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Owner’s Manual
No512
CD/SACD™
Disc Player
FCC Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
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.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution!
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Mark Levinson and the Mark Levinson logo are trademarks of Harman
International Industries, Incorporated, in the United States and/or other
countries.
SACD is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Microsoft, Internet Explorer and Windows are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
For customer service and product
shipment information, refer to the
www.marklevinson.com Web site.
Part No. 070-19027| Rev 0 |06/08
©2008 Harman International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved.
This document should not be construed as a commitment on the part of
Harman International Industries, Incorporated. The information it contains is
subject to change without notice. Harman International Industries,
Incorporated, assumes no responsibility for errors that may appear within this
document.
Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean with a dry cloth only.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other apparatus
that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles and the point where it exits from the apparatus.
11. Use only attachments and accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table specified by the manufacturer or
sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/
apparatus combination to avoid injury or tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as when the power-supply cord or plug is damaged; liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus; or the apparatus has been exposed to rain
or moisture, does not operate normally or has been dropped.
15. The MAINS cord is intended to be the safety disconnect device for this apparatus and shall
remain readily operable at all times.
16. Ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as
newspapers, table cloths, curtains and so on.
17. No naked flame sources, such as candles, should be placed on the apparatus.
18. Terminals marked with this symbol may be considered hazardous live, and the
external wiring connected to these terminals requires installation by an instructed
person or the use of ready-made leads or cords.
19. This product must be terminated with a three-conductor AC mains power cord that includes an
earth ground connection. To prevent shock hazard, all three connections must ALWAYS be used.
Warning!
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. The
apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing. No objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
This is a Class I laser product. Only a qualified service person should remove the cover or attempt
to service this device, due to possible eye injury.
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Safety Terms & Symbols
Terms in This Manual
Warning!
Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition or the like that,
if not correctly performed or adhered to, could result in personal
injury or death.
Caution!
Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition or the like that,
if not correctly performed or adhered to, could result in damage
or destruction to part or all of the component.
Note
Symbols on the
Product
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These terms may appear in this manual:
Calls attention to information that is essential to highlight.
These symbols may appear on the product:
Appears on the component to indicate the presence of
noninsulated, dangerous voltage inside the enclosure – voltage that
may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.
Appears on the component to indicate important operation and
maintenance instructions included in the accompanying
documentation.
Appears on the component to indicate compliance with the EMC
(Electromagnetic Compatibility) and LVD (Low-Voltage Directive)
standards of the European community.
Documentation Conventions
This document contains general safety and operation instructions
for the No512 CD/SACD™ player. It is important to read this
document before attempting to use this product. Please pay
particular attention to safety instructions.
This manual is not intended as a general reference guide for home theater
systems. If you’re uncertain how to set up or maintain your system, seek
the advice of a professional installer or ask your dealer for a
recommendation.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
Table of Contents
Introduction ............................................................................ 2
Product Description ................................................................... 2
What’s in the Box ....................................................................... 3
Available Options ....................................................................... 3
Product Registration ................................................................... 3
Installation Considerations ...................................................... 3
Unpacking ................................................................................. 3
Placement and Ventilation ......................................................... 4
Power Requirements ............................................................... 5
Operating States ........................................................................ 5
Unpacking ............................................................................... 6
Replacing the Remote Control Batteries ................................... 6
Disc Compatibility .................................................................... 7
Handling and Care of Discs ..................................................... 7
Front Panel Overview .............................................................. 9
Front Panel Display ............................................................... 14
Rear Panel Overview ............................................................. 16
Remote Control Overview ...................................................... 18
Initial Setup ........................................................................... 24
Set Up Using Analog to a Preamplifier ...................................... 24
Set Up Using Analog to an Amplifier ........................................ 25
Set Up Using Digital Outputs ................................................... 26
Internal Web Page ................................................................ 27
Network Setup ...................................................................... 27
Material Requirements ............................................................. 28
Computer Requirements .......................................................... 28
Connecting the Cables ............................................................. 29
Network Setup Parameters ....................................................... 29
Connecting With DHCP (Recommended) ................................. 30
Setting Up the Computer ......................................................... 31
Connecting With Static IP Addressing ....................................... 33
Direct Connection .................................................................... 35
ML Net .................................................................................. 36
Masters and Slaves ................................................................... 36
Connecting the Devices ........................................................... 36
Discovering Slaves ................................................................... 37
Troubleshooting .................................................................... 38
Care & Maintenance .............................................................. 41
Replacing the AC Mains Fuse ................................................... 41
Restoring Factory Defaults ..................................................... 42
Specifications ........................................................................ 43
Declaration of Conformity ..................................................... 44
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Mark Levinson® Nº512 CD/SACD
player.
Product Description
The Nº512 CD/SACD player is designed for aural excellence.
Incorporating the best of past Mark Levinson designs, the Nº512
provides the highest standard of two-channel audio performance
available, seamlessly supporting the playback of both SACD and
PCM data types. From its classic industrial design to the thorough
listening tests performed before release, the Nº512 meets the
high-performance demands of Mark Levinson.
The highlight of the Nº512 player is its high-end data conversion
capabilities. Its internal design focuses on preserving signal integrity
while preventing the introduction of noise and jitter. Digital and
analog signal paths are individually powered using separate toroidal
transformers. All signals are carefully hand routed to ensure
maximum isolation and minimum crosstalk. The Analog output
topology routes analog signals in balanced mode wherever possible.
The analog audio printed circuit board is manufactured using high
performance Nelco, a modern equivalent of Arlon with similar high
bandwidth properties.
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Another important feature of the data conversion system is the
handling of audio clocks. Since jitter and noise can cause
inaccuracies during the data conversion process, a clean master
clock provides improved digital-to-analog conversion with fewer
time-based conversion errors. The No512 utilizes a custom Mark
Levinson implementation of Direct Digital Synthesis to remove
jitter on the audio master clock. The end result of this DDS
technology is an extremely accurate and stable time reference
producing superior performance and sound quality in all audio
playback.
All system functions can be performed from the backlit, metal
remote control, which feels both substantial and elegant in your
hand. Additional features, such as track programming and shuffle,
are available via the remote control.
For external controls, the No512 supports triggers, serial port
control, and the ML Net protocol, which controls and synchronizes
other Mark Levinson products through the use of an Ethernet port.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
What’s in the Box
The following are included with your Nº512 CD/SACD player:
Item
Quantity
Nº512 CD/SACD player
1
Nº512 remote control (with two AA alkaline
batteries installed)
1
Nº512 owner’s manual (this document)
1
White gloves
1 pair
Detachable AC power cord*
1
*Varies by destination country
Available Options
The following optional accessories are available for purchase:
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Rack mount kit – provides the mounting hardware necessary to
install the Nº512 into an equipment rack.
Contact an authorized Mark Levinson dealer for availability and
pricing. Authorized dealers may also have information on
additional options.
Product Registration
Register your Nº512 online at www.marklevinson.com within 15
days of purchase. Retain the original, dated sales receipt as proof of
warranty coverage.
Installation Considerations
The Nº512 CD/SACD player requires special care during installation
to ensure optimal performance. Pay particular attention to
instructions included in this section and to precautions included
throughout this owner’s manual.
Unpacking
DO save all packing materials for possible future shipping needs.
DO inspect the Nº512 for signs of damage during shipment. If
damage is discovered, contact your authorized Mark Levinson
dealer for assistance in making appropriate claims.
DO locate and remove the accessory box from the carton. Make
sure it contains all of the items listed in the “What’s in the Box”
table on this page. If not, contact your authorized Mark Levinson
dealer.
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Placement and
Ventilation
DO install the Nº512 CD/SACD player on its own shelf for proper
ventilation.
DO install the Nº512 chassis on a solid, flat, level surface.
DO install the Nº512 CD/SACD player close to associated
components to keep interconnecting cables as short as possible.
DO select a dry, well-ventilated location out of direct sunlight.
DO allow at least 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10cm) of clearance above the
CD/SACD player for proper heat dissipation.
DO NOT place the Nº512 on a thick rug or carpet or cover the
Nº512 CD/SACD player with a cloth, as this might prevent proper
cooling.
DO NOT expose the Nº512 CD/SACD player to high temperatures,
humidity, steam, smoke, dampness, or excessive dust. Avoid
installing the player near radiators and other heat-producing
appliances.
DO NOT install the Nº512 near unshielded TV or FM antennas,
cable TV decoders, or other RF-emitting devices that might cause
interference.
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DO NOT place the Nº512 on a window sill or in any location
where it will be exposed to direct sunlight.
DO NOT obstruct the IR (infrared) receiver/transmitter located on
the front panel display. The remote control must be in line-of-sight
with the front panel IR receiver. If strong sunlight or fluorescent
light shines on the IR receiver, the remote control may be
unreliable.
Warning!
MAKE SURE all components are properly grounded. Do not
defeat the safety purpose of polarized or grounding-type plugs
with “ground-lifter” or “cheater” adapters. Doing so may cause
dangerous voltage to build up between components, which may
result in personal injuries and/or product damage.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
Power Requirements
At the factory, the Nº512 CD/SACD player is configured for 100,
120, 220, or 230–240 VAC power operation at 50Hz or 60Hz. Before
operating the Nº512, ensure that the power label on the rear panel
near the AC input connector indicates the correct operating voltage.
Caution!
DO NOT attempt to adjust the operating voltage. Consult a Mark
Levinson dealer if the operating voltage is incorrect or must be
changed for relocation purposes.
Different operating voltages may require the use of different
power cords and/or attachment plugs. Contact a Mark Levinson
dealer for additional assistance.
Operating States
The Nº512 CD/SACD player is designed for continuous operation
and has three operating states:
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Off – when the front panel Power switch is turned off or the
power cord is removed from the rear panel.
•
Standby – when the Nº512 is powered up, but the audio
outputs are muted.
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On – when the Nº512 is powered up and fully functional.
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Caution!
BEFORE moving the No512 CD/SACD player, make sure it is
powered off with the Power button. Then make sure the power
cord is disconnected from the rear panel connector and the
electrical outlet.
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Unpacking
Perform the following steps to unpack the new Nº512 CD/SACD
player.
1. Position the box so that the top side is facing up.
2. Use a utility knife to slice open the box and lift the box sides
apart to reveal the inner box.
3. Carefully slice open the inner box and lift the box sides apart.
4. Remove the white accessory box and put it aside.
5. Carefully lift the Nº512 out of the box.
6. Remove the foam inserts from the sides of the player.
7. Remove the antistatic bag from the Nº512.
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Replacing the Remote Control
Batteries
The Nº512 CD/SACD player remote control has two installed AA
batteries. These should be replaced as required. We recommend
using alkaline batteries, which are long-lasting and do not leak.
To replace the remote control batteries:
1. Locate the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the
remote control.
2. Using a Phillips-head screwdriver, remove the three screws from
the battery compartment cover and set them aside.
3. Remove the battery compartment cover.
4. Remove the old batteries.
5. Observing the proper polarity, insert the new batteries.
6. Position the cover over the battery compartment and replace
the screws removed in Step 2.
7. Always properly dispose of the old batteries.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
Disc Compatibility
The Nº512 CD/SACD player can play back discs bearing any of the
following logos:
Super Audio CD:
• Single layer, dual layer or hybrid layer
• 5” or 3” discs
• Digital audio (DSD)
Audio CD:
5” or 3” discs
Linear PCM digital audio
About CD-R/CD-RW
CD-R/CD-RW discs recorded in the Audio CD format and finalized
correctly are playable. However, depending upon the quality of the
disc and/or condition of the recording, some CD-R/CD-RW discs
may not be playable.
Unfinalized CD-R/CD-RW discs cannot be played.
Note
If you record a disc using a personal computer, even if it is recorded in
a compatible format, there are cases in which it may not play because
of the settings of the application software used to create the disc. Check
with the owner’s manual of the software application for more detailed
information.
Handling and Care of Discs
Discs require special care and handling to ensure their optimal
performance. Pay particular attention to the following:
DO remove the disc from its storage case by pressing down on the
center of the case and lifting the disc out, holding it carefully by the
edges.
DO hold the disc at its center hole and outer edges. Avoid handling
the sides of the disc.
DO load single-sided discs with the label side facing upward, and
double-sided discs with the side intended for playback facing
downward. All loaded discs must align with the circular guide inside
the disc drawer.
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DO return discs to their cases when not in use. Discs should be
stored in an upright position out of direct sunlight and excessive
heat, humidity or cold. Long exposure to high temperatures may
warp the disc.
DO clean a dirty disc by carefully wiping the recorded surface of
the disc from the hole in the center straight outward towards the
outer edge with a soft, dry cloth.
Caution!
Dirty or damaged discs might affect playback performance or
damage the player. DO NOT attempt to load a cracked, chipped,
scratched, warped, dirty, or otherwise damaged disc into the disc
drawer.
DO NOT use chemicals such as record sprays, antistatic sprays or
fluids, benzine or thinner to clean the disc. Such chemicals may do
irreparable damage to the disc’s plastic surface.
DO NOT use irregularly shaped discs, as they may damage the
player. Mini discs may be used so long as they can be properly
seated in the disc drawer.
DO NOT write on the disc label or disc surface with ballpoint
pens, pencils or other sharp-tipped writing instruments. Do not
glue paper or attach stickers to discs. Although not as fragile as the
recorded side, damage to the label side of the disc can render the
disc unplayable.
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Caution!
The No512 is a single disc player. DO NOT attempt to insert more
than one disc into the disc drawer at a time. This may cause
damage to the player, disc or both.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
Front Panel Overview
The numbers in the Nº512 front panel illustration correspond with
the summary list of items below.
1
15
2
3
14 13
4
5
12
6
7
8
11 10
1. Time button
8. Pause button
2. Repeat button
9. Standby button
3. Display button
10. Next button
4. Front Panel Display and IR
Receiver
11. Previous button
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12. Disc Drawer
5. LED Indicators
13. Drawer button
6. Stop button
14. CD/SACD button
7. Play button
15. Power button
1. Time button
Indicates the time mode that is used on the front panel display.
Multiple presses of the Time button scrolls through the four time
mode options, using the Time On Disc and Time Remaining LEDs
to indicate which mode is selected at any point. Refer to the
following section, “Front Panel Display”, for more details about the
Time Indicator option.
2. Repeat button
Scrolls between the normal playback mode and the two available
Repeat modes – Track Repeat or Disc Repeat. Multiple presses of the
Repeat button scrolls through the available options. When a new
mode is selected, the front panel display confirms the selection by
briefly displaying a message – REPEAT OFF, REPEAT TRK, OR
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REPEAT DSC. The Track Repeat or Disc Repeat LEDs on the front
panel light if the respective Track Repeat or Disc Repeat options are
selected.
Repeat modes continue repeating the track or disc until the Repeat
mode is deactivated via the Repeat button, the disc is ejected or the
Stop button is pressed.
3. Display button
Controls the brightness intensity level of the front panel display
and all LEDs. Multiple presses of the Display button scrolls through
the brightness levels – Off, pressing any key lights the display at
medium intensity for several seconds before turning it off again so
that the display can indicate the action that you performed.
Note
When the Display is turned to Off, the active front panel LEDs remain lit
but at their dimmest setting.
4. Front Panel Display
and IR Receiver
The 16-character display provides control and status information as
well as current track and disc information. The location of information within the display identifies what kind of information it is.
Refer to the next section, “Front Panel Display”, for more details.
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Infrared commands transmitted from the Nº512 remote control are
received by an IR receiver behind the display. Remote control of the
Nº512 player may be unreliable if there is not a clear line of sight
between the remote control and the front panel display, where the
IR receiver is installed.
5. LED Indicators
Provide setting information when certain conditions are selected.
When the LED is lit, the following condition exists:
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Disc Repeat – all tracks on the disc are repeated.
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Track Repeat – the current track is repeated.
•
Volume Fixed – the volume level is set to Fixed.
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SACD – a SACD disc is currently loaded.
•
Time on Disc – the display time is showing the total time that
the currently-loaded disc has been playing.
•
Time Remaining – the display time is showing the total
amount of time left to be played on the disc.
More detailed explanations of each LED can be found in the section
of the manual that discusses each related function.
6. Stop button
Stops the playback of a loaded CD or SACD disc.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
7. Play button
Starts playback of a loaded CD or SACD disc. From a newly loaded
disc, pressing the Play button begins playback from the first track
on the disc. If the disc is in Pause mode, then pressing the Play
button resumes playback from the same point at which it was
paused.
If the Play button is pressed while the drawer is open, the drawer
closes and, if a disc was loaded, begins playing.
Some disc formats may not be supported by the Nº512 player. Refer
to the “Disc Compatability” section found earlier in the manual for
more information.
Irregular shaped discs are not supported by the Nº512 player;
however, mini 3” discs are acceptable so long as they can be seated
properly in the disc drawer.
8. Pause button
Pressing the Pause button pauses the playback at that point within
the track. The far left side of the front panel display shows double
bars (||) to indicate that the player is in Pause mode.
To remove the player from Pause mode, press the Pause button
again or press the Play button. The double-bars symbol disappears
from the display and playback of the disc resumes from the point at
which it was paused.
9. Standby button
Activates and deactivates the Standby mode. The Standby LED
located directly above the Standby button is illuminated when the
Nº512 is operational and blinks slowly when the Nº512 is in
Standby mode. To remove the Nº512 from Standby mode, press the
Standby, Drawer, or Play button.
10. Next button
Allows you to skip to the next track or to fast forward ( ) through
the disc.
To skip a track – press the button once to advance to the beginning
of the next track.
To fast forward – press and hold the button for longer than one
second, then release. The Nº512 advances through the disc at twice
the normal playback speed, while playing snippets of audio.
Observe on the front panel display that a single arrow ( ) is
displayed.
There are three fast forward speeds available - 2x speed, 4x speed,
and 8x speed - and each selected speed is indicated by an additional
arrow on the display. To increase the speed of the fast forward, press
and hold the button for longer than one second, then release.
Performing this operation multiple times scrolls through the fast
forward settings - 2x, 4x, 8x, and then fast forward Off, which
returns the Nº512 to normal playback mode.
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11. Previous button
Allows you to restart the current track or to fast rewind (
the disc.
) through
To restart the current track – press the button once to return to the
beginning of the currently playing track. If the playback is within
the first second of the track, then pressing the Previous button
returns the playback to the beginning of the previous track.
To fast rewind – press and hold the button for longer than one
second, then release. The Nº512 rewinds through the disc at twice
the normal playback speed, while playing snippets of audio.
Observe on the front panel display that a single arrow ( ) is
displayed.
There are three fast rewind speeds available - 2x speed, 4x speed,
and 8x speed – and each selected speed is indicated by an additional
arrow on the display. To increase the speed of the fast rewind, press
and hold the button for longer than one second, then release.
Performing this operation multiple times scrolls through the fast
rewind settings – 2x, 4x, 8x, and then fast rewind off, which returns
the Nº512 to normal playback mode.
12. Disc Drawer
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Made from solid aluminum, it is normally opened and closed by
pressing the Drawer button.
The drawer can also be closed by gently nudging the front edge
inward. The Nº512 interprets the gentle pressure as a request to
close the door.
Caution!
13. Drawer button
14. CD/SACD button
Do NOT try to force the drawer closed – doing so may cause
damage to the player.
Controls the disc drawer. Pressing the button opens, or closes, the
drawer.
Allows you to select different layers on a SACD disc. When a SACD
disc is first loaded, the Nº512 automatically selects the 2-channel
SACD layer.
If the SACD disc is a hybrid with alternate layers, multiple presses of
the SACD/CD button scrolls through the multichannel SACD, the
2-channel SACD, and the CD layers. If a multichannel layer is
selected, it is downmixed to a 2-channel output.
Note
When playing a SACD disc, the SACD layer is only available on the
analog audio outputs. However, the CD layer may be played normally
using digital or analog outputs.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
The SACD LED under the front panel display lights when a SACD
disc is loaded into the player. If the CD layer is selected on the disc,
then the SACD LED is not lit.
Once playback of the SACD disc has started, the CD/SACD button
becomes inactive. Only when the player is in Stop mode can the
different layers of the SACD be accessed.
Note
If a normal CD is loaded in the player, then this button is inactive and
has no function.
15. Power button
Controls the AC input to the Nº512 when the supplied power cord is
connected between the rear panel power connector and an electrical
outlet.
Caution!
Before operating the No512, verify that the voltage label near the
AC input connector indicates an operating voltage compatible
with the voltage level of the electrical outlet you intend to use.
Note
•
When the Nº512 is off, pressing the Power button supplies AC
power, putting the Nº512 into Standby mode.
•
When the Nº512 is powered on or is in Standby mode, pressing
the Power button turns off the Nº512.
If the Nº512 is connected to ML Net and the master is in Standby
mode, setting the power button to the On position also puts the Nº512
into Standby mode. The Nº512 can only be turned on if the master is
turned on.
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Front Panel Display
The front panel display of the Nº512 CD/SACD player contains 16
characters, which display control, track, and status information.
The placement of the information within the display identifies the
type of information displayed, as shown in the figure below.
MESSAGE AREA
Special Mode
Indicator
Time Indicator
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SPECIAL MODE
INDICATOR
TRACK
NUMBER
13 : 24
TIME INDICATOR
The first four character positions of the front panel display are used
to indicate the Pause, Fast Forward, and Fast Rewind modes.
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When the Pause mode is activated, the double-bar symbol (||)
appears in the position indicated in the illustration above.
•
When Fast Foward mode is activated, the first three positions
indicate the fast forward arrow ( ). The number of arrows
indicates which of the three fast forward speeds is currently
being used ( ,
, or
).
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When Fast Rewind mode is activated, the first three positions
indicate the fast rewind arrow ( ). The number of arrows
indicates which of the three fast rewind speeds is currently
being used ( ,
, or
).
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Track Number
> > > ||
The sixth and seventh character positions of the display are used to
indicate the track number.
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If a disc is loaded and the Nº512 is in Play mode, then the
display indicates the track number of the currently playing
selection.
•
If a disc is loaded but the Nº512 is in Stop mode, then the
display indicates the total number of tracks on the loaded disc.
Character positions 8 to 13 of the display are used for the track time
indicator.
When a disc is playing, there are four time modes available and the
Time on Disc and Time Remaining LEDs are used in conjunction
with these settings. All track times are shown in minutes and
seconds.
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The four time modes available are:
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Time Elapsed in Track – indicates how much time has
elapsed in the track currently being played. The Time on Disc
and Time Remaining LEDs are NOT lit. This is the default value
for all discs initially.
•
Time Remaining on Track – indicates how much time
remains on the track currently being played. Only the Time
Remaining LED is lit.
•
Time Elapsed on Disc –indicates the total amount of time
that the disc has been playing. Only the Time on Disc LED is lit.
•
Time Remaining on Disc – indicates the total amount of
time that the disc has left to play. Both the Time on Disc and
Time Remaining LEDs are lit.
The Nº512 continues to display the time as selected until a new
format is selected, the disc is ejected or the Stop button is pressed.
When a disc is loaded but in Stop mode, the time indicator always
displays the total time on the disc.
The Time Indicator mode is selected by pressing the Time button on
the front panel or remote control. Multiple presses scrolls through
the four time-mode options, using the Time on Disc and Time
Remaining LEDs to indicate which mode is selected at any point.
Note
While in Program or Shuffle modes, only time elapsed in track and time
remaining on track options are available.
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Rear Panel Overview
The numbers in the Nº512 rear panel illustration correspond with
the summary list of items below.
1
16
2
3
4
5
6
7
1. Analog outputs
5. Ethernet port
2. Digital outputs
6. Trigger input and output
3. IR input
7. AC input
4. RS-232 control port
1. Analog Outputs
Pin Assignments:
Pin 1: Signal Ground
Pin 2: Signal + (non-inverting)
Pin 3: Signal – (inverting)
Connector shell is chassis ground
2. Digital Outputs
3. IR Input
Provide two balanced XLR and two single-ended (unbalanced) RCA
connectors for the stereo analog audio output.
The pin assignments, shown on the left, of the XLR-type female
input connector are consistent with the standards adopted by the
Audio Engineering Society. Refer to the operating manual of your
preamplifier to ensure that the pin assignments of its balanced
output connectors correspond to the Mark Levinson Nº512 CD/
SACD player. If not, wire the cables so that the appropriate input
pin connects to the equivalent output pin.
Provide an AES/EBU or an S/PDIF connector for the digital audio
output.
Accepts the input of IR (infrared) signals from other equipment. The
3.5mm jack accepts a stereo or mono plug.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
4. RS-232 Control port
Provides serial control through a standard RS-232 connection. Refer
to the separate document, Nº512 Serial Protocol Definitions, for
further details.
5. Ethernet port
Used to support external or ML Net control over a standard
Ethernet network. For information on how to set up and use the
Ethernet port, refer to the “Network Setup” and “ML Net” sections
found later in this manual.
6. Trigger Input and
Output
Used to activate other components in the home entertainment
system, such as amplifiers, lights, window shades, and video
screens. The rear panel of the Nº512 has two trigger connectors –
one input and one output. The trigger input can receive a 12V DC
signal from a connected component. The trigger input passes
through to the trigger output signal, enabling a daisy-chain of
devices to be controlled by a single trigger signal.
Receiving a trigger signal causes the Nº512 to change its power state.
If the Nº512 is in Standby mode, it is powered on when a 12V DC
signal is received on the trigger input. Conversely, if the Nº512 is
powered on, then 0V DC on the trigger signal puts the Nº512 into
Standby mode.
The Trigger Output goes to 12V DC when the Nº512 is powered on
and goes to 0V DC when the Nº512 is placed into Standby mode or
powered off.
7. AC Input
Provides AC power to the Nº512 when the supplied power cord is
connected from the AC input connector on the Nº512 rear panel to
an electrical outlet.
Caution!
Before operating the No512, verify that the voltage label near the
AC input connector indicates an operating voltage compatible
with the voltage level of the electrical outlet you intend to use.
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Remote Control Overview
The numbers in the Nº512 remote control illustration correspond
with the summary list of items below.
10
1
11
2
12
3
13
4
14
5
6
15
7
16
8
18
9
17
1.
Drawer button
9.
2.
Fast Rewind and Fast Forward
buttons
10. Light button
3.
Transport buttons (Pause, Play,
Stop)
12. Previous and Next buttons
4.
Time button
13. Shuffle button
5.
Volume buttons
14. Repeat button
6.
SACD/CD button
15. Mute button
7.
Clear button
16. Program button
8.
Number keypad (0 to 9 and
+10 buttons)
17. Volume Fix/Var button
Display Intensity button
11. Standby button
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
1. Drawer button
Caution!
Controls the disc drawer. Pressing the button opens, or closes, the
drawer. The drawer can also be closed by gently nudging the front
edge inward. The Nº512 interprets the gentle pressure as a request to
close the door.
Do NOT try to force the drawer closed – doing so may cause
damage to the player.
Irregularly shaped discs are not supported by the Nº512 player;
however, mini discs are acceptable as long as they can be seated
properly in the disc drawer.
2. Fast Rewind and
Fast Forward button
Allows you to Fast Rewind (
disc.
) or to Fast Forward (
) through the
To Fast Rewind – press and release the Fast Rewind ( ) button. The
Nº512 rewinds through the disc at twice the normal playback speed,
while playing snippets of audio. Observe on the front panel display
that a single arrow ( ) is displayed.
To Fast Forward – press and release the Fast Forward ( ) button. The
Nº512 advances through the disc at twice the normal playback
speed while playing snippets of audio. Observe on the front panel
display that a single arrow ( ) is displayed.
There are three fast rewind and three fast forward speeds available –
2x speed, 4x speed, and 8x speed – and each selected speed is
indicated by an additional arrow on the display. To increase the
speed, press and release the fast rewind ( ) or the fast forward ( )
button. Performing this operation multiple times scrolls through
the settings – 2x, 4x, 8x, and then off, which returns the Nº512 to
normal playback mode.
3. Transport buttons
Provide basic Pause (||), Play ( ) and Stop (
) controls.
Pause (||) – the playback is paused at that point within the track.
The front panel display shows double bars (||) to indicate that the
player is in Pause mode. Press the Pause button or the Play button to
remove the Nº512 from the Pause mode. The double-bar symbol
disappears from the display, and playback of the disc resumes from
the point at which it was paused.
Play ( ) – starts playback of a loaded CD/SACD disc. For a newly
loaded disc, pressing the Play button begins playback from the first
track on the disc. If the disc is in Pause mode, then pressing the Play
button resumes playback from the same point at which it was
paused.
If the Play button is pressed while the drawer is open, the drawer
closes and, if a disc was loaded, begins playing.
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Pressing Play also takes the Nº512 out of Standby mode. If the
player had a disc loaded when put into Standby mode, the disc
starts playing when the Nº512 is taken out of Standby mode.
Stop ( ) – stops the playback of a loaded CD/SACD disc. Pressing
the Stop button also deactivates Shuffle mode.
4. Time button
Indicates the time mode that is used on the front panel display.
Multiple presses of the Time button scrolls through the four
time-mode options, using the Time on Disc and Time Remaining
LEDs to indicate which mode is selected at any point. Refer to the
“Front Panel Display” section found previously in this manual for
more details about the Time Indicator option.
5. Volume buttons
Controls the volume level of the Nº512 audio output when the
variable volume mode is active. Press the Up ( ) button to increase
the volume level, or press the Down ( ) button to lower the
volume level.
6. SACD/CD button
Allows you to select different layers on a SACD disc. When a SACD
disc is first loaded, the Nº512 automatically selects the two-channel
SACD layer.
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If the SACD disc is a hybrid with alternate layers, multiple presses of
the SACD/CD button scrolls through the multichannel SACD, the
2-channel SACD, and the CD layers. If a multichannel layer is
selected, it is downmixed to a 2-channel output.
Note
When playing a SACD disc, the SACD layer is only available on the
analog audio outputs. However, the CD layer may be played normally
using digital or analog outputs.
The SACD LED under the front panel display lights when a SACD
disc is loaded into the player. If the CD layer is selected on the disc,
then the SACD LED is not lit.
Once playback of the SACD disc has started, the SACD/CD button
becomes inactive. Only when the player is in Stop mode can the
different layers of the SACD disc be accessed.
Note
7. Clear button
If a normal CD is loaded in the player, then this button is inactive and
has no function.
Removes the last track entry from a program. This button only
functions when Program mode is active.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
8. Number Keypad
Includes the buttons 0 through 9 and the +10 button. The number
keypad is used to enter specific track numbers. If the disc is loaded,
pressing a number automatically starts the playback of that track
number selected.
The numbers 1 through 9 can be used to play the individual track
numbers. For higher numbered tracks, the +10 key MUST be pressed
first and then followed by the appropriate 0 to 9 digit. If a second
digit is not entered within a few seconds, the display clears without
changing tracks.
Pressing the +10 button more than once adds to the initial digit. For
instance, if you want to play Track 23, you would press the +10
button, the +10 button, and then the 3 button.
9. Display Intensity
button
Controls the brightness intensity level of the Nº512 front panel
display and all front panel LEDs. Multiple presses of the Display
Intensity button scrolls through the brightness levels – High,
Medium, Low, and Off.
If the display is set to off, pressing any key lights the display at
medium intensity for several seconds before turning it off again so
that the display can indicate the action that you performed.
Note
When the display intensity is set to Off, the active front panel LEDs
remain lit but at their dimmest setting.
10. Light button
Illuminates the Nº512 remote control with a backlight. After a short
period of illumination, the backlight automatically turns off.
11. Standby button
Activates and deactivates the Standby mode. The Standby LED
located directly above the Standby button on the front panel is
illuminated when the Nº512 is operational and blinks slowly when
the Nº512 is in Standby mode. To remove the Nº512 from Standby
mode, press the Standby, Drawer, or Play button.
12. Previous and Next
buttons
Allows you to begin the previous (
( ) track on the disc.
) track or proceed to the next
To Restart the Current Track – press the Previous ( ) button to
return to the beginning of the currently playing track. If the
playback is within the first second of the track, then pressing the
Previous ( ) button returns the playback to the beginning of the
previous track.
To Proceed to the Next Track – press the Next (
advance to the beginning of the next track.
) button to
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13. Shuffle Button
Randomly sorts the tracks on the loaded disc, creating a new
playlist. To shuffle the playback order of the tracks, press the Shuffle
button. The front panel displays “SHUFFLING” and playback starts
automatically. To cancel Shuffle mode, press the Stop button.
Shuffle mode can be activated when the Nº512 is in Stop mode or
when a disc is currently being played. While Shuffle mode is active,
some button functions and features may not be available.
Shuffle mode randomly sorts up to 30 tracks. If the disc contains
more than 30 tracks, some are not selected.
14. Repeat button
Scrolls between the normal playback mode and the two available
Repeat modes – Track Repeat or Disc Repeat. Multiple presses of the
Repeat button scrolls through the available options. When a new
mode is selected, the front panel display confirms the selection by
briefly displaying a message – REPEAT OFF, REPEAT TRK, OR
REPEAT DSC. The Track Repeat or Disc Repeat LEDs on the front
panel light if the respective Track Repeat or Disc Repeat options are
selected.
Repeat modes continue repeating the track or disc until the Repeat
mode is deactivated via the Repeat button, the disc is ejected or the
Stop button is pressed.
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15. Mute button
16. Program Button
Mutes the audio outputs. When the Mute button is pressed, the
front panel display briefly states “Full Mute” and the output is
muted. Press the Mute button again to return the volume to its
previous level. Mute is only available if the Volume control is set to
variable and is otherwise inactive.
Allows you to customize the playlist of any CD or SACD disc. This
feature is only available when a disc is loaded. Up to 30 tracks can
be programmed from a single disc.
To select the playlist, press the Program button. The front panel
display shows the message “PGM MODE” to indicate that the player
is now in Program mode. The display then shows the message “0
PGM 0” to indicate that there are currently no tracks in the
program.
To add tracks to the program, enter the number of each track using
the number keypad. After each entry, the display shows the track
number and time for the track number pressed. Then the program
message follows – the first number is the last track number added to
the program, and the last number is the total number of tracks
added to the program. When the program is complete, press the
Play button to begin the playback.
Use the Clear button to delete the last track entry in the program.
To cancel the program, press the Program button or the Drawer
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
button. When a program is canceled, the player returns to normal
operation and the program is deleted from memory.
Program mode can also be accessed while a disc is currently playing.
Pressing the Program button saves the currently playing track as the
first track in the program. Use the number keypad to enter other
tracks from the disc into the program.
When a program is complete, the unprogrammed tracks on the disc
are unavailable until they are added to the program or until
Program mode is exited.
17. Volume Fix/Var
button
Allows you to select a fixed or variable volume control. The volume
selection is indicated by the Volume Fixed LED under the front
panel display.
If the Volume Fixed LED is NOT lit, then the volume is variable and
can be changed with the remote control Volume Up ( ) and Down
( ) buttons. The variable volume attenuates the output level from 0
(off) to 73.2 (maximum volume). The variable volume level defaults
to 30 when the Nº512 is taken out of Standby mode or powered on,
or if the volume is changed from Fixed to Variable.
If the Volume Fixed LED is lit, then the volume is set to a fixed level
and cannot be changed with the remote control Volume buttons.
The fixed level is the line level, or 61.2, and is only available when
using the analog outputs. We recommend using this option only if
you are using the system-level volume controls in a pre-amplifier or
media console.
Note
Different layers on an SACD disc may have some variance in volume
level. We recommend lowering the volume before changing layers to
avoid potentially loud volume level variances.
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Initial Setup
The player can be connected using either analog or digital outputs.
Use the appropriate setup procedure below.
Set Up Using Analog
to a Preamplifier
To set up the Nº512 using the analog audio outputs into a
preamplifier, perform the following steps. Refer to the cabling
diagram on the left, as needed.
SINGLE-ENDED ANALOG
1. Ensure that all components are powered off before making
connections.
No512 CD/SACD Player
Left - RCA
Right - RCA
2. Connect an audio cable from the Nº512 rear panel Analog
Output Right connector to the Analog Input Right connector on
the preamplifier rear panel. RCA or XLR connectors may be
used.
3. Connect an audio cable from the Nº512 rear panel Analog
Output Left connector to the Analog Input Left connector on
the preamplifier rear panel. RCA or XLR connectors may be
used.
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4. Turn on the Nº512 player.
5. Turn on the preamplifier.
BALANCED ANALOG
No512
6. Turn on the amplifier.
CD/SACD Player
7. Do not proceed until all equipment has gone through its
initialization process and is fully powered on.
XLR - Left
Right - XLR
8. On the Nº512, press the Drawer button on the front panel to
open the CD drawer.
9. Place a CD or SACD disc in the drawer. Make sure that the disc is
data-side down and seated properly in the drawer.
10. Press the Drawer button to close the drawer.
No502 Media Console
11. Press the Play button after the disc has loaded.
The first track should now be playing.
If you do not hear audible sound, refer to the “Troubleshooting”
section found later in the manual for suggestions.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
Set Up Using Analog
to an Amplifier
SINGLE-ENDED ANALOG
No512 CD/SACD Player
To set up the Nº512 using the analog audio outputs directly into an
amplifier, perform the following steps. Refer to the cabling diagram
on the left, as needed.
1. Ensure that all components are powered off before making
connections.
2. Connect an audio cable from the Nº512 rear panel Analog
Output Right connector to the Analog Input Right connector on
the amplifier rear panel. RCA or XLR connectors may be used.
Left - XLR
Right - XLR
3. Connect an audio cable from the Nº512 rear panel Analog
Output Left connector to the Analog Input Left connector on
the amplifier rear panel. RCA or XLR connectors may be used.
4. Turn on the Nº512 player.
No532 Power Amplifier
Warning!
BALANCED ANALOG
No512 CD/SACD Player
Left - RCA
5. Verify that the Volume level is NOT set to Fixed - the Volume
Fixed LED on the front panel should NOT be illuminated.
Since the volume and mute controls are NOT active when the
volume is set to Fixed, you will have no way to turn the volume
down when a disc is played.
6. Turn on the amplifier.
7. Do not proceed until all equipment has gone through its
initialization process and is fully powered on.
8. On the Nº512, press the Drawer button on the front panel to
open the CD drawer.
9. Place a CD or SACD disc in the drawer. Make sure that the disc is
data-side down and seated properly in the drawer.
Right
RCA
10. Press the Drawer button to close the drawer.
11. Decrease the volume level to a suitable setting. The default
value is 30.
No532 Power Amplifier
12. Press the Play button after the disc has loaded.
The first track should now be playing.
If you do not hear audible sound, refer to the “Troubleshooting”
section found later in the manual for suggestions.
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Set Up Using Digital
Outputs
Note
No512 CD/SACD Player
AES/EBU cable
To set up the Nº512 using the digital audio outputs, perform the
following steps. Refer to the cabling diagram on the left, as needed.
When playing a SACD disc, the SACD layer is only available on the
analog audio outputs. However, the CD layer may be played normally
using digital or analog outputs.
1. Ensure that all components are powered off before making
connections.
2. Connect an audio cable from the Nº512 rear panel Digital
Output connector to the Digital Input connector on the
preamplifier rear panel. S/PDIF or AES/EBU connectors may be
used.
3. Turn on the Nº512 player.
4. Turn on the preamplifier.
5. Turn on the amplifier.
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6. Do not proceed until all equipment has gone through its
initialization process and is fully powered on.
7. On the Nº512, press the Drawer button on the front panel to
open the CD drawer.
No512 CD/SACD Player
8. Place a CD in the drawer. Make sure that the disc is data-side
down and seated properly in the drawer.
9. Press the Drawer button to close the drawer.
SPDIF cable
10. Press the Play button after the disc has loaded.
The first track should now be playing.
If you do not hear audible sound, refer to the “Troubleshooting”
section found later in the manual for suggestions.
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Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
Internal Web Page
When connected to a computer, the Nº512 has an internal Web
page that provides access to:
•
Network Setup – allows the user to modify the network setup
parameters. Accessing the internal Web page is the ONLY way
to modify the network setup parameters of the Nº512 player.
•
Status Information – provides basic status information for
the Nº512.
•
Display Intensity – allows the Nº512 front panel display and
LED brightness level to be adjusted. Use the pulldown menu to
select one of the four brightness settings available - High,
Medium, Low, and Off.
The Nº512 MUST be connected to a computer via the Ethernet port
before you can access the internal Web page. Continue to the next
section - “Network Setup” - for further instructions.
The Web page also has a Restore Defaults button, which resets the
parameters to their factory default values. Clicking the Restore
Defaults button displays a pop-up asking for confirmation; click Yes
to restore the factory default values.
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Network Setup
The Nº512 CD/SACD player supports a network connection
through the Ethernet port. The Nº512 can connect to a network
through use of a router or directly to a computer.
The Nº512 can be:
1. Connected to a router with DHCP active – We highly
recommend using this option. Since DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol) automatically assigns the IP (Internet
Protocol) addresses, setup is much simpler.
2. Connected to a router with DHCP not active – This
method requires more advanced networking knowledge to set
up because it uses fixed static IP addressing.
3. Connected directly to a computer with no router – We
recommend only using this option when a router is not
available. This method requires more advanced networking
knowledge to set up because it uses fixed static IP addressing
and a special network crossover cable.
This section provides general instructions for all three methods.
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Note
Material Requirements
Note
The Nº512 does not support wireless connection. However, a cable
attached from the player to a wireless adapter can be used to interface
with a wireless network.
The following materials are required to connect the Nº512 to the
network with a router:
•
Nº512 CD/SACD player
•
Two twisted-pair network cables
•
PC-compatible computer with 10/100BaseT network card
•
10/100BaseT router
While a switch or hub may be used to connect the Nº512 to a network,
a router MUST be used for the initial connection because you will need
to access the status page of the router to locate the name of the Nº512.
Typically, switches and hubs do not have status pages.
The following materials are required to connect the Nº512 to a
computer without the use of a router:
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Computer
Requirements
Note
•
Nº512 CD/SACD player
•
Network crossover cable
•
PC-compatible computer with 10/100BaseT network card
The PC-compatible computer used to connect to the Nº512 must
have the following software installed:
•
Windows® 2000 or Windows XP
•
Web browser (Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 or higher
preferred)
If DHCP is not active, then the computer must be set up with a Static IP
address. Refer to the “Setting Up the Computer” section found later in
this procedure for instructions.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
Connecting the Cables
The Nº512 can be connected to the computer in two ways – through
a router or directly to the computer. Before connecting the cables,
ensure that both the computer and the Nº512 are powered down.
To Connect Using a Router:
Router
Computer
No512
1. Connect a network cable from the router to the Ethernet port
on the rear panel of the Nº512.
2. Connect a second network cable from the router to the Ethernet
port of the computer.
To Connect Without a Router:
Use a network crossover cable to connect the Nº512 directly to
the computer. Different from a standard network cable, the
crossover cable is designed to connect network access ports directly
together without a hub, router, or switch.
Crossover
Cable
No512
Computer
Connect the crossover cable from the Ethernet port on the rear
panel of the Nº512 to the Ethernet port of the computer.
Network Setup
Parameters
Accessible only through the Nº512 internal Web page, the network
setup parameters include:
•
Static IP Address – provides a fixed IP address. This IP
address is NOT automatically selected; it must be entered. If
DHCP is on, then an IP address doesn’t need to be entered.
IP address 192.168.50.8 is the factory default value.
•
Subnet Mask – identifies the subnet mask for the Nº512.
This IP address is automatically assigned by DHCP. If DHCP
is off, then the address must be entered manually and it
must agree with the subnet mask address of the router. IP
address 255.255.255.0 is the factory default value.
•
Host Name – indicates the network name given to the
Nº512 player. The host name is made up of two parts that
are separated by an underscore. The first part contains one
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to eight characters that can be modified via the internal
Web page. The second part contains the last six characters
of the MAC address for each Nº512. This MAC address is
unique for every player.
The Host Name default is “NO512_xxxxxx” where “xxxxxx”
stands for the last six characters of the unique MAC address
for each player.
•
Connecting With
DHCP
(Recommended)
DHCP – turns the DHCP capability on or off. When
activated, DHCP assigns a unique IP address to the Nº512.
The factory default value is On. We recommend leaving DHCP
set to On.
If you are using a router with DHCP active to connect to the Nº512,
use this procedure. Otherwise, skip to the next procedure.
Connect one Nº512 player to the router, as described in the earlier
“Connecting the Cables” section. Make sure that everything is
powered off before making cable connections.
1. Turn on the PC and the router. Verify that the router has DHCP
active.
2. Press the Power button on the Nº512.
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3. On the computer, open the Internet Explorer Web browser.
4. Access the status page of the router to identify the name of the
Nº512 player. Refer to your router’s owner’s manual to
determine how to access the status page.
Most routers identify the device names of all located devices on
the status page. However, some may only list the assigned IP
address.
Note
If you are using ML Net, you can also use the Nº502 to determine the
name of the Nº512 player. Refer to the ML Net section of the Nº502
Owner’s Manual for further details.
5. Type the name or assigned IP address of the Nº512 player into
the address (URL) line of the web browser and press the Enter
button.
6. The Nº512 internal Web page is now displayed. The top of the
page provides the general status of the Nº512. The bottom of
the page contains the network parameters setup.
7. Observe that the Status section of the Web page identifies the
Host Name and IP address of the Nº512 player. The host name
can be modified, but only the first eight characters are affected;
anything after the underscore may not be modified.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
To change the host name of the Nº512:
A. Type the new name into the white box to the right of the
parameter. The new name must be made from the capital
letters, A to Z, and the numbers, 0 to 9. Underscores may also
be used. Only eight characters are allowed.
B. Click the Submit button to save the new value.
8. Type the new host name of the Nº512 into the address line of
the Web browser. The Nº512 Web page loads, reflecting the new
information. Skip this step if you didn’t modify the host name.
When the page loads, observe that the last six characters of the
player’s MAC address are appended to the new host name.
The network connection is now complete.
Setting Up the
Computer
If DHCP is not used, then the computer must be set up, too. Use this
procedure to set up the computer, then continue to the appropriate
section to connect to the Nº512 player.
For the computer to find the Nº512, the TCP/IP (Internet Protocol)
and LAN (Local Area Network) settings of the computer must be set
up. The parameter setups vary slightly depending upon the
operating system of the computer. Refer to the procedure below
that matches the operating system on your computer.
Note
Due to your preference settings in the Windows operating system, the
names and order of the dialog boxes may vary slightly from these
instructions.
Network Setup for Windows XP
1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
2. Double-click on the Network Connections option.
3. Double-click on the Local Area Connection option.
4. Click the Properties button to open the Local Area Connection
Properties menu.
Note
If the computer is not currently connected to an active network, Step 3
has already opened the Local Area Connection Properties menu.
5. Click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) line item so that it is
highlighted.
6. Click the Properties button.
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7. Select the “Use the Following IP Address” option. The IP
Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway boxes are no longer
grayed out and can now be modified.
8. Enter the following values:
Note
•
IP address: 192.168.50.x
where x stands for a number other than 8
•
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
•
Do not enter a value in the Default Gateway parameter
192.168.50.8 is the default static IP address for the Nº512. The
computer must be on the same subnet and have a unique address.
9. Click “OK” to save and exit the menu.
10. Open the Internet Explorer Web browser.
11. From the menu bar, select the Tools
Internet Options menu.
12. Select the Connections tab.
13. Click the LAN Settings button.
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14. Verify that “Use a proxy server for your LAN” is NOT checked.
15. Click “OK” to save and exit the menu.
Network Setup for Windows 2000
1. From the Start menu, select Settings
Control Panel.
2. Double-click on the Network and Dial-Up Connections option.
3. Double-click on the Local Area Connection option.
4. Click the Properties button to open the Local Area Connection
Properties menu.
Note
If the computer is not currently connected to an active network, Step 3
has already opened the Local Area Connection Properties menu.
5. Click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) line item so that it is
highlighted.
6. Click the Properties button.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
7. Select the “Use the Following IP Address” option. The IP
Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway boxes are no longer
grayed out and can now be modified.
8. Enter the following values:
Note
•
IP address: 192.168.50.x
where x stands for a number other than 8
•
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
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Do not enter a value in the Default Gateway parameter
192.168.50.8 is the default static IP address for the Nº512. The
computer must be on the same subnet and have a unique address.
9. Click “OK” to save and exit the menu.
10. Open the Internet Explorer Web browser.
11. From the menu bar, select the Tools
Internet Options menu.
12. Select the Connections tab.
13. Click the LAN Settings button.
14. Verify that “Use a proxy server for your LAN” is NOT checked.
15. Click “OK” to save and exit the menu.
Connecting With
Static IP Addressing
If you plan to connect with static IP addresses (DHCP is turned off),
use this procedure. Otherwise, skip to the next procedure to
connect directly to a computer.
Connect one Nº512 player to the router, as described in the
previous “Connecting the Cables” section. Make sure that
everything is powered off before making cable connections.
For the computer to find the Nº512, the TCP/IP and LAN settings of
the computer must be set up. Refer to the previous “Setting up the
Computer” section for instructions.
1. Turn on the PC and the router. Verify that the router has DHCP
turned off, if required.
2. Set up the router to the IP address 192.168.50.x, where x stands
for a number other than 8, 0, 255, or the number used for the
computer IP address. Refer to the router’s owner’s manual for
instructions on how to enter the IP address.
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Note
192.168.50.8 is the default static IP address for the Nº512. The router
must be on the same subnet as the player and computer, but also must
have its own unique address.
3. Press the Power button on the Nº512.
4. On the computer, open the Internet Explorer Web browser.
5. On the address line (URL), type the static IP address of the
Nº512 (192.168.50.8 is the default value) and press the Enter
button. There may be a short delay before the Nº512 Web page
loads.
6. The Home tab of the Nº512 internal Web page is now displayed.
The tab is in red text to indicate that it is the current page. The
top of the page provides the general status of the Nº512. The
bottom of the page contains the network parameters setup.
7. Observe that the Status section of the Web page identifies the
host name of the Nº512 player. The host name can be modified,
but only the first eight characters are affected; anything after
the underscore may not be modified.
To change the host name of the Nº512:
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A. Type the new name into the white box to the right of the
parameter. The new name must be made from the capital
letters, A to Z, and the numbers, 0 to 9. Underscores may also
be used. Only eight characters are allowed.
B. Click the Submit button to save the new value.
C. Click the Refresh button in the Status section of the Web
page to observe the new host name.
8. Observe that the Status section of the Web page also identifies
the IP address of the Nº512 player. The static IP address can be
modified, if desired.
To change the IP address of the Nº512:
A. Type the new IP address into the white box to the right of the
parameter.
B. Click the Submit button to save the new value.
C. Enter the new IP address of the Nº512 into the browser. The
Nº512 Web page loads, reflecting the new information.
The network connection is now complete.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
Direct Connection
If you are not using a router, use this procedure to connect directly
to a computer. For the computer to find the Nº512, the TCP/IP and
LAN settings of the computer must be set up. Refer to the previous
“Setting up the Computer” section for instructions.
Connect one Nº512 player to the computer, as described in the
previous “Connecting the Cables” section. Make sure that both the
player and the computer are powered off before connecting.
1. Press the Power button on the Nº512.
2. On the computer, open the Internet Explorer Web browser.
3. On the address line (URL), type the static IP address of the
Nº512 (192.168.50.8 is the default) and press the Enter button.
There may be a short delay before the Nº512 Web page loads.
4. The Home tab of the Nº512 internal Web page is now displayed.
The tab is in red text to indicate that it is the current page. The
top of the page provides the general status of the Nº512. The
bottom of the page contains the network parameters setup.
5. Observe that the Status section of the Web page identifies the
host name of the Nº512 player. The host name can be modified,
but only the first eight characters are affected; anything after
the underscore may not be modified.
To change the host name of the Nº512:
A. Type the new name into the white box to the right of the
parameter. The new name must be made from the capital
letters, A to Z, and the numbers, 0 to 9. Underscores may also
be used. Only eight characters are allowed.
B. Click the Submit button to save the new value.
C. Click the Refresh button in the Status section of the Web
page to observe the new host name.
6. Observe that the Status section of the Web page also identifies
the IP address of the Nº512 player. The static IP address can be
modified, if desired.
To change the IP address of the Nº512:
A. Type the new IP address into the white box to the right of the
parameter.
B. Click the Submit button to save the new value.
C. Enter the new IP address of the Nº512 into the browser. The
Nº512 Web page loads, reflecting the new information.
The network connection is now complete.
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ML Net
The ML Net protocol allows you to control two or more Mark
Levinson products simultaneously via the Ethernet port.
Note
Masters and Slaves
Since ML Net operates through the use of a router and the Ethernet
connection, all devices must have networking capability. Refer to the
previous “Network Setup” section to set up the Nº512 for network
operation.
ML Net uses a single “Master” device to control specific functions of
other ML Net-capable Mark Levinson products. An ML Net system
can only have one master device; all other devices in the system
become “Slaves”. Slave devices receive and respond to the
commands of the master device.
The Nº512 CD/SACD player is always a slave device. A separate
master device must be used in conjunction with the Nº512 player.
As a slave device, the Nº512 responds to the following ML Net
commands sent from the master device:
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Connecting the
Devices
•
Standby State – the master device controls the Standby state
of the Nº512 player.
•
Synchronized LEDs – the Standby LEDS of the master device
and all assigned slave devices blink in unison.
After configuring each device on the network, connect all of the
devices together. Ensure that all components are powered off or in
Standby mode before connecting to the Ethernet ports.
Each device must be connected to the same network and use the
same subnet. Refer to the “Network Setup” section for instructions
on how to connect the Nº512 to the network.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
The figure below illustrates a typical ML Net setup:
If more devices are desired than the router can handle, connect the
additional devices first to a switch, then connect the uplink of the
switch to a normal port on the router.
Discovering Slaves
Before the master device can control any slave device, the slave
devices must be “discovered” and assigned to the master device.
Refer to the owner’s manual of the designated master device for
further information about discovering and assigning slave devices.
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Troubleshooting
Incorrect operation is sometimes mistaken for malfunction. If
problems occur, see this section for troubleshooting information. If
problems persist, contact your authorized Mark Levinson dealer.
No Power
1. Examine the power cord to ensure that it is connected to both
the rear panel connector of the Nº512 and an electrical outlet.
2. Make sure the Nº512 is powered on with the Power button.
3. Make sure the Nº512 is not in Standby mode.
4. Examine the electrical circuit breaker to ensure that power is being
supplied to the electrical outlet to which the Nº512 is connected.
5. Verify that the power rating on the rear panel of the Nº512
matches the power rating of the electrical outlet. If the power
levels do not match, then no power is sent to the outputs of the
player.
6. Verify that the AC Mains fuse on the rear panel of the Nº512 is not
blown. For further instructions, refer to the “Replacing the AC
Mains Fuse” description in the “Care and Maintenance” section
that follows.
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No Output
1. Make sure that the Nº512 is powered on and playing audio.
2. Verify that the Nº512 is not in Pause mode. The display should
not show the double bar (||) symbol.
3. Verify that Mute is turned off.
4. Verify that the volume level is set to an audible level.
5. Examine cables to ensure a solid connection between the Nº512
and associated components.
6. If using the digital outputs, verify that the disc in the player is
not an SACD disc and that the front panel SACD LED is not lit.
7. Verify that the power rating on the Nº512 rear panel matches the
power rating of the electrical outlet. If the power levels do not
match, then power is NOT sent to the outputs of the player.
Front Panel Display
Not Working
Verify that Display Intensity parameter has not been set to Off.
Press the Display button on the front panel, or the Display Intensity
button on the remote control to access the parameter. Ensure that
Off is not selected.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
Disc Loads but Won’t
Play
1. Verify that the disc uses formatting that is supported by the
Nº512 CD/SACD player. Refer to the list of compatible disc
formats found earlier in the manual.
2. Verify that the disc is not scratched or otherwise damaged.
3. Verify that the disc is not dusty, soiled, or marked with
fingerprints.
4. Reload the disc, making sure that the disc is firmly seated in the
tray and the label is facing up.
5. Verify that the loaded disc is NOT blank.
Audio Has a Humming
Sound
1. If a cable TV connection is present, disconnect the cable from
the wall outlet. If this eliminates the humming sound, a ground
loop isolation device is required. Contact your dealer or cable
provider for assistance.
2. Disconnect the components one at a time to isolate the
problem. Once the problem is identified, make sure the
associated component is properly grounded and connected to
the same electrical circuit as the Nº512.
Remote Control
Doesn’t Work
1. Eliminate obstructions between the remote control IR
transmitter and the front panel display IR receiver/transmitter.
The remote control must be in line-of-sight with the front panel
IR receiver for proper operation.
2. Replace the remote control batteries. Verify that the remote
control batteries are inserted correctly with the proper polarity.
3. Make sure the IR input connector is not being used.
4. Make sure the front panel display IR receiver/transmitter is not
exposed to strong sunlight, halogen light, or fluorescent light.
This can cause IR reception to become unreliable. If the Nº512 is
placed inside a glass cabinet, tinted glass will reduce the remote
control range.
5. If you have multiple Mark Levinson products, verify that you
are using the proper remote control for the product in question.
RF Interference
1. Verify that the Nº512 is not positioned too close to RF-emitting
devices. Move such items one at a time to isolate which device is
causing the problem.
2. Replace unshielded cables with shielded cables wherever
possible.
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Can’t Assign in ML Net
You must assign the slave from the master device. Verify that the
slave you want to assign is listed in the master device list and check
its current state.
If the current state is assigned, you must first unassign it from the
ML Net system. Once a slave is assigned, it will not accept another
assignment until it has first been unassigned. Once the device is
unassigned, you can then reassign it to the desired ML Net system.
For further explanations on assigning slave devices, refer to the
owner’s manual of the master device.
No Response to
Commands in ML Net
1. Verify that the master device and the Nº512 are properly
connected together with a router.
2. Verify that the Nº512 network setup is correct. A PC-compatible
computer is required to access the internal Web page of the
Nº512 to verify its network settings. Refer to the “Network
Setup” section found earlier in this manual for more details.
No Connectivity Via
Ethernet
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1. Verify all network cables are properly connected between the
router, switch, or hub and the Nº512. Verify that the computer
network cable is in the correct port.
2. Verify that the Nº512 network setup is correct. A PC-compatible
computer is required to access the internal Web page of the
Nº512 to verify its network settings. Refer to the “Network
Setup” section found earlier in this manual for more details.
3. Verify the age of the router, switch, or hub. If the router, switch,
or hub is more than ten years old, a communication issue with
the Nº512 may exist. Power cycle the Nº512 and use a newer
router, switch, or hub between the network and the Nº512.
Router Can’t Find the
Device Name
If you can’t connect to the internal web page through the device,
then you’ll need to find the device name through the router. The
status page of most routers identify the device names of all located
devices. In some cases, the device name may not be listed but the IP
address that’s assigned to the device is noted. Put this assigned IP
address into the browser address (URL) line and the internal web
page for the device should load.
If you are using ML Net, you can also use the Nº502 to determine
the name of each connected device. Refer to the ML Net section of
the Nº502 Owner’s Manual for further details.
If All Else Fails...
1. Power cycle the Nº512, waiting at least 10 seconds between
powering the Nº512 off and on.
2. Contact an authorized Mark Levinson dealer.
Nº512 CD/SACD™ Player
Care & Maintenance
The Nº512 requires routine care and maintenance to ensure optimal
performance. The bulleted items indicate maintenance procedures
that should be performed on a regular basis.
Note
Failure to perform the maintenance procedures included in this section
may void the manufacturer’s warranty and/or standard repair policies.
•
To remove dust from the Nº512’s exterior surface, use a feather
duster or a low-pressure blower.
•
To remove dirt and fingerprints from the Nº512’s exterior
surface, use a soft, lint-free cloth. DO NOT use metal polish or a
cloth made with steel wool.
If needed, this cloth can be dampened with isopropyl alcohol.
DO NOT dampen the cloth with benzene, acetone-based
cleaners, or other commercial cleaners.
Wipe the Nº512’s exterior surface in the same direction as the
grain of the brushed aluminum.
Caution!
Replacing the AC
Mains Fuse
DO NOT apply liquid directly to the No512’s exterior surface.
Doing so may damage electrical components.
Use these instructions to verify the condition of the fuse and to
replace one that has blown.
1. Power down the Nº512.
2. Remove the power cord from the rear panel connector.
3. Use a small flat-bladed screwdriver to remove the fuse drawer
from the AC Mains inlet.
4. Verify whether the fuse is good or blown.
5. Replace the fuse with a new one, if required. Verify that the new
fuse matches the rating and size noted on the fuse label, located
beside the AC Mains inlet on the rear panel of the Nº512.
6. Carefully slide the fuse drawer into the AC Mains inlet and press
firmly in place.
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Restoring Factory Defaults
Pressing the Factory Default button on the internal Web page of the
Nº512 player resets all settings to their factory default values.
If the internal Web page is not available, there is also a key press
sequence available. Follow the instructions below to reset the
factory default settings from the front panel.
1. Power off the Nº512.
2. Press and hold the Time button.
3. Press the Power button to turn on the power.
4. Keep holding down the Time button until the front panel
display states CLEARING.
5. Release the Time button. The display cycles through the
messages: CLEARING, FACTORY, SETTINGS, RESTORED.
When the RESTORED message is displayed, the factory default
process is complete and the Nº512 returns to normal operation.
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Specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Output Connectors
Control Connectors
Frequency Response
•
two balanced XLR analog outputs
•
two single-ended RCA analog outputs
•
two digital outputs – one AES (XLR) and one S/PDIF (RCA)
•
one Ethernet port
•
one RS-232 port
•
one IR port, 3.5mm mono mini plug
•
one 3.5mm mono (tip/sleeve) mini plug trigger input, 12V
•
one 3.5mm mono (tip/sleeve) mini plug trigger output, 12V
•
three-pin IEC standard power connector
+0.0dB/–0.2dB PCM/CD
+0.0dB/–0.5dB DSD/SACD
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
108dB
Dynamic Range
108dB
Total Harmonic Distortion
92dB PCM/CD
99dB DSD/SACD
Decodable Formats
CD and SACD
Fixed Output Level
4V (balanced), 2V (single-ended)
Maximum Output Level
Output Impedance
Power Requirements
Dimensions
Weight
Operating Environment
16V (balanced), 8V (single-ended)
10Ω
100/120/220/230–240V∼, 100W, 50/60Hz, factory set for
destination country
•
Height: 4.56 in (116mm)
•
Width: 17.39 in (442mm)
•
Depth: 17.63 in (448mm)
32.5 lbs ( kg)
•
Operating temperature: +5o to +35oC (41o to 95oF)
•
Storage temperature: –20o to 55oC (–4o to 131oF)
•
Operating humidity: 5% to 80% noncondensing
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Declaration of Conformity
Application of Council Directive(s):
2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC, as amended.
Standard(s) to Which Conformity Is Declared:
EN 55013:2001 + A1:2003 + A2:2006
EN 55020:2007
EN 61000-3-2:2006
EN 61000-3-3:1995 + A1:2001 + A2:2005
EN 60065:2002
Manufacturer:
Harman Specialty Group
3 Oak Park Drive
Bedford, MA 01730-1413
The equipment identified here conforms to the Directive(s) and
Standard(s) specified above.
Type of Equipment:
Models:
Date:
CD/SACD player
Mark Levinson No. 512
August 2008
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Harman Specialty Group
Vice President of Engineering
3 Oak Park Drive
Bedford, MA 01730-1413 USA
Tel: 781-280-0300
Fax: 781-280-0490
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