- Carefully unpack
the contents of the box which should contain:
PP300 Power Supply.
CD-3 Compact Disc Player.
Manual including Warranty Registration.
- Remove any protective
tape from the exterior of the CD player and the power pack.
- Open the glass
door of the CD player by pushing down on the glass marked "push to open".
- Remove all packing
material and tape from the packing well. Make sure that the brass weight on
the glass door is free of packing tape and floating freely. Remove the plastic
protector for the laser lens.
- Retain all packing
and protective material for future transportation of the CD-3.
- The PP300 power
supply houses three separate power supplies - the floating charge power supply
for the analogue section, the digital and drive power supply and the DAC power
supply. The PP300 provides two output cables. The analog output cable is the
smaller of the two with 7 conductors and terminated with a round DIN connector.
The digital and control supply is a 24 conductor, multi-core cable and terminated
with a 24 pin computer type connector. The left side of the rear apron of
the CD-3 features a mating connector for the analog power input and the digital
- Connect the
analogue and the digital power supply cables to the appropriate receptacles
on the CD-3. Always ensure that these two cables are securely connected before
applying power. Failure to do so could result in damage to the CD-3.
- The AC input
cable features a polarized plug. Before turning the power supply on, make
sure this plug is fully inserted in an appropriate power outlet.
- On the left
rear apron of the CD-3, beside the DIN power connector,you will find an RCA
type jack marked, "digital out". You may connect this, via a Museatex
or other high quality cable, to the digital input of an R-DAT recording device
or other audio component that provides for a digital input.
- The right-rear
apron of the CD-3 features two high quality RCA type jacks for left and right
analog output. Using Museatex or other high quality cables, connect these
outputs to the CD/AUX input of your preamplifier.
- The only control
on the PP300 is the "on/off" switch. It may now be turned on and
left on. It is always a good idea, however, to shut down power to your system
if you plan to be away for a prolonged time or when you experience thunder
storms or other electrical disturbances.
It is recommended
to leave the power turned on at all times as the unit requires about half an
hour to warm up and obtain its optimum operating temperature.
place the power supply unit next to the CD player or your preamplifier. This
is to ensure that stray magnetic currents from the power supply do not interfere
with your system.
When turning the
When the power
switch on the PP300 power supply is turned on and power is applied to the CD-3,
the display will count up, in seconds, until the logic circuit have stabilized.
This will take approximately 12 to 16 seconds, depending upon fluctuations in
the local AC line. During this turn on period the CD-3 is performing a number
of diagnostic self-checks to ensure correct operation of its logic and control
- This unit is
manufactured to operate on AC voltage and line frequency as indicated on the
power supply. Do not operate the unit on any current other than that it was
set for in the factory. Please contact Customer Service for information on
- The CD-3 is
a top loading player. Should any liquid or solid object fall into the cabinet,
unplug the unit and have it checked by a qualified service representative
before operating it further.
- Laser beams
can be harmful to your eyes. Never attempt to defeat the safety devices that
prevent its operation while the loading door is open.
- Avoid placing
either unit near or over heat radiators or ducts or in a place subject to
mechanical vibration and shock.
- If the CD-3
is brought directly from a cold environment into a warm one, or placed in
a very damp room, moisture may condense on and fog the lens of the laser optical
system. In this case, the player will not operate. Remove the disc and leave
the player turned on for about an hour, to speed the evaporation of moisture.
A Word of Caution
about the dynamic range of a CD:
If you are not
familiar with some of the advantages of compact discs, we suggest you operate
your CD-3 with care. Since CDs exhibit very little background noise, you may
press PLAY and hear nothing for a few seconds. Please do not be tempted to raise
the volume much beyond normal listening levels. When the music begins, you may
discover that the loudest passages are very loud indeed and the softest ones,
very soft. Damage to valued speakers and good neighbour relations may result.
Loading the CD-3
- Open the top-loading
door by depressing the centre front of the smoked glass surface.
- Carefully place
the compact disc onto the spindle, label side up, keeping your fingers clear
of the playing surface on the reverse side.
- Gently lower
the door by pressing down until the latch engages. Once the CD is in place,
the player will start and the front panel displays will read out the status
of the disc.
By keeping the
PLAY button depressed while turning the power supply on, you activate
the automatic play mode. In this mode, the CD player will start playing as soon
as the door is closed. This feature can be negated by pushing the STOP
button while closing the CD loading door.
The Front Panel
of the CD-3
- Down the left
side of the front panel are 5 LED status indicators.
illuminates when the CD-3 is placed in the "pause" mode.
illuminates when the CD-3 executes an instruction to repeat a selection
or series of selected tracks.
illuminates when the CD-3 is in the program mode. It will remain illuminated
until the program mode is canceled. Turning off the power or selecting
CONT on the remote control will cancel the program.
illuminates when the CD-3 is in single track mode.
illuminates when the CD-3 is in the continuous mode and will play the
disc from beginning to end.
- Across the left
middle of the front panel are 4 function control squares which act as soft-touch
This four digit LED display provides visual indication of the disc status.
On each occasion that the TIME button on the remote is pressed,
this display will change from "Elapsed time for the track" to
"Elapsed time for the disc" to "Remaining time for the
track" to "Remaining time for the disc." In the program
mode the decimal point disappears while you program tracks. The display
indicates the selection number. In the program mode, this display will
not indicate disc status.
This two digit LED display provides visual indication of the number of
the track being played, selected, or programmed.
Disc Status LED
On the top front
of the CD-3, just to the right of the CD loading door, you will see two LED
indicators labeled Error and De-Emphasis. These LED's provide
information on two categories of disc playback status.
During normal operation this LED will occasionally illuminate to indicate
the presence of an uncorrectable error on the disc. This is by no means an
indication of a problem as the compact disc technology allows for a reasonable
frequency of uncorrectable errors without hindering the quality of sound.
An abnormally high error rate, however, may indicate a disc that is in need
of cleaning or one whose playing surface has been badly scratched or defaced.
Once a disc is loaded, Error will be illuminated until the disc is
played. Error will also be illuminated when the disc is stopped.
This LED will illuminate when you play a disc that has been recorded using
emphasis. Emphasis is an encoding system not unlike Dolby for tape decks,
intended to improve signal-to-noise ratio. Because CD technology has inherently
good signal-to-noise characteristics, emphasis is used infrequently in the
recording of CDs.
When a disc that has been recorded with emphasis is loaded, De-Emphasis
will only be indicated when the disc has started to play.
CD-3 Remote Control
The Remote control
unit requires a 9 volt alkaline battery for operation. Slide the cover off the
lower rear of the Remote Control and install the battery. When replacing the
battery cover be careful not to damage the wires connected to the battery.
In order to effectively
control the operation of the CD-3, point the Remote Control directly at the
sensor on the front panel of the main unit.
The Remote Control
for the CD-3 has function control push buttons organized into three groups.
- Transport Control:
This push-button terminates playback.
This push-button begins playback of the compact disc at the selected track.
The push-button will mute the audio and hold the laser head ready to resume
play. Depressing PLAY or PAUSE will resume playback of the
current selection at the point of interruption.
This button will repeat either the current track, a programmed track selection,
a programmed section or the disc.
- To repeat
the current selection:
Press the SINGLE button, the REPEAT button and the PLAY
- To repeat
more than one selection:
Press the PROGRAM button and program the desired selections, in
the desired order, then press the REPEAT button and the PLAY
- To repeat
the whole disc:
Press the CONT button, the REPEAT button and the PLAY
- |<< (Track
Jump) Pressing this button once will cause the CD-3 to go back to
the beginning of the current selection. Pressing twice returns to the
beginning of the previous selection, and so on.
(Track Jump) Pressing this button once will cause the CD-3 to skip
ahead to the beginning of the next selection. Pressing twice skips forward
to the following selection, and so on.
- << (Manual
Scan)This button will cause the CD-3 to scan backward, at high speed,
while monitoring the sound.
(Manual Scan) This button will cause the CD-3 to scan forward, at
high speed, while monitoring the sound.
On each occasion that this button is pressed, the display will change
from "Elapsed time for the track" to "Elapsed time for
the disc", from "Remaining time for the track" to "Remaining
time for the disc".
In conjunction with the REPEAT button, this button memorizes either the
"A" or "B" points for repeat play.
- The Numeric
These buttons are used to select the desired track numbers when programming
your CD-3. Up to 100 selections may be programmed.
Pressing this button returns your programmed selections to the TIME
and TRACK displays on the front panel of the main unit. You may step
through each selection, in order, each time the button is pressed, allowing
you to verify the program to be played.
This button will remove programmed selections from the CD-3's memory,
one at a time,. Use the CHECK button to display the selection and the
CLEAR button to clear the memory. It also clears a number entered with
the numeric buttons.
Buttons: Each selects a different play mode.
Press this button to play one selection only.
Press this button to play continuously form the first to the last selection,
in order, starting from the lowest number.
Press this button to enter the "program" mode and then the desired
selections in order in the CD-3's memory.
For more information
please contact John Wright at (403) 968-1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org