Marantz PM-15S1 User Manual

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Model PM-15S1 User Guide

Integrated Amplifier

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,

DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)

NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE

REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

WARNING

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.

ATTENTION: POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPON-DANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU’AU FOND.

IMPORTANT SAFETY

INSTRUCTIONS

READ BEFORE OPERATING EQUIPMENT

This product was designed and manufactured to meet strict quality and safety standards. There are, however, some installation and operation precautions which you should be particularly aware of.

1.Read these instructions.

2.Keep these instructions.

3.Heed all warnings.

4.Follow all instructions.

5.Do not use this apparatus near water.

6.Clean only with dry cloth.

7.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacture's instructions.

8.Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12.Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

Additional Safety Information!

This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.

Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.

When the switch is in the OFF position, the apparatus isn’t completely switched-off from the MAINS.

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CONTENTS

 

BEFORE USE ........................................................................................................................................

1

FEATURES ............................................................................................................................................

2

BEFORE MAKING CONNECTIONS .....................................................................................................

3

WIRING SPEAKER CABLE ................................................................................................................................

3

BI-WIRING CONNECTION .................................................................................................................................

3

COMPLETE BI-AMP CONNECTION ..................................................................................................................

3

SPEAKER POSITIONING FOR SUPER AUDIO MULTI-CHANNEL SOUND .....................................................

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CONNECTIONS ....................................................................................................................................

5

NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF PARTS .................................................................................................

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FRONT PANEL ...................................................................................................................................................

8

DISPLAY .............................................................................................................................................................

9

REAR PANEL ...................................................................................................................................................

10

RC-11PMS1 REMOTE CONTROLLER ............................................................................................................

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BASIC OPERATION ............................................................................................................................

14

PLAYBACK .......................................................................................................................................................

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RECORDING ....................................................................................................................................................

15

HOW TO USE AND SET FEATURES ..................................................................................................

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ABOUT FCBS ...................................................................................................................................................

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FCBS CONNECTION WITH A PM-15S1 ..........................................................................................................

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ABOUT THE BI-AMP MODE .............................................................................................................................

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ATTENUATION (ATT) .......................................................................................................................................

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HOW TO OPERATE THE SIDE ILLUMINATION ..............................................................................................

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TRIMMING ........................................................................................................................................................

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HOW TO SET ID ...............................................................................................................................................

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REMOTE CONTROL JACKS ............................................................................................................................

20

TROUBLESHOOTING .........................................................................................................................

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OTHERS ..............................................................................................................................................

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SPECIFICATIONS & DIMENSIONAL DRAWINGS .............................................................................

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BEFORE USE

This section must be read before any connection is made to the mains supply.

7 EQUIPMENT MAINS WORKING SETTING

Your Marantz product has been prepared to comply with the household power and safety requirements that exist in your area.

PM-15S1 can be powered by 120V AC only.

7 COPYRIGHT

Recording and playback of any material may require consent. For further information refer to the following:

Copyright Act 1956

Dramatic and Musical Performers Act 1958

Performers Protection Acts 1963 and 1972

Any subsequent statutory enactments and orders

7 Do Not Locate in the Following

Places

To ensure long-lasting use, do not locate the PM-15S1 where:

Exposed to direct sunlight.

Near to sources of heat such as heaters.

Highly humid or poorly ventilated.

Dusty.

Subjected to mechanical vibrations.

On wobbly, inclined or otherwise unstable surfaces

Radiated heat is blocked such as in cramped audio racks. To ensure proper heat radiation, ensure the below clearance from walls and other equipment.

7 Do Not Touch Hot Spots During and Immediately After Use

During and immediately after use, the PM-15S1 is hot in areas other than the controls and rear panel connection jacks. Do not touch hot spots and especially the top panel. Contact with hot areas can cause burns.

7 Battery Handling

Improper use of dry cell batteries can result in electrolyte leaks, rupture and corrosion. Read the following precautions before use.

If not planning to use the remote controller for an extended period of 1 month or more, remove the batteries.

Do not mix old batteries with new batteries.

Load batteries in the proper direction indicated on the remote controller.

Do not mix batteries of differing type. Even batteries of the same shape and size can have differing voltages.

If batteries leak, wipe the case clean of any adhering electrolyte and replace the old batteries with new batteries.

7 Accessories Check

Before use, check the below accessories were included in the package.

• AC power cable

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Left 7-7/8 ins.

Above 7-7/8 ins.

Right 7-7/8 ins.

(0.2 m) or more

(0.2 m) or more

(0.2 m) or more

 

 

Rear 7-7/8 ins.

(0.2 m) or more

The power cable included in the package can be used with the PM-15S1 only. It cannot be used with other equipment.

RC-11PMS1 remote controller

AAA batteries x 2

OPEN/

 

SOUND

CLOSE

 

MODE

PHONO

BALANCED

CD

RECORDER 1

 

LINE 1

RECORDER 2

 

LINE 2

TRIM

EXIT

TONE

 

+

 

L

 

R

 

ENTER

 

DISPLAY

-

ATT

 

VOLUME

 

RANDOM

SCAN

REPEAT

TOP MENU

RETURN

MENU

AM/A

FM/B

 

RC-11PMS1

7 Keep Objects Off

Keep objects off the PM-15S1. Blocking the vent can result in

• Instruction Manual (This manual)

accident and damage.

 

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FEATURES

Marantz has surpassed itself with the new PM-15S1 stereo integrated amplifier, which incorporates many of the design concepts of the PM-11S1 flagship model amplifier.

Amplifier

• HDAM SA2

As in the PM-11S1 model, the PM-15S1 also incorporates the HDAM SA2 as the main amp module. The HDAM SA2 includes an input buffer, linear control volume and power buffer.

Power

• Power Transformers

Newly developed Toroidal power transformers are used in the PM-15S1 because they produce less vibration and magnetic leak than ordinary laminate design transformers. Vibration reduction is achieved by using ring shaped core materials, while rigorous controls are maintained on the manufacturing process. Furthermore, the transformer periphery is covered with a ring core and short ring to reduce magnetic flux leak.

• Linear Control Volume

PM-15S1 inherits the Linear Control Volume system used in the PM-11S1, which offers smooth volume control of ±0.5dB steps in a range of 0dB - 100dB.

• Current Feedback Phono Equalizer

The Phono Equalizer, which has MM/MC type cartridge support, also inherits the Current Feedback Phono Equalizer used in PM-11S1.

• Input Buffer

The input buffer is composed of the HDAM SA2 in the input section, which enables signals from the input source to be transmitted precisely to the linear control volume.

• Power Amplifier

Following closely in the footsteps of its predecessor, the PM11S1 is designed using a two-amplifier construction. By using a two-amplifier system, the power buffer uses high power to drive the speakers, therefore cutting the effects of Back EMF from the speakers.

• LC Ripple Filter

An LC Ripple Filter has been incorporated into the pre-amp power circuit, which provides “clean” power to the pre-amp section. “Clean” power is achieved by cutting out rectifier noise generated by the rectifier circuit, as well as external high frequency noise.

Functions

• Bi-Amp Mode

The complete bi-amp connection proposed by Marantz with the SC-7S1 and MA-9S1 reproduces a sound environment never before experienced. This same bi-amp connection has been made possible with the PM-15S1. Two PM-15S1s are connected by F.C.B.S. in a bi-amp mode that enables each to work as a monaural integrated amplifier.

• Floating Control Bus System

A Floating Control Bus System (FCBS) enables the user to connect up to four PM-15S1s, making possible a diversity of applications with complete bi-amp and multiple channel connections.(pg. 6, 7) Moreover, a ground loop is not formed between multiple connected PM-15S1s, therefore sound quality is not adversely affected.

• Display

The PM-15S1 adopts an LCD to display input source and volume level. Compared to other types of display panels, an LCD generates less drive noise and radiated noise, hence the effect on sound quality is minimal.

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BEFORE MAKING CONNECTIONS

 

WIRING SPEAKER CABLE

 

Here following are explained two types of connections that

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

improve sound quality. The speakers in these explanations

Be careful not to short circuit in wiring speaker cables.

 

have low and mid/high input jacks that support a bi-amp con-

 

nection. To determine whether or not your speakers support a

Peel off the corting of speaker cable as shown below.

 

 

bi-amp connection, check in the instruction manual that came

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approx. 1 cm

 

with your speakers or contact the manufacturer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut the corting

Peel off the

Twist

of cable.

edge of cable.

conductors.

 

 

• Wiring with speaker cable.

Turn counter-clockwise

Insert conductor

Turn clockwise

to loosen.

of cable.

to tighten.

• Wiring with “Y” style terminal

Turn counter-clockwise

Insert conductor.

Turn clockwise

to loosen.

 

to tighten.

Your speaker system must satisfy the below conditions. If it does not, the PM-15S1’s protective circuit will trip, whereby preventing proper playback. In some cases, the amplifier and speakers may be damaged.

If using 1 set of speakers, total speaker impedance must be 4Ω or more.

If using 2 sets of speakers, total speaker impedance must be 8Ω or more.

BI-WIRING CONNECTION

A bi-wiring connection separately connects the low and mid/ high jacks of the speaker to the amplifier using separate speaker cables. Because separate cables are used for low and mid/high sounds, the return current generated in the low speaker causes little interference with the mid/high speaker. The PM-15S1 and speakers of Connection Example 1 (pg. 5) use a bi-wiring connection, therefore also refer to that page for help.

 

Bi-wiring

Speaker system

 

connection

 

 

 

Mid/high

CD

 

speaker

 

Band

player,

PM-15S1

pass filter

etc.

 

 

Low

 

 

 

 

speaker

COMPLETE BI-AMP CONNECTION

Proposed by Marantz, the complete bi-amp connection enhances the bi-wiring connection. With it, the low and mid/high amplifiers are separate and independent of the preamplifier, therefore interference between low and mid/high sounds is reduced to a minimum. As a result, a wide sound environment can be reproduced. Connection Example 3 (pg. 7) connects two PM-15S1s by FCBS in a complete bi-amp connection, therefore also refer to that page for help.

 

Complete bi-amp connection

Speaker system

 

 

Mid/high

CD

 

speaker

PM-15S1 bi-

Band

player,

amp mode

pass filter

etc.

 

Low

 

 

 

 

speaker

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BEFORE MAKING CONNECTIONS

SPEAKER POSITIONING FOR SUPER AUDIO MULTI-CHANNEL SOUND

In order to enjoy Super Audio CD multi-channel sound with the best possible acoustics, it is recommended to position speakers as specified in ITU-R BS.775-1 of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Super Audio CD multi-chan- nel discs are recorded and mixed so as to achieve the optimum effect with a speaker system laid out as specified in ITU- R BS.775-1.

With Super Audio CD multi-channel discs, the music signals are basically recorded using 5 channels (3 - 6 channels sometimes), but in some cases, LFE (for subwoofer) is recorded as a sixth channel. Each disc indicates how many channels have been recorded on it.

The basic layout is 3 speakers in the front and 2 in the back since multi-channel discs usually have 5 channels. The 2 front, 1 center and 2 surround (rear) speakers should be set in a circle around the listening point as shown below. If using speakers of differing sizes, adjust volume balance from the amplifier.

The location of the subwoofer in the figure is just for explanatory purposes. It can be located anywhere in the room. For connection and positioning instructions, see the instruction manual that came with the subwoofer.

7 ITU (International Telecommuni-

cation Union)

The ITU is a special organization of the United Nations. It consists of a number of organs, one of which is the Radio Broadcasting Section.

ITU-R BS in the recommendation which consists of standards relating to broadcasting (audio) operations, one of which is the ITU-R BS.775-1 which governs “multi-channel stereo sound systems.”

Sub-woofer

Center

speaker

 

Front speaker

Front speaker

(Left)

(Right)

approx. 110°

approx. 110°

Reference listening position

Rear speaker

Rear speaker

(Left Surround)

(Right Surround)

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CONNECTIONS

Connection Example 1: Basic Connection for Normal Stereo Playback

Refer also to the instruction manuals of components to connect equipment correctly.

CD player

Record player

Tuner, etc.

DVD player, etc.

CD-R, etc.

Tape deck, etc.

To LINE OUT jacks

To LINE OUT jacks

To LINE OUT jacks

To LINE OUT jacks

To LINE IN jacks

To LINE OUT jacks

To LINE IN jacks

Use a bi-wiring connection (pg. 3) for speakers.

Set the SPEAKER button on the front panel in the ON position.

To record, set the REC OUT button on the front panel in the ON position.

Set to “STEREO”.

To power outlet

MF / HF

MF / HF

 

LF

 

 

LF

 

Remove

L CH

Remove

Remove

R CH

Remove

shorting bar.

speaker

shorting bar.

shorting bar.

speaker

shorting bar.

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