Sharp VC-H610X Operating instructions

Calypso Reference
METRONOME
TECHNOLOGIE
Calypso Reference
CD Transport
Made in France
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Warning: Potential Shock Hazard!
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user of the presence of important
operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the
appliance
This symbol is intended to alert the
user of 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
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
This product uses high voltage. There are no operator serviceable parts inside.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Observe all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
Use only a grounded outlet.
Do not install or use this product near water or when you are wet.
Install the product securely on a stable surface.
During operation the vacuum tubes (if any) become hot: do not touch.
Information
Marking by the “CE” mark indicates compliance of this device with the EMC
(Electromagnetic Compatibility) and LVD (Low Voltage Directive) directives of the
European Community.
Before operating the unit, please read through these manual
so you will know how to operate your model properly.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 - PREFACE
2 - IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
3 - SETTING UP OVERVIEW
3-1 Unpacking
3-2 Positioning
4 - LOCATION & PARTS DESCRIPTION
4-1 Silent Base
4-2 Elektra Power Supply
4-2-1 Front panel layout
4-2-2 Rear panel layout
4-2-3 New feet & cones
4-3 Calypso Reference CD Transport unit
4-3-1 Front panel layout
4-3-2 Rear panel layout
4-4 Remote Layout
5 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
5-1 Elektra Power Supply
5-2 Calypso Reference CD Transport unit
5-3 Protection
5-4 RC1 Remote Control
5-5 Cleaning
6 - SPECIFICATIONS
6-1 Product overview
6-2 Technical data
7 - WARRANTY
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
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1 – PREFACE
Congratulations
You have just acquired the finest component to deliver the best sound for the playback of
CD audio and musical reproduction. The Top Loaded Calypso Reference CD transport is
made from material selected for the ability to deliver the best sound.
This innovative design is an aesthetic way to extract digital information for the best sound
from CD media.
The Calypso Reference is the best result of many months of technical research, testing and
countless hours of listening.
Company profile
METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE is a French company founded in 1987 by
Dominique Giner. They have developed over the years a wide range of High End products.
The making of all METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE models comply with two main
objectives:
1. Aesthetically pleasing with a high level of quality inside and outside the box.
2. The best possible sound in line with this price range.
Each unit is delivered with vibration draining cone points, fitting 3 Delrin® feet to increase
stability and vibrations control. Great care is taken in power supplies engineering and in
details which really matter. The compact line is optimized to ensure best mechanical
rigidity while working with any décor, assuring a lasting satisfaction in your investment.
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2 – IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
ALWAYS disconnect your entire system from the AC mains before
connecting or disconnecting any cables, or when cleaning any component.
2.
A three-conductor AC mains power cord which includes an earth ground connection
must be used. To prevent shock hazard, all three connections must ALWAYS be
used.
3.
Original AC main power cord is recommended for use with this product.
4.
NEVER use flammable or combustible chemicals for cleaning.
5.
NEVER operate this product with removed cover.
6.
NEVER wet the inside of this product with any kind of liquid.
7.
NEVER pour or spill liquids directly onto this unit.
8.
NEVER block air flow through ventilation slots or heat-sinks.
9.
NEVER bypass any fuse.
10.
NEVER replace any fuse with a value or type other than those specified.
11.
NEVER attempt to repair this product: contact your retailer.
12.
NEVER expose this product to extremely high or low temperatures.
13.
ALWAYS unplug sensitive electronic equipment during lightning storms.
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3 – SETTING UP OVERVIEW
3-1 Unpacking
The Calypso Reference has been packed into three cartons:
1. Calypso Reference CD transport unit :
Small cases with Accessories
x 1 Black metal Remote Control RC1 with 2 batteries CR2025 type
x 1 Delrin® CD clamp,
x 1 Key to dismount the remote control to change the batteries,
2. One Farad Power Supply (Elektra):
Power cord,
Very Hugh Quality 16 wires cord between Calypso and Elektra Power
Supply.
3. Silent Base:
x 3 Stainless steel balls,
x 3 Stainless steel cylinder to apply under Delrin feet.
x 3 curved stainless steel cylinder.
Carefully unpack the units: take care that you may need the help of a second person to lift
it. Carefully preserve packages and protections. They will be useful to properly pack the
unit any time shipment is needed. It is the best protection to preserve the unit from damage
or delay. Please note that the warranty will be considered as cancelled if the dispatched
units are packed incorrectly.
3-2 Positioning
Set down the Calypso on the silent base support. Do not put it straight down a carpet or
any flammable material. Connect the Calypso to its Elektra power supply and be sure to
turn off the power of all components before making connections and connect securely to
prevent noise.
Connect the power cable to the wall outlet.
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4 – LOCATION & PARTS DESCRIPTION
4-1 Silent base
Installation :
1) Place the curved cupels on a strong support,
2) Put the 3 stainless steel balls in the middle of these,
3) Put down the Delrin base with upper feet above.
Finally you can rest the Calypso CD transport like it :
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4-2 Elektra power supply for Calypso
4-2-1 Front Panel Layout :
1
2
3
1 Main switch : “on / off” main power switch for the power supply
2 Blue Led : Immediately after activated the main current with the switch on the front
face of power supply, this led will blinks during approximately 15 seconds. Once all
regulations stabilized , this led keeps alight.
3 Display switch: * up : Calypso’s display is ON, * Down : Calypso’s display is OFF.
4-2-2 Rear Panel Layout :
5
4
4 Power Supply Connector: To connect the Elektra power supply to the Calypso
CD Transport (Very High Quality 16 wires cable & connector).
5 Power entry connector to plug the power, fuse compartment is into the chassis, to
change fuses if broken you must to unscrew the 8 screws of the top cover.
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Due to high capacity ( 1,2 Farad ), the power supply takes some seconds to obtain
values desired.
Once the capacitors and voltages come with nominal values, the led will be
continuous alight and your Calypso will be started.
4-2-3 Feet & cones:
A
A
Magnet: This magnet keeps the cone fixed under the foot
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4-3 Calypso CD Transport unit
4-3-1 Front Panel Layout:
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7
8
10
11
9
6
Helmet: It’s absolutely necessary to protect the Philips CDM12 Pro mechanical.
7
Previous track: To select the previous track on the cd.
8
Stop: To stop the reading of cd.
9
Display & IR : To show various information like the number of the track in the
course of reading, its state of advance of reading, the repeat functions (1 or all) and
pauses ; Infrared Receptor for remote control
10
Play: To start the reading of cd.
11
Next track: To select the next track on the cd.
WARNING: DO NOT APPLY THE CLAMP WHEN NO CD IS PRESENT
AND DO NOT PUT IN THE SAME TIME CLAMP & HELMET.
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4-3-2 Rear Panel Layout :
12
13
14
15
16
17
12
Clamp holder: You MUST uses it to put the clamp when the casket is present.
13
Power Supply connector: To connect the Elektra power supply with the Calypso CD
Transport (16 wires cable).
14
Switch 44,1/96Khz: To choose the frequency of the digital signal built by the up
sampler circuit present on the PCB into the Calypso CD Transport.
By using the switch you have 2 values available: 44,1 KHz in down position and 96
KHz in up position.
15
RCA S/PDIF: S/PDIF digital output * ( WBT Professional connector quality )
16
OPTICAL: OPTICAL digital output * ( High quality Metal plug )
17
AES/EBU: AES/EBU digital output *
* Note: all outputs marked by a star need to go to an external converter
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4-4 Remote Control Layout
This remote can operate all the CD drives, pre-amplifiers and integrated amplifiers of the
METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE products.
IR Transmitter
To activate CD mode press on [CD] key, the remote locks on the CD
mode. The available functions are:
Direct access to the disk tracks by pressing on [1] to [0] keys.
PLAY TRACK function by pressing on the key:
NEXT TRACK function by pressing on key:
PREVIOUS TRACK function by pressing on key:
PAUSE function by pressing on key:
STOP function by pressing on key:
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>>
<<
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REPEAT function by pressing on key [REPEAT]: Pressing this
key once time, the drive will play the disk indefinitely. Pressing a
second time the key, the drive will play the current track
indefinitely; and by pressing one more time, the drive will operate
on normal play mode.
OPEN function by pressing on key [OPEN], the tray will open.
This function is available on electric tray drives only.
STANDBY function by pressing on key [STANDBY], the drive will
enter on standby mode. If you have to keep the drive for a long
time without use, it is better to switch off the machine with the
main switch.
To activate AMP mode, press on [AMP] key. The remote locks on
AMP mode. The available functions are:
Direct selection of inputs of pre-amplifier or integrated amplifier
by pressing on key [1] to [9]. Number of inputs depends on
models.
MUTE function by pressing on key [MUTE]: this function will put
the output level at 0dB. Another press will activate the initial
output level.
VOLUME – function by pressing on key [VOLUME -]: this function
will decrease the output level.
VOLUME + function by pressing on key [VOLUME +]: this
function will increase output level.
STANDBY function by pressing on key [STANDBY], the preamplifier or integrated amplifier will enter on standby mode. If you
have to keep the drive for a long time without use, it is better to
switch off the machine with the main switch.
Remote control RC1
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5 - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Before turning on the Calypso Reference, be sure that all precautions and warnings
have been carefully reviewed and complied with.
5-1 Elektra Power Supply
Please check to have connected the 16 wires cord between the power supply and the
Calypso unit.
Once started the power supply by using the switch on the front panel, the Calypso don’t
light on immediately, due to high capacitors included inside the power supply. It takes
minimum 15 seconds of delay before that the Calypso will be activated. During these some
seconds the blue led in front panel is blinking.
These 15 seconds ended, the blue led will be continuous alight and the Calypso’s display
alights. Enjoy…
5-2 Calypso CD Transport unit
Audio CD initialization:
To initialize Table Of Contents of your audio CD, you have just to put the Perplex clamp
on the CD and to wait 5 seconds.
In fact, the Calypso uses an optical detector to check CD availability.
5-3 Protection
The unit is equipped with special protection circuitry to provide maximum performance
with greatest reliability. It is protected by internal electronic circuits and by a general fuse
situated in the block near the power cord.
To change the fuse, it is imperative to first unplug the power cable, then open the fuse
compartment (see photo on Rear Panel Layout) with a screwdriver and replace the fuse by
an identical slow blowing model. The machine is delivered with a second fuse.
Note: after a long period without functioning, the fuse may burn out when the power
supply is switched on, since there is a very important current consumption lasting a brief
instant when the power supply is completely discharged.
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5-4 RC1 Remote Control
For a correct function of the remote, we recommend a 40° max angle of incidence with the
receptor. The RC1 remote control will operate with 2 batteries CR2025 type button cell.
For changing the batteries, unscrew the 3 screws on the back side (key is provided),
replace the batteries. Remount the back side. In normal use, capacity of the batteries is a
few months. Warning: don't leave used batteries in the remote, they could damage the
circuit.
5-5 Cleaning
For cleaning, please use a soft and non abrasive cloth. Never use any solvent or chemical
product: only use a window-pane cleaning product.
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6 - SPECIFICATIONS
6-1 Product overview
Silent Base :
The Calypso’s Silent Base support permits a huge sonic improvement with more silence
between musical notes, incredible soundstage and dynamic contrast reproduction. This
platform is constituted of one 40 mm sick Perspex par relied by 3 free stainless steel balls
feet. This architecture permits free movements on the horizontal plane and an improved
vibration isolation. A set of 3 cones is also delivered for more classical combination. The
Calypso main unit is sited on top of the Silent Base and linked by its conical feet.
Elektra Power supply (with 1,2 Farad) :
This separated Elektra Power Supply allows removing most of the EMI/RFI pollution
coming from the power supply by using a special AC filter especially designed for
Metronome Technologie High End products. A new barrier had been passed by the use of
independent regulations for each stage, make a total isolation between the Calypso and the
rest of the system. This permits to isolate mechanically the sensitive electronics
components like crystal oscillator from the vibrations induced by the transformers. Also by
the use of totally separated regulations for the different stages (display, servo control,
motor, digital output stage) the level of noise and capability of silence reproduction are
increased by a wide margin.
The display could also be put OFF by a selector on the power supply rear panel: all
electrical noise coming from the display is removed and the sound is again one step better.
Transport Module :
Top loaded CD Transport based on the Philips CDM12 PRO drive for the laser, servo and
control functions. Proprietary modifications are made to the Philips mechanism to suit the
Metronome specifications.
Clamp and shaft, specially designed are used to maintain for the best the CD in place. Both
the use of a special stainless steel and a Perspex clamp made of Delrin permit to reproduce
the best sound possible with low jitter since the reading is at the pit level.
"Continuous Ground" link from the disc surface to the electrical earth: lower level of CD
static charges and better working condition for the reading electronic.
Lightning of the CD surface and thickness for better information extraction: the light come
inside of the disk through the transparent Perspex clamp. A specially designed transparent
“helmet” protect the reading mechanism when the unit is not in use.
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6-2 Technical data
●PICKUP MECHANISM:
- CDM12PRO V6.8
● OUTPUTS: 4 outputs
- 1 ATT/ST : Glass fiber optic this link allows a total electric isolation between the
drive and the converter.
- 1 RCA S/PDIF : 75 ohms
- 1 AES/EBU :
110 ohms
● UP-SAMPLER:
- Dynamic Range: 120dB Min
- Total Harmonic Distortion: -110dB Max
- Resolution: 24 Bit
- Gain Error: 0.12dB Max
- Pass band ripple: 0.007 dB Max
- Interchannel Phase Deviation: 0.0°
● ELEKTRA POWER SUPPLY:
- Voltage: 100 VAC +/- 10% - 50/60 Hz - Japan
- Voltage: 120 / 240 VAC +/- 10% - 50/60 Hz – Other countries
- Consumption: 100 VA Max
● CASKETS:
Dimensions CD transport : W x L x H : 610 x 590 x 340 (dim en mm)
Dimensions Power supply : W x L x H : 590 x 570 x 240 (dim en mm)
Dimensions Silent base : W x L x H : 610 x 590 x 85 (dim en mm)
Weight CD transport: 25 Kg / 55 lbs
Weight Power supply: 20 Kg / 43 lbs
Weight Silent base: 11 Kg / 24 lbs
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7 - WARRANTY
METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE products are warranted to be free of defects if used under
normal conditions for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase.
Conditions
This warranty is subject to the following conditions and limitations. The warranty is void
and inapplicable if the product has been used or handled other than in accordance with the
instructions in the owner’s manual, abused or misused, damaged by accident or neglect or
in being transported, or if the defect is due to the product being repaired or tampered with
or modified by anyone other than METRONOME TECHNOLOGIE or an authorized repair
center, or in case of removal, defacing or falsifying of the serial numbers.
Remedy
In each country the Importer has accepted the responsibility for product warranty. In the
unlikely event that the product requires service, warranty service should normally be
obtained from the importing dealer or distributor from which you purchased your unit. A
return authorization prior to shipment must be obtained for any warranty requirements. The
product must be packed and returned to the address given with the return authorization.
Miscellaneous
Any implied warranties relating to the above product shall be limited to the duration of this
warranty. The warranty does not extend to any incidental or consequential costs or
damages to the purchaser.
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