FILE-TYPE COMPACT DISC PLAYER
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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.
READ INSTRUCTIONS -- All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the product is
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS -- The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
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.
CLEANING -- Unplug this product from the wall outlet
before 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.
ATTACHMENTS -- Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as they
may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE -- Do not use this product
near water -- for example, near a bathtub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement;
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
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
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.
LOCATION The appliance should be installed in a
NONUSE PERIODS The power cord of the appliance
should be unplugged from the outlet when left un-
used for a long period of time.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), it will fit into the outlet only one way. This
is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug.
÷ If this product is equipped with a three-wire
grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding)
pin, it will only fit into a grounding type power outlet.
This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the
plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the grounding type plug.
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, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the product.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING -- If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the product,
be sure the antenna or cable 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 70, provides information
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
requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure
LIGHTNING -- For added protection for this product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended
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
not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines
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,
extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY -- Never push objects of
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.
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.
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE -- Unplug this product
from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
If the product does not operate normally by following
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
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
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any
When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance -- this indicates a need for service.
REPLACEMENT PARTS -- When replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
SAFETY CHECK -- Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the product
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
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC -- NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
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.
· Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
· The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard.
BEFORE YOU USE THE PLAYER ....................................... 4
CAUTIONS REGARDING HANDLING ................................. 5
CONNECTIONS .................................................................. 6
NAMES OF PARTS ............................................................. 8
HOW TO LOAD THE DISCS ............................................. 10
To listen in order from the first track ............................. 11
To select the disc and track .......................................... 11
To select a play mode ................................................... 11
Playing a disc that is not loaded in the rack .................. 12
To play a track you want to hear ................................... 12
To start playback from a specific disc ........................... 12
Opening or closing the hood during playback ............... 12
To program and play only the discs you want to hear ... 13
To repeat playback ........................................................ 14
To store your favorite tracks ......................................... 14
To find out which discs you've listened to recently ...... 15
To playback tracks/discs at random .............................. 15
To program tracks/discs in a desired order ................... 16
To scan quickly through tracks on a disc ....................... 18
To use the TIME/CHARA button ................................... 18
Title Input ...................................................................... 19
Input title of CUSTOM groups ...................................... 22
Correcting a title that has already been input ................ 22
Displaying titles or artist's name ................................... 23
Finding the desired CD by the disc title
or artist's name ............................................................. 23
TROUBLESHOOTING ....................................................... 24
SPECIFICATIONS .............................................................. 25
Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user's right to operate the equipment.
[For Canadian model]
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-
[Pour le modèle Canadien]
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la
norme NMB-003 du Canada.
[For Canadian model]
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT
USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES
CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPO-
ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS ELEC-
TRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER CETTE FICHE POLARISEE AVEC
UN PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT OU UNE
AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF SI LES LAMES PEU-
VENT ETRE INSEREES A FOND SANS EN LAISSER AU-
CUNE PARTIE A DECOUVERT.
This product satisfies FCC regulations when shielded cables and
connectors are used to connect the unit to other equipment. To
prevent electromagnetic interference with electric appliances
such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables and connec-
tors for connections.
This player is for consumer use. If the player is used in a business
(for example, used for a long period at a restaurant), the player
will not be covered under warranty. CD video, VIDEO CD, CD
graphics and CD-ROM discs can not be played with this player.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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 reference.
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
rays of the sun, 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 also result in a
malfunction or an accident. (Avoid installation near cookers etc.,
where the player may be exposed to oily smoke, steam or heat.)
Do not install the player on a tottered stand nor in an unstable or
When this unit is brought into a warm room from previously cold
surroundings or when the room temperature rises sharply, con-
densation may form inside, and the unit may not be able to attain
its full performance. If this occurs, allow the unit to stand for
about an hour or raise the room temperature gradually.
BEFORE YOU USE THE PLAYER
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO!
301 CD giga changer for the compact 16 inch width
The new roulette-type mechanism allows for a capacity of 301 CDs.
Connectable to another 301 CD player and playback 602 discs
Another PD-F27 (301-disc CD changer) can be connected to create a 602-disc changer. Control is possible even with
One-disc jump-in playback thanks to a single loader slot
The PD-F27 is equipped with a single loader that lets you easily play a disc that is not loaded in the rack. What's
more, a priority key makes for excellent operability of the jump-in play function.
Compatible with recordable CDs
As well as regular CDs, this unit can play CD-R and CD-RW discs.
CD Text compatibility for automatically storing and displaying disc titles
In addition to the title input function, the PD-F27 is also CD Text compatible. Furthermore, the use of a dot matrix
FL makes it easy to manage discs.
Titles can be input using an IBM-compatible PC keyboard as well as with the provided
remote control unit.
Many handy functions for taking maximum advantage of the changer
The PD-F27 is equipped with three listening modes (ALL, SINGLE and CUSTOM) with 10 custom files, as well as a
direct button for even greater operability. What's more, a jog dial on the main unit makes it even easier to select
discs, input titles and so on.
Disc detection function
When the hood is closed, the set automatically detects whether or not a disc is loaded.
This unit is designed to use 1W of energy when this player is in standby mode.
Hi-bit Legato Link Conversion
This results in more faithful reproduction of the original sound than ever before.
CONFIRM SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
unit x 1
Size AA/R6 dry cell
batteries x 2
Open the lid of the battery compartment on the rear of the remote
control unit, and insert the batteries, taking care to align the
· polarities correctly.
· In order to prevent battery leakage, remove the batteries when
not using the remote control unit for an extended period (one
month or more). If leakage occurs, carefully wipe away any
battery fluid inside the compartment, and replace the batteries
with new ones.
· Do not allow books or other objects to rest on top of the re-
mote control unit, since the buttons may be depressed, causing
faster exhaustion of the batteries.
Incorrect use of batteries may cause leakage or rupture.
Always be sure to follow these guidelines:
A. Always insert batteries into the battery compartment correctly
matching the positive
ª and negative · polarities, as shown
by the display inside the compartment.
B. Never mix new and used batteries.
C. Batteries of the same size may have different voltages, de-
pending on brand. Do not mix different brands of batteries.
PUT BATTERIES INTO THE REMOTE
Audio cable x 1
Control cable x 1
Other included items
· Warranty card
· Operating Instructions
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FILE-TYPE CD PLAYER
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
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· 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 label surfaces. Also,
do not scratch or damage the label.
· Discs rotate at high speed inside the player. Do not use
damaged (cracked or warped) discs.
· Do not play a CD with a special shape (having other shape than
a circular disc, such as a heart shaped disc). Otherwise
malfunction may occur.
· The CD accessories (stabilizer protection sheet, protection ring,
etc.) which are marketed for improving the sound quality or
protecting discs as well as the disc cleaner should not be used
with this system because they may cause malfunction.
Precautions regarding installation
· Placing and using the compact disc player for long periods on
heat-generating sources such as amplifiers will affect perfor-
mance. Avoid placing the player on heat-generating sources.
· Install this compact disc player as far as possible from tuners
and TV sets. A compact disc player installed in close proximity
to such equipment may cause noise or degrada-
tion of the picture.
· Such noise may be particularly 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.
· Please place this unit on a level surface.
Cleaning the player
To clean the PLAYER, wipe with a soft, dry cloth. For stubborn dirt,
wet a soft cloth with a mild detergent solution made by diluting
one part detergent to 5 or 6 parts water, wring well, then wipe off
the dirt. Also use a dry cloth to wipe the surface dry. Do not use
volatile liquids such as benzene and thinner which are harmful to
· Discs are made of the same kinds of plastic used for conven-
tional analog audio records. Be careful not to allow discs to
warp; always store discs in their cases vertically, avoiding
locations with high heat or humidity, or extremely low tempera-
tures. Avoid leaving discs in cars, since the seat of a car in
direct sunlight can become unbelievably hot.
· Always read and abide by the precautionary notes listed on disc
CD lens cleaner
The player's pickup lens should not become dirty in normal use,
but if for some reason it should malfunction due to soiling, consult
your nearest PIONEER authorized service center. Lens cleaners for
CD players are commercially available, but special care should be
exercised in their use since some may cause damage to the lens.
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 periphery.
· If a disc becomes very dirty, dip a soft cloth in water, and after
wringing it out well, wipe the dirt away gently, and then remove
any water drops with another soft, dry cloth.
· Do not use record cleaning sprays or anti-static agents on discs.
Also, never clean discs with benzene, thinner, or other volatile
solvents, since damage to the disc surface may result.
You can use any disc displaying one of the marks
shown below. Other discs (such as CD-ROMs) will
not play in this unit.
Note that this unit cannot record onto recordable
CAUTIONS REGARDING HANDLING
Playing CD-R and CD-RW discs in this CD changer
· This unit can play music-use CD-R and CD-RW discs. However,
depending on the condition of the player and the disc, you may
find that not all discs will play successfully. (For example, if the
disc is scratched or dirty, or if the player's pickup lens is dirty.)
When transporting this unit in the future, remove all discs from the
rack. Turn off the STANDBY/ON switch, wait for "OFF" to go out
from the display. Then unplug the power cord.
Precautions concerning use of optical fiber cables
· Fully insert the optical fiber cable plugs all the way into the jacks.
· Be careful not to fold or crimp the cable. When coiling an optical
fiber cable for storage, make sure the diameter of the coil is 15
cm (5-15/16 in.) or larger.
· Use an optical fiber cable with a length of 3 m (10 ft.) or less.
· Protect the optical fiber cable plugs from scratches and dust.
· When the unit is not connected using an optical fiber cable, be
sure to keep the protective dust cap plugged into the optical
digital output jack at all times.