Cary Audio Design MS-1 Owner`s manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
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MS-1
Music Server
NOTE: Before installing your new component, please read this manual carefully
as it will inform you of the product specifications, proper installation and correct
operating procedures for your unit. Also included in this manual are guidelines
on how to service and care for your new Cary Audio Design product.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Safety Instructions ............................................................2
Welcome
Product Overview ..................................................................................5
Unpacking and Installation ....................................................................6
Specifications ........................................................................................7
Getting Started
Front Panel .............................................................................................8
Rear Panel ..............................................................................................9
Connecting to Your Home Network ....................................................10
Connecting to Your Audio System ......................................................10
Connecting the Power ..........................................................................10
Setting Up the Remote Control Device ...............................................11
Connect to Your Wi-Fi Network .........................................................11
Importing Music
From a CD............................................................................................12
Using FTP ............................................................................................12
From External USB Drives..................................................................12
Supported Formats ...............................................................................12
Operation
Remote Control Device Set Up ...........................................................13
Listening To Music ..............................................................................15
Listening To SHOUTcast™ Radio......................................................17
Turning Off the Server.........................................................................19
Backup and File Management
USB Hard Drive Sync..........................................................................20
Web Interface.......................................................................................21
FTP Interface .......................................................................................23
Restoration..........................................................................................24
Troubleshooting ................................................................................25
Service and Care
Care and Cleaning................................................................................27
Factory Service ....................................................................................27
Non-Warranty Repairs .........................................................................27
United States Limited Warranty ......................................................28
Legal Notices .....................................................................................30
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WELCOME
WARNING: The triangle with the lightning flash symbol displayed on the unit advises the user of dangerous
uninsulated voltage inside the product’s enclosure.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover. There are no user-serviceable parts
inside; it is recommended that only qualified personnel service this component.
ALERT: The triangle with the exclamation point symbol on the component suggests that the owner refer to
important operating and maintenance instructions in the owner’s manual.
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OWNER’S MANUAL: Before powering up the equipment, read all safety and operating instructions and
follow them as instructed. Retain the safety and operating instructions for future reference.
ATTACHMENTS: Use only those attachments recommended by the unit manufacturer, as others may
cause hazards.
ACCESSORIES: Do not place the unit on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The unit may
fall, causing injury to a person or damage to the unit. Mount the unit according to the manufacturer’s
instructions with the suggested mounting accessory.
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING: Mount the unit to a wall or ceiling only in the manner recommended
by the manufacturer.
WATER AND MOISTURE: Do not use the unit near water (for example, near a swimming pool, bath tub,
wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub) or in a damp environment (like a basement or outside in the rain).
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY: Do not push objects of any kind into the unit through openings as they
could touch dangerous voltage points and short-out parts, possibly resulting in a fire or electric shock. Avoid
spilling liquid of any kind on the unit. If water or any metal object (such as a paper clip, coin, or staple)
accidentally falls inside the unit, disconnect it from the AC power source immediately and contact Cary
Audio Design for further instructions.
HEAT: Position the unit away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other units
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
VENTILATION: Slots and openings in the cabinet create ventilation to protect the component from
overheating. These openings on the top and bottom panels must remain unobstructed. Allow at least six
inches (16 cm.) of clearance above the unit and an opening behind the unit for airflow. Do not place the unit
on a bed, sofa, rug, built-in bookcase, or rack without adequate ventilation.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION: As a safety feature, the unit may be equipped with a polarized
alternating current line plug in which one blade is wider than the other. This plug will fit into the power
outlet only one way. If you cannot insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still
will not fit, contact a licensed electrician to update your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of
the polarized plug.
POWER SOURCES: Operate the unit only from the power source indicated on the marking label. If you
are unsure of the type of power supplied to your home, consult your unit dealer or local power company.
POWER CORD PROTECTION: Arrange power supply cords so that they do not suffer from foot traffic
or pinching by items placed on or against them. Pay close attention to cords where plugs enter the AC outlet
and where they exit from the unit.
LIGHTNING: For added protection during a lightning storm or when the component is idle for long
periods of time, unplug the unit from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will
help protect the unit from lightning and power line surge damage.
POWER LINES: Do not locate an outside antenna system in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, take extreme care to avoid
touching the power lines or circuits; contact with them could be fatal.
OVERLOADING: Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as
this increases the risk of fire or electric shock.
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WELCOME
15. REPLACEMENT PARTS: When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or those having the same characteristics as the original
parts. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
16. SAFETY CHECK: Upon completion of any service or repairs to the unit, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to ensure the unit is in proper operating condition.
17. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE:
• Before connecting a new product such as the Cary Audio Design MS-1 to your audio or home theater
system, turn off all other equipment (preferably unplugging them from the AC power source). Many
audio components feature automatic turn-on circuits that may activate during an installation, potentially
causing damage to electronic components or speakers. This type of damage is not covered by product
warranties, and Cary Audio Design specifically disclaims responsibility for any such damage.
• Power Cord: The removable power cord provided with your player was specifically
designed for use with this product, but other AC cords may be used. Consult your dealer
for advice on AC power cords and high quality wire in your system.
• AC Fuse: The fuse is located inside the chassis and is not user serviceable. If the unit does not power
up, contact an authorized service representative.
• Wiring: Cables running inside walls should have the appropriate markings to indicate compliance and
listing by the UL, CSA or other standards required by the UL, CSA, NEC, or your local building code.
Questions about cables inside of walls should be directed to a qualified custom installer, licensed
electrician, or low-voltage contractor.
18. RECORDING COPYRIGHT: Recording of copyrighted material for other than personal use is illegal
without permission of the copyright holder.
19. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's
attention to article 820-40 of the NEC, ANSI/NFPA 70, which provides guidelines for proper grounding
and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building
as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
20. FCC INFORMATION FOR USER:
• CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Cary
Audio Design could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
• NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
• These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions it may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from where the receiver is
connected.
21. OUTDOOR ANTENNA INSTALLATION/SAFE ANTENNA AND CABLE CONNECTION:
• If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the
equipment, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded in
order to provide protection against built-up static charges and
voltage surges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA 70 (in Canada, Part 1 of the Canadian Electrical
Code) provides information regarding proper grounding of the
mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of
antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes and
requirements for the grounding electrode.
outside antenna system should be located well away from power lines,
electric light or power circuits and where it will never come into contact with these power sources if it should
happen to fall. When installing an outside antenna, take extreme care to avoid touching power lines, circuits and
other power sources as this could be fatal. Because of the hazards involved, antenna installation should be left to
a professional.
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WELCOME
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Thank you for purchasing the latest design in a long line of outstanding digital source
equipment from Cary Audio Design. By choosing a hard drive-based music server, you now
belong to an elite group of audiophiles who have transitioned from a single play disc-based
system to a system that provides easy access to all of your music in one central location. If
you are like many of us at Cary, the easy and convenient operation of the MS-1 will entice
you to listen to your music collection more often, and you’ll soon be rediscovering longforgotten favorites.
The MS-1 is a new breed of audio component designed to use an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad
as its remote control device. With an Internet connection and wireless router, the MS-1 is
controlled almost entirely by the remote control device. Enjoy the simplicity of fingertip
commands along with the vivid color displays of album cover art.
To begin your musical experience, just insert a CD, and the MS-1 will copy the disc to the
one-terabyte hard drive, which is capable of storing roughly 2,800 CDs in FLAC format; the
disc ejects automatically when the transfer is complete. The MS-1 then searches Internet
archives for the song list, artist information, and album art. Once the information is added to
the music library, your music becomes searchable using your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad as
a remote control device. An extremely efficient and fast internal operating system quickly
locates and plays your music at the highest level of quality over a USB output.
Downloading the custom Cary Audio Design MS-1 application available free from the
iTunes App Store gives you complete wireless control of the MS-1 and its database. Simply
launch the Cary Audio Design application, and you can begin exploring your entire music
library with the swipe of a finger. With a few simple screen touches, you can search you
entire music collection by artist, album, song or genre. Never before has your music library
been this easy to enjoy. SHOUTcast™ Radio is also included as part of the MS-1, enabling
you to stream thousands of Internet radio stations.
The MS-1 is the modern day equivalent of a high-end audio transport and is designed to be
paired with a USB D/A converter. To achieve the best in high-end sound, we suggest that the
MS-1 be paired with the Xciter Series USB D/A converter. This combination of Cary
products provides you with a system whose ease of use and sound quality is difficult to match
at any price.
Congratulations on your fine choice, the Cary Audio Design MS-1. We are confident the MS1 will bring you many years of musical satisfaction, and we sincerely welcome you to the
Cary family.
1020 Goodworth Drive
Apex, NC 27539
Phone 919.355.0010
Fax 919.355.0013
www.caryaudio.com
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WELCOME
UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION
Unpacking
Your Cary Audio Design product was shipped in a carton particularly designed to protect
its contents, and special care has been taken to prevent damage during shipping.
Carefully remove your new component from its packing carton and examine it closely for
signs of shipping damage. If shipping damage is discovered, document the damage with
photographs, contact the transport carrier immediately, and retain the packing as
evidence.
We strongly recommend saving all original packing cartons to protect your component
for storage or future shipping.
Included in the Box
When unpacking your MS-1 Music Server, make sure the following is included:
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MS-1 Music Server
RESTORE DVD
Power Supply
Owner’s Manual
Warranty Card
Power Requirement
The MS-1 is designed to operate from AC mains current. The auto-switching adapter will
operate between 100 volts AC and 240v AC at 50-60 Hz.
Warranty Card
If you are the original purchaser of this unit and you purchased it in the United States,
complete the enclosed warranty registration card and return it to Cary Audio Design
within fifteen days of your purchase. Warranty restrictions apply. Consult the warranty
section of this manual for details. Please keep a copy of the original sales receipt from
your Authorized Cary Audio Design dealer to validate the warranty if necessary.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Operating the MS-1 is a simple procedure since each unit is designed for long-term
stability in virtually any home operating situation. However, if the unit is operated
outside the parameters outlined in this owner’s manual, damage may occur. Please read
this manual carefully before operating your new MS-1.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
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Hard Drive
1 terabyte SATA
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Optical Drive
24x slot loading drive
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Audio Output
via USB 2.0 ports on rear panel
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Network Connection
10/100/1000 Ethernet
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Music Formats Supported
FLAC, OGG, WAV, M4A, WV
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Digital Output Rate
24 bit 96 kHz max
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Power Input
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, auto switching
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Power Consumption
~30 watts
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Finish
Black matte cabinet, silver anodizedaluminum faceplate standard (black optional)
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Weight
8 lbs
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Dimensions
3.5H x 11W x 12.5D
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GETTING STARTED
FRONT PANEL OVERVIEW
MS 1
Music Server
AC Power
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1. AC POWER
A blue LED will illuminate when the power is on.
2. DISC EJECT
Pressing this button ejects the disc from the MS-1.
3. DISC ACTIVITY LIGHT
This light will blink while a CD is being imported.
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GETTING STARTED
REAR PANEL OVERVIEW
MS-1
Music Server
This device complies with part
15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
is subject to the following 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.
Manufactured in
Apex, NC USA
Ethernet
USB
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AC IN
Power
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1. ETHERNET
Connect to your network using this 10/100/1000 Ethernet jack
2. USB
Two USB ports are provided to connect both a DAC and an external hard drive.
3. AC IN
Plug in the power supply here.
4. POWER
Press once to turn on.
Press once more to shut down the MS-1.
The blue LED on the front of the MS-1 will illuminate when AC power is on.
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GETTING STARTED
CONNECTING TO YOUR HOME NETWORK
The MS-1 system will need both wireless and wired access to your home network. The
wired access is required to establish the MS-1 music server connection while the wireless
connection allows your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to interface with the MS-1 as a
remote control device.
Simply plug the MS-1 into your router with a standard CAT5 Ethernet cable. From there,
the MS-1 will obtain its IP address automatically from the router and connect to your
home network.
If there is no wired Ethernet network in your home, use a power line network adapter
such as those made by Linksys, Netgear, and Belkin. This adapter will send your data
over home power lines at speeds similar to a wired Ethernet network. This adapter is
usually sold as a two-part device; connect one part to your router and the other to your
MS-1 server.
Except when accessing SHOUTcast™ Radio, the MS-1 plays music without an Internet
connection; however, it requires an Internet connection to retrieve information about CDs
while they are importing to the MS-1 library.
If you have turned off the DHCP server in your router, the MS-1 cannot obtain an IP
address. At this time, the MS-1 does not support the use of proxy servers.
CONNECTING TO YOUR AUDIO SYSTEM
The MS-1 will send audio to a DAC via USB. Simply connect a USB cable from the
USB port on the rear of the MS-1 to your USB DAC.
The MS-1 is compatible with any USB DAC supporting the Universal Serial Bus Device
Class Definition for Audio Devices v1.0. The MS-1 will not work with DACs requiring
special drivers.
CONNECTING THE POWER
Plug in the MS-1 power adapter to the back of the unit, then plug the other end into the
wall. Press the power button on the rear of the chassis, and the front LED will illuminate
as the server begins its start-up sequence. The server will be ready to use in less than a
minute.
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GETTING STARTED
SETTING UP THE REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE
An iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad is required to control the MS-1 system. The latest version
of the Cary Audio Design MS-1 Remote App is available through iTunes free of charge;
choose one of these two methods:
• From your computer, go to the iTunes App Store and search for CARY AUDIO.
• From your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, access the iTunes App Store and search
for CARY AUDIO.
CONNECT TO YOUR WI-FI NETWORK
If your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad already connects to the web using your Wi-Fi
network, skip this step. If not, go to your remote control device’s SETTINGS → WI-FI
menu.
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IMPORTING MUSIC
FROM A CD
Place the CD in the slot-loading CD drive, and the MS-1 automatically copies the CD to
the internal storage. With an established Internet connection, the MS-1 will retrieve CD
information such as album, artist, genre, and track names. The CD will eject when the
import is complete. CDs are copied into FLAC format; this is a lossless audio storage
format.
USING FTP
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to exchange files over a
network. The MS-1 features a built-in FTP server to upload an existing collection of
digital music files. Refer to the BACKUP AND FILE MANAGEMENT section for more
information.
FROM EXTERNAL USB DRIVES
To import music files from USB hard drives and USB thumb drives, refer to the USB
HARD DRIVE SYNC section.
SUPPORTED FORMATS
The MS-1 will play the following formats:
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FLAC – Free Lossless Audio Codec
OGG – Ogg Vorbis
WAV – WAVE
M4A – Apple Lossless
WV – WavPack
Files without metadata (such as WAV files) must be played through the SOURCES →
FILE SYSTEM menu. They will not show up in the Albums / Artists / Genres / Songs
tabs.
Any files with DRM (Digital Rights Management) are not compatible with the MS-1.
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OPERATION
REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE SET UP
Select the CARY AUDIO Application on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
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Press the SETTINGS button in the top left corner.
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Select DISCOVER SERVERS, and the remote control device will search your
network for servers.
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OPERATION
Select your server when it is identified.
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When a checkmark appears beside the server name, press DONE in the top left
corner.
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OPERATION
LISTENING TO MUSIC
You can now browse the music library and start listening. Use the bar on the right side of
the remote control device screen to jump to a specific letter in the list.
If it is available, album art will display on the NOW PLAYING screen. Use the volume
slider to control the listening level of the audio sent to your DAC. Keep this digital
volume control at 100% for critical listening.
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OPERATION
Press the INFO button in the bottom right hand corner to view more information about
the track currently playing. Tap the screen again to go back to the NOW PLAYING
screen.
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OPERATION
LISTENING TO SHOUTCAST™ RADIO
SHOUTcast™ Radio is one of the world’s largest online radio stations. Currently,
SHOUTcast™ Radio features over 35,000 stations from around the globe. Whether you
are looking for popular or indie music or want to check out local or world programming,
you're sure to find something you like on SHOUTcast™ Radio.
To access SHOUTcast™ Radio content, go to the SOURCES tab and select
SHOUTcast™ Radio.
A listing of genres will appear. Use the bar on the right side to jump to a specific letters in
the list.
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OPERATION
After selecting a genre, choose a particular station.
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OPERATION
The NOW PLAYING screen will appear.
TURNING OFF THE SERVER
To protect both your music library contents and MS-1 system files, a proper shut down is
recommended. Press and release the MS-1 power button to initiate shutdown of the
system.
If the server will not respond to the remote or will not turn off with a single power button
press, a “hard reset” is in order. This is performed by holding the power button down for
approximately five seconds. Avoid a “hard reset” unless you cannot get a response from
the remote or a single press of the power button will not turn the MS-1 off. A hard reset
is necessary after a software update/restore. Hold the power button down to shut the unit
off after the software update disc has ejected..
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BACKING UP AND FILE MANAGEMENT
Backup music from the MS-1 using either an external USB hard drive or the FTP server.
Delete music from the MS-1 with either the FTP server or web interface.
USB HARD DRIVE SYNC
The MS-1 automatically syncs music with an external USB drive providing two
functions: to import new music to the MS-1 and to backup music from the MS-1.
The MS-1 compares the files on a connected external drive to those on the MS-1 and
copies any new and updated files onto the MS-1. Additionally, if the external drive has
more than 300 GB in size, new and updated files from the MS-1 to the external USB
drive.
Because the speeds of USB drives vary, it is recommend that the USB remain connected
for an extended period of time to ensure that the backup process completes, ideally
overnight. Before removing the USB drive, power down the MS-1.
For backups, we recommend that you purchase an NTFS-formatted drive free of any
built-in backup software designed for a specific operating system. Drives with automatic
backup software programs similar to Western Digital's WD SmartWare are not
supported. The drive capacity needs to be equal to or greater than the MS-1 internal
storage capacity. Two recommended USB drives are the Iomega Prestige 1.0 TB USB 2.0
and the Western Digital WD Elements 1.0 TB USB 2.
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BACKING UP AND FILE MANAGEMENT
WEB INTERFACE
Use the web interface to access and delete files on your MS-1. To connect, determine
your server's IP Address from the SETTINGS menu on your remote control device.
Enter the IP Address into your web browser as shown below.
When the LOGIN SCREEN appears, enter the word music (all lowercase) for both the
username and password.
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BACKING UP AND FILE MANAGEMENT
After logging in, you will be able to browse through the MS-1 file system.
Highlight unwanted files and folders, then use the DELETE button to remove them.
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BACKING UP AND FILE MANAGEMENT
FTP INTERFACE
Use your favorite FTP client to access the FTP server in the following manner:
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Host IP Address: obtain from the SETTINGS menu on the remote control device.
Port: 21
Username: music
Password: music
If you do not have an FTP client installed on your computer, download FileZilla at
http://filezilla-project.org/. The program is free and runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and
Linux.
Once the FTP connection is established, the local file system will display on one side of
the screen while the MS-1 file system displays on the other. From this computer page,
you can upload, download, and delete files from the MS-1.
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RESTORATION
RESTORATION
The RESTORE DVD reverts the MS-1 system software back to factory settings while
leaving the music collection intact. This feature will give the MS-1 a new, clean database.
It will rescan the music collection and regenerate thumbnails from the folder.jpg files (if
any) inside the album directories.
If you manually edit tags, download and change cover art, or rename folders, use the
RESTORE DVD to import the changes into a new, clean database.
It is possible to experience file system corruption from a power outage or hard reset. Use
the RESTORE DVD if you begin to experience problems with your MS-1. It will erase
and reinstall the system files while repairing issues associated with corrupted system
files.
Please note that it will take some time to rescan a music collection, particularly a large
one, so allow ample time; overnight is best.
To use the RESTORE DVD, follow these steps:
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Power down the MS-1.
Turn the MS-1 back on, then insert the RESTORE DVD. After the process is
completed (approximately ten minutes), the RESTORE DVD will eject.
Once the DVD ejects, hold down the power button until the MS-1 turns off. Because
the file system is not in use, it is acceptable to do a hard reset.
Power up the MS-1, and it will rescan the music collection.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SHOUTCAST™ RADIO DOESN'T WORK
If you can connect to your MS-1 but SHOUTcast™ Radio does not work, check the
INTERNET STATUS of MS-1 in the SETTINGS menu.
The server information data is created when the remote control device initially connects
to the server. The optimal time to check the INTERNET STATUS is immediately after
booting up the MS-1; however, you can refresh the server information data by exiting the
application and reconnecting to the MS-1.
If the INTERNET STATUS reads Connected, there is no problem accessing the Internet.
If the INTERNET STATUS reads Not Connected, make sure the Internet connection is
working properly. If it reads Busy, the remote is unable to determine the Internet
connection status; however, the device will still function properly.
UNKNOWN ARTIST AND UNKNOWN ALBUM DISPLAY
When the MS-1 cannot retrieve the necessary metadata from the Internet to tag the
album, UNKNOWN ARTIST and UNKNOWN ALBUM will display with a music file.
There are two possible solutions:
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Determine whether the MS-1 can successfully access the Internet; refer to the section
above for instructions. Establishing an Internet connection may solve the problem.
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The MS-1 uses two services to retrieve metadata--MusicBrainz and FreeDB. If
neither service can identify an album, the music files will still transfer to the MS-1
but will be tagged as UNKNOWN ARTIST and UNKNOWN ALBUM. Using the
FTP server or the USB HARD DRIVE SYNC, copy the album to your computer,
manually tag the album using a tag editor, and copy it back to the MS-1.
MUSIC COPIED TO THE MS-1 IS NOT VISIBLE ON THE REMOTE
CONTROL DEVICE
The MS-1 refreshes its music library every five minutes. It searches for new music to add
to the MS-1 library. Music must have metadata tags to be scanned to the library and be
accessible via the Albums / Artists / Genres / Songs tabs. If files are not tagged, they will
be accessed only through the SOURCES → FILE SYSTEM menu.
Since WAV files do not have tagging capabilities, they cannot be accessed through the
Albums / Artists /Genres / Songs tabs. They can be accessed only through the SOURCES
→ FILE SYSTEM menu.
REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE LOST CONNECTION WITH THE MS-1 AND
CANNOT RECONNECT
Ensure that your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad is connected to the correct Wi-Fi access
point. If it is not connected, correcting that issue may solve the problem. If it is properly
connected, power down the MS-1 by pressing and releasing the power button and waiting
for it to shut down. Then, turn the MS-1 back on and try to reconnect to the MS-1.
DUPLICATE SONGS
It is possible to encounter duplicate song files. When browsing the songs on an album,
there may be two or more listings for a particular song. Importing a music file to the
server when it was already there is the most common cause. Use the WEB interface to
locate and delete the duplicates. Occasionally, an album may be placed not only in the
correct Artist folder but also in the Various Artists folder. Deleting one copy of the songs
will remedy the problem.
If the duplicates exist on a backup drive, remove them from that drive as well; otherwise,
they will copy back to the MS-1 the next time it connects to the backup drive.
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SERVICE AND CARE
CARE AND CLEANING
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet. Clean the cabinet housing and front panel of the
MS-1 with a soft cloth and a glass cleaner. The frequency of cleaning will vary based on
the cleanliness of the environment and the number of hours the MS-1 is operated.
FACTORY SERVICE
Careful consideration has been given to the design of the MS-1 to minimize maintenance
issues. Any problems or requests for service should be referred to the Customer Service
Department at 919.355.0010. Do not return the MS-1 to the factory without a return
authorization number (RA). Refer to the next section for details about returning
equipment to Cary Audio Design.
Should the unit be lost or damaged in shipment, Cary Audio Design will assume no
responsibility if the shipping company refuses to pay for damage due to improper
packing or lack of insurance. Please use the original carton for shipping the music server.
NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS
Cary Audio Design will provide repair service for its products charging on a time and
expense basis. Please call Cary Audio Design at 919.355.0010 for more information
about out-of-warranty service and repair fees.
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UNITED STATES LIMITED WARRANTY
Cary Audio Design warrants to the original United States purchaser for use in the United
States that Cary Audio Design vacuum tube or solid-state power amplifiers surround
sound processors, preamplifiers, or music servers shall be free from defects in parts or
workmanship for three years from the date of the original purchase. Vacuum tubes, if any
are used in the component, are offered a 90-day (from purchase date) exchange policy
against defects with the exception of the CAVT 300B vacuum tube that has a one-year
(from purchase date) exchange policy. Any digital drive design, whether a Cary Audio
Design CD or SACD player, Cary Cinema DVD player, or Cary Music Server has a
limited one-year parts and labor warranty against defects in manufacturing. This is a
limited warranty offered only to the original purchaser and does not transfer.
During the limited warranty period, Cary Audio Design or an authorized Cary Audio
Design service facility will provide free of charge both parts and labor necessary to
correct any defects in material or workmanship.
To obtain such warranty service, the original purchaser must complete and send in the
Warranty Registration Card within 15 days of purchase.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
Except for the express warranties stated herein, Cary Audio Design disclaims all other
warranties including, without limitation, all implied warranties of merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose. The foregoing constitutes Cary Audio Design’s entire
obligation with respect to this product, and the original purchaser and any user or owner
shall have no other claim for incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives legal rights and you
may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
Proper maintenance, repair and use are important to obtain performance from this
product. Therefore, please carefully read the Operating Manual. This warranty does not
apply to any defect that Cary Audio Design in its sole discretion determines was caused
by any of the following:
• Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or accessories
not conforming to the quality and the specifications of the original parts
• Misuse, abuse, neglect or improper installation
• Accidental or incidental damage
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the purchaser’s exclusive remedy for any breach of
warranty, express or implied, is limited to the repair or replacement of the defective unit
or the refund of the purchase price, at the option of Cary Audio Design. Under no
circumstances is Cary Audio Design liable for incidental or consequential damages. Any
implied warranties imposed by law terminate one year from the date of purchase.
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UNITED STATES LIMITED WARRANTY
INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS (EXPORT MARKETS)\
Cary Audio Design warrants its merchandise to purchasers within the United States
exclusively for use within the United States of America. It provides no other warranties,
expressed or implied. If you are living outside the USA, please consult your local dealer
or distributor to determine the details of your local warranty.
SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
In the event that the owner needs to return the unit to Cary Audio Design for service or
repair of a possible defect, he must follow these steps:
1. Contact Cary Audio Design at 919.355.0010 to obtain a Return Authorization
(RA) number prior to shipping; include this number with the package.
2. Submit a copy of the original sales receipt; a blank receipt will not validate the
limited warranty for service by Cary Audio Design. The original sales receipt
must contain the following information:
• the authorized Cary Audio Design dealer’s name
• the date of purchase
• the sales price
• the buyer’s name and address
3. Describe the problem in detail.
4. Note the unit model number and serial number.
5. Deliver by either of these methods:
a. With all freight and insurance charges prepaid and in its original packing
container or equivalent, ship the component to
Cary Audio Design
1020 Goodworth Drive
Apex, North Carolina 27539
b. Hand-deliver the product to Cary Audio Design (address noted above) or
the nearest authorized service facility.
Cary Audio Design
1020 Goodworth Drive
Apex, NC 27539
Phone 919.355.0010
Fax 919.355.0013
www.caryaudio.com
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LEGAL NOTICES
DATA LOSS
Cary Audio is not liable for data stored on the MS-1. As with any hard drive, failure can
destroy data or render it inaccessible. For this reason, we provide a backup scheme to
copy your files to an external data storage device. Always keep your original music discs
and backup in a safe location.
MANUAL
Because the software for the MS-1 and the Cary Audio app can be updated, the images
and screen captures used on this manual may not be current. Check www.caryaudio.com
for the latest software updates and manual revisions.
TRADEMARKS
The Cary Audio Design logo and name are trademarks of Cary Audio Design.
iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the United
States and other countries.
SHOUTcast™ Radio and the SHOUTcast™ Radio logo are trademarks of Nullsoft, Inc.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Cary Audio Design is all about music. This pertains to not only the products we make but
also the artists who create the music. These artists deserve to be paid for their hard work.
For this reason, we strongly recommend loading your MS-1 only with music CDs that
you own. Music is intellectual property and is subject to worldwide copyright protection.
SOFTWARE
This product contains Linux which is made available under the GNU GPL license version
2. Upon request, Cary Audio Design will deliver or make available (for a charge no more
than the cost of physically performing source distribution) a complete machine-readable
copy of the corresponding source code used in the MS-1 on a medium customarily used
for software interchange. This offer is valid for a period of three years after the date of
purchase of this product.
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phone 919-355-0010
fax 919-355-0013
www.caryaudio.com
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