Compact Disc Player
Manual del Usuario
Manuale delle Istruzioni
Manual do Proprietário
Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this unit to rain or moisture.
The lightning flash with an arrowhead symbol within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude 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
Do not place this unit on an unstable cart, stand or tripod, bracket
or table. The unit may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult
and serious damage to the unit. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket or table recommended by the manufacturer or sold with
the unit. Any mounting of the device on a wall or ceiling should
follow the manufacturer's instructions and should use a mounting
accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force and uneven surfaces may cause the
appliance and cart combination to overturn.
Read and follow all the safety and operating instructions before
connecting or using this unit. Retain this notice and the owner's
manual for future reference.
All warnings on the unit and in its operating instructions should be
Do not use this unit near water; for example, near a bath tub,
washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a
The unit should be installed so that its location or position does not
interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, it 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 its
The unit should be situated from heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves or other devices (including amplifiers) that
The unit should be connected to a power supply outlet only of the
voltage and frequency marked on its rear panel.
The power supply cord should be routed so that it is not likely to be
walked on or pinched, especially near the plug, convenience
receptacles, or where the cord exits from the unit.
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. Never use
benzine, thinner or other solvents for cleaning. Use only a soft
The power supply cord of the unit should be unplugged from the
wall outlet when it is to be unused for a long period of time.
Care should be taken so that objects do not fall, and liquids are not
spilled into the enclosure through any openings.
This unit should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the unit; or
C. The unit has been exposed to rain or liquids of any kind; or
D. The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance; or
E. The device has been dropped or the enclosure damaged.
DO NOT ATTEMPT SERVICING OF THIS UNIT
YOURSELF. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
Upon completion of any servicing or repairs, request the service
shop's assurance that only Factory Authorized Replacement Parts
with the same characteristics as the original parts have been used,
and that the routine safety checks have been performed to
guarantee that the equipment is in safe operating condition.
REPLACEMENT WITH UNAUTHORIZED PARTS MAY RESULT IN FIRE,
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR OTHER HAZARDS.
POUR ÉVITER LES CHOC ELECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA
LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE
CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU'AU
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF
PLUG TO WIDE SLOT FULLY INSERT.
If an indoor antenna is used (either built into the set or installed
separately), never allow any part of the antenna to touch the metal
parts of other electrical appliances such as a lamp, TV set etc.
Any outdoor antenna must be located away from all power lines.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING
If an outside antenna is connected to your tuner or tuner-
preamplifier, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to
provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static
charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No.
70-1984, provides information with respect 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
requirements for the grounding electrode.
a. Use No. 10 AWG (5.3mm2) copper, No. 8 AWG (8.4mm2)
aluminium, No. 17 AWG (1.0mm2) copper-clad steel or bronze
wire, or larger, as a ground wire.
b. Secure antenna lead-in and ground wires to house with stand-off
insulators spaced from 4-6 feet (1.22 - 1.83 m) apart.
c. Mount antenna discharge unit as close as possible to where lead-
in enters house.
d. Use jumper wire not smaller than No.6 AWG (13.3mm2) copper,
or the equivalent, when a separate antenna-grounding electrode
is used. see NEC Section 810-21 (j).
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL
CODE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE 810 - RADIO AND
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER: This reminder is
provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to
Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code that provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies
that the ground cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building, as close to the point of
cable entry as practical.
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO
USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS
CLASS 1 LASER product
LUOKAN 1 LASERPLAITE
KLASS 1 LASERAPPARAT
THIS DIGITAL APPARATUS DOES NOT EXCEED THE CLASS B LIMITS
FOR RADIO NOISE EMISSIONS FROM DIGITAL APPARATUS AS SET OUT
IN THE RADIO INTERFERENCE REGULATIONS OF THE CANADIAN
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS.
LE PRESENT APPAREIL NUMVERIQUE N'EMET PAS DE BRUITS
RADIOELECTRIQUES DEPASSANT LES LIMITES APPLICABLES AUX
APPAREILS NUMERIQUES DE LA CLASSE B PRESCRITES DANS LE
REGLEMENT SUR LE BROUILLAGE RADIO ELECTRIQUE EDICTE PAR LE
MINISTERE DES COMMUNICATIONS DU CANADA.
WARNING! INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCKS DEFEATED.
AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
VORSICHT! UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLEN TRITT AUS, WENN DECKEL GEÖffnet und
wenn sicherheitsverriegelung ÜberbrÜckt ist. Nicht dem strahl aussetzen.
ADVARSEL - USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING, NÅR SIKKERHEDSAFBRYDERE ER
UDE AF FUNKTION.UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLUNG.
ADVARSEL - USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES OG SIKKERHEDSLÅS
BRYTES. UNNGÅ EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
VARNING - OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD OCH SPÄRRAR ÄR
URKOPPLADE. STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.
VARO! - AVATTAESSA JA SUOJALUKITUS OHITETTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA
NÄKYMÄTÖNNTÄ LASERSÄTEILYLLE. ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEEN.
A NOTE ON INSTALLATION
Install the Compact Disc player on a level, vibration-free surface.
Severe vibration, or operation in a tilted position, may cause the
player to mis-track. The player may be stacked with other stereo
components, as long as there is adequate ventilation around it.
If the player is placed in close proximity to a radio tuner (AM or FM),
a VCR, or a television set, the operation of its digital circuits may
produce interference that would affect reception of weak broadcast
signals. If this occurs, move the CD player away from other devices
or switch it off when viewing or listening to broadcasts.
PLAYING COMPACT DISCS
A SIMPLE APPROACH
1 Connect a stereo cable from the L (left) and R (right) Line Output
jacks to the corresponding CD inputs on your amplifier.
2 Connect the detachable AC power cord to the rear panel.
3 Plug the AC power cord into a wall outlet.
4 Press the POWER button to turn on the player.
5 Press the STOP/OPEN button to open the disc drawer.
6 Place a CD, label side up, in the tray's circular recess. Be certain that
the disc is centered within the recess.
7 Press PLAY/PAUSE. The drawer closes automatically, and the disc
begins to play.
8 At any time you may press SKIP
to select different
tracks on the disc.
9 Press PLAY/PAUSE if you want to stop play temporarily while
keeping the pickup at its current position on the disc. (Press
PLAY/PAUSE again when you want to resume playback.) Press
STOP/OPEN once if you want to end play and re-set the pickup to
the beginning of the disc, twice to open the drawer.
REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS
1. UNBALANCED LINE OUTPUT
Connect an RCA cable from these jacks to your amplifier. Plug one end
of a stereo audio cable into the Left (upper) and Right (lower) output
jacks. Connect the other end of the cable to your stereo amplifier's CD
input, or to any other "line-level" input jacks (such as the AUXiliary
inputs). Do NOT connect this cable to the amplifier's PHONO input
jacks. Make sure that the plugs are pushed home properly.
2. BALANCED LINE OUTPUT
Connections to an amplifier or preamplifier that uses balanced XLR
input connectors, such as NAD S300.
The wiring standard used for these connectors is:
Pin 1: Chassis Earth (GROUND)
Pin 2: Hot (+ OUT)
Pin 3: Signal Ground (- OUT)
THE BENEFITS OF BALANCED CONNECTIONS
With a conventional (unbalanced) connection, audio signal current
flows from the CD player to the amplifier via the cable's centre
conductor. To complete the circuit, audio signal current flows back to
the CD player ground via the cable's outer conductor. The outer
conductor also serves as the cable's shield.
When two audio components are connected together, power-supply
noise and "leakage" hum may also flow on the cable shields,
combining with the return audio current. The resulting distortion and
noise may depend on the orientation of AC power plugs in their
sockets. Designers of some audiophile cables combat this
contamination by leaving the shield unconnected at one end. Since
the shield is grounded at only one end, the performance of such a
cable may depend on the direction of its connection, i.e. whether the
shield is grounded at the CD player or at the amplifier.
A three-wire balanced connection avoids all of these uncertainties.
The signal "hot" and return currents are both carried on inner
conductors. The separate cable shield, connected to the amplifier
chassis at both ends, protects the audio signal from all forms of
interference and power-supply noise.
3. AES/EBU DIGITAL OUTPUT (BALANCED)
This is a professional standard digital output. The signal is available
from the XLR/Cannon connector marked AES/EBU DIGITAL OUT,
permitting the ultimate in high quality digital transmission with the
best associated equipment.
The serial data output is taken after error correction but before
digital-to-analog conversion and filtering. The output is transformer-
isolated from the built-in D-to-A circuits.
4. DIGITAL OUTPUT
The digital playback signal is available at this output also.[BH2] It may
be connected to any digital signal processor that conforms to the
Sony/Philips (SPDIF) standard.
To use the digital output, connect a cable from this jack to the "CD
digital" or equivalent input on a digital processor. For best results the
cable should be a 75-ohm coaxial cable of the type used for video
signals, with a BNC connection at each end.
5. NAD LINK IN/OUT
The NAD Link OUT connector allows remote-control commands to
be relayed from this player to other products equipped with an NAD-
Link (or compatible) input. To use this option, connect a cable from
the NAD Link OUT socket to the NAD Link IN jack on another
The NAD Link IN connector allows this player to be operated by
external control signals from a multi-room controller or remote relay
system. Connect a cable from the controller (or from the NAD Link
OUT jack on another NAD product) to the NAD Link IN jack on this
CD player. Using both IN and OUT connections, remote control
commands can be "daisy-chained" from one product to the next.
6. IEC AC MAINS (POWER) INPUT
The S500 comes supplied with a separate AC Mains cable. Before
connecting the cable to a live wall socket ensure that it is firmly
connected to the NAD S500's AC Mains input socket first. Always
disconnect the AC Mains cable plug from the live wall socket first,
before disconnecting the cable from the S500 Mains input socket.
NAD S500 Compact Disc Player
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
1. POWER ON/OFF
Press this button to switch on the power to the disc player. Press
again and release to switch the power off. The display window lights
up when power is ON, and "NO DISC" is shown if there is no disc in
the drawer. The blue LED above the ON/OFF button lights up briefly
when ON/OFF is activated, but it goes out again immediately.
The blue LED lights up permanently only to indicate the S500 is in
stand-by mode if the unit is turned off from an NAD system remote
control with STANDBY button. If this option is used, the S500 may
be switched on again by pressing the STANDBY button of the system
remote, or by pressing and releasing the ON/OFF button on the front
of the S500 to switch it off, and then press it again to switch it on.
Please note that the remote control which comes with the S500 does
not feature a STANDBY button.
If the unit is not going to be used for some time, disconnect the plug
from the AC socket.
2. DISC DRAWER
To play a disc, press the STOP/OPEN button to open the disc drawer.
Place the CD within the large circular recess in the drawer, with its
transparent surface facing down. The label must face UP.
CD-3 discs (3-inch CD "singles") can be played without the aid of an
adapter. Place the disc in the drawer, centered in the smaller circular
recess with its label facing UP.
NOTE: This player was not designed to accommodate a "damping disc"
placed on a CD, nor two CDs stacked together. It plays audio CDs, but
not discs identified as CD-V, CD-I, CD-ROM, PHOTO CD, or DVD.
This dual-function button alternates between starting and stopping
playback. Press to start play or to resume play after pause. During
play, press this button to stop playback temporarily, keeping the laser
at its current position on the disc.
The play mode is identified by the word "PLAY" in the display. In the
pause mode, the word "PAUSE" is displayed instead.
To resume playback at the exact point where it stopped, press
PLAY/PAUSE again. If you don't want to resume play at the same
point, you may use the SKIP controls to cue the pickup to a different
starting point before pressing PLAY/PAUSE again.
Press this button to open the disc drawer, and press it again to close
the drawer. If this button is pressed once while a disc is being played,
the playback will stop and the pickup will re-set to the beginning of
the disc. A second press opens the drawer.
When the disc drawer is open, the drawer-closing mechanism can
also be activated by pressing PLAY/PAUSE.
CAUTION: DO NOT try to close the drawer by pushing it in by hand,
no matter if the player is ON or OFF. The disc drawer is opened and
closed by an internal motor, which may be damaged if forced.
When the drawer closes, the player scans the disc's "table of
contents" and displays the number of tracks and total playing time
on the disc. If you press PLAY/PAUSE to close the drawer, this display
is skipped, and play commences immediately at Track 1.
5. SKIP BACK
& SCAN BACK
functions are combined in one SKIP/SCAN Back
button. One press skips back to the beginning of the previous track.
twice to skip back two tracks and so on.
If you try to SKIP Back past the first track on the disc, then "ERR"
will appear in the display, then play the first track.
The SCAN Back
function is activated by pressing the same
button, but keeping it depressed for more than 2 seconds. This
causes the laser to scan backwards continuously, first slowly, after a
few seconds rapidly, until the button is released. This function works
only while the player is in PLAY or PAUSE. After a STOP command, or
after loading a new disc, you must press PLAY/PAUSE before the scan
circuit will work.
If the scan is initiated while the player is in PAUSE, the scan is silent.
If the scan is initiated during PLAY, the music will be heard in
fragmentary form at reduced volume as the player scans through it.
Use this "audible scan" to cue the player precisely to the spot where
you want to resume play.
If you scan back to the beginning of the disc while playing Track 1,
the player stops scanning and resumes PLAY or PAUSE when you let
go of the button.
6. SKIP FORWARD
& SCAN FORWARD
functions are combined in one SKIP/SCAN
Forward button. During play, pressing SKIP Forward
the laser to the beginning of the next track and resume play there.
Thus, to sample each song on a disc, press PLAY/PAUSE and then tap
after you've heard a few seconds of each track.
If you try to SKIP Forward past the last track on the disc, then "ERR"
will appear in the display, then play the last track.
The SCAN Forward
function is activated by pressing the same
button, but keeping it depressed for more than 2 seconds. This
causes the laser to scan rapidly forward through the music. The
behaviour of this function is similar to SCAN Back
If you scan forward to the end of the disc while playing the final
track, the scan will stop and the Time display will keep showing the
final end time. (There is no "wrap-around" mode.) When you let go
of the button, the player switches to STOP mode.