MULTI COMPACT DISC PLAYER
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.
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.
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.
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING: The apparatus is not waterproofs, to
prevent fire or shocks hazard, do not expose this
apparatus to rain or moisture and do not put any
water source near this apparatus, such as vase,
flower pot, cosmetics container and medicine
This product contains a laser diode of higher class
than 1. To ensure continued safety, do not remove any
covers or attempt to gain access to the inside of the
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
The following caution label appears on your unit.
The STANDBY/ON switch is secondary connected
and therefore, does not separate the unit from mains
power in STANDBY position. Therefore install the
unit suitable places easy to disconnect the MAINS
plug in case of the accident. The MAINS plug of unit
should be unplugged from the wall socket when left
unused for a long period of time.
CAUTION : USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE
SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
CAUTION : THE USE OF OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH THIS PRODUCT WILL INCREASE EYE HAZARD. D6-8-2-1_En
CAUTION: 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 connectors for connections.
This player is for consumer use. If the player is used
in a business (for example, used for a period at a
restaurant), the player will not be covered under
CD Video, VIDEO CD, CD graphics and CD-ROM
discs cannot be played with this player.
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST
TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY.
The voltage of the available power supply differs
according to country or region. Be sure that the
power supply voltage of the area where this unit
will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230V
or 120V) written on the rear panel.
You can find the voltage selector switch on the rear
panel of multi-voltage models.
The factory setting for the voltage selector is
220-240V. Please set it to the correct voltage for
your country or region.
· For Taiwan, please set to 110-127V before using.
Before changing the voltage, disconnect the AC power
cord. Use a medium size screwdriver to change the
voltage selector switch.
WARNING: No naked flame sources, such as
lighted candle, should be placed on the apparatus.
If naked flame sources accidentally fall down, fire
spread over the apparatus then may cause fire.
VENTILATION: When installing this unit, make
sure to leave space around the unit for ventilation
to improve heat radiation (at least ** cm at top, **
cm at rear, and ** cm at each side).
WARNING: Slot and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, to prevent fire hazard, the openings
should never be blocked and covered with items,
such as newspapers, table-cloths, curtains, etc. Also
do not put the apparatus on the thick carpet, bed,
sofa, or fabric having a thick pile.
Operating environment temperature and humidity:
+5 ºC +35 ºC (+41 ºF +95 ºF); less than 85 %RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install in the following locations
· Location exposed to direct sunlight or strong artificial
· Location exposed to high humidity, or poorly
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.
Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user's right to operate
CONFIRM SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ............................... 4
PUT BATTERIES INTO THE REMOTE CONTROL UNIT .... 4
REMOTE CONTROL OPERATIONS ................................... 4
CAUTIONS REGARDING HANDLING ................................ 5
BEFORE OPERATING THE PLAYER .................................. 6
CONNECTIONS .................................................................. 7
NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF PARTS ............................... 8
BASIC OPERATION ........................................................... 9
VARIOUS OPERATIONS .................................................. 10
TO PLAY ONLY DESIRED TRACKS/DISCS ...................... 12
TROUBLESHOOTING ...................................................... 15
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................. 15
1 6-Compact Disc Magazine x 1
(Called 6-disc magazine in the explanatory text.)
The supplied 6-disc magazine is for 12 cm ( 5-inch) disc
2 Output cable x 1
3 Control cable x 1
4 Remote control unit x 1 (PD-M427 only)
5 AAA/R03 dry cell batteries x 2 (PD-M427 only)
PUT BATTERIES INTO THE REMOTE
CONTROL UNIT (PD-M427 only)
Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the plug by tugging
the cord and never touch the power cord when your hands are wet
as this could cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the
unit, a piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the cord.
Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cords. The power
cords should be routed such that they are not likely to be stepped on.
A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock.
Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask
your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a
CONFIRM SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Open the lid of the battery compartment on the rear of the
remote control unit, and insert the batteries ( size "AAA" (IEC
R03)), taking care to align the
ª and · 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
remote control unit, since the buttons may be depressed,
causing faster exhaustion of the batteries.
When operating the remote control unit, point the unit's
infrared signal transmitter at the remote control receiver
(REMOTE SENSOR) on the front panel of the player. The
remote control unit can be used within a range of about 7
meters (23 feet) from the remote sensor, and within angles
of up to about 30 degrees.
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
B. Never mix new and used batteries.
C. Batteries of the same size may have different voltages,
depending on brand. Do not mix different brands of
D. When disposing of used batteries, please comply with
governmental regulations or environmental public
instruction's rules that apply in your country/area.
REMOTE CONTROL OPERATIONS
If the remote control sensor window is in a position where it
receives strong light such as sunlight or fluorescent light,
control may not be possible.
NOTE for PD-M407:
Operate the PD-M407 using the remote control unit which
accompanies the amplifier. (See page 7.)
÷ In order to play an 8-cm (3-inch) CD you will need a special
Multi CD Magazine (JD-M108, JD-M308) which is sold separately.
Be sure to thoroughly read the Operating Instructions before using
÷ 8-cm (3-inch) CD Adapters
It is possible that even an adapter which meets recommended
standard CD specifications will not be usable with the CD player.
It is recommended that the special Multi CD Magazine (JD-M108,
JD-M308) be used.
÷ Never load an 8-cm (3-inch) CD or its adapter into a standard 12-
cm (5-inch) magazine. This may seriously damage the CD player.
÷ Do not insert only an 8-cm (3-inch) disc and adapter into the
CAUTIONS REGARDING HANDLING
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
PRECAUTIONS REGARDING INSTALLATION
÷ Placing and using the compact disc player for long periods on heat-
generating sources such as amplifiers will affect performance. 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 degradation 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 AND THE MAGAZINE
To clean the PLAYER and the MAGAZINE, 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 conventional
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 temperatures. Avoid leaving discs in
cars, since the seat of a car in direct sunlight can become unbelievably
÷ 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.
When this unit is brought into a warm room from previously cold
surroundings or when the room temperature rises sharply,
condensation 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.
CLEANING AND HANDLING COMPACT DISCS
÷ 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.
÷ When holding discs, do not touch their signal surfaces (the side
reflecting a "rainbow" pattern, opposite the label side). 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.
With this unit, use a Compact Disc carrying the mark shown
below. Do not use other disc, for this may result in
malfunction or damage.
CAUTION RE: USE OF SHAPED CD's
This product is designed for use with conventional, fully circular CD's
only. Use of shaped CD's is not recommended for this product.
Pioneer disclaims all liability arising in connection with the use of