OWNER`S MANUAL UPDATE THE SONIC

OWNER’S MANUAL UPDATE
T H E S ONI C F RO NT IE R S SF D -1 M KI I DI G IT AL PRO C ESS OR
A1
A2
B
C
D
E
A1-Phase Control Switch - This toggle switch allows the user
to invert the system phasing easily and safely. When the switch
is in the 0° position the SFD-1 MKII will put out a normal or
non-inverted signal in relation to the signal being received from
the source. When the switch is in the 180° position the SFD-1
MKII will put out an inverted version of the signal as compared
to that being received from the source. This feature offers a
convenient method of correcting source material which was
recorded “out of absolute phase” or to counteract for a component in your system such as a preamplifier, power amplifier or
signal connection which inverts phase.
C-Input Selector Switch - This 3 position toggle switch
selects between the three digital inputs located on the back of
the SFD-1 MKII: Toslink (Plastic Fibre) Optical, RCA Coaxial
Cable and ST (Glass Fibre) Optical. A connection to all 3
inputs may be made from 3 separate sources. The Signal
Locking Indicator LED (B) will light when the source is activated
in conjunction with the input chosen by this switch.
A2-HDCD® - This LED will light when an HDCD (High Definition
Compatible Digital) encoded digital track is being played. The
HDCD decoding is switched in automatically by the SFD-1
MKII circuitry, and no user adjustments are necessary.
E- Power Switch - This toggle switch, when switched to the
ON position, allows the SFD-1 to receive power, rendering the
SFD-1 MKII operational as indicated by the Power Indicator
LED (D). When the switch is in the OFF position the SFD-1 MKII
is not receiving power and is not operational.
B-Signal Locking Indicator LED - This LED will light when
an operational digital source is selected.
NOTE: Depending on the source or transport being used in
conjunction with the SFD-1 MKII, it may be necessary to have
the source unit in the “play” mode and the SFD-1 MKII receiving the digital transmission before the LED will light.
D-Power Indicator LED - This LED will light when the Power
Switch (E) is in the ON position and the SFD-1 MKII is receiving power.
SFD-1 MKII TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Input Receiver
UltraAnalog AES20 AES/EBU
ultra-low jitter Input Receiver
HDCD® Digital
Filter/Decoder
Pacific Microsonics PMD100
D/A Converter
UltraAnalog D20400A (1 Dual)
Low Pass
Analog Filter
Proprietary passive configuration
Frequency Response 5 Hz to 20 kHz ± 0.25 dB
Intrinsic Jitter
< 40 ps (picoseconds)
Jitter Rejection
From 1 kHz and above (6 dB/octave)
“A” weighted
S/N Ratio
> 105 dB (Balanced)
Crosstalk
> 105 dB @ 1 kHz
> 95 dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
THD
< 0.02 % @ 1 kHz
< 0.30% 20 Hz to 20 kHz (balanced/
single-ended)
Output Voltage
Approx.
Approx.
Approx.
Approx.
Output Stage
Fully balanced (for AC and DC
parameters), high speed tube buffer
Digital Inputs
Coaxial (RCA), Optical (H-P/ST-Type glass),
Optical (Toslink)
Analog Outputs
1 pr. Single-ended RCA
1 pr. Balanced XLR
Tube Complement
2 - 6922 (E88CC)
Dimensions
19” Wide x 11” Deep x 4” High
(48 cm x 28 cm x 10 cm)
Weight
21 lbs (9.5 kg) - unpacked
Warranty
5 years parts and labor
1 year on the tubes
THE HDCD PROCESS
The SFD-1 MKII includes a free HDCD-encoded sampler CD to
demonstrate the HDCD process. This process is a true advancement in digital audio reproduction, providing one of the single
greatest improvements in digital audio since the introduction of
the CD format more than a decade ago. This sophisticated
encoding/decoding system greatly reduces both additive and
subtractive distortions in digital recordings, providing a resolution and freedom from distortion equal to that of analog recordings. In addition, the HDCD decoder’s internal digital filter provides significant sonic improvements to non-HDCD source material as well.
5.0 Volts (HDCD/S.E.)
10.0 Volts (HDCD/balanced)
2.5 Volts (non-HDCD/S.E.)
5.0 Volts (non-HDCD/balanced)
2790 Brighton Road, Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6H 5T4
Telephone: (905) 829-3838 Facsimile: (905) 829-3033
Sonic Frontiers can be reached from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (E.S.T.), or 24 hours a day by facsimile.
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