Marantz SA-14 User Manual

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Model SA-14 User Guide

Super Audio CD Player

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.

LASER SAFETY

This unit employs a laser. Only a qualified service person should remove the cover or attempt to service this device, due to possible eye injury.

CAUTION : USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURE OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.

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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 Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the appliance is operated.

2.Retain Instructions — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

3.Heed Warnings — All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

4.Follow Instructions — All operating and use instructions should be followed.

5.Water and Moisture — The appliance should not be used near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash-bowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.

6.Carts and Stands — The appliance should be used only with a cart or stand that is recommended by the manufacturer.

7.An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.

8.Wall or Ceiling Mounting — The appliance should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.

9.Ventilation — The appliance should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, the appliance should not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings; or, placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings.

10.Heat — The appliance should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

11.Power Sources — The appliance should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.

12.Grounding or Polarization — The precautions that should be taken so that the grounding or polarization means of an appliance is not defeated.

AC POLARIZED PLUG

13.Power-Cord Protection — Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.

14.Cleaning — The appliance should be cleaned only as recommended by the manufacturer.

15.Power Lines— An outdoor antenna should be located away from power lines.

16.Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside antenna is connected to the receiver, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1984, provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See Fig. 1.

17.Nonuse Periods — The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.

18.Object and Liquid Entry — Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through openings.

19.Damage Requiring Service — The appliance should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:

A.The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or

B.Objects have fallen, or liquid has spilled into the appliance; or

C.The appliance has been exposed to rain; or

D.The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change in performance; or

E.The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.

20.Servicing — The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.

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FIGURE 1

EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING ACCORDING TO

NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE INSTRUCYIONS

CONTAINED IN ARTICLE 810 -"RADIO AND TELEVISION EQUIPMENT"

ANTENNA LEAD

IN WIRE

GROUND CLAMP

ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT (NEC SECTION 810-20)

ELECTRIC

SERVICE

EQUIPMENT GROUNDING CONDUCTORS (NEC SECTION 810-21)

GROUND CLAMPS

POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM

(NEC ART 250, PART H)

NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER:

This reminder is provided to call the CATV (Cable-TV) system installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC, which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.

NOTE:

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equip-

ment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

NOTE:Changes or modifications may cause this unit to fail to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and may void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme á la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

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INTRODUCTION

Thank you for selecting the Marantz SA-14 Super Audio CD Player for your A / V system.

This Compact Disc Player incorporates a number of features designed to enhance the listening of your favorite audio sources.

Please read these operating instructions carefully. We recommend that you read the entire user guide before you attempt to connect or operate the player.

After you have reviewed the contents of this manual,we suggest that you make all system connections before you attempt to operate the unit.

Refer to the figures on the pages at the back of this user’s guide. The callout numbers on the figures correspond to those found in the text.

INSTALLATION

Remember the following important points when installing the player:

Do not expose the player to rain or moisture, as this may cause damage to the player.

All players produce some heat during operation and this heat must be allowed to disperes freely. Do not close any ventilation openings and insure that there is adequate ventilation space behind, beside and above the player.

Prevent extra heat from reaching the unit. Never put the player in the full glare of the sun or near a heat source.

PRODUCT FEATURES

This Super Audio CD Player, released on the market by Philips and Marantz who are the developers of Super Audio CDs, is a premium series model which is designed to achieve a sophisticated reproduction of the sound performance inherent to Super Audio CDs. The main features of this unit include:

A D/A converter for ensuring that the DSD/CD signals are converted at a high degree of accuracy into analog signals with a high sound quality by means of a newly incorporated DEM (dynamic element matching) type of super DAC (CS4397x2)

A low-noise, low-distortion filter circuit featuring a differential configuration HDAM and a high-speed current feedback type of amplifier (unbalanced output)

A low-noise, low-output-impedance balanced output circuit

Audio circuitry which is isolated from the ingress of noise by employing a super ring toroidal transformer featuring a large capacity and low leakage flux and shielded by a copper-plated cover for the main power transformer and by incorporating a separate transformer for the exclusive use of the display tube

A high-rigidity, high-precision zinc diecast mechanism chassis and an aluminum diecast disc tray firmly anchored by a double-bottom chassis which incorporates a dual-layer construction

An elegant design with a luxurious look achieved by the extravagant use of aluminum block and thick aluminum sheet materials

A stylish remote control unit made of aluminum top plate

A CD-R and CD-RW disc play capability

ENGLISH

PRECAUTIONS

The following precautions should be taken when operating the equipment.

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS

When installing the equipment ensure that:

the ventilation holes are not covered.

air is allowed to circulate freely around the equipment.

it is placed on a vibration-free surface.

it will not be exposed to excessive heat, cold, moisture or dust.

it will not be exposed to direct sunlight.

it will not be exposed to electrostatic discharges.

In addition, never place heavy objects on the equipment.

If a foreign object or water does enter the equipment, contact your nearest dealer or service center.

Do not pull out the plug by pulling on the mains lead; grasp the plug. It is advisable when leaving the house for an extended period, or during a thunderstorm, to disconnect the equipment from the mains supply.

ABOUT SUPER AUDIO

Super Audio CD is the next-generation audio disc format. It has been jointly developed and standardized by Sony and Phillips of the Netherlands which are CD licensers. Compared with the Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) system used for digital audio recording as typified by conventional CDs, the Super Audio CDs are recorded using the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) system which has about 4 times more information per unit time. The system theoretically achieves a dynamic range of 120 dB within the audible frequency band and a wide playback frequency band that exceeds 100 kHz. It is capable of recording a maximum of 255 programs for up to 109 minutes.

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ENGLISH

ABOUT THE DISCS WHICH CAN BE PLAYED BY THIS UNIT

This unit can play the following 4 kinds of discs. (As seen with the label surface facing up)

1.Super Audio CDs (single-layer discs)

Super Audio CDs feature a 2-layer construction, and the layer on which the Super Audio CD signals are recorded is called the highdensity (HD) layer. Only Super Audio CD signals are recorded on single-layer discs.

Dummy (unrecorded) player

High-density (HD) player

2.Super Audio CDs (dual-layer discs)

These discs have two HD layers to enable prolonged playback. They are made with a semi-transparent film so that both layers can be played without having to flip the disc over. Switching between the two playback layers is done automatically.

HD layer

HD layer

3.CD/CD-R/CD-RW discs (recorded in the CD-DA format) (Conventional music CDs)

These are the music CDs available in stores today.

CD layer

4.Hybrid discs (Super Audio CD + CD)

These feature a combination of the CD layer of conventional discs and one HD layer of the Super Audio CDs.

When one of these discs is read by this unit, priority is given to playing the HD layer of the Super Audio CD. To play the CD layer, switch over to this layer by pressing the SACD/CD button on the main unit or on the remote control unit while the unit has stopped operating.

CD layer

HD layer

COMPACT DISCS

The glossy side shining like a rainbow is the front side of the disc, and the side on which the label is printed is the back.

Unlike conventional turntables for playing analog discs, the SA-1 Super Audio CD Player reads the information recorded on the disc from underneath without contacting it using a beam of laser light. Therefore, the performance of a compact disc will not degrade like conventional analog records.

Handle discs carefully so as not to damage or scratch the front side. To protect the disc, avoid placing it in the following locations:

In direct sunlight or near a source of heat like a heater.

In a place which is damp or dirty.

In a place which could be exposed to rain, such as near a window.

Always keep the disc surface clean.

Up to six billion data units are recorded on the front side of the disc. When cleaning the disc surface, always be sure to use a special compact disc cleaner and wipe as shown below.

Wipe in a radial direction.

Do not wipe in circumferential direction.

Do not use conventional record cleaner for analog records, as this will adversely affect the disc surface.

Store discs properly by placing them in their disc cases.

Do not attach a piece of paper or sticker on the label side of disc. When a disc has a piece of plastic tape or rental CD label with paste protruded from the edge or when a disc has a trace of such a sticky object, do not attempt to play the disc. If such a disc is played on the CD player, impossibility of taking out the disc or other malfunction may result.

Do not use a disc with a special shape.

Do not attempt to play a disc with a special shape such as a heartshaped disc or octagonal disc. Otherwise the equipment malfunction may result.

*Super Audio CDs support both the 2-channel stereo system as with conventional CDs and the multi-channel system with 5 or 6 audio channels. Only CDs recorded with the stereo system can be played using this unit. The unit does not support discs which contain only multi-channel signal recordings.

If the reading of an unsupported disc is attempted, the "CAN'T RD" (can't read) message appears on the display window.

WARNINGS FOR LASER RADIATION

CAUTION:

INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. DO

 

NOT STARE INTO BEAM.

DANGER:

INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID

 

DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM.

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