Musical Fidelity A3.2 Specifications

A3.2 CD
UPSAMPLING 24 BIT COMPACT DISC PLAYER
WITH CD TEXT DISPLAY
MUSICAL FIDELITY A3.2CD
UPSAMPLING 24 BIT CD PLAYER
POWER
OPEN/CLOSE
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
PREVIOUS
NEXT
LANGUAGE
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Thank you for purchasing the Musical Fidelity A3.2 CD 24 bit CD Player.
Used properly and carefully, it should give many years of outstanding
musical reproduction.
This model uses the latest 24 Bit DAC technology and jitter reduction
techniques to achieve both an excellent technical specification and
unparalleled sound quality.
Æsthetically, the A3.2 CD is a perfect match for the A3.2 FM tuner and
A3.2 CR Pre or A3.2 Integrated amplifier.
Together these components form one of the finest hi-fi systems available.
Dust regularly with a soft duster or soft brush, but be careful when using
cleaning or polishing agents - they may harm the surface finish.
If you have any questions about your audio system,
please consult your dealer who is there to help and advise.
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CONTENTS
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3
Safety Information:
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Mains plug (U.K. only)
Modification warning
4
Safety Information:
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Laser product labelling
5
User Information:
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Radio-frequency interference
Laser type
6
General Advice:
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Installation precautions
User information
7
General Advice:
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Introduction
Notes on using compact discs
Cleaning
Installation
Audio connection
8
Facilities and
Connections:
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Illustrations
9
Basic Operation:
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Loading and playing discs
Pause function
Index points
10
Basic Operation:
(continued)
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Stop
Track selection
Search
Displaying playback time
11
Special Features:
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Repeat playback
A-B repeat playback
Shuffle playback
12
Special Features:
(continued)
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Introduction search
Programmed play
Random music selection
13
Special Features:
(continued)
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Autospace
Switching off the display
14
Special Features:
(continued)
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CD text discs
15
Special Features
(continued)
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CD text - other languages
16
Troubleshooting:
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Basic problem solving
17
Specifications
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SAFETY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT! (U.K. only)
This unit is supplied in the U.K. with a mains lead fitted with a moulded 13 amp plug.
If, for any reason, you need to cut off the plug, please remove the fuse holder and dispose of
the plug safely, out of reach of children. It must not be plugged into a mains outlet.
The wires in the mains lead supplied with this appliance are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
Green and yellow..............Earth
Blue................................Neutral
Brown................................Live
WARNING - This appliance must be earthed
As the colours of the wires of the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green-and-yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter E or coloured green or green-and-yellow, or by the earth
symbol:
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter L or coloured red.
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter N or coloured black.
If connecting to a BS1363 plug, a 13 amp fuse must be used.
WARNING:
ANY MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRODUCT NOT EXPRESSLY
APPROVED BY MUSICAL FIDELITY WHO IS THE PARTY
RESPONSIBLE FOR STANDARDS COMPLIANCE COULD VOID
THE USER'S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
This CD player has been designed and manufactured according to FDA regulations "title 21,
CFR, chapter 1, subchapter J, based on the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of
1968", and is classified as a Class 1 laser product. There is no hazardous radiation during
normal use because invisible radiation emitted inside this product is completely confined
within the protective housing. However you must observe the following important
warnings:
CAUTION !
•
THIS CD PLAYER USES INVISIBLE LASER LIGHT. WHEN THE PLAYER
OPERATES, LASER LIGHT IS RADIATED INTERNALLY.
DO NOT REMOVE THE PROTECTIVE HOUSINGS.
•
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES
OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS
RADIATION EXPOSURE CAUSING EYE INJURY.
•
IF THIS PRODUCT DEVELOPS A FAULT, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR AUTHORISED MUSICAL FIDELITY SERVICE AGENT. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SERVICE
IT YOURSELF AND DO NOT CONTINUE TO USE THIS PRODUCT IN A FAULTY
STATE.
WARNING AND INFORMATION LABELS:
THIS PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH DHHS RULES 21 CFR,
CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER J, PART 1040 AT DATE OF MANUFACTURE.
THIS PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES.
OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO 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.
CAUTION
AUDIO
OUTPUT
LEFT
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
COAXIAL
RIGHT
MOUNT UNIT ON SOLID SURFACE. DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS OR COVERS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. NO USER SERVICEABLE COMPONENTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED ENGINEER. SEE OWNERS MANUAL FER FURTHER INFORMATION.
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
THIS PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH DHHS RULES 21 CFR. CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER J, PART 1040 AT DATE OF MANUFACTURE
THIS PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO 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
MUSICAL FIDELITY
A3.2 CD UPSAMPLING 24 BIT CD PLAYER
MANUFACTURED BY MUSICAL FIDELITY LTD, 15-17 OLYMPIC TRADING ESTATE
FULTON ROAD, WEMBLEY, MIDDLESEX, HA9 0TF, ENGLAND
DIGITAL OUTPUT
OPTICAL
CC
DATE OF
MANUFACTURE
CAUTION -
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND
INTERLOCKS DEFEATED. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
VORSICHT! -
UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG TRITT AUS,
WENN DECKEL GEÖFFNET UND WENN
SICHERHEITSVERRIEGELUNG ÜBERBRÜCKT IST
NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN!
VARNING -
SYNLIG LASERSTRALNING NÄR DENNA DEL
ÄR ÖPPNAD OCH SPÄRR AR URKOPPLAD.
STRALEN AR FARLIG.
ADVARSEL -
USYNLIG LASERSTRALING VED ABNING, NAR
SIKKERHEDSAFBRYDERE ER UDE AF FUNKTION.
UNDGA UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRALING.
VAROITUS! -
SUOJAKOTELOA EI SAA AVATA. LAITE SISÄLTÄÄ
LASERDIODIN, JOKA LÄHETTÄÄ (NÄKYMÄTONTÄ)
SILMILLE VAARALLISTA LASERSÄTEILYÄ.
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SERIAL
NUMBER
THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE
EARTHED
50/60Hz
POWER CONSUMPTION 15W
IMPORTANT
FITTED INTERNALLY
TO BASE OF CHASSIS
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USER INFORMATION
LASER INFORMATION:
Optical pick-up type:
Manufacturer:
Block type :
Pick-up type :
Wavelength :
Sony Corporation
CDM14BL-5BD25
KSS213BA/F-NP
760-800nm
RADIO - FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE (RFI)
This equipment uses and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and operated in
accordance with the instructions, may cause interference to radio communications.
However, it is designed to radiate minimal levels of RFI, and accordingly been testing to North
American standards (FCC regulations - limits for a class B digital device persuant to part 15 of
the rules). These requirements are intended to provide reasonable protection against excessive
interference in a residential installation.
Conversely, the product has also been checked to ensure that its own operation is not adversely
affected by normal background levels of RFI received externally.
However, if interference is experienced, for instance to radio or TV broadcasts, the user is recommended to try one or more of the following measures:
• Identify the source of interference by turning off power to the CD player or other
equipment individually, and checking whether the problem disappears.
• Re-orientate or relocate the receiving aerial.
• Move the CD player away from the receiver.
• Connect the CD player to a mains outlet on a different circuit from the receiver.
• Consult a dealer or experienced TV/radio technician for help.
If a problem persists, please contact Musical Fidelity's service department.
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GENERAL ADVICE
INSTALLATION PRECAUTIONS and USER INFORMATION
Your new A3.2 CD is designed and built to provide trouble-free performance, but as with all
electronic devices it is necessary to observe a few precautions:
Heed all warnings shown on the back of the product.
Only connect the A3.2 CD to a mains outlet having the same voltage as marked at the back of
the unit.
Always ensure that when disconnecting and reconnecting your audio equipment the mains
supply is switched off.
Position the mains lead and signal interconnects where they are not likely to be walked on or
trapped by items placed on them.
Do not use near water, or place water-filled containers on the CD player, for example, flower
vases or potted plants. If water does spill inside, immediately pull out the mains plug from
the wall socket and inform your dealer, who should then check the unit before further use.
Entry of liquid into the CD player is dangerous, and may cause electric shock or fire hazard.
Do not place the unit near direct heat sources such as radiators, direct sunlight or other
equipment.
Do not remove any covers or try to gain access to the inside. There are no internal user
adjustments. Refer all service work to an authorised Musical Fidelity agent.
NOTE: Unauthorised opening of the equipment will invalidate any warranty claims.
Dust regularly with a soft duster or soft brush but be careful when using cleaning or
polishing agents - they may harm the surface finish.
The electronics in modern hi-fi equipment is complex and may, therefore, be adversely affected
or damaged by lightning. For protection of your audio system during electrical storms, remove
the mains plugs and disconnect any aerial lead.
The remote control enables most functions of the CD player to be operated from a convenient
distance. Several of the features described in this manual are only available via the remote
handset. Equivalent button inscriptions on the remote control have the same functions as the
player’s front panel buttons. As the remote control system uses an invisible infra-red light
beam, the transmitter must be pointed directly towards the receiver window on the player and
visual contact must exist between them. If the range of the remote control greatly decreases,
replace the batteries with new ones. Do not mix old and new batteries.
If after-sales service is required, to help your dealer identify the A3.2 CD player please quote
the serial number located on the rear panel of the unit.
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GENERAL ADVICE / INSTALLATION
INTRODUCTION
CLEANING
Congratulations on the purchase of your
new A3.2 CD upsampling 24 BIT CD
player.
Before cleaning the CD player, always turn
off the power at the mains switch and
remove the mains plug from the wall outlet. Clean the housing and the remote control unit using a moist cloth. We do not
advise the use of solvents, white spirits or
thinners, as they could damage the surface
finish of the unit.
The A3.2 uses the latest technology for the
reproduction of your CD collection.
The digital data stream is first up-sampled
at 96kHz, which moves noise, jitter and
distortion artefacts well above the audio
band. It is then passed through a new, low
noise, low distortion 24-bit digital-to-analog convertor operating at 96kHz, which
allows simpler filtering of the analog output. This in turn gives an improved audio
response without the need for sharp filters
that degrade sound quality. The result is a
CD player which gives a smoother
response than previously possible with
none of the “hardness” of other players.
This model fully complements our A3.2
range of products, which enable its full
potential to be realised.
INSTALLATION
Position the CD player on a stable, horizontal surface where there is no risk of it
being knocked, or subjected to vibration
such as from loudspeakers.
Protect your CD player from humidity - if
the unit is moved from a cold place to a
warm room, moisture can form on the
pickup lens inside the player, preventing
the laser beam from reading the disc. If
this happens, remove the CD, close the
disc drawer, and leave the unit switched on
for an hour or so to allow sufficient time
for the moisture to evaporate.
NOTES ON USING COMPACT DISCS
Always hold discs by the edges and make
sure they remain clean. Do not touch the
surface, or stick paper or adhesive tape to
either side of the disc. Keep discs away
from direct sunlight and heat sources, such
as radiators. Do not leave CDs in a car
parked in direct sunlight, as the temperature inside the car can become extremely
high. Clean discs with a cloth before playing them. Do not use solvents to clean
your compact discs, such as benzene, thinners, commercially available cleaners or
antistatic spray intended for analog
records. After playing, always return the
disc to its case for storage.
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AUDIO CONNECTION
The CD player should be connected to an
amplifier input by audio cables with
RCA/phono type plugs. These link the left
and right AUDIO OUTPUT sockets on the
rear panel of the CD player to the CD or
auxilliary input sockets on the amplifier.
Do not use any sockets on the amplifier
intended for “vinyl” phono cartridge input,
as the sensitive circuit will overload, producing a severely distorted sound.
Alternatively, you can use the DIGITAL
OUTPUTS (coaxial or optical) for connection to an external digital-to-analog converter or digital amplifier.
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FACILITIES AND CONNECTIONS
MUSICAL FIDELITY A3.2CD
UPSAMPLING 24 BIT CD PLAYER
POWER
OPEN/CLOSE
1
3
2
4
PLAY/PAUSE
5
STOP
6
PREVIOUS
NEXT
7
LANGUAGE
8
9
FRONT PANEL
5
1
2
3
4
POWER mains on/off switch
CD transport loading drawer
CD player display (incorporates
infra-red remote control receiver)
OPEN/CLOSE to open and close drawer
PLAY/PAUSE to start CD playback,
pause, or resume playback
STOP to end CD playback
PREVIOUS track selector
NEXT track selector
LANGUAGE selector
6
7
8
9
REMOTE CONTROL
10
(CD functions only - remaining buttons
are for other Musical Fidelity products)
11
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
OPEN/CLOSE CD tray
Special function buttons
- see pages 11 to 14
Direct track access buttons
SEARCH buttons to scan
forwards or backwards
TRACK back/forwards buttons
(equivalent to PREVIOUS and
NEXT buttons on player front)
STOP to end CD playback
PLAY/PAUSE to start, pause
or resume CD playback
12
13
14
15
16
REAR PANEL
17
AUDIO OUTPUTS
left and right
DIGITAL OUTPUT
- optical
18
17
18
AUDIO
OUTPUT
LEFT
20
DIGITAL OUTPUT
- coaxial
IEC type mains inlet
20
19
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
COAXIAL
RIGHT
19
CAUTION
MOUNT UNIT ON SOLID SURFACE. DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS OR COVERS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. NO USER SERVICEABLE COMPONENTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED ENGINEER. SEE OWNERS MANUAL FER FURTHER INFORMATION.
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
THIS PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH DHHS RULES 21 CFR. CHAPTER 1, SUBCHAPTER J, PART 1040 AT DATE OF MANUFACTURE
THIS PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO 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
MUSICAL FIDELITY
A3.2 CD UPSAMPLING 24 BIT CD PLAYER
MANUFACTURED BY MUSICAL FIDELITY LTD, 15-17 OLYMPIC TRADING ESTATE
FULTON ROAD, WEMBLEY, MIDDLESEX, HA9 0TF, ENGLAND
DIGITAL OUTPUT
OPTICAL
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DATE OF
MANUFACTURE
A3.2 CD
SERIAL
NUMBER
THIS APPLIANCE
MUST BE
EARTHED
50/60Hz
POWER CONSUMPTION 15W
IMPORTANT
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BASIC OPERATION
LOADING AND PLAYING COMPACT
DISCS
If mains power to the A3.2 CD player is
switched on with a disc already loaded, it
will automatically search for the disc and
begin playing from the first track.
DISC PLAY
If PLAY/PAUSE is pressed, the CD player
will go into play mode, an arrow confirming playback will appear on the left, and
the current track and index point will be
displayed similar to the following example:
However, if no disc is loaded, after approximately 3 or 4 seconds the unit will display
the following:
Again, the calendar grid shows playback
progress of the first 20 tracks only.
To play a disc, press the OPEN/CLOSE
button to open the transport drawer.
When the drawer is fully extended, insert
the required disc with the label facing
upwards and then press either the
OPEN/CLOSE or PLAY/PAUSE button
to close the transport drawer again.
If OPEN/CLOSE is pressed, the disc
drawer closes and the CD player scans the
contents of the disc. After a short delay,
the display window then shows for approximately 4 seconds the total number of
tracks available on the CD, and total playing time, for example:
Display time 0 on the left then replaces
the temporary track and time information,
indicating that a disc is loaded but not yet
playing.
The “calendar” grid pattern at the righthand end of the display also confirms
tracks available for playing up to the first
20, but remains displayed. In the above
example there are 4 tracks on the disc.
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When all tracks on the CD have been
played, playback stops and the display
reverts to:
PAUSE
Pressing the PLAY/PAUSE button whilst a
disc is playing pauses playback of the disc.
A pause symbol ( ll ) appears in the display window next to the play arrow.
The disc will continue spinning but the
track does not advance and the A3.2 CD's
output is muted.
Pressing PLAY/PAUSE again resumes
playback from the same place.
INDEX POINTS
Some CDs contain index points within a
track to separate a musical piece into different movements. If used, these index
point numbers (one or two digits, up to 99)
will appear in the display under the INDEX
graphic. Otherwise, index number 1 will
be displayed.
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BASIC OPERATION
STOP
Playback can be stopped at any time by
pressing the STOP button once.
track time remaining display (far right digits) will be seen to advance rapidly in the
required direction. For both directions the
unit will return to normal playback when
the button is released.
TRACK SELECTION
To change track, the track skip buttons
NEXT and PREVIOUS can be pressed
to jump forwards or backwards one track
in either direction. Note that a single press
of the PREVIOUS button restarts playback at the beginning of the current track.
A double-press is needed to jump back to
the previous track. Corresponding
TRACK buttons on the remote control are
also marked |<< and >>|. If either button
is held down, the A3.2 CD will quickly
step through the available tracks in the
required direction.
TRACK SELECTION (Remote control)
A specific track can be selected directly by
pressing the required track number button
on the remote control. The chosen track
then plays immediately.
To play a track number with two digits,
press the 10+ button on the remote control
followed by the first digit, then the second
digit. For example, to obtain track 27,
press 10+ , then 2, then 7.
DISPLAYING PLAYBACK TIME
There are three playback time display
modes accessed progressively by pushing
the TIME button on the remote control.
The default mode (e.g. after switch on)
shown below indicates the elapsed time for
the currently playing track.
(2 minutes 34 seconds in this example):
Pushing the TIME button once changes
the display to show the remaining time for
the current track (4 mins 29 secs in this
example):
Pushing the TIME button again changes
the display to show the remaining time for
the whole disc (33 mins 54 secs) below:
SEARCH
The SEARCH buttons can be used to fastforward or fast-rewind during playback in
a similar way to a video or tape cassette
player. This permits location of particular
passages at high speed with the audio playback of the CD still active.
Pressing the forward-search button (>>)
fast winds forwards whilst the search backwards button (<<) fast winds backwards.
As the unit searches through a track, the
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(Note: Track and Index displays are not
shown in this mode).
A third press of the TIME button will now
bring the display back to the original
(elapsed track time) mode.
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SPECIAL FEATURES
REPEAT PLAYBACK
SHUFFLE PLAYBACK
The REPEAT button on the remote control allows the repeated playback of either
one track or all tracks on the disc.
By pressing the REPEAT button once, you
can repeat the entire disc (or the programmed selections - see page 12) over
and over again. Large letters REPEAT
briefly replace track, index and time information followed by a smaller, permanent
REPEAT legend underneath.
The SHUFFLE feature allows tracks on the
discs to be played in random sequence
rather than the normal consecutive order.
Tracks are also played in a different order
each time the disc is restarted, or another
disc loaded.
If the REPEAT button is pressed a second
time, only the current track is repeated.
Large letters REPEAT 1 briefly replace
track, index and time information followed
by a REPEAT 1 legend underneath.
If playing, the word SHUFFLE in large letters briefly replaces track, index and time
display information, before a permanent
red indication provides a reminder that the
function has been activated.
Pressing REPEAT a third time cancels
repeat mode. Graphics REPEAT OFF
then briefly replace track, index and time
information before reverting to a normal
disc play display.
From stop mode, pressing PLAY/PAUSE
also begins shuffle play.
A-B REPEAT PLAYBACK
“A-B repeat” provides the option of playing just a certain section of the disc over
and over again.
Find the beginning of the required section
either by listening, or using the display
time as a guide. When the desired starting
point is reached, press button A/B on the
remote control. The display will show
REPEAT and the flashing letter A.
When the disc has reached the end of the
required section, press the A-B button
again. Letters A-B will now be illuminated in the display, and the unit continuously
plays the selected part of the disc.
To cancel A-B repeat mode, press
REPEAT on the remote control. Graphics
REPEAT OFF then briefly replace track,
index and time information in the display.
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This function is obtained by pressing
SHUFFLE on the remote control with the
unit either stopped or playing.
If the A3.2 CD is already playing, play
will continue until either the current track
has finished, or either the track >>| button
on the remote control or NEXT on the unit
is pressed. Shuffle play is then further
confirmed by the track number display digits briefly changing into segments revolving in a box formation.
If the SHUFFLE button is now pressed for
a second time, the word CONTINUE
briefly replaces track, index and time display information. The unit then resumes
normal play function, except that it now
only plays previously unplayed tracks of
the current disc, unless others are then
manually selected. Shuffle play is cancelled by pressing the STOP button.
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SPECIAL FEATURES
INTRODUCTION SEARCH
The introduction-search function allows
play back of just the start of each track on
the disc, for instance to locate a preferred
track by ear.
Press INTRO on the remote control, and
the display will briefly show:
The first ten seconds (approximately) of
each title on the CD are then played (or the
first 10 seconds of any programmed titles,
see below). The playback arrow in the display window flashes to indicate that this
mode is activated.
Track playing time can be changed to
approximately 20 or 30 seconds at any
time during introduction mode. Press
INTRO twice or three times in quick succession instead of once, and the revised
time will be indicated on the display as:
or
Press STOP to cancel introduction mode.
Note: Intro scan time will be memorised as
long as the unit is powered on, even when
another disc is loaded.
PROGRAMMED PLAY / R.M.S.
The built-in program memory (Random
Music Selection function) allows you to
store up to 24 tracks and then play them
back in the stored order. Each track is
stored as a 'STEP' in the program.
It is possible to store a track more than
once in the same program if required.
Example:- You wish to listen to tracks
14, 7, 9, 9 and 12 in that order on a disc.
With the disc loaded and the player
stopped, first press PROGRAM on the
remote control. The word PROGRAM
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briefly replaces track, index and time
information, before a permanent red display provides a reminder that the function
has been activated.
Press the numeric button of the track number corresponding to the first track you
wish to store (14 in our example is +10,
then 4). That track number will now
appear in the display under TRACK, number
1 (being the first entry) will appear under
STEP, and track playing time appears under
MIN SEC. Alternatively, the track number
can be selected by using the track skip buttons ( |<< or >>| ).
The calendar grid to the right of the display also confirms this track selection.
Next the second track to be programmed
can be selected (7 in our example) either
by entering the required number with the
numeric buttons or again by using the track
skip buttons. As the second track number
is selected the step number will be seen to
change to a 2 indicating the program step
being filled.
If you want to save a track twice in succession (for example 9 followed by 9), then
simply press button 9 twice.
Repeat the above procedure by pressing
remaining track numbers required (9, 9
again and 12 in our example). Note that as
tracks are added, the total playing time
indicated increases by a corresponding
amount plus one second per track. This is
to allow access time for the CD mechanism during the program play sequence.
If entry of more than 24 tracks is attempted
accidently, the memory will not accept the
extra ones. The following is then briefly
displayed:
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SPECIAL FEATURES
If at any time you make a mistake or wish
to delete a track from the list, press the
CLEAR button to erase the last step.
Repeated pressing of CLEAR will then
erase each step in reverse order.
If you wish to check the selection before
playing back your program, the CHECK
button can be pressed to step through each
track in turn. At the end of the check
sequence, the display briefly shows:
To play the programmed tracks press
PLAY/PAUSE (or INTRO if required,
see page 12).
When all programmed tracks have been
played, the CD player stops. The same
track selection can then be played again by
pressing the PLAY/PAUSE button.
To cancel this mode, press PROGRAM.
The word CONTINUE then briefly
replaces track, index and time display.
Note: The entire program contents will be
cleared if you open the disc compartment
to load another disc, but this does not cancel program mode itself.
AUTOSPACE
The A3.2 CD's AUTOSPACE function can
be used to insert 4-second silent spaces in
between each track as it is played back.
This can be useful when making cassette
recordings of CDs. Some cassette
recorders feature a track skip or search
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function which uses the silent gap between
tracks to locate each one individually.
However, some CDs do not have long
enough gaps between tracks for this function to operate properly.
AUTOSPACE can solve this problem.
Pressing the AUTOSPACE button once
activates the function. The legend
AUTO SPACE will appear in the display.
In this mode, once the A3.2 CD has
reached the end of a track the AUTO SPACE
graphic will begin to flash and the elapsed
time part of the display will change to
count down from four seconds to zero
before play of the next track begins.
When zero is reached the AUTO SPACE
legend stops flashing and play continues at
the start of the next track.
Press AUTOSPACE again to cancel this
mode.
DISPLAY
The A3.2 CD's display can be switched off
with the DISPLAY button on the remote
control when a disc is playing.
However, if the button is pressed without a
CD being loaded, or with a disc stopped,
track, index and time displays are briefly
replaced by the word DISPLAY OFF to
confirm this mode has been engaged, but
the display remains lit until play is
selected. Pushing the button a second time
briefly shows DISPLAY ON to confirm
that the function has been cancelled.
When in display-off mode, pressing any
button will cause the display to return
briefly to confirm the new status before
again switching off.
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SPECIAL FEATURES - TEXT
CD TEXT DISCS
A small number of CDs released for sale
more recently have additional text information contained in the recorded digital
data.
The A3.2 CD can individually display
either the disc title, artist’s name or track
title with appropriate control commands.
Only CDs which are identified as having
this text feature, either on the
disc’s label or the library case,
will have text function on the
A3.2 CD.
If a title or name has more than twelve
characters, the first 12 only will be displayed after the title or name has finished
scrolling.
With disc playing:
Each press of the TIME button, the display will cycle between four states:
Original state:
1a: Track title
When a text disc is first loaded, a red
CD TEXT legend appears in the display
window.
then, after a few seconds:
1b: Track elapsed time:
Text is shown on the front display as
follows:
When the disc is first loaded:
Initially (1a): Total tracks and total time
2: Track remaining time:
then, after a few seconds, (1b):
3: Disc remaining time:
Then, with each press of the TIME button,
the display will cycle between the two text
states:
2: Main artist’s name:
4: Track title: (original play mode)
1: Return to 1a then 1b,
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SPECIAL FEATURES - Other Languages
Other Languages:
A limited number of CD text discs also
have an “other-language” option.
In this case, after loading the disc, the display shows the current or default language
after MULTI has been appeared underneath
the TEXT legend.
If the player cannot read one of the languages identified in the disc’s digital data,
the display will show “(OTHER LANG)”
after loading the text CD.
To change language with a suitable text
disc, before playing the text CD:
Press the LANGUAGE button on the front
panel. The current operating language will
then appear in the display.
Press NEXT or PREVIOUS on the front
panel, or |<< or >>| on the remote control
to find the required language.
Press the LANGUAGE button again to
store the setting.
Notes:
* If a non-text disc is loaded, pressing the
LANGUAGE button has no effect.
* If a text disc which does not have other
languages available is loaded but not playing, when the LANGUAGE button is
pressed “CAN’T SELECT” is displayed
* If the LANGUAGE button is pressed
while playing a multi-language text disc, the
current language is displayed momentarily.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Basic problem-solving with a CD player is similar to troubleshooting other electrical or electronic equipment. Always check the most obvious possible causes first, such as the following
examples:
Problem
Probable Cause
Remedy
No power when POWER
button is pressed
Power plug is not inserted
fully into rear socket
Plug in securely.
No playback when disc is
loaded, “NO DISC” displayed
Disc is loaded with label side
down
Re-load with label side up.
No audio output, or too low
level output
Connection to rest of stereo
system is incorrect
Check connections.
Sound is severely distorted, and CD player audio lead is
volume control needs to be
connected to phono input
turned down very low.
sockets of the amplifier
Re-connect lead to auxilliary
sockets or other “line level”
amplifier input.
Mistracking (sound jumping)
Player receiving vibration
or shock
Change position of player
away from loudspeakers.
Disc is dirty
Clean disc surface.
Hum
Audio connector plug not
fully pushed in
Insert plug securely.
Interference noise heard from
radio tuner
Player too near tuner
Keep a reasonable distance
between player and tuner,
or switch off player power.
Remote control does not work
Player’s POWER switch set
to off
Set switch to on.
One or more batteries inserted
the wrong way round
Insert batteries correctly.
Batteries are flat
Change batteries - do not
mix old and new ones.
Remote control is not pointed
directly towards the front
panel of the player
Ensure there is no obstruction between the remote
control and player front.
Batteries are running out
Change batteries - do not
mix old and new ones.
Remote control range has
greatly reduced
Remember - the most vulnerable part of a CD playing system is the disc itself. The most likely
cause of a disc not playing is that the disc itself is faulty, scratched or simply dirty. Never open
the case of the A3.2 CD yourself, as this will invalidate the guarantee. If none of the above
actions effect a cure, please contact your dealer or Musical Fidelity service agent.
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SPECIFICATIONS :
A3.2 CD
Upsampling 24 Bit Compact Disc Player
DAC architecture
24 bit Delta-Sigma (Bitstream)
Dual differential
8x oversampling
Disc mechanism
Sony
Upsampling
96kHz
Frequency response
10Hz to 20kHz +0 / -0.2 dB
Signal / noise ratio
> 115dB 'A' weighted
Total harmonic distortion
< 0.006% 10Hz to 20kHz
Total correlated jitter
< 170 pS
Channel separation
> 100dB 20Hz to 20kHz
Linearity
< 0.2dB down to -90dB
Audio output at digital 0dB level
2.14VRMS at 1kHz nominal
Analog output
1 pair RCA connectors
Analog output impedance
50 Ohms
Digital outputs
1 optical (Toslink),
1 S/PDIF (RCA connector)
Power requirements
100 / 115 / 230V AC 50 / 60Hz (factory preset)
15 Watts
Dimensions (approximate)
440mm, 17.3 inches wide
102mm, 4 inches high including feet
375mm, 14.8 inches deep including terminals
Weight
6kg, 13.2lbs unit only, un-boxed
8kg, 17.6lbs in shipping carton
Standard accessories
Remote control handset (universal type),
2 batteries (type SUM-4, AAA, LR03)
IEC type mains lead
Musical Fidelity reserves the right to make improvements which may result in specification or feature changes without notice.
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