Features | Setup | Operation | Playing a CD | Remote | Troubleshooting | Specifications





Connecting the Melior CDD

Place the CD-Deck where it will be used. It can be safely stacked with other Melior components, however we do not recommend that it be placed over power amplifiers. The CD-Deck must be connected to a digital to analog converter or preamplifier that accepts digital input. Do not connect the CD-Deck directly to the analog input of a preamplifier. Caution: Ensure that both the CD-Deck and your D/A converter or digital amplifier are not plugged in or turned on when making connections.

Connect one of the outputs, labeled digital out, on the back of the CD-Deck to the input on your D/A converter or digital preamplifier using an RCA type digital cable or TOSlink optical cable

Given the option of using fiber optic or coaxial cable, we recommend using fiber optic cable because of its lower signal loss rate, especially over lengths in excess of 2 feet. The fiber optic input used on the Melior D/A Converter is Electronics Industry Association of Japan Standard CD-340. Should your sources use any other type of connector, suitable adapters should be available from the manufacturer of the source component.

The additional connectors labeled MIDI and ACCESSORY are for specific use with the Melior Multi-Room System and other digital products. Please refer to the instructions that come with these products for information.

Once the CD-Deck has been connected, you may plug the AC power cord into an appropriate wall receptacle. The green LCD screen will illuminate and the words "NO DISC" should be displayed. The CD-Deck is now ready for use.


Using the CD-Deck From the Front Panel

This section of the manual will describe only the basic usage of the Melior CD-Deck as performed from the controls on the front panel. The remote control is required for more advanced functions including all programming features. The location of the front panel controls is shown in the following diagram.
The LCD status screen is used to provide all information regarding the status of the CD-Deck and the CD that is currently loaded in the drawer.
The remote sensor receives the infrared signals from the CD-D remote control. It should not be obstructed otherwise the remote will not function properly.
The CD loading drawer holds either regular or 3-inch CDs. It can be opened and closed using the remote control or the buttons on the front panel.

Playing a CD

To play a CD, you must first open the drawer by pressing the STOP/OPEN button. The drawer will slide out smoothly. Insert the CD with the label side face up onto the circular area of the drawer. This circular area is designed to hold both regular and the smaller, 3-inch CDs. Press the CLOSE/PLAY button and the drawer will slide back into the CD-Deck. The status display will now read "WAIT", "READING TOC", and "READY" in rapid succession. This indicates that the CD-Deck has read the table of contents on the CD and is ready to be played. The status screen should now look something like the following illustration.

Since different CDs have their own table of contents, your status screen will likely be different from the one shown above. In our example, the CD has 9 different tracks and a total running time of 69 minutes and 29 seconds. Pressing the CLOSE/PLAY button will begin play of the CD from the first track and the status screen will display the word "PLAY" along with the track number and elapsed time of the track that is playing.

If you wait for the CD to play through to the end, the CD-Deck will automatically stop and redisplay the status screen shown above. While the CD is playing you can skip backwards or forward or stop the CD at any time by using the buttons on the front panel. After the CD has stopped playing, press the STOP/OPEN button to open the drawer and remove the CD. The drawer should be closed when the CD-Deck is not in use to prevent dust from accumulating.

Using the CD-Deck with the Remote Control

The remote control that comes with the Melior CD-D duplicates the basic functions of the front panel buttons and also provides access to additional advanced functions including programming. The function of each key on the remote is described in detail below.


The Melior CD-Deck is a software based unit with sophisticated computer controls. Occasionally, the unit may "freeze up" and become inoperable because of static charge interference. If this should happen, simply unplug the unit from the wall outlet and wait a few minutes before plugging it back in. In most cases this will resolve the problem.

The drawer mechanism on the CD-Deck has special protection circuitry so that it will not burn out the motor if it is accidentally jammed when attempting to open or close. If the drawer should become jammed, or if there is a power failure while the drawer is moving the drawer will lock in position., Simply remove anything that may be jamming the drawer and set the drawer back into motion with the controls on the remote or front panel, or by gently moving the drawer manually.

If you should attempt to perform an operation that the CD-Deck cannot handle, such as selecting an index on a CD that does not have indexing, the status screen may occasionally flash "ERROR" to warn of an uncorrectable error on the CD. This is by no means a problem, as CD technology allows for a reasonable frequency of uncorrectable errors without hindering the quality of sound. An abnormally high error rate however, may indicate a CD that is in need of cleaning or one whose playing surface has been scratched or defaced.

In the event that service is required on the CD-Deck, contact the local dealer from whom you purchased it. Do not ship a unit back for repair without first obtaining a service return authorization from Museatex Customer Service.

General Care

Like all Museatex products with wood finish, the wood should be cared for and polished like fine furniture. Never use solvents as they will dissolve the lacquer. The acrylic surfaces should not be cleaned with glass cleaner that contains ammonia. Use a plexiglas/acrylic cleaner instead.




For more information please contact John Wright at (403) 968-1400 or email john@museatex.com