TRIPLE-X
X-V8 SERIES POWER SUPPLY UNIT
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Thank you for purchasing the Musical Fidelity TRIPLE-X.
The Triple-X is a high quality power supply unit designed to complement the XT series of components. It will
conveniently drive an amplifier, CD player and tuner from a single mains point with no compromise in
performance.
Dust regularly with a soft duster or soft brush, but be careful when using cleaning or polishing agents - they
may harm the surface finish.
If you have any questions about your audio system,
Please consult your dealer who is there to help and advise.
TRIPLE-X PSU
CONTENTS
PAGE
3
Safety information
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Safety information
4
General advice
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Installation precautions
User information
5
Item disposal information
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EU disposal information
6
Installation
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Introduction
Installation
Connections
Cleaning
7
Facilities and connection
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Illustrations - front and rear panels
8
Power supply problems?
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Basic fault finding
9
Power supply specifications
10
Manual history
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TRIPLE-X PSU
SAFETY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT! (U.K. only)
This unit is supplied in the U.K. with mains lead fitted with a moulded 13 amp plug. If, for any reason, you need to cut
off the plug, please remove the fuse holder and dispose of the plug safely, out of reach of children. It must not be
plugged into a mains outlet.
The wires in the mains lead supplied with this appliance are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow..............Earth
Blue................................Neutral
Brown.................................Live
WARNING - This appliance MUST be earthed
As the colours of the wires of the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the
coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green-and-yellow must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the
letter E or coloured green or green-and-yellow, or by the earth symbol :
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
If connecting to a BS1363 plug, a 13 amp fuse must be used.
WARNING:
ANY MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRODUCT NOT EXPRESSLY APPROVED
BY MUSICAL FIDELITY WHO IS THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR
STANDARDS COMPLIANCE COULD VOID THE USER'S AUTHORITY TO
OPERATE THIS EQUIPMENT.
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TRIPLE-X PSU
GENERAL ADVICE
INSTALLATION PRECAUTIONS and USER INFORMATION
Your new TRIPLE-X PSU is designed and built to provide trouble-free performance, but as with all electronic devices
it is necessary to observe a few precautions:
Heed all warnings shown on the back of the product.
Always ensure that when disconnecting and reconnecting your audio equipment the mains supply is switched
off.
Position the mains lead and signal interconnects where they are not likely to be walked on or trapped by items
placed on them.
Do not use near water, or place water-filled containers on the TRIPLE-X PSU, for example, a flower vase or
potted plants. If water does spill inside, immediately pull out the mains plug from the wall socket and
inform your dealer, who should then check the unit before further use. Entry of liquid into the TRIPLEX PSU is dangerous, and may cause electric shock or fire hazard.
Do not place the unit near direct heat sources such as radiators, direct sunlight or other equipment.
Do not remove any covers or try to gain access to the inside. There are no internal adjustments or fuses you can
replace yourself. Refer all service work to an authorised Musical Fidelity agent.
Note: Unauthorised opening of the equipment will invalidate any warranty claim.
Dust regularly with a soft cloth or soft brush but be careful when using cleaning or polishing agents - they may
harm the surface finish.
The electronics in modern hi-fi equipment is complex and may, therefore, be adversely affected or damaged by
lightning. For protection of your audio system during electrical storms, remove the mains plugs and disconnect any
aerial lead.
If after-sales service is required, to help your dealer identify the TRIPLE-X PSU please quote the serial number
located on the rear panel of the unit.
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TRIPLE-X PSU
DISPOSAL
The crossed out wheeled bin label that appears on the
back panel of the product indicates that the product must not be
disposed of as normal household waste. To prevent possible harm
to the environment please separate the product from other waste to
ensure that it can be recycled in an environmentally safe manner.
Please contact your local government office or your retailer for
available collection facilities.
DISPOSITION
La poubelle sur roulettes barrées X, qui apparaît en logo
sur le panneau arrière du produit, indique que celui-ci ne doit pas
être traité comme un déchet domestique commun. Afin de protéger
l'environnement, ce produit électronique devra être géré
séparément et donc recyclé selon les nouvelles normes
Européennes Rohs concernant les déchets d'appareils électroniques.
Prière de contacter les services concernés gouvernementaux ou
votre point de vente pour l'élimination et l'enlèvement de déchets
électroniques équipés de composants électroniques.
DISPOSAL
La etiqueta cruzada hacia fuera del compartimiento que
aparece en el panel trasero del producto indica que el producto no
se debe reciclarse como basura normal de la casa. Para prevenir
daños posible al ambiente separe por favor el producto de otras
basura para asegurarse de que puede ser reciclada de una manera
ambientalmente segura. Entre en contacto por favor a su oficina
gubernamental local o a su minorista para las instalaciones
disponibles de la colección.
RIFIUTI
L'etichetta del cassonetto barrato riportato sul retro
dell'apparecchio indica che il prodotto non deve essere smaltito
tramite la procedura normale di smaltimento dei rifiuti domestici.
Per evitare eventuali danni all'ambiente, separare questo prodotto
da altri rifiuti domestici in modo che possa venire riciclato in base
alle procedure di rispetto ambientale. Per maggiori dettagli
sulle aree di raccolta disponibili, contattate l'ufficio govenativo
locale od il rivenditore del prodotto.
FACHGERECHTE ENTSORGUNG:
Das auf der Geräterückseite angebrachte Label deutet
darauf hin, dass das Produkt nicht mit konventionellem
Hauskehricht entsorgt werden darf. Um Schäden und
Verschmutzungen an Umwelt und Mensch zu vermeiden, muss das
Produkt fachgerecht entsorgt und von anderem Abfall getrennt
werden. Wenden Sie sich bei Fragen hierzu an Ihren Fachhändler
oder an eine öffentliche Informationsstelle.
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ITEM DISPOSAL INFORMATION
AFVAL
Het label op de achterzijde van dit apparaat, een
afvalbak op wielen met een kruis doorgehaald, geeft aan dat dit
apparaat niet samen met gewoon huishoudafval mag worden
weggegooid. Om mogelijke schade aan onze leefomgeving te
voorkomen dient dit apparaat, gescheiden van gewoon
huishoudelijk afval, te worden afgevoerd zodat het op een
milieuvriendelijke manier kan worden gerecycled. Neem voor
beschikbare inzamelplaatsen contact op met uw gemeentelijke
reinigingsdienst of met uw elektronica leverancier.
HÄVITTÄMINEN
Yliruksattua jäteastiaa kuvaava tarra tuotteen
takalevyssä kertoo, että tuotetta ei saa käsitellä normaalina
talousjätteenä. Ympäristön suojelemiseksi on tuote pidettävä
erillään muusta jätteestä ja se on kierrätettävä ekologisesti
kestävällä tavalla. Ota yhteyttä laitteen myyjään tai Pirkanmaan
Ympäristökeskukseen lähimmän kierrätyskeskuksen löytämiseksi.
AFSKAFNING
Logoet med en skraldespand med kryds over på bagsiden
af apparatet indikerer at dette produkt ikke må kasseres som normal
husholdningsaffald. For at forebygge mulig skade på miljøet, bedes
De separere dette produkt fra andet affald, og sikre at det bliver
genbrugt på en miljørigtig måde. Kontakt venligst de lokale
myndigheder eller din forhandler for oplysning om nærmeste
tilgængelige opsamlingssted for elektronikaffald.
∆ΙΑ∆ΙΚΑΣΙΑ ΑΠΟΡΡΙΨΗΣ
ΤΟ
ΣΗΜΑ
ΜΕ
ΤΟΝ
∆ΙΑΓΕΓΡΑΜΜΕΝΟ
ΤΡΟΧΗΛΑΤΟ ΚΑ∆Ο ΑΠΟΡΡΙΜΑΤΩΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΙΣΩ ΟΨΗ
ΤΟΥ ΜΗΧΑΝΗΜΑΤΟΣ
∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ ΤΟ ΠΡΟΙΟΝ ΑΥΤΟ ∆ΕΝ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ
∆ΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΘΕΙ ΣΑΝ ΣΥΝΗΘΙΣΜΕΝΟ ΟΙΚΙΑΚΟ ΑΠΟΒΛΗΤΟ.
ΠΡΟΣ ΑΠΟΦΥΓΗ ΕΝ∆ΕΧΟΜΕΝΗΣ ΕΠΙΒΑΡΥΝΣΗΣ ΤΟΥ
ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΟΣ, ΞΕΧΩΡΙΣΤΕ ΤΟ ΠΡΟΙΟΝ ΑΠΟ ΤΑ
ΑΛΛΑ
ΑΠΟΡΡΙΜΑΤΑ ΩΣΤΕ ΝΑ ΕΞΑΣΦΑΛΙΣΘΕΙ Η ΑΝΑΚΥΚΛΩΣΗ
ΤΟΥ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΠΡΕΠΟΝΤΑ ΤΡΟΠΟ.
ΠΑΡΑΚΑΛΟΥΜΕ ΝΑ ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΗΣΕΤΕ ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΤΟΠΙΚΗ
ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΑ ΑΝΑΚΥΚΛΩΣΗΣ Η ΜΕ ΤΟ ΚΑΤΑΣΤΗΜΑ
ΑΓΟΡΑΣ ΓΙΑ ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΕΣ ΛΕΠΤΟΜΕΡΕΙΕΣ.
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TRIPLE-X PSU
INSTALLATION
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on the purchase of your new TRIPLE-X
power supply unit.
The TRIPLE-X complements our compact integrated
Hi-Fi range, powering a set of our mini-separates from
one convenient box.
The unit will control power to all units connected to it
through one on/off switch, and only needs one wall
socket for up to three components.
As the supply is separated from the amplifier, CD player
and tuner, it gives unprecedented improvement in noise
performance.
INSTALLATION
Position the TRIPLE-X PSU on a stable, horizontal
surface where there is no risk of it being knocked, or
subjected to vibration such as from loudspeakers.
UPGRADE PATH
Early in 2007 two interesting new X-V8 series products
are coming.
- The TRIPLE-X170 PSU is an upgrade Power Supply
Unit. It increases the power of your X-T100 to 85+85
wpc and improves its peak current. The TRIPLE-X170
PSU will power the X-T100, X-RAYV8 and X-PLORAV8
simultaneously. Any product connected to it will sound
better.
- The X-DACV8 is a super-performance Digital to
Analogue Converter with a tube output. Its performance
is verging on state-of-the-art and sounds extraordinary.
The X-DACV8 is self-powered and also has power
supply outlets for the X-RAYV8 and X-PLORAV8. When
the X-RAYV8 is paired with the X-DACV8, what you
have is a mini KW25 system (the KW25 Transport/DAC
received incredible reviews which recon it’s probably
the best CD player ever).
The connectors should seat securely with a gentle click
when they are properly connected.
Please note the connectors have differing numbers of
pins to avoid confusion. Do not force any connector.
Once all components are connected to the power supply
unit, wire them as required with interconnect cables, and
check wiring.
Connect the unit to the mains using supplied lead.
Switching on the power supply unit should light the
front panel power LED and the connected components
should all come on. The setup is then ready for use.
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CONNECTIONS
Outputs: With the unit switched off, connect your
components to the XLR, on the back panel, as indicated:
6-pin connector for XT-100 amplifier
5-pin connector for X-RAY V8 player
4 pin connector for X-PLORA V8 tuner
CLEANING
Before cleaning the unit, switch off power at the mains
switch and remove the mains plug from the wall socket.
Clean the cabinet and remote control unit using a moist
cloth. We do not advise using solvents, white spirit or
thinners as they could damage the surface finish.
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TRIPLE-X PSU
FACILITIES AND CONNECTION
FRONT PANEL
1
2
1. POWER switch
2. POWER Indicator LED
REAR PANEL
3
4
5
6
V8
3. XPLORA power socket
4. XRAY V8 power socket
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5. XT-100 power socket
6. IEC MAINS Input
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TRIPLE-X PSU
POWER SUPPLY PROBLEMS?
Basic problem-solving with an amplifier is similar to troubleshooting other electrical or electronic equipment. Always
check the most obvious possible causes first, such as the following examples:
Problem
Probable Cause
Remedy
No power when POWER button is
pressed
Mains power plug is not fully inserted
into rear socket
Plug in securely.
Check mains cable.
No response from connected
component(s)
Component(s) not connected or
plug(s) not securely fitted.
No mains connection
Power switch is off
Check plug(s) are securely seated.
Check mains cable
Push switch to switch on units.
If none of these actions affect a cure, please contact your dealer, or an authorised Musical Fidelity service agent.
Remember; never open the case of the TRIPLE-X PSU yourself, as this will invalidate the guarantee.
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TRIPLE-X PSU
POWER SUPPLY SPECIFICATIONS
Connections:
Power outputs:
6-way XLR for amplifier.
5-way XLR for CD player.
4-way XLR for tuner
Power requirement:
1W no load
35 W all devices connected, idle
250W fully loaded
Weight:
3.8 kg, 8.4 lbs
5.1 kg, 11.2 lbs
unit only, unboxed
in shipping carton
Dimensions:
178 mm,
7.1 inches wide
89 mm, 3.5 inches high including feet
235 mm, 9.3 inches deep including terminals (total 320mm, 12.6 inches with plugs in)
Standard accessories:
10A IEC Mains lead
Musical Fidelity reserves the right to make
improvements which may result in specification or
feature changes without notice.
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TRIPLE-X PSU
RELEASE
Issue 1
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MANUAL REVISION
DATE
14th July 2006
CHANGES
1st release
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