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INTRODUCTION
K a n d y Integrated Amplifier
Congratulations on your purchase of the ROKSAN Kandy Integrated Amplifier. This Integrated Amplifier is
designed and manufactured to the highest specification and rigorously tested to offer you many years of troublefree pleasure.
Your Kandy Integrated Amplifier is at the heart of your hi-fi system. Its correct installation, set-up and operation
will have a profound influence on the sonic performance of the entire hi-fi installation.
Please read the contents of this manual thoroughly. It will help you to understand your hi-fi equipment better and
enhance your listening pleasure.
This manual is divided into the following sections:
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Safety Instructions (Accompanying card)
Introduction
Cautions
Installation
Setup
Operation
Troubleshooting
Guarantee
Specifications
Notes
UNPACKING
Included in the packing of your Kandy Integrated Amplifier you will find:
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One mains lead fitted with the correct mains power plug for your country
One Kandy Integrated Amplifier Remote Handset and AA batteries (x2)
One information pack and warranty card
After removing these items please retain all packing materials. Correct packing is necessary for future
transportation of your Kandy Integrated Amplifier.
MAINTENANCE
After disconnecting the Kandy Integrated Amplifier from the mains supply, the cabinet and front panel may be
cleaned with a lightly dampened soft cloth or chamois leather. Avoid using abrasives or solvents.
EU DIRECTIVES
This product is designed to comply with the legal provisions of EU Directives 89/3336/EC and 72/23/EC. The
standards which have been applied are those which were in force at the time of the introduction of this product.
This product bears the CE mark.
This product is compliant to EN 60065.
This product must be earthed. Please ensure that other equipment connected to it is earthed according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
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CAUTIONS
K a n d y Integrated Amplifier
AC MAINS SUPPLY
Your Kandy Integrated Amplifier is set to operate from a fixed supply voltage which is marked on a label next to
the mains input plug. Before connecting the mains lead please check that your mains supply corresponds to this
label as below:
230V Products
115V Products
………………………………….Voltage Range: 220V – 240V
………………………………….Voltage Range: 100V – 120V
The mains lead supplied with this product has an IEC mains socket which plugs into the IEC connector on the
unit’s rear panel. The other end is normally attached to the appropriate mains plug for your country. In the UK
this is the standard UK13A plug.
This plug should ordinarily not be removed from the lead. If you do remove it, please dispose of it safely so that it
cannot be plugged into a mains socket whilst in a potentially dangerous condition. We suggest that you obtain
from your dealer a complete replacement lead.
Should you move to another area where either the mains voltage or the mains plugs are different from those as
supplied with your Integrated Amplifier, please contact the appointed ROKSAN distributor for assistance.
Please observe correct mains polarity at all times.
The Integrated Amplifier mains fuse is located on the rear panel next to the IEC mains connector. This must only
be replaced by the fuse of the type and rating as described on the fuse rating label on the rear panel of the unit.
This product requires connection to earth (ground). The earth wire (in the UK this is colour coded green/yellow)
of the mains cable supplied with your Integrated Amplifier must be connected to a suitable earthing point
established for this purpose by your electricity supply company. If you are in any doubt, consult a qualified
electrician.
If the equipment is likely to be unused for some time, unplug it from the mains supply.
GENERAL CAUTIONS
FCC WARNING
This equipment may generate or use Radio Frequency energy. The user may lose the right to operate this
equipment if unauthorised modifications are made.
INTERFERENCE
Properly installed, this unit should not cause harmful interference to radio communications, There is, however, no
guarantee that such interference will not occur in a specific installation. If interference arises (which you can
determine by switching the unit off and on) you could try to remedy matters by the following:
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Re-orient or re-locate the receiving antenna
Increase the distance between the Kandy Integrated Amplifier and receiver
Connect the unit to a different mains circuit from that of the receiver
Consult your ROKSAN appointed dealer or an experienced Radio/TV technician for help and advice
LOCATION
Your Kandy Integrated Amplifier should be located in a well ventilated area and kept away from sources of heat,
dust and humidity and from direct sunlight.
The Integrated Amplifier may be positioned either as a free standing unit or alongside another audio/video
product.
Never place the Integrated Amplifier on carpet or any surface likely to hinder normal ventilation.
Never allow liquids or other objects to fall into the unit.
This unit contains no user serviceable parts. Do Not remove any panels or attempt to service it yourself.
Unauthorised servicing will void the warranty.
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INSTALLATION
K a n d y Integrated Amplifier
ROKSAN Kandy Integrated Amplifier- Front Panel View
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TUNER
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Input Button (Back)
Input Button (Forward)
Mode Indicator
CD Input Indicator
Tuner Input Indicator
Video Input Indicator
Line 1 Input Indicator
Line 2 Input Indicator
Phono Input Indicator
Tape Monitor Indicator
Tape Monitor Button
Volume Control
Headphone Socket
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Preamp Output 2 (Multi-Amping or Subwoofer)
Preamp Output 1 (Multi-Amping or Subwoofer)
Tape Input (Playback)
Tape Output (Record)
Phono Input
Line 2 Input
Line 1 Input
Video Input
Tuner Input
CD Input
Right Speaker Output
Left Speaker Output
Voltage & Fuse Label
AC Mains Power Switch
AC Mains Input
AC Mains Fuseholder
Phono Input Grounding Terminal
SETUP
K a n d y Integrated Amplifier
CONNECTING MAINS POWER
Please refer to rear panel view on Page 4. The moulded IEC connector of the supplied mains lead should be
plugged into the socket (15) on the rear of the unit first and then plugged into the mains supply. The Mains power
switch (14) is on the rear panel of the Integrated Amplifier. This switch is normally left on. If the unit is likely to be
unattended for a long period, switch it off and unplug the mains lead from the wall.
SIGNAL CONNECTIONS
Signal Input connections:
There are six Inputs (5 – 10) on your Kandy Integrated Amplifier in addition to the Tape
Input (3). Except for the PHONO input (5), all other inputs are line level and will accept virtually all currently
available source components. The PHONO input is factory set for Moving Magnet Cartridges to accommodate
record players fitted with a MM phono cartridge. (This input can be set by Roksan or Roksan appointed service
centres to Line Level input if so required.)
All the inputs use Gold plated RCA Phono Connectors and should be connected according to the standard
convention – Right Channel – Red; Left Channel – Black or White.
Also in accordance with standard practice, the Upper row of Phono Sockets carries the Left Channel and the
Lower row carries the Right Channel.
The Input Sockets are labeled with their legends upside down as well as the normal way up to assist you should
you be connecting an input from a position in front of and above the amplifier.
MC Input Connections:
If you wish to use a Moving Coil cartridge, an in-line MC step-up transformer should
be connected to the Phono Input. Alternatively a dedicated Phono Stage can be connected to a Line level Input
(NOTE: If you wish to connect to the Phono Input, it must be set for Line level signal. See above). For advice and
demonstration of ROKSAN state of the art turntable reproduction systems contact your authorised retailer.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For optimum performance it is recommended to use high quality inter-connect cables such
as ROKSAN HDC-02A high definition analogue Cable.
LOUDSPEAKER CONNECTIONS
The right and left loudspeakers are connected to the amplifier via the rear panel binding posts (11) and (12)
respectively. There are two basic types of cable –
• Figure 8 cable has two insulated conductors which lie parallel, either side by side, or spaced by insulation.
• Overall sheathed cable has both conductors insulated and enclosed in an overall plastic sheath.
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Carefully remove any overal sheath or split the figure 8 cable to a depth of about 75mm (3”).
Carefully strip the insulation on each wire to a depth of about 12mm (1/2”) exposing the
bare core. If the conductor is stranded, twist the strands together on each conductor.
Unscrew the binding post. There is a cross-hole about 5mm from the panel end of the
binding post. Insert the bared conductor through the hole and tighten the binding post
securely making sure that there are no loose strands or bare ends protruding through
the post.
Carefully observe polarity ensuring that the RED (+) speaker terminal is connected to
the RED (+) amplifier terminal and the BLACK (-) speaker terminal to the BLACK (-)
amplifier terminal.
When both left and right channels are connected to their respective speakers the
amplifier is ready for use.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For optimum performance it is recommended to use high quality cables such as ROKSAN
HDC-01S High Definition Loudspeaker Cable. Many speaker cables such as the ROKSAN HDC-01S are
directional. Please observe this directionality. DO NOT use a speaker cable with conductor size less than 16
AWG (1.6mm Diameter). The Binding posts accept conductor sizes up to 12 AWG.
Multi-Amping The Loudspeakers
Setup
If the Loudspeakers utilise more than one drive unit with individual input terminals, for example a Tweeter and a
Woofer, then the loudspeaker performance will benefit from Bi-Amping. Dedicating one amplifier to the Tweeter
and another to the Woofer isolates them from each other hence reducing distortion and increasing reserved
power. Speakers work far better with most amplifiers when Multi-Amped than using one yet more powerful
amplifier.
For setup and connection details on Multi-Amping refer to the Kandy Power Amplifier Manual.
Note: Multi-Wiring connects the Woofer and the Tweeter directly to the output of the amplifier and is the first step
towards Multi-Amping.
MULTI-WIRING THE LOUDSPEAKERS
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OPERATION
K a n d y Integrated Amplifier
Please refer to the front and rear panel views on page 4 and the Remote Handset View on page 8.
SWITCHING ON
The Mains power switch (14) is located on the rear panel of the amplifier. This switch should be left ON for
normal operation. If unattended for a long period, the Mains power should be switched OFF and the lead
disconnected from the power supply.
When switched ON from the rear panel, your Kandy Integrated Amplifier will go to STANDBY and the MODE
indicator light (4) will glow GREEN. The amplifier is now ready for use.
You can activate your Kandy Integrated Amplifier in two ways:
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Press the MODE button (1) on the front panel once.
Press the POWER button (2) on the remote handset once.
The Kandy Integrated will ‘wake up’ and the MODE indicator light (4) will glow RED. The amplifier will
automatically check its input/output status and select and connect to the CD input and the CD input indicator light
(5) will glow RED. After a brief moment the output relays will click on and the amplifier goes into normal operation
mode.
USING THE CONTROLS
MODE CONTROL
The MODE button on the Front Panel (1) has the following functions:
• It activates the amplifier from Standby. NOTE: From the Remote Handset, only the POWER Button (2) can put
the amplifier in and out of standby.
• Pressing the MODE button once with the amplifier activated will mute/lower the volume level by 20dB. The
MODE indicator light will glow AMBER. The amplifier remains fully functional in this mode. Another single
press unmutes the amplifier and the MODE indicator light will revert to RED.
• Full mute is only accessed from the Remote Handset by pressing the MUTE button (4). The MODE indicator
light (4) will flash RED and the sound will be fully muted. Another single press unmutes the amplifier and the
MODE indicator light will revert to RED.
• With the amplifier activated, a sustained press on the MODE button reverts the amplifier to Standby, all the
input indicator lights will be extinguished and the MODE indicator light will glow GREEN.
NOTE: When you bring the Kandy out of STANDBY having switched it ON at the Mains, the input selector will
default to CD (as described previously).
When, however, the Kandy has been put into Standby from the MODE (Front panel) or the POWER (Remote
handset) button, bringing it out of Standby will restore previously selected input and tape values.
INPUT SELECTOR BUTTONS
The INPUT Selector Buttons (2, Back) and (3, Forward) march through the inputs one click at a time. They
connect each signal source to the amplifier by marching through the Inputs with the exception of TAPE. Pressing
the Forward Button (3) repeatedly will select inputs in this sequence:
CD - TUNER - VIDEO - LINE1 - LINE2 - PHONO - CD - …
Pressing the Backward Button (2) repeatedly reverses the sequence.
Whenever an input is selected the appropriate indicator lights up.
VOLUME CONTROL
The VOLUME Control is a precision device. It follows a logarithmic law so that its response approximates that of
the human ear. There is an indicator on the volume control to show the appropriate volume setting.
TAPE MONITOR
When you select an INPUT, the selected source is connected to the amplifier and to the Tape Output Sockets (4)
of the Kandy thus enabling you to record off of the selected INPUT.
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The Tape Monitor is an override. Pressing the TAPE Button (12) connects the output of your tape deck to the
Kandy, overriding the selected input. However, the selected input is left connected to the recording input of your
tape deck. If you have a suitable tape deck, this facility enables you to record a programme whilst monitoring its
playback.
When the TAPE Button is depressed, the TAPE Indicator light (11) glows and the selected source Indicator
remains illuminated.
The input selector remains functional when the Tape Monitor is ON, allowing a range of sources to be recorded.
Pressing the TAPE Button toggles between Tape Monitor ON and OFF.
REMOTE HANDSET
The Kandy Integrated Amplifier MKIII Remote Handset uses two AA size 1.5V batteries. These are housed in the
battery compartment on the underside of the handset.
Carefully remove the battery compartment cover and insert the supplied batteries in place observing polarity.
Replace the cover. The handset is now ready for use.
The front panel controls of the Kandy Integrated Amplifier are replicated on the remote handset.
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INPUT (BACK)
The TAPE Button (1) connects the Tape Deck In and Out.
The POWER Button (2) puts the amplifier in and out of Standby. (MODE light GREEN and RED)
The MODE Button (3) mutes and un-mutes the output level by 20dB. (MODE light AMBER)
The MUTE Button (4) fully mutes and un-mutes the output of the amplifier. (MODE light flashing RED)
The VOLUME Buttons (5 & 6) adjust the output volume level (Increase & Decrease).
The INPUT Buttons (7 & 8) march through the input sources (Forward & Back).
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KNOW YOUR KANDY
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When you first power up from the Mains Switch on the rear panel, the amplifier goes into Standby and the
MODE Indicator glows GREEN.
During Standby, the power stage of the amplifier is shut down to reduce power consumption and heat.
In normal operation when an external fault such as a short circuit on the loudspeaker leads is detected, the
amplifier will go into standby and the speaker output and AC power relays will disconnect and the MODE
indicator light will glow GREEN. Unless the fault is rectified the amplifier can not be brought out of standby.
If the amplifier output current exceeds its safe operating range (very low loudspeaker impedance and high
volume level) the Kandy integrated will revert to Standby. If subsequently the volume is lowered or the
loudspeakers changed, the amplifier can be brought out of standby to resume normal operation.
TROUBLESHOOTING
K a n d y Integrated Amplifier
If you suspect that your ROKSAN Kandy Integrated Amplifier is not operating properly, you should check all the
connections carefully. Pay particular attention to speaker phasing and channel connections. Phono plugs should
be fully inserted- a frequent cause of problems is that Phono plug surrounds do not make proper contact. Below
are some commonly encountered problems with suggestions for possible cure. The list is not exhaustive: If you
have any unresolved problems, please consult your appointed ROKSAN dealer or distributor.
SYMPTOM
No power
No output on one or both
channels
LIKELY CAUSE
AC Mains lead not inserted properly
Unit not switched on at rear panel
Amplifier in stand-by mode (MODE light
GREEN)
Ensure AC Mains lead is fully inserted
Switch unit on at rear panel
Press MODE button to set amplifier in
operational mode (MODE light RED)
Missing or bad input signal connection
Incorrect speaker connection
Check all input connections
Check speaker output connections on
rear panel
Select correct input, ascertain source is
working
Deselect Tape Monitor
Deselect Full MUTE (MODE light RED)
Wrong input selected
Very low sound output
SUGGESTED REMEDY
Tape Monitor selected
Full Mute selected (MODE light flashing
RED)
Amplifier set in 20dB MUTE position
(MODE light AMBER)
Poor speaker imaging, lack
of Bass output
Loudspeakers connected out of phase
Hum from speakers
Incorrect Grounding
Check Mains polarity and grounding on
all connected equipment
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Press MODE button to set amplifier in
operational mode (MODE light RED)
(check volume setting first)
Check polarity of speaker connections
(especially important if Multi-wiring,
Multi-Amping)
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GUARANTEE
K a n d y Integrated Amplifier
There are no user-serviceable parts inside your Kandy Integrated Amplifier. If a fault should develop, refer any servicing to
your appointed ROKSAN dealer, distributor or ROKSAN approved service agent.
Your ROKSAN Kandy Integrated Amplifier is guaranteed against any defect in materials and workmanship for a period of two
years from the date of purchase.
This guarantee only becomes effective if the warranty card is validated by the ROKSAN retailer from whom the equipment
was purchased and returned to ROKSAN within 28 days of purchase.
This guarantee excludes:
1. Damage caused due to accident, missuse, neglect and incorrect installation, adjustment or repair.
2. Liability for damage or loss during transit from the retailer or purchaser to ROKSAN or its authorised distributor for the
purposes of repair or inspection.
Carriage costs to ROKSAN shall be borne by the consignor.
All claims under this guarantee must be made through an authorised ROKSAN retailer.
If equipment returned for repair to ROKSAN is found on inspection to comply with the product specification ROKSAN
reserves the right to make a charge for examination and return carriage.
Unauthorised servicing will void this guarantee.
SPECIFICATIONS
K a n d y Integrated Amplifier
Inputs
Line Level (x5), Moving Magnet (x1), Tape (x1)
Input Impedance
47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity (115W)
Outputs
Line 470mV
Speaker L & R (x1), Preamplifier (x2), Tape (x1), Headphone (x1)
Output Power
>120 Watts, into 8Ω
both channels driven
>185 Watts, into 4Ω
both channels driven
Power Supply
500VA Ultra Low Noise Toroidal Transformer
4 Regulated Supply Rails
Damping Factor
>110 (8Ω)
Frequency response
(-3dB), <3Hz – >100kHz
Gain
38dB Overall (Pre & Power)
7dB Preamplifier
31dB Power Amplifier
Harmonic Distortion
<0.005% 1kHz - 8Ω
Signal to Noise Ratio
Line 100dBa (ref 470mV)
Power Source
Power Consumption
100V – 120V 50Hz / 60Hz
220V – 240V 50Hz / 60Hz
Standby <25W, Full Power 2-CH 8Ω < 330 W, 4Ω <550W
Dimension
432 x 380 x 90 (W x D x H) mm
432 x 380 x 102 (including feet)
Weight
14 Kg
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NOTES
K a n d y Integrated Amplifier
Kandy Integrated Amplifier L.III
Serial Number: …………………………
Purchase Date
Year .……… Month …….. Day ……..
ROKSAN Retailer
Name:
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Location: ………………………………
Please keep a record for future reference
w w w . r o k s a n . c o . u k
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