Unpacking | Installation | Precautions | Operation | Remote

CD-3 Installation Instructions


  1. Carefully unpack the contents of the box which should contain:
  2. Remove any protective tape from the exterior of the CD player and the power pack.
  3. Open the glass door of the CD player by pushing down on the glass marked "push to open".
  4. 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.
  5. Retain all packing and protective material for future transportation of the CD-3.


  1. 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 power input.
  2. 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.
  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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Do not 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 unit on:

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 functions.



  1. 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 voltage changes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Avoid placing either unit near or over heat radiators or ducts or in a place subject to mechanical vibration and shock.
  5. 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.

CD-3 Operating Instructions

Loading the CD-3

  1. Open the top-loading door by depressing the centre front of the smoked glass surface.
  2. Carefully place the compact disc onto the spindle, label side up, keeping your fingers clear of the playing surface on the reverse side.
  3. 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

  1. Down the left side of the front panel are 5 LED status indicators.
  2. Across the left middle of the front panel are 4 function control squares which act as soft-touch push buttons.

Disc Status LED Indicators

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.

The 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.

  1. Transport Control:
  2. The Numeric Key Pad:
  3. Programming Buttons: Each selects a different play mode.

For more information please contact John Wright at (403) 968-1400 or email