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Arcam C31 Handbook

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  • Page 1 Pre Amplifier C31 Power Amplifier P35 Power Amplifier P1...
  • Page 2: Safety Guidelines

    We do not advise the use of furniture cleaning sprays or polishes as they can cause indelible white marks if the unit is subsequently wiped with a damp cloth. C31/P35/P1 CAUTION ATTENTION RISK OF ELECTRIC RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    P1 power amplifier. This handbook is intended to give you all the information you need to install and use these products. The C31 is described first, followed by the P35 and the P1. Use of the CR-389 remote control supplied with the C31 is also described.
  • Page 4: Installation: C31 Pre-Amplifier

    The phono module (or an external phono amplifi er) is required if you wish to connect a record player to the C31. This is because the low-voltage output of a record player requires a pre- amplifi cation stage before the signal can be used.
  • Page 5: Connecting To A Power Supply

    There are three options: 1. If the cables to be used to connect the C31 to the power amplifier are less than 3m long, we recommend connecting the...
  • Page 6: Switching The C31 On

    The power button stand-by mode by pressing the The power light (next to the “C31 Pre-Amplifi er” text) indicates the state of the amplifi er: 1. a red light means that the amplifi er is in stand-by mode; 2. when you switch your amplifi er on, the power light glows amber for a few seconds; during this time the outputs are muted;...
  • Page 7: Recording An Audio Source

    - this changes the display brightness. There are three brightness levels to chose DISPLAY from: ‘on’, ‘dimmed’ and ‘off’. If the C31 is switched off while the display is set to ‘off’, the display will be set to ‘dimmed’ when the C31 is switched on again.
  • Page 8: Configuring Your C31 Pre-Amplifier

    Confi guring your C31 pre-amplifi er Introduction The C31 allows you to customise various features of the amplifi er to fi t your system. Use this diagram to help you navigate through the available confi guration options. In the diagram below, the...
  • Page 9: Using The Remote Control

    Using the remote control CR-389 Remote Control The CR-389 remote control gives access to all functions available on the front panel of the C31. It also has controls to operate Arcam CD players and tuners. TUNER These buttons are used to control Arcam tuner functions.
  • Page 10: Installation: P35 And P1 Power Amplifiers

    XLR connector. Note that only one type of input connector will be switched to the input of the amplifi er; if you select (for example) the XLR connector, then you will not be able to hear signals connected to the phono inputs. C31/P35/P1 E-10 –...
  • Page 11: Remote Switching

    TRIG OUT REMOTE IN your P35/P1, you can use the C31 to switch the power amplifier on and off. If configured in this way, the front panel button of the C31 (or the button on the remote control) switches both...
  • Page 12: Connecting Loudspeakers

    ‘High Frequency’. Please refer to the illustration. Speakers that support bi-wiring have a strip of metal on the speakers connecting the low-frequency terminals to those for the higher-frequencies; this must be removed in a bi-wired system. C31/P35/P1 E-12 ��������� � �...
  • Page 13: Connecting To A Power Supply

    (115V or 230V) indicated on the rear panel of the unit before plugging in. If your mains supply voltage or mains plug is different, please consult your Arcam dealer immediately. Plugging in Push the IEC-plug of the power cable into the socket it is pushed in fi rmly.
  • Page 14: Using Your Power Amplifier

    If the amplifi er has shut itself down, you should unplug the amplifi er and leave it for a few minutes before reconnecting. If the fault cannot be cleared in this way, unplug your amplifi er and contact your Arcam dealer. SP1 and SP2 (P35 only) These buttons allow you to select and deselect the main (SP1) and secondary (SP2) sets of speakers attached to your amplifi er.
  • Page 15: Technical Specifications

    Supplied accessories E&OE NOTE: All specification values are typical unless otherwise stated. Continual improvement policy Arcam has a policy of continual improvement for its products. This means that designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. 100W 150W 140W 200W 0.005%...
  • Page 16: Remote-Control Codes

    Remote-control codes The following tables give the IR-commands accepted by the C31. Power commands Command Power toggle Power-on Power-off Source selection commands Command select PHONO select select TUNER select select TAPE select select select The following tables give commands accepted by the P35.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    Always contact your dealer in the first instance. If your dealer is unable to answer any query regarding this or any other Arcam product please contact Arcam Customer Support at the above address and we will do our best to help you.

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