Please
refer to the next section entitled SimLink for more details.
Finally on the right side is the “AC Power” section with a main power switch (“0”=off, “1”=on) and IEC receptacle for the
included AC power cord.
All rear panel connectors have been chosen because they provide the best possible connections for your unit. A poor contact
will degrade the signal substantially, and plugs and sockets should all look clean and free of dirt and corrosion. The easiest
way to clean them is to remove the cables from their sockets and push them back in again. This procedure requires that your
CD Player and the rest of your components be completely turned off. Not heeding this warning may result in serious damage
to your equipment. Special contact cleaning fluids and enhancers should not be used, as they deposit a difficult to remove
residue which degrades the performance of your components.
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Rear Panel Connections
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MOON 260D CD Player
SimLink™
The SimLink™ provides communication features between various MOON components. For example, if you were to connect
the 260D to the 250i via the SimLink™, pressing the X (play) button on the 260D will cause the 250i to automatically
switch to the input labelled ‘CD’. A second feature of SimLink™ involves the “Standby” function. By pressing down and
holding the “Standby” button for 2 seconds on the either the 260D or 250i, both units will go into “Standby” mode. The
same logic applies when switching from “Standby” to active mode.
The connection rules for the SimLink™ are very basic. You must always connect the supplied cable between one component’s
“SimLink™ Out” jack and another component’s “SimLink™ In” jack. If you inadvertently connect the cable between either two
“SimLink™ In” or two “SimLink™ Out” jacks, the SimLink™ communication feature will not function. Also, there is no master
component in a SimLink™ chain; no one particular component operates as the main communications controller.
Operating the 260D
We recommend that you leave your MOON 260D CD Player powered up at all times to maintain optimal performance. In the
event that you plan to be away from your home for a few days, powering off the CD Player may not be a bad idea. Once fully
“broken-in”, please keep in mind that your 260D will require several hours of playing time before it reaches its peak
performance after you’ve powered it up again.
Making the AC Connection
Connect the supplied AC power cable to the IEC receptacle, located on the rear panel of the integrated amplifier’s chassis.
Ensure that the AC wall outlet you use has a functioning ground. For the best sonic performance, it is preferable that you
plug your MOON 260D directly into a dedicated AC outlet and avoid using an extension cord. In order to obtain the
maximum performance from your audio system, we strongly recommend that the detachable power cord not come into
physical contact with any of the interconnect and speaker cables running to and from your 260D. In the event that this can’t
be avoided, you should ensure that any cables coming into contact with each other are crossed at a ninety degree angle to
minimize the contact area.
Turning on your MOON 260D for the first time
Prior to turning this CD Player on for the first time, make sure that every cable is properly connected to avoid any problems.
Then turn on your CD Player in the following manner:
1)
Flick the main rocker switch labeled “POWER” to the ‘1’ (on) position on the rear panel.
2)
Press the push button labeled “Standby” on the 260D, the blue LED will confirm operation and the digital
display will show ‘no disc’. You are now ready to load a compact disc and begin listening to music.
On and Off Sequence
To avoid having any annoying noises (i.e. “thumps” and “pops”) emanate from your speakers when powering your 260D on
or off, you should
1)
Always power up your 260D CD Player before powering up your preamplifier and/or integrated amplifier.
2)
Always power down your 260D CD Player after powering down your preamplifier and/or integrated amplifier.
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Operating the 260D
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MOON 260D CD Player
Remote Control Operation
The MOON 260D CD Player uses the ‘CRM-2’ full-function remote control (figure
3). It operates on the Philips RC-5 communication protocol and is can be used with
other Simaudio MOON components.
The ‘CRM-2’ remote uses two AA batteries (included). To install them, simply slide
the back plate off in the direction of the arrow; insert the batteries in the correct
direction and then replace the back plate.
To engage the ‘CRM-2’ remote for use with the MOON 260D CD Player, you
must first press the button labeled CD.
The POWER button located on the upper left will switch the CD Player to either
‘Stand by’ or ‘On’ mode.
Certain buttons found on this remote control perform identical functions to their
corresponding button located on the 260D’s front panel. Please refer to page 7
for a more detailed description:
0 thru 9
Direct access track number selection
OPEN/CLOSE
Open/Close the Compact Disc drawer
DISPLAY
Turns the front panel display on and off
TIME
Changes the time display mode on front panel
(refer to TIME button on page 11 for more details)
„
X
Stop playing the CD’s current track
Pauses the player
Play the compact disc loaded into the player
Press Once: Go back to the previous track on the disc
Press and hold: Scan backward through current track
Press Once: Skip to the next track on the disc
Press and hold: Scan forward through current track
Figure 3: CRM-2 Remote Control
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MOON 260D CD Player
Remote Control Operation
(continued)
The TIME” button allows you to scroll through the four (4) different display modes for time information, as well as turn the
digital display on and off. Each time you press the “display” button, the system scrolls to the next time information mode. By
default, the 260D will display the elapsed time of the track currently playing. The scrolling order is as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Elapsed time of the current track
Remaining time of the current track
Elapsed time of the entire compact disc (or programmed tracks)
Remaining time of the entire compact disc (or programmed tracks)
If you wish to turn the display off, press the “DISPLAY” button. When the display is off, it will still come back on for a short
period of time whenever you press any of the buttons located on the front panel or the remote control; when you are done,
the display will automatically turn off again. To turn the display back on again, press the “Display” button again for 2 seconds.
The “PROG” button allows you to program a selection of tracks in the order that you wish to listen them. After loading a
compact disc into the MOON 260D, select the first track you wish to listen to, using the or buttons and then press
“PROG”. To program a second track, select it the same way you did for the first one and press “PROG” again. Repeat this
operation as many times as you want to program tracks. Once you’ve completed programming your track selection(s), the
digital display window will show the number of tracks that have been programmed and their total time. To begin playing your
programmed selections, simply press the X button. Pressing „ will only suspend the playing of the programmed selection.
Pressing „ a second time will clear your program selection from the 260D’s memory. As well, opening the drawer at any
time will also clear your program.
The “REPEAT” button performs three (3) functions: Pressing “REPEAT” once will result in the entire disc being played again
once it has reached the end of the final track. Pressing “REPEAT” a second time will result in the track currently playing
being repeated again once it has ended. To cancel this mode, simply press the “REPEAT” button a third time.
If you have created a program of selected tracks, pressing “REPEAT” once will result in your entire program repeating itself
once it has completed its cycle; Pressing “REPEAT” a second time will result in the current track from your program being
played again once it has ended; Pressing “REPEAT” a third time will terminate the “REPEAT” mode.
The “RANDOM” button, when pressed, will play each of the tracks on a compact disc in a completely random order, as
opposed to the sequential order as they appear on the disc. If you have already created a program of selected tracks, it will
play these programmed tracks in a random order.
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MOON 260D CD Player
Specifications
Configuration .........................................................
Power Supply Transformer .......................................
Power Supply Capacitance ......................................
Transport Mechanism .............................................
Digital Filter / Digital-to-Analog Converter..................
Frequency Response (audible) .................................
Frequency Response (full range) ..............................
THD @1kHz, 0dBFS (A-weighted)..............................
Intermodulation Distortion ......................................
Dynamic Range ......................................................
Signal-to-noise Ratio ..............................................
Slew Rate ..............................................................
Channel Separation ................................................
Low Level Linearity .................................................
Intrinsic Jitter .........................................................
Analog Output - Standard ......................................
Analog Output Impedance - Standard .....................
Max. Analog Output @ 0dBFS - Standard ...............
Digital Output .........................................................
Digital Output Impedance - S/PDIF ..........................
Standard Remote Control ........................................
Power Consumption @ idle .....................................
AC Power Requirements .........................................
Shipping Weight .....................................................
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches) ..............................
Single-ended
25VA
13,200µF
Proprietary Design
BurrBrown PCM1793
20Hz - 20kHz +0/-0.2dB
2Hz - 72kHz +0/-3dB
< 0.002%
< 0.005%
> 110dB
> 110dB @ full output
50V/µs
> 106db
±1.0dB to below 120dbFS
< 300 picoseconds RMS
1 pair Single-ended RCA’s
100Ω
2.0 Volts RMS
S/PDIF RCA
75Ω (0.5 Volts)
Full-Function (CRM-2)
15 Watts
120V / 60Hz or 240V / 50Hz
14 lbs / 6.25 Kgs
16.9 x 3.4 x 13.1
NOTE: In the event that you require the RS-232 codes for your MOON 260D, please contact Simaudio
Ltd. directly by either email (service@simaudio.com) or by toll-free telephone (877-980-2400).
Fuse Replacement:
For the 120V version use a 0.2A slow blow (5 x 20mm size).
For the 230V version use a 0.1A slow blow (5 x 20mm size).
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