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Silent/audible Cueing; Balance Control; Mute Control; Locked Volume - Madrigal Audio Mark Levinson 39 Operating Manual

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Silent/Audible Cueing

Balance Control

Mute Control

Locked Volume

LINK Menu items:

Standby link

Nº38S Preamplifier, and the Nº33 and 300-series power amplifiers).
To take advantage of linked functions, you must connect the
Nº39 to the other components via their communication ports.
(See Rear Panel and Setup and Installation.)
The Nº39 also gives you the option of hearing a reduced-volume scan of the
program material during fast forward or rewind, or of having the scan be silent.
For some, the audible cueing helps identify the portion of the track they seek;
others find the broken-up bits of music disconcerting and prefer silence.
If you have engaged the volume control circuitry by setting the
item, then you will also see a balance control within the setup menu, indicated
by arrows pointing in both directions (when at the neutral position). Pressing the
key will move the balance and the image to the right, indicated by a
mode +
number of decibels and the arrow pointing to the right; pressing the
will reverse this process. (This menu does not appear in the
mode, since it would not apply.)
Similarly , a user-adjustable mute control is available when the volume control cir-
cuitry has been engaged. It offers a range of –3 to –41 decibels of muting in re-
sponse to the remote control's mute button being pushed. The factory default is
-20 dB.
Lastly, if (and only if) the volume control circuitry is engaged, you have the op-
tion of setting a maximum volume beyond which the Nº39 will not go. This is
particularly helpful if you have a combination of high sensitivity speakers and
high senstivity power amplifiers, which might make the normal maximum vol-
ume setting on the Nº39 dangerously loud for your particular system. (It was de-
signed to be able to drive even relatively insensitive systems.) Alternatively, it can
serve as a helpful "party control" to guard against indiscrete guests becoming
somewhat overzealous in the heat of the moment....
If you want to set a maximum allowable volume, select your chosen volume set-
ting and then toggle from UNLOCKED to LOCKED.
This feature links the standby modes of the various Mark Levinson Linked com-
ponents. For example:
• If CD processor, preamplifier and power amplifier(s) are in standby
mode, pressing the CD processor's
four components out of standby mode (making them ready to
• If CD processor, preamplifier and power amplifier(s) are "on" (not
in standby mode), pressing the Nº39's
only the CD processor in standby mode (presuming that you may
button will take all
button will place
mode –


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