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CFA-1.2
Operating Instructions
V5.04-90
English
CAUTION:
Caution! The output stages are implemented as bridge circuits.
Therefore, all loudspeaker sockets carry a DC voltage of approx.
18V. The loudspeakers should NOT be connected to ground.
This would destroy your loudspeakers. Hence, the loudspeakers
should be connected only to banana sockets pairs. The same colour markings
(red = + and black = -) are generally indicated on loudspeaker boxes.
The CFA1 must be first switched to the Standby mode and then
disconnected from the Mains voltage, before connecting to or
disconnecting from the connectors at the back. Otherwise,
voltage surges may result which could damage the CFA1 or
other components of the audio system or AV-systems
connected.
This device must be earthed. It is essential that the earthed power
cable with integrally cast plug provided be used. Never use an
unearthed plug or adaptor.
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Copyright- and Trademark Notice
Copyright © Crayon Audio. First issued July 2006.
Crayon Audio GmbH, Hauptstrasse 169, 8141 Unterpremstaetten, Austria.
All rights reserved. Contents of this document may not be reproduced either wholly or partly, nor
entered into a database or transmitted in any form (by electronic or mechanical media, by photocopy,
recording or in other way) without prior written approval of the publisher.
Printed in Austria.
CFA1, Crayon Audio and the Crayon logo are Trademarks of Crayon Audio GmbH.
The contents of this manual have merely character of information. They can be changed without
previous announcement and may not be laid out as an obligation on the part of Crayon Audio GmbH.
Crayon Audio GmbH takes over no responsibility and assumes no liability for errors or inaccuracies,
which are possibly included in these operating instructions.
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Table of Contents
CE Declaration of Conformity
5
Introduction
6
7
7
7
Unpacking
Voltage Selection
Cleaning
Connections
8-9
Basic Information
10-11
Remote Control
12
Personal Settings
13-15
Factory Settings
16
Operation
17-18
Adaptor
19-20
Technical Data
21
Warranty and Customer Service
22-25
Important Safety Information
26
General Safety Information
27
Troubleshooting
28-29
Accessoires
30
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Declaration of Conformity - CE Communauté Européenne
Declaration of Conformity CE-Communauté Européenne
Crayon Audio GmbH affirms that this product fulfils the requirements of the low-voltage guidelines 73 / 23 /
European Economic Community and the guidelines on electromagnetic compatibility 89 / 336 / European
Economic Community which was changed by the guidelines 92 / 31 / European Economic Community and 93 /
68 / European Economic Community. The conformity of the said product with the regulations of the guidelines 73
/ 23 / EEC (low-voltage guideline) is proved by total compliance to the following standards:
Standard / Date of Publication / Test
EN 60065 1998 General requirements Marking
Injurious radiation
Warming under normal conditions
Danger to touch under normal operation conditions
Isolation requirements Maloperation Mechanical rigidity
Parts with mains connection
Components
Terminal equipment
Electrical connections and mechanical mounting
Protection against electrical shock
Stability and mechanical risks
Fire resistance
The conformity of the said product with the regulations of the guideline 89 / 336 / European Economic
Community
(electromagnetic compatibility) is proved by total compliance to the following standards:
Standard / Date of Publication / Test
EN 60065 Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus – Safety requirements
EN 55013 Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment Radio disturbance characteristics
Limits and methods of measurement
EN 55020 Sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment - Immunity characteristics - Limits
and methods of measurement
FCC-Notice:
Notice:
This device was tested according to part 15 of the FCC regulations and found to comply with the limits for Class
B digital devices. These limit values should guarantee an adequate protection against harmful disturbances if the
device is operated in residential areas. This device generates radio frequency energy and may cause interference to
radio and television reception. The device can disturb the radio traffic if it is not installed in accordance to
instructions and is used. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause 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 the receiving antenna
Increase distance between the device and the receiver
Connect the device to a different mains outlet so that receiver is on different branch circuit
If necessary, the user should consult a specialized dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for
additional suggestions.
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Introdduction
Dear Music Lover,
The CFA-1.2 is an integrated amplifier developed after many many years of study and research. Our
précis was simple; Create an integrated amplifier that within it’s power rating, establishes itself by
having a unique relationship to music and sound reproduction among today’s components...And while
maintaining said sonic excellence that we might through diligent effort, engineering expertise, and
perhaps a small measure of technical finesse, make operation simple and lifelong enjoyment plausible.
As such, we have implemented a case that is precision machined from solid aircraft grade aluminium.
Careful laser cutting and assembly lead to a beautifully finished component that’s beauty is more than
skin deep. Each design cue of the CFA-1.2 has not only form but function, and contributes to the purity
of sound, and life-like quality one can obtain from Crayon. The case, rugged yet elegant, serves to
stabilize the internal electronics while acting as a very effective heat sink to keep unwanted
temperatures away from any signal carrying circuit.
All internal tracing and signal runs are kept as minute as possible as to not corrupt the music in any
fashion. Using the newest technologies, in this case, a PCB design called Broadband Dirks’
Decoupling (named for Professor Dirks) decouples the power supply up to t GHz to provide extreme
electrical stability, and the lowest possibility of any electromagnetic interference.
Further care is taken by using cross regulators to stabilize the power supply of the preamplifier in the
often disturbed region of 1Hz to 10MHz, thereby applying balanced current regardless of operating
conditions.
The Crayon CFA-1.2’s output stage contains current feedback, (not signal feedback), which is a new
method used in output stages that we feel makes the CFA-1.2 all the more celebratory.
Despite common parlance, A Swiss made Switching Power Supply, and German designed controls
round out what is currently our finest effort in the vast world of integrated amplifiers. We have
developed this product without compromise, and feel certain that our efforts will lead you to experience
your music with a viscerally present and lifelike portrayal that will be new in your experience. Your CFA1.2 should be with you for years. Please, should you have a minute, let us know how you like it.
Sincerely,
Roland Krammer
Principle/Chief Engineer
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Unpacking
The following Accessories belong to the scope of supply of the CFA1;
IEC Power Cable
Remote Control (including 2 pcs. Type AAA Batteries)
Instruction Manual
It is advisable to keep the original packaging in case that you have to transport the device at a later time
Voltage Selection
The power amplifier CFA1 is equipped with a switching power supply. This power supply works at
mains voltage from 115 to 230 V (50/60Hz). The mains voltage cannot be set manually on the device.
The mains input voltage range covers until to 230 V mains voltage.
.
This device must be earthed. It is essential that the earthed
power cable with integrally cast plug provided be used. Never
use an unearthed plug or adaptor.
Cleaning
Before every cleaning, make sure that the CFA1 is disconnected from the mains supply. Remove dust
and fingerprints with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use household detergents to clean of the device.
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AUDIO INPUTS, OUTPUTS AND SPEAKER TERMINALS
⇑
⇑
GND
Adapter
⇑
Phono
Chassis
Adapter
Phono
CD
Tuner
RecIn
RecOut
PreAmpOut
unsymmetrical
unsymmetrical
unsymmetrical
unsymmetrical
unsymmetrical
unsymmetrical
Right
symmetrical
Left
symmetrical
⇑
⇑
CD
Tuner
⇑
⇑
RecIn Rec/PreOut
⇑
Right
⇑
Left
Banana socket Phono-Ground
RCA socket Phono - Pickup matching
(Description on page 18)
Input Phono (Moving Magnet / Moving Coil)
Input Compact Disc Player
Input Tuner
Input Recorder (Tape Deck, DAT or Minidisk)
Output Recorder (Tape Deck, DAT or Minidisk)
Preamplifier Output, regulated Output
Output Speaker Right Channel
(black socket = negative output,
red socket = positive output)
Output Speaker Left Channel
(black socket = negative output,
red socket = positive output)
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Connectors
Mains Connection and Fuse
⇑
⇑
Fuse
⇑
⇑
Main Switch Mains Plug
Fuse
2 Fuse holders for 5x20mm Fine Fuses 10A / delay type
Mains Switch
The switch separates the Mains voltage from the internal circuit of the device
Mains Plug
Mains Plug 115 - 230 VAC
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Basic Information
Front Panel Display
Infrarot Sensor
Standby LED
⇓
⇓
+
Channel Selection
+
Volume
Standby
Press Standby and activate or deactivate the Standby mode.
Press Standby
Ready for use
Press Standby
Power off ...... Standby
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Standby
Basic Information
Active Modue und Time out
The display and the controller is switched to idle-mode after 15 sec.
The green LED indicate at the new CFA-1.2 the active Mode.
Activation of any key on the device or IR Remote Control activates the display and the controller.
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Remote Control
Insertion and change of batteries
At the back of your remote control there is the battery compartment fitted with a screw. Remove this screw with a
suitable screwdriver (PH1). Thereafter you can pull out the battery compartment of the remote control.
Please Note:
Insert the batteries according to the marks on the inside of the battery compartment. Remove immediately possibly running
out batteries. Dispose the old batteries according to the instructions of the respective manufacturer.
After insertion of the batteries push the battery compartment again into the remote control and screw this together.
The remote control is powered by two 1.5 volt alkaline batteries (IEC LR 03, AAA). We recommend you to use only new
batteries. In any case you should never use old and new batteries together because the efficiency of your remote control
can be strongly affected and in addition, shorten the life span of the batteries substantially. After you have inserted the
batteries please press a key and examine whether the red light-emitting diode lights up; this is the confirmation that the
batteries were properly inserted.
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Personal Settings
Press both channel select keys at the same time and activate the set-up mode.
⇑
⇑
The single menu points can be selected with the channel selection keys.
Start of the set-up mode. The last selected channel remains stored for the setting of the tone and the
balance control. Using this you can carry out these settings after hearing.
Gain Control (input sensitivity)
The Phono (second) channel is ready for gain control. Now this channel is selected. If you have a
turntable connected and a signal available, you can carry out the gain setting also by hearing. By
pressing the volume keys the gain can be changed in 2dB steps.
The CD (Compact Disk) channel is since the software version „CFA1_90-V1.00_REV1.10“ also
adjustable from -6dB to +18dB.
The tuner channel is ready for the gain control. If you have a tuner connected and a signal available, you
can carry out the gain setting also by hearing. By pressing the volume keys the can be changed.
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Personal Settings
The RecIn channel is ready for the gain control. If you have a device (e.g., cassette deck) connected and
a signal available, you can carry out the gain setting also after hearing.
Tone Controller
The tone controller for low frequency (100 Hz) is ready for the gain setting. Now the channel, which
was selected before you changed the mode in the set-up, becomes audible again. By pressing the
volume keys the gain can be changed. (Max +14dB, min-14dB, in 2dB steps).
The tone controller for high frequencies (high-pass filter 12 kHz) is ready for the gain setting. By
pressing the volume keys, the gain can be changed. (Max +14dB, min-14dB, in 2dB steps).
Note: Setting of 0dB for all 3 frequency bands, the tone controller remains inactive. The signal is connected without
influence.
Balance
Here you can change the balance setting by reducing the gain of the right signal source. By pressing
the volume keys the gain can be changed in steps of 1dB. The volume [+] key increases the attenuation
which means that the negative number is incremented by 1 (-0db,-1dB,-2dB etc.).
(example)
Here you can change the balance setting by reducing the gain of the left signal source. By pressing
the volume keys the amplification can be changed in steps of 1dB.
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Personal Settings
Phono Mode (Moving Magnet oder Moving Coil)
In this menu point you choose in which mode (MM or MC) the phono preamplifiers should be
operated. By pressing the volume keys the setting can be changed.
Note: Matching of the pickup impedance see page 18 (Adapter)
Speaker Efficiency
At this point, you can customize the application points of the loudness depending of the efficiency of
your speakers. The input value is "dB per watt per meter" in 1 dB steps. The range extends from
84dB/W/m to 105dB/W/m.
As an example, in 88dB/W/m and volume <= 45 the bass and the treble will be increased by 2dB. For
volume> 45, there is no interference. When volume <36, the bass will be increased by 4dB.
A value of 102dB/W/m the bass and treble for the volume <= 31 will be increased by 2 dB. The second
starting point in this case is <= 21. Also from Volume > 31, there is no influence of the audio signal!
(Pure software feature)!
Contrast
The contrast of the LC-Display's can be changed in this menu point. Liquid Crystal Display
changes its contrast over the years. Here you have the possibility to adjust this value if required.
Default is 24.
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Individuelle Einstellungen
Volume Display
At this point you can set the kind of display volume. Number and bar graphs can be set.
BAR graph display in normal Mode.
Remote selection
At this point you can select the type of remote control. You can select the Crayon Audio remote or the
Bent Audio Remote handset.
Loudness
The Loudness function can be selected (1) or deselected (0) by the Volume keys.
Note:
The Loudness function is switched depending on the Volume and Speaker Efficiency setting by software.
After you have set-up all the parameters according to your choice, press both channel select keys at
the same time once more. All settings are stored. The normal operation mode is automatically chosen.
The Values are also stored and changed to the normla mode by Time Out after 60 seconds.
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Factory Settings
By pressing the channel select [-] key and the volume [+] key simultaneously the memory is cleared
and overwritten with default values.
⇑
⇑
Default Setting (Werkseinstellungen):
Gain Phono PreAmp. 0dB
Gain CD
0dB
Gain Tuner
0dB
Gain RecIN
0dB
BASS
0dB
TREBLE
0dB
Right Channel
-0dB
Left Channel
-0dB
Phono MM/MC
MM
Spk efficiency
88dB/W/m
Contrast
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Value or Bar
Value
Remote
Bent
Loudness
1 (on)
(Gain = Verstärkung oder Eingangsempfindlichkeit)
( right channel)
( left channel)
(Pickup type)
(Speaker efficiency)
(Contrast of display)
(Volume display by number value)
(Bent Audio Remote)
Merke: Note: The Loudness function is switched depending
on the Volume setting
and Speaker efficiency by software. As examble Spk_efficiency =
88dB/W/m, for Volume > 46 no signal influencing exists. For
Spk_efficiency = 102dB/W/m as examble, for Volume > 31 no
signal influencing exists
Afterwards it is automatically changed to the normal operation mode after 1 minute or press both
buttons of channel select again.
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Operation
Channel Selection
The CFA1 has one Phono input (RIAA) and 3 high level inputs. Press a channel select [+/-] key of
the remote control or in the front screen. The signals will be selected in the order; Phono, CD, Tuner
or RecIn ([+]). In reverse direction if you press ([-]) key. For fast switching press the select key
immediately again. After 1.8 second the Switching Process will be done.
For recording with the CFA1, connect the input of the recording
device (cassette deck, DAT or Minidisk) to the socket RecOut
With every change of channel the volume is reduced first to a minimum (Fade out, Mute) after which the
channel change-over occurs. After switching the selected channel the volume is set back to the last value
in steps (Fade in). This process needs approx. 1.8 second.
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Operation
Mute
The volume is reduced gradually to -90 dB (Fade Out) by pressing the Mute key of the remote control
or by pressing both Volume keys on the front panel. A renewed actuation of Mute key or both volume
keys at the same time, will result in volume be set back to the original value (Fade In).
⇑
⇑
Volume = 0
If you set volume with the volume [-] key up to level to zero (Push volume [-] key so long, until level
<1 is reached), the words " Volume: Mute" will be displayed instead of “Volume: 0”. This is due to
the volume regulators being switched off (Mute) due to higher Crosstalk damping.
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Adaptor
Impedance Matching for Pickup: (Moving Magnet)
The pickup, which you want to connect to the Phono input, must be matched for its impedance. The
input resistance of the RIAA Phono preamp equalizer amounts to 53,33KOhm Most Moving magnet
pickup systems and some Moving Coil pickup systems need a loading impedance of 47KOhm and a
loading capacity between 150pF and 400pF. The required loading capacity depends on the pickups
used. By connecting the adaptor plug, a resistor of 392KOhm and a capacity of 47pF will be
connected parallel. This results in an input impedance of 47KOhm and an input capacitance of approx.
200pF together with the cable of the turntable drive, because the cables show a capacitance ranging
from 70pF to 150pF per meter (mostly 150pF). A pair (for left and right channel) of the RCA (Cinch)
standard adaptors is provided with the CFA1. If you need special RCA (Cinch) adaptors, these can be
ordered from Crayon Audio GmbH or from one of our authorized dealers in your area. With the order
of the adaptor, please provide us the brand and type of the pickup, or the information of required
loading impedance and loading capacity. You can get these data from the specifications of your
pickup.
Technically experienced can make these adaptors themselves. Obtain two RCA plugs
⇑
Unscrew the external cover. Shorten the cord grip and ground fin (see drawing) with a suitable
side- cutter.
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2
3
Solder the resistor (392KOhm) and the capacitor (47pF) at the points "Signal" and "Masse"
You can get these components from an electronics store in your
area. Any 125mW, 0.1% carbon or metal film resistor of small form factor is suitable. For the capacitor
any Styroflex or similar types of small size can be used. Consult your electronics shop.
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Adaptor
Impedance Matching for Pickup: (Moving Magnet)
Moving Coil pickups generally have lower impedance values. Depending on the manufacturer and
Type, the impedance of these pickups range between 20 Ohm and 47000 Ohm. Even MC systems may
need loading capacities and mostly lie between 100pF and 400pF.
You can order adaptor for Moving Coil pickups from Crayon Audio GmbH or from one of our
authorized dealers near to you. When ordering, please provide us with the brand and type the pickup,
or the information about required loading impedance and capacity. You take these data please from the
specification sheet of your pickup.
Technically experienced can make these adaptors also by themselves. Obtain two Cinch plugs (see page
18).
Here is a sample calculation. This shows how to calculate the values of the resistors which you need
for the corresponding effective impedance (MM and MC).
Input Impedance of RIAA Pre-amplifier:
R(i)
(Example MM):
R(load) = 47KΩ Required Resistance for Adaptor:
R(ad)
= 53,33KΩ Resistance
= ?
R(ad) = 1 / ( 1 / R(i) – 1 / R(load))
R(ad) = 1 / (1 / 47000 – 1/ 53330) = 1/ (0.00002127659 – 0.00001871172) R(ad) = 1 / 0,0000025254237 = 395373Ω
The next value from the E96 Series = 392KOhm. Consult in your electronics store. They are
conversant with E96 Series (precision resistor).
For the Load Capacity: C(ad) = C(load) – C(Cabel) = 200pF – 150pF = 50pF
Available Value:
C(ad) = 47pF
With a required loading capacity of 200pF (see manufacturer data) you must subtract the capacity of the
Phono cable from the specified loading capacity. You take this value from the data-sheet of your
turntable. The capacity of the signal cable of the turntable may be sufficient in some cases as a
loading capacity and you may not need a capacity to be soldered to the adaptor.
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Technical Data
General
Dimensions 85 mm (H) x 438.8 mm (W) x 312 mm (D)
Weight 11 kg
Power Consumption 325 W max.
Fuse 2 x 230 VAC 10A Slow-Blow
Mains voltage area 115 VAC to 230 VAC
Audio Input
Line:
+10dBu
CD:
+16dBu
Input Impedance (Line):
>10k ohms
Sensitivity Phono:
5mV (MM)/ 0.8mV (MC) for nom. Output
Gain Phono @ 1kHz:
42dB (MM)/ 56dB (MC) RIAA
curve accuracy
+/-0.25dB 25Hz-20kHz
“For all inputs you can adjust the gain in 2dB steps up to 24dB”
Audio Output
Record Out:
Power Output:
Frequency Response:
Bass:
to Noise Ratio:
Slew rate:
2.743V, +10,8dB (max)
64 watts into 8 ohms, 90 watts into 4 ohms (Peak 117 watts into 4 ohms)
25Hz to 100KHz +/- 0.5dB
+/- 13dB @ 100Hz Treble:
+/- 13dB @ 7kHz Signal
>90dB Line In
>25V/uS
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Warranty and Customer Service
Warranty Conditions
Warranty applies to this product within the scope of the conditions in the country in which the
product was purchased and your legally assured rights are not limited. In addition to the
legally anchored rights, which apply to you, Crayon Audio GmbH undertakes to exchange all
parts having defects resulting from faulty production. To support us, ask your Crayon retail
specialist for Crayon's Warranty Program, which may apply in your country. An extended
warranty may be available to customers of certain countries of Europe, America and in some
other markets, who register their purchase with Crayon. A Warranty Card is delivered
together with the
product and should be returned to Crayon as soon as possible with proof of purchase from
retail specialist (authorized dealer).
Warning
The warranty does not apply if the product is serviced by a service provider not authorized
by Crayon or is dismantled. There are no user-reparable components in the product and
only an authorized service provider should be assigned to carry out any repairs.
Technical Support and Information
If you need technical support or information or for inquires with regard to the products,
please contact your local specialist supplier or one of the Crayon Agencies listed below.
Detailed information on local specialist suppliers / distributors are available at
Crayon-Website: www.crayon-audio.com
IMPORTANT
Keep a copy of the purchase receipt with which you can prove the date of purchase
of the product.
Make sure that device is insured when it is transported or is sent for repairs.
Product Registration
Register your product at our Website (www.crayon-audio,com) to receive our Newsletter with
the latest from Crayon Audio GmbH and important information and assistance on warranty
and service.
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Warranty and Customer Service
Crayon Audio GmbH
Hauptstrasse 169, Top 16
8141 Unterpremstaetten bei Graz
Austria
Phone:
++43 (0) 699 100 134 61
Fax:
++43 (0) 316 998 794 945
info@crayon-audio.com
www.crayon-audio.com
Audio Prana
69 Boston Ave
Medford
MA 02155
USA
Mob.: 617-669-3275
http://stereodesk.com
Audio Concept
Södra Agnegatan 29
112 29 Stockholm
Tel.: +46 (8) 650 72 50
Fax: +46 8 650 9150
http://www.audioconcept.se
info@audioconcept.se
Multimedia Digitale Ferdinando
Iervolino Tel.: +39 (0)81 774 1359
http://www.multimediadigitale.com
f.iervolino@tin.it
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Warranty and Customer Service
VLS Concepts
B-1-12A, Blok B,
Jalan PJU 1 /43
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 6 012-332 1812
Unit A, 12/F, Comet Commercial Building
42A Wing Hong Street, Cheung Sha Wan
Kowloon
Hong Kong
Phone:
+825 9268 2564
office@premier-hifi.com
http://www.premier-hifi.com/
SIA Profnat
Dzirnavu iela 55/2-5
Riga LV 1010
Littauen/Latvia
+371 29 637 596
www.bestsound.lv
profnat@bestsound.lv
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Warranty and Customer Service
Saarentaantie 19
31400 Somero
Finland
Tel.: +358-50-5050880
myynti@starsandstripes.fi
http://www.starsandstripes.fi
Reference Audio Systems
15 Wynyard Street Devonport
Auckland 0624
New Zealand
Tel: (09) 446 6617
info@referenceaudio.co.nz
http://www.referenceaudio.co.nz
Horn-Kultur
Herr Joachim Bembennek
Im Bungert 17
53773 Hennef
Deutschland
Tel: +49 (0) 2242 901 0683
info@horn-kultur.de
http://www.horn-kultur.de
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Important Safety Information
Explanation of the symbols that are used in these operating instructions and on the product:
This symbol is intended to alert the user that the case does not rest
uninsulated dangerous voltages that can cause electric shock.
This symbol is intended to alert the user of important maintenance
and servicing information in the instruction and service manuals.
ATTENTION
TO MINIMIZE THE RISK ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT TAKE OFF THE
COVER. THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE COMPONENTS INSIDE.
ALWAYS ENTRUST SERVICING WORK TO CERTIFIED SPECIALIZED STAFF.
WHEN REPLACING FUSES USE THE RIGHT PROTECTION TYPE AT ALL TIMES TO AVOID FIRE
HAZARD PERMANENTLY.
BEFORE REPLACING FUSES REMOVE THE POWER CABLE:
WARNING
DANGER OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK. DO NOT OPEN.
TO REDUCE FIRE HAZARD OR THE DANGER OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
MAINS PLUG
THIS DEVICE IT IS DELIVERED WITH A POWER PLUG EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE RESPECTIVE
COUNTRY OF OPERATION, WHICH CANNOT BE RE-WIRED. USE ONLY THIS.
LOUDSPEAKER CONNECTION
AVOID SHORT CIRCUITS, WHEN CONNECTING THE LOUDSPEAKER. SHORT-CIRCUITING
THE LOUDSPEAKER SOCKETS CAN DESTROY THIS DEVICE.
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Important Safety Information
General Safety Instructions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Read the instructions. Read the safety instructions and the operating instructions before using this device.
Keep the operating instruction. Keep the security and operating instructions, for later reference.
Follow the warning notices. Take into consideration all warning notices on the device and in the operating instructions.
Follow the instructions. Adhere to all operating instructions and instructions.
Water and moisture. Do not operate the device not close to water, for example, near a bathtub, a washing bowl, a wash
basin, a washing machine, in a humid cellar, near a swimming pool or near similar facilities.
6. Trolleys and racks. Use only carriage or racks, which are recommended by the manufacturer.
6a. A combination of device and trolley must be used with care. Quick braking, excessive effects of force and
uneven surfaces possibly lead
to toppling of the trolley with the device.
7. Wall-mount or Ceiling suspension. A wall-mount or ceiling suspension assembly should be carried out only according to
the manufacturer's recommendation.
8. Ventilation. Place the device in such a way that the location or the position does not impair proper ventilation. For example,
the device should not be placed on a Bed, Couch, Carpet or similar surface that may block the openings for ventilation. It
should not also be placed in a enclosed area similar to a bookshelf or cupboard in such a manner that the airflow through
the openings for ventilation are obstructed.
9. Heat. Do not place the device close to heat sources, e.g. radiators, heaters, stoves or other devices (including amplifiers),
which generate heat.
10. Mains connection. Connect the device only to an electrical supply of the type, which is described in the
operating instructions or indicated
on the device.
11. Earthing and Non-exchangeability. Do not override safety precautions of the non-exchangeable or ground plugs . A
non- exchangeable plug owns two blade-contacts and an additional ground contact on the device side, two round
contacts and a ground contact on the mains connection side. The ground contact is for safety. If the provided plug does
not fit in to your outlets, consult an electrician, who will replace the outdated outlets.
12. Protection of the power cable. The power cable should be routed so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to the cable at plugs, power outlet, and the point where
they exit from the device.
13. Cleaning. The product should be cleaned only according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
14. High voltage supply lines. An outdoor antenna should not be installed close to strong power supply lines.
15. Ground of the outdoor antenna. If an outdoor antenna is connected to the Tuner/Receiver, make sure that the antenna
system is grounded as to provide protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. In United States, Section
810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70, which provides information with respect to proper installation,
should be observed.
16. Lightning. For added protection for this equipment during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for
long periods of time, unplug it from the power outlet and disconnect the antenna system.
17. Invasion of foreign bodies and liquid. Make sure that objects of any kind or liquids enter into this equipment. Never
spill or splash liquid of any kind on the device.
18. Damage requiring service. In case of following, the device must be repaired by qualified personnel:
(1) The power cable is damaged.
(2) A foreign body or liquid has penetrated into the
device. (3) The device has been exposed to rain or
water.
(4) The device does not seem to function properly or shows a distinct change in
performance. (5) The device has been dropped, or the case has been damaged.
19. Servicing. Do not attempt to service the device beyond the instructions provided in the operating manual. All other
servicing must be referred to qualified personnel.
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Troubleshooting
The CFA1 cannot be switched on. The display is blank:
1.)Is the CFA1 connected to the mains through the supply socket at the back of the device?
2.)Have you switched on the mains switch beside the mains supply socket?
3.)Are the Fuses ok? (See page 8)
There is no sound both loudspeakers:
1.)Mute should not appear on the display. (See page 17)
2.)Is the Muting activated?
3.)Have you selected the right sound source and is the connected device switched on?
4.)Are all Cinch and loudspeaker cables properly connected to the CFA1?
There is no sound from one of the loudspeakers:
1.)Please activate the set-up mode by pressing both channel selection keys simultaneously and
verify the balance settings. (See page 13)
2.)After you have set-up all the parameters according to your choice, press once more both canal
choice keys at the same time. Now all settings are stored. The normal operation mode is
automatically chosen.
4.)Are all Cinch and loudspeaker cables intact and properly connected to the CFA1?
The CFA1 sounds dull or shrill or has not enough bass:
1.)Please activate the set-up mode by pressing both channel selection keys simultaneously and
verify the tone settings. (See page 13)
2.)After you have set-up all the parameters according to your choice, press once more both canal
choice keys at the same time. Now all settings are stored. The normal operation mode is
automatically chosen.
3.)Please pay attention to the correct polarisation of the loudspeakers, because with unequal
polarisation the loudspeakers work against each other and thus "minimise" the bass.
The CFA1 hums or whirrs when connected to the turntable drive:
1.)Connect the Earth or Ground connection of the turntable with the Ground (GND) terminal on the
backside of the amplifier.
2.) Check the connectors of the pickup, in particularly the Ground contact.
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Troubleshooting
The CFA1 is too quiet, too loud or does not sound right when connected to the turntable drive:
1.)Please activate the set-up mode by pressing both channel selection keys simultaneously and
verify the Phono settings. Choose according to requirements of MM or MC. (See page
13)
2.)After you have set-up all the parameters according to your choice, press once more both canal
choice keys at the same time. Now all settings are stored. The normal operation mode is
automatically chosen.
3.)Check the Phono input matching (adaptor). (See page 18)
The connected playback device is too quiet or too loud:
1.)Please activate the set-up mode by pressing both channel selection keys simultaneously and
verify the Gain pre-settings of the input. Choose +dB or -dB as required so that it
matches to the volume of the other channels. See page 14.
2.)After you have set-up all the parameters according to your choice, press once more both canal
choice keys at the same time. Now all settings are stored. The normal operation mode is
automatically chosen.
The Remote control does not function properly:
1.) Check the batteries.
2.) Direct sunlight, halogen lamps and fluorescent lamps can influence the reception of the
infrared sensor considerably. If you have placed the CFA near such a source of disturbance,
this can be the cause for the limited reception of the Remote control.
3.) The function of the Remote control must be in the amplifier mode (see instructions page 11).
!ATTETION!
The CFA1 must first be switched to the standby
mode and then disconnected from the mains before
making any connections on the back are connected
or disconnected. Otherwise, you may generate
surges which could damage the CFA1 or other
components in your audio or AV system.
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Accessories
Spikes
The construction of the CFA1 decreases effects of Microphony. However, this effect can be even
further reduced by means of spikes. You can order these spikes made from high-grade steel from
Crayon Audio GmbH or an authorized dealer near to you. You must screw this into the foot discs
(Device underside).
Audio Cable
Pay attention to the use of high-quality RCA (cinch)- and loudspeaker cables, because bad analogue
audio connections impair the quality of the music signal. You can order various high-quality audio
and loudspeaker cables from Crayon Audio GmbH or an authorized dealer close to you.
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