Inputs and Outputs Notes
Disc Compatibility: The
SCD-CE595 Super Audio CD player can play the following discs:
layer 2-channel and Multi-channel Super Audio CDs:
These discs contain a single HD (high density) layer, can hold up to 74
minutes of music, and are playable ONLY on an SACD compatible unit such as
- Dual layer
2 channel and Multi-channel Super Audio CDs: These
discs contain two HD layers for longer playing times. The information is
recorded on one side only, so the discs do not have to be turned. These
discs are playable ONLY on an SACD compatible unit such as the 'CE595.
- 2 channel
and Multi-channel Super Audio CD + CD
(Hybrid disc): These discs contain a high density SACD layer and a
conventional CD layer, allowing them to be played either on an SACD-compatible
unit OR on a regular CD player.
- Conventional Audio
unit automatically recognizes the type of SACD you are playing, and routes the
audio signal to one of the two sets of analog audio outputs. There are three types of Super Audio CDs:
The disc contains only 2-channels of information. When playing this disc,
the player is automatically set to 2-channel playback, and audio is output
only from the left and right front analog outputs.
The disc contains multiple channels of information (3, 4, 5, or 6). When
playing this disc, the player is automatically set to multi-channel
playback, and audio is output from the 5.1-channel analog outputs.
- 2-Channel +
Multi-channel: The disc contains both 2-channel information and
multi-channel information. You can select the type of playback you desire on
the unit or remote, and the audio is output only from the jacks
corresponding to the type of playback you select.
Direct Stream Digital (DSD)
Encoding: Super Audio CD uses DSD encoding (compared to PCM used for
CD/MiniDisc/DVD-Audio/DVD-Video etc.). DSD uses a sampling frequency 64 times
higher than conventional CD (2,822,400 samples per second) and 1-bit
quantization. This achieves a wide frequency range and a wide dynamic range
across the audible frequency range, thereby providing musical reproduction
extremely faithful to the original.
Discrete Dual Laser Optical Pickup:
Because of the significant difference in the laser wavelength between SACD (650
nm) and CD (780 nm), this unit is equipped with a discrete dual laser optical
pickup--two independent lasers working through a common lens. One laser is
exclusively for CD, CD-R and CD-RW, while the other laser delivers uncompromised
reproduction of SACD.
Super Audio DAC: The 'CE595
uses a Super Audio D/A Converter, which allows higher quality sound
Multi-Channel Management Function
(SACD only): The Multi-channel Management Function uses Digital Signal
Processing to allow you to set up the unit according to the presence and size of
your speakers and the distance from your listening position (3 to 23 feet in 1
foot increments). For multi-channel playback mode, speakers
designated as "Large" will be sent full-range audio, while speakers
designated as "Small" will receive signals that have been filtered to
remove low bass frequencies. For proper channel balance during multi-channel
playback, the center, surround and subwoofer channel output levels may be
adjusted at the unit or with the remote. If you have an ideal speaker output,
you can select MCH Direct, which bypasses the DSP circuit, and outputs the
signal directly from each speaker at a non-adjustable level. For 2-channel
can select 2CH Direct (2 speakers/no
subwoofer) or 2CH + SW (2 speakers with subwoofer).
Digital Output: This unit is
equipped with an optical digital output which is active
only when playing a standard CD. There is no digital signal output during SACD
SACD and CD Text Compatible:
This unit can display the disc name, artist name, and current track name for CD
Text and SACD Text discs. If the name has 13 or more characters, the first 12
characters will remain after the name scrolls by on the display. If a disc's
text is in multiple languages, "Multi-Text" will appear in the display, and you
can select which language you want to display.
Music Calendar: A calendar-like display
lights up with the number of tracks on the currently selected disc, up to 15. An
"arrow" icon indicates the presence of 16 or more tracks. After a
track has been played, the number for that track disappears from the
Display: The display
can be set to show current track/elapsed time, current track/remaining
time, remaining time for entire disc, Text information, and channel information
(for multi-channel SACDs). The display can also
be turned off.
Remote Control: The supplied
remote (RM-SX800) is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of
functions on other Sony CD players. The remote's codes correspond to Sony CD
Player codes, so many of its functions can be operated with a normal Sony
receiver or preamp remote control.
and Outputs Notes
Analog Outputs: The SCD-CE595
features a 5.1-channel output (Female RCA Jacks for Front left/right, Surround
left/right, Center, Subwoofer) for multi-channel SACD playback. When a 2-channel
SACD or standard CD is played, the audio is output through the Front left/right
RCA jacks only.
Note: If only the Front
left/right outputs are connected to a receiver or amplifier, you must
change the default playback area to the 2-channel area. Otherwise, the
multi-channel playback area will be played and some vocals and other
sounds may not be heard.
Optical Digital Output (CD
only): One Toslink optical digital output is provided to allow you to
make digital recordings.
Only 16-bit PCM digital signals from a CD, or the CD layer of a Hybrid SACD
disc, are output through the optical jack. No SACD audio is output.
When a Super
Audio CD is played:
- Playing Frequency Range: 2Hz to 100kHz
- Frequency Response: 2Hz to 40kHz (-3dB)
- Dynamic Range: 100dB or more
- Total Harmonic Distortion Rate: 0.0035% or less
When a CD is played:
- Frequency Response: 2Hz to 20kHz
- Dynamic Range: 96dB or more
- Total Harmonic Distortion Rate: 0.0039% or less
Weight: 12 pounds 1 ounces