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Operating Instructions

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Read before use
Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Please read through these operating instructions so you will know
how to operate your model properly. After you have finished
reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future
In some countries or regions, the shape of the power plug and
power outlet may sometimes differ from that shown in the
explanatory drawings. However the method of connecting and
operating the unit is the same.
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The serial number for this equipment is located on the rear panel.
Please write this serial number on your enclosed warranty card and
keep it in a secure area. This is for your security.

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Install the player in a well-ventilated location where it will not be
exposed to high temperatures or humidity.
Do not install the player in a location which is exposed to direct
sunlight, or near stoves or radiators. Excessive heat can
adversely affect the cabinet and internal components.
Installation of the player in a damp or dusty environment may
aiso result in a malfunction and can be hazardous. Avoid
installation near cookers etc., where the player may be exposed
to oily smoke, steam or heat.
Installation guidelines
÷ Placing and using the compact disc player for long periods on
heat-generating sources such as amplifiers or near
spotlights, etc. will affect product performance. Avoid placing
the player on heat-generating sources.
÷ Install this compact disc player as far as possible away from
tuners and TV sets. A compact disc player installed in close
proximity to such equipment may cause noise or degradation
of the picture.
÷ Noise may be noticeable when an indoor antenna is used. In
such cases, make use of an outdoor antenna or turn off
power to the compact disc player.
÷ When the unit is used in a loud-sound environment, e.g., near
a speaker, sound skip may occur. Install the unit away from
the speaker or reduce the listening volume.
÷ Place this unit on a level surface and a stable platform.
÷ Be sure the player, including its audio and power supply
cords, does not touch vibrating materials. Any cause of
vibration other than the insulators may cause the disc to skip.
Take special care when using the player while it is installed in
a carrying case.
Installing the CMX-3000 in an EIA rack
The screw holes on the front panel o the CMX-3000 are
designed for use in attaching the unit to a 19-inch EIA rack.
÷ Remove the five legs on the unit before installing the unit in
the rack.
÷ Attach the unit to the rack using screws of the appropriate
size (screws not provided with the unit).
÷ Never place this CD player directly above a power amplifier,
as the heat given off by the amplifier might result in damage
to the unit. Placing the CD player directly above a power
amplifier might also result in ham radio signals being picked
up or in other types of interference.
÷ Always be sure to remove the CD player from its rack before
÷ When moving the CD player while still installed in its rack,
exercise caution to avoid subjecting the player to shocks or
Cleaning the player
To clean the PLAYER wipe with a polishing or a soft, dry cloth.
For stubborn dirt, moisten a soft cloth with a weak solution of
neutral detergent (diluted in five to six parts water), wring the
cloth well, and wipe away the dirt. Use a dry cloth to wipe the
surface dry. Do not use volatile liquids such as benzene or
thinner which will damage to the unit.
CD lens cleaner
The player's pickup lens should not become dirty in normal use.
If for some reason, the lens becomes soiled and malfunctions,
contact your nearest PIONEER authorized service center. Lens
cleaners for CD players are commercially available, but special
care should be exercised in their use as some may cause
damage to the lens.
Storing discs
÷ Discs are made of the same kinds of plastic used for
conventional analog audio records. Be careful not to allow
discs to warp. Always store discs in their cases vertically,
avoiding locations with high heat, humidity, or extremely low
temperatures. Avoid leaving discs in cars; the interior of a car
in direct sunlight can become extremely hot.
÷ Always read and abide by the precautionary notes listed on
disc labels.
When this unit is brought into a warm room from previously cold
surroundings or when the room temperature rises sharply,
condensation may form inside the unit and impair its
performance. In such cases, allow the unit to stand for about an
hour or raise the room temperature gradually.
Read before use
Do not place on or against
vibrating materials!

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Do not play a CD with a special shape
Do not play a CD having other shape than a circular disc, such as
heart shaped disc. Otherwise malfunction may occur.
If the EJECT button fails to work and it becomes impossible
to eject a disc, the disc may be ejected by inserting the disc
ejection pin in the manual disc ejection hole located on the
front panel of the player.
Always be sure to observe the following points when
manually ejecting discs.
1 Be sure to turn off the power to the CD player and wait
for 1 minute or more before ejecting the disc.
Manually ejecting a disc immediately after the
power to the unit has been turned off may
result in one of the following problems from
occurring, and care should accordingly be
taken never to eject discs immediately after the
power has been turned off.
÷ The disc will still be spinning when it is ejected, thus
resulting in cuts to the fingers or other forms of bodily
÷ The disc clamps will spin in an unstable state, thus
resulting in scratching of discs.
2 Be sure to use only the disc ejection pin included with
your CMX-3000 (i.e., never use a paper clip or any other
Inserting the disc ejection pin into the hole until it
encounters resistance will cause the disc to be ejected
some 5 to 10 millimeters from the insertion slot. The
disc may then be removed by grasping it by hand and
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disc ejection hole
÷ If a disc becomes very dirty, dampen a soft cloth with water,
(be sure to wring it out well) and wipe the away dirt gently.
Remove any water drops with another soft, dry cloth.
÷ Do not use record cleaning sprays or anti-static agents on
discs. Never clean discs with benzene, thinner, or other
volatile solvents or damage to the disc surface may result.
÷ With this player, use only those
discs which display the mark
shown right (Optical audio digital
÷ When holding discs, do not touch their signal surfaces. Hold
by the edges, or by one edge and the center hole.
÷ Do not affix gummed labels or tape to the disc surface. Also,
do not scratch or damage the label.
÷ Discs rotate at high speeds inside the player. Do not use
damaged, cracked or warped discs.
Cleaning and handling compact discs
÷ The presence of fingerprints or smudges on the surface of
the disc will not directly affect the recorded signals, but,
depending on the degree of contamination, the brightness of
the light reflected from the signal surfaces may be reduced
causing degradation of sound quality. Always keep your discs
clean by wiping them gently with a soft cloth from the inner
edge toward the outer edge.