Consonance
Droplet CDP5.0
USER GUIDE
Congratulations on your new Consonance!
Every Consonance product is based on a simple philosophy:
The audio reproduction instrument shall reproduce the original musical sound, purely and naturally.
It shall use Opera audio design reflecting natural music reproduction and styling to fit in with any interior.
The products shall be easy to operate and shall be manufactured according to the best quality principles.
All Consonance products are created with acoustical instruments in a concert situation as point of reference.
The music is reproduced exactly like the original and is limited only by the quality of the recording.
Our aim is to give you the best possible music experience!
CONTENTS
Sound Advice
page 2
General use
page 2
Remote Control
page 4
Use & Placement
page 4
Cleaning
page 4
Technical specifications
page 5
Note & Warning
page 5
Guarantee
page 5
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SOUND ADVICE
The Consonance Droplet
CDP5.0 High End CDplayer is easy to connect
and operate and requires
no prior technical
knowledge. However, to get
the most out of the player's
superior sound and music
quality, we have provided a
brief description of the
connections and use of the
player in order to provide a
total music experience.
We recommend keeping
this user guide for future
reference.
GENERAL USE
The CD player has only five
knobs. The knob on the
right hand side of the top
cover, It has 5 function.
1. Top cover
2. Front panel
3. Power on / off
The CD-player is switched.
A flashing " -- -- --" blue light in the display indicates that power has been switched. By the same position of
this knob one more time the power is switched off.
Note: It takes about 1 minute for the 6H30 tube to reach its normal operating point, and only slight
sonic improvement will be noticed after 5 minutes.
4. Next track
Pushing the next track button makes the player jump to the next track on the CD. For every time this button
is pushed the player will move one track forward. The player will automatically start playing from the
beginning of the selected track each time this button is pushed.
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5. Previous track
Pushing the prev. track button makes the player jump to the beginning of the track that is playing. For every
time this button is pushed the track playing will move one track backwards. The player will automatically start
playing from the beginning of the selected track each time this button is pushed.
6. Stop
Pushing the stop button makes the player stop playing the CD.
7. Play/Pause
Pushing the play button makes the player start playing.
If the play button is pushed when a track is playing the player will go
into pause mode. One more push at the button and the player will start
playing again from the same position on the CD. The pause function is
indicated by the display flashing the track and time when the pause
was selected.
8. Display
9. Chassis
10. Feet
11. loader cover
Only the laoder cover is covered, the CD player start work.
Additional functions available on the remote control
By using the Consonance Remote control the functions search (rewind,
wind) and repeat can be selected.
Wind
Searching fast forward is selected by holding down the wind button on
the remote control.
The search speed will start slow and will increase to high after some
seconds.
Rewind
Searching fast backwards is selected by holding down the rewind
button on the remote control.
The search speed will start slow and will increase to high after some
seconds.
12. Stabilizer magnetic puck
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1. Put the CD Disc into CD Player.
2. Set the Stabilizer magnetic puck on the CD disc.
3. Cover.
Additional functions available on the remote control
By using the Consonance Remote control the functions search (rewind, wind)
and repeat can be selected.
Wind
Searching fast forward is selected by holding down the wind button on the
remote control.
The search speed will start slow and will increase to high after some seconds.
Rewind
Searching fast backwards is selected by holding down the rewind button on
the remote control.
The search speed will start slow and will increase to high after some seconds.
Repeat CD
To repeat the complete CD, press the repeat button once. “RE P cd” will be
displayed for two seconds in the display, and will be repeated for two seconds
every ten seconds to show that the repeat CD mode has been selected. To
cancel "repeat CD", push the repeat button on the remote control two times.
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Repeat CD
To repeat the complete CD, press the repeat button once. “RE P cd” will be displayed for two seconds in the
display, and will be repeated for two seconds every ten seconds to show that the repeat CD mode has been
selected. To cancel "repeat CD", push the repeat button on the remote control two times.
Repeat track
To repeat the track playing, press the repeat button twice. “RE P tr” will be displayed for two seconds in the
display, and will be repeated for two seconds every ten seconds to show that the repeat track mode has
been selected. To cancel "repeat track", push the repeat button on the remote control one time.
From left to right the connectors are :
AC Power connection 240V / 230V / 220V / 115V / 100V AC dependent on country.
Digital output Phono/RCA
Balanced signal outputs XLR right/left
Unbalanced outputs Phono/RCA right/left
We recommend to connect signal cables to the CD-player when the CD-player and all the other units of the
audio system is switched off.
The CD-player has two types of analog audio outputs: unbalanced audio signal with RCA plugs (phono plugs)
and true balanced audio signal with XLR plugs (pin 2 is positive phase, pin 3 is negative phase and pin 1 is
chassis earth).
We will recommend using the balanced XLR outputs from the CD-player, as these will have the absolute
highest level of sound quality.
The CD-player has got one RCA standard SPDIF digital audio output. Digital signal level is 0.5Vpp when
terminated in 75 ohm load. This is the standard load impedance of external DAC's and other recording
equipment.
CONSONANCE REMOTE CONTROL
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The Consonance Droplet CDP5.0 can be controlled by remote control. Like other Hi-End products, the
number of buttons on the remote is kept to a minimum. The remote control uses two 1.5-volt LR03 AAA
batteries.
USE & PLACEMENT
The Consonance Droplet CDP5.0 should be placed on a flat, hard surface for proper isolation against
vibrations. The CD-player performs best after being switched on for about 30 minutes for heating upage A
certain space is required for air circulation above and below the CD-player. The CD-player must never be
placed on a carpet or similar surface that obstructs air circulation through the component. Nor must it be
covered while in use or placed on a narrow shelf or in another confined space.
CLEANING
The top cover are made of cherry wood, while the front panel, side panels are made of brushed / blasted and
anodized aluminum. Fingerprints or stains on the front panel, knobs or top cover can be removed with a cloth
moistened with warm water.
We wish you good luck in setting up and connecting your new CD-player and hope that it will give you many
years of joyful natural sounding music experiences!
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Consonance Droplet CDP5.0 High End CD-player
Specifications:
DAC resolution
Clock Jitter
0dBFS signal output
Output Terminals
Frequency response
Phase response
Signal-to-noise ratio
Signal-to-noise ratio
Crosstalk
Distortion (XLR)
Distortion (RCA)
Intermodulation
Remote Control
Vacuum tube
Dimensions / Weight
24bit 192KHz multilevel sigma-delta with synchronous upsampling
Less than 14ps directly distributed to DAC
2.3V RMS (RCA)
4.6V RMS (XLR)
Gold plated Tube RCA unbalanced and gold plated XLR balanced
Less than +/- 0.1 dB deviation 20Hz-20kHz
Less than 2 degrees deviation 20Hz-20kHz
More than 115dB (XLR Vacuum tube output)
More than 100dB (RCA Vacuum tube output)
Less than -100dB
Less than 0.002%
Less than 0.015%
Less than 0.002% (19kHz + 20kHz)
Philips RC-5 compatible IR system 36kHz modulation frequency
Sovtek 6H30 x2
51cm x 43cm x 14cm (HxWxD) / 30kg
NOTE & WARNING
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Consonance products should only be opened and / or serviced by certified Consonance technicians. The
device contains electronic components that can cause severe electric shock. Work performed on
Consonance products by unqualified personnel can cause serious damage and personal injury.
Opening of the product by non-authorized personnel will void the guarantee.
The products must not be exposed to rain or moisture.
GUARANTEE
All Consonance products come with a 1-year guarantee against defective materials and workmanship.
Vacuum tube guarantee 90 days generally.
In case you should need assistance with your Consonance product please find your nearest dealer or
distributor by looking at our web page: http://www.operaudio.com
In case you have problems locating your dealer or distributor please e-mail to
support@opera-consonance.com
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Warranty
Opera audio guarantees each product manufactured by us to be free from
defects in materials and workmanship under normal use. Our obligation under
this warranty is limited to making good at our factory any part or parts thereof
which shall, within 1 year after delivery to the original purchaser, be returned to
us with transportation charges prepaid, and which an examination shall disclose
to have been thus defective; this warranty being expressly in lieu of all other
warranties expressed or implied and of all other obligations or liabilities on our
part. This warranty shall not apply to any Opera audio product which shall have
been repaired or altered outside of our factory in any way so as to affect its
stability, nor which has been subject to misuse, negligence or accident.
Warranties of the vacuum tubes are by the respective manufacturers, usually 90
days.
Please mail or e-mail the Registration Card to the address as follow:
The Opera Audio Co., Ltd.
No.2 JiuXianQiaoLu
ChaoYang District
Beijing, China
Post Code: 100015
Tel: 86 10 64377091
Fax: 86 10 64377465
support@opera-consonance.com
www.operaudio.com
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