American Audio CD Player CDI 500 User Manual

CDI-500  
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Sampling  
User Guide  
and Reference Manual  
4295 Charter Street  
Los Angeles Ca. 90058  
Rev. 4/05  
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION  
CAUTION  
IMPORTANT SAFETY ITEMS FOR  
U.S.A. & CANADA MODEL ONLY  
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT USE THIS  
(POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,  
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE  
BLADES CAN BE CAREFULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT  
BLADE EXPOSURE  
NOTE:  
This CD player uses a semiconductor laser. It  
is recommended for use in a room at the follow-  
ing temperature: 41˚F - 95˚F / 5˚C - 35˚C  
CAUTION:  
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OTHER  
THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT  
IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE  
WARNING:  
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,  
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS CD PLAYER TO  
WATER OR MOISTURE  
THE COMPACT DISC PLAYER SHOULD NOT BE  
ADJUSTED OR REPAIRED BY ANYONE EXCEPT  
PROPERLY QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.  
CAUTION:  
1. Handle the power supply cord carefully. Do not  
damage or deform; it may cause electric shock  
or malfunction when used. Hold plug attach-  
ment when removing from wall outlet. Do not  
pull on the cord.  
NOTE:  
This unit may cause interference to radio and  
television reception.  
2. To avoid electric shock, do not open the top  
cover when the unit is plugged in. If problems  
occur with the unit, call your local American  
Audio® dealer.  
Please carefully read and understand the  
instructions in this manual thoroughly before  
attempting to operate this unit. These instruc-  
tions contain important safety information  
regarding the use and maintenance of this unit.  
Take special care to follow all warning symbols  
and labels both on the unit and printed in this  
manual. Also, Please keep this manual with the  
unit, for future reference.  
3. Do not place metal objects or spill liquid inside  
the CD player. Electric shock or malfunction  
may occur.  
CAUTION  
Do not open -  
Risk of electric shock  
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK  
DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG  
WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE,  
OR OTHER TYPE OF ELECTRICAL OUTLET  
UNLESS THE WIDE BLADES CAN BE  
CAREFULLY INSERTED INTO A MATCHING  
WIDE SLOT.  
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC  
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER RACK.  
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS  
INSIDE REFER SERVICE TO YOUR  
AUTHORIZED American Audio DEALER.  
The lightning flash with an arrow triangular  
symbol is intended to alert the user to the  
presence of non insulated “dangerous volt-  
age” within the products enclosure, and  
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute  
a risk of electric shock.  
ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS  
ELECTRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER CETTE  
FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLON-  
GATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT OU  
UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF SI  
LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A  
FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE  
A DECOUVERT.  
The exclamation point triangular symbol is  
intended to alert the user to the presence  
of important operating and maintenance  
(servicing) instructions in the user manual  
accompanying the CD player.  
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS  
ELECTRICAL PRECAUTIONS  
CAUTION  
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK  
DO NOT OPEN  
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'senclosurethatmaybeofsufficientmagnitude  
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.  
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC  
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK).  
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS  
INSIDE REFER SERVICE TO YOUR AUTHORIZED  
AMERICAN AUDIO® SERVICE TECHNICIAN.  
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY - Never push objects of  
READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating  
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION  
instructions should be read before the product is  
operated.  
Ifthisproductisequippedwithapolarizedalternating  
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than  
theother), itwillfitintotheoutlet onlyoneway. This  
isasafetyfeature.Ifyouareunabletoinserttheplug  
fullyintotheoutlet, tryreversingtheplug. Iftheplug  
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to  
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the  
safety purpose of the polarized plug.  
any kind into this product through openings as they  
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out  
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.  
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.  
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating  
instructionsshouldberetainedforfuturereference.  
HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and  
in the operating instructions should be adhered to.  
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use  
instructions should be followed.  
SERVICING — Do not attempt to service this product  
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose  
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all  
servicing to qualified service personnel.  
CLEANING — The product should be cleaned only with  
a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean with  
furniture wax, benzine, insecticides or other volatile  
liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.  
If this product is equipped with  
a
three-wire  
DAMAGEREQUIRINGSERVICE - Unplugthisproduct  
from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified  
service personnel under the following conditions:  
groundingtypeplug,aplughavingathird(grounding)  
pin, itwillonlyfitintoagroundingtypepoweroutlet.  
Thisisasafetyfeature.Ifyouareunabletoinsertthe  
plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to  
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the  
safety purpose of the grounding type plug.  
When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.  
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into  
the product.  
ATTACHMENTS  
Do not use attachments not  
recommendedbytheproductmanufacturerasthey  
may cause hazards.  
WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this product  
near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash  
bowl,kitchensink,orlaundrytub;inawetbasement;  
or near a swimming pool; and the like.  
ACCESSORIES — Do not place this product on an  
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The  
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or  
adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only  
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.  
Iftheproductdoesnotoperatenormallybyfollowing  
theoperatinginstructions.Adjustonlythosecontrols  
that are covered by the operating instructions as an  
improper adjustment of other controls may result in  
damage and will often require extensive work by a  
qualified technician to restore the product to its  
normal operation.  
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,conveniencereceptacles,andthepointwhere  
they exit from the product.  
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an outside  
antennaorcablesystemisconnectedtotheproduct,  
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so  
astoprovidesomeprotectionagainstvoltagesurges  
andbuilt-upstaticcharges.Article810oftheNational  
ElectricalCode,ANSI/NFPA70,providesinformation  
with regard 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  
requirementsforthegroundingelectrode.SeeFigure  
A.  
LIGHTNING — For added protection for this product  
duringalightningstorm,orwhenitisleftunattended  
and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from  
the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable  
system. This will prevent damage to the product  
due to lightning and power-line surges.  
POWER LINES An outside antenna system should  
notbelocatedinthevicinityofoverheadpowerlines  
or other electric light or power circuits, or where it  
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When  
installing an outside antenna system, extreme care  
should be taken to keep from touching such power  
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.  
OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets,  
extensioncords,orintegralconveniencereceptacles  
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.  
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any  
way.  
When the product exhibits a distinct change in  
performance — this indicates a need for service.  
with  
a
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table  
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with  
the product. Any mounting of the product should  
follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should  
use a mounting accessory recommended by the  
manufacturer.  
REPLACEMENT PARTS -- When replacement parts  
arerequired,besuretheservicetechnicianhasused  
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or  
have the same characteristics as the original part.  
Unauthorizedsubstitutionsmayresultinfire,electric  
shock, or other hazards.  
SAFETY CHECK - Upon completion of any service or  
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to  
performsafetycheckstodeterminethattheproduct  
is in proper operating condition.  
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product should  
not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.  
HEAT The product should be situated away from heat  
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or  
other products (including amplifiers) that produce  
heat.  
CART — A product and cart combination should be  
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and  
uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart  
combination to overturn.  
VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet are  
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable  
operation of the product and to protect it from  
overheating, and these openings must not be  
blocked or covered. The openings should never be  
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug,  
or other similar surface. This product should not be  
placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or  
rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the  
manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.  
POWER SOURCES —This product should be operated  
only from the type of power source indicated on the  
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of  
power supply to your home, consult your product  
dealer or local power company.  
ANTENNA  
LEAD IN  
WIRE  
GROUND  
CLAMP  
ANTENNA  
DISCHARGE UNIT  
(NEC SECTION 810-20)  
LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a  
stable location.  
NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the appliance  
should be unplugged from the outlet when left un-  
used for a long period of time.  
ELECTRIC  
SERVICE  
EQUIPMENT  
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS  
(NEC SECTION 810-21)  
GROUND CLAMPS  
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING  
ELECTRODE SYSTEM  
(NEC ART 250, PART H)  
Fig. A  
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE  
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
I. Read Instructions - All the safety and operat-  
ing instructions should be read before the CD  
Player is operated. The safety and operating  
instructions should be saved for future  
reference.  
Line Voltage Selection  
• The desired voltage may be set with the  
VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch on the rear  
panel (using a flat head screw driver).  
• Do not force the VOLTAGE SELECTOR  
switch as this may cause damage  
• If the VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch does  
not move smoothly, please contact a quali-  
fied service technician.  
2. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the CD  
Player and in the operating instructions  
should be adhered to.  
3. Water and Moisture - The player should not  
be used near water - for example, near a  
bath tub, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet  
basement or near a swimming pool, etc.  
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so that its location or position does not inter-  
fere with its proper ventilation. For example,  
the CD player 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.  
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5. Heat - The CD player should be situated  
away from heat sources such as radiators,  
heat registers, stoves, or other appliances  
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.  
DATE LABEL  
6. Power Sources - The CD player should be  
connected to a power supply only of the  
type described in the operating instructions  
or as marked on the CD Player.  
The serial and model number for this unit  
is located on the rear panel. Please write  
down the numbers here and retain for future  
reference.  
7. Servicing - The user should not attempt  
to service the CD Player beyond that  
described in the operating instructions. All  
other servicing should be referred to quali-  
fied service personnel.The Player should be  
servicedbyqualifiedservicepersonnelwhen:  
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has  
been damaged.  
Model No._____________________________  
Serial No._____________________________  
Purchase Notes:  
Date of Purchase_______________________  
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been  
spilled into the CD Player.  
C. The CD Player has been exposed to  
rain or water.  
D. The CD Player does not appear to  
operate normally or exhibits a marked  
change in performance.  
Dealer Name__________________________  
Dealer Address_________________________  
__________________________________________________________________________________  
Dealer Phone__________________________  
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UNPACKING  
Every CDI-500™ has been thoroughly tested and has been shipped in perfect operating condition.  
Carefully check the shipping carton for damage that may have occurred during shipping. If the carton  
appears to be damaged, carefully inspect your CD player for any damage and be sure all equipment  
necessary to operate the CD player has arrived intact. In the event damage has been found or parts  
are missing, please contact our toll free customer support number for further instructions. Please do not  
return the CD player to your dealer without first contacting customer support.  
INTRODUCTION  
Introduction:  
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the American Audio® CDI-500™ CD player. This CD  
player is a representation of American Audio’s continuing commitment to produce the best and highest  
quality audio products possible at an affordable price. Please read and understand this manual com-  
pletely before attempting to operate your new CD player. This booklet contains important information  
concerning the proper and safe operation of your new CD player.  
Customer Support:  
American Audio® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set up help and answer any  
question should you encounter problems during your initial set up or operation. You may also visit us  
through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.  
Voice:  
Fax:  
(800) 322-6337  
(323) 582-2610  
E-mail:  
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this CD player. Do not attempt any repairs your-  
self, without being instructed to do so by an authorized American Audio service technician. Doing so  
will void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your CD player may require service, please  
contact American Audio® customer support.  
Do not discard the packing carton in the trash. Please recycle when ever possible.  
SET-UP PRECAUTIONS  
Please be sure to make any connections before plugging the CD player in to an electrical outlet. All  
fader and volume controls should be set to zero or minimum position, before the CD player is switched  
on. If the CD player has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after transportation), do  
not switch on the CD player immediately.The arising condensation of water might damage your device.  
Leave the device switched off until it has reached room temperature.  
Operating Determinations:  
• When installing this CD player, please make sure that the device is not exposed or will not be  
exposed to extreme heat, moisture or dust!  
• Do not operate the CD player in extremely hot (more than 30°/100°F) or extremely cold (less than  
5°C/40°F) surroundings.  
• Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from heaters.  
• Operate the CD player only after becoming familiar with its' functions. Do not permit operation by  
persons not qualified for operating the unit. Most damages are the result of unprofessional opera-  
tion.  
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