Connect the correct
mains cable here.
Balanced audio output
Connect these to your amplier’s CD (or other balanced)
input using suitable high quality interconnect cables. Ensure
that the le and right audio outputs from the CD player are
connected to the same le and right inputs on your amplier.
is connection allows for remote control
from a third-party home automation
system or computer.
See page 5 for more information.
Insert USB ash memory devices here. e
CDS27 can play certain digital les stored
on USB memory drives (see ‘Supported
Media’ on page 7).
Optical digital output
Use this socket if you are using an AV receiver
with an optical digital audio input.
is allows remote-control signals to be
received by the CDS27 if the remote sensor
on the front panel is covered (or otherwise
not ‘visible’ to the remote-control).
See page 5 for more information.
Phono audio output
Connect these to your amplier’s CD (or other line-
level) input using suitable high quality interconnect
cables. Ensure that the le and right audio outputs
from the CD player are connected to the same le and
right inputs on your amplier.
12V trigger input
is socket allows the CDS27 to be switched in and out
of standby mode by an amplier (or another item of AV
equipment) with a 12V TRIG OUT function. See page 5.
Coaxial digital output
Use this socket if you are using a high quality
audiophile DAC with a coaxial digital input. Connect
to the digital input using a suitable 75Ω screened cable.
CAUTION: Never connect the digital output socket
to a conventional audio input.
Wireless network connection
Connect the supplied Wi-Fi antenna if a wireless
network connection is required. A network
connection enables Network audio playback (for
setup details see page 11).
Connect this socket to a port on your
network router using an Ethernet patch
cable (see page 7). A network connection
enables network audio playback (for setup
details see page 11).
Making audio connections
e CDS27 oers a number of alternatives for connecting audio, the connection type to use depends on the rest of
your system; chose the type most appropriate to your amplier.
For the best stereo sound quality we recommend connecting the stereo analogue audio outputs to the CD input on
your amplier, allowing the CDS27’s audiophile digital-to-analogue circuitry to be utilised.
Using a pair of stereo phono cables of suitable length, connect the outputs labelled
“Phono” to the le and right CD/SACD inputs on your amplier.
Alternatively, connect the le/right balanced outputs to a balanced input on your
Connect one of the Digital Audio outputs (Optical or Coaxial) to the ‘CD/SACD’
digital input of your receiver, these digital outputs provide PCM stereo only.
An ethernet cable can be used to connect the CDS27
to a router or switch on your home network, enabling
playback of audio stored on your computer or NAS
Wireless connection is also available, and may be
congured through the settings menu.
A USB type A socket, used to connect up your ash
drives or external hard drives containing audio.
May also be used for soware upgrade.
Playback of the followning le formats in supported,
over Disc, USB and network.
< FLAC, up to 24 bit, 192 KHz
< WAV, up 24bit, 192 KHz
< AAC, up to 24bit, 96 KHz
< AIFF, up to 24bit, 192 KHz
< OGG, up to 24bit, 192 KHz
< MP3, up to 320kbps, 48 KHz
< WMA, up to 192 kbps, 48KHz
e player supports the following disc types:
Super Audio CD
USB Flash Drive