Sharp MT821 - MiniDisc Recorder - Metallic Owner`s manual

D01142520A
MD-CD1@$
Minidisc Deck/CD Player
OWNER'S MANUAL
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The labels required in this regulation are shown at 1 and
2.
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CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
21503-W
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within 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.
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.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
ªª For U.S.A.
TO THE USER
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely
to cause harmful interference in which case the user
will be required to correct the interference at his own
expense.
CAUTION
Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly
approved by TEAC CORPORATION for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
ªª CAUTIONS ABOUT LASER RADIATION
This product has been designed and manufactured
according to FDA regulations “title 21, CFR, chapter 1,
subchapter J, based on the Radiation Control for Health
and Safety Act of 1968,” and is classified as a class 1 laser
product. There is no hazardous invisible laser radiation
during operation because invisible laser radiation emitted
inside of this product is completely confined in the
protective housings.
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Cautions:
•• DO NOT REMOVE THE PROTECTIVE HOUSING USING A
SCREWDRIVER.
•• USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE
SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS
RADIATION EXPOSURE.
•• IF THIS PRODUCT DEVELOPS TROUBLE, CONTACT YOUR
NEAREST QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL, AND DO
NOT USE THE PRODUCT IN ITS DAMAGED STATE.
•• CLASS 1M INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN
AND INTERLOCKS DEFEATED. DO NOT VIEW DIRECTLY
WITH OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS.
MD drive optical pickup:
Type
: HPM-312S
Manufacturer
: SHARP CORPORATION
Laser output
: Playback 0.6 mW
Recording: According to TOC information.
(Approx. 4.5 mW on MMD-318)
Wavelength
: 785 nm
Standard
: IEC60825-1 Edidion 1.2-2001
CD drive optical pickup:
Type
: SF-P151NVD
Manufacturer
: Sanyo Electric Co,Ltd.
Laser output
: Less Than 0.2 mW on the
objective lens
Wavelength
: 790+10/–15 nm
Standard
: IEC60825-1: 2007 / EN60825-1:2007
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1 Read these instructions.
•• Do not expose this apparatus to drips or splashes.
2 Keep these instructions.
•• Do not place any objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
3 Heed all warnings.
4 Follow all instructions.
5 Do not use this apparatus near water.
6 Clean only with dry cloth.
•• Do not install this apparatus in a confined space such
as a book case or similar unit.
•• The apparatus draws nominal non-operating power
from the AC outlet with its POWER or STANDBY/ON
switch not in the ON position.
7 Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
•• The apparatus should be located close enough to the
AC outlet so that you can easily grasp the power cord
plug at any time.
8 Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
•• The mains plug is used as the disconnect device, the
disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
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. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does
not fit 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 the
apparatus.
11 Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
•• Products with Class I construction are equipped with a
power supply cord that has a grounding plug. The cord
of such a product must be plugged into an AC outlet
that has a protective grounding connection.
•• If the product uses batteries (including a battery pack
or installed batteries), they should not be exposed to
sunshine, fire or excessive heat.
•• CAUTION for products that use replaceable lithium
batteries: there is danger of explosion if a battery is
replaced with an incorrect type of battery. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type.
•• Caution should be taken when using earphones or
headphones with the product because excessive
sound pressure (volume) from earphones or headphones can cause hearing loss.
12 Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
13 Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14 Refer all servicing to qualified 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.
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Safety Information
ªª For European Customers
CE Marking Information
a) Applicable electromagnetic environment: E4
b) Peak inrush current: 11 A
Disposal of electrical and electronic equipment
(a) All electrical and electronic equipment should be
disposed of separately from the municipal waste
stream via collection facilities designated by the
government or local authorities.
(b)By disposing of electrical and electronic equipment
correctly, you will help save valuable resources and
prevent any potential negative effects on human
health and the environment.
(c) Improper disposal of waste electrical and electronic
equipment can have serious effects on the
environment and human health because of the
presence of hazardous substances in the equipment.
(d)The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
symbol, which shows a wheeled bin that has been
crossed out, indicates that electrical and electronic
equipment must be collected and disposed of
separately from household waste.
(e) Return and collection systems are available to end
users. For more detailed information about the
disposal of old electrical and electronic equipment,
please contact your city office, waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the equipment.
Disposal of batteries and/or accumulators
(a) Waste batteries and/or accumulators should be
disposed of separately from the municipal waste
stream via collection facilities designated by the
government or local authorities.
(b)By disposing of waste batteries and/or accumulators
correctly, you will help save valuable resources and
prevent any potential negative effects on human
health and the environment.
(c) Improper disposal of waste batteries and/or
accumulators can have serious effects on the
environment and human health because of the
presence of hazardous substances in them.
(d)The WEEE symbol, which shows a wheeled bin that
has been crossed out, indicates that batteries and/
or accumulators must be collected and disposed of
separately from household waste.
Pb, Hg, Cd
If a battery or accumulator contains more than the
specified values of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), and/
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or cadmium (Cd) as defined in the Battery Directive
(2006/66/EC), then the chemical symbols for those
elements will be indicated beneath the WEEE symbol.
(e) Return and collection systems are available to end
users. For more detailed information about the
disposal of waste batteries and/or accumulators,
please contact your city office, waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased them.
WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this
product may cause radio interference in which case the
user may be required to take adequate measures.
ªª RACK-MOUNTING THE UNIT
Use the supplied rack-mounting kit to mount the unit in a
standard 19-inch rack, as shown below.
Remove the feet of the unit before mounting.
NOTE
•• Leave 1U of space above the unit for ventilation.
•• Allow at least 10 cm (4 in) at the rear of the unit for
ventilation.
This appliance has a serial number located on the top
panel. Please record the model number and serial
number and retain them for your records.
Model number ______________________________
Serial number ______________________________
Safety Information
ªª CAUTIONS ABOUT BATTERIES
This product uses batteries. Misuse of batteries could
cause a leak, rupture or other trouble. Always abide by the
following precautions when using batteries.
•• Never recharge non-rechargeable batteries. The
batteries could rupture or leak, causing fire or injury.
•• When installing batteries, pay attention to the polarity
indications (plus/minus (+/–) orientation), and
install them correctly in the battery compartment as
indicated. Putting them in backward could make the
batteries rupture or leak, causing fire, injury or stains
around them.
•• When you store or dispose of batteries, isolate their
terminals with insulation tape or something like that to
prevent them from contacting other batteries or metallic
objects.
•• When throwing used batteries away, follow the
disposal instructions indicated on the batteries and the
local disposal laws.
•• Do not use batteries other than those specified. Do not
mix and use new and old batteries or different types of
batteries together. The batteries could rupture or leak,
causing fire, injury or stains around them.
•• Do not carry or store batteries together with small
metal objects. The batteries could short, causing leak,
rupture or other trouble.
•• Do not heat or disassemble batteries. Do not put them
in fire or water. Batteries could rupture or leak, causing
fire, injury or stains around them.
•• If the battery fluid leaks, wipe away any fluid on
the battery case before inserting new batteries. If
the battery fluid gets in an eye, it could cause loss
of eyesight. If fluid does enter an eye, wash it out
thoroughly with clean water without rubbing the eye
and then consult a doctor immediately. If the fluid
gets on a person’s body or clothing, it could cause skin
injuries or burns. If this should happen, wash it off with
clean water and then consult a doctor immediately.
•• The unit power should be off when you install and
replace batteries.
•• Remove the batteries if you do not plan to use the unit
for a long time. Batteries could rupture or leak, causing
fire, injury or stains around them. If the battery fluid
leaks, wipe away any fluid on the battery compartment
before inserting new batteries.
•• Do not disassemble a battery. The acid inside the
battery could harm skin or clothing.
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Contents
1 – Introduction...............................................8
Features................................................................................... 8
Included items...................................................................... 9
About this manual............................................................... 9
Trademarks............................................................................. 9
Precautions for placement and use............................... 9
Connecting the power.....................................................10
Cleaning the unit................................................................10
Beware of condensation..................................................10
About compact discs........................................................10
Handling of compact discs......................................10
Handling of MDs ...............................................................10
About the User Table of Contents (U-TOC)............... 11
2 – Remote Control Unit................................12
Preparation of Remote Control Unit...........................12
Inserting batteries.......................................................12
When to replace the batteries................................12
Precautions about using batteries........................12
Precautions about using the remote control....12
3 – Connections..............................................13
Audio equipment...............................................................13
Power source.......................................................................13
4 – Names and Functions of Parts................14
Front panel...........................................................................14
Shared features............................................................14
CD Operation................................................................15
MD Operation...............................................................16
Display....................................................................................17
Rear Panel.............................................................................18
Remote Control Unit.........................................................19
CD Operation Section................................................20
MD Operation Section..............................................21
5 – Display Master and Remote Control
Master.....................................................22
Selecting the remote control master..........................22
Selecting the display master..........................................22
6 – Menu Operation.......................................23
Menu configuration..........................................................23
CD Menu.........................................................................23
MD Menu........................................................................24
Operation basics................................................................25
7 – CD and MD Playback................................26
Discs for playback..............................................................26
Playback modes..................................................................26
Basic playback operation................................................26
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About the monitor............................................................27
Using headphones......................................................27
COMMON output........................................................27
Display master and remote master settings............27
Track selection....................................................................27
Using the skip function.............................................27
Selecting by track number......................................27
Search..............................................................................27
Time Search function.......................................................28
Basic operation............................................................28
Operation variations..................................................28
Auto cue................................................................................28
Auto Ready...........................................................................28
Repeat playback.................................................................29
A to B repeat playback.....................................................29
Continuous CD and MD playback................................29
Timer Playback....................................................................29
Pitch control (CD only).....................................................30
Single-track playback.......................................................30
Program playback..............................................................30
Deleting a programmed track................................31
Adding a track to the program...............................31
Erase a CD or MD program......................................31
Program limitations....................................................31
Saving program data.................................................31
Random playback..............................................................31
Time display switching....................................................32
End of disc/track warning...............................................32
Playback functions for CD only.....................................32
Changing the key of playback................................32
Fade-in and fade-out.................................................32
Output volume............................................................33
MP3 and WAV file directory playback.........................33
Directory playback setting......................................33
Setting MP3 ACTION..................................................33
MD group playback...........................................................34
Group playback setting............................................34
8 – Dubbing from CD to MD..........................35
Basic dubbing operation.................................................35
Recording mode setting.................................................35
Dubbing speed setting....................................................35
9 – MD recording from an external source..36
Basic recording...................................................................36
Recording cautions...........................................................37
Update (Move up) a track number...............................37
Auto track function....................................................37
Update a track number manually.........................37
Contents
Update a track number after recording..............37
Fade-in and fade-out recording...................................38
Prerecording (Time Machine recording)...................38
Overwrite recording.........................................................38
Sync recording....................................................................39
Checking remaining MD time.......................................39
10 – MiniDisc editing.....................................40
Editing operations.............................................................40
Tracks and points for editing..................................40
Canceling edits............................................................40
UNDO an edit operation (UNDO function)...............40
Erase disc (ERASE DISC)....................................................40
Erase track (ERASE TRK)...................................................40
Selecting a track to be erased by playback.......40
Selecting a track to be erased on the menu.....40
Erase multiple tracks at once (ERASE MULTI)...........41
Divide tracks (DIVIDE).......................................................41
Combine tracks (COMBINE)............................................42
Move tracks (MOVE)..........................................................42
Creating a group................................................................42
Disc title when creating a group...........................43
Deleting a group................................................................43
Copy control CD discs................................................50
MD section...........................................................................50
16 – Messages and Troubleshooting............52
17 – Specifications.........................................53
MD deck................................................................................53
CD deck..................................................................................53
Input ratings (MD inputs)................................................53
Output ratings.....................................................................53
Control I/O............................................................................54
Audio performance...........................................................54
General..................................................................................54
Dimensional drawing.......................................................54
11 – Title input...............................................44
Disc title input (TITLE)......................................................44
Title input operation..................................................44
Track title input...................................................................44
Group title input.................................................................45
12 – Using a Computer Keyboard.................46
Keyboard type setting.....................................................46
Title input by keyboard....................................................46
Other keyboard operations............................................46
Direct track operation......................................................47
13 – Locking the panel operations...............48
Locking the entire panel.................................................48
Locking individual decks.................................................48
14 – Data settings/Service Data....................49
Data communication settings.......................................49
Viewing service data.........................................................49
Initializing all data..............................................................49
15 – System Limitations.................................50
CD section............................................................................50
About MP3 and WAV files.........................................50
About CD-R/RW...........................................................50
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1 – Introduction
Thank you very much for purchasing the TASCAM MDCD1MKIII MiniDisc Deck and CD Player.
Before connecting and using the unit, please take time to
read this manual thoroughly to ensure you understand
how to properly set up and connect the unit, as well as
the operation of its many useful and convenient functions.
After you have finished reading this manual, please keep
it in a safe place for future reference.
You can also download the Owner's Manual from the
TASCAM web site (http://tascam.com/).
Features
•• Equipped with an MD recorder and a CD player in a 2U
rack mount size
•• The MD recorder and a CD player can be operated
separately.
•• In addition to audio CDs, MP3 and WAV files (44.1 kHz,
16 bit) recorded on a CD-R, CD-RW, or CD-ROM can be
played back.
•• Compatible with four MD modes (STEREO, MONO, LP2,
and LP4). Also, you can record and play back files on an
MD with different modes.
•• A pitch control function with a range of –50% to +16%
(audio CD only). You can adjust the pitch between 0.1
and 1.0% in 0.1% increments.
•• You can adjust a key with a range of â6 to #6 in
semitone units without changing the playback speed.
(Audio CD only)
•• Auto cue function – The unit searches for the beginning
of a sound and the playback is put on standby.
(Adjusting range: by 6 dB between –72 and –24dB)
•• Auto ready function – After playing back a track, the
playback of the next track is put on standby.
•• Synchronized recording by input audio signal function
(MD only)
•• Pre-recording (“Time machine” recording) function (MD
only, time can be adjusted in one second increments
between one and six seconds).
•• Up to 100 discs worth of tracks (CD and MD) can be
programmed in the program memory.
•• Panel lock function
•• Compatible with CD-TEXT (While the playback is
stopped: The disc title is displayed/While the playback
is in progress: The track title is displayed)
•• Compatible with ID3 tag (only for a CD containing MP3
files)
•• Four playback modes for CD, and five for MD –
Continuous, Single, Program (up to 99 tracks for CD/25
tracks for MD), Random, and Group (MD only)
•• Five repeat playback modes - Normal, Single, Program
(up to 99 tracks for CD/25 tracks for MD), Random, and
A to B
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•• Equipped with a digital volume control for CD output
(– ∞ and between –54 to +18 dB)
•• Fade-in/fade-out playback function (CD only, one
second increment between one and 30 seconds)
•• EOM function – A warning for the end of the track
or disc is displayed. (Audio CD and MD, time can be
adjusted in one second increments between one and
99 seconds.)
•• Time search function – The track and the playback
starting point can be specified using the number keys
on the remote control.
•• Power-on play function
•• Four time display modes – Elapsed/remaining track
time and Elapsed/remaining disc time (Only elapsed
track time is available for MP3/WAV files.)
•• Function for erasing discs/tracks, dividing/combining/
moving tracks, and editing titles (MD only)
•• Compatible with group creation and group playback
(MD only)
•• Overwrite recording function – Recording a new signal
over a recorded portion (MD only)
•• Automatic track increment by input level detection or
by track information from an S/PDIF input (MD only)
•• Manual track increment by pressing the RECORD
button during recording (MD only)
•• Input monitor function (MD only)
•• Equipped with digital volume (– ∞ and between
–54 and +18 dB) and analog volume (left/right
independent) for input signals (MD only)
•• Fade-in/fade-out recording function (one second
increments between one and 30 seconds: MD only)
•• Dubbing from a CD to an MD (entire disc or individual
tracks)
•• Dubbing a track title from CD-TEXT or ID3 tags
automatically
•• Fade-in/Fade-out dubbing function
•• Successive playback of MD and CD (playing back an
entire disc alternately and repeatedly)
•• Wireless remote control (supplied)
•• RS-232C serial remote control function
•• Compatible with a balanced I/O card (TASCAM LA-MC1:
separately purchased)
•• Unbalanced analog input/output (RCA) (Input: MD x 1,
Output: MD x 1, CD x 1)
•• S/PDIF optical digital input/output (Input: MD x 1,
Output: MD x 1, CD x 1) (SCMS)
•• S/PDIF coaxial digital input/output (Input: MD x 1,
Output: MD x 1, CD x 1) (SCMS)
•• Remote control possible from a PS/2 keyboard (You can
edit MD or enter a track title from the keyboard.)
•• Common output terminal to output both CD and MD
sound (You can select the output priority.)
•• Headphone output (Selectable from MD, CD, or
common)
1 – Introduction
Included items
Trademarks
The included items are listed below.
Take care when opening the package not to damage the
items. Keep the package materials for transportation in
the future.
Please contact the store where you purchased this unit
if any of these items are missing or have been damaged
during transportation.
•• Main unit. ....................................................................................... 1
•• TASCAM is a trademark of TEAC Corporation, registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
•• US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
•• MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from
Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
•• Other company names, product names and logos
in this document are the trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
••
••
••
••
••
••
Power cord..................................................................................... 1
Wireless remote control (TASCAM RC-MC1). ..................... 1
AA batteries for the remote control unit............................ 2
A rack-mounting screw kit....................................................... 1
A warranty card............................................................................ 1
Owner’s manual (this manual)................................................ 1
NOTE
The batteries are not supplied for Taiwan.
About this manual
In this manual, we use the following conventions:
•• “MiniDisc” is abbreviated as “MD.”
•• The names of buttons and controls are given in the
following typeface: STOP.
•• Messages on the unit’s display are shown like this:
REPEAT
•• When the character display area shows information
about discs and tracks this is called the “information
display” mode.
•• CDs on which MP3 or WAV audio files are recorded may
be mentioned as “data CDs”.
•• Additional information is introduced in the styles
below when needed:
Any data, including, but not limited to information,
described herein are intended only as illustrations
of such data and/or information and not as the
specifications for such data and/or information. TEAC
Corporation disclaims any warranty that any use
of such data and/or information shall be free from
infringement of any third party’s intellectual property
rights or other proprietary rights, and further, assumes
no liability of whatsoever nature in the event of any
such infringement, or arising from or connected with
or related to the use of such data and/or information.
This product is designed to help you record and
reproduce sound works to which you own the
copyright, or where you have obtained permission
from the copyright holder or the rightful licensor.
Unless you own the copyright, or have obtained the
appropriate permission from the copyright holder
or the rightful licensor, your unauthorized recording,
reproduction or distribution thereof may result in
severe criminal penalties under copyright laws and
international copyright treaties. If you are uncertain
about your rights, contact your legal advisor. Under no
circumstances will TEAC Corporation be responsible
for the consequences of any illegal copying performed
using the recorder.
TIP
Useful hints when using the unit.
NOTE
Explanation of actions in special situation and
supplement.
CAUTION
Instructions that should be followed to avoid injury,
damage to the unit or other equipment, and loss of data.
Precautions for placement and
use
•• The operating temperature should be between 5°C and
40°C (41°F and 104°F).
•• Do not install in the following types of places. Doing
so could degrade the sound quality and/or cause
malfunctions.
•• Places with significant vibrations or that are
otherwise unstable
•• Near windows or other places exposed to direct
sunlight
•• Near heaters or other extremely hot places
•• Extremely cold places
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•• Places with bad ventilation or high humidity
•• Very dusty locations
•• Make sure that the unit is mounted in a level position
for correct operation.
•• Do not place any object on the unit for heat dissipation.
•• Avoid installing this unit on top of any heat-generating
electrical device such as a power amplifier.
••
••
Connecting the power
•• Hold the power cord by the plug when connecting or
disconnecting it.
•• Insert the included power cord into the AC IN
connector completely.
Cleaning the unit
••
••
clean CDs as they could damage the delicate playing
surface. It may cause CDs to become unplayable.
Do not affix any labels or stickers to the label side of
the disc and do not use any protective coating spray.
Do not insert discs that have adhesive remaining from
tape or stickers that have been removed. If they are
inserted into the player, they could stick to the internal
mechanism, requiring removal by a technician.
Never use a commercially available CD stabilizer. Using
stabilizers with this player will damage the mechanism
and cause it to malfunction.
Do not use cracked discs.
Only use circular compact discs. Avoid using noncircular promotional, etc. discs.
To clean the unit, wipe it gently with a soft dry cloth. Do
not wipe with chemical cleaning cloths, benzene, paint
thinner, ethyl alcohol or other chemical agents to clean
the unit as they could damage the surface.
•• Music discs with copy control, a copy-protection
system, have been released from several record
companies in an attempt to protect the copyright.
Since some of these discs do not comply with the CD
specifications, they may not be playable on the unit.
Beware of condensation
Handling of MDs
If the unit is moved from a cold to a warm place, or
used immediately after a cold room has been heated or
otherwise exposed to a sudden temperature change,
condensation could occur. Should this happen, leave the
unit for one or two hours before turning the unit on.
The MD itself is mounted inside a cartridge. Soiling or
warping of the cartridge could cause malfunction.
To ensure continued enjoyment of the contents of an MD,
please observe the following precautions.
•• After use, always return an MD to its case.
•• Do not open the shutter and touch the disc inside.
Moreover, forcing the shutter open could break the
MD.
•• Keep discs out of direct sunlight and places of high
heat and humidity.
•• Wipe dirt and grime from the cartridge surface with a
dry cloth.
•• When applying labels to an MD, apply them correctly
to the indicated locations. Loose or raised labels could
cause an MD to become stuck in the unit.
•• Do not layer labels on top of other labels.
About compact discs
In addition to audio CDs (CD-DA), the unit can play CD-R
and CD-RW discs on which audio CD, MP3, or WAV format
files are recorded. The CD player can also play 3-inch CDs.
Handling of compact discs
•• Always place the compact discs in the trays with their
label facing upward.
•• To remove a disc from its case, press down on the
center of the disc holder, then lift the disc out, holding
it carefully by the edges.
•• Avoid getting fingerprints on the signal side (the nonlabel side). Grime and dust may cause skipping or
malfunction.
•• To clean the signal side of a disc, wipe gently with a soft
dry cloth from the center towards the outside edge.
Dirt on discs can lower the sound quality, so clean
them and always store them in a clean state.
•• Do not use any record spray, anti-static solutions,
benzene, paint thinner or other chemical agents to
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Cartridge
Shutter
1 – Introduction
About the User Table of Contents
(U-TOC)
Recorded tracks on a recordable MD can be edited.
Information about recorded tracks, including their
starting and ending addresses and titles, is recorded in
something called the User Table of Contents (U-TOC). This
is overwritten when the disc is edited.
U-TO C
Music data
Track order, start/end time of
each track, and other data are
recorded.
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2 – Remote Control Unit
Preparation of Remote Control
Unit
Inserting batteries
1 Open the cover on the back of the remote control.
2 Insert two AA batteries with the correct ±
orientations.
Precautions about using the remote
control
•• When using other devices controlled by infrared rays,
use of this remote control might operate these devices
by mistake.
•• Use the remote control within the following range.
Remote sensor
15˚ 15˚
Operation distance
Directly in front: Within 7 meters
15˚ left or right: Within 7 meters
3 Close the cover.
NOTE
The batteries are not supplied for Taiwan.
When to replace the batteries
Replace both batteries with new ones when the range
of the remote control becomes short or if the buttons
become unresponsive.
Precautions about using batteries
Misuse of batteries could cause them to leak, rupture or
otherwise be damaged. Please read and abide by the
precautions on the battery labels when using them. See
page 5 of this manual for additional precautions.
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3 – Connections
Before connecting the MD-CD1MKIII to other units,
please read their operation manuals thoroughly to ensure
proper connection. Connect the power cord only after all
connections have been made.
Audio equipment
ªª Connecting analog audio equipment
Connect analog stereo amplifiers, mixers and recorders
to the analog line inputs and outputs. There are input
terminals for the MD deck recording source and terminals
for both the CD and MD outputs, as well as a COMMON
output for the output signals of the CD deck, the MD
deck, or both. Selection of either deck’s output signals can
be performed on the SYSTEM sub-menu of the CD menu
under the “COMMON?” option.
ªª Connecting digital audio equipment
Digital stereo amplifiers, mixers and recorders can be
connected through the digital input/output terminals
(optical or coaxial).
NOTE
The MD-CD1MKIII features a sampling rate converter,
which enables you to digitally record signals not only at
a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz (a sampling rate for MD), but
also at sampling rates of 32 kHz or 48 kHz.
Power source
This unit has been designed to operate on the specified
power voltage only. Do not plug the power cord into
outlets of any other voltage.
NOTE
•• You can use this unit in a system configured with
balanced analog input/output only by attaching a
separately sold balanced analog input/output board
(TASCAM LA-MC1).
•• Connection cables are not supplied with this unit.
•• Do not bundle the line level sound signal cables with
the power or speaker cords as noise or diminished
sound quality could result.
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4 – Names and Functions of Parts
Front panel
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Shared features
1
Power switch
Press to turn the power on and off.
CAUTION
Before turning the power on, minimize the volume of
other equipment that is connected to this unit. Failure to
do so might cause sudden loud noises, which could harm
your hearing or result in other trouble.
2 Remote signal sensor
Receives signals from the supplied wireless remote
control (TASCAM RC-MC1). When using the remote
control, point the tip at this sensor.
3
NO button
Used to cancel menu operations during menu mode.
During title input mode, it is used to delete character
inputs
4
MULTI JOG dial/ENTER button
Functions as the MULTI JOG dial when rotated, and as
the ENTER button when pushed
MULTI JOG dial functions
Normal mode: selection of MD disc groups (when
MD indicator is lit and group playback mode is ON) or
selection of data CD directories (when CD indicator is
lit)
Program mode: selection of recorded tracks
Menu mode: selection of menu options and their
settings
MD Edit mode: selection of editing points
Title input mode: character input selection
In any mode other than those listed above, the dial
performs the display master deck’s Track Skip function.
ENTER button functions
Program mode: confirmation of selected tracks
Menu mode: confirmation of menu options and
confirmation of settings and editing on the menu
(works the same as the YES button)
Title input mode: confirmation of selected characters
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Yes button
Menu mode: confirmation of menu options and
confirmation of settings and editing on the menu
Title input mode: inserts characters
6
CONT PLAY switch
When ON, the CD and MD decks play successively. The
deck currently in playback automatically becomes the
display master.
7
PHONES source selection switch
During headphone monitoring, CD, COMMON or
MD can be selected as the source. When COMMON
is selected, the current output (either CD or MD) can
be monitored. When both decks output a signal, the
monitored source depends on the “COMMON?” option
setting on the SYSTEM menu.
8
PHONES level control
Adjusts the headphone output level.
9
PHONES jack
This is a standard stereo jack for stereo headphone
connection. When using headphones with a stereo
mini plug, an adaptor is required.
0
TIME button
Pressing this button changes the time mode on the
display. Refer to “Time display switching” on page 32.
Even when the power is turned off, the time mode is
retained.
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Display button
Used to select input character type during Title Input
mode. Refer to “Title input” on page 44.
The type of character selected is indicated by the
display.
Lower case letters/code: no indication
Capital letters/code: CAPS
Japanese:
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Display
CD and MD data, deck operation mode, menus and
other information are shown on the display. For
details, refer to “Display” on page 17.
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CD Operation
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KEY button / Indicator
When this button is pressed, the Indicator light goes
on and the Key Change function is turned on, allowing
you to change the musical key of Compact Disc
playback.
Refer to “Changing the key of playback” on page 32.
Even when the power is turned off, the key change
setting is retained.
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CD Tray
Compact Discs are placed here for loading.
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Ô/Â button
In normal mode, this button is used to skip back a
track or for review playback (search).
When playback is stopped, if this button is pressed
once, the previous track is selected; if it is pressed
continuously, the tracks are skipped backward at high
speed.
During playback, if this button is pressed once, the
beginning of the current track is cued, and playback
restarts; if it is pressed continuously, review playback
(search) is performed.
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¯/ button
In normal mode, this button is used to skip forward a
track or for cue playback (search).
When playback is stopped, if this button is pressed
once, the next track is selected; if it is pressed
continuously, the tracks are skipped forward at high
speed.
During playback, if this button is pressed once, the
beginning of the next track is cued, and playback
begins; if it is pressed continuously, cue playback
(search) is performed.
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CD button/indicator
When this button is pressed, the indicator goes on,
CD becomes the display master, and CD deck and disc
information (such as settings and time) are shown on
the display.
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Even when the power is turned off, the display master
setting is retained.
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CD MENU button
This turns the CD Menu mode on or off. In CD Menu
mode, the CD indicator light flashes, CD menu options
are indicated on the display, and settings can be
performed.
NOTE
•• If the CD MENU button is pressed when the display
master is MD, the MD indicator stays lit, while the CD
indicator flashes.
•• If the CD MENU button is pressed when the display
master is CD (CD indicator ON), the CD indicator will
begin flashing.
o PITCH Control/Indicator
Push this control to turn the pitch control function on
or off. When it is on, the indicator lights up, and pitch
can be adjusted between –50% and +16% by turning
the control. Even when the power is turned off, the
pitch control ON/OFF setting is retained.
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STOP (ª) button
During CD playback, press this button to stop
playback. When this button is pressed during
dubbing operation, both the MD and CD decks stop
simultaneously.
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PLAY (Á) button
Press this button to start CD playback when the CD
deck is in stop or standby mode.
When this button is pressed during dubbing standby
mode, the CD deck starts playback, the MD deck starts
recording, and dubbing begins.
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READY (π) button
When this button is pressed during playback or while
stopped, the CD deck enters standby mode.
d OPEN/CLOSE (ø) button
Press this button to open or close the CD tray.
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MD Operation
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MD MENU button
This turns the MD Menu mode on or off. In MD Menu
mode, the MD indicator flashes, MD Menu options
are indicated on the display, and settings can be
performed.
NOTE
•• If the MD MENU button is pressed when the display
master is CD, the CD indicator stays lit, while the MD
indicator flashes.
•• If the MD MENU button is pressed when the display
master is MD (MD indicator ON), the MD indicator will
begin flashing.
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MD button/indicator
When this button is pressed, the indicator goes on,
MD becomes the display master, and MD deck and
disc information (such as settings and time) are shown
on the display. Even when the power is turned off, the
display master setting is retained.
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Ô/Â button
In normal mode, this button is used to skip back a
track or for review playback (search).
When playback is stopped, if this button is pressed
once, the previous track is selected; if it is pressed
continuously, the tracks are skipped backward at high
speed.
During playback, if this button is pressed once, the
beginning of the current track is cued, and playback
restarts; if it is pressed continuously, review playback
(search) is performed.
During Title Input mode, this button is used to move
the cursor to the left.
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¯/ button
In normal mode, this button is used to skip forward a
track or for cue playback (search).
When playback is stopped, if this button is pressed
once, the next track is selected; if it is pressed
continuously, the tracks are skipped forward at high
speed.
During playback, if this button is pressed once, the
beginning of the next track is cued, and playback
begins; if it is pressed continuously, cue playback
(search) is performed.
During Title Input mode, this button is used to move
the cursor to the right.
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MD slot
Insert a MiniDisc here for playback or recording. With
the label side up, insert in the direction of the arrow.
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DUBBING button
This is used when dubbing from CD to MD. For details,
see “Dubbing from CD to MD” on page 35.
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INPUT SEL button
Select a recording source for the MD deck. The source
changes in the following order each time the key is
pressed:
ANALOG œ OPTICAL œ COAXIAL
During Dubbing mode, the CD output signal is
automatically selected as the source.
Even when the power is turned off, the input source
selection is retained.
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INPUT (L/R) controls
These controls are used to adjust the input level when
recording analog signals to MD. The left and right
channels may be independently controlled.
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EJECT (ø) button
Press this to eject the MD.
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STOP (ª) button
Press this button to stop MD playback or recording.
If this button is pressed during dubbing, the MD deck
and the CD player stop simultaneously.
During MD Editing mode, when this button is pressed,
the Editing mode is cancelled, and the deck returns to
Normal mode.
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PLAY (Á) button
Press this button to start playback when the MD deck
is in stop or standby mode.
When MD recording is in standby mode, pressing this
button starts MD recording.
When this button is pressed during dubbing standby
mode, the CD deck begins playback and the MD deck
begins recording, and dubbing begins.
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READY (π) button
When this button is pressed during MD playback or
while stopped, the MD deck enters standby mode.
When this button is pressed during MD recording, the
MD deck enters recording standby mode.
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RECORD (–) button
When this button is pressed and there is no MiniDisc
in the mechanism, the input signal can be monitored.
If a recordable MiniDisc is inserted into the mechanism
while it is stopped, when this button is pressed, the
MD deck enters recording standby mode, and the
input signal can be monitored.
When this button is pressed during recording, a track
mark is entered at that point and a new track is started.
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KEYBOARD connector
An IBM PC/AT compatible keyboard with PS/2 interface
can be connected to this terminal to enable certain
operations of the MD-CD1MKIII with the keyboard.
The key arrangement of a keyboard is divided into two
types: US and JP. The setting of this unit needs to be
configured. Check the specified keyboard type in the
menu settings. (See “Keyboard type setting” on page
46.)
4 – Names and Functions of Parts
Display
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This display shows various types of operation information,
including CD and MD disc information, deck operation
modes, and menu status. Disc and deck information for
either CD and MD are shown by pressing either the CD
button or the MD button, and the deck selected becomes
the display master. Also, the CD MENU button or the MD
MENU button can be pressed to call up the CD Menu or
the MD Menu.
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TOC
When the most recent TOC (Table of Contents) data
has not been recorded, this lights up red.
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Track number display
During playback or selection, the track number is
displayed.
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MP3
This indicator is lit when a data CD is in the CD deck.
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MD recording mode display (LP2, LP4, MONO)
This indicates the recording mode of the MD. If the
disc was recorded in Normal mode, it does not light
up.
During MD playback, the recording mode of the MD is
displayed.
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Counter display
Depending on the time display mode, TOTAL or
REMAIN is lit. Counter display indication is in minutes
(three digits) and seconds (two digits).
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KEY
This lights when the CD deck’s Key Change function is
on.
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PITCH
This lights when the CD deck’s Pitch Control function
is on.
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A. CUE
This lights when the display master deck’s Auto Cue
function is on.
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A. READY
This lights when the display master deck’s Auto Ready
function is on.
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It flashes during recording, in recording standby mode,
or when the Auto Track function is set to Time.
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Meter
This displays the playback level of either the CD or MD
deck, as well as the recording level of the MD deck.
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A-B
This lights when the display master deck’s A-B Repeat
function is on.
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REPEAT
This lights when the display master deck’s Repeat
function is on.
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SYNC
This lights during SYNC recording mode.
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REC
This lights when the MD deck is recording, or in
recording standby mode.
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OPTICAL
This lights when the MD input source is set to digital
(OPTICAL).
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COAXIAL
This lights when the MD input source is set to digital
(COAXIAL).
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ANALOG
This lights when the MD input source is set to analog.
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SINGLE
This lights when the display master deck is in single
playback mode.
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RANDOM
This lights when the display master deck is in random
playback mode.
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PROGRAM
This lights when the display master deck is in program
playback mode.
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Á
This lights when the display master deck is in playback
or recording mode. Also, when the Auto Cue function
is on, it flashes during Auto Cue point search.
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A. TRACK
This lights when the display master deck’s Auto Track
function is on.
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4 – Names and Functions of Parts
Pπ
This lights when the display master deck is in recording
standby or playback standby mode.
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DISC, GROUP, TRACK display
DISC lights up when the display master deck has a
disc loaded and is stopped.
GROUP lights up when the display master is the CD
deck and the Directory playback mode is on, or when
the display master is the MD deck and the group
playback mode is on.
TRACK is indicated during playback or playback
standby.
D
This lights when the Timer Play function is on.
It flashes if a disc is not loaded when the Timer Play
function is on.
F
CAPS,
These light during title input to indicate either CAPS or
Japanese character mode. In lower case letter mode,
there is no indication.
G
EOM
This lights when the remaining track/disc time is less
than the EOM set value.
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Character display
Disc information, track information, menu, message
and operation status are displayed.
Rear Panel
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DIGITAL INPUT MD (coaxial) Terminal
This is the digital input terminal (coaxial) for the MD
deck.
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DIGITAL OUTPUTS – MD – CD (coaxial) Terminals
These are the digital output terminals (coaxial). The
playback signals from the MD deck and the CD deck
are output through their respective digital output
terminals.
K
ANALOG INPUT MD (UNBALANCED) Terminals
The analog line input terminals for the MD deck are for
RCA pin jacks. Rated input level is –10 dBV.
L
ANALOG OUTPUTS – MD – COMMON – CD
(UNBALANCED) Terminals
The analog line output terminals are for RCA pin jacks.
Rated output level is –10 dBV.
MD: Outputs the MD deck signal. During playback, the
playback signal is output; during input monitoring, the
source signal is output.
COMMON: Outputs CD and MD signals. During
playback of both decks, the output signal depends on
the COMMON? option setting on the SYSTEM menu.
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CD: Outputs the CD deck signal.
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DIGITAL INPUT MD (optical) Termainal
This is the digital (optical) input terminal for the MD
deck.
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DIGITAL OUTPUTS – MD – CD (optical) Terminals
These are the digital output terminals (optical). The
playback signals from the MD deck and the CD deck
are output through their respective digital output
terminals.
X
CONTROL I/O (RS-232C) Connector
RS-232C compatible serial control from an external
computer can be performed.
4 – Names and Functions of Parts
Remote Control Unit
Random playback: RANDOM lights up
For the modes apart from continuous playback,
refer to “Single-track playback” on page 30, “Program
playback” on page 30 and “Random playback” on page
31.
Even when the power is turned off, the playback mode
setting is retained.
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ªª Shared operation buttons
CD/MD selector 1 is used to select CD or MD deck
operation, while buttons 2 and beyond are shared
operation buttons. 3 and subsequent buttons control
the deck selected usign CD/MD selector 1 as the
“remote control master”.
1
CD/MD selector
Selects the remote control master. Refer to “Display
master and remote master settings” on page 27.
2 Number buttons (0 – 9)
These are used to select track numbers and for time
search. During MD Title Input mode, they can be
used to input letters, codes, numbers and Japanese
characters. Characters that can be input are indicated
above the buttons.
NOTE
•• Track number selection and time search can only be
performed for the display master deck. These functions
cannot be operated for the deck selected as the remote
control master.
•• While these buttons can also be used for character
input during title input operation, in this manual they
are referred to as “Number buttons.”
3
P. MODE button
This selects the playback mode. During selection,
the playback mode is indicated on the display in the
following manner.
Continuous playback (in disc order): no indication
Single playback: SINGLE lights up
Program playback: PROGRAM lights up
4
INS button
During MD Title Input mode, this button inserts a
space at the cursor position.
5
DEL/CLR button
During track number input, the track number is
cleared when this button is pressed.
During program input, the selected program number
track is deleted.
During title input, the character at the cursor position
is deleted.
6
NO button
This operates the same way as the NO button on the
unit.
7
ENT/YES button
This operates the same way as the YES and ENTER
buttons on the unit.
8
REPEAT button
This turns the Repeat Mode on and off. When it is on,
REPEAT lights up in the display. Refer to “Repeat
playback” on page 29. Even when the power is turned
off, the Repeat Mode setting is retained.
9
A-B REPEAT key
This turns the A-B Repeat Mode on and off, and is used
to set the section for repeat playback. Refer to “A to B
repeat playback” on page 29.
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AUTO CUE button
This turns the Auto Cue Mode on and off. When it is
on, A.CUE lights up in the display. Refer to “Auto cue”
on page 28. Even when the power is turned off, the
Auto Cue Mode setting is retained.
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AUTO READY button
This turns the Auto Ready Mode on and off. When it is
on, A.READY lights up in the display. Refer to “Auto
ready (of a specified track)” on page 28. Even when the
power is turned off, the Auto Ready Mode setting is
retained.
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DIR/GROUP button
When this button is pressed during stop, it turns on or
off the data CD directory playback mode (when the CD
deck is the remote control master) or the MD group
playback mode (when the MD deck is the remote
control master). Refer to “MP3 and WAV file directory
playback” on page 33, and “MD group playback” on
page 34.
e TIME button
This operates in the same way as the TIME button on
the unit.
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4 – Names and Functions of Parts
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DISPLAY button
When pressed during stop mode, the current disc title
is displayed.
When pressed during playback or playback standby
mode, the current track title is displayed. Also, if the
CD/MD Selector is set to the side which is not the
current display master, pressing the DISPLAY button
will change the current display master setting.
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MENU buton
This button is used to turn on and off the Menu of the
current remote control master deck.
It operates in the same way as the CD MENU and MD
MENU buttons on the unit.
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MENU +/– button
During Menu Mode, this button is used to select menu
options and make settings. It operates in the same
way as the MULTI JOG dial on the unit. However, you
cannot select a track.
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FADER button
When pressed during CD playback standby, the sound
will fade in when playback resumes. When pressed
during CD playback, the sound will fade out.
When pressed during MD recording standby, the
sound will fade in when recording begins. When
pressed during MD recording, the recorded sound will
fade out.
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DUBBING button
This operates in the same way as the DUBBING button
on the unit. Refer to “Dubbing from CD to MD” on page
35.
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PITCH button
This operates in the same way as pressing the PITCH
button/dial on the CD operation section of the unit,
and is used to turn the pitch control on and off. Refer
to “Pitch control” on page 30. Even when the power is
turned off, the pitch control on/off setting is retained.
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PITCH +/– button
This operates in the same way as when rotating the
PITCH button/dial on the CD operation section of the
unit. When pitch control is on, the pitch value can be
set. Refer to “Pitch control” on page 30. Even when the
power is turned off, the pitch setting is retained.
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CD Operation Section
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SEARCH Ô button
During playback or playback standby, press this button
continuously for review playback (search).
When a data CD is in the deck during stop mode, if
this button is pressed, the directory can be chosen
(backward direction).
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SEARCH  button
During playback or playback standby, press this button
continuously for cue playback (search).
When a data CD is in the deck during stop mode, if this
button is pressed, the directory can be chosen (forward
direction).
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KEY button
This turns the Key Change function on and off. When it
is on, the musical key of CD playback can be changed.
Key change settings can be performed from the CD
menu. Refer to “Changing the key of playback” on page
32. Even when the power is turned off, the key change
settings are retained.
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SKIP Â button
During normal playback, use this button to skip
through tracks in the reverse direction for selection.
During stop mode, press this button to skip through
tracks backwards, or press it continuously to skip at
high speed. During playback, press this button to skip
back to the start of the track in play.
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SKIP ¯ button
During normal playback, use this button to skip
through tracks in the forward direction for selection.
During stop mode, press this button to skip through
tracks forwards, or press it continuously to skip at high
speed. During playback, press this button to skip to
the start of the next track.
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STOP (ª) button
Operation is the same as with the STOP button on the
CD operation section of the unit.
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PLAY (Á) button
Operation is the same as with the PLAY button on the
CD operation section of the unit.
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READY (π) button
Operation is the same as with the READY button on
the CD operation section of the unit.
4 – Names and Functions of Parts
MD Operation Section
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EDIT button
During normal operation, Menu mode and Title Input
mode, press this button to enter MD Edit mode. Refer
to “MiniDisc editing” on page 40.
When this button is pressed during MD Edit mode, the
unit returns to normal operation mode.
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TITLE button
During normal operation, Menu mode and MD Edit
mode, press this button to enter Title Input mode.
Refer to “Title input” on page 44.
When this button is pressed during Title Input mode,
the unit returns to normal operation mode.
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CHARA button
During Title Input mode, press this button to switch
between types of input characters. Refer to “Title
input” on page 44.
The type of character selected is indicated by the
display.
Lower case letters/code: no indication
Capital letters/code: CAPS
Japanese:
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SYNC button
This button is used to turn SYNC recording on or
off. When on, recording is automatically started and
stopped depending upon the input signal level. Refer
to “Sync recording” on page 39.
When on, the SYNC indicator in the display lights up.
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GROUP SEARCH/SEARCHÔ button
During playback or playback standby, press this button
continuously for review playback (search).
When Group mode is on during stop mode, if this
button is pressed, groups can be chosen (backward
direction).
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RECORD (–) button
Operation is the same as with the RECORD button on
the MD operation section of the unit.
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SKIP Â button
During normal playback, use this button to skip
through tracks in the reverse direction for selection.
During stop mode, press this button to skip through
tracks backwards, or press it continuously to skip at
high speed. During playback, press this button to skip
back to the start of the track in play.
During title input mode, press this button to move the
cursor in the left direction.
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SKIP ¯ button
During normal playback, use this button to skip
through tracks in the forward direction for selection.
During stop mode, press this button to skip through
tracks forwards, or press it continuously to skip at high
speed. During playback, press this button to skip to
the start of the next track.
During title input mode, press this button to move the
cursor in the right direction.
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STOP (ª) button
Operation is the same as with the STOP button on the
MD operation section of the unit.
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PLAY (Á) button
Operation is the same as with the PLAY button on the
MD operation section of the unit.
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READY (π) button
Operation is the same as with the READY button on
the MD operation section of the unit.
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GROUP SEARCH/SEARCH  button
During playback or playback standby, press this button
continuously for cue playback (search).
When Group mode is on during stop mode, if this
button is pressed, groups can be chosen (forward
direction).
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AUTO TRACK button
During MD recording, this is used to set the Auto Track
function. OFF, –**dB or Time can be selected. Refer
to “Update (Move up) a track number” on page 37.
Even when the power is turned off, the settings are
retained.
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INPUT SEL button
Operation is the same as with the INPUT SELECT
button on the unit, and is used to choose the MD input
source. This button always functions, regardless of the
remote control master setting. Refer to “Input source
selection” on page 36.
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5 – Display Master and Remote Control Master
The MD-CD1MKIII is equipped with a CD deck and an MD
deck. Since the display and remote control buttons can be
used by either deck, this function determines which deck
is represented by their operation.
In this manual, the deck represented by the information in
the display is referred to as the “display master,” while the
deck being operated by the shared buttons on the remote
control unit is referred to as the “remote control master.”
Selecting the display master
The display master can be selected using the CD or MD
buttons. The CD or MD indicator lights up to show the
selection.
CD button
Selecting the remote control
master
On the upper part of the remote control, there is a CD/
MD selector used to select the remote control master.
The shared buttons on the upper portion of the remote
control unit operate for the deck selected as the remote
control master.
CD indicator
MD button
MD indicator
To switch the display master using the remote control, set
the CD/MD selector to the desired position, then press
the DISPLAY button.
DISPLAY button
CD/MD selector
CD/MD selector
NOTE
When using the shared buttons on the remote control
unit for operation, if the remote control master deck and
the display master deck are not the same, the results of
the operation will not be indicated on the display. To
confirm operation results, the remote control master deck
and the display master deck must be the same.
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6 – Menu Operation
The various settings and editing operations possible with the MD-CD1MKIII are performed through menu options shown
on the display. Among the many menu setting options, some may be made directly using the buttons on the remote
control.
Menu configuration
There are menus for both CD and MD operation. Below each menu are sub-menus, and in each submenu there are menu
options. The menus are configured as shown below.
CD Menu
Menu option
Function
CD PLAY sub-menu (options for CD playback)
PLAY MODE
Playback mode settings
REPEAT
Repeat mode settings
A_CUE LEVEL
Auto Cue level setting
A_CUE
Auto Cue on/off
A_READY
Auto Ready on/off
PITCH STEP
Pitch control variable pitch setting
EOM TRK
Track EOM mode and operation time
EOM DISC
Disc EOM mode and operation time
TIMER PLAY
Timer play on/off
KEY LEVEL
Key control level setting
DIR MODE
Data CD directory playback mode on/off
Manual reference
Page
“Playback modes”
“Repeat playback”
“Auto cue”
“Auto cue”
“Auto ready (of a specified track)”
“Pitch control”
“End of disc/track warning”
“End of disc/track warning”
“Timer playback”
“Changing the key of playback”
“MP3 and WAV file directory
playback”
“Setting MP3 ACTION”
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CD VOL FUNC sub-menu (CD volume function options)
PLAY VOLUME Output level setting
FADE IN
Fade-in operation time setting
FADE OUT
Fade-out operation time setting
FADE MODE
Setting operation mode after fade-out end
“Output volume”
“Fade-in and fade-out”
“Fade-in and fade-out”
“Fade-in and fade-out”
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SERIAL sub-menu (RS-232C data communication options)
BAUD RATE
data transmission speed setting
LENGTH
data word length setting
PARITY
data parity bit setting
STOP BIT
data stop bit setting
“Data settings/service data”
“Data settings/service data”
“Data settings/service data”
“Data settings/service data”
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SYSTEM sub-menu (options for the unit)
KEYBOARD
setting for keyboard type
COMMON
CD/MD priority for COMMON output
CD P_TIME
Confirming total CD playing time
MD P_TIME
Confirming total MD playing time
MD R_TIME
Confirming total MD recording time
IR REMOTE
Disabling/Enabling remote control (RC-MC1) operation
PANEL LOCK
Disabling/Enabling panel operation
F_PRESET
Resetting all data to initial default settings
“Keyboard type setting”
“Basic playback operation”
“Data settings/service data”
“Data settings/service data”
“Data settings/service data”
“Operation basics”
"Locking the panel operations"
“Viewing service data”
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CLEAR PROG
Erase a CD or MD program
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MP3 ACTION
Setting the error handling during MP3 file playback
Deleting a program
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6 – Menu Operation
MD Menu
Menu option
Function
MD PLAY sub-menu (options for MD playback)
PLAY MODE
Playback mode settings
REPEAT
Repeat mode settings
A_CUE LEVEL
Auto Cue level setting
A_CUE
Auto Cue on/off
A_READY
Auto Ready on/off
EOM TRK
Track EOM mode and operation time
EOM DISC
Disc EOM mode and operation time
TIMER PLAY
Timer play on/off
GRP MODE
Group playback mode on/off
Manual reference
Page
“Playback modes”
“Repeat playback”
“Auto cue”
“Auto cue”
“Auto ready (of a specified track)”
“End of disc/track warning”
“End of disc/track warning”
“Timer playback”
“MD group playback”
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“Basic recording”
“Fade-in and fade-out recording”
“Fade-in and fade-out recording”
“Fade-in and fade-out recording”
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“Basic recording”
“Basic recording”
“Sync recording”
“Sync recording”
“Update (Move up) a track number”
“Update (Move up) a track number”
“Update (Move up) a track number”
“Prerecording (Time Machine
recording)”
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“Divide tracks (DIVIDE)”
“Combine tracks (COMBINE)”
“Move tracks (MOVE)”
“Creating a group”
“Deleting a group”
“Erase disc (ERASE DISC)”
“Erase track (ERASE TRK)”
"Erase multiple tracks at onece
(ERASE MULTI)
“MiniDisc editing”
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TITLE sub-menu (options for MD title editing functions)
TITLE INPUT
Input of track or disc title
TITLE GRP
Input of a group title
“Title input”
“Group title input”
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CLEAR PROG
Erase a CD or MD program
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MD VOL FUNC sub-menu (MD volume function options)
REC VOLUME
Input level setting
FADE IN
Fade-in operation time setting
FADE OUT
Fade-out operation time setting
FADE MODE
Setting operation mode after fade-out end
REC sub-menu (options for MD recording status)
REC MODE
Recording mode setting
REC SPEED
Dubbing speed setting
SYNC LEVEL
Operation level setting of Sync recording
SYNC
Sync recording mode on/off
A_TRK TIME
Operation time setting of Auto track
A_TRK LEVEL
Auto track operation level setting
A_TRK
Auto track mode setting
PRE REC
Pre recording time setting
EDIT sub-menu (options for MD editing functions)
DIVIDE
Dividing tracks
COMBINE
Combining tracks
MOVE
Moving tracks
GRP CREATE
Creating groups
GRP CANCEL
Eliminating a group
ERASE DISC
Erasing disc content
ERASE TRK
Erasing a track
ERASE MULTI
Erasing multiple tracks at once
UNDO
Undoing an editing operation
Deleting a program
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6 – Menu Operation
Operation basics
1 Select CD Menu or MD Menu.
Front panel operation:
Press the CD MENU button or the MD MENU button
to call up the desired menu.
Remote control operation:
Press the MENU button and either the CD Menu
or the MD Menu is called up, depending upon the
position of the CD/MD selector.
The sub-menu screen appears.
CD PLAY?
NOTE
•• In Menu mode, the CD or MD indicators flashes to
indicate which menu is called up.
•• When a menu is chosen for a deck that is not the
display master, the display master indicator will remain
lit, while the indicator for the menu mode deck will
begin flashing. If the menu for the display master deck
is selected, its indicator will begin flashing.
2 Select the desired sub-menu.
Front panel operation:
Use the MULTI JOG dial to select, then press the
MULTI JOG dial or the YES button.
Remote control operation:
Use the MENU –/+ button to select, then press the
ENT/YES button.
The screen for the selected menu option will be
displayed.
4 Settings
Front panel operation:
Use the MULTI JOG dial to select, then press the
dial.
Remote control operation:
Use the MENU –/+ button to select, then press the
ENT/YES button.
NOTE
•• Some menu options exist for confirmation purposes
only, and setting cannot be performed.
•• For MD Editing Menu operation, refer to “MiniDisc
editing” on page 40.
•• For Title Menu operation, refer to “Title input” on page
44.
5 How to exit Menu mode after setting (or
confirmation), during menu option display.
Front panel operation:
Press the CD MENU or MD MENU button
corresponding to the current Menu mode.
Remote control operation:
Press the MENU button.
The CD or MD indicator will stop flashing.
NOTE
The IR REMOTE? option on the SYSTEM sub-menu of
the CD menu enables you to set the unit so that it will not
respond to remote control button operations (excluding
certain buttons). Set the option to Enable so that the
unit will respond to all remote control button operations.
PLAY MODE?
NOTE
To return to the sub-menu selection screen from a menu
option selection screen, press the NO button on either
the front panel or the remote control unit.
3 Select the desired menu option.
Front panel operation:
Use the MULTI JOG dial to select, then press the
dial.
Remote control operation:
Use the MENU –/+ button to select, then press the
ENT/YES button.
The setting screen will be displayed.
Mode>Cont
NOTE
To return to the menu option selection screen, press the
NO button on either the front panel or the remote control
unit. However, if the NO button is pressed for an EDIT
menu option, you will exit the Menu mode.
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7 – CD and MD Playback
The MD-CD1MKIII can play both CDs and MDs. Basic
playback and the operation of most playback functions
are virtually identical for the CD and MD decks. This
section will explain the shared playback functions first,
followed by playback functions for CD only, data CD
directory playback, and MD group playback.
Discs for playback
The CD and MD decks in the MD-CD1MKIII can play back
the types of discs listed below.
CD deck
Ordinary audio CDs available commercially (recorded in
CD-DA format)
CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded in CD-DA format, and
properly finalized
MP3 files recorded in ISO9660 format on CD-R and CD-RW
discs, and properly finalized.
MD deck
Audio MiniDiscs recorded in standard, LP2, LP4 and mono
modes.
Playback modes
There are four different playback modes for both the CD
deck and the MD deck. The mode selected is indicated on
the display.
Normal playback (continuous) mode: no indication
Single playback mode: SINGLE is lit
Program playback mode: PROGRAM red light is lit
Random playback mode: RANDOM red light is lit
The playback mode can be selected using the P. MODE
button on the remote control. Pressing the button
changes the playback mode in the following order:
Normal playback œ Single œ Program œ Random
•• The playback mode appears on the display when
changed.
•• You can also select the playback mode using the PLAY
MODE? option in the PLAY sub-menu of the CD and
MD menus.
While the mode can be changed from any playback mode,
the explanation in this manual will assume the user is
starting from the normal playback (Continuous) mode.
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Basic playback operation
ªª CD:
1 Push the POWER switch to turn on the unit.
The display will indicate NO DISC.
2 Press the OPEN/CLOSE button, and the CD tray
opens.
3 Place the CD in the tray, label side up.
4 Press the OPEN/CLOSE button again, and the CD
tray closes.
After a disc is set, the total playing time and number of
tracks will be displayed.
NOTE
At step 4 abouve, instead of the OPEN/CLOSE button,
if the PLAY button is pressed, the CD tray will close and
playback will begin, and if the READY button is pressed,
the CD tray will close and the unit will enter playback
standby mode.
5 Press the PLAY button.
The Á indication will light up, and playback begins
from track 1. The number of the current track in play is
indicated on the display.
6 To pause playback, press the READY button. The
π indication will light up, and the unit will enter
playback standby mode. To resume playback, press
the PLAY button.
7 To play a desired track, press either the  or
¯ button on the front panel or on the remote
control. You can also use the number buttons on
the remote control. Refer to “Track selection” on
page 27.
8 To stop playback, press the STOP button.
9 To remove the disc, press the OPEN/CLOSE button.
ªª MD:
1 Push the POWER switch to turn on the unit.
The display will indicate NO DISC.
2 Insert the MiniDisc into the MD slot, in the direction
of the arrow, and with the label side up.
After a disc is inserted, the disc title (if there is one),
and the total playing time and number of tracks will
be displayed.
3 Press the PLAY button.
The Á indication will light up, and playback begins
from track 1. The number of the current track in play is
indicated on the display.
4 To pause playback, press the READY button. The
π indication will light up, and the unit will enter
playback standby mode. To resume playback, press
the PLAY button.
5 To play a desired track, press the  or ¯
button on the front panel or on the remote control.
7 – CD and MD Playback
You can also use the number buttons on the remote
control. Refer to “Track selection” on page 27.
6 To stop playback, press the STOP button.
7 To remove the MD, press the EJECT button.
About the monitor
Using headphones
Plug the headphone cord into the PHONES jack located
under the POWER switch. Use the source selection switch
to choose the desired source, and adjust the volume with
the volume control. If the source selection switch is set to
COMMON, both CD and MD sources can be monitored.
When both decks output a signal, the monitored source
depends on the COMMON? option setting on the SYSTEM
menu.
CAUTION
When using headphones, take care not to turn the volume
too high. Listening at high volumes for extended periods
of time may result in permanent hearing damage.
COMMON output
Signals are output from both the CD and MD decks
through the rear panel COMMON terminal and the
headphone terminal with the source switch set to
“COMMON”.
However, if both decks are outputting signals, priority
is given to signals from the deck (CD or MD) set in
COMMON? in the SYSTEM submenu of the CD menu.
Track selection
Using the skip function
Select desired tracks for playback with the skip buttons
(Â/¯) on the front panel or on the remote control.
After selecting the track, press the PLAY buttons to start
playback, or the READY buttons to cue the track and
enter playback standby mode.
To restart playback from the beginning of the track in
play, press the  button once. To skip to the previous
track, press  twice.
To skip to the next track, press ¯ once.
Selecting by track number
Using the number buttons on the remote control, the
number of the desired track can be entered directly.
Even numbers with two or three digits can be entered
easily. For example:
Track 9: press ‘9’ and 009 will be displayed.
Track 12: press ‘1’ and ‘2’ and 012 will be displayed.
Track 103: press ‘1’ and ‘0’ and ‘3’ and 103 will be displayed.
After input, press the PLAY button to start playback, or
the READY button to cue the track and enter playback
standby mode.
NOTE
A computer keyboard allows you to select a track number
more easily for the 10 tracks from the beginning of the
disc using the “direct track” function. (See “12 Using a
computer keyboard – Direct track operation” on page 47 )
NOTE
Priority is given to the deck set in COMMON? for the
COMMON output source.
Display master and remote
master settings
For simple playback operation, the front panel buttons
or the remote control buttons can be used. However, to
ensure that the deck and disc information is properly
shown on the display, the ‘display master’ setting must
be selected for the deck in use. Also, when performing
various playback operations by remote control, the
‘remote control master’ setting must be selected for the
deck in use. Refer to “Display master and remote control
master” on page 22.
To prevent operation errors, we recommend that the
display master and the remote control master be set for
the same deck.
Search
During playback or playback standby, this function
enables the search of a desired portion within a track for
playback.
•• Front panel operation: press the Â/¯ search
button continuously. Be sure to hold the button down;
if you quickly release it, the Skip function will operate.
•• Remote control operation: continuously press the
Ô/ search button.
NOTE
The Search function does not operate with data CDs.
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Time Search function
By specifying time from the start of a certain track, you
can start playback from a specified point of a specified
track.
Basic operation
1 During stop, playback or playback standby modes,
use the number buttons on the remote control to
input the three-digit track number (such as 002
for track 2), then the desired elapsed time (***min
**sec) from the start of that track.
Example: To specify 1 min 30 sec from the start of
track 2, input “002 001 30.”
NOTE
•• This function is not available in random playback mode,
program playback mode, or group playback mode.
•• For data CDs, time cannot be specified within a track.
However, if you input the three-digit track number,
playback will begin from the start of that track.
•• During input, the counter in the display will flash.
•• Regardless of the time display mode, the time from the
start of the specified track is displayed.
When the final digit is entered, the desired position is
automatically located. During stop or playback modes,
playback will begin from the desired point. During
playback standby mode, at the desired point the unit
will enter playback standby mode.
NOTE
If a point which does not exist is selected, setting
operation will be cancelled.
Operation variations
Even if the final second is not input, playback will begin
from the selected point after pressing the PLAY button.
Or, if you press the READY button, the unit will enter the
playback standby mode at the selected point.
Track search
This is explained in the “Specifying by track number” part
of “Track selection” on page 27.
After inputting the three-digit track number, press the
PLAY button to begin playback of that track, or the
READY button to cue the track and enter playback
standby mode.
Specifying to the minute
After inputting the three-digit track number and the
number of minutes after the start of the track, press
the PLAY button to begin playback of that track, or
the READY button to cue the track and enter playback
standby mode.
Example: To specify 1 min 00 sec from the start of track 2,
input “002 001.”
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NOTE
Following the above example, if “0021” is input, the same
position will be located.
Auto cue
When the auto cue function is turned on, when a track is
selected, the point where sound begins (not where the
track begins) on that track is located, and the unit enters
playback standby mode. Then, when the PLAY button is
pressed, playback begins at exactly that point.
Auto cue on/off and the sound start position detection
level can be set separately for CD and MD.
NOTE
•• Auto Cue functions only for MD tracks recorded in the
ST mode. For MD tracks recorded in MONO, LP2 or LP4
modes, the Auto Cue function will only cue to the very
beginning of the track.
•• During the stop mode, to cue to the start of sound on
track one, just press the READY button.
Turning the Auto Cue function on and off
Press the AUTO CUE button on the remote control to turn
this function of display master on and off.
You can also use the A_CUE? option on the PLAY submenu of the MD menu or CD menu to turn the Auto Cue
function on and off for each deck. (Default position: OFF)
When the Auto Cue function is on, A.CUE is lit on the
display.
Even when the power is turned off, the Auto Cue setting is
maintained.
Setting the sound start position detection level
Use the A_CUE LEVEL? option on the PLAY
submenu of the MD menu or CD menu to set the
sound start position detection level. Settings can be
made independently for each deck. The level can be set
between –72 dB and –24 dB in 6 dB increments.
NOTE
When the Auto Cue point is being searched, the Á arrow
flashes in the display, and audio output is muted.
Auto Ready
When the Auto Ready function is on, after each track is
played, playback standby mode is entered at the start of
the next track. Even when the Skip function is used to skip
tracks, playback standby mode is entered at the start of
the selected track.
NOTE
When the Auto Cue function is also on, playback standby
mode is entered at the start of the sound on the selected
track, and not the beginning of that track.
7 – CD and MD Playback
Turning the Auto Ready function on and off
Press the AUTO READY button on the remote control to
turn the function of display master on and off.
You can also use the A_READY? option on the PLAY
sub-menu of the MD menu or CD menu to turn the Auto
Ready function on and off for each deck. (Default position:
OFF)
When the Auto Ready function is on, A.READY is lit on
the display.
Even when the power is turned off, the Auto Ready setting
is maintained.
Continuous CD and MD playback
With this function, when one deck finishes, the other deck
begins play.
1 Turn on the CONT PLAY switch on the front panel.
2 Play a CD or MD.
When the disc finishes playback, the disc in the other
deck begins playing automatically.
When that disc finishes, the first disc is played again,
and the playback cycle continues.
NOTE
Repeat playback
Press the REPEAT button on the remote control to turn
on the Repeat mode. In this mode, all the tracks on the
disc are played continuously. During playback, if the
Repeat mode is turned on, playback continues as before,
and when the last track finishes, playback resumes from
the first track. If Repeat mode is turned on when the deck
is stopped, press the PLAY button to begin operation.
You can also use the REPEAT? option in the PLAY submenu of the MD and CD menus to turn the Repeat mode
on and off for each deck.
Combining the Repeat mode with the Program, Singletrack playback and Random playback functions will
enable Program Repeat, Single-track Repeat and Random
Repeat operations, respectively.
A to B repeat playback
If a specific portion between two points on the disc is
specified, that portion can be played back repeatedly.
1 During playback, press the A-B REPEAT button on
the remote control at the beginning of the desired
portion on the disc.
A- flashes on the display.
2 At the end of the desired portion on the disc, press
the A-B REPEAT button on the remote control
again.
REPEAT and A-B are lit up on the display, and the
desired A-B section will be played repeatedly.
To cancel A-B Repeat mode and resume normal
playback
Press the A-B REPEAT button once more.
When the STOP button is pressed, the specified A-B
section is cancelled.
•• During Continuous Play, the deck currently in playback
automatically becomes the display master.
•• When the Repeat Mode is turned on, Repeat playback
is performed instead of continuous playback. That is,
Repeat Mode has priority over the Continuous Play
function.
To cancel Continuous Play operation, press the
STOP button.
Timer Playback
By using an external timer, you can set the MD-CD1MKIII
to play the loaded disc automatically when the unit is
turned on by the timer.
1 First, plug the power cord of the MD-CD1MKIII into
the power outlet of the timer.
2 Load a CD or an MD into the unit.
3 Use the TIMER PLAY? option on the PLAY submenu of the MD or CD menu to turn the timer
function on for the desired deck.
When Timer Play has been turned on, the timer icon
lights up in the display.
4 Set the timer to the desired time. Consult the
timer’s operation manual for details.
At the set time, the power to the MD-CD1MKIII will be
turned on, and playback will automatically begin.
NOTE
Only one deck can be selected for timer playback. This
deck will become the display master during Timer Play
operation.
NOTE
•• A-B repeat playback does not function for two different
tracks of a CD.
•• A-B repeat playback does not function for data CDs.
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Pitch control (CD only)
Program playback
When playing back an audio CD, the pitch (or speed) of
the playback can be varied. Pitch can be varied –50% to
+16% for CD.
This function enables playback of selected tracks in any
desired order. Up to 99 tracks can be selected from a CD,
or up to 25 tracks from an MD, for Program playback.
Programs of up to 100 discs including CD and MD can be
retained.
1 During stop mode, press the P. MODE button on
the remote control until PROGRAM is indicated on
the display.
The program number and total program playing
time will be shown on the character display. The
highest program number among the currently
registered programs appears on the program
number display immediately after the mode is
changed.
NOTE
Pitch control does not function for data CDs.
Front panel operation
1 During stop, playback or playback standby mode,
press the PITCH control to turn the Pitch Control
function on.
2 Rotate the PITCH control knob to set the pitch.
NOTE
Use the PITCH STEP? option in the PLAY sub-menu of
the CD menu to adjust the pitch control steps from 0.1%
to 1.0% in 0.1% increments. (Default: 0.1%)
Remote control operation
1 During stop, playback or playback standby mode,
press the PITCH button to turn the Pitch Control
function on.
2 Use the PITCH –/+ button to set the pitch.
Pitch is adjusted in 0.1% increments.
NOTE
•• Pitch control only functions during normal playback.
During recording, pitch control does not function.
•• When turning the pitch control on and off during
playback, sound output is cut for a short instant.
Single-track playback
This function enables playback of just a single track.
During stop mode, press the P. MODE button on
the remote control, and SINGLE lights up in the
display.
Stops playback after playback of a track has finished.
NOTE
•• If the Repeat function is also on, the selected track will
be played repeatedly.
•• You can also use the PLAY MODE? option in the
PLAY sub-menu of the MD and CD menus to set the
Single track playback mode.
•• Even when the power is turned off, the Single-track
playback mode settings are retained.
0p
0m 0s
Program number
Total program playing time
NOTE
•• You can also use the PLAY MODE? option in the
PLAY sub-menu of the MD and CD menus to set the
Program Playback mode.
•• The total program playing time does not appear for
data CDs.
•• Before setting up a program, press the STOP (ª)
button to enter stopped status.
2 Use the number buttons on the remote control to
select each desired track for program playback,
then press the ENT/YES button.
The track number will be entered into the program.
NOTE
To set the program by front panel operation, use the
MULTI JOG dial to select the track number, then press the
dial to add the track to the program.
3 Repeat the above step 2 until the desired program
is completed.
As the program is being created, the program number
and total program playing time is revised on the
display.
To confirm program contents, press the skip buttons
during playback or playback standby.
NOTE
If the total program playing time exceeds 999 min 59 sec,
“- - - m - - s” is displayed.
4 When program setting is completed, press the
PLAY button to begin playback of the tracks in the
programmed order.
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Deleting a programmed track
Program limitations
1 During STOP mode, use the skip button to select
the track for deletion.
The track number will be shown in the display.
2 Press the DEL/CLR button.
•• With an MD, if the Group playback mode is on,
programs that include more than one group cannot be
created.
•• With data CDs, if the Directory playback mode is on,
programs that include more than one directory cannot
be created.
•• The same track may be repeated in a program.
•• When 99 CD tracks (or 25 MD tracks) are entered into a
program, if you attempt to add a track, PGM Full!
will be displayed, and no more tracks can be added.
NOTE
Right after STOP, if the DEL/CLR button is pressed, the
last track programmed will be deleted.
Adding a track to the program
1 During STOP mode, using the skip buttons, skip
to the programmed track before the position you
wish to add a track.
The track number should be shown on the display.
Example:
To add a new 3rd track (between 2nd and 3rd), display
the 3rd track (“3p”) of the program.
2 Use the number buttons to input the track number
of the track to be added.
3 Press the ENT/YES button on the remote control.
NOTE
•• Right after STOP, if the number of the track to be
added is input, and the ENT/YES button on the remote
control is pressed, the track will be added to the end of
the program.
•• To add a track to the program by front panel operation,
use the MULTI JOG dial to select the track number,
then press the dial.
Erase a CD or MD program
Insert the CD or MD for which you want to erase a
program into the deck.
1 Set the playback mode to Program.
2 Select “CLEAR PROG?” from the CD or MD menu.
Sure? appears.
If the playback mode is not Program, Can't Sel!
appears and you cannot select the option.
3 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or YES key) on the unit or
the ENT/YES key on the remote control.
The program is erased. When the erasing is complete,
Complete appears.
NOTE
The program is also erased if all tracks in the program are
erased using the DEL/CLR button.
Saving program data
•• Programs of up to 100 discs including CD and MD can
be retained.
•• For data CD, a single program uses double the usual
capacity, so the maximum number retainable will be
lower.
•• If a created program exceeds the capacity, other
programs will be automatically erased starting from
the oldest.
•• Programs on the currently inserted disc can be erased
using the menu.
•• CDs are distinguished by the total number of tracks (or
files) and total recording time (total capacity in the case
of data CD).
•• MDs are distinguished by the total number of tracks
and recorded time.
•• Discs with the same total number of tracks and the
same total recording time (total capacity in the case of
data CD) are regarded as identical.
Random playback
In this mode, the deck will play back all the tracks on
the disc in completely random order, regardless of track
number.
1 During stop mode, press the P. MODE button on
the remote control until RANDOM is indicated on
the display.
NOTE
You can also use the PLAY MODE? option in the PLAY
sub-menu of the MD and CD menus to set the Random
Playback mode.
2 Press the PLAY button.
Random playback starts. Playback stops when all the
tracks have been played once.
NOTE
Even when the power is turned off, the deck will remain in
RANDOM mode.
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Time display switching
Playback functions for CD only
During MD or audio CD playback (or playback standby),
when the TIME button on either the front panel or the
remote control is pressed, the time display will switch
through several modes in the following order.
Elapsed track time: no display light indication
Remaining track time: REMAIN is lit in the display
Elapsed disc time: TOTAL is lit in the display
Remaining disc time: TOTAL and REMAIN are lit in the
display
The following playback functions are for CD only, and are
not available for MD playback.
NOTE
•• During MD playback, the remaining disc time
indication, as with CD, shows the playback time
remaining until the end of the disc. Please note that
this may differ from the remaining time indicated when
recording the MD.
•• When stopped, the total recording time is shown,
regardless of the status of the TOTAL and REMAIN
indicators.
•• When playing a data CD, elapsed track time is always
displayed, and the TIME button does not operate.
•• For details on time display during recording and
recording standby on an MD deck, please refer to
“Checking remaining MD time” on page 39.
•• Even when the power is turned off, the time display
mode setting is retained.
End of disc/track warning
When nearing the end of a track or disc, a warning
indication is shown on the display.
The number of seconds before the track/disc end that the
warning is displayed can be set beforehand, so that when
playback reaches that point, the EOM warning will begin
flashing on the display.
To set the warning display time, use the EOM TRK? or
EOM DISC options on the PLAY submenu of the MD and
CD menus. Each can be set between 1 and 99 seconds
in 1-second increments, or the warning display can be
turned off.
NOTE
The EOM warning function does not work with data CDs.
Changing the key of playback
The key of the music can be changed during CD playback.
Please note that this feature does not operate with data
CDs.
1 Use the KEY LEVEL? option on the PLAY submenu of the CD menu to change the key. The
playback key can be raised or lowered 1/2 octave in
half-tone increments.
Selection values: 0 (no change), â1 to â6, #1 to #6
2 Press the KEY button on the front panel to turn the
Key Change function on.
The KEY indication lights up in the display.
NOTE
•• Each time the KEY button is pressed, the function is
switched on or off. When the function is on, instead
of an On indication, the key selected (in operation 1
above) is indicated on the display. For example: Key â
2
In this condition, when a CD is played back, the key
of the music is changed while the speed of the music
remains the same.
•• Even when the power is turned off, the key change
setting is retained.
•• When the Key Change function is on, even if the Pitch
Control function is used to change the playback speed,
the key of playback will remain fixed at the preset
key. (Even if the key level is 0 (zero), the Key Change
function can be turned on.)
•• When using the key control function, playback sound
may occasionally sound like vibrating. This is a result of
a special process applied to CD playback sound and is
normal.
Fade-in and fade-out
When this function is on, when CD playback begins the
song fades in, and when playback finished the song fades
out.
1 To set the fade operation, use the menu options
shown below. They can be found under the VOL
FUNC sub-menu in the CD menu.
FADE IN
The length of the fade in to the normal level can be
set between 1 and 30 seconds in 1-second increments.
(Default setting: 3 seconds).
FADE OUT
The length of the fade out into complete silence
can be set between 1 and 30 seconds in 1-second
increments.
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(Default setting: 3 seconds).
FADE MODE
The deck can be set to continue playback (“Play”) or
enter playback standby mode (“Ready”) after fadeout
is completed.
2 In stop mode or playback standby mode, press the
FADER button on the remote control.
Playback begins and the sound fades in.
After the preset fade-in time, the sound is at normal
level.
3 During playback, press the FADER button on the
remote control when you wish to fade-out the
sound.
Fade-out begins, and after the preset fadeout time,
there is silence. After it becomes silent, depending
upon the Fade mode setting, playback continues or
the deck enters playback standby mode.
A are directory B and directory C. If there are MP3 or
WAV files in both directory B and C, directory A cannot
be selected for playback, but directory B and C can be
selected for playback.
Disc
Directory
A
Directory
B
(MP3 file)
mp3. 1
mp3. 2
mp3. 3
mp3. 4
Directory
C
mp3. 6
mp3. 7
Directory
D
mp3. 8
Output volume
The volume of the CD playback output signal can be
adjusted. This adjustment functions for both for analog
output (including headphone output) and digital output.
1 Setting is made using the PLAY VOLUME? option
on the VOL FUNC sub-menu of the CD menu.
The level can be set between –54 dB and +18 dB, or
“- - -” (– infinity) can be selected.
NOTE
Since volume adjustment is performed in the digital
domain, if the output level is excessive in the plus
direction, digital distortion will be generated.
MP3 and WAV file directory
playback
MP3 and WAV files recorded onto a CD are handled the
same way as files are handled in an ordinary PC, with
some MP3 and WAV files held within a directory. In
addition, several directories can be combined into one
directory. This results in multiple layers of directories and
files.
When the Directory playback mode is on, only those files
within a selected directory are available for playback.
When the mode is turned off, all MP3 and WAV files
stored on the disc are played regardless of the directory
structure.
Please note that Program playback and Repeat playback
only function within directories.
NOTE
•• Each MP3 or WAV file is handled as a track.
•• Directories which do not contain MP3 or WAV files
directly under them cannot be selected for playback.
For example, in the diagram below, under directory
mp3. 5
mp3. 9
Example of directory structure
Directory playback setting
1 Set the remote control master to CD, and press the
DIR/GROUP button.
DIR ON or DIR OFF will be shown in the display.
When the DIR/GROUP button is pressed, the
current setting is changed. For example, if the
directory playback mode is off, when the button
is pressed, the mode is turned on and DIR ON is
displayed.
You can also use the DIR MODE? option in the
PLAY sub-menu of the CD menu to turn this mode
on or off.
2 During Stop mode, the CD SEARCH button on the
remote control can be used to select a directory.
Press the CD SEARCH button, and the selected
directory title will be shown on the display.
Setting MP3 ACTION
You can choose whether the unit continues playback or
stop when MP3 or WAV playback fails.
1 Select MP3 ACTION? option on the PLAY
submenu of the CD menu.
2 Select “Skip” or “Stop.”
Skip
When MP3 or WAV playback fails, the unit skips the
current track and advances to the next track. Playback
will stop if the current track is the last track (i.e., if the
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repeat function is off and the current track is the last
track on the disc or in the program).
Stop
When MP3 or WAV playback fails, the unit stops
playback.
NOTE
If MP3 or WAV playback fails during dubbing mode, the
unit stops playback regardless of the MP3 ACTION setting.
MD group playback
The MD-CD1MKIII allows MD tracks to be divided into
groups.
When the Group playback mode is on, only those tracks in
the selected group are available for playback. This is like
playing a disc which only contains the tracks in a selected
group. Accordingly, Program playback and Repeat
playback only function within the group.
Group playback setting
1 Set the remote control master to MD, and press the
DIR/GROUP button.
GRP ON or GRP OFF will be shown in the display.
When the DIR/GROUP button is pressed, the current
setting is changed. For example, if the Group playback
mode is off, when the button is pressed, the mode is
turned on and GRP ON is displayed.
You can also use the GRP MODE? option in the
PLAY sub-menu of the MD menu to turn this mode
on or off.
2 During Stop mode, the MD SEARCH button on the
remote control can be used to select a group.
Press the MD SEARCH button, and the number of
the selected group will be shown on the display,
followed by the group title.
NOTE
•• When Group mode is on, regardless of the group, tracks
which are not in the group cannot be played.
•• When Group mode is turned on, recording is not
possible.
Creating and deleting groups
Using the EDIT sub-menu of the MD menu, groups
can be created or deleted. Refer to “Creating a group”
and “Deleting a group” in the “MiniDisc editing” section
starting on page 43.
Titling groups
You can title the groups using the TITLE submenu of
the MD menu. Refer to “Group title input” on page 45.
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8 – Dubbing from CD to MD
The MD-CD1MKIII makes it easy to dub from CD to MD.
Selected tracks or the entire disc can be dubbed.
Basic dubbing operation
First, load the CD to be used as the dubbing source into
the CD deck, then insert a recordable MiniDisc into the
MD deck.
NOTE
Copy-protected CDs cannot be dubbed.
Recording mode setting
Using the REC MODE? option on the REC submenu
of the MD menu, select the recording mode from the
following choices.
ST:
MONO
LP2
standard stereo
recording mode
monaural recording
mode
half-speed stereo
recording mode
quarter-speed stereo
recording mode
default, with no display
indication
MONO lights up in the
display
LP2 lights up in the
display
LP4 lights up in the
display
To dub the entire CD
While the CD deck is stopped, press the DUBBING button
on either the front panel or the remote control.
LP4
To dub a selected track on the CD
During playback of the desired track, or when that track is
cued and the deck is in playback standby mode, press the
DUBBING button on either the front panel or the remote
control.
The track is selected for dubbing.
•• In MONO mode, the same signals are output from the
left and right channels of the headphone terminal and
rear panel audio output terminal.
•• In MONO mode, the recording time is twice that in ST
mode.
•• The recording time in LP2 mode is twice that in ST
mode.
•• The recording time in LP4 mode is four times that in ST
mode.
•• The remaining MD recording time indicated depends
upon the recording mode setting.
•• Recordings made in different recording modes can be
combined on the same disc.
•• Since a special data compression technology is used
for LP4 mode (quarter-time recording for four times
the recording time in stereo), there is the very slight
possibility of spikes of noise being generated. If sound
quality is an important consideration, we do not
recommend the use of the LP4 mode.
Start dubbing
Dubbing can be started when preparation is complete
and Dubbing Wait stops blinking.
Dubbing is started by pressing the PLAY button on the
CD or MD control panel.
Fade-in recording is performed if the FADER button on
the remote control is pressed instead of the PLAY button.
(The speed changes to NORMAL if it has been set to
HIGH.)
NOTE
If the level is set to anything other than 0dB in REC
VOLUME?, Vol> xx.xdB blinks instead of Dubbing
Wait”. (xx.x: Setting value)
In this case, check the level as necessary.
Stop dubbing
Pressing the STOP button stops dubbing.
Dubbing ends in a fade-out if the FADER button on the
remote control is pressed instead of the STOP button.
(If dubbing started with a fade-in or if the speed is set to
NORMAL)
If the end of a disc (when the entire disc is dubbed) or
track (when a track is dubbed) is reached, the normal stop
operation is performed even if dubbing started with a
fade-in.
NOTE
•• Dubbing is performed at the specified speed (see
below).
•• For the fade-in/fade-out time setting, see “Fade-in and
fade-out recording” on page 38.
NOTE
Dubbing speed setting
Use the REC SPEED? option on the REC submenu of
the MD menu to select either NORMAL or HIGH speed
dubbing.
NORMAL: dubbing is performed during regular playback.
HIGH (default setting): dubbing speed depends on the
source disc and start mode, as indicated below.
source disc
Audio CD
Audio CD
Data CD
Start mode
Normal
Fade in
–––
dubbing speed
4X speed
Actual speed
Actual speed
TIP
•• To listen while dubbing, select NORMAL. For faster
dubbing, select HIGH.
•• When Rec Speed is set to NORMAL, MD dubbing
is possible even if the Key Change or Pitch Control
functions have been used for CD playback.
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The MD-CD1MKIII can not only dub from CD to MD, it also
allows MD recording from other sound sources.
Basic recording
Set the recording mode and select the input source.
While monitoring the input signal, adjust the recording
level. After all settings are complete, you are ready to
make a recording.
Before following the procedures below, make sure the
MD-CD1MKIII power is on, a recordable MiniDisc is in the
deck, and the deck is in stop mode.
Recording mode setting
1 Use the REC MODE? option on the REC sub-menu
of the MD menu to set the recording mode.
For more details, refer to the previous section “Dubbing
from CD to MD” on page 35.
Input source selection
2 Use the INPUT SEL button on the front panel or the
remote control to select the input source.
The source changes in the following order each
time the button is pressed:
ANALOG œ OPTICAL œ COAXIAL
ANALOG
The analog signal from the ANALOG INPUT terminals
is the recording source.
OPTICAL
The digital signal from the DIGITAL INPUT MD
(OPTICAL) is the recording source.
COAXIAL
The digital signal from the DIGITAL INPUT MD
(COAXIAL) is the recording source.
Even if the power is turned off, the selected input
source is retained.
Input monitoring
3 Press the RECORD button on either the front panel
or the remote control.
The MD deck will enter recording standby mode, the
READY and RECORD indicators will light up, and REC
and π will light up on the display.
NOTE
•• The deck cannot enter recording standby mode in the
following cases.
•• The tab on the MD cartridge is set to prevent
recording, and W_Protected is displayed.
•• The disc is full, and Disc Full! is displayed.
•• The maximum number of tracks has been recorded,
and Track Full! is displayed.
•• When the digital input (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) is
selected, if there is no proper digital signal input, “D-IN
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UNLOCK!” will be displayed, and recording cannot be
performed.
•• If the level is set to anything other than 0dB in REC
VOLUME?, Vol> xx.xdB blinks for three seconds.
(xx.x: Setting value)
In this case, check the level as necessary.
If
•• a partially recorded disc is inserted, the end of the
recorded portion will be detected.
The deck will enter recording standby mode, and
the MD input signal can be monitored through
headphones or a connected audio system.
NOTE
•• If monitoring through a connected system, connect
the MD OUTPUTS terminals to the system. Connection
through the COMMON OUTPUTS terminal is also
possible, but in this case, the appropriate setting must
be made using the COMMON? option on the SYSTEM
sub-menu of the CD menu.
Refer to “Connecting analog audio equipment” on page
13.
For details on headphone monitoring, refer to “Basic
playback operation” on page 26.
•• Even if no MD is inserted in the deck, it is still possible
to monitor the input signal by pressing the RECORD
button. In this case, Monitor will be shown in the
display.
•• To cancel input monitoring, press the STOP button.
Recording level adjustment
Adjust the recording level while monitoring the input and
viewing the meters.
4 Use the REC VOLUME? option on the VOL FUNC
sub-menu of the MD menu to adjust the level.
If ANALOG is selected as the input source, you may
also use the front panel INPUT controls (L and R) to
set the level independently for each channel.
NOTE
If the level is adjusted in REC VOLUME?, the volume
is adjusted in the digital realm, but the volume of the
monitor sounds output through headphones or of signals
output through the ANALOG OUTPUTS terminal or
DIGITAL OUTPUTS terminal does not change.
Be aware that digital distortion may occur if the maximum
level is exceeded.
(If this happens, OVER on the level meter bar lights up.)
Recording start
5 In the recording standby mode, press the PLAY
button, and recording will start.
To stop recording, press the STOP button.
After pressing the STOP button, UTOC Writing!
will be shown on the display as the User Table Of
Contents is written on the disc.
To pause recording, press the READY button.
9 – MD recording from an external source
To eject the disc from the deck, press the EJECT
button during stop mode.
NOTE
When UTOC Writing! is flashing on the display, data
on the recorded contents is being written onto the disc.
During this process, if the power cord is unplugged from
the power source, or the unit is moved or disturbed, this
essential data cannot be correctly recorded on the disc.
Recording cautions
When “W_Protected!” is displayed
The inserted MD cannot be recorded, or a playback only
MD was inserted.
Close the write protect tab to enable recording.
updating of the source, and the Auto Track function in
–**dB (Level in A_TRK?) does not work.
For digital recording from any sources other than CD and
MD, the Auto Track function in –**dB (Level in
A_TRK?) works.
Auto track function
This function automatically enters track numbers during
recording.
Set this function using the AUTO TRACK button on the
remote control to select OFF, –**dB, DD or TIME.
You can also set the auto track function using the A_
TRK? option in the REC sub-menu of the MD menu. (To
set –**dB, select Level from the A_TRK? option.)
–**dB
If the signal falls below the Auto Track operation level for
more than 2.5 seconds, a track number is automatically
entered. To set this operation level, use the A_TRK
LEVEL? option on the REC sub-menu of the MD menu.
The level can be set between –72 dB to –30 dB in 6 dB
increments.
TIME (Time Track Increment)
When the specified time (Auto Track operation time) has
expired, track numbers will be updated automatically. Set
this operation time using the A_TRK TIME? option
on the REC sub-menu of the MD menu. The setting
range is from one minute to 10 minutes (in one minute
increments).
To prevent accidental erasure of the recording
After the source has been recorded onto an MD, slide the
protect tab to open the hole.
NOTE
This unit conforms to SCMS. If connected digitally, the
following restrictions apply:
Original
Copy-protected
Only first
generation
Copy possible
MD recording
First generation Second generation
Not permitted Not permitted
OK
Not permitted
OK
OK
Update (Move up) a track number
If tracks are numbered, it is convenient when editing or
cuing the tracks. During recording, track numbers are
entered automatically, and may also be entered manually
either during or after recording.
NOTE
If a CD or MD is digitally recorded, the track numbers are
automatically updated according to the track number
NOTE
•• Even when the power is turned off, the Auto Track, Auto
Track Level and Auto Track Time settings are retained.
•• If you change the Auto Track operation time during
recording, the change will be applied beginning with
the next track.
•• When the auto track mode is Time and the prerecording function is activated, the first track will
become longer by the specified pre-recording time
than the time set in A_TRK TIME?.
Update a track number manually
Pressing the RECORD button during recording updates
the track numbers.
NOTE
When a track is divided manually, any new tracks must be
longer than 4 seconds.
Update a track number after recording
Track numbers can be updated during editing operation.
Refer to “Divide tracks (DIVIDE)” on page 41.
Or you can reduce the number of tracks by combining
tracks using editing functions. Refer to "Combine tracks
(COMBINE)" on page 42.
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Fade-in and fade-out recording
At the beginning and end of MD recording, fade-in and
fade-out effects can be performed.
Before following the procedure below, make sure that
basic recording preparations have been completed, a
recordable disc is inserted, and the deck is in stop mode.
1 Set operation using the following menu options on
the VOL FUNC sub-menu of the MD menu.
FADE IN
The length of the fade in to the normal level can be
set between 1 and 30 seconds in 1-second increments.
(Default setting: 3 seconds).
FADE OUT
The length of the fade out into complete silence
can be set between 1 and 30 seconds in 1-second
increments. (Default setting: 3 seconds).
FADE MODE
The deck can be set to continue recording (“Rec”) or
enter recording standby mode (“Ready”) after fadeout
is completed.
2 In recording standby mode, press the FADER
button on the remote control.
Recording begins and the sound fades in.
After the preset fade-in time, the sound is at normal
level.
3 During recording, press the FADER button on the
remote control when you wish to fade-out the
sound.
Fade-out begins, and after the preset fade-out
time, there is silence. After it becomes silent,
depending upon the Fade mode setting, recording
continues or the deck enters recording standby
mode.
NOTE
•• Fade-in or fade-out only may be selected.
•• The Prerecording function cannot be performed
together with fade-in recording. For details, refer to the
following section.
•• The unit adjusts the level for fade-in/fade-out in the
digital realm, but the volume of the monitor sounds
output through headphones or of signals output
through the ANALOG OUTPUTS terminal or DIGITAL
OUTPUTS terminal does not change.
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Prerecording (Time Machine
recording)
This function makes it possible to start recording up to
6 seconds before the time the recording operation is
actually started. It operates by holding the input signal
in a buffer memory that can be set to contain up to 6
seconds of data representing a normal stereo input signal.
Before following the procedure below, make sure that
basic recording preparations have been completed, a
recordable disc is inserted, and the deck is in stop mode.
1 Set the time value for the amount of data to be
stored in the buffer using the PRE REC? option
on the REC sub-menu of the MD menu.
Setting values range from 1 to 6 seconds in
1-second increments, as well as OFF. The default
setting is OFF.
OFF: The Prerecording function does not operate.
1 sec to 6 sec settings: The buffer will hold the
corresponding seconds of signal.
2 Press the RECORD button to enter recording
standby mode.
3 Press the PLAY buton to start recording.
The signal will be recorded from the number of
seconds set before the PLAY button is pressed.
4 Press the STOP button to stop recording.
NOTE
When performing fade-in recording (explained in a
previous section), the prerecording function is not
possible.
Overwrite recording
The overwrite recording function allows you to
automatically delete and overwrite a previously recorded
portion after the specified position.
Before following the procedure below, make sure that
basic recording preparations have been completed, a
recordable disc is inserted, and the deck is in stop mode.
1 Locate the point at which you wish to begin
overwrite recording, press the READY button, and
the deck will go into playback standby mode.
To start overwrite recording from the beginning of
a certain track, use the SKIP button or the number
buttons to select the track, then press the READY
button.
To start overwrite recording from the middle of a
certain track, use the SKIP buttons or the number
buttons to select the desired track, then press the
PLAY button to begin playback (you can also use
the Search function). At the desired point, press
the READY button.
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2 Press the RECORD button, Over Write will
be shown on the display, and the deck will enter
recording standby mode.
Adjust the recording level if necessary.
3 Press the PLAY button and overwrite recording
begins.
NOTE
When SINGLE, RANDOM or PROGRAM lights up in the
display, overwrite recording cannot be performed. In the
case of step 2 above, Can't Rec will be displayed.
Sync recording
The Sync recording function automatically begins
recording when the signal from external equipment is
present in the source input. Plus, if silence in the source
signal continues for more than four seconds, the deck is
automatically put into the recording standby mode.
Before following the procedure below, make sure that
basic recording preparations have been completed, a
recordable disc is inserted, and the deck is in stop mode.
1 Press the SYNC button on the remote control to
select on or off.
You can also switch the SYNC recording function
on or off using the SYNC? option on the REC submenu of the MD menu.
2 Set the signal detection threshold level using the
SYNC LEVEL? option on the REC sub-menu of
the MD menu. The level can be set from –72 dB to
–30 dB in 6 dB increments.
The default setting is –54 dB.
3 Press the RECORD button to enter recording
standby mode.
•• The INPUT SEL button does not function during SYNC
recording.
•• After SYNC recording finishes and the deck enters
recording standby mode, if the power is turned off the
recording data will be deleted. Make sure to press the
STOP button so that the U-TOC is written onto the disc
before turning the power off.
Checking remaining MD time
During MD recording or recording standby mode,
press the TIME button on either the front panel or the
remote control, and the elapsed track recorded time and
remaining recording time will be shown in succession on
the display.
Display indication
No indication
REMAIN only, or TOTAL
and REMAIN will light up
Time display
Elapsed track recorded time
Disc remaining time
Even if the power is turned off, the time settings will
be retained.
NOTE
In this status, recording will begin as soon as a source
signal is input.
4 Input the source signal.
When a source signal is detected, recording begins
automatically.
If the signal is under the threshold level for over four
seconds, the deck automatically enters recording
standby mode.
NOTE
During SYNC recording standby, recording cannot be
started manually by pressing the PLAY button.
5 To manually stop recording, press the STOP button.
NOTE
•• During SYNC recording, even if the READY button
is pressed, the recording standby mode cannot
be entered. (The button cannot be used to pause
recording.)
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10 – MiniDisc editing
Tracks recorded can be deleted, moved, divided or
combined by MiniDisc editing operation.
In addition, tracks can be grouped.
Editing operations
All MD editing functions are operated from the EDIT submenu on the MD menu.
After selecting a menu option on the EDIT submenu,
subsequent operation will vary. Specific operations
for each menu option are explained individually in the
following section.
NOTE
Editing functions cannot be performed on discs set to
prevent accidental erasure (write protected), and W_
Protected! will be displayed when accessing the EDIT
sub-menu of the MD menu.
Tracks and points for editing
For most editing menu options, if the deck is not in play
or in playback standby mode at the track or point to be
edited, the option itself cannot be selected, and Can't
Edit! will be displayed. These are options for editing
functions to be performed on tracks or points, including
DIVIDE, COMBINE and MOVE. The ERASE TRK
option is called up before the track has been selected.
4 Press the ENTER button (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
The last editing operation performed will be undone.
Erase disc (ERASE DISC)
All the tracks on the disc can be erased in one operation.
1 Select the ERASE DISC? option on the EDIT submenu of the MD menu.
Sure? is displayed.
2 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
After all the tracks on the disc are erased, Complete
is shown on the display.
Erase track (ERASE TRK)
Unwanted tracks can be erased one at a time
Example: To erase B in track number 2
Canceling edits
To cancel editing operations up to the point where the
setting screen or confirmation screen (Sure?) appears,
press the NO button, the MD STOP button, or the MD
MENU button (MENU button on the remote control).
NOTE
After editing operations have been completed, with the
MD still inserted and TOC lit up on the display, if the
power is turned off, the revised U-TOC will not be written
on the disc, and the editing operation will not be retained
on the disc.
UNDO an edit operation (UNDO
function)
It is possible to cancel the most recently performed
editing operation.
1 Stop the MD deck.
2 Select the UNDO? option from the EDIT sub-menu.
Undo> *** is displayed, with *** representing
the last performed editing option.
3 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
Sure? is displayed.
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Selecting a track to be erased by
playback
1 The deck should be in play or in playback standby
on the track to be erased.
2 Select the ERASE TRK? option on the EDIT subenu of the MD menu.
Sure? is displayed.
3 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
After the track is erased, Complete is shown on the
display.
Selecting a track to be erased on the
menu
1 In the stop mode, select the ERASE TRK? option
on the EDIT sub-menu of the MD menu.
Track>*** will be displayed, with *** representing
the last track number.
2 Select the track to be erased using the MULTI JOG
dial on the front panel, or the MENU –/+ button on
the remote control.
10 – MiniDisc editing
3 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
Sure? is displayed.
4 Press the ENTER button (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
After the track is erased, Complete is shown on the
display.
Divide tracks (DIVIDE)
Tracks can be divided into two or more tracks.
Example: To divide C and D contained in track number
3 into two tracks
NOTE
When a track is erased, the tracks are renumbered from
the next track.
Erase multiple tracks at once
(ERASE MULTI)
You can erase multiple tracks at once by specifying a
range.
Example: To erase C in track number 3 and D in 4
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5SBDL/P
5SBDL/PTBSF
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1 While MD playback is stopped, select ERASE
MULTI? from the EDIT submenu of the MD menu.
ST Trk> 001 appears.
While this is displayed, select the starting track.
2 Use the MULTI JOG dial to select the starting track.
3 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or YES key) on the unit or
the ENT/YES key on the remote control.
ED Trk> ### appears.
While this is displayed, select the ending track.
4 Use the MULTI JOG dial to select the ending track.
5 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or YES key) on the unit or
the ENT/YES key on the remote control.
Sure? appears.
6 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or YES key) on the unit or
the ENT/YES key on the remote control.
The tracks are erased. When the erasing is complete,
Complete appears.
NOTE
•• If tracks are erased, the numbers of subsequent tracks
are decreased by the number of erased tracks.
•• This function is not available if the disc contains a
group. (Can't Edit! appears.)
1 Select the DIVIDE? option on the EDIT sub-menu
of the MD menu.
2 Play back the track to be divided, and at the
desired divide point, press the MULTI JOG dial (or
the YES button) on the front panel, or the ENT/YES
button on the remote control.
Point> 0 appears, and several seconds before
and after the division point (where the above
button operation was performed) are played back
repeatedly. You can check the division as short
muted spaces are placed before and after the
division point.
NOTE
As an alternate procedure to steps 1 and 2 above, play
the track to be divided, and at the desired point, put
the deck into playback standby mode. Then select the
DIVIDE? option on the EDIT sub-menu of the MD menu,
and Point> 0 will be displayed. Starting at the divide
point (specified in the above operation) a few seconds are
played back repeatedly to enable confirmation.
3 If necessary, use the MULTI JOG dial on the front
panel, or the MENU –/+ button on the remote
control to adjust the divide point.
4 After the divide point has been set, press the MULTI
JOG dial (or the YES button) on the front panel, or
the ENT/YES button on the remote control.
Sure? is displayed.
5 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
After the track is divided, Complete is shown on the
display.
NOTE
•• If a track is divided, the track numbers of subsequent
tracks are incremented.
•• If a title has been added to the track, the title of the
second track will be the same as that of the first one.
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10 – MiniDisc editing
Combine tracks (COMBINE)
Two successive tracks can be combined into one track by
deleting the track mark of the second track.
Example: To combine B and C
NOTE
Successive tracks recorded with different recording modes
cannot be combined into a single track.
1 Put the deck in play or in playback standby on the
second of the two tracks to be combined.
For example, if tracks 2 and 3 are to be combined,
play track 3 or put it in playback standby mode.
2 Select the COMBINE? option on the EDIT submenu of the MD menu.
Track OK? is displayed, and a 3-second segment
from the end of the first track and a 3-second
segment from the start of the second track are
successively played back repeatedly to enable
confirmation.
3 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
After the tracks are combined, Complete is shown
on the display.
NOTE
•• If tracks are combined, the track numbers of
subsequent tracks are decremented.
•• If both tracks have titles, the combined track will take
the title of the first of the two tracks.
Move tracks (MOVE)
Tracks can be moved to different positions in the playing
order.
Example: To move D from track number 4 to track
number 2
1 Put the deck in play or in playback standby on the
track to be moved.
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NOTE
If the above step is not performed first, and the following
operations are performed while the deck is in stop mode,
the last track will automatically be selected as the track to
be moved.
2 Select the MOVE? option on the EDIT sub-menu of
the MD menu.
Move ***>###“ is displayed, with ***
representing the number of the track to be moved,
and ### representing the track number where it
will be moved.
3 Use the MULTI JOG dial on the front panel, or the
MENU –/+ button on the remote control to select
the track number where it will be moved.
4 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
Sure? is displayed.
5 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
After the track is moved, Complete is shown on the
display.
NOTE
If a track is moved, the track numbers are updated.
Creating a group
The MD-CD1MKIII enables tracks to be divided into
groups on a single MD disc for playback by group. Refer to
“MD group playback” on page 34.
A group is created by specifying track numbers of the
“starting” track and the “ending” track.
1 In stop mode, select the GRP CREATE? option
from the EDIT sub-menu of the MD menu.
ST Trk> 001 is displayed. This shows the starting
track selection.
2 Use the MULTI JOG dial to select the starting track.
3 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
ED Trk>*** is displayed. This shows the ending
track selection.
4 Use the MULTI JOG dial to select the starting track.
5 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
Sure? is displayed.
6 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
After the specified group is created, Complete is
shown on the display.
10 – MiniDisc editing
Disc title when creating a group
When creating a group, a disc title containing the group
information or the group title is automatically created.
For example, if the original title of the disc is Favorites
and tracks 1 to 4 are combined into a group titled Jazz
and tracks 5 to 8 are combined into a group titled Latin,
the new title of the disc will be:
0; Favorites//1-4; Jazz//5-8; Latin//
Deleting a group
Groups can also be deleted.
1 In stop mode, select the GRP CANCEL? option
from the EDIT sub-menu of the MD menu.
GRP No> 01 is displayed.
2 Use the MULTI JOG dial to select the number of the
group to be deleted.
If all the current groups are to be deleted, select
ALL.
3 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
Sure? is displayed.
4 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or the YES button) on the
front panel, or the ENT/YES button on the remote
control.
After the specified group is deleted, Complete is
shown on the display.
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11 – Title input
Titles can be given to the MD disc, and the tracks and
groups on it, using the TITLE sub-menu on the MD menu.
NOTE
As with the Editing menu, after the name is set, if the
power is turned off while the MD is still inserted (TOC
lights up), the revised U-TOC will not be recorded on the
disc, and the title will not be input.
Disc title input (TITLE)
1 In the stop mode, select the TITLE INPUT?
option on the TITLE sub-menu on the MD menu.
Title> Disc will be displayed.
2 While Title> Disc is displayed, press the MULTI
JOG dial (or the YES button) on the front panel, or
the ENT/YES button on the remote control.
The current disc title is shown on the character display,
title edit mode is entered, and the cursor flashes.
NOTE
•• If there is no current title, nothing will be shown on the
display, and only the cursor will flash.
•• If a group is set, the default title automatically created
by the MD-CD1MKIII will be displayed. Refer to “Creating
a group” on page 42.
3 Add a title following the guidelines below, and
press the MD MENU button or the MENU button on
the remote control to confirm.
NOTE
For discs with groups, set the Group playback mode to on
before inputting a title. If a title is added with the Group
playback mode off, the group settings may become
inoperative.
Title input operation
In Title Input mode, the cursor flashes in the character
display. Since it is more efficient to use the remote control
to input titles, the following explanation will center on its
use.
NOTE
It is even more efficient to connect a keyboard for title
input. Refer to “Title input by keyboard” on page 46.
Follow the guidelines below to input titles on the screen.
Select the type of character for input
Press the CHARA button on the remote control to select
from three different types of characters.
Lower case letters/code: no indication
Capital letters/code: CAPS
Japanese:
For front panel operation, use the DISPLAY button.
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Input procedure
Use the number buttons to input characters at the cursor
position.
Press the number buttons the necessary number of times
to get the desired character to appear on the display.
To insert a space in entered text, press the INS key.
Example: In lower case letters/code mode, the letter
changes in the following order each time the 2 key is
pressed:
aœbœcœ2œa
Front panel operation: Press the YES key to insert a space.
Use the MULTI JOG dial to select a character.
To move the cursor position
Use the skip buttons.
However, if a different number button is pushed, the
cursor automatically moves to the right.
For front panel operation, use the skip buttons.
To delete characters
Set the cursor on the character to be deleted, then press
the DEL/CLR button on the remote control.
For front panel operation, use the NO button.
To change a character
Delete a character following the above procedure then
input a new character, or move the cursor to a character
then use the MENU–/+ key on the remote control or the
MULTI JOG dial on the unit to select the character.
NOTE
As with the Editing menu, after the name is set, if the
power is turned off while the MD is still inserted (TOC
lights up), the revised U-TOC will not be recorded on the
disc, and the title will not be input. The U-TOC is recorded
when the disc is ejected.
Track title input
ªª Method 1
With this method, the tracks for title input are selected
first.
1 Put the deck in playback or playback standby
mode on the track you wish to add a title. During
recording, you may also input a title for the current
track being recorded.
2 Select the TITLE INPUT? option on the TITLE
sub-menu of the MD menu, and press the MULTI
JOG dial (or the YES button) on the front panel, or
the ENT/YES button on the remote control.
The title of the track in play will be shown on the
character display, Title Edit mode is entered, and the
cursor flashes.
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NOTE
If there is no track title, only the cursor will flash and
nothing will be displayed.
3 Following the title input guidelines above, input
the title, and press the MD MENU button on the
front panel or the MENU button on the remote
control to confirm.
ªª Method 2
With this method, the Title Input mode is selected first.
1 During stop mode, select the TITLE INPUT?
option on the TITLE sub-menu on the MD menu.
Title> Disc is displayed.
2 Select the track for title input using the MULTI JOG
dial on the front panel, or the MENU –/+ button on
the remote control, then press the MULTI JOG dial
(or the YES button) on the front panel, or the ENT/
YES button on the remote control.
For example, select Title> 003 to choose track 3.
When a selection is made, the current track title is
shown on the character display, Title Edit mode is
entered, and the cursor flashes.
NOTE
If there is no track title, only the cursor will flash and
nothing will be displayed.
3 Add a title following the procedure of “Title input
operation” on the previous page, then press the
MD MENU key on the unit (or the MENU key on the
remote control) to confirm the title.
Group title input
1 During stop mode, select the TITLE GRP? option
on the TITLE sub-menu on the MD menu.
Title Grp> ** is displayed, with ** representing
the group number.
2 Press the MULTI JOG dial on the front panel or the
ENT/YES button on the remote control.
The current group title is shown on the character
display, Title Edit mode is entered, and the cursor
flashes. The group number flashes on the track
number display.
3 Following the guidelines for title input methods
above, input the title, and press the MD MENU
button on the front panel or the MENU button on
the remote control to confirm.
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12 – Using a Computer Keyboard
Connecting a PS/2 interface keyboard for IBM PC/AT
compatible computers to the front panel of the unit
allows you to use the keyboard to operate the unit.
Various controls are available, and in particular title input
will be more efficient.
Keyboard type setting
The MD-CD1MKIII must be set for the type of keyboard
being connected.
Set the type using the KEYBOARD? option on the
SYSTEM sub-menu of the CD menu.
Select US for an English-language keyboard, or JP
for a Japanese-language keyboard.
Title input by keyboard
Titles can be input just like typing on a PC.
Other keyboard operations
The keyboard can be used not only for title input, but also
to control the deck transports, perform editing functions
and other operations. The list below shows the keys that
perform various operations.
Keyboard key
Operation
F1
MD Â
F2
MD ¯
F3
MD button
F4
MD STOP
F5
MD PLAY
F6
MD READY
F7
AUTO CUE for MD
F8
MD RECORD
F9
AUTO READY for MD
F10
REPEAT for MD
To enter the Title Edit menu
Press SHIFT + F7 to enter the Group Title Edit Menu.
Title Grp>## is shown on the display.
Press SHIFT + F8 to enter the Disc/Track Title Edit Menu.
Title> ## is shown on the display.
F11
PLAY MODE for MD
SHIFT + F1
MD EDIT ERASE TRK
SHIFT + F2
MD EDIT ERASE DISC
To select the type of characters for input
Press CAPS to select or cancel upper case letters
Press the (katakana) key to select or cancel Japanese
characters (Japanese-language keyboards only)
If both of the above are cancelled, lower case letters are
input
SHIFT + F3
(inoperative)
SHIFT + F4
MD EDIT MOVE
SHIFT + F5
MD EDIT DIVIDE
SHIFT + F6
MD EDIT COMBINE
SHIFT + F7
TITLE EDIT TITLE GRP
SHIFT + F8
TITLE EDIT TITLE INPUT
To input characters
Character input is performed directly with the letter and
number keys.
SHIFT + F9
UNDO
SHIFT + F10
MD EDIT GRP CANCEL
SHIFT + F11
MD EDIT GRP CREATE
To move the cursor
Use the cursor arrow keys å and œ.
SHIFT + F12
DUBBING
To delete characters
Delete key: deletes the character in the cursor position
Back space key: deletes the character before the cursor
position
CTRL + F1
CD Â
CTRL + F2
CD ¯
CTRL + F3
CD button
CTRL + F4
CD STOP
To change a character
Delete a character following the above procedure then
input a new character.
CTRL + F5
CD PLAY
CTRL + F6
CD READY
CTRL + F7
AUTO CUE for CD
CTRL + F8
KEY button
CTRL + F9
AUTO READY for CD
CTRL + F10
REPEAT for CD
CTRL + F11
PLAY MODE for CD
CTRL + F12
same as pushing the CD PITCH control
CAPS
Select or cancel upper case letters
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12 – Using a Computer Keyboard
Keyboard key
Operation
(katakana) to select Japanese characters
(Japanese-language keyboards only)
å/œ
to move the cursor
Delete
Same as the DEL/CLR button
Back space
deletes the character before the cursor
Insert
Same as the INS button
ESC
Cancel edit or title edit and finish Menu
mode
Enter
ENTER (pressing MULT JOG dial)/YES
button
Direct track operation
You can select a track number directly for the 10 tracks
from the beginning of the disc using CTRL + No. keys or
ALT + No. keys.
CTRL + No. keys: Select tracks 1 – 10 of a CD.
ALT + No. keys: Select tracks 1 – 10 of an MD.
Use No. keys 1 – 9 to select tracks 1 – 9, and 0 to select
track 10.
NOTE
•• In program playback mode, select program numbers 1
– 10.
•• In random playback mode, the direct track function is
not available.
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13 – Locking the panel operations
You can lock the entire panel or individual decks in order
to prevent misoperation. The entire panel can be locked
after a deck has been locked. (If both locks are enabled,
warning messages that appear refer to the lock of the
entire panel.)
NOTE
Even if the lock of the entire panel is released, the lock of
an individual deck is not released.
Locking the entire panel
Press and hold the TIME and DISPLAY keys simultaneously
to lock/unlock the entire panel.
When the keys are locked, LOCKED appears on the
display.
When the keys are unlocked, UNLOCKED appears on
the display.
If a button is pressed while the keys are locked, Key
Locked appears indicating that key operations are
disabled.
The key lock setting is retained even when the power is
turned off.
Locking individual decks
Select CD deck only, MD deck only, or EJECT button only
under PANEL LOCK? in the SYSTEM submenu of the
CD menu.
When none is selected
The lock is released, and all key operations are enabled.
When CD is selected
Key operations for the CD deck are disabled.
Keys disabled: KEY, PITCH, Ô/Â, ¯/, STOP,
PLAY, READY, OPEN/CLOSE
In addition, the MULTI JOG dial cannot be used to
operate CD.
If a button on the CD deck is pressed, CD Locked
appears indicating that key operations are disabled.
When “MD” is selected
Key operations for the MD deck are disabled.
Keys disabled: Ô/Â, ¯/, DUBBING, INPUT
SEL, STOP, PLAY, READY, RECORD, EJECT, MD MENU
If a button on the MD deck is pressed, MD Locked
appears indicating that key operations are disabled.
In addition, the MULTI JOG dial cannot be used to
operate MD.
When “EJECT” is selected
The OPEN/CLOSE key on the CD deck and the EJECT key
on the MD deck are disabled.
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If the OPEN/CLOSE key on the CD deck or the EJECT key
on the MD deck is pressed, Eject Locked appears
indicating that key operations are disabled.
NOTE
Even if the OPEN/CLOSE and EJECT keys are disabled, a
disc is automatically loaded when the CD tray is pushed in
or an MD is inserted.
14 – Data settings/Service Data
Data communication settings
By connecting a PC through its RS-232C terminal to
the MD-CD1MKIII through its CONTROL I/O (RS-232C)
terminal, the two units can be linked for data exchange.
Use the following options on the SERIAL sub-menu of the
CD menu to perform their respective settings.
BAUD RATE
Sets the communication speed of the keyboard.
4800/9600/19200/38400 bps can be selected.
Default: 9,600
LENGTH
Communication word length can be set to either 7 or 8
bits.
Default: 8 bits
PARITY
Communication parity can be set to NON, EVEN or ODD.
Default: NON
STOP BIT
The data stop bit can be set to either 1 or 2.
Default: 1
Viewing service data
You can view service data via the following items in the
SYSTEM submenu of the CD menu.
CD P_TIME
The total CD playback time is shown.
MD P_TIME
The total MD playback time is shown.
MD R_TIME
The total MD recording time is shown.
Initializing all data
You can reset all data to initial default settings.
1 Make sure that no disc is loaded in the MD or
CD player. Select the F_PRESET? option on the
SYSTEM sub-menu of the CD menu.
The display indicates Sure?.
2 Press the MULTI JOG dial (or YES button) on the
unit or the ENT/YES button on the remote control.
All data will be initialized to the default settings.
CAUTION
•• Do not turn off the power to the unit until the
Complete indicator on the display disappears.
•• If the settings are initialized, all the programs retained
for each disc will be erased.
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15 – System Limitations
CD section
About CD-R/RW
About MP3 and WAV files
CD-R/RW discs that have not been finalized cannot
be played back. Make sure the disc has been properly
finalized before loading into the player.
•• The MD-CD1MKIII can play back MP3 and WAV files
recorded in formats which conform to ISO9660 level
1, level 2, or Joliet. Discs recorded in multiple sessions
may also be played back.
•• For data CDs to be played by the MD-CD1MKIII, the
following limitations have been placed on the number
of MP3/WAV files and directories.
Maximum number of directories: 255
Maximum number of MP3/WAV files: 999
Maximum number of characters of title of MP3/WAV
files and directories: 255
•• MP3 and WAV files are played in the following order:
Route
directory
Copy control CD discs
A number of record companies have released titles on
‘copy control’ CD discs as a means of protecting artist
copyrights. Some of these discs do not comply with
standard CD format specifications, and may not be able to
be played on this unit.
MD section
Directory 1
Directory 4
mp3 4
Directory 5
mp3 5
Directory 2
Directory 6
mp3 6
mp3 2
Directory 3
mp3 3
mp3 1
In this manner, playback is performed from the top
level directories.
•• About MP3 track data
During playback, titles are displayed in the following
order of priority:
ID3v2 > ID3v1 > file title
During stop mode, the file title is displayed.
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What is finalization?
Even if audio data is recorded onto a CD-R/RW disc, if the
TOC (table of contents corresponding to the recorded
data) is not written on the disc after recording, the disc
cannot be played back on conventional CD players.
“Finalization” is the process of writing the TOC on the disc.
Even when the maximum recording time is not
reached, “Track Full!” is displayed.
Regardless of the time, when the maximum number of
tracks has been reached, Track Full! is displayed.
In the MiniDisc format, the number of tracks is limited
to 255. To make an additional recording on discs with
255 tracks, unwanted tracks must be deleted, or tracks
must be combined to reduce their number. If this is not
possible, the additional recording must be made on a
separate disc.
Even if the number of tracks or the recording time has
not been exceeded, the Track Full! message is
displayed.
If emphasis information, etc. is turned on/off during
tracking, Track Full! may appear as the information
is treated as track divisions and it has been calculated
that the number of tracks including these divisions has
exceeded 255.
Although tracks have been deleted, the remaining
time on the MD disc does not increase.
When the remaining time on an MD disc is displayed,
sections less than 12 seconds are ignored. So even if short
tracks are eliminated, the remaining time indicated does
not increase.
When elapsed recording time and remaining time are
added up, it doesn’t match the possible recording time
of the MD disc.
Normally, the shortest possible recording unit is 1 cluster
(about 2 seconds). Even if the recording is less than this,
2 seconds of space is taken up on the disc, so the actual
possible recording time may be less than expected.
Furthermore, if a scratch occurs on the disc itself, the
area where it exists is automatically voided for use, so the
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recording time possible in that section is subtracted from
total recording time.
Tracks cannot be combined.
Tracks created through editing operation may not be able
to be combined with other tracks.
If the recording mode (ST, MONO, LP2 or LP4) of two
tracks differs, they cannot be combined.
If three or more tracks are to be combined, tracks less
than a certain length (depending upon recording mode)
cannot be used. The approximate minimum times are
9 seconds for ST mode, 17 seconds for MONO and LP2
mode, and 33 seconds for LP4 mode.
When search operation is performed, the sound
breaks up.
When searching on tracks created through editing
operations, the sound will sometimes break up.
When dubbing from CD to MD, space is created
between tracks.
In order to properly record the cueing positions between
tracks, space of a certain length is created. If such spaces
between tracks are not desired, make the following
settings before dubbing.
•• Connect the CD digital output to the MD digital input
(either the optical or the coaxial terminal)
•• Select OPTICAL or CIAXIAL as the input source
•• In the REC sub-menu of the MD menu, set the SYNC
MODE option to ON
Track numbers are not properly entered.
When recording a CD through a digital connection,
short tracks are sometimes created depending upon the
recorded content of the CD. Also, when the Auto Track
function is used and track numbers are automatically
generated, depending upon the program material, the
track numbers are not properly assigned.
The TOC Reading indication stays on for a longer
time.
When a new recordable MD disc is used, the TOC
Reading indication is displayed longer than usual.
For title input, less than 1,700 characters are available.
The title recording area is divided into 7-character units.
Even if a title is created with less than 7 characters, that
amount of space is still taken up. Therefore, in actual use,
you may not be able to input a total of 1,700 characters.
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16 – Messages and Troubleshooting
ªª Operation messages
Message
Blank Disc
Complete
Details/response
A blank recordable MD disc has been
inserted.
Editing operation has been successfully
completed.
The unit is being readied for dubbing.
Dubbing
Wait
TOC Reading The table of contents data is being
read.
The user table of contents data is
being written to the disc.
Now Editing Editing operation is being performed.
Over Write Overwrite recording mode is on.
UTOC
Writing
ªª Warning messages
Message
Key Locked
CD Locked
MD Locked
Eject
Locked
Details/response
The entire panel is locked. To release
the lock, press and hold the TIME and
DISPLAY buttons simultaneously.
The deck is locked. To release the lock,
select none under PANEL LOCK?
in the SYSTEM submenu of the CD
menu.
ªª Error Messages
Message
ªª Troubleshooting
There is no power to the unit.
Please check that the power cord is properly plugged in.
Disc Error! is displayed.
Details/response
Disc Error! The disc has malfunctioned. Please
replace with a new disc.
Disc Full!
No recording time remaining on the
disc, so new recording is not possible.
Title Full! No more titles can be recorded.
D-IN UNLOCK! Digital signals are not correctly input.
This message appears if the selected
input source (coaxial or optical) does
not correspond to the connected
terminal or the connected device is
powered off. Select the input source
correctly, or turn on the connected
device.
Not
Editing cannot be completed due to
Execute!
MD system limitations.
Not Audio!
There is no audio signal from DIGITAL
INPUT.
No Track!
There are no recorded tracks.
PGM Empty! There is no program
PGM Full!
No new programs can be created.
W_
Write-protected MD disc, so recording
Protected! or editing is not possible.
Pre Master! A playback-only MD disc has been
inserted.
TOC Error! TOC data is not correct.
Can't Edit! Editing cannot be performed due
to MD system limitations or editing
condition limits.
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Recording cannot start because the
Group playback mode is on.
Can't Sel!
Menu selection cannot be performed
due to selection prohibitions.
Can't Undo! You can’t undo since no editing has
been done.
Rec Error! There was an error during recording.
Please re-record.
Drive Error! There is a problem in the drive.
Sync Rec
The Sync mode is on, so the recording
ON!
cannot be started manually.
Err Group! There is a problem in the data of the
created group.
No Group!
No groups have been created.
No DIR!
The directory where the file is has not
been registered.
Decode Err! The MP3 file cannot be played back.
IR Disable! All remote control operations are
disabled.
Format Err! The unit does not support the format
of the MP3 files on the disc.
Can't Rec!
The disc may be dirty. Please replace the disc.
Playback is not possible.
This may be due to condensation. In this case, remove
the disc, turn the power on and wait a few hours, then try
again.
No sound is output.
•• Confirm the connections with the audio system.
•• Check the volume level, and proper amplifier operation.
Recording isn’t possible.
•• The MD disc is set to write protect. Slide the tab on the
cartridge to the closed position and try again.
•• Confirm the connections with the audio system.
•• Adjust the recording level.
•• The disc may be for playback only. Please replace it
with a recordable MD disc.
•• Remaining recording time on the MD is insufficient.
Please delete unwanted tracks or replace the MD disc.
•• Confirm amplifier operation.
Noise or static can be heard.
Please re-position the unit away from strong sources of
magnetism such as a television.
The MD-CD1MKIII does not retain settings.
While settings are retained each time they are made, in
some cases they will not be retained when the power is
turned off too soon. To prevent this from happening, do
not turn off the power right after making a setting.
17 – Specifications
MD deck
WAV playback specifications
Type
MiniDisc recorder
Quantization bit rate: 16 bit
Discs
MiniDisc format
Input ratings (MD inputs)
Number of channels
2 channels (stereo)/1 channel (mono)
Analog inputs (Unbalanced)
Rec modes
Stereo/Mono/LP2/LP4
Connector:
RCA pin jack
Input impedance:
22 kΩ
Nominal input level:
–10 dBV (0.32 Vrms)
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
Recording format
Magnetic field modulation overwrite
Maximum input level: +6 dBV (2.0 Vrms)
Minimum input level:
Recording time
Standard
(stereo)
60
74
80
–22 dBV (0.08 Vrms)
Digital inputs (Coaxial)
Mono
LP2
LP4
120
148
160
120
148
160
240
296
320
Connector:
RCA pin jack
Format:
IEC-60958-3 (S/PDIF, conforming
to SCMS)
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz
Sampling frequency
range
32 kHz - 48 kHz
Compression system
ATRAC (Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding)
Digigal inputs (Optical)
60-minute disc
74-minute disc
80-minute disc
Connector:
TOS (JEITA RC-5720C)
Format:
IEC-60958-3 (S/PDIF, conforming
to SCMS)
CD deck
Type
Compact Disc player
Output ratings
Discs
CD-DA (12 cm/8 cm), CD-ROM (12 cm/8 cm), CD/CD-R/
CD-RW
Analog outputs (Unbalanced)
File system
ISO9660 LEVEL 1/2/ROMEO/JOLIET format
Nominal output level: –10 dBV (0.32 Vrms)
Formats
Audio CD (CD-DA), MPEG Audio Layer III (MP3), WAV
Audio CD playback specifications
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
Connector:
RCA pin jack
Output impedance:
200Ω
Maximum output level: +6 dBV (2.0 Vrms)
Headphone outputs
Connector:
6.3 mm stereo standard jack.
Maximum output: 20 mW + 20 mW (1 kHz, 0.1%, 32Ω)
Quantization bit rate: 16 bit
Digital outputs (Coaxial)
Number of channels: 2
Connector:
MP3 playback specifications
Compatible signal format: IEC-60958-3 (S/PDIF,
conforming to SCMS)
Audio modes:
STEREO, JOINT STEREO, DUAL
CHANNEL, MONO
RCA pin jack
Digital outputs (Optical)
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
Connector:
TOS (JEITA RC-5720C)
Bit rate:
Format:
IEC-60958-3 (S/PDIF, conforming
to SCMS)
32 kbps - 320 kbps, or VBR
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17 – Specifications
Control I/O
General
RS-232C
Power
USA/Canada:
U.K./Europe:
Australia: Communication
specifications:
Conforming to RS-232C protocol
1.00 specifications
Connector:
D-Sub 9-pin connector
Keyboard (for PS/2 keyboard connection)
Connector*
Mini DIN connector
Audio performance
Frequency response
20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB (CD playback, JEITA)
20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB (MD playback, JEITA)
20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB (MD recording/playback, JEITA)
S/N ratio
100 dB or more (CD playback, JEITA)
98 dB or more (MD playback, JEITA)
95 dB or moer (MD recording/playback, JEITA)
120 VAC, 60 Hz
230 VAC, 50 Hz
240 VAC, 50 Hz
Power consumption
USA/Canada: 22 W
U.K./Europe/Australia: 24 W
External dimensions (W x H x D)
483 x 94 x 308 mm
19 x 3.7 x 12.1 in.
Weight
5.4 kg/11.9 lbs
Operation temperature range
5-40°C
Inclination of installation
5° or less
Total harmonic distortion
0.004% or less (CD playback, JEITA)
0.004% or less (MD playback, JEITA)
0.006% or less (MD recording/playback, JEITA)
Dynamic range
100 dB or more (CD playback, JEITA)
98 dB or more (MD playback, JEITA)
95 dB or more (MD recording/playback, JEITA)
Channel separation
90 dB or more (CD playback, JEITA)
90 dB or mer (MD playback, JEITA)
83 dB or more (MD recording/playback, JEITA)
Dimensional drawing
483 mm
465 mm
435 mm
308 mm
285 mm
76 mm
88 mm
94 mm
18 mm
•• Illustrations in this manual may differ in part from the actual product.
•• Specifications and the external appearance may be changed without notification to improve the product.
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