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EMM Labs XDS1 Specifications
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001 XDS1 V2 CD/SACD PLAYER OWNER’S MANUAL
Welcome
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Thank you for choosing EMM Labs...
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Table Of Contents
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Welcome
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Table of Contents
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Safety Instructions
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Information To The User
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Warranty
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XDS1 V2 CD/SACD PLAYER
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Features & Specifications
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Front Panel & Functions
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Rear Panel & Functions
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Connecting and Operation
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Infrared Remote Control
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Appendix A - Serial Remote Control (RS232)
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Safety Instructions
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Safety Instructions
Prior to Installing your new EMM Labs product please read the following safety
instructions:
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Read and follow all instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Do not use or install product near any sources of water, rain and/or
moisture.
Clean using only a dry cloth.
Install only in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Refer all servicing to approved service personnel.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not install product outdoors or in direct sunlight.
Leave at least 10cm or 4 inches around product to ensure proper
ventilation.
Do not place product near strong electrical or magnetic
radiation/emissions or near a power amplifier.
This EMM Labs product must be connected to a mains socket outlet with a protective
earthing connection (grounding pin).
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO WATER OR MOISTURE.
EEC: This product has been designed and tested to comply with the limits set out in
EN55013, EN55020 and EN 60065:2009 (electrical safety).
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Information To The User
CAUTION
This product is a Class 1 laser product, but this product
contains a laser diode higher than Class 1. To ensure
continued safety do not remove any covers or attempt to
gain access to the inside of the product. Refer all servicing
to qualified personel. The following caution label appears
on your unit on the rear panel:
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure. The use of optical
instruments with this product will increase eye hazard.
Information To The User
Alteration or modification carried out without appropriate
approval may invalidate the user’s right to operate the
equipment.
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Warranty
Warranty
EMM Labs warrants the XDS1 V2 product against defects in material
and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of time
specified by the product’s serial number from the date of first
delivery to the owner. The warranty time period is 1 year for the
drive unit and associated drive electronics. 5 years for all other parts.
Warranty is limited to the original owner and is non-transferable.
EMM Labs will pay for return shipping charges back to the owner
when the product is sent to EMM Labs within the first 90 days after
purchase (US and Canada end-users only). Otherwise, owner will be
responsible for all shipping charges to and from EMM Labs.
For all warranty claims, a copy of the original invoice must
accompany the product.
Opening the product or modifying it in any way by the owner,
including but not limited to cryogenic treatment, will void any
warranty.
Please contact EMM Labs (support@emmlabs.com) for RMA number
and shipping instructions before shipping any product to EMM Labs.
EMM Labs products are sold worldwide through authorized dealers
with restricted territories. EMM Labs product purchased from
non-authorized dealers or from a dealer selling outside his / her
authorized territory will automatically void product warranty.
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006 XDS1 V2 CD/SACD PLAYER OWNER’S MANUAL
XDS1 V2 CD/SACD PLAYER
XDS1 V2 CD/SACD PLAYER
The XDS1 V2 is EMM Lab’s multi-format high performance digital
player for CD and stereo SACD. It has evolved from EMM Labs
acclaimed converter and transport systems which are used worldwide
in professional studios to create some of the finest recordings.
The XDS1 V2 can also can as a stand alone reference converter for
other digital sources using its new built in USB, AES, COAXIAL and
TOSLINK interfaces.
The XDS1 V2 has EMM Lab’s:
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All New Digital Input System allowing it to be use as a stand
alone reference DAC.
Latest Generation modular MDAT algorithm to up-sample
and condition digital audio to twice the SACD/DSD sample
rate.
Latest MCLK modular reference master clock.
X-Drive metal drive system.
Latest X-Power power system.
Latest MFAST technology that gets rid of digital source jitter.
The XDS1 V2 is the culmination of years of research and development
resulting in EMM Labs finest all in one CD/SACD player to date.
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Features & Specifications
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Features & Specifications
Supported disc formats:
• Redbook CD
• Stereo SACD
Analog Outputs:
• Balanced (XLR)
Output Line Level (0dBfs signal on AES/EBU input): 5V
Output Impedance: 300Ω
• Un-Balanced (RCA)
Output Line Level (0dBfs signal on AES/EBU input): 2.5V
Output Impedance: 150Ω
Digital Inputs:
• Up to 24bit wordlength on all digital inputs
• AES/EBU PCM (44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz)
• COAXIAL PCM (44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz)
• TOSLINK PCM (44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz)
• USB PCM (44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz)
• USB also supports DSD streaming
Digital Outputs:
• AES/EBU (XLR) PCM digital audio output for CD and SACD
• EMM Labs OptiLink
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Features & Specifications
Features & Specifications
System:
• System control via serial RS-232
• USB data port for firmware upgrades
Power supply
• Power factor corrected
• Factory set to 100V or 115V or 230V, 50/60Hz operation
• Power consumption: 45W
General
• Dimensions W x D x H: 435 x 400 x 145mm
• Weight: 17kg
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Front Panel & Functions
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Front Panel & Functions
1. Standby/Power-Save button:
Toggles the operation between on and power-save mode. In power save mode the
remote control and all front panel functions become inactive.
2. XDS1 V2 drive Tray
3. XDS1 V2 Display:
Display can be dimmed or turned off using the the remote DISC button.
4. XDS1 V2 Front Panel Buttons and Indicators:
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-> SOURCE: Toggles between CD/SACD playback, AES, TOSLINK,
COAXIAL and USB inputs.
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Front Panel & Functions
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Front Panel & Functions
4. XDS1 V2 Front Panel Buttons and Indicators (cont’d):
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-> EJECT/STOP: Stops playback. Pressing stop a second time or when
the drive is already in stop mode ejects the tray.
-> MODE: To switch between the SACD and CD layers of a hybrid
SACD. Works only when the drive is in stop mode.
-> PLAY/PAUSE: Starts or Pauses playback.
-> PHASE: Toggles polarity inversion that is performed in the digital
domain.
-> ALT: Function is only for machine service/diagnostic. Disabled.
-> REPEAT: This buttons toggles through 3 states:
Repeat Track – repeats current track
Repeat All – repeats entire disc
Repeat Off - turns repeat function off
-> PREVIOUS: Jumps back a track. Press and hold to enter fast
rewind mode. In this mode pressing the PREVIOUS
button immediatly a second and third time causes the
rewind speed to increase. To exit press PLAY.
-> NEXT: Jumps ahead a track. Press and hold to enter fast forward
mode. In this mode pressing the NEXT button immediatly
a second and third time causes the forward speed to
increase. To exit press PLAY.
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Rear Panel & Functions
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Rear Panel & Functions
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1. Main Power connector
2. Main Power Switch
3. Product VOLTAGE indicator:
Indicates working voltage of the XDS1 V2. Only use with indicated line voltage.
4. Product model and serial number indicator:
Warranty void if model/serial number indicator is not attached to unit, missing or
damaged whereby serial number cannot be seen.
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Rear Panel & Functions
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Rear Panel & Functions
5. Analog Outputs:
• Left and Right Balanced (XLR) Connectors
• Left and Right Un-Balanced (RCA) Connectors
6. Digital Inputs:
• USB Audio: USB Audio format PCM and DSD digital input
• AES/EBU: AES/EBU (XLR) format PCM digital input
• COAX: COAXIAL (RCA) format PCM digital input
• TOSLINK: TOSLINK format PCM digital input
7. Digital Outputs:
• AES/EBU: AES/EBU (XLR) PCM digital audio output for CD and SACD
• Optilink: EMM Labs OptiLink for interfacing with other EMM Labs products
8. System:
Remote:
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RS232 Remote: RS232 control port
USB data port for firmware upgrades (see separate USB update
instructions)
RESET button used to temporarily access the backup firmware.
Only for diagnostic purposes. Should not be used during normal
operation.
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Rear Panel & Functions
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Connecting & Operation
Please see next page with regards to installing the XDS1 V2 USB Audio drivers.
1. Connect the included power cable from the XDS1 V2’s power connector to a free
power receptacle.
2. Connect the appropriate digital source connections up to the XDS1 V2’s digital inputs
using the appropriate high quality digital audio and USB cables.
3. Connect the appropriate analog outputs of the XDS1 V2’s to your pre-amp or
integrated amplifier.
4. Turn on the XDS1 V2 using the main power switch and select the CD/SACD player or
a digital input by pressing the SOURCE selector button or using the remote.
5. Press the EJECT button to eject the CD/SACD tray and insert a CD/SACD onto the
tray. Press the EJECT button once again for the tray to close. Once loaded press the
PLAY button to start playing CDs or SACDs.
6. Select a digital input where a digital source is connected. The XDS1 V2 will lock to the
appropriate sample frequency and display the samplerate on it’s display. The
conversion process will start and you will be able to listen to music.
7. The XDS1 V2 remembers the last digital input it was switched too prior to being
switched off.
Please note that, especially for high resolution audio, you must use proper high quality
TOSLINK, certified USB 2.0, 75Ω COAXIAL and 110Ω AES cables. Using the wrong type of
cables, low quality cables or cables that do not have the proper specification will cause all
kinds of issues while playing back digital audio.
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Rear Panel & Functions
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Connecting & Operation
USB Audio Input:
1. First, use only well-sheilded certified USB 2.0* cables to connect the XDS1 V2’s USB
Audio input to any USB digital audio source component (computer, laptop, media
server etc.)
2. The XDS1 V2’s USB Audio interface uses the B-type USB connector similar to
connectors used on printers. Please see image below:
3. Select the USB Audio input using front panel input selector buttons.
4. For MAC OSX systems, no driver is needed. OSX has the appropriate USB driver
already installed.
5. For Windows XP, Vista (32 or 64bit) and Windows 7 (32 or 64bit) systems install the
provided USB driver located on the software CD in folder named “XDS1 V2 USB
Audio Driver” and run the “setup.exe” file. Read and follow the installation
instructions.
6. Kernal, ASIO and WASAPI (Vista and Windows 7) drivers will be installed.
*Not using proper cables will cause audio issues between digital source and DAC.
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Rear Panel & Functions
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Connecting & Operation
7. For Windows Media Player playback; in Windows Control Panel set the default sound
playback to the XDS1 V2 USB Audio device (XMOS XS1-L1 Audio).
8. In general for most audio applications you will be able to select the XDS1 V2 USB
Audio device (XMOS XS1-L1 Audio) from within the application and choose the
appropriate driver Kernal, ASIO or WASAPI.
DSD Audio
1. The XDS1 V2 currently supports DSD audio streaming and conversion over USB
using DoP 1.0 specification.
2. Currently there are many different media players that support DSD audio file
playback. Some of them that have been fully tested in-house eg. JRiver for Windows,
and Audivarna and Pure Music for OSX.
3. Every media player will have specific software installation instructions and setup
procedures for enabling DSD streaming. Please consult the specific software manual.
4. Some software manufacturers have also provided quickstart and software setup
guides online or available for you to download. If available EMM Labs will post links
to this on the XDS1 V2 support website.
5. When setup correctly and DSD data is detected, the XDS1 V2 will display DSD on its
front display window as the digital audio format.
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Infrared Remote Control
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Infrared Remote Control
DISC
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INPUT
Numeric Buttons
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MODE
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REPEAT
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PLAY
PAUSE
STOP
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This function toggles the front panel display to different preset
brightness settings including turning the display off.
Toggles between CD/SACD playback and all the digital inputs.
Press the AES button to switch between AES and COAXIAL
inputs. Press the TOS button to switch between TOSLINK and
USB inputs.
These buttons can be used to directly access any track on the CD
or SACD directly. To access tracks higher then 9 see examples:
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Track 10 press and hold 1 until you see the display change
to 10 then press 0.
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Track 23 press and hold 2 until you see the display change
to 20 then press 3.
To switch between the SACD and CD layers of a hybrid SACD.
Works only when the drive is in stop mode.
This buttons toggles through 3 states:
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Repeat Track – repeats current track
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Repeat All – repeats entire disc
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Repeat Off - turns repeat function off
Starts or Pauses Playback
Pauses or Starts Playback from Pause.
Stops Playback. Pressing stop a second time or when the drive is
already in stop mode ejects the tray.
Jumps back a track. Press and hold to enter fast rewind mode. In
this mode pressing the button immediatly a second and third
time causes the rewind speed to increase. To exit press PLAY.
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DISC
DISPLAY
DISC
INPUT
AES
TOS
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MODE
PLAY
REPEAT
PAUSE
STOP
TRACK
PHASE
MUTE
Infrared Remote Control
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Infrared Remote Control
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MUTE
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Jumps ahead a track. Press and hold to enter fast forward
mode. In this mode pressing the button immediatly a second
and third time causes the forward speed to increase. To exit
press PLAY
Toggles polarity inversion performed in the digital domain.
Mutes the XDS1 V2 analog outputs.
DISC
DISPLAY
DISC
INPUT
AES
TOS
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MODE
PLAY
REPEAT
PAUSE
STOP
TRACK
PHASE
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MUTE
Appendix A - Serial Remote Control (RS232)
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Serial Remote Control (RS232)
The XDS1 V2 is equipped with a 9-pin RS232 port for system remote control via a serial
cable (not provided by EMM Labs). Please use a standard RS232 cable. Do not use a null
model cable, as this will not work. RS232 communication port settings:
• 19,200 baud
• 8 bits
• 1 stop bit
• no flow control
• no parity bit
Commands to the XDS1 V2
All commands sent to the XDS1 V2 consist of 3 ASCII characters (all lowercase) followed by
a carraige return or <CR>. Repeating a <CR> will repeat the last command sent. Received
commands are not stored in a stack. They need to be sent in intervals of at least 50ms to
allow enough time for the XDS1 V2 to execute a command before receiving the next one.
Command
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pse
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nxt
prv
Function
Start Playback
Pause Playback
Stop Playback
Toggles through the SACD playback layers. Only works when not playing.
Toggles through the different repeat modes
Jumps ahead a track
Jumps back a track
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Appendix A - Serial Remote Control (RS232)
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Commands to the XDS1 V2 (cont`d)
Command
Function
dim
Toggles through display brightness settings
try
Tray open and close
tr(x)
tr followed by a single digit (x) to jump to a particular track. See example.
tr(x) example:
a) Jump to track 5
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tr0<CR>, tr5<CR>
b) Jump to track 12 :
tr1<CR>, tr2<CR>
pol
Toggles polarity inversion performed in the digital domain.
src
Toggles between CD/SACD playback and all digital inputs.
dsc
Selects CD/SACD Player
aes
Selects the AES digital input
tos
Selects the TOSLINK digital input
cox
Selects the COAXIAL digital input
usb
Selects the USB digital input
Status bytes sent from XDS1 V2
The XDS1 V2 sends back 9 Bytes terminated with a <CR> whenever any status changes.
<Byte 0><Byte 1><Byte 2><Byte 3><Byte 4><Byte 5><Byte 6><Byte 7><Byte 8><CR>
Byte 0
Byte 1
Byte 2
Byte 3
Byte 4
Seconds ones in ASCII
Seconds tens in ASCII
Minutes ones in ASCII
Minutes tens in ASCII
Hours ones in ASCII
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Appendix A - Serial Remote Control (RS232)
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Status bytes sent from XDS1 V2 (cont`d)
Byte 5 Track number ones in ASCII
Byte 6 Track number tens in ASCII
Bytes 7 through 9 are status bytes where each bit represents a machine status flag. 0 indicates
that the particular bit is set.
Byte 7
Byte 8
bit 0 - 1 when "Reading" indicator is on (front panel)
bit 1 - 1 when "Repeat Track" indicator is on( front panel)
bit 2 - 1 when "Repeat All" indicator is on (front panel)
bit 3 - 1 when "CD" indicator is on (front panel)
bit 4 - 1 when "SACD 2CH" indicator is on (front panel)
bit 5 - 1 when "SACD MCH" indicator is on (front panel)
bit 6 - Not used
bit 7 - Not used
bit 0 - Reserved
bit 1 - Not used
bit 2 - Not used
bit 3 - 1 when "No Disc" indicator is on (front panel)
bit 4 - 1 when internal clock selected
bit 5 - Not used
bit 6 - 1 when in pause
bit 7 - 1 when clock is locked
Byte 9 <CR> (x0D)
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