Operating instructions | Cambridge Audio D-Series CD Player User Manual

D -Series
Compact Disc Player
Owners' Manual
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on purchasing this Cambridge Audio D Series
Compact Disc Player. It has been designed using the results
from an extensive Research & Development program undertaken
to identify the circuitry and components fundamental to our
highly regarded and critically acclaimed products.
This knowledge has resulted in a reduced component count and
shorter signal paths which provide further enhanced
performance and improved reliability. The quality and value for
money offered by Cambridge Audio products now surpasses
even our high standards.
Audio range, which has been designed to the same exacting standards
as our CD players.
Interconnects and speaker cables are also something that shouldn’t be
overlooked. Please do not compromise your system’s performance by
using poor quality cables to connect your D Series to your amplifier or the
amplifiers output to your loudspeakers. A system is only as good as its
weakest link. For this reason we do not include cheap “freebie” cables
in the box. Your dealer can supply quality Cambridge Audio interconnects
and loudspeaker cables that will ensure your whole system realises its
full potential.
Now we invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy!
The D Series utilises a highly advanced control system that has been
custom designed by Sony for Cambridge Audio. At the heart of this system
is a VLSI (very large scale integration) circuit which dynamically adjusts
the focusing, tracking and output level of the laser for the maximum
retrieval of digital information. Some models also feature separate digital
and analogue stabilised power supplies and high quality clock modules,
employing jitter regulation, are coupled to the latest DACs and digital filters
to give an outstanding level of performance and reliability.
At Cambridge Audio we have identified that the customer's needs change
and for that reason all D Series Compact Disc players have interchangable
DAC boards for future upgrading.
CONTENTS
Introduction..................................................................................................2
Safety Precautions......................................................................................3
This attention to detail has resulted in CD players that are convincing in the
reproduction of both tonal colour and dynamic contrast, deliver a vibrant
and fluid performance with music of all types and are therefore musically
very involving.
Installation...............................................................................................4
To gain the greatest musical rewards from this equipment we would
encourage you to use only high quality amplification and revealing
loudspeakers. We particularly recommend amplification from the Cambridge
Operating Instructions................................................................................5
Rear Panel Connections.........................................................................4
Front Panel Controls...............................................................................5
Troubleshooting...........................................................................................7
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
CHECKING THE POWER SUPPLY SETTING
PLUG FITTING INSTRUCTIONS (UK ONLY)
For your own safety please read the following instructions carefully
before attempting to connect this unit to the mains.
• Check that the rear of your unit indicates the correct supply voltage.
• If your mains supply voltage is different, consult your dealer.
This unit is designed to operate only on the supply voltage and type that
is indicated on the rear panel of the unit. Connecting to other power
sources may damage the unit.
The cord supplied with this appliance is factory fitted with a 13A mains
plug fitted with a 3A fuse inside. If it is necessary to change the fuse, it
is important that a 3A one is used. If the plug needs to be changed because
it is not suitable for your socket, or becomes damaged, it should be cut off
and an appropriate plug fitted following the wiring instructions below. The
plug must then be disposed of safely, as insertion into a 13A socket is likely
to cause an electrical hazard. Should it be necessary to fit a 3-pin BS mains
plug to the power cord the wires should be fitted as shown in this diagram.
The colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your
plug. Connect them as follows:-
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
This equipment must be switched off when not in use and must not be used
unless correctly earthed. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
remove the unit’s cover (or back). There are no user serviceable parts
inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel. If the power cord
is fitted with a moulded mains plug the unit must not be used if the plastic
fuse carrier is not in place. Should you lose the fuse carrier the correct
part must be reordered from your Cambridge Audio dealer.
The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated ‘dangerous voltage’ within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended
to alert the user to the presence of important operating and
maintenance instructions in the service literature relevant
to this appliance.
This product complies with European Low Voltage
(73/23/EEC) and Electromagnetic Compatibility
(89/336/EEC) Directives when used according to this
instruction manual. For continued compliance only
Cambridge Audio accessories should be used with
this product and servicing must be referred to qualified
service personnel
•
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be
connected to the terminal which is marked
with the letter ‘N’ or coloured BLACK.
•
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 GREEN/
YELLOW must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter ‘E’ or
coloured GREEN.
GREEN /
YELLOW
E
FUSE
BLUE
N
L
BROWN
CORD
GRIP
NOTE: If your model does not have an earth wire, then disregard this
instruction.
If a 13 Amp (BS 1363) plug is used, a 3 Amp fuse must be fitted, or if any
other type of plug is used a 3 Amp or 5 Amp fuse must be fitted, either
in the plug or adaptor, or on the distribution board.
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INSTALLATION
Please take a moment to read these notes before installing your D Series
Compact Disc player, they will enable you to get the best performance and
prolong the life of the product.
This unit may be installed on any sturdy, level surface. Since the power
transformers generate a magnetic hum field of moderate strength, a
turntable should not be located nearby.
The unit requires ventilation. Do not situate it on a rug or other soft surface
and do not obstruct any air inlets or outlet grilles.
This product is not user serviceable, never attempt to repair, disassemble
or reconstruct the unit if there seems to be a problem. A serious electric
shock could result if this precautionary measure is ignored. In the event
of a problem or failure, please contact your dealer.
REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS
Some features may not apply to all models
Refer to the diagram on your accompanying Owners’ Certificate
Do not place in an enclosed area such as a bookcase or in a cabinet.
1. LINE OUTPUT
Use quality interconnect cables from these sockets to any line level
input on your amplifier
Never allow this unit to come into contact with water or other liquids and
ensure that small objects do not fall through any ventilation grille. In either
event, switch it off immediately, disconnect it from the mains supply and
contact your dealer for advice.
2. OPTICAL / CLOCK INPUT
Industry standard 'Toslink' input for connection to DACs with a suitable
clock output. The result of this is the virtual elimination of the main
causes of distortion in every digital audio set-up.
Do not route the power cable so that it can be walked upon or damaged
by other items near it.
3. OPTICAL OUTPUT
Use this socket to connect to the input of a separate DAC or digital
recording machine. Use a high quality fibre optic interconnect cable
designed specifically for audio use.
Like all audiophile electronic components, this unit will perform best once
it has warmed up. When using for the first time it is advisable that it is left
on, playing music, for at least 36 hours prior to critical listening. For
subsequent use, a warm up period of 10-15 minutes is recommended for
maximum enjoyment.
Do not plug your CD player directly into a power amplifier unless it has
a variable output level.
If you do not intend to use this unit for a long period, switch it off and unplug
it from the mains socket.
4. DIGITAL OUTPUT
This coaxial output is for input to a separate DAC or digital recording
machine. Use a high quality 75 ohm BNC interconnect cable for this
connection (not one designed for normal audio use).
5. AC POWER SOCKET
Once you have completed all connections to the amplifier, plug the AC
Power Cable into an appropriate mains socket. Your Compact Disc
player is now ready for use.
To clean the unit, wipe its case with a moist, lint-free cloth. Do not use
any cleaning fluids containing alcohol, ammonia or abrasives. Do not spray
an aerosol at or near your CD player.
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FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
LOADING AND UNLOADING DISCS
Refer to the diagram on your accompanying Owner’s Manual
1. Press the POWER switch.
1. POWER
This control switches the mains power to the Compact Disc player ON
and OFF.
2. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button. The disc tray will open. If the disc tray
is blocked while operating, the tray will stop and automatically after
approximately 8 seconds.
2. OPEN/CLOSE
Allows you to open and close the disc tray, thus making it possible to
load a disc
3. When the disc tray has opened fully, place a disc carefully in the tray
with the label side facing up.
3. PROGRAM/REPEAT
Allows the program and repeat functions to be accessed
4. RANDOM
Allows the player to choose the order in which the tracks are played
4. To close the disc tray, press the OPEN/CLOSE button again. When
the tray with a correctly loaded disc is fully closed, the disc will start
turning automatically. After the CD player has read the disc it will be
in standby mode, the display looking like the example below - here there
are eight tracks on the disc, which have a total running time of forty
eight minutes and fifty five seconds
5. STOP
Stops the CD playing
6. PLAY/PAUSE
Plays the disc and pauses play
7. SHUTTLE SWITCH
Skips between tracks and searches through tracks
IMPORTANT NOTE
.
5. The disc tray can be opened at any time by pressing the OPEN/CLOSE
button. Only remove the disc after the tray has fully opened
NOTE
Do not put anything except a Compact Disc into the tray, foreign objects
may damage the mechanism.
Do not force the tray by hand during the opening and closing operations.
This unit has been designed to
play Compact Discs bearing the
identification logo shown here. No
other discs can be used
To avoid dirt and dust entering the mechanism, keep the disc tray closed.
If the Compact Disc is seriously scratched or too dirty the player may not
be able to read it or play it.
Never load more than one disc into the disc tray at one time.
OPERATION
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NORMAL DISC PLAY
LOCATING A PARTICULAR POINT IN A TRACK
1. Switch on your amplifier and set its input selector to the correct
position. Adjust the volume control to a minimum.
1. Ensure that the disc is playing the desired track.
2. Press the POWER switch.
3. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button to open the disc tray, and load a disc.
4. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button again to close the tray. The CD player
will read the disc and enter standby mode.
5. Press the PLAY button. The disc will start playing from the beginning
of the first track.
6. When the last track has finished playing, the CD player will return to
standby mode.
7. To stop the disc at any point press the STOP button. Pressing the PLAY
button while the disc is playing will pause the disc, play can be
resumed by pressing the PLAY button again.
LOCATING A SPECIFIC TRACK
2. Turn the shuttle switch clockwise as far as it will go and hold it in this
position. The track time will fast forward.
3. Release the shuttle switch when the desired time has been reached.
Play will resume.
4. By holding the switch in the anti-clockwise position the track time will
fast-rewind
REPEATING TRACKS
1. Ensure that the disc is playing the desired track.
2. Press the PROGRAM/REPEAT button. Repeat will appear on the
display. The selected track will now be repeated until the function is
turned off.
3. To repeat the whole disc press PROGRAM/REPEAT twice. REPEAT
ALL will appear on the display. The whole disc will now be repeated
until the function is turned off.
1. Ensure that a disc is loaded and the player is in standby mode.
4. Press PROGRAM/REPEAT again to turn off the repeat function.
2. A quick clockwise turn of the shuttle switch will cause the track
number to increase by one.
3. Repeat this until the required track is selected.
4. Press PLAY. The disc will play to the end and then return to standby
mode
5. Turning the shuttle switch anti-clockwise will cause the track number
to decrease by one
PLAYING TRACKS IN A RANDOM ORDER
1. Ensure that a disc is loaded and the player is in standby mode
2. Press the RANDOM button. The CD Player will now play the entire disc
in a random order.
3. Press RANDOM to exit Random function. The disc will continue playing
to the end in the correct order.
4. Press the STOP button at any time to stop the disc and exit the random
function.
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PROGRAMMING DISC PLAY
1. Ensure that a disc is loaded and the player is in standby mode.
2. Press PROGRAM/REPEAT. The Program setup will appear in the
display
3. Using the shuttle switch or the remote handset skip to the track number
that you want to program as your first track.
4. Press PROGRAM/REPEAT. The desired track is now entered and the
program number increases by one.
5. Repeat steps three & four until all your desired tracks are entered.
6. Press PLAY. The programmed tracks will play.
7. You can use the skip & search functions to move through your
programmed selection in the same way as normal playback.
8. Pressing STOP at any time will wipe the program and return the player
to standby mode.
USING NUMERICAL KEYS (OPERATION FROM REMOTE
HANDSET)
You can use the numerical keys on your supplied remote handset to
choose tracks.
1. Ensure that a disc is loaded. The player can be in standby mode or
playing.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
THERE IS NO POWER
Ensure that the AC power cord is connected securely.
Ensure that the plug is fully inserted into the wall socket and is switched
on.
Check fuse in the mains plug or adaptor.
THE PLAYER WILL NOT READ THE DISC
Check the disc is not loaded upside down.
Check that the disc is not too scratched or dirty
THERE IS NO SOUND
Ensure that the amplifier is set correctly
Check that the interconnects are inserted correctly
THE DISC IS SKIPPING
Check that the disc is not too scratched or dirty
Ensure that the player is on a firm surface and is not subject to vibrations
THERE IS A HUM COMING FROM THE SPEAKER
Ensure that all cable connections are secure
REMOTE HANDSET WILL NOT FUNCTION
Check that the batteries have not expired
Ensure that the signal is reaching the CD player
2. Simply press the number of the desired track and the player will play
the disc from the start of that track.
3. If the track number required is greater than ten and less than twenty,
press +10 followed by the second digit of the number. If the track
number required is between twenty and twenty-nine, press +10 twice
followed by the second digit of the number.
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