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Optimus DCT-2000

Preparation and Connections



Follow these guidelines when you select a location for the DCC deck:


Your DCC deck has analog, digital and optical inputs and outputs, which provide several recording and playback possibilities.

Making Analog Connections

The DCC deck has four standard, line-level phono jacks for analog (non-digital) audio signals. There is an input jack and an output jack for each channel (left and right).

Use standard shielded audio cables to make the analog connections.

Connect the DCC deck's L and R TAPE OUT jacks to the corresponding left and right tape input jacks on your amplifier. Connect the amplifier's left and right aux or tape output jacks to the deck's L and R TAPE IN jacks.

The following drawing shows the correct analog connections.

Making Digital Connections

Some digital audio devices have digital jacks in addition to analog jacks. Digital connections let digital information pass from a digital audio device (such as a CD player) to the DCC deck without digital-to-analog conversation. this eliminates distortion and signal degradation, resulting in exact copies of digital programs.

Your DCC deck has two sets of digital jacks -- coaxial (phono) and optical.

To connect a digital audio device to the DCC deck's coaxial jacks, use 75-ohm coaxial cable, such as Radio Shack Cat. No. 15-1518. Connect the digital audio device's digital coaxial output jack to the DCC deck's COAXIAL IN jack. If the digital audio device has a digital coaxial input jack, connect the deck's COAXIAL OUT jack to the device's input jack.

To connect a digital audio device to the DCC deck's optical jacks, you need the appropriate fiber-optic cable and connectors (JAE standard).  Pull out the protective plug from the DCC deck's OPTICAL IN jack. Then connect the digital audio device's optical output jack to the OPTICAL IN jack. If the digital audio device has an optical input jack, connect the deck's OPTICAL OUT jack to the device's input jack.

NOTES: This DCC deck is designed to accept either coaxial digital input or optical digital input. Connect only one of these inputs to the deck. Connecting both digital inputs might result in recording difficulties.

Digital connections do not require separate left and right inputs and outputs because the signals from both channels pass through a single cable.

Connecting Power

Plug the attached AC cord into a standard AC outlet.

CAUTION: The cord's plug is polarized and fits only one way. Do not force the plug into the outlet.


The supplied remote control requires two AA batteries for operation. For the longest battery life, we recommend alkaline batteries, such as Radio Shack Cat. No. 23-552.

To install the batteries, follow these steps.

  1. Slide the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrows.
  2. Install the batteries as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and -) marked inside the compartment.
  3. Replace the battery compartment cover.

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Last Updated 22 July 2005
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