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Cary Audio Design CD 303 Owner`s manual
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OWNER’S MANUAL
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CD 303 T SACD
Professional Version
Super Audio CD Player
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 ................................................................................................................................. 4
Unpacking and Installation .................................................................................................................... 5
Specifications ........................................................................................................................................ 6
Controls & Displays
Front Panel .......................................................................................................................................... 8
Rear Panel.......................................................................................................................................... 10
Pin Assignment .................................................................................................................................. 11
Remote Control .................................................................................................................................. 12
Playback
Starting Playback ................................................................................................................................ 14
Stopping Playback .............................................................................................................................. 14
Various Playback Functions .................................................................................................................. 15
Setting the Top Priority Playback Layer (SACD only) ............................................................................... 18
Digital to Analog (D/A) Converter ...................................................................................................... 19
Use with a Computer
Use with a Windows Computer ............................................................................................................ 20
Apple Computer Compatability ............................................................................................................. 20
Service and Care
Care and Cleaning .............................................................................................................................. 21
Tube Replacement .............................................................................................................................. 21
Factory Service ................................................................................................................................... 21
Non-Warranty Repairs ......................................................................................................................... 21
Limited Warranty ................................................................................................................................ 22
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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 6 inches (16cm) 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 plug enter the AC outlet and where they exit
from the unit.
LIGHTNING: For added protection during a lightning storm or when is 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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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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:
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Before connecting a new product such as the CD 303T 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
and/or speakers. This type of damage is not covered by product warranties, and Cary Audio specifically disclaims
responsibility for any such damage.
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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.
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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
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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 referred to a qualified custom installer, a 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:
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CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by Cary
Audio Design could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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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.
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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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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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:
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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 leadin 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.
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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, extreme care should be taken to avoid touching
power lines, circuits or 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
Following the tremendous success of the 303 line of CD players, the new Cary Audio Design CD
303T SACD Professional Version includes the latest in SACD, HDCD and CD playback technology.
The CD 303T SACD Professional Version has been completely redesigned from the ground up,
modeling the tremendously successful CD 306 Pro. HDCD decoding is accomplished within the new
CD 303T using the absolute latest available software. The redeveloped power supply boasts larger
power transformers (and more of them) plus higher current regulators creating stronger and higher
current- regulated power. For resolution greater than every other machine in its class, the CD
303T’s internal word clock frequency has been raised from 11.2896 MHz to 22.5792 MHz during
SACD playback.
A new aluminum loader tray modeled after that of the CD 306 Professional Version adds elegance
and greater disc handling care. Four Burr Brown 1792u digital to analog (D/A) converter chips run
in a true balanced parallel offering an extremely low jitter D/A converter. A word about jitter is in
order. The master clock jitter is below measurable levels, utilizing a digital buffer circuit. In other
words, the data stream read from the disc is stored in RAM buffer circuits and then released to the
D/A conversion. This assures that the component will deliver the sound accurately as it was
intended.
Another very important feature of the new CD 303T SACD Professional Version is that SACD
playback stays in pure DSD format all the way to the analog outputs. It is not converted to PCM
in the CD 303T SACD Professional Version player. Another new feature is that the superior D/A
conversion section within the new CD 303T SACD Professional Version may now be used as a
stand-alone D/A converter with a choice of three separate digital inputs. These include coaxial,
Toslink and USB at bit depths and sample rates up to 24/192 kHz.
The new CD 303T SACD Professional Version will up-sample a Redbook CD disc from 44.1 kHz to 96,
192, 384, 512 or 768 kHz to release all the information available from your disc library. This is the
fourth generation of the Cary Audio Design CD 303 series of CD players. The Cary player simply gets
the music across to you in a well-balanced, “grab you by the throat,” viscerally captivating way.
Nothing stands out as being either excessive or lacking. All without a hint of stridency, glare, grit, or
other digital nasties, often misinterpreted as detail and resolution. The Cary CD 303T SACD
Professional version is another true “tour de force” CD and SACD player in the Cary Audio Design
stable.
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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.
Power Requirement
The CD 303T SACD Professional Version Transport/Processor is designed to operate from AC
mains current. The specified AC voltage is either 110-120 volts or 220-240 volts AC at 50-60
Hz.
Connections
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Digital Outputs: These outputs send a digital signal and should be connected only to
the appropriate digital input of an accompanying component.
Analog Outputs: These are for connection to the CD or AUX input jacks of an
accompanying preamplifier or amplifier.
Warranty Card
If you are the original purchaser of this unit and you purchased it in the United States, fill out the
enclosed warranty registration card and return it to Cary Audio Design within 15 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 CD 303T SACD Professional Version Transport/Processor 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 CD 303T
SACD Professional Version.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
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SACD Mechanism
Triple-beam laser, multi-speed SACD transport
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Formats
SACD, CD AUDIO (CD-DA), CD-R, CD-RW
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Master Clock Jitter
Below measurable levels
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Digital Sample Rates (Fs)
44.1, 96, 192, 384, 512 or 768 kHz sample rates for CD
playback to the analog audio outputs, 44.1, 88.2, 96,
176.4 or 192 kHz Fs for digital inputs
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Digital Filter
Software with HDCD decoding and 8x over sampling Digital
Filter
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Digital / Analog Converters
4-channel, Burr Brown DSD 1792U
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Analog Filter
3rd Order Bessel
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Analog Outputs
Balanced XLR, Single–Ended RCA
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Digital Outputs
AES/EBU, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample
Frequency (Fs) from 44.1 kHz 16 bit to 192 kHz 24 bit
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Digital Inputs
USB, Coaxial, Toslink operating at Sample Frequency (Fs)
from 44.1 kHz 16 bit to 192 kHz 24 bit
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Digital Input Sample Rate
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz or 192
kHz, Accepts 16, 20, or 24 bits
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Communication
RS232 full remote configuration interface
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Power Input
Configured at factory for either 110-120 or 220-240 VAC,
50-60 Hz
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Power Consumption
80 Watts
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Tubes
Four 12AU7
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SPECIFICATIONS
AUDIO (CD)
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Frequency Range
2 Hz - 22 kHz (44.1 kHz)
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Amplitude Linearity
0.1 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
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Phase Linearity
3 degrees (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
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Dynamic Range
121 dB (1 kHz)
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Signal-to-Noise Ratio
117 dB (1 kHz)
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Channel Separation
106 dB (1 kHz)
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Total Harmonic Distortion
0.0004% (1 kHz)
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Audio Output Level
3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance)
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Balance
6.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance)
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AUDIO (SACD)
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Frequency Range
2 Hz - 100 kHz (2.822 MHz)
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Signal system
1 bit DSD
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Sampling frequency
2.822 MHz
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Dynamic Range
123 dB
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DSD System Clock
Frequency 22.5792 MHz
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Signal-to-Noise Ratio
117 dB
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Audio Output Level
3.0V RMS (220 Ω output impedance)
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Balanced
6.0V RMS (440 Ω output impedance)
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
FRONT PANEL
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CD 303T SACD
SUPER AUDIO CD PLAYER
Professional Version
DIGITAL
ANALOG
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
SAMPLE-RATE CONVERTER
TUBE
OUTPUT
POWER
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2
3
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5
2CH/MULTI CH
CD/SACD
USB
COAXIAL
TOSLINK
OPEN/CLOSE
PLAY
STOP
PREV.
NEXT
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1. POWER
Press once to turn the power on.
Press again to turn power off.
2. DIGITAL OUTPUT SAMPLE-RATE CONVERTER (CD only)
This switches the digital output sample-rate converter mode.
44.1 kHz ---> 96 kHz ---> 192 kHz --->
3. ANALOG OUTPUT SAMPLE RATE COVERTER (CD only)
This switches the analog output sample-rate converter mode.
44.1 kHz ---> 96 kHz---> 192 kHz ---> 384 kHz ---> 512 kHz---> 768 kHz --->
4. TUBE
This switches the analog output sections between the vacuum tube and the solid-state
section.
5. DISC HOLDER
Load discs here.
6. DISC HOLDER OPEN/CLOSE
This opens and closes the disc holder.
7. PLAY
Press this button to start playback of the disc.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
8. STOP
Press this button to stop playback.
9. AUTOMATIC SEARCH REVERSE
Press this button to return the pickup to the beginning of the current track. Press
again to return to previous tracks.
10. AUTOMATIC SEARCH FORWARD
Press this button to move the pickup forward to the beginning of the next track. Press
again to move ahead to other tracks.
11. EXTERNAL IN TOSLINK (OPTICAL)
Press to select the program source connected to the digital input jack TOSLINK
(Optical).
12. EXTERNAL IN COAXIAL
Press to select the program source connected to the digital input jack COAXIAL.
13. EXTERNAL IN USB
Press to select the program source connected to the digital input jack PC-USB.
14. CD/SACD
Press this button to select the source to be played.
15. 2CH/MULTI CHANNEL
Press to select the layer of the 2-channel or multi-channel in the SACD.
16. ALPHANUMERIC DISPLAY
This twenty-character display provides a wide range of information concerning the
operation of the CD 306 SACD Professional Version.
17. TUBE SECTION USED INDICATOR
This indicator lights when the tube section is used in output ports.
18. ANALOG OUTPUT SAMPLE RATE CONVERTER INDICATOR
This indicator lights when the analog output sample rate converter function is on.
19. DIGITAL OUTPUT SAMPLE RATE CONVERTER INDICATOR
This indicator lights when the digital output sample rate converter function is on.
20. POWER INDICATOR
This indicator is illuminated when the player is attached to AC mains.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
REAR PANEL
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44.1kHz -192kHz DI GITAL AUDI O OUTP UTS
AC POWE R
AES /E BU
CO AXIAL
TOSL INK
[ ] 117V 50 /60 Hz
HDCD , High Definition Compatible Digital and Pacific Microsonics
are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Pacific Microsonics, Inc. in the United States and /or other countries
.
HDCD system manufactured under license from Pacific Microsonics, Inc.
This product is covered by one or more of the following :
Country
Patent No.
United States
5,479,168 5,638,074 5,640,161 5,808,574 5,838,274 5,854,600 5,864,311 5,872,531
Australia
669114
Other patents pending.
AES / E BU
[ ] 220 V 50/60 Hz
CARY AUDIO DESI GN
CD 303T SAC D Pla ye r
P rofe ssio na l Ve rsion
1020 Goodwor th Dr ive
APEX, NC, USA
AE S/E BU
RI GHT
LE F T
TOS LI NK
2
3
PC/ USB
RS2 32
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5
6
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Complies with FDA radiation
performance standards,
21CFR Subchapter J
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 interferenc e,
and (2) this device must accept
any interference received,
including interferenc e that may
cause undesired operation.
44.1kHz -192kHz DIGI TAL AUDIO INPUTS
ANAL OG OUT PUT S
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CO AXIAL
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1. RIGHT CHANNEL ANALOG OUTPUT JACK (AES/EBU BALANCED)
Use this jack for connection to the amplifier/preamplifier balanced input jack.
2. RIGHT CHANNEL ANALOG OUTPUT JACK (RCA UNBALANCED) Use this jack for
connection to the amplifier/preamplifier RCA unbalanced input jack.
3. LEFT CHANNEL ANALOG OUTPUT JACK (RCA UNBALANCED)
Use this jack for connection to the amplifier/preamplifier RCA unbalanced input jack.
4. LEFT CHANNEL ANALOG OUTPUT JACK (AES/EBU BALANCED)
Use this jack for connection to the amplifier/preamplifier balanced input jack.
5. DIGITAL INPUT JACK (TOSLINK)
44.1 kHz -192 kHz digital data input to this jack.
6. DIGITAL INPUT JACK (COAXIAL)
44.1 kHz -192 kHz digital data input to this jack.
7. DIGITAL INPUT JACK (PC-USB)
44.1 kHz -192 kHz digital data input to this jack.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
8. RS 232 JACK
Use this jack for connection to computer control.
9. POWER INPUT (AC IN)
Connect to AC mains using the included power supply cord.
10. SOFTWARE UPGRADE PORT
11. DIGITAL OUTPUT JACK (TOSLINK)
44.1 kHz – 192 kHz digital data output from this jack.
With SACD discs, no digital signals are delivered from Super Audio CD discs.
12. DIGITAL OUTPUT JACK (COAXIAL)
44.1 kHz - 192 kHz digital data output from this jack.
With SACD discs, no digital signals are delivered from Super Audio CD discs.
13. DIGITAL OUTPUT JACK (AES/EBU)
44.1 kHz-192 kHz digital data output from this jack.
With SACD discs, no digital signals are delivered from Super Audio CD discs.
PIN ASSIGNMENT
The pin assignments of all of the XLR-type male analog outputs, the XLR-type male digital
output, and XLR-type female digital inputs are as follows:
Pin 1: Signal ground
Pin 2: Signal + (non-inverting) Pin
3: Signal - (inverting)
Connector ground lug: chassis ground
Refer to the owner's manual for the other components in your audio system to verify that the
XLR pin assignments of its input connectors correspond to the CD 303T SACD Professional
Version. If they are different, wire the XLR cable so that the appropriate XLR output pin connects
to the equivalent XLR input pin.
Pin 1: Signal ground
Pin 2: Signal + (non-inverting) Pin
3: Signal - (inverting)
Connector ground lug: chassis ground
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
REMOTE CONTROL
1. POWER: Use to turn the power on and off.
2. PROGRAM: Preset tracks to be played by
keying in track numbers. When using PROGRAM
function, the player must be in STOP mode.
3. NUMBER: Use the number buttons to select a
track. Playback starts from the selected track.
4. TIME: Displays the remaining time of a track or it
displays the total remaining time of a disc.
5. STOP: Use to stop play.
6. BRIGHT: Use to select the player display
brightness level.
7. PREVIOUS: Use to jump to the start of the
previous track.
8. TEXT DISPLAY: Use this function to display the
text information on the disc.
9. ANALOG UPSAMPLING MODE: Use to select
the analog sample-rate converter mode.
10. CD/SACD: Use to select the source material.
11. COAXIAL: Use to select the program source
connected to the digital input jack (COAXIAL).
12. D-SRC: Use to select the digital sample-rate
converter mode.
13. DELETE: Use to clear a program.
14. PAUSE: Use to pause and resume play.
15. FORWARD: Use to search for a passage.
16. PLAY: Use to start play.
17. REVERSE: Use to search for a passage.
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CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS
18. MUTE: Use to mute and resume sound.
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PROG RAM
DELETE
RA ND O M
1
2
3
4
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9
20
0
TIM E
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19. RANDOM: Use to play all the tracks on the disc
once in random order.
20. REPEAT: Use to repeat play. Press once for
single track, press a second time to repeat all
tracks, and press a third time to clear.
21. OPEN/CLOSE: Use to open and close the disc
holder.
22. CD/SACD: Use to select the SACD layer or CD
layer of a hybrid disc.
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23. NEXT: Use to select another track during play.
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24. SACD 2CH/MULTI CH: Use to select the 2channel or multi-channel layer on the SACD disc.
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25. PC-USB: Use to select the program source
connected to the PC-USB input jack.
AN A LO G UP SA M PL IN G M OD E
44.1
96
192
384
512
768
DIG ITA L IN P UT S ELE CTO R
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CD /S AC D
P C -U S B
CO A XIA L
TOS L INK
26. TOSLINK: Use to select the program source
connected to the digital input jack (TOSLINK).
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D-S R C
T/S
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27. T/S: Use to select the analog outputs sections
between the vacuum tube section and solid-state
section.
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PLAYBACK
STARTING PLAYBACK
CD 303T SACD
SUPER AUDIO CD PLAYER
Professional Version
DIGITAL
ANALOG
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
SAMPLE-RATE CONVERTER
TUBE
OUTPUT
POWER
1
3
4
2CH/MULTI CH
CD/SACD
USB
COAXIAL
TOSLINK
OPEN/CLOSE
PLAY
STOP
PREV.
NEXT
2
5
1. Press the POWER button to turn the power on.
2. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button.
The disc holder opens.
3. Load the disc you want to play.
4. For SACD, use the 2CH/MULTI CHANNEL button to set the layer to be played, as
necessary.
5. Press the PLAY button.
Playback starts then stops automatically after the last track on the disc has been
played.
STOPPING PLAYBACK
To stop playback, press the STOP button.
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PLAYBACK
VARIOUS PLAYBACK FUNCTIONS (REMOTE CONTROL UNIT ONLY)
Playing a Specific Track
[Direct Play]
1. Use the number buttons and “+ 10” button to select the desired track.
Playback starts from the selected track.
Stopping Playback Temporarily
[Pause]
1. During playback, press the PAUSE button on the remote control unit.
2. To resume playback from the position at which the disc is paused, press
PLAY button.
Automatic Search
1. Press the NEXT button.
 Press the button more than once to move ahead to the
beginning of subsequent tracks.
 When the NEXT button is pressed during random playback, the
next track is selected at random and played.
2. Press the PREV button.
 Press the button more than once to move back to the beginning
of previous tracks.
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PLAYBACK
Finding the Desired Spot While Listening to the Sound
Use this function to skip forward or backward while listening to the sound.
This function comes in handy for finding a particular spot in the middle of
long tracks.
1. During playback, press and hold in the � button.
 When the button is released, normal playback resumes from
that point.
2. During playback, press and hold in the � button.
 When the button is released, normal playback resumes from
that point.
Playing the Tracks in the Desired Order
[Programmed Play]
Use this function to select the desired tracks on the disc and play them in the
desired order. Up to thirty-five tracks can be programmed.
1. In the stop mode, press the PROGRAM button.
2. Press the number to select the track to be programmed.
 For example, to program the 3rd and 9th tracks to play, press
PROGRAM, 3, PROGRAM, 9.
3. Press the PLAY button.
 The tracks are played in the programmed order.
Playing the Tracks in Random Order
[Random Play]
Use this function to play all the tracks on the disc once in random order.
1. In the stop mode, press the RANDOM button.
 The RANDOM indicator lights.
 A track is selected automatically and playback begins.
 To cancel random playback, press the RANDOM button while in
the stop mode. Normal playback resumes.
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PLAYBACK
Repeat Play
[Repeat Play]
This button is used to play all the tracks repeatedly using this sequence:
1. In the PLAY mode, press the REPEAT button twice.
 The "RepAll" indicator becomes illuminated.
 To cancel the all-track repeat mode, press the REPEAT button
three times.
Also, this button is used to play a single track repeatedly using this
sequence:
2. During playback, press the REPEAT button once.
 The "Rep-1" indicator lights.
 To cancel the one-track repeat mode, press the REPEAT button
four times.
To Display Text (SACD CD only)
With SACDs that contain text information, the text information included on
the disc can be displayed while in either the stop or play mode.
1. Press the TEXT DISPLAY button while in the stop mode.
 The album title scrolls on the display.
2. Then press the PLAY button.
 The title of the track currently playing scrolls on the display.
 When a track is switched while its track title is being displayed,
the new track’s title is scrolled.
 "NO TEXT" is displayed if the TEXT DISPLAY button is pressed
when a disc not containing text information is loaded.
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PLAYBACK
SETTING THE TOP PRIORITY PLAYBACK LAYER (SACD ONLY)
The factory default setting for the top priority playback of the SACD disc layer is the SACD
(stereo) layer. The user can change the SACD disc layer for top priority playback after the disc is
loaded.
CD 303T SACD
SUPER AUDIO CD PLAYER
Professional Version
DIGITAL
ANALOG
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
SAMPLE-RATE CONVERTER
TUBE
OUTPUT
POWER
1
2CH/MULTI CH
CD/SACD
USB
COAXIAL
TOSLINK
OPEN/CLOSE
PLAY
STOP
PREV.
NEXT
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1. Press the POWER button to turn the power on.
2. Check that the disc is loaded.
3. Press the 2CH/MULTI CHANNEL button and switch to the desired layer.
 When an SACD disc is loaded after the setting has been made, the contents
recorded on the set layer are displayed.
 If a disc not containing the layer set for top priority playback is loaded, the
contents recorded on another layer are displayed automatically.
 This setting is stored in the memory and is not cleared, even when the disc
holder is opened or closed or the power is turned off. To change the setting,
repeat the procedure above.
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DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTER
USING AS A DIGITAL TO ANALOG (D/A) CONVERTER
CD 303T SACD
SUPER AUDIO CD PLAYER
Professional Version
DIGITAL
ANALOG
OUTPUT
OUTPUT
SAMPLE-RATE CONVERTER
TUBE
OUTPUT
POWER
2CH/MULTI CH
CD/SACD
USB
COAXIAL
TOSLINK
OPEN/CLOSE
PLAY
STOP
PREV.
NEXT
2
1
1. Press the POWER button to turn the power on.
2. Press the desired digital input button: USB, COAXIAL, or TOSLINK button.
3. At startup, the USB / COAXIAL / TOSLINK displays the following:
 A-OUT: NONE
 D-IN: NONE
 D-OUT: NONE
After initializing, the Analog-Out is the first to appear on the display, then the
external digital input sampling frequency appears. The USB / COAXIAL / TOSLINK
displays will show as follows:
 A-OUT: 192 kHz
 D-IN: 192 kHz
 D-OUT: 192 kHz
Digital input signal can be output in digital format and analog format.
Only linear PCM signals with a sampling frequency of 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz can be played on this setting. Do not input any digital
signal other than linear pulse code modulation (PCM) signals such as CD- ROM, Dolby
Digital, and DTS signals. Doing so will generate output noise that could damage the
speakers.
When the digital sampling frequency is switched, the muting circuit is activated for 1 or 2
seconds, so the sound will stop momentarily and then start again each time the digital
sample rate is changed.
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USE WITH A COMPUTER
USE WITH A WINDOWS COMPUTER
If your Windows computer does not meet these minimum requirements, you may experience
lagging of audio and possible freezing of your computer during operation:
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Microsoft Windows XP (with SP2) or Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft
Windows 7
Available USB 2.0 port (High speed for USB2.0)
Intel Pentium 4 processor or equivalent AMD Athlon processor
Motherboard with Intel or VIA chipset
5400 RPM or faster hard disc drive (7200 RPM or Faster with 8MB cache
recommended)
256MB or more of RAM (512MB recommended)
PC-DRIVE INSTALLATION
To use the CD303T SACD Professional Version USB port efficiently on any computer, it is important
to install all the necessary drivers from the Cary Audio website. We advise users to read all
instructions carefully before beginning the installation process, as they will be asked to disconnect
and reconnect their CD303T SACD Professional Version.
Starting the PC Driver Installation:
1. Download the CARY USB Driver from www.caryaudio.com.
2. Unzip the CARY USB Driver.
3. Double click CARY USB setup.exe to begin the installation.
4. Click NEXT to install the CARY USB Driver on your computer.
5. Click INSTALL to begin the installation.
6. Click FINISH to complete the setup wizard.
7. Connect your USB cable from the component to your computer.
8. After connecting the component to your PC, the computer should make a tone
signifying that a new device has been connected.
9. The PC Driver installation is complete and the component can be used.
APPLE COMPUTER COMPATABILITY
Apple computers can transmit a 24/192 kHz signal to the CD 303T over the optical inputs. Most of
the recent model Apple computers contain a mini optical digital audio output that can transmit
24/192 kHz high-resolution audio files to the CD 303T.
However, a USB driver capable of accepting a 24/192 kHz signal has not yet been created for
Apple computers. Due to its sophistication and its ability to receive a 24/192 kHz signal, the USB
input on the CD 303T was specifically written for Windows-based computers.
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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 CD
303T SACD Professional Version with a soft cloth and a glass cleaner (such as Windex). Removing
the cover during cleaning is not advised. The frequency of cleaning will vary based on the
cleanliness of the environment and the number of hours the CD 303T SACD Professional Version is
operated.
TUBE REPLACEMENT
The CD 303T SACD Professional Version has four 12AU7 tubes for audio gain and output
buffering. They should provide years of trouble free performance. You may want to experiment
by “rolling” some vintage 12AU7 tubes in the CD 303T SACD Professional Version. You can
access the four tubes by opening the small panel on the top of the chassis. Be sure the unit is
unplugged and cool before opening the top panel and removing any tubes. Gently pull the tubes
out by pulling straight up. When inserting tubes, be careful to line the pins of the tube with the
socket in the CD 303T SACD Professional Version.
FACTORY SERVICE
Careful consideration has been given to the design of your CD 303T SACD Professional Version to
keep maintenance problems to a minimum. Any problems or requests for service should be
referred to our Customer Service Department at 919.355.0010. Do not return the CD 303T SACD
Professional Version to the factory without a return authorization number (RA) from the
Customer Service Department. 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 your improper packing
or lack of insurance. Please use the original shipping carton for shipping the player.
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-ofwarranty service and repair fees.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Cary Audio Warrants to the original United States purchaser for use in the United States
the Following Cary Audio Products for the Periods Indicated:
1. Power Amplifiers, Integrated Amplifiers, Surround Sound Processors, and Preamplifiers have
a three (3) year parts and labor warranty from the date of the original purchase from Cary
Audio.
2. CD or SACD players, DVD players, or Music Servers have an eighteen (18) month parts and
labor warranty from the date of the original purchase from Cary Audio.
3. Vacuum tubes, if any are used in the component, are offered a 90-day exchange policy
against defects with the exception of the CAVT 300B vacuum tube that has a one (1) year
exchange policy from the date of the original purchase from Cary Audio.
What is Covered and What is Not Covered
Except as specified below, this warranty covers parts and labor to correct all defects in materials and
workmanship. The following are not covered by the warranty:
1. Damage, deterioration, malfunction or failure to meet performance specifications resulting
from:
a. Accident, acts of nature, misuse, abuse, neglect or unauthorized product
modifications
b. Improper installation, removal or maintenance, or failure to follow instructions
supplied with the product.
c. Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by Cary Audio to repair the
product.
d. Any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier).
e. Any cause other than a product defect.
2. Cleaning, initial set-up, check-ups with no defects found, or charges incurred for installation,
removal or reinstallation of the product.
3. Any product, on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
4. Batteries.
5. Accessories, including but not limited to, batteries, cables, mounting hardware and brackets,
cleaning accessories, antenna and detachable power cords.
6. Warranty is void if purchase was made from anyone other than an authorized Cary Audio
dealer.
Who May Enforce the Warranty?
This warranty extends to products purchased directly from Cary Audio or an authorized Cary Audio
dealer. Purchasers should inquire of the dealer regarding the nature and extent of the dealer’s
warranty, if any.
To obtain such warranty service, the original purchaser must complete and send in the Warranty
Registration Card within 15 days of purchase.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
What Will We Pay For?
We will pay for all labor and material expenses for items covered by the warranty. Payment of
shipping charges is discussed in the next section of this warranty.
How You Can Get Service?
In the event that the owner needs to return the unit to Cary Audio for service or repair of a possible
defect, he must follow the following steps:
1. Contact Cary Audio at 919-355-0010 to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)
number prior to shipping; include this number with the package
2. Submit a copy of the original sales receipt; blank receipts will not validate the limited
warranty for service by Cary Audio. The original sales receipt must contain the following
information:
a. The authorized Cary Audio dealer’s name
b. The date of purchase
c. The unit’s sales price
d. The buyer’s name and address
e. Describe in detail the problem.
f. Note the unit’s model number and serial number.
3. 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, 1020 Goodworth Drive Apex, NC
27539.
b. Hand-deliver the product to Cary Audio (address noted above) or the nearest
authorized service facility.
Limitation of Implied Warranties
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purchase, are
limited in duration to the length of this warranty.
Exclusion of Damages
Cary Audio’s liability for any defective product is limited to repair or replacement of the product at
Cary Audio’s option. Cary Audio shall not be liable for damage to other products caused by any
defects in Cary Audio products, damages based upon inconvenience or loss of use of the product, or
any other damages, whether incidental, consequential, or otherwise.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
How State Law Relates to the Warranty
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions
may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
International Purchasers (Export Markets)
Cary Audio warrants its merchandise to purchasers within the United States exclusively for use
within the United States. It provides no other warranties, expressed or implied. If you are living
outside of the United States, please consult your local dealer or distributor to determine the details
of your local warranty.
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phone 919-355-0010
fax 919-355-0013
www.caryaudio.com
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