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English
INTRODUCTION
This amplifier represents a new step forwards in digital sound
technology.
Because this amplifier incorporates a Digital/Analog converter,
it offers a number of facilities which until now have not been
available.
The combination of Digital/Analog converter with a high-specifi-
cation amplifier makes it possible for you to play digital signals
from, for example, a Compact Disc, DAT or digital radio
transmissions without external interference, such as from
electromagnetic waves (radio and TV transmissions), the mains
supply and/or other electrical equipment.
The fact that the digital signals enter the amplifier directly
eliminates any sort of external interference and in addition to this
guarantees absolutely top-quality sound.
The Digital/Analog converter automatically switches to the
correct sampling frequency, such as for a digital transmitter
(32 kHz), Compact Disc player (44 kHz) and DAT (48 kHz).
The optical input for the Compact Disc player on this amplifier
gives a considerable improvement in playback because interfer-
ence and signal loss are completely eliminated. You are advised
to read this operating manual through carefully and you will then
quickly become familiar with the facilities this amplifier has to
offer.

INSTALLATION

When positioning the amplifier you should bear the following
points in mind:
Do not expose the amplifier to rain or moisture, as this can
damage it.
When in operation every amplifier produces a certain amount
of heat, which must be able to dissipate freely. For this reason,
do not cover any ventilation openings and ensure that there is
sufficient space for ventilation behind, above and around the
amplifier.
Avoid placing the amplifier in direct sunlight or close to a heat
source, as this will only create extra heat.
If your local mains voltage is not the same as that stated on the
type plate on the rear of the unit, contact your dealer.
CONNECTIONS
When connecting units to the amplifier the following points must
be taken into account:
Ensure that the amplifier is not switched on.
Make the connections one by one.
Check that every connection made is correct and press the
plugs firmly into the sockets.
Always connect sockets or plugs which are white or marked
'L' or 'LEFT' with similarly marked terminal sockets or plugs.
Do the same for sockets or plugs which are red or marked 'R' or
'RIGHT'.
Always connect the 'OUT' outputs of a recorder with the 'PLAY'
sockets of the amplifier and the 'IN' inputs of the recorder with
the 'REC' sockets of the amplifier.
Figure 1
'DIGITAL CD COAX' coaxial socket
For connecting the digital output of a Compact Disc player
using a coaxial cable.
'OPT/COAX' selection switch
Depending on the digital connection system used when using
a CD player, the switch must be in the 'OPT' or 'COAX'
position.
Button
not pressed: 'COAX' position (connection via the
coaxial socket
Button
pressed in: 'OPT' position (connection via the
glass-fibre socket a ) .
'DIGITAL CD OPT' glass-fibre socket
For connection of a digital output of a Compact Disc player
using an optical glass-fibre cable.
'DIGITAL DBS/AUX' coaxial socket
For connecting by means of a coaxial cable the digital output
of a digital satellite tuner (DBS) or the digital output of another
unit. (Consult your dealer).
'PHONO' terminal sockets
For connecting a record player with an 'MM' (Moving Magnet)
or an 'MC' (Moving Coil) cartridge.
Note: These connection sockets are gold-plated in order to
minimise the contact resistance between these terminal
sockets and the connection cables of the player. In order to
maintain the high quality of this connection, you are advised
to use connection cables which have gold-plated plugs.
selection switch for 'MM' or 'MC' record player cartridge.
Depending on the cartridge used, this switch must be in either
the 'MM' (Moving Magnet) or 'MC' (Moving Coil) position.
See the record player operating instructions.
Button
not pressed in: 'MM' position.
Button
pressed in: 'MC' position.
'CD' terminal sockets
For connecting a Compact Disc player.
Note: See note at
connection screw for earthing wire of 'GND' record player
For connecting the earthing wire of the record player.
To prevent hum.
'TAPE 1 PLAY' terminal sockets
For connecting the line outputs (LINE OUT
recorder.
'TAPE 1 REC' terminal sockets
For connecting the line inputs (LINE IN)
recorder.
'SPEAKER SYSTEMS' loudspeaker connection terminals
For connecting loudspeakers. See figs. 3 and 4.
Read also the section'Loudspeaker connection' under the
heading 'GENERAL INFORMATION'.
'DIGITAL DAT PLAY' coaxial socket
For connecting the digital output of a DAT recorder using a
coaxial cable.
DIGITAL DAT REC' coaxial socket
For connecting the digital input of a DAT recorder using a
coaxial cable.
'TUNER' terminal sockets
For connecting a tuner.
'AUX 1' terminal sockets
For connecting an extra tuner, receiver, CD player, audio
output of aTV set, recorder (only for playback) or another unit,
with an output level which is suitable for this input. (Consult
your dealer).
'AUX 2' terminal sockets
For connecting an extra tuner, receiver, CD player, audio
output of aTV set, recorder (only for playback) or another unit,
with an output level which is suitable for this input. (Consult
your dealer).
'DAT/TAPE 2 REC' terminal sockets
For connecting the line inputs (LINE IN) of a DAT or second
recorder.
'DAT/TAPE 2 PLAY' terminal sockets
For connecting the line outputs (LINE OUT) of a DAT or
second recorder.
mains cable
-) of a 'TAPE 1'
of a 'TAPE 1'

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