A Quick Start...
We recognize that many people are understandably eager to begin listening to
their new components, and that reading the manual is often done (if at all) at a
later time—perhaps while listening to music with the new product itself. We
strongly recommend that you read this manual thoroughly, as the Nº39 CD Pro-
cessor incorporates many unusual features that enhance its operation.
Fortunately, we can help you get some music up and running on your system
quickly, so that you may begin enjoying your new CD player while reading more
about it. The goal here is simply to make some music as quickly as possible. The
following procedure assumes that you have a relatively conventional system and it
is already connected with the exception of the Nº39 (e.g., preamplifier to power
amplifier, to speakers, etc.).
TURN OFF YOUR ASSOCIATED COMPONENTS
This minimizes the opportunity for a momentary electrical surge disturbing
your system while making connections. If you have a large power amplifier,
allow its power supply to fully discharge before proceeding (which may
take as long as several minutes, depending on its design).
REMOVE THE TRANSPORT SCREW FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE Nº39
If you have not done so already, remove the knurled transport screw from
the bottom of the Nº39 now. Be sure to save it and all packing material for
possible future use. (Shipping the Nº39 without proper packing material
and without the transport screw in its proper position may cause damage to
the unit that would not be covered by the warranty.)
CONNECT THE Nº39 TO AC POWER
Connect the AC cord to the Nº39 at the receptacle on the rear panel, and
then to your AC outlet. Then turn on the power switch just above the AC
power receptacle. (The international symbol for "on" is a single vertical line:
|. "Off" is symbolized by a circle: O.) The Nº39 will take a few moments to
initialize and will then be ready to use.
CONNECT EITHER THE XLR OR THE RCA ANALOG OUTPUTS ON THE
Nº39 TO AN APPROPRIATE INPUT OF YOUR PREAMPLIFIER
When properly implemented, balanced interconnection via XLR connectors
and high quality balanced cables offers superior performance, and is pre-
ferred to single-ended RCA interconnection. Both sets of outputs on your
Nº39 have been optimized to ensure maximum compatibility in a wide
range of systems. (Note that you should never connect a line-level compo-
nent such as a CD player to a phono input on a preamplifier. Although no
damage is likely to result to either CD player or preamplifier, the sound will
be badly distorted and the volume may be much louder than you expect.)