ank you and congratulations for purchasing your Arcam FMJ CDS27 player.
e CDS27 provides class-leading sound quality from CD, SACD, USB and network based
audio. High performance state-of-the-art Delta-Sigma DACs (Digital-to-Analogue Converters)
provide audiophile sound quality to truly bring your music to life.
Arcam has been producing specialist hi- and home cinema products of remarkable quality for
over three decades and the CDS27 is the latest in a long line of award winning equipment. e
design of the FMJ range draws upon all of Arcam’s experience as one of the UK’s most respected
audio companies and is built to give you years of trouble-free listening enjoyment.
is handbook has been designed to give you all the information you need to install, connect
and use your new purchase. e remote control handset supplied with this equipment is also
described. Use the contents list shown on the next page to guide you to the section of interest.
We hope that your player will give you years of enjoyment. In the unlikely event of any fault,
or if you simply require further information about Arcam products, our network of dealers
will be happy to help you. Further information can also be found on the Arcam website at
he FMJ development team
Important safety instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including ampliers) that produce
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding-type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one wider
than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. e wide blade
or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not t into your outlet, consult
an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
11. Only use attachments/accessories specied by the
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specied by the manufacturer, or sold with
When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualied service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
15. Object or liquid entry
WARNING – Take care that objects do not fall and
liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through
any openings. e equipment shall not be exposed
to dripping or splashing. Liquid-lled objects such
as vases should not be placed on the equipment.
e equipment has been designed for use in
moderate climates and in domestic situations.
Unplug the unit from the mains supply before
e case should normally only require a wipe with
a so, lint-free cloth. Do not use chemical solvents
We do not advise the use of furniture cleaning
sprays or polishes as they can cause permanent
18. Power sources
Only connect the equipment to a power supply of
the type described in the operating instructions or
as marked on the equipment.
e primary method of isolating the equipment
from the mains supply is to remove the mains plug.
e equipment must be installed in a manner that
makes disconnection possible.
19. Abnormal smell
If an abnormal smell or smoke is detected from the
equipment, turn the power o immediately and
unplug the equipment from the wall outlet. Contact
your dealer and do not reconnect the equipment.
20. Damage requiring service
e equipment should be serviced by qualied
service personnel when:
A. the power-supply cord or the plug has been
B. objects have fallen, or liquid has spilled into the
C. the equipment has been exposed to rain, or
D. the equipment does not appear to operate
normally or exhibits a marked change in
E. the equipment has been dropped or the enclosure
WARNING - e mains plug is used as a disconnect
device, the disconnect device shall remain readily
WARNING - e batteries shall not be exposed to
excessive heat, such as sunshine or re.
CAUTION - Danger of explosion if batteries are
incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
is equipment has been designed to meet the IEC/EN
60065 international electrical safety standard.
is device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) is device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back). No user serviceable parts inside. Refer
servicing to qualied service personnel.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of re or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
e lightning ash 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 sucient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
e 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 product.
CAUTION: In Canada and the USA, to prevent electric shock, match the wide blade of the plug to the wide slot in the socket
and insert the plug fully into the socket.
CAUTION: Use of any controls, adjustments or procedures other than those specied herein may result in hazardous