Sharp MD-MT20 Specifications

GRABADOR/REPRODUCTOR MINIDISC PORTÁTIL
BÄRBAR MINISKIVINSPELARE
GRAVADOR PORTÁTIL DE MINIDISCO
PORTABLE MINIDISC RECORDER
MODELO
MODELL
MODELO
MODEL
MD-MT180H
MANUAL DE MANEJO
BRUKSANVISNING
MANUAL DE OPERAÇÃO
OPERATION MANUAL
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MD-MT180H
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Introduction
Contents
-Introduction/Contents-
Important Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this SHARP product. For the best performance, read this manual carefully. It will guide you
in operating your SHARP product.
Page
Important Introduction
Special Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Names of Controls and Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Power Source
Using with the Rechargeable Battery. . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Using with the AC Adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using with the Alkaline Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Preparation
Inserting a MiniDisc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Basic Operation
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-13
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15
Hold Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Page
Useful Features
Advanced Playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17
Advanced Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-23
Checking Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25
Changing Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Advanced Features
Titling a MiniDisc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-30
Editing a Recorded MiniDisc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-33
Listening through Another System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
References
Other Features and Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
MiniDisc System Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-38
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-40
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-42
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Special Notes
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SHARP is not liable for damage or loss of your recording
arising from malfunction of this unit.
The letters in brackets contained in the model number
indicate the colour of the product only. Operation and
specifications are unaffected.
Accessories
Earphones x 1
AC Adaptor
(RADPA7057AWZZ) x
1
Connection Cable (for Rechargeable Nickelanalogue recording) x Metal Hydride battery
1
(AD-N55BT) x 1
Battery Carrying
Case x 1
Notes:
Parts and equipment mentioned in this operation manual other than those detailed above are not included.
The AC adaptor may be different from the one in the drawing.
Optional Accessories
Battery case (AD-M18BC)
Car adaptor (AD-CA20X)
Cassette adaptor (AD-CT14)
Connection cable (for digital recording) (AD-M1DC)
Connection cable (for digital recording) (AD-M2DC)
Important Introduction
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories.
The AC adaptor supplied with the MD-MT180H must not
be used with other equipment.
When recording important selections, make a preliminary
test to ensure that the desired material is properly
recorded.
-Special Notes/Accessories/Optional Accessories-
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Names of Controls and Indicators
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Important Introduction
-Names of Controls and Indicators-
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2
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10
Reference page
1. Record/Track Mark Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 22
2. Menu/Charge Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 12, 20, 26
3. Bass/Delete Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 28
4. Enter/Fast Play/Synchro Button . . . . . . 12, 17, 20
5. Volume/Cursor/Fast Forward/Fast Reverse/Recording Level/Name Select Button . . . . . . .11, 14, 16, 27
6. Open Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
7. Stop/Power Off/Hold Button . . . . . . . . . 12, 14, 15
8. Rechargeable Battery Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
9. Play/Pause Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 14
5
6
Main unit
11
10. Battery Case Connection Terminals . . . . . . . . . . 8
11. 5 V DC Input Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
12. Optical/Line Input Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
13. Earphones/Line Output Socket . . . . . . . . . . 14, 34
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Reference page
1. Level Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2. Stereo Recording Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
3. Long-play/Recording Mode Indicator . . . . . . . . 18
4. Repeat Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
5. Monaural Mode Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
6. Record Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
7. Disc Mode Indicator
8. Synchro Recording Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
9. Total Track Number Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
10. Disc Name Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
11. TOC Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
12. Battery Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
13. Random Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
14. Track Number Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
15. Character/Time Information Indicator
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Display panel
-Names of Controls and Indicators-
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Precautions
-Precautions-
Important Introduction
Important
Do not wear your earphones when you are crossing
streets or near traffic.
Do not use your earphones whilst driving a
motor vehicle, it may create a traffic hazard and may be illegal. Remember to obey
all of the safety rules in your area.
Do not play the unit at a high volume.
Hearing experts advise against extended
listening at high volume levels.
If you experience ringing in your ears, reduce the volume
or discontinue use.
No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should
be placed on the apparatus.
Attention should be drawn to the environmental aspects of
battery disposal.
The apparatus is designed for use in moderate climate.
This portable MD should only be used within the range of
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F).
To avoid accidental electric shock or other possible
problems, observe the precautions listed below.
Do not disassemble or modify the unit.
Do not drop or subject the unit to shock.
Do not use the unit near open flames.
Do not spill liquid on the unit.
Do not use an external power supply, other than the 5V
DC supplied with this unit, as it may damage it.
SHARP is not responsible for damage due to improper
use. Refer all servicing to a SHARP authorised service
centre.
Storing the unit
Avoid using or leaving the unit in the following places.
Places exposed to direct sunlight for many hours (especially in cars with the doors and windows closed) or near
heaters. (The cabinet may deform, change colour or the
unit may malfunction.)
Places exposed to excessive dust.
Places exposed to water.
Places where temperatures are excessively high or low.
Places (bathrooms) where the humidity is extremely high.
Places with strong magnetic fields such as TVs or loudspeakers.
Places exposed to vibration.
Places where sand can easily enter the inside of the unit
(beaches etc.).
If the unit is used near radio tuners or TVs, noise and/or
picture interference may result. If you experience these
problems, move the unit away from such devices.
It is not recommendable to put the
MiniDisc into a rear pocket, as this
may damage the product when sitting.
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Using with the Rechargeable Battery
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Insert from
the – side.
Charging the rechargeable battery
When the rechargeable battery is used for the first time
or when you want to use it after a long period of disuse,
be sure to charge it fully.
1
Insert the rechargeable battery.
2
3
Plug the AC adaptor into the wall socket, and
then insert the plug on the other end into the DC
IN 5V socket.
Press the MENU/CHRG button.
The battery indicator will scroll, and battery will begin charging.
AC 230V,
50/60Hz
Scrolling
To the DC IN
5V socket
After the rechargeable battery is charged or used, it
will get slightly warm. This is normal.
When the portable MD is turned on or operating, the
battery will not be charged.
For information about the battery life, see the battery
item in the "Specifications" on page 42.
Power Source
A rechargeable battery other than the AD-N55BT
cannot be charged.
-Using with the Rechargeable Battery-
Do not force the
battery cover
open too far.
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Using with the AC Adaptor
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Power Source
-Using with the AC Adaptor-
About charging time
After about 3.5 hours have passed, " " will
go out. The battery is charged up to 90% if it is
completely discharged.
Plug the AC adaptor into the wall socket, and then insert the
plug on the other end into the DC IN 5V socket.
AC 230V, 50/60Hz
To charge the battery fully, continue charging for about 2
more hours. In this case, you do not need to press the
MENU/CHRG button. Even if the MENU/CHRG button is
pressed, "
" will not appear.
Notes:
Charge the battery within the
range of 5°C - 35°C (41°F - 95°F).
The unit can be left in the charging state after it is completed.
Carry the battery in the supplied
case. (Insert the side first.)
Caution:
Use the specified battery AD-N55BT only. Do not
charge a battery (nickel-cadmium, alkaline, etc.) other
than that specified.
Do not remove the outer cover of
the rechargeable battery. It may
cause heat generation, fire, or explosion.
Do not dip the battery in water, do
not dispose of it in a fire, and do
not take it apart.
If the rechargeable battery terminal is dirty, charging
may not start. In such a case, wipe off the dirt with a
dry cloth.
Do not disassemble the battery.
To the DC IN 5V socket
Caution:
Insert the plugs firmly.
When the unit is not in use for extended periods, remove
the AC adaptor from the wall socket.
Note:
If power failure occurs whilst playing a disc using the AC
adaptor, disconnect it from the wall socket. Otherwise,
playback may start automatically when electricity
resumes.
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Using with the Alkaline Battery
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2
1 Press
Back of the
portable MD
RELEASE
1
2
3
Open the case cover.
Insert an alkaline battery into the battery case.
Attach the battery case to the portable MD.
Caution:
Whilst you are using the rechargeable battery and the
alkaline battery at the same time, do not remove either
of them. If you do, when the unit is in the play mode,
playback will stop. When in the recording mode, the
recorded contents will be erased, and the power may
be disconnected.
Do not replace the battery or the rechargeable battery
during operation.
Do not use rechargeable battery (nickel-cadmium
battery etc.) in the battery case.
If the unit is not used for a long period of time, remove
the battery. (Even if the power is turned off, the battery
will be drained slowly but continuously.)
Power Source
Open
When using the alkaline battery, be sure to insert the
rechargeable battery also.
-Using with the Alkaline Battery-
If you use the separately available battery case (ADM18BC) and the supplied rechargeable battery at the
same time, the MD can play much longer than with only
one source of battery power.
Use one commercially available alkaline battery (LR6,
"AA" size).
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Inserting a MiniDisc
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Preparation
-Inserting a MiniDisc-
2
3
4
Slide the OPEN lever to release the compartment door.
Lift it up.
Insert a MiniDisc as shown.
Close the compartment door.
Notes:
Do not place the MiniDisc under the holder.
Recordable
Recording
prevented
When you record on a MiniDisc,
check that the erase prevention
tab is set to the "Recordable"
position.
If any resistance is felt, do not force the MiniDisc into
the unit, as it may cause damage to the unit. If resistance is felt, remove the MiniDisc and reload it.
The lid cannot be opened if "TOC" is displayed; refer
to the instruction on page 13.
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Connections
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You can record your favourite CDs or tapes to MD.
When recording, it is recommended to use the AC adaptor and also install the battery. Should the power failure occur, the power
source would be automatically switched to the battery.
■ To connect to a stereo system with "LINE OUT" or "AUDIO OUT" sockets (Analogue connection)
To the wall socket
RIG
RIG
HT
HT
LEF
T
LEF
T
Red : To Right
White : To Left
AC
230V,
50/60Hz
To the LINE IN/
OPTICAL socket
To the DC IN
5V socket
■ To connect to a stereo system with a "DIGITAL OUT" or
"OPTICAL OUT" socket (Digital connection)
Separately available
connection cable
(AD-M1DC)
DIG
ITAL
O
-Connections-
Supplied
connection
cable
Preparation
If the audio system has only one pair of sockets, they are usually
for input only and recording via this connection is not possible.
UT
Compared to analogue connection recording,
it allows high-quality recording.
Some audio systems do not have a DIGITAL OUT socket.
Check before connecting.
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Recording
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3
Press the REC LEVEL
the recording level.
or
button to adjust
Analogue recording
Adjust the recording level so that the maximum sound
volume from the source makes the reading swing
somewhere between -4 dB and 0 dB.
-Recording-
Basic Operation
Level meter indicator
Digital recording
You can adjust the level in 1 dB increments between
+12 dB and -12 dB.
Before recording
+12 dB to -12 dB
Cancel the hold mode.
The portable MD does not work whilst in the hold mode.
As for the details, see page 15.
1
2
Once you adjust the digital recording level, the setting
is retained even after the recording stops. (For cancellation instructions, see page 26.)
Press the REC button.
Begin playback on the stereo system connected
to this portable MD.
4
Press the PAUSE button on the stereo system
to enter the playback pause mode.
Here you can search for the track to be recorded.
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Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select
the recording mode (page 18).
(Stereo recording)
(2 times long recording)
(4 times long recording)
Press the
button.
To resume recording, press the button again.
The track number will be increased by one each time
the recording is interrupted.
To stop recording
Press the :OFF/HOLD button.
Notes:
Whilst "TOC" appears, the MiniDisc recorded contents
have not yet been updated.
To prevent the new recording from being lost, it is not
possible to remove the MiniDisc whilst "TOC" is displayed.
(Monaural recording)
8
9
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
TOC display
The mode will be set automatically after 7 seconds
even if the ENTER/SYNC button is not pressed.
To update the recorded contents of the MiniDisc
Press the
cording.
Press the :OFF/HOLD button whilst in the stop mode.
The power turns off after recorded contents have been
updated on the MiniDisc.
button to start the MiniDisc unit re-
-Recording-
6
7
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select
"REC MODE".
Basic Operation
5
To interrupt recording
10Begin playback on the stereo system, the output
will be recorded.
Notes:
Changing the volume level whilst recording does not affect
the recording.
You cannot adjust the bass level whilst recording.
Complete the operation within 7 seconds whilst selecting
the menus.
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-Recording-
Basic Operation
About the TOC
After any recording or editing function, "TOC" (Table Of
Contents) is displayed. To finalise the recording or editing
function, turn the power off. During this process "TOC"
will flash and "TOC EDIT!" will be displayed. During any
recording or editing function, the MiniDisc unit lid is
locked, and the MiniDisc cannot be removed until the process is finalised.
Warning:
If the power is removed (Battery/AC adaptor) whilst
"TOC" is displayed, the MiniDisc unit lid will remain
locked until the battery/main power is restored and the
unit is turned on. Your new recordings or edited changes
will be lost and your MiniDisc may become unusable.
Caution:
Whilst "TOC" or "TOC EDIT!" is displayed, follow the
instructions below.
- Do not jerk or bump the unit.
- Do not unplug the AC adaptor.
- Do not remove the battery.
- Do not subject the unit to shock.
Otherwise, tracks may not be recorded properly.
To prevent recorded MiniDiscs from being
erased accidentally
Slide the accidental erase prevention tab, located on the
side of the MiniDisc, in the direction indicated by the
arrow.
The MiniDisc will then be protected against accidental
erasure.
Recordable
Recording
prevented
To add a recording to such a MiniDisc, slide the accidental erase prevention tab back to its original position.
Helpful tip when attaching a label
When attaching a label to an MiniDisc cartridge, be sure
to note the following. If the label is not attached properly,
the MiniDisc may jam inside the unit and you may not be
able to remove it.
If the label peels off or partially lifts
away, replace it with a new one.
Do not put a new label on top of an existing one.
Attach the label only in the specified
location.
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Playback
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Insert a MiniDisc (page 9).
Press the
button.
Playback starts automatically with a playback only
MiniDisc or a MiniDisc which is protected against
accidental erasure (Auto-play function).
To interrupt playback
Press the
button.
To resume playback, press the
button again.
To stop playback
Press the :OFF/HOLD button.
If the unit is not operated for at least 2 minutes whilst in
the stop mode, the power will shut off automatically.
To turn off the power
Right
channel
R
Left
channel
L
To the PHONES
socket
Press the :OFF/HOLD button whilst in the stop mode.
-Playback-
2
3
Insert the earphones plug into the PHONES
socket.
Basic Operation
1
Volume control
Press the VOL+ button to increase the volume and the
VOL- button to decrease the volume.
Volume (0 - 30)
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Bass control
Basic Operation
-Playback/Hold Function-
Each time the BASS button is pressed, the tone will be
switched as follows.
BASS 1
Emphasised slightly.
BASS 2
Emphasised more.
BASS 3
Emphasised fully.
BASS OFF
Cancelled.
Notes:
You cannot change the bass setting whilst selecting
menus.
Reduce the volume before starting to play. MiniDiscs,
compared to ordinary cassette tapes, have very little
noise. If the volume is adjusted according to your
usual expectations of noise, high volume may damage
your hearing.
The sound escaping from your earphones may annoy
people around you. In particularly crowded places
(such as on trains or buses), reduce the volume.
Hold Function
The present operation condition can be kept even if other
buttons are accidentally pressed in a place such as a
crowded train.
Press the HOLD button for 2 seconds or more.
Hold
Release
If the battery is inserted or the AC adaptor is connected,
you can set this function even when the power is turned
off.
To cancel the hold mode
Press and hold down the HOLD button for 2 seconds or
more whilst the unit is in the hold mode.
"HOLD OFF" will be shown.
If the hold function is active whilst the power is turned
off, the power cannot be turned on by mistake and the
battery will not be drained.
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Advanced Playback
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To locate the beginning of a track
To move to the beginning of the next track:
Press the
button during playback.
To restart the track being played:
To locate the next track:
Press the
To locate the desired portion
Press and hold down the
button during playback.
button during playback.
For audible fast reverse:
Press and hold down the
To locate the previous track:
Press the
For audible fast forward:
button whilst the unit is stopped.
button whilst the unit is stopped.
To skip a number of tracks at one time, press the
or
button repeatedly until the desired track number
is shown.
When you press the
button, playback starts from
the beginning of the track.
Normal playback will resume when the
or
button is released.
When the end of the last track is reached during fast
forward, the unit will enter the pause mode. When the
beginning of the first track is reached during fast
reverse, the unit will enter the playback mode.
-Advanced Playback-
button during playback.
Useful Features
Press the
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-Advanced Playback-
Useful Features
2
3
Random play or repeat play
During playback, press the MENU/CHRG button
repeatedly to select "PLAY MODE".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select the desired playback mode.
RANDOM :
RANDOM REP :
ALL REPEAT :
1Tr REPEAT :
NORMAL :
4
To play at double speed
Press the ENTER/SYNC button whilst a MiniDisc
recorded in the monaural mode is being played.
If a track recorded in the stereo mode is reached during
fast playback, the fast playback mode will be cancelled.
Depending on the contents recorded on a MiniDisc, it may
be difficult to hear them.
To interrupt fast playback
Press the
button during playback.
When the
button is pressed again, the unit will
resume fast playback.
To return to normal playback
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Random play
Repeat play of tracks in random order
Repeat play of all of the tracks
Repeat play of a single track
Normal playback
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
The mode will be set automatically after 7 seconds even
if the ENTER/SYNC button is not pressed.
Notes:
If the playback mode is selected whilst stopped, press the
button to start playback.
When "TOC" is displayed, random play or repeat play is
impossible.
In random play the unit will select and play tracks automatically. (You cannot select the order of the tracks.) After
all of the tracks have been played once in random order,
the unit will stop automatically.
During random, random repeat, or single track repeat
play, you can forward or reverse the MiniDisc only within
the track being played.
During random play, the unit cannot find the beginning of
any track which has been played.
Repeat play lasts until you stop the unit.
Complete the operation within 7 seconds whilst selecting
the menus.
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2 times and 4 times long recording
Double or quadruple time of stereo recording is possible.
3
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select the desired recording mode.
Stereo recording(SP)
2 times long recording(LP2)
Monaural recording(MONO)
4 times long recording(LP4)
Monaural recording
In monaural, you can record twice as long as the stereo
recording.
A track recorded in monaural can be played back in double speed, see page 17.
4
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Useful Features
Long-play recording
-Advanced Recording-
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The mode will be set automatically after 7 seconds even
if the ENTER/SYNC button is not pressed.
5
Start recording.
Notes:
1
2
When a recording is paused, press the MENU/
CHRG button repeatedly to select "REC MODE".
The recording mode remains unchanged until a new
mode is selected.
Complete the operation within 7 seconds whilst selecting
the menus.
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
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Useful Features
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Notes:
Tracks can be recorded in stereo recording mode, 2
times long recording mode, and 4 times long recording
mode on one MiniDisc.
In monaural recording, the sound on the right and left
channels is mixed even if the input source is in stereo.
Although you can hear the stereo sound from the earphones, the recorded sound is monaural.
Tracks recorded in 2 times long recording and 4 times
long recording modes cannot be played with the unit
that does not support these modes. On such a unit,
"LP" is displayed at the beginning of the track and no
sound is heard. (The operation and the display may
vary depending on the unit.)
Tracks recorded in monaural cannot be played if
equipment does not support the monaural playback.
About ATRAC
The ATRAC (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding) system compresses the sound data into 1/5 by cutting out
the inaudible sound. Since the sound is selected based
on psychoacoustics masking, the sound quality is not
impaired. This unit is equipped with the ATRAC3 compressing system that can reduce the sound data to 1/10
or 1/20 of its original size. By employing this system, 2
times and 4 times long recordings are enabled in stereo
mode.
About the recording mode
You can select the recording mode from stereo recording,
2 times long recording, 4 times long recording, and monaural recording. Recordable time varies depending on
the recording mode. If the tracks are recorded on an 80minute MiniDisc, its recording time changes as follows:
Indication
Recording mode
Recording
time
SP
Stereo
MAX. 80 min.
LP2
2 times long (stereo)
MAX. 160 min.
LP4
4 times long (stereo)
MAX. 320 min.
MONO
Monaural
MAX. 160 min.
Caution for 4 times long recording (LP4)
Special compressing method allows the 4 times long
recording to realise long-time stereo recording. Therefore, some noise is recorded occasionally. If sound quality should be emphasised, stereo recording or 2 times
long recording is recommended.
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Recording automatically starts or pauses by detecting
sound from the stereo system (Synchronised recording).
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
2
3
Press the REC button.
Begin playback on the stereo system connected
to this portable MD.
Press the REC LEVEL
or
button to adjust
the recording level (see page 11).
Press the PAUSE button on the stereo system to
enter the playback pause mode.
Select the starting point for your recording and press
the PAUSE button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "REC MODE".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Select the recording mode (step 3, page 18) and
press the ENTER/SYNC button.
The mode will be set automatically after 7 seconds
even if the ENTER/SYNC button is not pressed.
Press the ENTER/SYNC button again.
"SYNC" will flash.
To cancel the operation, press the :OFF/HOLD
button.
Begin playback on the stereo system.
Recording will begin automatically.
To interrupt recording
When the stereo system is stopped, the unit will enter
the synchro recording pause mode. When playback is
resumed, the recording will be resumed.
If a silence lasts for 3 seconds or more, the recording
will be paused (pause function does not work for
approximately 10 seconds after a recording starts).
When the unit receives sound again, recording automatically starts.
A new track number is created when the recording
resumes.
Useful Features
Playback sound-actuated recording
-Advanced Recording-
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To start recording from the middle of a track
You can erase a portion of a track and make a new
recording.
All of the tracks that follow the newly recorded track will
be erased.
1
2
During playback, press the
button at the point
where you want to begin recording.
Press the REC button.
Useful Features
-Advanced Recording-
To cancel the operation, press the :OFF/HOLD button.
3
4
5
6
7
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
All of the tracks and track names will be erased, following the point where the playback is paused.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "REC MODE".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select the recording mode (step 3, page 18).
Press the
button.
Recording will start.
Note:
To keep a track after the point you want to make a new
recording, move the track and then make recording after
that point. (See "Editing a Recorded MiniDisc", page 33.)
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You can create your own track numbers at any point.
Whilst recording, press the REC button at the point
where you want to create track numbers.
The track number will be increased by one.
One track number will be added every time the REC button is pressed.
Numbering restriction
If you try to number more than 10 tracks in certain
amount of time, "SORRY" will be displayed and the operation will be disabled.
In that case, wait until the next operation can be
resumed.
In stereo recording
Within 40 seconds
In 2 times long recording
Within 80 seconds
In 4 times long recording
Within 160 seconds
In monaural recording
Within 80 seconds
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Recording tracks as a single track
You can record several pieces of music as a single track
by disabling the auto marker function.
When a recording is paused or whilst recording...
1
2
3
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "MARK".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button to select "MARK
OFF".
Notes:
When making digital recordings using a CD player or
an MiniDisc player, track numbers will be created automatically regardless of the setting of the auto marker
function.
Complete the operation within 7 seconds whilst selecting the menus.
Useful Features
To create your own track numbers
-Advanced Recording-
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Advanced Recording (continued)
About track numbers
Useful Features
-Advanced Recording-
1. Track numbers are created automatically during recording via the analogue connection when a silence
of 1 second or more is detected (Auto marker function). A series of tracks can be recorded as one by
disabling the auto marker function (see page 22).
About
1 second
Silence
First track
About sampling rate converter
This portable MD incorporates a sampling rate converter
meaning it can record from digital radios or DAT tape
recorders.
Second track
2. When recording from a CD or a MiniDisc using the
digital connection, track numbers will be created at
the same points as on the CD or MiniDisc (Synchro
marker function).
When recording, if a programmed playback is performed by the source or playback is performed by
selecting tracks manually, the MiniDisc track numbers
may not be the same as on the source.
Track numbers may not be created properly, depending on the connected stereo system.
Playback
side
First track
Track A
Second track Third track
Track B
Track C
Recording
side
First track
Track A
Second track Third track
Track C
Track B
Note for digital recording
You cannot copy a MiniDisc that you recorded from digital
inputs to another MiniDisc or DAT. It is prevented by the
SCMS (Serial Copy Management System). Recording
from analogue inputs is not affected.
Digital signals
CD player,
MiniDisc
player,
etc.
Digitally recorded
MiniDisc
Digital
connection
Cannot record
Digital
connection
Track numbers may not be created in proper places,
depending on the source to be recorded from, such as
signals with noise.
The track numbers on the playback side may not
match the track numbers recorded on the MiniDisc.
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Checking Displays
2
3
During playback, press the MENU/CHRG button
repeatedly to select "DISPLAY".
1
2
3
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button.
Each time the button is pressed, the display will
change as follows.
A
B
C
Track number
Track name
ENGLISH
To check the remaining recording time and
the total playing time
Whilst in the stop mode, press the MENU/CHRG
button repeatedly to select "DISPLAY".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button.
Each time the button is pressed, the display will
change as follows.
A
B
D
Elapsed playback time
Remaining playback time
Notes:
If the disc name or the track name was not originally
recorded on the MiniDisc, "NO NAME" will be displayed.
Elapsed playback time and remaining playback time may
be different from the actual time.
The selected display will not change even after the disc is
replaced.
Complete the operation within 7 seconds whilst selecting
the menus.
C
D
Total number of tracks
Disc name
-Checking Displays-
1
To check the elapsed time and remaining
time of the track
Useful Features
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Remaining recording time
Total playing time
Remaining recording time varies depending on the set
recording mode.
Remaining recording time will not be displayed with a
playback only MiniDisc.
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Whilst in the stop mode, press the
or
button to display the track number and track name.
2
3
4
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "DISPLAY".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button to select the playing time.
Playing time
Each time the
or
button is pressed, the playing time of the previous or next track will be displayed.
Checking the remaining amount of battery
level
The remaining amount of battery level is shown by the
battery indicator (
) during operation.
How to read the battery indicator
Track number
Track name
-Checking Displays-
Useful Features
1
To display the playing time of an individual
track
When the battery
level is high
When the battery
level is very low
When the battery is completely discharged, the battery indicator will flash. Recharge the battery.
When the battery has run out completely, "BATT
EMPTY" will appear. Then, the power will be disconnected automatically.
Notes:
If you use the battery which you stopped charging
halfway, "
" may appear. It does not mean that the
battery is completely charged.
The battery indicator will not correctly display the
remaining capacity for approximately 10 seconds after
the power has been turned on.
When the AC adaptor or a separately available car
adaptor is used, the battery indicator will not be
shown.
The number of bars shown in the battery indicator may
increase or decrease, depending on the operation
being performed. This is normal.
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Changing Default Settings
2
3
4
5
With a MiniDisc inserted, press the MENU/CHRG button for 2 seconds or more. "SET UP" will appear.
When you release the button, "BEEP" will appear.
Press the MENU/CHRG button to display the menu.
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button to switch items.
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Beep sound
Auto play
Auto power save
You can eliminate the confirmation sound that beeps when
you press a button.
You can make the unit not play automatically when you insert
a playback-only MiniDisc or an accidental erasure protected
MiniDisc.
When the unit is used in a place exposed to much vibration,
sound skipping can be decreased by cancelling the auto
power save function. (Battery will drain faster.)
What is auto power save function?
MENU
BEEP (Confirmation
sound)
SETTING ITEM
BEEP ON*
Beep
BEEP OFF
Silent
AUTO PLAY (Auto play) A-PLAY ON*
A-PLAY OFF
POWER SAVE (Auto
power save)
D-LEVEL (Digital recording level)
Set.
Cancelled.
AUTO Psave*
Set.
Psave OFF
Cancelled.
D.L MODE 1*
Setting retained.
D.L MODE 2
Cancelled.
During playback, maximum 40 seconds (in stereo) of musical
information is stored. Auto power save function automatically
adjusts the storage time between 5 and 40 seconds to
reduce the power consumption. If this function is cancelled,
the storage time cannot be adjusted.
If this unit is used with the AC adaptor, the storage time
will be 40 seconds regardless of the settings.
The storage time varies depending on the recording
mode.
Digital recording level
"D.L MODE 1"
The digital recording level you set will be kept even after
cancelling recording.
"D.L MODE 2"
Every time you cancel recording, the level will return to
[D.L 0dB].
Useful Features
1
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-Changing Default Settings-
Whilst in the stop mode ...
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(*) indicates default setting.
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Titling a MiniDisc
Creating disc and track names
Load a MiniDisc to be named. A playback only or recording prevented MiniDisc cannot be edited.
-Titling a MiniDisc-
Advanced Features
1
2
3
4
<Disc name>
Whilst in the stop
mode, press the
MENU/CHRG button to
select "EDIT".
5
<Track name>
Whilst in the pause
mode, press the
MENU/CHRG button to
select "EDIT".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
<Disc name>
<Track name>
Press the MENU/CHRG
Press the MENU/CHRG
button to select "DISC
button to select
NAME".
"TRACK NAME".
Press the
button repeatedly to select the type
of characters.
(Capital letters) (Lower-case letters) (Numbers and symbols)
The first 3 characters in the group of the selected
characters will be displayed for about 1 second.
6
7
Press the
the letter.
or
button repeatedly to select
Press the ENTER/SYNC button to enter it.
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Cursor
The unit will enter the character input mode.
To cancel the operation, press the :OFF/HOLD
button.
Position where the next letter will be entered
Note:
Complete the operation within 7 seconds whilst selecting the menus.
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When the name has been completely entered,
press the MENU/CHRG button.
"TOC" will be displayed. To write the updated contents to the MiniDisc, press the :OFF/HOLD button.
You cannot remove the MiniDisc whilst "TOC" is
displayed. "TOC" will not disappear until the recorded contents have been updated.
To erase a character
Characters (symbols)
Capital letters
Press the VOL+ or VOL- button to move the cursor to the
character you want to erase, and then press the BASS
button.
To enter a space
A B C D E F G H
S T U V W X Y Z .
J
/
g h i
z . ,
/
K L M N O P Q R
Lower-case letters
s
Press the VOL+ button to move the cursor to the right.
I
,
a
b
c
e
f
t
u
v w x
d
y
j
k
l
m n
o
p q
r
Numbers and symbols
1
)
*
2 3 4 5
+ ,
.
6
/
7
:
8 9 0
; < =
! " # $ % &
> ? @ _ `
'
(
indicates a space.
Space
-Titling a MiniDisc-
To enter more letters, repeat steps 5 - 7.
Advanced Features
8
9
Note:
One disc name and up to 255 track names can be created per disc (a maximum of 100 characters for the disc
and each track name and a total of 1,700 characters can
be entered. However, if any tracks are recorded in the 2
times or 4 times long recording mode, the number of
characters to be entered is decreased, since the information of the recording mode is stored by the track).
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1
Put the unit in the character input mode.
(Perform steps 1 - 4 on page 27.)
Before stamping
Press the VOL+ or VOL- button to move the cursor to the character before which you want to add
a new character.
Stamping titles from another MiniDisc
When there are 2 MiniDiscs on which the same tracks
are recorded, you can transfer the character information
(disc and track names) of the Master MiniDisc to another
MiniDisc (for stamping).
1. What is a master MiniDisc?
-Titling a MiniDisc-
Advanced Features
2
To add characters
3
4
Select the character to add.
(Perform steps 5 - 7 on page 27.)
Press the MENU/CHRG button.
"TOC" will be displayed. To write the updated contents to the MiniDisc, press the :OFF/HOLD button.
You cannot remove the MiniDisc whilst "TOC" is
displayed. "TOC" will not disappear until the recorded contents have been updated.
A recordable MiniDisc that contains tracks and character information. (You cannot transfer the information
from a playback-only MiniDisc.)
2. What is a MiniDisc for stamping?
A MiniDisc that contains the same tracks in the same
order as the master MiniDisc. (Make sure that the total
number of tracks of the master MiniDisc and the one for
stamping are the same.)
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8
Load a MiniDisc for stamping.
9
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
2
3
4
5
Insert a master MiniDisc.
Do not mistake the master MiniDisc for the target one.
Whilst in the stop mode, press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "EDIT".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select
"NAME STAMP".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
The unit will finish recording the character information
and enter the stop mode.
Note:
If the total number of tracks on the master MiniDisc does
not match that on the MiniDisc for stamping, the unit will
display "Can'tSTAMP" and turn off the power.
To cancel the operation, press the :OFF/HOLD button.
6
7
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
If this happens, adjust the total number of tracks on the
newly recorded MiniDisc using the edit operation.
When the unit displays "CHANGE MD", remove the
master MiniDisc.
Remove it without turning off the power. Or, the operation
will be cancelled.
-Titling a MiniDisc-
Operation of the MiniDisc for stamping
Advanced Features
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Master MiniDisc operation
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Editing a Recorded MiniDisc
1
Advanced Features
-Editing a Recorded MiniDisc-
2
3
4
5
To erase one track at a time
Start playing the track to be erased, and press the
button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "EDIT".
1
2
3
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "ERASE".
4
To erase all of the tracks at once
Whilst in the stop mode, press the MENU/CHRG
button repeatedly to select "EDIT".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "ALL ERASE".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
To cancel the operation, press the :OFF/HOLD button.
To cancel the operation, press the :OFF/HOLD button.
6
7
Press the ENTER/SYNC button again.
The track will be erased.
To erase other tracks, repeat steps 1 - 6.
Note:
5
Press the ENTER/SYNC button again.
All of the tracks will be erased.
Caution:
Once a track has been erased, it cannot be recovered. Check the track number before erasing it.
Complete the operation within 7 seconds whilst selecting the menus.
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4
5
Start playing the track to be divided into two.
Press the
button at the point where you want
to divide the track.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "EDIT".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
2
3
4
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "DIVIDE".
5
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To combine tracks
Start playing the last of the two tracks to be combined, and press the
button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "EDIT".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "COMBINE".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
To cancel the operation, press the :OFF/HOLD button.
6
1
Press the ENTER/SYNC button again.
The track will be divided into two tracks, and the unit
will be paused at the beginning of the second of the
two new tracks.
To cancel the operation, press the :OFF/HOLD button.
6
Press the ENTER/SYNC button again.
The two tracks will be combined, and the unit will be
paused at the beginning of the combined track.
Advanced Features
2
To divide a track
-Editing a Recorded MiniDisc-
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1
Advanced Features
-Editing a Recorded MiniDisc-
2
3
4
5
To move a track
Play the track to be moved, and press the
ton.
but-
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "EDIT".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
Press the MENU/CHRG button repeatedly to select "MOVE".
Press the ENTER/SYNC button.
To cancel the operation, press the :OFF/HOLD button.
6
7
Press the
or
button to select the direction.
Press the ENTER/SYNC button again.
The track will be moved, and the unit will be paused
at the beginning of the track.
When a track has a name before dividing:
The two new tracks will have the same name. However, in
the "TOC FULL" condition, the second track may not be
named.
Total number of tracks that can be divided:
Each disc can hold up to 255 tracks. However, even if the
number of assigned tracks has not reached 255, it might
not be possible to make any further divisions of tracks.
To combine two non-adjacent tracks:
First, put the two tracks next to each other in the order
you want using the MOVE function. Then combine them
using the COMBINE function.
When one or both tracks to be combined have a
name:
The first track name will be used. However, when the first
track does not have a name, the second track name will
be used.
In the following cases, tracks may not be combined.
Tracks recorded by different input modes/sources cannot be combined.
Example:
Digital recorded track and analogue recorded track.
Different recording modes (stereo recording, 2 times
long recording, 4 times long recording, monaural recording).
Tracks whose recording time is less than 12 seconds.
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Listening through Another System
Listening through a stereo system
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Listening through a car stereo
Red:
To the right
Separately
available
car adaptor
(AD-CA20X)
Separately
available
cassette
adaptor
(AD-CT14)
To the PHONES socket
To the DC IN 5V socket
Notes:
It is recommended that the volume level of the MiniDisc unit be set to maximum when listening through a
stereo system.
When recording with stereo system, eliminate the confirmation sound (page 26). Otherwise, it will also be
recorded.
The recording will be made in the analogue mode.
Character information will not be recorded.
To the PHONES socket
Notes:
Adjust the volume of both this portable MD and a car
stereo.
Do not operate this portable MD whilst you drive a car.
It may distract your attention and cause a traffic accident.
Do not use any car adaptor except for the separately
available AD-CA20X.
Remove the battery when you power the unit from the
car battery.
Advanced Features
White:
To the left
-Listening through Another System-
To the LINE INPUT sockets
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Other Features and Caution
Resuming auto play
When you stop playback and replay the MiniDisc
without removing it, playback starts from the point
you stopped it.
References
-Other Features and Caution-
First track
Stopping
Stopped track
Playing
Once you remove the MiniDisc, playback starts from
the first track.
First track
Playing
Stopping
Stopped track
The unit provides the following functions when you
use it with the separately available car adaptor (ADCA20X) (when the battery is removed):
1. When you turn off the engine, the power of this portable MD also turns off. (It may not work with some types
of cars.)
2. When you restart the engine, playback starts from the
beginning of the stopped track.
Stopping
First track
Stopped track
Rechargeable battery
A rechargeable nickel-metal hydride battery is the only
kind that can be used. Even if the battery is not used,
you should charge it at least once every three months
because of the special quality of this battery.
The rechargeable battery can be charged approximately 300 times.
When the operating time is reduced to about half the
normal amount of time, even after a full charge is performed, replace the battery with a new one (ADN55BT).
When the battery is charged for the first time or is
charged after not being used for a long period, the
operating time may be shorter than normal. The battery life will recover with normal use i.e. charging and
discharging.
To avoid shortening the service life of the battery only
recharge the battery after it has been completely discharged.
If the rechargeable battery is used in a cold environment, the operating time will be reduced.
Do not carry the battery in your pocket or a bag
together with metal objects (keys, coins, jewelry, etc.).
The battery may short out and generate significant
amounts of heat.
Do not short-circuit the terminals as they will become
very hot and will damage the battery.
Do not drop or subject the battery to shock.
Do not insert objects (metal etc.) into the battery compartment of this product.
Playing
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The unit may have the following symptoms whilst recording or editing. The unit is not out of order.
"DISC FULL" or "TOC FULL" appears
even though the MiniDisc still has recording time left.
More than 255 tracks (maximum) cannot be recorded regardless of
the recording time. If the MiniDisc is recorded or edited repeatedly or
if it has scratches (recording skips scratched parts), you may not be
able to record the maximum tracks above.
The remaining recording time does not
increase even though you erased
tracks.
The unit does not count non-recorded portions that last 12 or fewer
seconds to display the remaining recording time. The time may not
increase even if you erase short tracks.
The total of the recorded time and the
remaining time does not match the maximum recordable time.
One cluster (approximately 2 seconds) is the minimum unit for recording. For example, a 3-second track uses 2 clusters (approximately 4 seconds). Therefore, the actual recordable time may be
shorter than the displayed time.
(The number of seconds indicates that in the stereo recording mode
(SP). It varies depending on the recording mode.)
Combine function does not work.
A MiniDisc on which recording and editing are repeated may not allow the combine function.
Sound skips in fast reverse/forward.
If one track is divided and recorded in separate places on a repeatedly recorded or edited MiniDisc, sound may skip.
A track number is created in the middle
of a track.
A track number may be created if there are scratches or dust on the
MiniDisc.
References
LIMITATIONS
-MiniDisc System Limitations-
SYMPTOM
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Error Messages
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ERROR MESSAGES
BATT EMPTY
BLANK MD
MEANING
The battery has run down.
Can'tSTAMP
Nothing is recorded.
(Replace the disc with a recorded disc.)
Can't COPY
ERROR MESSAGES
You tried to record from a copy prohibited MiniDisc.
References
-Error Messages-
Can't EDIT
Can'tWRITE
DEFECT!
(Change the stop position of the track and
then edit it.)
Can't PLAY
Can't READ (*)
(Reload the Minidisc or replace it with another one.)
Can't REC
DISC FULL
Er-MD (**)
You tried to play back a track that cannot be played with this equipment.
The disc data cannot be read because
the disc is damaged.
Stamp function does not work.
Cannot save the TOC information correctly to a MiniDisc.
The disc is scratched.
(If the recorded sound is not right, retry
recording or replace the disc with a recordable one.)
You tried to record signals other than
music (such as data).
A track cannot be edited.
(Check the number of tracks.)
(Record using the analogue cable.)
MEANING
The disc is out of recording space.
The microprocessor has reported a
system fault and the unit is out of order.
(To have it repaired, go to the distributor
where you purchased the unit.)
HOLD
LOCKED
The unit is in the hold mode.
You removed a MiniDisc whilst recording or editing.
(Turn off the power before removing the
MiniDisc.)
Recording cannot be performed correctly due to vibration or shock.
NO DISC
A disc has not been loaded.
Number or symbol appears in (*) position.
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Poor connection of the digital cable.
No output signal comes out from the
connected unit to playback.
(Use the AC power for the connected
unit.)
PLAY MD
PROTECTED
SORRY
The input signal has improper sampling frequency.
ERROR MESSAGES
TEMP OVER
TOC FORM
(**)
(Wait for a while and try the operation
again.)
The temperature is too high.
There is an error in the recording signal.
(Erase all of the tracks, and then record
again.)
TOC FULL
Tr. Protect
You tried to record on a playback-only
disc.
Since a track number is currently being located or updated, the unit cannot
accept your command.
(Turn off the power, and wait for a while.)
You tried to record on a playback-only
disc.
The write protection tab of a MiniDisc
is set to the protected position.
MEANING
There is no space left for recording
character information (track names,
disc names, etc.).
The track has been protected from being erased.
(Edit the track with the device on which it
was recorded.)
? DISC
A disc which contains data other than
music was played.
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NO SIGNAL
MEANING
-Error Messages-
ERROR MESSAGES
(A disc which contains nonmusic data
cannot be played.)
There is an error in the signal recorded
on the disc.
Number or symbol appears in (*) position.
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Troubleshooting
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Many potential "problems" can be resolved by the owner without calling a service technician. If something seems to be wrong
with this product, check the following before calling your authorised SHARP dealer or service centre.
References
-Troubleshooting-
The unit does not turn on.
Is the AC adaptor disconnected?
Is the battery exhausted?
Some sounds are skipped.
Is the battery exhausted?
Is the unit being subjected to excessive vibration?
Is the unit in the hold mode?
Has condensation formed inside the unit?
Is the unit being influenced by mechanical shock or by
static electricity?
The MiniDisc cannot be ejected.
Has the track number or character information been
written on the disc yet?
Is the unit in the recording or editing mode?
No sound is heard from the earphones.
Is the volume set too low?
Is the earphones plugged in?
Are you trying to play a MiniDisc with data on it instead
of a MiniDisc containing music?
When the operation buttons are pressed, the unit does
not respond.
Is the unit in the hold mode?
Is the battery exhausted?
Recording and editing are impossible.
Is the MiniDisc protected against accidental erasure?
Is the unit connected properly to the other equipment?
Is the AC adaptor unplugged or did a power failure occur whilst recording or editing?
Is the unit in the hold mode?
Is an optical signal being output from the stereo system? Read the operation manual for the stereo system.
Is the earphones plug inserted firmly?
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Maintenance
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Cleaning
When this product is subjected to strong external interference (mechanical shock, excessive static electricity,
abnormal supply voltage due to lightning, etc.) or if it is
operated incorrectly, it may malfunction.
When the unit becomes dirty
Clean it with a soft cloth. When the unit is excessively
dirty, use a soft cloth dampened in water (external surfaces only).
If such a problem occurs, do the following:
1. Unplug the AC adaptor from the wall socket.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Leave the unit completely unpowered for approximately 30 seconds.
4. Plug the AC adaptor back into the wall socket and reoperate the unit.
Clean the plugs and the connecting sockets.
If the plugs or sockets are dirty, noise may be heard.
Cleaning will prevent noise.
Moisture condensation
When the unit has condensation inside, the disc signals
cannot be read, and the unit may not function properly.
In the following cases, condensation may form inside the
unit.
Shortly after turning on a heater.
When the unit is placed in a room where there is
excessive steam or moisture.
When the unit is moved from a cool place to a warm
place.
Caution:
Do not use chemicals for cleaning (petrol, paint thinner, etc.). It may damage the cabinet finish.
Do not apply oil to the inside of the unit. It may cause
malfunctions.
To remove condensation:
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Remove the MiniDisc and leave the unit for approximately 1 hour. The condensation should evaporate and
the unit will work properly.
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Specifications
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As a part of our policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values
of production units. There may be some deviations from these values in individual units.
Power source:
DC 1.2 V:
DC 5 V:
DC 1.5 V:
Power consumption:
Output power:
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DC 4.5 V:
Charging time:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Input socket:
Output socket:
Type:
Signal readout:
Audio channels:
Frequency response:
Rotation speed:
Error correction:
Coding:
Recording method:
Sampling frequency:
Wow and flutter:
Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride battery (AD-N55BT) x 1
AC adaptor (AC 230 V, 50/60 Hz)
Separately available battery case, AD-M18BC (Commercially available, "AA"
size (LR6), alkaline battery x 1)
Optional car adaptor, AD-CA20X (for cars with a 12-24 V DC negative earth
electrical system)
7 W (AC adaptor)
RMS: 20 mW (10 mW + 10 mW)
(0.2 % T.H.D.)
Approx. 3.5 hours (90 %)
Approx. 5.5 hours (fully charged)(When using the AC adaptor included with the unit)
Width: 76 mm (3")
Height: 22.9 mm (29/32")
Depth: 83 mm (3-9/32")
148 g (0.33 lbs.) with rechargeable battery
Line/optical digital
Earphones (impedance: 32 ohms)
Portable MiniDisc recorder
Non-contact, 3-beam semiconductor laser pickup
Stereo 2 channels/monaural 1 channel
20 - 20,000 Hz ( 3 dB)
Approx. 400 - 1,350 rpm
ACIRC (Advanced Cross Interleave Reed-Solomon Code)
ATRAC/ATRAC3 (Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding), 24-bit computed type
Magnetic modulation overwrite method
44.1 kHz (32 kHz and 48 kHz signals are converted to 44.1 kHz, and then recorded.)
Unmeasurable (less than 0.001 % W. peak)
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Battery life:
4 times long
Continuous
play: Approx.
11 hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 9.5
hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
13 hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 12.5
hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
15 hours
When using one, commercially
available, high capacity, "AA"
size (LR6), alkaline battery (The
rechargeable battery is in the
unit, discharged.)
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 6
hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
15.5 hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 9.5
hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
19 hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 13
hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
22 hours
When using one, commercially
available, high capacity, "AA"
size (LR6), alkaline battery with
the rechargeable battery (fully
charged)
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 15.5
hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
27 hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 23
hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
32 hours
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 30
hours
Continuous
play: Approx.
38 hours
Input sensitivity:
LINE
Reference input
level
Input impedance
100 mV
20 kohms
Output level:
Specified
output
Maximum
output level
Load
impedance
Earphones
-
10 mW +
10 mW
32 ohms
LINE
250 mV
(-12 dB)
-
10 kohms
When using the commercially available alkaline battery, an optional battery case is required.
The continuous recording time is for analogue inputs
when the volume level is set to "VOL 0".
The continuous play time shows the value when the
volume level is set to "VOL 15".
The above values are the standard values when the
unit is charged and used at an ambient temperature of
25°C (77°F).
The operating time when using an alkaline battery
may be different, depending on the type and manufacturer of the battery, and on the operating temperature.
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2 times long
Continuous
recording:
Approx. 7
hours
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Stereo
When using the rechargeable
battery (fully charged) included
with the unit
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